Friday, April 06, 2007

Paul and Storm: News to Us

Paul Sabourin, and Greg "Storm" DiCostanzo comprise of half of one of my favorite comedy acapella groups, Da Vinci's Notebook. By that fact, you know that these two can really sing but of course, fans of this duo know them for their funny-as-hell lyrics and lovely musicality.

"The Easter Song" is not only appropriate due to the upcoming holiday, but it also holds a very special place in my heart. My parents were from Taiwan and were raised Buddhist. My brother and I were born here, but a lot of references to Christianity and general US culture continued to be a bit mangled up through high school. These lyrics aren't too far off from our comprehension while growing up:

Easter time is here again
And it’s the day we celebrate
The morning that the Easter Bunny rises from the grave
And if he sees his shadow then it’s six more winter
If he doesn’t see it, everyone gets Cadbury Crème Eggs
And he never sees his shadow, thank the Lord

Moses and the Hebrews never celebrated Easter
They were busy building pyramids and matzoh for the Greeks
So that night they set the Pharaoh’s clocks ahead one hour
And they all escaped, and that’s why we put colored eggs in baskets
With jellybeans and neon plastic grass

Plus there was that final supper with the twelve Apostles
But the word in Aramaic for “apostles” is “apeeps”
And that is how they got the name for those marshmallow treats
So every time you eat those little yellow chicks and bunnies
You actually are swallowing Apostles

So that’s the Easter story
Even though we didn’t mention
Anything about the burning bush
Or chocolate-covered Popes
You might want to do a bit more research on the details
‘cause in truth I mostly slept my way through Sunday school
But at least I’m pretty sure that’s how it goes

Listen to:
"The Easter Song"
"Your Love Is"

The uber funny jingle for a Necco Wafers commercial attempt. (Their song for Fresh Step kitty litter is a personal fave as well).

Seriously though I don't know anyone who actually likes Necco Wafers. Those things taste like chalk and yet they've been around since before I was born.

Paul and Storm performing the "Easter Song" live.

Paul and Storm's Official Website
Paul and Storm's Myspace
Da Vinci's Notebook (now defunct man band)
Download and Purchase Paul and Storm's Music

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Anonymous shawn said...

Easter passed by and I didn't notice. I guess that's what happens when you get really really caught up in your studies.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007  

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