Howard the Intergalactic Fineman

   

A parody of a song by Peter, Paul & Mary.  A Collaboration by Jason Fuse in Los Angeles, Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN & Swingmonalisa in Bel Air, MD
Recorded: 01/23/2016  Released: 01/25/2016  First aired: 01/29/2016
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Lyrics

You say Howard had a folk era? Well, this is about the most folky folk song I know. Big thanks to Kj and John N. for providing vocals and piano/cello respectively to this and making it much, much better. Shout out to Rob for listening through a couple early versions of this.

He's the Intergalactic editor of the Huffington Post
But you know it's his folk era that we love the most
From Tony's show to Hardball, Howard's political Pope
But when he gets on Bass or 12 string, man he sure is dope

Howard Intergalactic Fineman, lives in DC
Politics and guitar licks, all part of his pastiche
Howard Intergalactic Fineman, lives in DC
He'll break it down, whether you're talking about, bass lines or policy

At the confluence of the three rivers, he formed his band The Classics
They all came in with Dylan, convinced him to go electric
And I've heard they certainly were much better than Steely Dan
The bat mitzvah of Mark Lichter's Sister was like The Beatles on Sullivan

Howard Intergalactic Fineman, lives in DC
The Cadillacs?! NOW where they at?! Not Pro Journalist Honorees!
Howard Intergalactic Fineman, lives in DC
As a journalist, he just can't miss - but you should hear his harmonies!

Parody of Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul, and Mary

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qliang1 in Sacramento
Howard Intergalactic Fineman is stuck in my head lol
538 days ago.
Luke Overbey in Charleston, SC
This is obviously amazing. I of course am still partial to the original but this is a worthy sequel, and great performances by everyone.
539 days ago.
Kristen in Sioux Falls, SD
Sorry, Anita, stupid auto correct!
543 days ago.
Kristen in Sioux Falls, SD
So, so great! Thank you for the jingle. Classic! Also glad I'm not the only one that had to look up pastiche - Aneta in Alaska!
543 days ago.
joeythejammer in Ellicott City, MD
This is so beautiful. Gotta go look for my jaw.
545 days ago.
Kj Ohnstad in Red Wing, MN
You know, sometimes when I sing these things, I'm focusing so much on technique that I can miss just how brilliant the lyrics really are. This one is chalk full of great stuff. I mean, pastiche? Not to mention the guitar, harmonica, piano and cello. Did I miss anything, boys? Thanks so much for including me on this one. It was a blast!
545 days ago.
Brad Weiss in Williamsburg, VA
I can see you were taking notes. Freaking genius! You have to submit it on behalf of Peter Yarrow!!
545 days ago.
Sean Morrissey in Frederick,MD
This is truly fantastic. And I love this bit too. Awesome, Jason.
545 days ago.
Anita from Alaska
WOW - had to take a 20 after this. First off - already on my top 10 of the year list. Second - as much as I love the orginal IHF this is now my fav. Third - I'll admit it. I had to look up pastiche. Well done. You all sound wonderful together.
546 days ago.
mrlip in Springfield, VA
Stunning.
546 days ago.
robert berg in Pittsburgh, PA
there is no way they don't play this next time he's on. flawless execution by everyone involved. this is stunningly good. just amazing.
546 days ago.