Music: The Trents
The Trents are a One-Man Band fronted by Johnny Lurg, although there have been other members at times. Most of The Trents' tracks are acoustic Parody songs, but recently some "original" material has been written."For reasons unknown, I have employed a Flunky to wittingly comment on several of my Tropes." —Johnny Lurg
The Trents provides examples of:
- All Guys Want Cheerleaders: The original song "Green River Reflections" is basically this trope. I don't mean to brag, but when Johnny Lurg performed the song at his high school, he was hugged (and perchance kissed) by the entire cheerleading squad (Flunky Note: This really happened, I swears it!)
- Cover Version: The esoteric gem "Take Me Down" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, and at least three songs by singer-songwriter Danny Saucedo ("Magic Red Shoes," "The Peace Zone," and "After the Woo Comes the Who") (Flunky Note: Johnny Lurg is currently Danny Saucedo's official number-one fan as seen on http://www.dannysaucedo.com/fans.html, the homepage for Saucedo's Lab Rat fan club)
- Shout-Out: The band is named after Trent Lane from Daria. Previously the band was named The Upchucks after Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer III from the same show (Flunky Note: Besides computer smarts, the life of Johnny Lurg in no way resembles that of Ruttheimer. Would "Upchuck" get hugged by an entire cheerleading squad? I don't think so.).
- Also, the parody song "Bike Thief" contains several allusions to YTMND, a website that the lead singer and the occasional co-guitarist both have trolled for several years (Flunky Note: since this article was written, Johnny Lurg was IP banned for about a month and said co-guitarist lost interest in the website formally known as "You're the Man Now Dog").