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Matthew McConaughey Brings Back Wooderson

That creepy guy we know that used to hang out at all of our High School parties has returned.  In the video for Butch Walker's latest song "Synthesizer",  Matthew McConaughey reprises his role as Wooderson from the Richard Linklater classic Dazed And Confused.  If you haven't seen it it's one of the greatest Stoner Movies ever and a great look at growing up in the 70's.  Even though I was 8 in 1976 I learned plenty from my cousins and friends older siblings.  In the words of the man himself, "Alright, alright, alright."  Wooderson is my favorite character from the film because we all know that guy that hung out with High School kids despite being 23.  He was great to have around when you needed beer.  But sometimes it got creepy.  

Who is Butch Walker?  Here's a list of artists he's produced:

Sevendust
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Avril Lavigne
Pink
Katy Perry
Weezer
Lit
Taylor Swift
Fall Out Boy

and many many others.

He was in an Atlanta band in the 90's called The Marvelous 3 who had a minor hit WAAF used to play called "Freak Of The Week".  

"Synthesizer" is from his album "The Spade" which has a 70's Cheap Trick, Power Pop feel.  This song is my anthem right now.  It's lyrics are filled with truth and Wooderson hammers the point home.  He is who he is and does what he does and despite what you may think about him, you always know you'll get the real deal..even though it might be a little..creepy.  Also, speaking of creepy, if you pay attention, you'll see Porn Legend Ron Jeremy partying with a couple of hotties.

Here's some classic Wooderson in action: