This week, I’m going to combine music and comedy, and print the complete lyrics to 99 Bottles of Beer. No, I’m not. Instead, I’m going to tell you about a ginger Robert Smith-looking Elton John-sounding piano-playing comedian from down under:
Although he would take exception to the term ‘comedian’, because he thinks he’s a songwriter who writes songs that just happen to be funny. He does write some songs that are serious, and he’s also acted in movies and plays.
He wears a suit, usually a tux with tails, and plays a grand piano, but balances this by having wild hair, heavy eyeliner, and going barefoot. He says this is partly to mock himself, and partly to allow him to be more expressive since he is sitting and playing the piano the majority of the time.
I first heard about him on a forum I go to a lot, and someone had linked to this song, If You Open Your Mind Too Much, Your Brain Will Fall Out (Take My Wife):
This is one about having a special relationship with a special friend, a lady friend – Inflatable You:
If you truly believe in the power of love, then If You Really Loved Me is for you:
If you are a little more pragmatic when it comes to affairs of the heart, then If I Didn’t Have You is for you:
Timmy (he said I could call him that) deals with the subject of prejudice in a song called Prejudice:
This one is a beat poem about Tim versus some hippie homeopathic chick, called Storm:
He is not afraid to make fun of himself, as he does in Rock and Roll Nerd:
Dude, he’s got a lot of other songs that you might want to discover for yourself, and even a bit of stand-up, but he does have more serious songs as well. This is hopefully not a description of any relationship that any of you are in right now. This was also in a movie called Two Fists, One Heart, that Tim Minchin had a role in as well. I give you Drowned:
White Wine in the Sun:
And Not Perfect, a nice and beautiful song:
If you don’t like Tim Minchin after listening to all this great stuff, then there is really no hope for you. None. Don’t even… just… I don’t know. Whatever. He’s a great artist, and I like him immensely.