Friday, December 09, 2005

Silly Hippie Moranis Children

Believe it or not, Rick Moranis just released a somewhat satirical country album called The Agoraphobic Cowboy. It's been years since his Seymour days, but not only can the comedic actor sing, he can write quality tunes.

You can go and listen to a couple tracks on his website right here...

The I Ain't Goin' Nowhere spoof of Johnny Cash's I've Been Everywhere actually makes me want to go out and buy this album. Then I realized I haven't bought a new disc in at least two or three years, and I think I'd have to commit hara-kiri if the first album I buy in years is a Rick Moranis mock-country disc.

But the reason this story intrigues me so much comes in his explanation of what divine inspriation led him to sit down and pen an album of country tunes:

"A few years ago, just after [my kids] started listening to music almost exclusively from their computers, I began to hear traditional, bluegrass and jam-band coming from their rooms. They played me Phish, Jack Johnson, Widespread Panic, Moe, Stringcheese Incident and my favorite, Yonder Mountain Stringband. I also heard music they’d forgotten I’d played for them many years before -- The Band’s Music from Big Pink and The Last Waltz."

Heady shit, man! Rick Moranis' kids have great taste in music! Only someone should tell their pop they're probably smoking the pot every day and dropping acid on the weekends. (Hat tip, LMB)

Suddenly, Seymooooour, is selling grilled cheeses...

Unrelated side note: I just left the office for a bit to attend a quick meeting with my boss, who was just stopping by said meeting to shake some hands and say hello. The table at this meeting was maybe 40 yards long, with at least 100 people sitting around it. I almost chimed in to say, "I thought you guys were going to sit around the big conference table today."

Long story short, when asked to introduce me to the gathered crowd, Bossman said, "Oh, and this is Ace Cowboy, my executive producer, writer and resident genius." Needless to say, I'm feeling pretty fuckin' good right now. If I had to introduce myself, I woulda just said, "Um, you know, I'm with this guy...I do some shit, whatever."

I like his way better.


At 3:42 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

What would make that story even better, even though that's a great story in and of itself, was if the bossman actually called you "Ace Cowboy".

And knowing who your boss is, that's a pretty big compliment. Huge kudos bar to you.

At 3:57 PM, Blogger PaulNoonan said...

Praise from Caesar. Nice.

At 4:29 PM, Blogger ethan said...

what's it like to work for a guy who's both dead AND has an action figure?

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

I wish I had a name like Ace Cowboy that I could be introduced as.

I was at a big confrence table type scenario like yours a few yeers back and was asked a question about a computer system which I had absolutely no answer for.

After a moment of thought, I stood up and said "I never claimed to have all of the answers...but here's a man who did, Daryl Neill." And passed it along to my buddy Daryl who bullshitted something about a "flex capacitor" and quickly sat back down.

In conclusion, confrence tables are fun.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger MDS said...

Ethan, great Big Boss Man link. I always disliked it when he would handcuff some guy to the ropes and just beat the crap out of him with a nightstick. I could never figure out why that was tolerated, though. It just seemed to cross the line with me.

And, while I don't want to start another argument about the WWE and dying young, I should point out that he's dead too.

At 5:48 PM, Blogger JesusIsJustAlrightWithMe said...

"And, while I don't want to start another argument about the WWE and dying young, I should point out that he's dead too."

The Big Boss Man never struck me as a big steroid user. He's not cut out of oak like the Ultimate Warior etc. He was just a big dude. But what do I know?


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