I'm crazy. Crazy for feeling so blue.
August 28, 2009 9:44 PM   Subscribe

Some guy named Spence Peppard takes a flying shot at Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline's Crazy.
posted by loquacious (50 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
My first thought was "Oh, what, is that like a Brokencyde cover or something?" and then I was all like "So yeah, that was totally Brokencyde inspired". My apologies if this spoiled anything for future readers.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:49 PM on August 28, 2009


Stupid, predicatable, immature and not FPP worthy.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:49 PM on August 28, 2009 [5 favorites]


Meth is a terrible drug.
posted by StrangeTikiGod at 10:04 PM on August 28, 2009


More cowbell?
posted by Skygazer at 10:05 PM on August 28, 2009


That's crazy.
posted by ColdChef at 10:14 PM on August 28, 2009


LOQUACIOUS YOU JUST GOT SEEKEROFSPLENDOWNED.
posted by boo_radley at 10:16 PM on August 28, 2009


OH HAI I FORGOT TO INCLUDE TEH FUNNY TAG FOR THE HUMOR IMPAIRED
posted by loquacious at 10:23 PM on August 28, 2009


LAUGHITYHARCHUCKLE
posted by Balisong at 10:25 PM on August 28, 2009


THERE ADDED THE TAG NOW GO WATCH IT AGAIN

or take etiquette lessons from deadpool
posted by loquacious at 10:26 PM on August 28, 2009


i'd rather be rickrolled.
posted by sexyrobot at 10:35 PM on August 28, 2009


oh, I get it now.
posted by boo_radley at 10:35 PM on August 28, 2009


Woulda been funny if it wasn't supposed to be funny.

Meh is a terrible drug.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:52 PM on August 28, 2009 [4 favorites]


On the opposite tip, here's a track by a white guy who started singin' as a lark and it turned out pretty damn great.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:56 PM on August 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


Weak. This is some weak shit.

Also, what Seekerofsplendor said.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:18 PM on August 28, 2009


here, then, take this.
posted by boo_radley at 11:29 PM on August 28, 2009


God, thank you, YSStOG. Like a balm to my ears.
posted by HopperFan at 11:31 PM on August 28, 2009


Oldelaf
posted by edgeways at 11:35 PM on August 28, 2009 [4 favorites]


Agreed.

Meh, I've done/seen the same thing done at karaoke bars every weekend to Copacabana, Careless Whisper, Islands In The Stream, etc.
posted by Extopalopaketle at 11:35 PM on August 28, 2009


Does this make me crazy?
posted by vapidave at 12:08 AM on August 29, 2009


sorry lo, i can't go for that
posted by vronsky at 12:16 AM on August 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Your favorite "hardcore country" singer sucks.
posted by DaddyNewt at 12:30 AM on August 29, 2009


Clearly, all y'all just don't recognize alt-country genius when you see it.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:52 AM on August 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


I laughed.
posted by spacelux at 2:07 AM on August 29, 2009


It was kind of impressive that he'd more or less keep the pacing up, even as he almost fell a few times. That and the fact he didn't blow out his vocal cords somewhere in the middle. But that also made it seem over-practiced.

(I now know how it feels to over-think a plate of beans.)

The man definitely has some guitar-playing chops though; not in this vid, but in another I found through it. Thanks, loquacious.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 2:44 AM on August 29, 2009


O what horrors Tenacious D has wrought.
posted by carsonb at 3:13 AM on August 29, 2009


This is why the invented meh.
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:03 AM on August 29, 2009


DON'T YOU BE DISSIN' THE D, B.
posted by loquacious at 4:05 AM on August 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


why THEY invented meh, I mean . . .

As a guy who has played the song a few thousand times to many (every chick singer thinks they can pull off Crazy when they sit in with the band), let me ruin the song for you:

the next time you hear it, imagine Elmer Fudd singing it.

Cwazy for cwying/cwazy for twying/and I'm cwazy for woving yeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww . . . . .
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:07 AM on August 29, 2009


Screaming a song instead of singing it has been done at every karaoke night I've ever been to. That's hundreds of them. Lame.
posted by Mo Nickels at 4:59 AM on August 29, 2009


He's a fine magician as well.
posted by NoMich at 4:59 AM on August 29, 2009


Flagged as noise.
posted by caddis at 5:58 AM on August 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I liked it. But then, I like boogers.
posted by digsrus at 6:44 AM on August 29, 2009


Oh. That's terribly not good.
posted by pracowity at 6:49 AM on August 29, 2009


I know the concept was sort of boring, and obvious, but I think the excecution of that bad concept was pretty good.
posted by I Foody at 7:14 AM on August 29, 2009


This would've been perfect if they'd ended the video after the first line of the song. The whole joke is played out by then; there's no reason to keep going.
posted by ook at 7:33 AM on August 29, 2009


Too crazy for Boys Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:54 AM on August 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


A little of that goes a very long way, but: After the first few lines, it became for me some weird metajoke where it wasn't really about being funny anymore and was totally about wondering how in the fuck you could keep doing that for three minutes without coughing or cracking your voice. It's damn impressive, if not that amusing.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:57 AM on August 29, 2009


Along with magic, he catches fish with friends, and edits film. And by the fact that his vocals were at the same level throughout the video, I'd say it's a well edited spoof of Brokencyde-type musicians.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:34 AM on August 29, 2009


I would suspect that the pre-song warm-ups are not any type of exercise that is done on a regular basis, and, perhaps not consciously, they form another aspect of the faux-form that follows. I find the exploration of the song--as some say here, 'the concept'--to be fairly short on artistic depth, but long on spectacle. As such, his expression is, to me, generally symptomatic of of our culture's somewhat desperate, shallow, uninspired search in the realm of of the "unique," where celebration of the Jack Ass Stupid seems to be the only life-ring in the ocean of drivel.
posted by wallstreet1929 at 8:46 AM on August 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Fake and gay.
posted by autodidact at 9:16 AM on August 29, 2009


Guy walks into a shop and asks for a set of lightweight strings.

"You're a drummer, aren't you?"

"Yeah, how did you know?"

"This is the fish and chip shop - the music shop is next door."
posted by flabdablet at 9:41 AM on August 29, 2009


beautiful for about ten seconds, but that's all beauty requires.
posted by philip-random at 9:47 AM on August 29, 2009


I laughed my ass off - just about cried when he sprayed himself in the face with that can.
You people are a bunch of humorless nerds.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:53 AM on August 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I loved it from start to finish.
posted by Kwine at 10:08 AM on August 29, 2009


Hey wallstreet1929, remind me to never invite you to a party.
posted by Kwine at 10:09 AM on August 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I might have liked it had it not been fake. It's a lot of trouble to go to for such a very weak joke.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:26 AM on August 29, 2009


my first thought was: viral. my 2nd thought was: i would TOTALLY pay to see this guy do an entire set.
posted by msconduct at 12:01 PM on August 29, 2009


that air bear thing is pretty sweet, too.
posted by msconduct at 12:04 PM on August 29, 2009


I call foul on the use of 'meh' in regard to this work. Clearly 'meh' should be reserved for more serious criticism.
posted by aquathug at 12:42 PM on August 29, 2009


That was not quite unlike being punched square in the dick. Thanks.
posted by Bageena at 5:24 PM on August 29, 2009


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