Friday, February 21, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Packard's Warranty Repairs

  • Packard's Warranty Repairs
    • Contrafactum of "Queen of Hearts" by Juice Newton.
    • This parody is to be about the failed a car company that survived the Great Depression but couldn't update their cars and its features as fast as the market needed them to by the 50s.  By 1955, Packard was ~$30,000,000 in the red due to warranty repairs.
    • This tune was thought of when I watched a documentary about the Packard Motor Company and at the part where a narrator mentioned warranty repairs in 1955 putting Packard $30m in the red.
    • The instrumentation could be altered to sound like the stereotypical "'50s pop music" vibe. (Doo-wop, et al.)
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of 1955 Packards and/or repairs being done on them are to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas
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  • LYRICS
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Typhoon Kalmaegi

  • Typhoon Kalmaegi
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of Typhoon Kalmaegi is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas
    • Replace the line "so call me maybe" with "Typhoon Kalmaegi."
  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Ballad of Pope John Paul I

  • Ballad of Pope John Paul I
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of Pope John Paul I is to be shown in the music vid.
    • As budgets improve, an actor with a resemblance to Pope John Paul I can be dressed up like him to act out the part and possibly sing for the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas

  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: We're Looking For Universal People

  • We're Looking For Universal People
    • Contrafactum of "Party In The USA" by Miley Cyrus
    • This contrafactum is to be about the type of people AutoZone (and maybe other employers) are looking for - people to fill multiple positions per person, therefore are "universal."
    • This tune was thought of when I was at an interview at AutoZone in February 2019 for what I thought was a parts delivery driver position. I was misinformed by someone at the Kansas Workforce Center on the campus of Hutchinson Community College that as a delivery driver, I didn't need to know about cars because all I'd do is deliver parts from one store to another, or from the store to repair shops. Evidently I had to also know how to be a customer service worker / cashier / etc. who knew a lot about the mechanical aspects of cars. I knew, in reality, next to nothing about the mechanical aspects of vehicles.
    • 6 Things To Remember For The ‘Universal’ People Out There - Thought Catalog
    • Auto Parts Delivery Driver (Part-Time) - Careers.AutoZone.com
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of people being "universal" in some way or another is to be shown in the music vid.
    • Possibly a montage of Auto Zone delivery drivers / employees doing their thing is to be shown as well.
  • Lyric ideas
    • Replace "jumped in the cab, here I am for the first time" with "We're looking for universal people."
  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Monday, February 17, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: It Came Back As "Proceed"

  • It Came Back As "Proceed"
    • Contrafactum of "As The Deer" by Dan Gardner, Integrity's Hosanna! Music
    • This contrafactum is to be about how back in November 2019, Grand Mere Restaurant Group (DBA Pizza Hut) re-did my background check and the result came back as "proceed."
    • This song was thought of after I got the phone call from the RGM Veronica Hutcherson that broke to me the good news that my background check was re-done (done the 2nd time) and since the results were "proceed," she offered me the job as delivery driver, so in that same call, she scheduled me to come to the Pizza Hut on 4th in order to get some paperwork and orientation done.
    • proceed - Merriam-Webster
    • proceed - Wiktionary
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of anything that "proceeds" is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas
    • The line "To you alone may my spirit yield" is to be replaced with "And it came back as 'Proceed.'"
  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Ballad of Celadon Trucking

  • Ballad of Celadon Trucking

  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of trucks with Celadon Group livery and maybe its employees is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas

  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Perma-flooded City

  • Perma-flooded City

Friday, February 14, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Armando Martinez

  • Armando Martinez
Armando Martinez, a footballer from a university in Chadron, Nebraska. (Placeholder image until an image of my dad's friend is found.)
Texan Member of the state House of Representatives, Armando Martinez (placeholder image until the image of the Armando Martinez I'm thinking of is found.)
    • Parody of "Owarinai Yume (Endless Dream)" by Hiroshi Shibasaki, Nanase Aikawa
    • This contrafactum is to go over a brief biological summary of Armando Martinez, an old friend of my dad from when they were both helicopter pilots in Desert Storm.
      • If I cannot gather enough biological info about him, I will have to study the biographical information of other people named Armando Martinez, including the Texan public figure, and drum up song lyrics about them instead.
    • This tune was thought of every time I thought of Armando Martinez, Dad's friend. I don't know the logic of the association with each other. It may have just been spontaneous.
    • Armando Martinez - Ballotpedia (Contingency link; primary link would be my dad's friend's Facebook profile)
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of Armando Martinez (either my dad's friend or other people by that name) is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas

  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: Watch People Survive

  • Watch People Survive
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of close calls where people's lives were almost compromised or were otherwise in danger is to be used in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas

  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Son of W.A.Y. parody: When You Scratch His Neck

  • When You Scratch His Neck
    • Song following the tune of "Super Mario 64 Carousel Theme" by Koji Kondo
    • This song is to go over what could happen to kids who scratch another's neck, like while fighting.
    • This tune was thought of when back in 6th Grade, Levi Michaelson and I fought for some random reason long since forgotten. (He turned from a friend to a worst enemy that year.) In the middle of fighting, I scratched his neck in an effort to get him to back away from me. I got two days out-of-school suspension for it, evidently because it was dangerous and could've caused a bleed.
    • Kids Biting and Hitting and Scratching - Stress Free Kids
  • Music video ideas
    • A montage of photos and videos of children scratching each other while fighting is to be shown in the music vid.
  • Lyric ideas

  • LYRICS:
    • (To be penned sometime.)