Thursday, May 3, 2012

Great News Everybody!! The Dog Didn't Done Die!!

He's alive and well.


He has his own country love song.

How romantic is THAT??

And I want to share this song with you, my Beloved Readers, 'cause it's HILARIOUS!!! and romantic.

The song's been out for a few months now and still makes me giggle every time I hear it and I'd like to give you guys some giggles, too.

I'm good like that.

So, without further ado, may I present to you "Like My Dog" by Billy Currington ... (you're welcome)

Awesome, right??

Oh, and another gem of a country song that I've been enjoying lately (and it's hilarious, too) is "Red Solo Cup" by Toby "I'm a bigmouth jackass" Keith.

By now, most of you have probably heard it even if you aren't in the habit of listening to country music radio (poor bastards). It was covered (very awkwardly, in my opinion) on Glee and I think TK performed it on some music awards show maybe. Anyhow, if you ARE in the habit of listening to country music radio, you are probably a little tired of this song because it has been overplayed like nobody's business(Adele) which is really too bad because it is still a fun song, despite the fact that it has been overplayed like nobody's business.

When it first came out, I was driving somewhere with The Girl and, oddly enough, she was allowing me to listen to a country station.

... maybe she was sick or something.

"Red Solo Cup" started to play and she actually stopped texting long enough to actually listen.

...further evidence pointing to the fact that she probably WAS sick or something.

Regardless of her state of physical well-being, she laughed her head off and we had a lovely little country music moment, which was very nice.

A couple of weeks later, the day after the aforementioned awkwardly covered version aired on Glee, The Girl came home and voiced a whole heap of vitriolic disdain directed at the kids at school who were all of a sudden singing "Red Solo Cup". Apparently, because she had heard it "way before it was on Glee. They don't even know who it's really by" she had assumed ownership of this funny, now cool, song. I got a small weird dose of the warm fuzzies at the thought that I had introduced her to something funny and "cool" before anyone else had.  I especially got a huge kick out of it since it was a silly, fun and somehow cool country song :)

Here's the video ... which I, personally, find a wee bit creepy since it features a bunch of drunk,middle-aged men (aka-TK and his bandmates) wandering around a young beautiful people party. Still a silly fun song, though, despite the fact that if features a bunch of drunk, middle-aged men wandering around a young beautiful people party :)

As a counter-balance to the country music-ish-ness of this post, I'm going to include a super cool non-country song I just rediscovered thanks to iTunes(that really IS cool...not just "country" cool).

Goddamn I LOVE iTunes.

It's costing me a small fortune.

Stupid iTunes.

iLove you iTunes.'s "Dig It" by Tom Wilson (formerly of Junkhouse)

Ok...I apologize from the bottom of my heart but I can't even help myself...The sweet siren of country music is luring me back into her jagged rocks of awesomeness...

So, to totally negate the counter-balancing effect of the super cool, non-country "Dig It".....

Here's another of my funny country favourites:

  ~the very first time I heard this song, there's a line that made me choke on the delectable McDonald's vanilla shake I had just purchased in the drive-thru. It was one of those "Did he just say what I think he just said??!!" moments... Yep, he did and it is a thing of beauty. I doubt that line has ever been uttered in any song EVER. Fantastic. I let you listen and figure out which line I'm talking about.~

"Whiskey's Gone" by the crazy awesome Zac Brown Band

HA!!!  Brilliant.


Melissa Smart said...

Okay, the fact that you were drinking a vanilla milkshake at that moment makes it even funnier. I had to rewind it for a second to make sure I didn't hear it wrong.


squirrel_e_girl said...

I think I just ruptured something laughing!!!
Leave it to your twisted self to make that correlation.
I had not.
:D Thank you!!! xo

Laura said...

At least I only had to listen for a minute until I heard the line. ;)
Actually, (and if you tell anyone I wrote this, I'll deny, deny, deny) but, I kind of liked that song. I love bluegrass and it's got that quick vibe.


squirrel_e_girl said...

Laura- Worry not, for your secret is safe with me :)