I first learned of this music project last week when Donny sent me the following email:
If Nero seems a bit more excited lately, it's because he's looking forward to his first solo album!!! His cartoon alter ego is in New Orleans right now. Nero specifically asked to record at Spanish Eddie's, because there's a lounge that Eddie always keeps well-stocked with Bar-B-Que dog biscuits. Besides that, it's just a bitchin' studio!
As you know, The Bettys are playing the background music. Betty, Ralfi and Jonniemae (who plays lead guitar in The Bettys) wrote the Disco arrangements, and Sabrina has a magic touch with the vocal arrangements (literally)! Midge Mercury is kicking serious ass on Latin percussion. Ralfi Chingas is producing, of course, and conducting the horn section. Just wait until you hear the songs Nero chose! Here are some of the mad groovy lyrics he's been singing:
Is the poverty bringing you down?Is the mailman jerking you 'round?Did he put your million dollar checkIn someone else's box?
If those lyrics look familiar, that's because Nero is all about Prince in his debut album. The reasoning -- I'm assuming -- is two-fold. First, Nero really likes the musician who once gave up his name for a symbol. And secondly, Nero's own birth dad was named Prince. As Nero just told me, "My music is my roots." It's all full circle for our favorite poodle!What's the matter with your world?
Was it a boy when you wanted a girl?
Your straight hair ain't got no curl?
Life just ain't real funky
Unless it's got that popDig it!
Everybody needs a thrill
We all got a space to fill
Everybody can't be on top
But life just ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it!Who says Disco lyrics aren't about anything? Nero refuses to sing dumb lyrics; he's a progressive pooch!
Check out this pics:
In case you missed it in that final pic, there has been a lot of speculation -- mostly by corrupt music mogul Jason Blossom -- about whether Nero sings his own music or if it's really me?? I can assure each and every one of you that the warbling voice singing on Nero's new CD is definitely not me!
Thanks again, Stuffed Animal!