|Snide Remarks II: Electric Boogaloo||$5.00||Click here for details...|
Long ago, Eric produced some books and CDs containing his work. These items were treasured by dozens of people. But now everything is "digital" and on the "Internet," and nobody buys books or CDs anymore, and they are expensive to produce anyway.
Here is the one actual physical thing that you can still buy:
"Snide Remarks II: Electric Boogaloo" ($5, plus shipping). This is an actual book, a compilation of classic columns from the BYU era (1997-1999). Once these last 100 copies are sold, the book will be gone forever. The shopping cart to the right will allow you to pay by credit card or through your PayPal account.
What about all the old stuff? Is it gone forever? Is it on the "Internet" now?
"Snide Remarks" (book): This was the first compilation of BYU-era columns, published in 1998. It was the BYU Bookstore's bestselling non-textbook that year, even though it wasn't released until July! We're very proud of that. The last copies were sold in 2005, and no more reprints are forthcoming. The columns themselves are to be found in the Snide Remarks archives, though, here on this website.
"Will Make Jokes for Food" (CD): Eric's first live album, released in 2003. Songs included: "Your Thong," "Don't Know Why," "Piano Man," "The Titanic Song," "Since My Best Friend Got Engaged," "My Siamese Twin Fiancee," "The Scully Song," "I'm Handsome," "A Whole New Ward," "It Had to be U," "When I Was Six," "Songs About Rainbows," "Livin' La Vida Utah," "Work at the MTC," "The Pioneer Song," "Give It All up for You," "Why Would I Go out with You?," "Hold on, the Light Will Change," "The General Authorities Song." Many of these songs are now available for streaming or free download through iLike.com.
"Monkeys and Pirates Are Funny" (CD): Follow-up album, released in early 2006. Songs included: "Is It Weird? (the Lord of the Rings Song)," "Mr. Bright Guy," "Those Were the Days," "Megan the Vegan," "Winter's Chill," "Why Do You Hate America?," "That's a Moore-ay," "Darth Says It Best," "Everyone I Know (Is in Love) (Except Me)," "I Can't Stand to Fly," "Vincent Van Gogh," "Back to the Fair," "You Make Me Want to be Good," "UVSC," "The General Authorities Song." Many of these songs are now available for streaming or free download through iLike.com.
"The Snide Remarks Collection Vol. 1" (CD): This was like an audiobook, with Eric reading 15 of his columns. Nowadays, we call it a podcast. You can read the columns -- or listen to the audio versions -- in the Snide Remarks archives.
"Songs" (book): This was a songbook containing sheet music (piano, vocal and guitar chords) for 10 of Eric's original songs. You can download PDFs of these files and print them out your own self. The songs are: "Is It Weird? (The Lord of the Rings Song)," "I'm Handsome," "When I Was Six," "The Scully Song," "Since My Best Friend Got Engaged," "My Siamese Twin Fiancee," "Give It All up for You," "Everyone I Know (Is in Love) (Except Me)," "Why Would I Go out with You?," "The General Authorities Song."