Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Little Boxes

This week I am going through a marital issue that I can't really discuss, a medical issue (small, I hope) that I won't discuss, and a family drama that I really shouldn't discuss.  So yeah, fun day to blog.

Since I am officially passing on writing about any thing that's actually on my mind, I thought now would be a good time to bring up my favorite parody band, "Walk off the Earth."  Have you heard of them?  My friend Julie introduced me to them well over a year ago.  Most of the time they specialize in covers, but they are so original and talented that I am really surprised they haven't made a bigger name for themselves by now.  Although I do believe they are on tour right now, plus they have an entry in Wikipedia, so maybe it's just people in my world who haven't heard of them.  At any rate, the members of the band can play just about any instrument, and they always choose interesting, quirky instruments over your everyday guitars and drums.  Or, if they do choose a guitar, all five of them might play it at once:

I love the female member, Sarah Blackwood.  She has an incredible voice, and she herself is so beautiful and adorable.  Although I can NOT resist the dude on the very right.  His facial expressions (or lack thereof) and level of participation crack me up.  They actually have his face on a t-shirt now, though I can't remember what the caption says.

The group does have a few singles of their own.  My kids adore the song, "Summer Vibe."

I enjoy the song as well; it has a happy, calming feel to it.  I'm not sure why, but it has become our car wash song.  We listen to it every single time we go through the car wash.  The problem is every time I hear the song now, I think of summer breezes, a warm buzz, that special someone...and giant sponges spinning toward me, foaming with suds.

Here is my personal favorite original piece by the group.  This would never be a song you'd hear on the radio, but I think these lyrics are really onto something.  

Now I need to get off of my computer-box and jump into my shower box and try to wash off the last two days. 


  1. You're right, they're good! I never heard of Walk of the Earth. Where did you find them? I wouldn't be surprised if they breakout. Hope they do.

    More importantly, I hope things start going better for you. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate.

    1. My friend recommended the Gotye cover to me a long time ago, and I was so tickled by it that I started looking up their other works too. They're all over YouTube. Another favorite cover of mine is "Payphone," although I'm not crazy about Sarah's rap sequence in that one.

      Thank you Scott for the well-wishes!

  2. The 'Somebody That I Used to Know' cover is my favorite. I absolutely love them, and your right about the guy on the right side. He's hilarious.

    On another note, I hope everything's okay. If you need someone to talk to, you can email me. If not, that's fine too. Feel better.

    1. That one's my favorite too, Kristyn. And he's a crack up, right?

      Thank you, too, for the well-wishes, and the offer to e-mail you. I'm going to let things calm down for a day or two and then decide if I think I can share any of this with others. I will say that I'm feeling MUCH better today.

  3. They are starting to get into mainstream now! They have a new song called "Red Hands" that I gave heard on the radio several times. And Sirius "The Pulse" station interviewed them last week regarding their new album. I haven't heard "Summer Vibe" on the radio yet, and am hoping to soon (I really like that song).
    And on the bright side, your week can't get any worse, right? (What a truly awful week!)


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