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2009-12-08
Moneyshot Cosmonauts Blame the Elves 
Nothing says Christmas like a parody of Bette Midler's "The Rose."

A little trivia: This was originally written for Robert Lund's Christmas CD, Elves Gone Wild! - but the female vocalist never materialized, so the song didn't either. But like a seed that lies far beneath the bitter snows, this thing, with the sun's love, finally sprouted six years later...and ate Steve Martin and Vincent Gardenia.

M. Spaff "Snow Miser" Sumsion: Concept and lyrics
Felice "Navidad" Hernandez: Vocals
Bob "Cratchit" Emmet: Instruments, recording and mixing

This song is now available on the following CDs:
   
Comments:
2009-12-08 stevegoodie
That was lovely... just lovely. And it answered so many questions.
2009-12-08 maxgoof
Love the ending!!
2009-12-08 downwithben
This was enlightening. I will never take elves for granted again.
2009-12-08 forestofthedead
That was seriously awesome!!
2009-12-09 mrwompy
Fantastic!! Merry Christmas!!!
2009-12-10 Knarf
I didn't know there were elves in Oz. Oz nerd^.
2009-12-10 voiceroy
Another classic from the Cosmonauts. Spaff, I'd love to hear what it was that inspired you to parody "The Rose" with a song about elves. So many spoofs begin as puns/play on words, but I can't imagine the connection on this one.
2009-12-13 Spaff.com
Many thanks to all of my fellow misfit elves!

Knarf: After exhaustive research, I have determined that you are correct. Those things in The Wizard of Oz are not elves. They're orcs.

voiceroy: I wrote these lyrics six years ago and, alas, I can't remember what spawned the idea. My best guess would be egg nog and NyQuil.

2009-12-13 Spaff.com
That should say misfit toys. Someone spank my copy editor.
2009-12-15 davewhite
Terrific!! I now have the opener for my Christmas show next week on Dave White Presents.
2010-11-30 djseamus
How did I miss this last year? Great stuff Spaff, Bob, and Felice. This will most assuredly go on "Shillelagh Safari" this holiday season.
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