Almost ten years parody writing experience. Willing to use just about any type of original song for parody material and flexible regarding subject matter. Wrote a parody professionally once for marketing purposes. Doesn't usually write parodies in sentence fragments.
I think that this section should be devoted to what I feel are my strengths which might make me the best choice for your project, so it will be. These are not in any particular order. I know a lot of songs, including whatever is dominating the current Billboard charts, which I believe makes me me more prepared than most in case a client has an original song in mind because familiarity is essential for good parody. If the project is more about the subject matter than song used, knowledge helps because it makes me more likely to think of an optimal fit between parodied song and subject matter with more songs to choose from. I write fast when I'm motivated. If I'm using a tricky hip-hop song as parody fodder then it will probably take a bit longer, but usually when I have a solid idea of what I want to write about I can finish it in the same day. I did that when Britney Spears married the other Jason Alexander a few years back( "Oops I married my friend"), and research using both Google and my author page could probably prove it. I also wrote about the Starbucks barista scandal ruling ("Cafe") a couple of weeks ago possibly before the news was broadcast anywhere besides the internet. Finally, I rhyme well. To me, good rhyming not only entails fitting the rhyme scheme of the original song but doing so without resorting to brutal syntax and/or obscure vocabulary that will make the finished product confusing in a bad way. I've gotten the impression that relying on rhyming dictionaries often produces awkward rhymes and I never use those. If you have any further questions, feel free to send me an E-mail.
Ethan Mawyer can be contacted via email.
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