For It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia fans who missed it, we wanted to share one of our favorite viral videos from the last year. Featuring Irish drummer, David Dockery; Prince‘s former bassist, MonoNeon; and, of course, a good old fashion Charlie rant, this series of videos shows what happens when music and the Internet combine.
Most Always Sunny fans are familiar with the classic episode, “Sweet Dee Has A Heart Attack”—the tenth episode of season four—when Charlie and Mac pose as mailroom workers at a company to get health insurance, and Charlie potentially stumbles into a conspiracy theory involving an individual named Pepe Silvia and Carol of HR. In the new videos, David Dockery perfectly punctuates Charlie’s ravings as he explains his theory to Mac, and the two argue about it.
Of course, MonoNeon has become known in his own right for his rhythmic translations of popular media on the bass. Once Dockery’s video took off, MonoNeon added his own playing to the video, working off Dockery’s parts and adding in his own bass line to the argument. You can check out both videos and the progression below.
(Side note: as a fun fact about the roots of Charlie’s conspiracy, some anonymous geniuses on the Internet have posited that Charlie, who’s known for his difficulties with reading comprehension, is misreading Pennsylvania as Pepe Silvia and the attention line, Care of HR, as Carol of HR, which makes a lot of sense but totally blew my mind.)
At the fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive, MonoNeon will be on hand to pay tribute to his former collaborator, Prince, with the all-star Purple Party set. Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.
Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.
Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.