Jan 19, 2007

Yacht Rock

The internet might just be what causes the downfall of America. My friend and compadre Johnny told me about the "Yacht Rock" stuff on YouTube a while back, but I haven't had the chance to watch any of the episodes. Well, tonight I did, and the one posted below is my favorite so far. Check it out.

For those who don't know, Yacht Rock is based on the music of smooth artists of the eighties, such as Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The episodes are low-budget enough but they're still pretty remarkably funny.

Here's a quote from the Wikipedia page:

n the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California during the late '70s and early '80s. In part, the term relates to the stereotype of the yuppie yacht owner, enjoying champagne and smooth music while out for a sail. Additionally, since sailing was a popular leisure activity in Southern California, many "yacht rockers" made nautical references in their lyrics and album artwork, particularly the anthemic track "Sailing" by Christopher Cross.

If you didn't really grow up in the eighties, this sort of thing is kind of hard to describe. But if you did, then you totally get the humor in the show.

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