Happy As Can Be
In Happy As Can Be, 11 Acorn Lane further develop their musical philosophy of combining the neo with the retro, while continuing their trademark upbeat and uplifting sound (Comin' Home Baby, Yes, My Superstar). With a loving smile, tribute is made to one of their major influences, Henry Mancini (Two Little Dreamers, Grandmother's Little Secret, Spend My Time With You). At the end of a happy journey, the album finishes with a return to the Eastern European brothel creeping sound (The Return Of The Devious Thought). This record continues to showcase 11 Acorn Lane's uncanny ability to maintain the balance between accomplished craftsmanship and tongue-in-cheek quirkiness (Happy As Can Be, The Party, Too Hot). The songs 'Happy As Can Be' and 'Too Hot' have been featured in Season 6 of Showtime's hit series Weeds in the episode 'A Yippity Sippity'. 'Happy As Can Be' plays under a montage of what the Botwin's are doing at the hotel (making hash, reading in underwear, trying to impress the kitchen chef) and 'Too Hot' plays into the end credits as Doug enters the ransacked Botwin home and gets surprised by you know who.