My bestest pal in the whole world, Mike Phirman (the other half of Hard ‘n Phirm), has released a super kick-ass solo comedy/music album. Mike is a friggin genius and the album is fantastic. Entitled The Very Last Songs I Will Ever Write (Part 1), it really has a classic comedy album feel, with a seamless mix of music and sketch. Plus, Phirman plays EVERY DAMN INSTRUMENT on it.
The above song, “Chicken Monkey Duck” is the first official single (as it has the first video) but the music styles cover a wide range of genres, all of which Phirman hilariously nails. The album has a wonderful flow, so it’s best to just get the whole thing, throw on some headphones and listen to it start to finish. I particularly love “Clear the Floor,” “Irony & Wine,” and the “Beginner Spanish” lessons. Also listed for a super rad cameo in “Street Meat.”
The album is available at music.mikephirman.com and costs as much as you’re willing to pay (a la Radiohead’s In Rainbows). I recommend paying anywhere from $10-$1000, as all of the proceeds go to the “Mike Phirman’s Wife Just Had a Baby” Fund.
Also, follow his damn funny tweets on @phirm. Well done, Mikey!
PS – we’re still making Hard ‘n Phirm songs, so please don’t think we’ve gone the way of Loggins & Messina, the Dodo and New Coke.
Image: Mike Phirman