So it's a lazy Sunday, and after the response I received from my grilling tutorial, I think I'll probably spend some time out on the smoker today. In the meantime, that means another lazy Sunday post!
One of my favorite bands is Tenacious D. I love their musical talent, I totally get their humor, and I love the "we're rock stars and so we're gonna act like it, regardless of whether or not you think we're really rock stars" attitude. As further proof of their awesomeness, they even have a movie about themselves - it's definitely something of a biopic, although I'm pretty sure there are a few fictional exploits in the movie.
In The Pick of Destiny, Tenacious D has a rock-off with Satan, which is somewhat of a recurring theme for them. What I'm referring to, of course, is Tenacious D's song Tribute, in which they are ordered to "play the best song in the world," and, being Tenacious D, they proceed to play the best song in the world to defeat the demon. The song Tribute, however, is not the greatest song in the world; it is just a tribute to the greatest song in the world!
Such is the humor of Tenacious D; they never truly reveal the identity of the best song in the world, but they sing an entire song about singing the greatest song in the world. I am especially fond of Jack Black's quote, "and the peculiar thing is this, my friends, the song we sang on that fateful night, it didn't actually sound anything like this song!
And this is where you come in - what song do you think they played for the shiny demon in the middle of the road? What song do you think is worthy of the title of "the best song in the world," or has the power of rock enough to send Satan packing?
I think Tenacious D may favor Zeppelin, judging from one of their HBO specials (warning - strong language is in this video!); if you want to get straight to the song, it starts at 4:50, but I like their assorted humor.
I actually like this version of Tribute better, although it does remove some of the mystique when Kyle starts playing the Stairway to Heaven intro midway through the song. I still love the way, though, that Tenacious D is able to combine one of my favorite songs of theirs with one of the most popular rock songs ever.
I guess they really are rock stars after all!