There's one thing I hate more than bad folk music and that's bad Irish folk music. Cue Madonna's ex hubby Guy Ritchie, who's 2010 goal is to conquer the music industry -- and change my hatered toward old creepy guys who play the washboard with a big stick.
The British director, and owner of cozy London pub the Punch Bowl (minimal Web site here), has decided that his in-house bar band is ready to take on the world outside the walls of Punchtown. However, I find that there may be a few small issues with his idea.
Firstly, the name of the band is predictably titled the Punchbowl Band, which sound like some spoon slappin', tootin' on a jug of moonshine type of act. Secondly, the even less creative record label they will release their freshman album on is called Punchbowl Records ... come on Guy, reach in that "Snatch," "RocknRolla," "Lock, Stock" bag of fun words and pull out something to jump start our taste bunds. All I'm wanting thus far is a glass of red Kool-Aid.
In a statement issued by Universal, who will subsidize his new record label, Guy said, “It’s a tough place but I’ve seen this band connect with people. They have every chance of being embraced by a wider audience.” What, like a bachelor party in the back patio? I will give him a little credit since Justin Timberlake has played with the Punchbowl Band (ugh, I can't even type it without cringing) and said, “Jamming with the guys was the most fun I have ever had without a woman.”
By the looks of the bands video below, it seems like Justin may need to get out more.
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