“Everytime we don’t say the word fuck, we pump that fucker up…”
I’m amazed that Sammy J has the time to do anything these days. In-between writing and recording his second solo album, Skinny Man Modern World, touring his new show The Inheritance with everyone’s favourite purple puppet Randy (aka Heath McIvor) and getting ready to become a dad for the first time, the skinny one has managed to squeeze in a bit of time to make a video for one of the many hilarious numbers from the new album (which, by the way, you can grab here or here). I’m very glad that he has, however, as it is a surprisingly sweet and very entertaining clip.
Swiftly made and on a low budget, the clip essentially revolves around Sammy’s pleas with a dodgy promoter to forget about what is perceived as “bad” language and allow the word fuck to simply become just another word. If you read this blog with any sense of regularity, you’ll know how much I love to drop a good f-bomb every now and then – so to see a song like this is right up my fucking alley. Good fucking on you, Sammy J – oh, and can you please save me one of those tap-dancing teddy bears?
“Four appalling turds, three French hitmen, two purple thumbs…”
An old friend of the blog, Justin Heazlewood – aka The Bedroom Philosopher – recently dropped a great EP just in time for the holidays entitled A Very Beddy Christmas. In typical Beddy Philly style (nickname copyright to Robin Waters of The Boat People), Justin has taken some classic carols and given them a demented and hilarious twist. Here, Justin is not getting presents over The 12 Days of Christmas from his “true love.” Nope, it’s an ex-girlfriend. And BOY, does she have some issues.
This is a very basic visual retelling of the song, but it adds significantly to the song’s humour when you see all of the gifts being delivered day by day. It’s an evil masterplan on the ex-girlfriend’s behalf – and wait until you see what drops on the twelfth day! Great work from Justin and director Carlo Zeccola. Make sure you catch up with Beddy Philly as he opens for The Dresden Dolls nationally this January – I’ve got my ticket for the Sydney show and I cannot wait!
Oh – and look out for a cameo from Dave Callan! Love that guy!