8:26 PM EDT, March 21, 2011
Tim and Eric fans may or mayn't be into Heidecker and Wood's "Starting from Nowhere," a Wareheimless yacht-rock ... tribute? homage? spoof? that came out this month.
Tim and Eric (and David Wood) coast in this little space between irony and everything else: Is it bad or is it funny? Is it funny or is it real? Is it real or is it bad? Is it all or both or nothing? And this interview over at Salon clears up ... all or both or nothing.
Songs on "Starting from Nowhere" include: "The Grandest Canyon," "Wedding Song" and "Weatherman." On "Wedding Song," Heidecker sings, "Well, I hope there's a preacher, 'cause I know there's a groom. I don't have a ring, girl, but I've got the room. Marry me under a soft blue moonlight and say these words: I do. You know that I'll always love you, you know that I'll always care."
And compare it with this song, "Come Over," from "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"
Tim doesn't really give many clues about where he and Wood might be "coming from" on this record, but he does tell Salon: "... you're allowed to enjoy [this record] and appreciate it at any level you feel comfortable with. You can enjoy it completely earnestly, you can enjoy it for the music, you can enjoy it for the humor, or you could ignore the humor and take me at my word: that what I'm singing about is honest and true. So, you know, use it however you wish. It is my gift to you."