MP3 Carla Ulbrich - Sick Humor
Funny songs: Hospital and Waiting Room Humor as told by a Professional Smart Aleck (from personal experience)
10 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, ROCK: 80''s Rock
It''s sick! It''s twisted! And it all really happened!
If you are a nurse, have a chronic illness, or otherwise just like to laugh, you will get many grins out of this CD.
Tales from the hospital and doctors'' waiting rooms from Professional Smart Aleck, who has survived kidney failure, severe anemia, a stroke, worst of all, 8 days in the hospital...
Carla was a full-time performing musician before her stroke and had to re-learn to play the guitar from scratch after having a stroke. In 2002, her full-time job was getting better. For over a year she shuffled from specialist to specialist in her bedroom slippers (her feet were to swollen to wear shoes) and synthetic wig (there is no cure for vanity), and until she could play guitar again, her creative outlet was writing parodies- taking familiar tunes and re-writing the lyrics.
In this case, the songs she wrote reflected the reality of a frustrated patient in a dehumanizing health case system (that would be ours, you know the USA''s). Many of the lyrics were written in waiting rooms.
There is plenty of humor to be found in the darkest of times, and a great deal of truth is told amid the yuks.
The parodied songs are borrowed from Huey Lewis, the Pretenders, Lloyd Price, George Gershwin, and even Carla herself. "What If Your Butt Was Gone" was the #8 most requested song of the entire year (2004) on Dr. Demento''s Nationally syndicated radio program.
Have Carla come sing a few funny tunes at your next meeting or convention!
The music is played by a band so good, you''ll think it''s karaoke tracks, but it''s not. And who''s that fantastic guitar player in the band? That''s right, it''s Carla.
"A marvelous and heartfelt (and very funny, of course) piece of work." - Dr Demento
"Love it. Cure for the blues." - John McLaughlin, WMUC
"Absolutely brilliant parodies, I nearly got
in a wreck a couple of times I was laughing so hard. And the production was fantastic..." - Tony F, fan
"We want more Carla! I really lost it when I heard what if your butt was gone! I couldn''t resist putting On The Camode Again and What If Your Butt Was Gone on the air back to back, or should I say Cheek to Cheek!"
- Byron Lee host "The Fun Zone" WTND