Saturday, November 8, 2008

Silly Songs: Carrot Juice is Murder

The Arrogant Worms: Carrot Juice is Murder


I can’t imagine getting through a Silly Songs Week without including one of the “boy bands”, Canadian (Fruvous, BNL) or otherwise (DaVinci’s Notebook) – The Arrogant Worms, from Ontario, fit the bill… and then some, as much of their humor depends on sight gags as well…

My first Folk Alliance (an annual folk conference, oxymoron-ish as that sounds) was in February 1999 in Albuquerque, New Mexico – it’s the only business gathering where, when one is told of a 2 o’clock performance, the first question is: p.m. or a.m.? It’s round-the-clock music, official and guerilla, highlighting everything under the broad folk umbrella (think festival-in-a-hotel) - we don’t need no stinkin’ sleep, right?

The Arrogant Worms were the last showcase I attended, on the cusp of Saturday night/Sunday morning – afterwards, side-splitting, knee-slapping and cheekbone-aching were no longer just clichés…

What with their extensive comedy catalog (Jesus’ Brother Bob, The Mounted Animal Nature Trail, History is Made by Stupid People), this was a tough choice – however, the “V8’s genocide” line gets me every time…

Submitted by Susan

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