Filk Friday: Creative use of self parody

Friday, September 2, 2011

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Carla Ulbrich knows how to apply humor to her own embarrassing incidents and health issues. I like her unique voice and would love to meet her in person. This video clip was a recording she made just a few days ago as part of an interview with Michael Stock. She tells about an embarrassing fall she made when she was recovering from kidney failure and stroke. (She even made a whole CD entitled Sick Humor, humorous songs about medical procedures, after being in the hospital.) Then she shared about how she lost weight during the recovery to the point where she'd lost too much. It had inspired her to write "What If Your Butt Was Gone?" Not only is it entertaining, but it's a parody of one of her own songs.

Some of my favorite songs include "If I Had the Copyright" (the F Words Song), "Sittin' In the Waiting Room," "Therapy Works," "Duet With a Klingon," and "How Old Are You." Hope you enjoy the video. If you do, you may want to check out her website: The Singing Patient. She is a spunky woman as well as a remarkable singer. What an inspiration.


Anonymous said...

I love Carla Ulbrich. "Nothing To Say" is a great one. Blanking on the rest since I'm in a hurry this morning with kids jumping all over me as I try to type this. But she's funny, funny, funny. The one about the being your girlfriend--the one that has three endings--is a favorite. Just classic and witty. Wanted to let you know that I gave you a shout out this morning on my post thanks to some of your book recommendations.

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