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2011-12-27
Ookla The Mok Go To Bed 
When Ookla the Mok set out to write and record a gentle lullabye to lull the world's children to peaceful sleep, they decided to spare no expense.

'Getting the elephants into the studio was a real challenge,' said Ookla's Rand Bellavia. 'And it's a pity that there's no way an audio recording can properly convey the beauty of the fireworks display.'

'We were adamant that we could get a much warmer sound by doubling the cannons,' added Ookla co-front man Adam English. 'Our engineer Doug insisted that we could save a tremendous amount of time and money by just firing off one cannon and recording it to a stereo track, but we 'stuck to our guns.'"

"Doug also thought it was a waste of time and money to fill the studio with all those clowns, mimes, and stilt-walkers," said Bellavia, "So what does he know?"

English concluded, "I think everyone will agree that it was totally worth the extra seventeen thousand dollars."

This song is now available on the following CDs:
      
Comments:
2011-12-27 maxgoof
Now THAT was FUNNY!!!!
2011-12-27 GX Echidna
The mimes were a nice touch. Very few bands nowadays have the skill to use them effectively. You mostly just get one or two in the corner of the recording booth, but I can tell you went all out here.
2011-12-27 lukeski
JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! :D :D :D !!!!!!!!!
2011-12-27 Insane Ian
That was awesome. Very very very awesome.
2011-12-27 idget
Related recommendations: -"Bed Bed Bed" by They Might Be Giants -The bit where Ricky Gervais sings a lullaby to Elmo on Sesame Street ( http://youtu.be/Jc20vMz0V7Q )
2011-12-27 mrwompy
I like it!!! I like it!!! I like it!!! I like it!!! I like it!!! I like it!!! I like it!!! I like it!!! I like it!!!
2011-12-27 weirdojace
This sounds like a They Might Be Giants children's song! Freaking excellent, guys.
2011-12-28 dino-mike
YAAAAAAY!!! That's was all kinds of crazy-beans!!!
2011-12-28 iheartfunnymusic
omg that's AWESOME! Who are Ookla the Mok and where have they been all my life?
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