Day: July 10, 2011

Terrible People write another song about Bill Murray. Watch the music video. Features comedian as zombie.

Bill Murray has another song about him. How many comedians have multiple songs named for them, anyhow? I suppose I could look into that. But first, here's the most recent "Bill Murray" track to get recorded, and Terrible People have done it. Terrible People, of course, is a rock band from Phoenix, Ariz. And they made a music video for their ode to Murray, casting comedian Jim Tavare in the lead role as a zombie (referencing Zombieland) as the band sings lyrics referencing several of Murray's other cinematic roles. Roll the clip!   Of course, you may recall that Gorillaz had a track called "Bill Murray" on their album, D-Sides. But they're not the only ones to put their love of the comedic actor on record. The official Gorillaz video for Murray isn't much to look out unless you're already zoned-out by ambient light and music, so here's a fan-made video of that Gorillaz track.   You can buy it on iTunes: Then there's "The Bill Murray Punk Song," by Rivn. What other songs are written in the key of Bill Murray? Well… Sweatshop Union has a hip-hop EP named "The Bill Murray," with one track for the comedian with a lyrical smackdown calling someone who's "not Murray more like an O'Reilly." Dan Aux and Youx titled an electronic instrumental for Murray. Smokey Smelko raps about a Cadillac on...

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Public apology mends brief feud between classical music comedians. Guess who apologized?

Much ado about nothing? Perchance. But Jim Tavare learned a lesson this month about airing his grievances about another comedian online first before attempting a private solution, as he issued an apology on Twitter to Sid Bowfin (aka Adrian Garratt) on July 6, 2011. Tavare wrote: My suspicions of Adrian plagiarising my look and aspects of my act were based on watching this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XryASRSbPYwd. I also pointed out strong similarities between his website and my own, and posted my views on Twitter. There are other aspects of this performers career, such as his role in 'Pluck' which do not bear any similarity to my act. I made this clear throughout, but hope it was understood that such material should not to be confused with my original complaint. I acknowledge that a large proportion of Adrian's performances do not reflect the same similarities to my act as seen in the clip. Adrian claims the performance in the 9 minute clip and other similarities, including website design, are all unfortunate coincidence – routines like the 'faulty mic' were a one-off and not normally part of his set. With the larger proportion of Adrian's act not being similar to my own, i believe it is only fair to accept his word on this. I am aware of the fact that public bad feeling towards Adrian reached unreasonably high levels as a result of...

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