Jerkatorium has entered a competition called "SpinTunes", which involves writing a song every other week: nine days to write and record a song, followed by five days of rest while the judges rate the songs, followed by a new song assignment with another nine-day deadline, and repeating like that for a total of five rounds (or until we are eliminated). Unlike Song Fight and Nur Ein, the SpinTunes song challenges are usually topics instead of titles. The first topic was "Death Star": write a tribute to your favorite deceased celebrity, but without using the celebrity's name in the song.
Naturally our first choice was Moms Mabley, but then we got insider information that literally all of the 27 other contestants were working on Moms Mabley songs so we decided to choose something else. I wrote most of a song about Hedy Lamarr, but then Chumpy got some great ideas about Paul Lynde so we went for that. After submitting the song to SpinTunes, I made a video for it using public domain footage from archive.org:
If the YouTube insert above doesn't work, you can find it at the following link:
You can hear and download the song for free at:
If you're not already hip to Bandcamp.com, you just click where it says "Buy Now name your price" and set the price at $0. Then, when it tries to guilt you into giving us money again, ignore that and click where it says "Alternatively, continue with zero and download to your computer," and then another download button or two. Seriously, no need to pay anything for any Jerkatorium music.
Chumpy also annotated the lyrics to clear up any potential confusion about the content:
We have also launched what we hope will be a regular monthly collaboration with our semi-irregular collaborator/wordsmith Breadbox. This should result in a series of new, original songs about subjects near and dear to our hearts. Mostly nerd stuff, probably.