Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
"I'm not sure that people realize how difficult it is to write a funny song. We're seeing a lot of comedians picking up the guitar these days, and a lot of them have a hard time making the transition from cracking wise to crafting an effective, humorous piece of music. Well, this gent leaves the one-liners alone and instead relies on dry wit and timing that work perfectly with the subtle, jangly, bluegrass-y brand of guitar playing that he incorporates as his backdrop. The deadpan delivery with which he delivers lines like "There's a fetus in your kitchen/ I'm not hungry anymore" is so controlled and delicate, it can't help but add a certain majesty to it all. Along these lines, it's worth mentioning that the music here is actually pretty darn good. But, it's the lyrics that are most likely to grab your attention. There's torrid tales of dates gone wrong, traditional narrative ballads, and some tunes that, if not for the "blue" language, would border on semi-educational. It's tough to bridge the gap between intelligent social commentary and slightly low-brow human anatomy jokes, but Norm's well on his way to making it happen."
-Brad at CD Baby.com from Editor's Selection
review written by: jack
Norm's got an impressive inventory of delightfully witty songs. This one I consider to be his core piece. It is perhaps the best rationale for diversity ever put to music and it will make you smile.
review written by: James Carvin