Friday, November 6, 2009

Angsty Birthday Song

Max spontaneously sang this (original) song on the beach over the summer. And, no, it wasn't his birthday, not even close. I dedicate it to my brother James who is turning 30 this weekend. Happy birthday, J.D.! I hope it's not a rip off!



I'm thinking of submitting it to the Friend to be published and used as an alternate birthday song in Primary. What do you think?

15 comments:

Leslie said...

Oh my! That's awesome! Sure to replace "It's my party, I can cry if I want to!"

Soul-Fusion said...

Love that one. Although I will always treasure my rock and roll birthday serenade from Max.

and uh, thanks for capturing a snipit of my best side . . . :)

Annie said...

I don't think I knew what "rip off" meant until I was 13, so congratulations on having such a world-weary child.

Best birthday song ever, by the way. I laughed so hard.

Dede said...

That's great! James will be excited to hear it, since it is dedicated to him.

Jesse C said...

Oh wow, I love how he adds more vibrato towards the end when he really starts to feel it.

Classic. I'm pretty sure he was throwing handfuls of sand for percussion. It didn't quite pick up on the video, but I'm sure it sounded amazing live.

Kelli said...

hilarious! I am already teaching it to my boys so that they can be ahead of the game when it comes out in the Friend!

Kelli said...

also. What exactly did you do or not do at this poor boy's last birthday that caused these feelings?

Lindy-Lou said...

Isn't Ryan supposed to ask that question, pad and pencil in hand, while Tiff reclines on the couch in his office?

Kami said...

Max is a little YOU! Do you say rip off? Love this video...I'll talk to my Primary Presidency about it for the birthday song. ;)

Donna said...

Today actually is my birthday, so that is extra awesome! Loved it.

Angie said...

What the heck! That made me laugh out loud.

Although, as a former primary president, I'm not sure they'd go for it. I'm sorry.

Kim said...

It's like going to an Alanis Morissette or Avril Lavigne concert.

MiaKatia said...

That is a classic birthday song! Happy Birthday James.

Becky said...

Love it! I feel the same angst in my heart about birthdays. I have never thought to put it to song though. Thank you Max. BTW, his song is a hit at our house.

The Coolest Allen Family said...

I love that he sounds kind of like Ethel Merman when he sings!

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