It's the chronic (what) cles of Narnia. Enjoy your own lazy Sunday Lazy Sunday, wake up in the late afternoon. Call Parnell just to see how he’s doin’. Hello? What up, Parns? Yo Samberg, what’s crackin’? You thinking what I’m thinkin? NARNIA. Man, it’s happenin’. But first my hunger pains are stickin’ like duct tape. Let’s hit up Magnolia and mack on some cupcakes. No doubt that bakery’s got all da bomb frostins. I love those cupcakes like McAdams loves Gosling. Two, no six, no twelve, BAKERS DOZEN. I told you that I’m crazy for these cupcakes, cousin. Yo, where’s the movie playin’? Upper west side, dude. Well, let’s hit up Yahoo Maps to find the dopest route. I prefer Map Quest. That’s a good one, too. Google Maps is the best. True that. DOUBLE TRUE. 68th and Broadway. Step on it, sucka. What you wanna do, Chris? SNACK ATTACK, MOTHERF*** It’s the Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia Yes, the Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia We love that Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia Pass that Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia Yo, stop at the deli. The theater’s over-priced. You’ve got the backpack? Gonna pack it up nice. Don’t want security to get suspicious. Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equals CRAZY DELICIOUS! I’ll reach in my pocket, pull out some dough. Girl actin’ like she never seen a $10 before. It’s all about the Hamiltons, baby. Throw the snacks in a bag and I’m ghost like Swayze. Roll up to the theater. Ticket buying, what we’re handlin’. You can call us Aaron Burr. From the way we’re droppin’ Hamiltons. Now parked in our seats. Movie trivias the illest. Which Friends alum starred in films with Bruce Willis? We answered so fast it was scary scary. Everyone stared in awe when we screamed Matthew Perry. Now quiet in the theater or it’s gonna get tragic. We’re bout to get taken to a dream world of magic with… the Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia Yes, the Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia We love that Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia Pass that Chronic (what?) Cles of Narnia -"Lazy Sunday," by The Lonely Island off of Incredibad.
Oh The Monkees. Many have a warped love/hate relationship with them. You do not want to admit that you like their songs but they are so incredibly catchy. How can one deny “I’m a Believer” or “Daydream Believer” or anything that has to do with believing in something. The songs latch themselves onto your susceptible minds and quite literally need to be knocked out of there by another, equally as catchy song. May I suggest today’s Song of the Day. “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” by the annoyingly catchy four, The Monkees.
The Monkees were obviously just a poor man’s Beatles in their joking attempt to create a band name that misspells one letter in an animal/insects name. No respect to our beloved Monkeys and Beetles. But, over their vast list of material one song is a pretty solid piece of social commentary. Yes, social commentary, fighting the man, you heard it correct. “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” while recorded by The Monkees in 1967 is actually a song by the tremendous lyric writing duo of Gerry Goffin and Carole King who wrote over 30 hits for different artists from 1960-1970. That is simply remarkable. “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” one of these hits that hit #3 on the Top 100 in 1967, is actually about life in suburbia, particularly in Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, New Jersey. The song is a musical version of “keeping up with the Joneses’” which basically is another way of saying keeping track of people’s social status.’
The song, like all Monkees’ songs, is catchy and stays in your head. Partly because the lyrics are somewhat humorous and also partly because the song is based off a Beatles guitar riff on Revolver in the song, “I Want to Tell you.”
Look for the week ahead to provide you with some great music coverage. Tuesday will hold the second installment of 60′s band of the week. (If you have not gotten a chance go click on the 60′s band of the week category and read up on 13th Floor Elevators). On Wednesday I will be heading off to see Eric Clapton and Stevie Winwood at the Izod Center for their first concert kicking off their multiple city tour. You shall be getting a review either Wednesday or Thursday. This on top of normal lyrics/songs/links of the day and possibly a brand spanking new section of a New Band Profile over at the New Band Palace (Remember if you have a band post your myspace/web site link under the comments section in the New Band Palace and you may very well be profiled on the MAIN PAGE (prestigious, ha!)
As of now it is a particularly Lazy Sunday. So enjoy yourself and check back in a bit for some lyrics and a song of the day. Enjoy the Sunday!