"Hurt" (not so much) in the style of Johnny Cash (or Nine Inch Nails, come to think of it - not my finest moment) "Got My Mind Set on Stu" in the style of George Harrison (because it was Stu's birthday!)
Took to the microphone myself last night, at the wonderfully cheap and filthy Hong Kong in historic Faneuil Hall plaza, Boston. A skewer of chicken for a mere dollar, and the decent Red Hook ESB on tap makes for a pleasant evening.
My set list:
"Copacabana" in the style of Barry Manilow "Boy Named Sue," in the style of Johnny Cash. "It's Not Unusual" in the style of Tom Jones. "Devil Went Down to Georgia," in the style of the Charlie Daniels Band. "With Arms Wide Open," in the (exaggerated) style of Creed and finally, "Werewolves of London," in the style of Warren Zevon.
Yes, I was up there six times. By the end, there was like no one left, so either I did it or the guy hosting it had to sing every song, so I figured what the hell. The 3 or 4 remaining customers seemed to be entertained.
I always thought "in the style of" was a CRZ-ism, but damned if it wasn't right there on the screen.
That's one of the last threads I started on the ol' CRZboard. You can see it via the Web Archive (web.archive.org) (along with seven suitably ass-kissing replies) or you can read the reprint RIGHT HERE: