My Two Daddies (Can Beat Up Your One) – The Single!

May 22, 2013 | By Brent Almond | DAD STUFF

This post has been a long time in the making, but I’m super stoked to finally introduce “My Two Daddies (Can Beat Up Your One)” — the single, the finished product, the labor of love. And oh yeah, the fundraiser…

Y’see, I had such a blast writing, performing and recording this — yet I know it’s not going Platinum or winning any Grammies (CMA award, maybe?). It’s pretty much a vanity project wrapped in a love letter to my son (with a smidge of me working through my insecurities as a father). But I figured while I’m sharing it with the universe, I’d try to raise some money for a good cause. And I’ve found no better cause that supports other families with Two Daddies (or Two Mommies) than Family Equality Council.

But before I prattle on too much about my own benevolence… THE SONG!

I originally wrote the lyrics as part of a copywriting workshop. I was attending a design conference in the Texas hill country, and our assignment was to write a country song using our own life as the subject. JJ was about 18 months old at the time, and already I was pondering worrying what trials he might face as the adopted son of two gay men. I pictured our little fella getting picked on by some mustachioed, homophobic toddler (I know, my imagination runneth over) and in response, JJ puffs out his chest, chubby fists on his be-daipered hips, the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly playing in the background…

…and thus was born “My Two Daddies” — the mock battle cry of a picked-on kid who’s unequivocally proud of who he is, where he comes from, and that he’s dang lucky to have “the two best daddies that you’ve ever seen.”

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Click to hear a snippet

NOW ABOUT THAT FUNDRAISING BIT…
All the profits from song sales will go to Family Equality Council, so please mosey over to iTunes or Amazon and pony up your 99 cents. Our family (and others like ours) sure appreciates your contribution!

And if you’re feeling a might more generous, please consider making a donation directly to my fundraising page at Family Equality Council, where I’ll be tracking donations made from song sales as well as what’s contributed on the fundraising page. Since the month of June includes both Father’s Day and LGBT Pride celebrations (for many cities/states), my goal is to raise $500 by the end of the month.  But I’d be pleased as punch to raise and/or extend that…

“MY TWO DADDIES” – LIVE!
As a bonus, below is the video of me performing “My Two Daddies” (with co-songwriter Tom Nichols) at last year’s “No Talent Show,” part of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s annual retreat. I’m proud to say I won the “Judge’s Award” — which is kind of like Miss Congeniality, but not as conciliatory. 🙂

AND FINALLY, SOME 10 GALLON THANK YOUS & SHOUT-OUTS ARE IN ORDER:

Tom Nichols – my co-songwriter, cheerleader, gee-tarist, producer and friend
Emily Weiss – fabulous cover photographer
Wayne Geyer
– whose workshop helped yank this song from my heart, brain and wit

Recorded at Cue Recording Studios, Falls Church, VA
Recording engineer – Sean Russell
Mixing engineer – Ken Schubert
Guitars (electric, acoustic, papoose*) – Joe Poppen
Bass – Holly Montgomery
Drums – Andy Hamburger

Big Daddy hugs and kisses to JJ, my inspiration for all things muse-y and musical (and the cover model). You’re the light of my life and my superhero. I strive to always be yours.

And thank you to Papa (the other daddy), who brings home the bacon while I’m off playing artist, blogger and country singer. I appreciate all you do for us and for your unending patience with me. I love you and our family that we’ve made more than words can say.

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Once more, for the cheap seats (please share the heck outta these links, y’all!):Bu

Buy the single on iTunes  |  Buy the single on Amazon

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My Two Daddies (Can Beat Up Your One)
Lyrics by Brent Almond, Music by Brent Almond and Tom Nichols
© 2013 Designer Daddy Records

 My Two Daddies (Can Beat Up Your One) – The Single!

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18 responses to “My Two Daddies (Can Beat Up Your One) – The Single!”

  1. Chris says:

    Nice job Brent. Plus, after listening to you sing it I don’t have to imagine what it sounds like. Because it is going to be stuck in my head till Friday.

  2. Steve says:

    Love, love, love it!!!

    • Brent Almond says:

      Thanks Steve! I just hope it lives up to the live performance. Hard to capture in the studio the excitement of singing in front of 100+ drunk, judgmental gay men! 🙂

      DD

  3. Chris says:

    Brent, What an amazing accomplishment! Loved the song and the message it sends. Your little boy is lucky to not only have one great daddy but two.

  4. ustreetmike says:

    I keep throwing money at my computer screen but nothing is happening!

  5. Great work Brent! And for a worthy cause!

    Purchased, and shared via twitter(@askdadblog) and facebook (https://facebook.com/askyourdadblog).

  6. I love it, Brent! Yeehaw!

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  8. Wayne Geyer says:

    Brent,

    I’m speechless. Too proud and excited for words. You’re a true artist, an amazing dad, and an inspiration.

    YEE-HAAAAAWWWW!!!

    – Wayne

    • Brent Almond says:

      Wayne:

      Thanks for your kind words — I was really disappointed I couldn’t make it to Design Ranch this year, but the next time I’m in Dallas, I owe you (at least) a beer!

      🙂 DD

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  10. Noah Moore-Goad says:

    LOVE! Sing it again cowboy!

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