Pass it to Bulis presents a musical mockumentary: ‘Poonerman’ [VIDEO]

In case you were not aware, Harrison and I, your (hopefully) esteemed hosts here at Pass it to Bulis, are both musically inclined. Harrison once fronted the incredible funk band, Cinnamon Toast Funk, while I am in the rock band Minnesota Nice. We’ve combined our musical efforts in the past on the blog, with “Song for Nelson Ong.”

During the NHL lockout, Harrison wrote two parody songs that I got the chance to contribute to. “Lockout Man” was our first effort, a parody of the Elton John classic “Rocket Man.” Then Harrison and Sean Gentille of Sporting News got the idea to parody Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend,” switching it to “Call The Union.” It led to a ludicrously precise music video parody that featured Harrison wearing obscenely tight yoga pants.

When news came out that Brian Burke was suing a host of internet commenters for defamation, we quickly realized that the whole situation was ripe for parody. The defendants were listed only by their usernames, including gems like “Sir Psycho Sexy,” “cambarkerfan,” and “Slobberface,” but the name that really stuck out was “Poonerman.”

Harrison recruited myself and his former bandmate in Cinnamon Toast Funk, Bryan Binnema, to come up with the perfect parody song about Poonerman and his legal troubles. Unfortunately, it turns out that the situation is too ripe for parody and we just couldn’t land on a single song.

If you’re curious about all the different songs that we parodied, here’s the list from Puck Daddy:

• Michael Jackson – “Man in the Mirror”
• Feist – “My Moon My Man”
• Soundgarden – “Spoon Man”
• Dusty Springfield – “Son of a Preacher Man”
• Percy Sledge – “When a Man Loves a Woman”
• R.E.M – “Man on the Moon”
• David Bowie – “Starman”
• Three Doors Down – “Kryptonite”
• Billy Joel – “Piano Man”
• Sam & Dave – “Soul Man”
• Neil Young – “Old Man”
• Black Sabbath – “Iron Man”
• Nina Simone – “Sinnerman”
• The Beatles – “Nowhere Man”

 

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10 comments

  1. DanD
    May 6, 2013

    Amazing! Nice work boys!

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  2. wendy
    May 6, 2013

    That. was. fantastic!
    Also a perfect antidote for last night’s game-induced depression.
    Thanks for that.

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  3. K
    May 6, 2013

    Thank you. That was beautiful, and Poonerman should be proud, even if he also gets sued. This was a much needed break from playoff sadness.

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  4. biznow
    May 6, 2013

    hahaha, hard to pick a favorite, but I think I’ll go with “There’s a poooonerman waiting in the sky”

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  5. Pinner
    May 6, 2013

    What no PearlJam?

    “Can’t find the Poonerman”

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  6. TubaNat
    May 6, 2013

    Guys: Love it. Never stop.

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  7. jluglue
    May 6, 2013

    Ok…. I dunno how much win I’m allowed to give this. But.. so much win!

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  8. cathylu
    May 6, 2013

    :)

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  9. Bhavin
    May 6, 2013

    Well done guys!!!!!
    Iron Man was my favourite :)

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  10. Dean
    May 8, 2013

    Only poonerman can bring me joy today :(

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