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Ethan Mawyer, author of over 350 parodies on this site, will be performing some of his best ones on 11/16 in Manhattan. He is willing to buy a reasonably priced drink for everyone who comes to see him.

   Full story is at inthe00s. Article was posted on November 7 by Ethan Mawyer

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Annonymous - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Oh, Lord, help us all! If he sounds bad in .mp3 format, he'll scare off everyone who's attending his own embarrassment. I'm sorry if this may sound negative, but I think this young man's talent doesn't lie in music, much less singing. Is it just me, or does this young man post his recordings just to get attention?? It's sad hearing this guy, who obviously tries a little too hard. What's worse is that he is in denial, thinking he's the next "Weird Al" Yankovic. *annoyed* His songs remind me of a Special Ed, Tone-Deaf Children's Chior.
amen brother - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Trying to buy applause with free booze? Even that won't help.Giving free earplugs would be a better bet. And Mr. Annonymous, while I agree with most of what you said, please don't insult the Children's Choir like that!
bubblewrapmaster - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
... Oh my. This guy seriously thinks he's a rock star. Hopefully this is when he'll realize how bad he truly is.
Annonymous - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I apologize for the Special Ed, Tone-Deaf Children's Choir crack, they're more talented than this sad, pathetic excuse of a parody artist. When will this young man learn that those people in the audience aren't laughing with him, but AT him and for all the wrong reasons. I'm sorry, even his page annoys the living heck out of me. When I listen to one of his recordings, I'll admit, I laugh at them, but for all the wrong reasons. I know it sounds mean, but one day, he's going to realize that he's living a big lie.
Ethan Mawyer - November 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, that's harsh. But i haven't posted a recording in over a year, so maybe i've gotten better but haven't chose to post to expose myself to people who obviously can't handle songs recorded without modern recording technology. I don't even look at my comments to recordings here anymore because it has become apparent that the majority of the commenting listeners are there just to be insulting. I've never claimed to be a talented singer or to have any musical skills whatsoever. And some of the songs I recorded are way out of my range. I apologize for any trauma I may have caused any unsuspecting listeners with such decisions, but honestly if they're offered for free you shouldn't really be counting on professional quality. Professionals get paid. I just wanted to get some additional exposure, or attention as you call it, in case someone might get a positive impression of the LYRICS. Weird Al is special in that he is a talented parody lyricist with actual musical talent. I wish that could be true for me, but it is not. Despite my apparent lack of talent, there are people who seem to like my recordings. A radio station in Buffalo NY found my parody of "the distance", which fortunately is not very vocally demanding, and it became popular enough that their morning DJ's tracked me down to interview me on the air. And there are other people who can listen through the poor recording quality to get to the lyrics. If the anonymous posters above can't do that and would prefer something perfectly produced but lyrically empty, that's too bad. I don't need to buy applause. I've performed enough on the stage I'll be at before to know that getting applause won't be a problem. I think it's safe to say that I'm a better live performer than I am with rushed recordings with terrible equipment. If you thought I put a lot of effort into my recordings, you're wrong. I just wanted to get them out there. The only reason I need to bring people is that it's a requirement for the show. There are so many shows going on at the same time that if the non-established performers didn't bring people the club would be empty. Also, booze isn't really reasonably priced by my standards. If I bought anyone anything, it would be a soda just to offset the cost of the show a little bit. That's all I have to say for now, although I'm sure everyone posting above, if in fact it is more than one person, probably won't bother to read it.
brovenhaven III - November 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow. everybody really hates this guy. i have never heard of him, never heard one of his songs and i still think that what was said was harsh. wierd al is cool, so that's ok. keep up parodyism! - November 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Jeez, Ethan, I don't know why someone found it necessary to be such a dick to you. It takes gi-normous balls to perform solo; I'm impressed by your courage. If I were in Manhattan (a place I love to visit but don't get to nearly enough), I'd show up and buy YOU a drink.
Mad Genius - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Well put, Spaff. I don't know why on Earth someone could be so harsh. It's even harder to get a good gig if you're living in a border town that borders Mexico and having half, if not more of your audience not know what song you're parodying, I know because I've lived it more than I'd like to remember. Okay, while Ethan might not be totally perfect at what he does, at least he's picked a hobby he enjoys.
Robert J. Pagliaro - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
What Spaff said. And, those who can do, those who can't criticize. Just noticed how much pseudonymity there has been on this site. Now, being a big proponent of something we used to have here in the US - The First Amendment - I'm all for free speech. However, my guess is that most of these people haven't submitted so their artistic critique on artists should be taken with a grain of salt. Ethan, I've told you my philosophy during the times we've met, I don't necessarily write for the approval of anyone but me. The hell with what anyone says about your stuff - keep on writing and enjoy your spotlight next week. My hats off to you for your courage to standup in front of a New York audience (obviously filled with commies and those who want to ruin this country by defaming that wonderful, intelligent, respected by the world president - Dubya). Remind us as it gets closer to your date - I'll be there - I just hope you'll make it down from Poughkeepsie. bob
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - November 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Ethan, always the scientist (ahem, okey, inquiring minds wanna know type of guy then) I’m guessing that some of the (very surprising) heat you’re getting here might be due to a contextual mishap. These anonymous complainers probably don’t know you from the message boards, maybe they can’t even tell a story from the message boards apart from other stories on the recent news list, stories that are taken from real news sites or paparazzi magazines or whatever. There’s also the chance that they don’t know Amiright too well, that they clicked on the link and expected to get a funny parody, a contest of some sort, and a comments area filled with puns about and mocking of the artist in question. Heck, that guy that called you a rock star might actually think that you are a rock star, one that he somehow has missed, or one that was eliminated early in some American Idol type of show he doesn’t get (literally and/or mentally). And with all this taken into account he/they might have thought that the purpose of this comments area really is to make fun of the artist in the referred to piece of news. (Not that they’re doing a good job on that account either). Anyway, what it all sums up to if you take it the right way is put so well in that old saying we have on both sides of the Ocean: What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Good Luck with the performance! / Peter.
William Hong - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Finally!!!! Someone who makes ME sound good! Now, if I can get Leno to listen to this, he will have someone else to make fun of.
Ethan Mawyer - November 16, 2005 - Report this comment
First of all, the name is william hung. Secondly, Leno making fun of me might be one of the best things that could happen to me exposure-wise, so bring it on. Anyway, this is tonight and it doesn't look like I'm going to have to buy anyone anything. Oh, I'm not performing anything on my soundclick page tonight since most of that really isn't that good in my opinion.
Really hung - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Your opinion...and every one else who has heard you try to sing
Meriadoc - November 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey Ethan! I hoped you wowed 'em. As someone who is also a little more than tone deaf, I have always admired your putting your sound recordings online. Let us know how it turned out.

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