Jan 29, 2010

Best of 2010: January

Yeah, it's way early, but there have already been some solid music releases (or soon will be):

Top Albums 2010

1. Retribution Gospel Choir - 2
*2. Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits (March 2)
3. Reckless Kelly - Somewhere in Time (February 9)
4. Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C)
*5. Kasey Anderson - Nowhere Nights (February 16)
6. Joe Pug - Messenger (February 16)
7. I See Hawks in L.A. - Should've Been Gold
8. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
9. Vampire Weekend - Contra
10. Spoon - Transference
11. The Honey Dewdrops - If the Sun Will Shine
12. Freedy Johnston - Rain on the City
13. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (March 9)
14. T-Model Ford - The Ladies Man
15. Raina Rose - When May Came (February 10)

Honorable mention: Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

*More on these 2 soon!

Jan 27, 2010

John Rich's Songwriting Tips #28

Keep up with news and pop culture. You gotta stay current with your message to keep the dead prez in your pockets. I've already got a song written and recorded about Tiger Woods cheating on his sexy ass wife (Hey Elen!). It's the lead single for my next, uh, the deluxe super limited edition re-release of my current album. It's called "Nine Wood to the Nuptials"; ain't that catchy? Watch your Fox News, children. That's where the wisdom's at. Especially when I'm a guest on there.

*Not actually written by John Rich.

YouTube Gems: The Devil Makes Three

Here's a cool new video of "All Hail" from The Devil Makes Three!

Jan 26, 2010

Jan 25, 2010

Top Ten Things I Thought Would Happen Before the Saints Made it to the Super Bowl

I'm a long-suffering Saints fan, so yesterday's win propelling them into their first Super Bowl elicited quite a celebration at my house. Here's a list of some things I thought I might live to see first...

10. World peace

9. Rascal Flatts puts out a stone country album

8. Original Guns n' Roses reunites

7. Ellen Degeneres becomes a Republican

6. Mainstream hip-hop becomes relevant again

5. Andy Dick stops living up to his last name

4. Leann Rimes enunciates

3. Taylor Swift goes bankrupt

2. Aliens arrive to take Lady Gaga back home

1. Carrie/Taylor fans call a truce

Band Mashup: BW + WZ

Jan 24, 2010

John Rich's Songwriting Tips #27

Respect those who came before you. I showed my respect for Johnny Cash by writing a song that had not shit to do with the Man in Black, yet bore his name as a title. He was honored, or he would have been. Someday, people (maybe you?) will show their appreciation for the roads I paved by sending me royalties from any anti-bankerman songs, treacly love ballads that mention forever, or pro-cowboy riding anthems. And from the baby-faced baller to you, thanks!

*Not actually written by John Rich.

Odds & Ends

Farce the Music now has a "proper" Facebook page

Now you can become a "fan" of FTM (haters are welcome too!):

Jan 23, 2010

Dierks Bentley Parody (Domino Mashup)

Okay, last parody for a while and this one's an odd duck. It's a parody and a mash-up... with this.

Enjoy (?)

I Want Some Sweet Potato Pie
(Parody of Dierks Bentley's "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" incorporating lyrics from Domino's "Sweet Potato Pie")

Well I've been thinkin' bout going to the movies
But there ain't nothin' like a bunch of hoochies
Ooh wee, just look a'here, done found a trick
I'm that guy, and I need to have a lick
Do you understand?

Been smokin' weed but girl I really need that sweet potato pie
I want a chunk of that funky stuff so break it off just right
All I need is a girl who is proper and fly
I want some sweet potato pie... that's right
I want that sweet potato pie

That's right, I've been getting messed up off the chronic
That tree, wacky weed or whatever you wanna call it
But I've also been sippin' me some mofo gin
Ain't that romantic, won't you let me in
Or maybe your twin


Here comes the D, yeah one, two, three
Gonna make you say Whoo wee!

Been smokin' weed but girl I really need that sweet potato pie
I want a chunk of that funky stuff so break it off just right
As long as you don't mind that I'm drunk and I'm high
I want some sweet potato pie... that's right

I want some sweet potato pie... oh
Girl... I need that sweet potato pie

Jan 21, 2010

Brad Paisley Parody

Arkansas Saturday Night
(Parody of Brad Paisley's "American Saturday Night")

She's got burnt umber Walmart flip-flops on the cooler on her trailer porch
Listenin' to "Small Town USA" by her man Justin Moore
She's half a pack into those Newport Lights, and she's on her fifth beer
Watching her 6 kids in the yard, with curlers still in her hair

And it's a dog lick, mo'skeeter bites
Truck on blocks in the moonlight
(Whoo ooh ooh boy)
Just another Arkansas Saturday night

There's a big crystal meth bust down on the southern side
It was old man Joe Baker and his teenage bride
Half the trailer park's gathered round drinkin' and watchin' the perty lights
It's like they're all hopin' to show up on Cops
And young Mrs. Baker just pulled up her top

Yeah, it's a bunch of hicks, mo'skeeter bites
Yeehawin' in the moonlight
(Whoo ooh ooh boy)
Just another Arkansas Saturday night

You know everywhere has somethin' they're known for
Although usually it's not tick bite sores
Randy Joe's first cousin just gave him a French kiss
I bet he's gonna have to deal with a jealous sis'

(Geetar solo)

You know everywhere has somethin' they're known for
Although usually it's not VD and screen doors
Little Rock and Fayetteville have a lot of false pride
Sooeeeeyyy Pig...
(It's Saturday Night!)

And it's gravel pits, domestic fights
A place called Hope in the moonlight
(Whoo ooh ooh boy)
Just another Arkansas, thank God I'm not in Arkansas
For just another Arkansas Saturday night

Jan 18, 2010

The next post will be...

Country Day January - parody album covers, featuring Clay Walker, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Garth Brooks and more!

Another Strait Pun Album Title

Inspired by THIS.

Jan 17, 2010

.99 Review Quicktakes

The Band Perry - Hip to My Heart

The Peoples Take
Weird, stupid, makes no sense...POP song (1 Star) - this is NOT a country song...the group is weird sounding, weird looking, this song makes no sense and the lyrics are AWFUL "I like your lips like I like my coca cola"....what in the world?!
by supergurl234

My Take
Take mixed vocal band of young adorable people. Add dopey name. Throw in a cup of Lady Antebellum, a pinch of 4 Non Blondes and 2 tablespoons of Colbie Caillat. Mix thoroughly with a pound of sugar and you've got The Band Perry's "Hip to My Heart." Is it catchy? Yeah. Is it country? HFN. Does it have any lasting significance? Negatory.

Total Value: .17/.99


Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins - Hillbilly Bone

The Peoples Take
Great song (5 Stars) - The best song that I have ever heard!!!
by Bull Rider 123

My Take
If a cliche song is sung by two of the more distinctive and traditional voices in country and everybody hears it, does it still suck? Pretty much. The buoyant personality of the singers is just the proverbial lipstick on a pig.

Total Value: .43/.99


Lee Brice - Love Like Crazy

The Peoples Take
Just found him... (2 Stars) - Not diggin' the music too much yet but they guy is handsome as hell!!!
by Arisanne

My Take
It's probably the least interesting of the 2 or 3 singles Brice has put out thus far and features the most contrived verse I've heard in a while (v2), but this will probably be the one that gives him his first hit. Not a timeless song by any stretch, but this guy's due (and deserving).

Total Value: .55/.99


Lee Ann Womack - There is a God

The Peoples Take:
Sorry, I'm still atheist. (1 Star) - And this song is boring. kthx
- courtney ninja

Buy this song! (5 Stars) - This version is by far greater than Trent's. Lee Ann is a superior singer...PERIOD. People need to recognize Womack and give her the respect she deserves.
- Coatmix

My Take:
A decent song, much more convincingly performed previously by Trent Willmon. "There is a God" is a pretty transparent stab at the commercial success that has eluded Womack for a couple of albums now. I don't begrudge her that, and it likely will be a hit, but it lacks the passion that breathed life into her previous smashes.

Total Value: .58/.99


Jonathan Singleton & The Grove - Look Who's Back in Love

The Peoples Take:
Look who (5 Stars) - Great song with a great beat keep em comin
- The Intibbidator

My Take:
3 minute positive not too country up-tempo love song that falls somewhere between Keith Urban and uhhh... Keith Urban in sound, "Look Who's Back in Love" will probably climb into the top 10 by February and will definitely fall out of your memory by April.

Total Value: .40/.99

Jan 16, 2010

YouTube Gems: Ray Wylie Hubbard

From his new album, here's Ray Wylie at last year's South by Southwest with "Down Home Country Blues."

Jan 15, 2010

Top 10 Songs Lil' Wayne Will Write While in Prison

10. Autotune My Appeal

09. (Cigarettes) Can't Buy Me Love

08. The Riker's Island Redemption

07. My Cellmate Thinks I'm Flossin'

06. Shivs, Shanks and Money in da Bank

05. I Made the License Plates (for My Own Bentley)

04. Lights Out on Cellblock C

03. Ain't Goin' Down (in the Laundry Room)

02. Best Rapper Incarcerated

01. Mrs. Carter


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