It’s pretty clear from all the embedded music videos and song-reference-titled posts that John and I are music lovers. John even mentioned that he sings a lot in this post and we all know that I was a wee bit enamored with a certain rapper in my youth (an obsession that drove me to say the word “phat” on national TV). So when a musician friend here in Richmond casually invited us into their studio to mess around… well something magical happened. One thing led to another, and we ended up pouring all of our DIY passion into a DIYed song for you guys. Full of life lessons, house trials and tribulations, design rules that we follow (and break), and all sorts of other home-related musings – all set to a
phat sweet beat of course.
We’re hardly Big & Pac, but now that we got the edited version of our song back from the studio (ahh!!) we’re officially dropping our first single, which we’ve entitled: Hush.
So without further ado, our super professional all-that’s-missing-is-P-Diddy-and-a-helicopter video:
In case you’re at work and you can’t watch it, let’s just say it’s worth a play when you get home. Here’s what you have to look forward to:
- My hair’s down
- There are some pretty decent special effects (three $herdogs)
- Burger and Clara each make a cameo
- Ceramic animals abound
- Shelves get styled
- We remind people about the importance of safety glasses
Wait, but we have one more thing to tell you…
Okay, so we didn’t really record anything in a studio. We just made a fake-o forty second song at home where we rapped a few sentences into our computer’s microphone and used some stock vocal effects in Final Cut Pro along with a free beat that we found online. Then we paired it with a cliche-tastic video that we whipped up at home and bam… our first single. But it’s still worth watching later if you’re at work right now. I mean, how many rappers drop the words “miter saw” in their verse? In summary: it was more fun than two 31-year-olds should have. And of all the years that we’ve maintained our little April Fool’s tradition – can you believe this is our fifth year of this?! – this one’s one of our favorites (here’s last years, the one from 2011, the one from 2010, and the one from 2009).
Hope you guys fell for it – although I’m 99% sure you didn’t.
Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove says
Haha this is amazing – I can’t wait to watch the video when I get home from work!
Hee hee – this should be TRUE! Pure awesomeness.
Shellie Laird says
I literally thought what in the WORLD are they doing LOL. You guys did get me!
I just told my husband today that I wasn’t going to let anyone pull any April Fool’s tricks on me…you won! Hilarious!
sooooo awesome! :D
Hahahahaha Love it!!
Lisa L. says
Ok, this definitely makes you guys my favorite people ever. Also, I’m very gullible. For about thirty seconds, I kind of believed you.
Heather C says
I laughed so hard… especially at the bloopers!
The best part about it is that I totally fell for it and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Great job you two!
Awesome. But now I feel like you should make the whole thing! Thanks for the laugh!
Day is made. Granted that it’s only 8 am in the midwest, but still. Sherdog, you go hard.
Brooke @ Inside-Out Design says
I’m a moron cause I totally fell for it!!! I forgot it was April Fools today. Hahaha it was hilarious!!!
This is amazing!
Aaaaaaaand that was amazing. Encore!
And that is why I love you guys! Love the Busta Rhymes yo yo yo’s!
Haha HILARIOUS!! I totally fell for it. You guys are awesome! And that’s no April Fools! :)
I’ve been following this blog for 2 years and love all of your DIY projects but for some reason, this was my favorite post you’ve ever done! haha definitely reminded me of that Natalie Portman rap video from SNL. Too bad you guys didn’t do a full length song :)
Janelle @ Two Cups of Happy says
First thing I thought when Sherry started rapping – Natalie Portman!
Yes! I was thinking that too, Esi! I love Natalie Portman’s rap. Although now I realize that SNL mistakenly left out the ceramic animals and paintbrushes…
Great rapping, YHL! A full length song would be awesome…I mean dope.
YES! It totally made me think of Natalie Portmans rap. Although SNL forgot the ceramic animals and paintbrushes…whoops. I agree with Esi – a full song would be awesome…I mean dope. Great rapping, YHL!
Ha…sorry for the reiteration…my computer gave me an error message the first time.
That was amazeballs!
good one but really, you guys should finish that…
I totally agree with Brenda… that was the start of something amazing. I laughed so hard I cried. That was great.
Yes! Finish it! :-D
Ahhhh, so funny :) I was prepared for your trick… I fell for last year’s toilet but not this year!
I’m glad you had fun and the video is GREAT. Like…it looks professional so I bet you will fool some people.
OMG – That was AMAZTACULAR!You guys totally brightened my Monday :)
THAT WAS FUNNY!!
That was pretty much the greatest thing ever. I had just put my daughter down for a nap when I started playing it and I was trying to hold back laughter so hard (I have a loud laugh), my eyes started crying. That was pure greatness!
Jen @ Domesticated Nomad says
Seriously your best April Fools ever. The video was hysterical!
Carrie @ DreamGreenDIY says
OMG. Best one YET! Oh, and I totes believed you at first…
Cara D says
Can’t wait to see the video. As soon as I saw the first pic I knew it was an April Fool’s joke. Funny!
Crystal @ 29 Rue House says
You got me! LOL. You should finish the video!
You totally look like hip rappers! John especially – that’s a pretty tough face.
I knew this would be an April Fools Joke, but I have to say I was fully expecting to get Rick Rolled…and I am so sad I wasn’t hahahahah. This was fantastic!
also…I think I just came way too close to peeing myself while watching it again. The tears. The tears. Oohh my God. There may have been a 90’s rap singoff this weekend with a homemade kazoo, while we were on a weekend away. So this kind of stole my heart. I only wish Andy would let me publish him rapping Regulators.
That was pretty awesome and hilarious! :)
Totally fell for it and almost died laughing. This was by far the best April Fool’s. It does amaze me how you’re always able to come up with new ideas.
Needle little Balance says
Hahaha! Amazing! I’ve been secretly waiting for today to see with what you come up with. All I can say is you never fail to surprise us!
Oh Em Gee!! This is definately your best April Fool’s post yet! But you guys could totally have done this for real and it would have been da bomb!!
Oh.my.gosh. That was awesome! You guys are always so creative :)
Jess @ Little House. Big Heart. says
Hahaha! Too funny! I can’t wait to watch the video over lunch!
Today is our second house-iversary! We got the keys to the Little House two years ago today (no fooling)!
Sylvia D says
BAHAHAHAHAHA. I thought you were somehow going to use music to the ThriftShop song!
You guys are so hilarious. I love how you have so much fun together. :)
you actually got me out of comment-hiding with this post. seriously, hilarious! who knew you guys were so musically talented.
Am I the only one that’s sad you guys didn’t finish the song??? It’s hilarious!
Me too! You guys did an amazing job and Sherry, you have some serious skills my friend.
Yes, please pretty please, I’ll bake you some virtual cupcakes, please finish the song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xo
Hahah! Love this!!
lol you guys are amazing! :)
you got me!
I have been reading for many years, so I’ve been eagerly anticipating this post for several weeks. LOVE IT. You guys are too fabulous for words.
And I just have to say, that “Turn up your speakers” shot of John is HOT. Yowza. Don’t worry – I know – #backoffhesyours :)
Heck yeah my man is sizzling. And I will fight you with an angled paint brush for him. Haha!
Jen @ Migonis Home says
That was great! Thanks for the laugh!
Haha! You had me for a few sentences before I remembered today’s date. :)
Katy D. says
You guys are the BEST.
Uh, yeah, I fell for that. I clicked on the video before scrolling down and reading the rest of the post. Hilarious.
You guys are too cute!!! :)