02 Jul 2010

A Tribute to My Favorite Blogger

Music parodies 13 Comments

I decided to be the blog I wanted to see in the world…

Want to see a live rendition? Then come on out to Nashville on July 16. (Although I will be singing, there will be no zombie appearance, just to be clear.)

13 Responses to “A Tribute to My Favorite Blogger”

  1. mary kelly says:


    This is terrific. I think you have a whole new opportunity. You have a great voice. I think this is one of best and funniest approaches to reaching people.

    Keep up the good work.

    (I did not like zombie too much, I think you are too smart and way, way too handsome to cover up your face. Doing what you just did, singing and having a slide show, is really fantastic, and I think its a winner. Just keep the jokes about others above the belt, cause one may one day do a slide show about you. Sometimes our “enemies” can become partners and friends someday, so try to keep it fun, make love not war and enjoy!.)

    Thanks for sharing, and for letting me give you some feedback. This is good, really good, fun, not mean spirited, entertaining.


  2. Leo says:

    Was that really you singing? Release an auto-tuned version as well.

    • bobmurphy says:

      What’s “auto-tuned”? I hope that is a technical term and you’re not saying I sang out of tune.

  3. Not Bob Murphy's Love Child says:

    Dont listen to Mary. Zombie was awesome.

    This is good, because it is going to get people paying attention to you, whether they like the song or not. Especially when you put all your articles in the video.

  4. Ash says:

    Fantastic! Include the lyrics in the description so we can sing along!

    • bobmurphy says:

      Really? I thought they were pretty easy to hear. Do others think I should do that?

      • Lucas M. Engelhardt says:

        I think it was pretty clear – but Karaokeing it would be easier with the written lyrics – perhaps in a CC form… I find that YouTube’s “autocaption” is pretty good as far as that goes.

      • Ash says:

        What Lucas said. It’s more for just karaokeing.

  5. #1 Zombie fan says:

    “Although I will be singing, there will be no zombie appearance, just to be clear”

    No zombie appearance !
    Have the neo-confederates used their powerful connections to silence him ?
    We need the POTUS to create the ZPA (Zombie Protection Agency).

    Without zombie I am afraid people will start to think that the Fed isn’t needed and gold is needed.

  6. Tom Woods says:

    Bob, why not put a link to your Mises article archive, or to some of these articles, in the video description?

    • bobmurphy says:

      Well I’m testing the waters. I’m afraid if I make it look like it’s a commercial, as opposed to a straight parody, they’ll make me take it down. I.e. I didn’t cut a deal with whoever owns the Buckingham’s song.

  7. Minority Report says:

    This is kind of messed up. But not nearly enough.

    I’d like to see you wrestling as “The Masked Austrian”, slamming some monetary crank into the turnbuckle before going up to the top rope for your trademarked “Rothbard Special” (flying elbow drop while flashing a peace sign at the crowd) into a quick three-count.