When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Who Is Obadiah Parker And How The Hell Did They Get So Cool?

Obadiah Parker is apparently the band's name. This chap is called Matt Weddle, and he is my new mancrush. He even messes up and starts over, and still does the damn thing. The song proper begins at the 1:00 mark and he KICKS ITS ASS.

You betta WORK IT My Caucasian!

??! I just realized something!!! "Caucasian" has "Asian" at the end of it.

Okay, I'd betta go move my car and maybe go to work. ENJOY!!

And then here he is doing a Bjork song, which I've never jeard before in the original, but it sounds like a straight up Christian contemporary song, which I didn't know Bjork sang, and am speedily dashing off now to find her orignal. Meanwhile, I like Matt's haircut better here, but this predates the "Hey Ya" above, so he's grown it out since. :-( And he does a "Hey Ya" in this setting, but whoever made the vid cut it together with Andre 3000's vid, and I wanted one with just this dude.

Anyway. Car is moved, meter is paid for 2 hrs, and I don't want to go to work anymore.

But I will.

Before I do! I found this--explains everything (but has the Andre300 interstitials)!

And here's the original Bjork "Who Is It"


Scott said...

I think Asians have been insulted. We're Asian with a cock.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

The Neighbor said...

Obadiah Parker kicks ass. They do a cover of a great Radiohead song called Idioteque - which is a fast paced electronically driven song in the original. Just making it acoustic was a triumph. These guys do more than just cover songs - they reinvent them, and they do it so very very well.

That Hey Ya version is my new favorite song. For today.

Alan said...

Scott, you so could have. =p
But now I know how you pronounce it, LOL! You've been living around them Bostonians too long!

Ned, I only found it because I wanted to play my "Hey Ya, Charlie Brown" at the bottom of the blog (recently discovered to have been created by a months-long acquaintance of mine) this morning to get my day started right, and in the little thumbnails at the bottom was Joe Linebacker, and I clicked on it and fell in love.

akakarma said...

Can't say I love the beard- me and beards don't click mostly but the longer the ugghhier! That Bjork chick is wayyyy out there. But- on a positive note- loved the music!
(the word verif was 8 letters long today, oy)

Vi said...

*waving madly*


Sorry I haven't been around for awhile, been absolutely hectic. Hopefully I can catch up properly soon!


GrizzBabe said...

Bjork is so weird. (Can't she wear anything normal?) But the music is pretty good.