Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Song of the Day: Handsome Boy Modeling School - The Projects (Pjays)

The name Handsome Boy Modeling School comes from the short-lived sitcom "Get a Life" featuring Chris Elliot.  You may remember the theme song, which was "Stand" by R.E.M., or the fact that Chris Elliot was a newspaper boy.  I've got a DVD of a few episodes of the show, and to say that it's strange is a bit of an understatement.  It's really difficult to imagine something like that on a major network today.  That said, the funny parts are hilarious, particularly if you like Chris Elliot, but it's definitely spotty.

The band's debut album, So...How's Your Girl?, samples clips from the show throughout ("modeling sucks!"), and like the show, it's a bit hit or miss.  This song, featuring Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, is my favorite.

Interesting to note - like yesterday's SOTD, this song is playing in the background of a very popular movie.  This time, it's Ocean's Eleven, during the scene when Brad Pitt and George Clooney are at a bar, having just scammed the celebrities during a poker game*.

* I think I've got that right - haven't seen the movie in a while

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