Like many of you, my name is Mike. Each organ in my body evolved over millions of years to perform a very specific function, much like their cousin organisms in the ocean. Working together, we can't smell, but we can write a song.
In keeping with our love for songs that are listenable but pretty much impossible to sing along with, Hard ‘n Phirm presents: “Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah)” featuring Hayley Williams (from Paramore), Melissa Rauch (from Big Bang Theory), and an excitable little foreign dude.
I swear it’s not just parents talking about how adorable their kids’ poops are. It’s geeky parents sharing ideas on having fun with geeky kids (and… alright… occasionally mentioning their geeky poops).
If you missed it, “Weird Al” Yankovic has a show over on the Nerdist YouTube channel called Face to Face. In this episode, Al interviews William H. Macy. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but… just watch it, and act surprised at around minute 8:40!
It’s a tribute parody about the geek-themed variety show “w00tstock“, which is itself a geek-themed tribute to the Woodstock festival, created by Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. (I’m very lucky to have been invited to perform in several of them. They really are little love-fests, like Woodstock, minus the mud and with more “On” buttons.)
It’s a parody of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s incredible cover of “Woodstock” (orig. by Joni Mitchell), which you younger fans might not be familiar with, but which you should definitely get.
So, the other day, master cartoonist and very nice dude Len Peralta told me that he just used one of my songs—”Sketchy Dudes“—in one of his cartooning lessons. “!!!,” I emoted.
He was kind enough to post a couple of his favorites:
A big thanks to Len (aka @jawboneradio, creator of “Geek a Week” trading cards) for the nod, and “Bravo!” to my three new favorite artists in the entire world.
(Note: the last one was made by the very talented Shawn Sabourin, daughter of master songwriter and very funny dude Paul Sabourin (who is one half of my comedy music heroes, Paul and Storm (who have written songs about “Star Wars” (a film that features Harrison Ford (who was in “Working Girl” with Oliver Platt (who was in “Loverboy” with Kevin Bacon))))).)
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have 100 billion of my favorite comedians come through Phirmilab to record some songs for the 2010 Comedy Death Ray Christmas Album. This was the biggee. Hope you like it!
And, hey, why not buy the album! (download or physical CD)
All proceeds go to the L.A. Food Bank. (It’s a real charity.)