I'm not sure how many of you here are fans of the rapper Sage Francis, but you should know him. He's an intelligent writer with a unique perspective and a distinctive flow who knows how to craft both songs and albums. Case in point, this song, "Best of Times," an emotional and moving piece that I feel is one of the best tracks of 2010:
But the real reason I'm talking about a rapper and this particular song on a video game site is because it inspired a hilarious World of Warcraft-themed parody. I'll let Sage's official news post on this take it from here:
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What better way to end my year than by offering up a video for “War of Wordcraft,” which is a parody of my “Best of Times” song.
*if needed, the lyrics are typed out in the info section of the video*
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
A couple months ago a guy with the auspicious name of Bloodysic sent me the lyrics to this parody. He said he wanted to rap over the “Best of Times” instrumental and create a video for his WoW friends. I told him to record the vocals and I would put it together as best I could with the instrumental. Despite how it sounds, it took a long time to fix up the sound of his vocals while trying to get everything on beat (or close to on beat.) What we ended up with isn’t half as bad as I was expecting. Or maybe it is considering how BloodySic fell off the grid after I showed him the end result. I then put out an APB for people who could put together a video that mimicked the original video as quickly as possible. A man named DesignByPete jumped in and saved the day. Hope you like this. It makes me laugh at least.
Good humor is going to help get me through this next year. For reasons I’m not at liberty to explain just yet, I will be in South Africa throughout the month of January and I hope to come home with a lot of great stories to share. Despite my permanent hiatus from touring, 2011 is looking like it’s going to be insanely busy. Tons of writing, recording, producing, and collaborating with friends to ensure that Strange Famous Records remains a force to be reckoned with in the independent music world. Expect new albums from almost every single artist on our roster (including the newly signed group, Metermaids!) 2010 can crawl back into whatever hellish cave it came from and die now.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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