Nerds, your search for quality humor in music is over.
If you never heard of Da Vinci's Notebook, they were the engineers of such brilliant comedy songs as Enormous Penis, Title of the Song and I Wish I Were. DVN was a four-man a capella band based out of Washington, D.C. They are no longer together, but Paul and Storm is the second incarnation of DVN.
Paul Sabourin and Greg "Storm" DiCostanzo showcase their music capabilities by incoprorating instruments into their songs. Their debut album, "Shame and Cookie Dough" does just that—even if they don't do it for very long.
The CD consists of seven songs, then those same seven songs repeated with director's commentary—a unique and effective tool Paul and Storm use to increase both the humor in the CD and the dismal length of the album.
Six Guys, Ten Teeth is a mockery of rednecks going out all night, drinking and causing trouble. The Ballad of Eddie Praeger is a spoof of a folk song, and in the commentary version of the song Paul and Storm mention Gordon Lightfoot as a main target. Why, Baby, Why? is a short song about a high-pitched boy crying out to his ex-girlfriend, and asking why she kicked him in the nether region. The Ballad of the Sneak is a song that originally appeared on the website HomestarRunner.com as the music to one of the animated cartoons. The album wraps up with three very short songs, which are what they call "rejected commercial jingles." The premise of these songs were that Paul and Storm wrote songs for products that the companies did not buy. In actuality, Paul and Storm make fun of the three products: The board game Twister, NECCO Wafers and Pillsbury Cookie Dough.
Those seven songs are then repeated with Paul and Storm making oddball comments about the songs, and sometimes go off on a tangent. It is evident that this commentary is not scripted and portrays the duet as two genuinely funny people.