Monday, June 24, 2013

The Nick Punto Song?

I can't believe I hadn't heard this before.  On top of that, I'm slightly horrified that it exist.

Over the weekend, I was checking out the Dodgers board on reddit when a poster put up a video to a song that sings the praises of super-utility man Nick Punto.  Really... Punto has a song dedicated just to him, and it's disgustingly beautiful.

It originates from what looks like a Minnesota-based sports-themed bar-style band put together on the fly by a bunch of fanatic local sports fans called The Minnesota Sports Band.  In reality, it is the work of a prolific song writer by the name of Matt Farley who is based in Massachusetts.  He releases his songs on his own label called Motern Media.  From his bio page:
Farley noticed that the only Moes Haven songs that sold were the ones with strange titles, like "Pickle Sandwich," "My Goldfish Dead," and "I Love Hugh Grant."  It was because people were searching for certain words on the search engines of music websites.

So, in 2008, Farley decided it was time to write a song about every topic imaginable.  If someone might search for it, Farley will have a song about it.  Through 2013, he has released more than 13,000 songs.  He changes his name to correspond with the theme of the album.  So, The Hungry Food Band sing about food; Papa Razzi and the Photogs sing about celebrities; The Singing Animal Lover sings about animals; The Guy Who Sings Your Name Over and Over sings people's first names over and over; and so on. 
I'm amazed by the kind of weird stuff you can find on the internet.  BTW, he also has a group called The Los Angeles Sports Band.  You can get a brief listen to some of their songs here; including songs about Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and Andre Ethier.  I bet, sooner or later, he'll have a Puig song to rock out to.

Now, listen to the Nick Punto song below.

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