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I have a theme song now, courtesy of the incredibly talented gentlemen from The Really Good Pot Roast.
Let’s be honest, this is funky as hell. Their inspiration was that this would be the song that would play at the beginning of my late night talk show. They nailed it.
Now, excuse me while I go dress up like Bootsy Collins and dance around the house to this for the remainder of the day.
As the final horn sounds, you should hear Ralph in your head say, “Welcome to Helm’s Deep. I’m your host.”
My motherfuckin’ theme music!
Written, played, and rocked the fuck out by Rob and Mark, also known as the Really Good Pot Roast. (the raddest pot roast ever)
AKA THE GREATEST DUDES ON THE PLANET, WHO ALSO DID THE THEME MUSIC FOR A CERTAIN LADY OF A CERTAIN HOUSE! If you don’t already know, I cannot help you.
You guys seriously made my day/month/year
Listen for it. It’s so rad. You’ll know when you hear it.
How awesome is this?
There *might* have been alcohol involved.
It was a good day in the studio.
The horn of Helm Hammerhand appears to be a low F.
I now have a theme song. Always wanted one of those. Mr. Of The House heard my regional dialect meme, got together with a friend, and did this. Please to Enjoy, The House Band (et moi) playing, Lived, Loved, Been Around.
(Actually, the husband-like appendage and his friend make up the dual city band, The Really Good Pot Roast.)
This is one of my favorites from the dialect / accent meme. It’s a song. It’s brilliant.
This is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.
I am pissing myself laughing.
You. Or y’all.
If anybody else needs a theme song just hit us up.
Machine - The Really Good Pot Roast
I’ve had the chorus and general chord progression for this song kicking around my head a little while now. FAWM seemed like a good motivator for us to finish writing and draft a demo together. I scratched out rough demo, passed it to Rob, and he brought it home.
I wanted this to be a simple, energetic, 3 chord rocker. Something loud and fun. I’m a fan of ow this came together. The lyrics are lighter than a lot of our other music and that’s always a victory for us. A bit of a nod to Jonathan Coulton in terms of content, as it’s a love song by a robot. Click here for the song page and lyrics.
There’s clean up work to be done, but this is a good draft for FAWM. We’re starting to scratch out the track list for our next album, and this is a candidate.
As always, we hope you enjoy. And if you like writing or performing music, there’s still time left to join us for FAWM!
Mark Dabney - The Coffee Song (NSFW)
I’ve been on the road a lot recently. One day this past week had me completely exhausted, both physically and mentally. I had 2 cups of coffee before I could shower. Another before I left my hotel, then a few Starbucks trips throughout the day.
I wrote the lyrics for this on the back of the receipt for my 3rd Starbucks of the day. When my meetings were done, I framed out the chords using ‘ChordPro’ on my android tablet, then recorded some vocal melody ideas.
I recorded this version this morning using some of the ChordPro materials from my tablet, and a fuller arrangement.
NSFW because I curse in the song. A lot. Because coffee is fucking awesome.
Come join us for February Album Writing Month.
In the way that time does, a year has passed, and we’re here in February. And with it, the month brings FAWM, the February Album Writing Month challenge. 28 days, 14 songs.
Last year, Rob and I both wrote music during FAWM and ‘won’ the challenge. My music resulted in my album ‘NEW THING’. Rob’s resulted in ‘Now That You’re Here’. Both albums are available for any price (even free).
This year, we’re involved again, but probably not in the same extent. We’ll be posting some of our new material here in the coming weeks. Our big focus right now is cleaning up existing material for our new album later this year. But we can’t help writing.
If you’re a songwriter and want to challenge yourself, come join us. FAWM is a great, positive atmosphere for songwriters looking for a challenge, an outlet, a forum, trading ideas, collaboration, and constructive criticism.
See you there!
The Really Good Pot Roast - All I Want for Xmas
During the writing of the this holiday album, Mark and I had a lot of discussions about what constitutes a holiday song. Being Jews, we are by no means Christmas music experts. Hell, we’re not even Chanukkah song experts. Hava Nagila is the only Chanukkah song on the album and it has nothing to do with Chanukkah (It was written in 1918 to celebrate the British victory in Palestine during WWI and the Balfour Declaration, but I digress). I came up with the chorus while walking to the bodega to get Snickers bars for my wife and I. Since I had no paper I sent Mark a text that read, “All I want for Christmas is a porno and a beer. I’m sick and tired of socks and ties that I get every year.” His reply was, “I thought you were going to get yourself the guitar for Christmas.” N’yuk, n’yuk, n’yuk.
The Twelve Days of Cranqmas - The Really Good Pot Roast & Dr. Cranquis
Hannukah is over, and Christmas is around the corner. But forget all of that. Today is CRANQMAS DAY!
The Twelve Days of Cranqmas is a collaboration between The Really Good Pot Roast, the ever festive Dr. Cranquis, and a host of Cranquistadors! It’s also the first track on the new Really Good Pot Roast holiday EP ‘A Really Good Holiday’!
Download ‘A REALLY GOOD HOLIDAY’ from Bandcamp, including Christmas Dinner and The Twelve Days of Cranqmas, for FREE! Click here, people! Download the whole EP for FREE and get a copy of the liner notes with all the lyrics, a glossary of terms, thanks yous to the Cranquistadors, and a special note from Dr. Cranquis! AND IT’S FREE!
In the spirit of the season, this EP our gift to you.
-Rob and Mark, The Really Good Pot Roast
The Really Good Pot Roast - Christmas Dinner
On the last night of Hanukkah (Chanukah, Chakakhan, Chewbacca), we decided to post a track off our new Holiday EP, A Really Good Holiday!The EP will be released on Tuesday December 18th featuring 5 new recordings from RGPR, including this track, and a special song co-written by Dr. Cranquis and the Cranquistadors!
This song seemed appropriate for tonight. It’s a song about growing up as a Jewish kid in the 70’s and 80’s, when Christmas day meant stores were closed, TV only showed repeats and a loop of It’s a Wonderful Life, and all of your friends got awesome toys while you just sat at home, bored. Until we went out for dinner to the only place in town that was open.
Happy Holidays from your friends in The Really Good Pot Roast.
Come back on Tuesday for A Really Good Holiday, featuring the Twelve Days of Cranqmas!