Carla Ulbrich | Professional Smart Aleck

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Professional Smart Aleck

by Carla Ulbrich

The Professional Smart Aleck, live in concert. Jokes, stories, wacky songs and hot guitar pickin'- as heard on Dr. Demento. Songs about Waffle House, Wedgies, love triangles, dating for the food, psychotherapy and more.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Kelson Says Hi
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2. I Have to Kill You Now
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3. A Name is a Name is a Name
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4. That's Alright Now Mama
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5. The Guy Who Changes the Light Bulbs
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6. The Wedgie
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7. How To Build A Log Cabin (for dummies) (a story)
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8. Toasted Chicken Sandwich
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9. Candy and Gum
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10. (I Don't Like) Corny Schlocky Sappy Songs
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11. The Teachers of Clempson
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12. Cascade
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13. Would You Rather Be Paid
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14. Therapy Works
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15. What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
If you enjoy offbeat humor and generally wacky, lively original songs, check out this CD from Professional Smart Aleck Carla Ulbrich.
Her young fans have nicknamed her "Weird Gal" (an homage to Weird Al).

Carla's 2nd CD is live in concert. It features "I Have to Kill You now" (#5 most requested song twice in 2003 on the Dr. Demento show), "The Wedgie," "The Guy who Changes the Light Bulbs" (both also in the Funny Five on Dr Demento), advice on how to build a log cabin and how to pronounce Carla's name, Chicken Sandwiches, a Love Triangle, a rundown on public education in South Carolina, and a death-threat ballad; all the important topics are covered here.

DJs Otto Bost of WDIY, Paul Porzio of WEBR, and Larry Hoyt of WAER all named this disc among their favorite CDs of 2003.

For 10 years, Carla toured almost non-stop, year-round. She has appeared on numerous stages, radio stations, colleges, science fiction and medical conventions, company holiday parties, TV shows and patches of grass, including the South Florida Folk Festival, the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS), PAX TV, the BBC, USA TV network, Sirius XM Radio, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (voted "most wanted" 2004), Eddie's Attic, and the Bluebird Cafe. She still tours, but not non-stop.

Carla has taught guitar at several colleges and the National Guitar Workshop. She has worked with Modern Man, Bob Malone, What I Like About Jew (Now called Jewmongous) and opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Vance Gilbert, Rev. Billy C Wirtz, The Austin Lounge Lizards, and Lucy Kaplansky. Carla was also a member of the trio Girls Gone Funny for 2 years.

This CD contains 8 previously unreleased songs, 2 previously unreleased instrumentals and 2 previously released songs (new versions).

"Better than a bologna sandwich" -Joni Kost, Arts in the Park, Beaufort, SC

Prefer to purchase downloads? This CD is available at iTunes.com, netmusic.com, listen.com, and viztas.com (among others).


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EAT Records

Deft Wise-acher Packages Vulnerability in Sarcastic Gift Wrap
Can we talk? That depends...can YOU listen? If so, listen to this collection and discover a humorous way of looking at some of life's most painful moments. If you laugh, you'll be laughing at yourself, wondering how Carla could possibly know your dark, humorous side. She gets four stars because bigger budgets will give her superior production (not to mention a bigger ego) and--as Carla might say--if I give her Five Stars she'll stop getting better. Buy it now in bulk for Christmas presents.

Lisa Remer

More than I expected. Such a pleasure to listen to.
Carla's music shows that being a smart aleck isn't necessarily a bad thing. In her own words she's a humane society for song topics. Who do you know can write a song about wedgies and toasted chicken sandwiches? Carla can and does it masterfully. The guitar solos are tremendous. She's a gifted songwriter and musician. This CD is a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end. It has a great variety of songs that are sure to please just about everyone. My daughter and I are both hooked!

Lesley

Nutty, brilliant, funny, a cheer me up cd... Carla is awesome!!!

Tom

Some new gems from Carla
Gotta love the creativity of " The Guy who Changes the Light Bulbs" and maybe two others. But a whole CD of smart aleck was too much for me. Would have preferred these gems to be part of a CD instead of its entirety.
That's said had quite a few laughs and always enjoy Carl's voice. Can't wait for her next CD.

Frank Parker " FilkFerret"

Terrific all around singer/songwriter
Terrific guitar playing, snappy lyrics, a fine voice and a quick wit are the first things that come to mind after listening to Carla Ulbrich’s new CD “Carla Ulbrich - Professional Smart Alec”. Recorded live at the Cannery (Dataw Island, SC) and the Singer House Concert Series (Tamarac, FL), the CD shows us another aspect of Carla Ulbrich, the performer. In the tradition of true performing and storytelling she captivates her audience with tales of family and friends interwoven with a delightful mixture of original and covered pieces that keeps her audience in stitches and produce resounding applause.

A self proclaimed one women humane society for song topics she proves one can find a song in such humorous subjects as “The Wedgie”, “Therapy Works” and my personal favorite dedicated to her “Difficult Last Name Club”- “A Name is a Name (My Name is Carla)”. Most of the songs on this CD are original except for three pieces, one being “Toasted Chicken Sandwich” which was written by her cousin Glenn Hanson. Except for “Toasted Chicken Sandwich’ and her signature song “What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone’, all the songs on this album are new to this CD.

A delightful companion to her first CD "Her Fabulous Debut" I highly recommend “Carla Ulbrich - Professional Smart Alec” as a truly a refreshing audio culinary serving.

Frank "FilkFerret" Parker

tgjad

Fitting title - with lots of great/awful puns
If you like humurous satire with a sarcastic undertone, you'll probably love this one. The live aspect of it adds a great deal for me. I always loved these kinds of shows in college.

Mike Bowers

Goodman, Ochs, Arlo Guthrie- move over! Carla is HERE!
WOW! This is a MUST have CD! Such a strong voice and such crazy stories all from such a tiny cutie! Keep them coming Carla. Makes me wish I had a difficult last name.