Mar 10, 2019
"THE GIRLYMAN," (AUDIO) by Loose Bruce Kerr (2004) is a parody of "The Candyman" as sung by Sammy Davis Jr. in 1972. The parody transforms the positive Candyman who made the world glow with candy into the negative budget opponents in the California State Legislature of new California Governor in 2004, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Governor dubbed them, "Girliemen" in reference to a famous bit at the time on Saturday Night Live where "Hans & Franz" (actors, Dana Carvey & Kevin Nealon, respectively) performed a send-up of former body builder Schwarzenegger, using Austrian accents to put down male weaklings who didn't train, as "girlymen." In the song, the singer Schwarzenegger puts down those legislators, including at the time, Darryl Steinberg, current Sacramento mayor, as such girlymen for opposing his budget plans.
Loose Bruce Kerr (nationally: Dr. Demento Show, Jim Bohannon Show, CNN & other network segments using his parodies related to current news stories) recorded each vocal and instrument one at a time on his 4-track cassette deck during the summer of 2004. Kerr had a 20 year career as a songwriter and performer before resuming his earlier career as an attorney. Currently, he works for Oracle in Rocklin, CA. Back in the day, Kerr opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic.
His audio mp3's and videos are free for streaming or download at his podcast website, loosebrucekerr.com and on youtube. His most recent original songs and parodies are available on cdbaby.com, jango.com, and on iTunes (search on "Loose Bruce Kerr").
© 2004 Marjorie Music Co. (BMI)