Amateur Hour - A Shoestring Budget and a Shoestring Dream

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Jonathan Coulton, Aimee Mann and Dave Hill examine the careers of budding musicians based on their ridiculous music videos. (4:21)

It's time to play Amateur Hour.

Amateur Hour.

In an online worldwhere Rihanna and Beyoncé

are constantlyblowing our (bleep) minds

with amazing videos,it's nice to take a moment

to appreciate the independentartists out there,

making videoswith a shoestring budget,

a shoestring dream, and,judging by the looks of things,

some very questionable drugs.

I'm gonna show youan amateur video from YouTube

and for 250 points I want youto answer a question about it.

First up,

the hit dance track"Hot Arsenoid."

♪ Let me see your body bounce

♪ On the floor

Like this?Like this?

This is... That-that swagger'sall business down here

and then coma up top.♪ Let me see your body bounce.

♪ Let me see your...

(cheering, applause)

♪ Let me see your body dance

-♪ Let me see your body dance -No, thank you.

-No, thank you.-♪ Let me see your body dance

We're trying to have a nice mealhere, we don't want any...

-♪ Let me see your bo... -Okay?

The music journalistslove to describe artists

as "somethingmeets something else."

So, how would youdescribe this guy? Jonathan.

Aimee Mann meets Dave Hill.

I mean, in a good way,a good way.

-Well...-Like, in a positive way.

-Points.-I-I actually see it.

-I see it. -Yeah, right?-I-I will give you $1,000

if you cover this song,Aimee Mann.

Uh, Aimee Mann.

Holy (bleep) meet (bleep), no.


Points.Dave Hill.

Clone meets remarkablysupportive sisters

who will appearin his music video.

Points. Yup.

Next up, the high tech wizardry

of Loke Wilson.

(distorted singing)

What's a line from your reviewof his live show? Aimee.

I came for the lackof eye contact

and I stayedfor the sleep apnea.


Jonathan Coulton.

The "venue" turned out to bea shed in his backyard.

I love getting killedby him, though.

Points. Points.

Next up, these Grateful Dads

featuring Douche Springsteen.

♪ I want to show you loveall myself ♪

♪ In you

♪ Come on, babe,please throw me away ♪

♪ Oh, toni...

What does that guy'smustache smell like? Dave Hill.

Freedom and bus station pussy.

-Yeah, points.-I mean...

Bus station pussy.

Oh, don't act likeyou don't know, Hardwick.

Aw, come on, yeah.

You don't have to tellthis old greyhound.


-Thank you. Thanks.-Points.

Yeah. Next up,

an amazing artist whose namereally is,

I (bleep) you not,Queen of Vagina.

♪ Oh

So, this is obviouslya huge hit song.

Uh, what is the name ofthe follow-up track? Aimee Mann.

♪ My vagina has a first name

♪ It's P-U-S-S-Y.