Got back from the Netherlands Sunday night and I’m feeling human again, so I thought I’d get back in the swing of things with something light. Tim Hawkins is both equally gifted and twisted. He is an unusual comic, blending his crazy sense of humor with slick guitar skills, a thousand faces and voices, and some pretty nice improvisational chops. His total package makes him one of the most unique guitar acts on the circuit. People think he lives a rock-star life, but as Hawkins says, “Believe me, Mick Jagger never gets lost in a Hertz parking lot looking for his Ford Focus.”
His songs are parodies of big hits, many of which become ear candy, that is, you won’t be able to get the lyrics out of your head. Case in point: “Dogs on fire,” a parody of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire,” begins with the opening lines, “Hey little girl, don’t ya get upset, I’ve got some bad news, better call the vet, oh no. As the flames go higher, oh, oh, oh, the dogs on fire.” I laughed myself silly. You will too, and gentlemen, pay attention to “Things you don’t say to your wife.” Enjoy!
Dogs on fire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O5cGUs2OM4&feature=related
Old Rock Star Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnPINGavPP0&feature=related
Things you don’t say to your wife: http://www.youtube.com/watchv=iK2OakMoW_c&feature=related
I can only eat margarine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFIGa2VwQok&feature=related
I don’t drink beer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4a6I1bJtBg&feature=related
One verse songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSzTxAqE0r0&feature=related
A wiff of Kansas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No8wNBqn4RI
My arms are broken: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76LuRNWEfhk&feature=related
Tim’s music and humor call for a light, fun wine, so I suggest a 2008 Hugel et Fils Pinot Blanc “Cuvée Les Amours” (~$11.00). It’s an Alsatian white wine that can be found in most wine shops across the world. It is composed 100% of Pinot Blanc. The nose is quite fruity with aromas of tart apples, vanilla, and a touch of ginger. Golden in color, it bursts with crisp green apples and nectarines on the palate backed up by fine acidity. It has a very nice mouth feel and is a wonderful wine for drinking alone with the music and humor of Tim Hawkins. Enjoy!