Here’s one that I put some time into getting to sound the way I wanted. However, I didn’t have time to do a “proper” video, so the twirling circle of Hoodie-Foodie women was the best I could do. I am rather fond of the tune, though. Hall and Oates were primary musical inspirations with Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” in mind during the bridge. Let the ersatz ’70s soft-rock balladry float you away.
Vermont Teddy Bear Company may be the closest thing Vermont has to a Disney company, a place that cultivates a sense of whimsical possibilities. Being part of The Bear certainly gave me plenty of excuses to come up with…goofy songs. I wrote one for the company’s 2008 Burlington Mardi Gras float (“I wanna give the world a beeeeear huuuuuug!”), and I wrote a few promoting Hoodie-Footie, one of the flagship products of its daughter company, PajamaGram.
Here’s the second song I wrote for Hoodie-Footie (so I called it, uh, “Hoodie-Footie #2”). A ham such as I has no qualms about getting into a pink adult onesie and losing what little dignity he has left, but I have to give my appreciation to my coworkers who dared to don very warm, hooded PJs and dance their way into…immortality…
My first foray into YouTube publishing, with apologies to They Might Be Giants for the “Piece of Dirt” parody: