“Don’t be so bitter my princess, won’t you put out the fire?” A hook that any and all THJs (The Half Jeffersons) fans have had stuck in their heads at one time or another. Go watch the music video – I bet you 5 dólares that you won’t be able to resist watching it more than once.
The funny thing is, ‘The Fire’ – a song featured on MTV’s Newport Harbor – was never intended to be a part of The Half Jeffersons album, “A Splash of Color.” It was a last-minute decision, that started off something like this:
Justin: “Kenny, sooooo….we want to come in for a weekend and record two new songs for the album.”
Kenny: “Haha…” [a sigh. then a pensive pause] “You want to do what?”
Justin: “How is this weekend?”
And the rest was fate – if you believe in that sort of stuff, sissy (just playing). The tune was recorded (along with ‘War’) the following weekend one week before the album was scheduled for mastering. I am not sure how much more last-minute you can get for a major project. But in this case, if it weren’t for that last-minute decision, this album would never have received the national recognition it received after being picked up by MTV’s Newport Harbor (granted, the show was absolutely terrible, sorry MTV-you’re still ma boi).
Anyway, go listen to ‘The Fire.’ Go listen to the entire album for that matter – then, go buy it on iTunes. Then, come back here in two months when the sophomore album, ‘Chorus,’ is released, then read my blog, then buy that album. I cannot begin to express how spectacular it is.
In the mean time, take head this advice: add at least one last-minute addition to your next major project, one week before its deadline. Then give The Half Jeffersons and me a 20% kickback for making you rich.