H.P. Joelcraft - Billy Joel

Put Your Tentacles Together For H.P. Joelcraft!

Friends, the World can be a tough place. Certainly most of us are aware of this. Frequently unfair and mean as well as cynical. Granted when we step back and look at it logically. We know of course that we can count on friends and family to offset the woes we experience. To say nothing of the simple joys one might discover on the internet. Say like the merging of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and the musical skills of Billy Joel? Or as singer and song-writer, Julian Velard, so eloquently described it. H.P. Joelcraft…of course!

H.P. Joelcraft - H.P. Lovecraft
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.”

I’m not sure if H.P. Lovecraft would be as enamored with H.P. Joelcraft as I am. But I can at the very least say this mashup of Lovecraft’s Nemesis with Joel’s 1973 Piano Man is incredibly entertaining.
H.P. Joelcraft - Billy Joel - Piano Man

We have to thank Birth. Movies. Death. for the heads up on this delicious madness. Who in turn were surprised to find a tweet by Captain Video. Who posted a rather interesting discovery a few days back. The good Captain realized that Lovecraft’s 1917 poem Nemesis possessed the same meter as Joel’s Piano Man!
H.P. Joelcraft - Nemesis - Captain Video

Thanks once again to Birth. Movies. Death. the wheels were put into motion to have this actually put to music. Except to their surprise it had already been accomplished. Julian Velard had in fact just uploaded H.P. Joelcraft to SoundCloud. Just the other day, H.P. Joelcraft, was released on YouTube as well. While Julian Velard admits he had to trim a few lines of the poem to work – the spirit of the poem is still intact.

Now without further ado, my friends. Straight from his headlining performance for a third Eon in R’lyeh. Enjoy H.P. Joelcraft’s hit Nemesis!

[Via] Julian Velard

I hope the chanting has calmed down enough by now. So at the very least you might indeed listen to a reading of the original 1917 poem as well.

[Via] Gusburne2000

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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