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In which VH1 (ok, it's just me) goes behind the scenes for a look at the creation of So Jokes.

WHICH COMES OUT TOMORROW! Order it Now (limited quantities available.)


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("Accio Deathly Hallows" by Hank Green playing in background.)

From the front page of YouTube to Ames, Iowa, Hank Green has been everywhere worth being. Oh, it's been great. I've had a great run. It's been great. But his fame has come at some unexpected costs. His relationship with his Rock-afire Explosion-hating, brother, John Green, already at a breaking point, has been pushed to its limits.

"For Christ's sake John, have you even heard their Beatles Medley? Have you heard it? It's beautiful."

And all of this on the cusp of the release of the international best-selling album, So Jokes, actually isn't out yet. But it will be internationally best-settling, depending on how you define that term. This is Hank Green, Behind the Music.

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Hank, singing:

"Oh, Accio Deathly Hallows!

I'm gettin' kinda petrified!
What would Ron do if Hermione died,
or if Voldemort killed Hedwig just for yucks? "


Hank Green was able to secure internationally recognized laid-on Weezer albums and created music for That 70's Show.

Shmed Mains, who owns a music studio in Missoula, Montana, really, sort of THE music studio in Missoula, Montana. Shmed is awesome. Shmed is what would happen if Weird Al Yankovic and John Lennon had a baby, and it was bald. Most babies are bald.

Together in the studio, Shmed and Hank record many of Hank's YouTube hits, including:
- Helen Hunt
- I'm Gonna Kill You
- Edward Spoon-hands
- Accio Deathly Hallows, and
- Book Eight

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Hank, singing:

"Whatever's up the sleeves of J.K Rowling,
I bet it has to do with Snape Unbreakably vowing
to protect the pureblood, pus-faced Malfoy.
But in the end, I don't think it's gonna matter
if Snape's good or if he's bad
because the weight of the world rests on our boy."


He was like a big awesome dream, and every time I went in there, we did something else that was really awesome.

I'm gonna sorta kick the VH1 thing in the butt now and tell you that we are officially releasing So Jokes tomorrow, and we will have a big long BlogTV party tomorrow as well. Allen, who coincidentally also made the intro for this video, thank you very much for doing that, is my DFTBA partner in crime, and he and a special guest are gonna be working all day long at the DFTBA distribution center. And the result of their toiling labor is going to be that all the people who pre-order their CDs are going to get their CDs and the first hundred are going to get signed CDs. And everyone, starting tomorrow, you can go to and order So Jokes and it will be sent immediately to your house. And I'm going to be coming on and playing music and talking about the album and talking about music and talking about everything and talking about Song Wednesdays and the future of Brotherhood 2.0 and the future of DFTBA Records and my music in general. We'll be switching back and forth and I think we're gonna start about five o'clock Eastern Time.

Now let us have more footage of excellent piano playing and the end of Accio Deathly Hallows.

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Hank. singing:

"Oh, Accio Deathly Hallows!
Incendio book sales embargoes!
It'll be like phoenix tears on a broken nose!
Yeah, Accio Deathly Hallows!
Accio Deathly Hallows!
Accio Deathly Hallows!
Accio Deathly Hallows!
Accio Deathly Hallows!
Accio Deathly Hallows!"


So if you are interested, please, please go check out and see if you might want to purchase this, which I worked hard on and am actually pretty proud of. So thank you all for supporting my music. And So Jokes release party beginning tomorrow! We're probably gonna play I'm In Like With You games, and then your gonna hang out with Allan, and his special guest, who is special. You're gonna hang out with me and then him, and then me and then him. And it's gonna be lots of fun. I'm so excited. Finally be getting this thing out into the world. And John, I will see you Sunday, if not before.