Sunday, June 26, 2011

fancy pants

In Los Angeles recently, I got to do a number of fun things. LA is a great place. One thing I did was chill in a room at the Village Studios. There was some kind of mix playing that had an interesting selection of tunes. One in particular caught my ear and I used my favorite audiophile app, Shazam, to discover what it was.

I'm no scientist who's made an exciting discovery. I've never felt the joy (ugh) of giving birth. I've never seen a baby deer take its first steps or worked with animals covered in oil and then cleaned them and released them back into the ocean. These people experiencing these things have felt great satisfaction and pleasure that is certainly unequaled.

Well, I have felt greater pleasure.

When I Shazamed this song, my heart opened. Turns out, the song is called "Fancy Pants" and it's by a Mr. Al Hirt, a trumpet player from Nawlins.

Would you just look at him? Squeezable.

This guy is pretty tight. The more I read about him, the more amazing facts I learned. For example, did you know Al Hirt wrote the theme song for the Green Hornet television show? Fact. Also, did you know Al Hirt is a classically trained musician? Fact. And that Al Hirt recorded an album with Ann-Margret called Beauty and the Beard? Fact. (And probably my favorite.) AL HIRT.

This song was the hilarious theme for the rest of my trip in Los Angeles, and is now the official theme song of Anna Roch Enterprises ©. When I hear it, my heart soars but I also want to scramble to the nearest thrift store, buy a pair of overalls, get a piece of grass between my teeth, and dance down South Congress letting the world know that I am wearing my FANCY PANTS. Please pay special attention to the horns in this song. They are not only fancy, but extremely hilarious. ALSO THE LYRICS ARE REALLY EASY TO LEARN.

1 comment:

Daddy-O said...

Al Hirt makes a guest appearance on the Dr. John song "Going Back to New Orleans" from the album of the same name. Dr. John throws him a solo with the intro "is that a jumbo jet? No, it's Big Al coming to put the hurt on us!". Big Al then proceeds to tear it up. Of course, when Dr. John says "hurt/hirt" it sounds more like "hoyt". In other words, it is all super cool. That's what I'm talking about.