Thursday, February 3, 2011

And the Academy Award for "#1" Performance by a Father in a Phone Message goes to ...

Not being much of a film buff, I typically don't pay all that much attention to the Oscars. By that I mean that I don't pay attention to them AT ALL. I'll be honest, though: this year, my interest in the late-February fete is somewhat piqued, for I believe that my dad may have just turned in a performance that is every bit as deserving of acclaim as any foreign language film that has ever been nominated.

As proof, I present to you the sound file below. In it, Daddy - who is completely self-taught, I'll have you know - performs as Anna Faris' character from the film House Bunny. Though I've not seen it personally, I'm sure this movie is just as Oscar-worthy as my father's interpretation of it.

See for yourself.

Watch this:

And then listen to this:

Am I right, or am I right?

Billy Crystal, get this man a gold statue.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Let's make a picture that, maybe, will last."

He's "gol' darn gone and done it."

David Wilcox, the musician whose lyrical brilliance prompted me to spend my 30th birthday climbing "to the top of the rollercoaster" and whose melodic wisdom convinced me that nice girls don't call the boys that they like, is at it again. He's making music that makes my heart sing.

If you know anything at all about me, you know these two things: first, I often make a meal out of nothin' but onion rings, and secondly, I am physically incapable of passing up a photo booth. My new favorite Wilcox ditty pays homage to these box-like memory makers. It's called "Forever Now," and it's forever found a spot on my iPod playlist.

Taste it here:

Buy it here.