|Sick Ridiculous - Duckles Chuckles
(13 Feb 2010 at 12:52)
Sick Ridiculous and The Sick Ridiculous — Duckles Chuckles
Here's a newly recorded Sick Ridiculous & etc. song, Duckles Chuckles. We wrote it for Stephen and Laura's going away (eventually everybody gets married, gets Ph.D., and gets outta Pittsburgh) party; the cover picture above is from when we debuted it the first time in public (with dance routine) at Club Café on New Year's Eve Eve.
In order to fully understand this song, you need to know that Duckles Chuckles is fringe local slang for Washington, D.C., where Stephen and Laura moved, that Stephen's login ID was "smagill", and that "all up in my Chevy Chase" is like a quadruple entendre, with Chevy Chase being cockney rhyming slang (which you might consider "Duckles Chuckles" akin to) for "face", and also the name of various towns and neighborhoods and agglomerations thereof in the DC area, and thus an example of the confusing geographic status of common to the area, referenced in the first line. Nice one, doods.
Of course if we were writing this song today it would have to include Snowpocalypse, but rest assured that one of our newest unheard songs may or may not be about winter weather!
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|Alas, Hamilton was actually shot in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr-Hamilton_duel">Weehawken, New Jersey</a>. (I can't remember if your comment form allows HTML; if not, how embarrassing for me.) I looked it up because most DC residents aren't going to have driveways, so I wondered if they dueled in the suburbs or what.
Aside from that, your take on Duckles Chuckles as being full of 23-year-old graduate students is depressingly accurate, at least based on the group houses I visited before finding my current digs. I try to find fun people who are into music and avoid the boring side of the city as much as possible! What did Mr. & Mrs. Magill come to the capital of the free world to do?
|Adhesion, your comment is spot-on. I agree wholeheartedly.|
|Scott, yeah... That's the one I was thinking of. Sometimes we write a lyric, and then do fact-checking, and then decide we don't care that it's not true...|
|I prefer the "alternate reality" explanation.|
|Duckles Chuckles was the category on Monday's Final Jeopardy (they didn't use the correct name). It was possibly the most easily guessable Final Jeopardy question ever; also the contestants looked to be roughly 23.
The song is awesome by the way, but only if you blast it crazy loud. OOOHHHHHH
|Thanks! We are good at blasting it, so I'm not worried about that condition on success.|
|Duckles Chuckles does not seem to work here in Japan.|