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Aimee Mann’s “Labrador” {remake of “Voices Carry”}

20th Sep 12 (Thu) 1 comment

Wow… the new Aimee Mann video for “Labrador” is a shot-for-shot remake of her video in ‘Til Tuesday for “Voices Carry“… clever, silly.

Labrador (2012)

Voices Carry (1985)

Boy, how she’s changed.  I much prefer newer Aimee Mann to ’80s Aimee Mann.  Her new album, Charmer, just came out this week… and she heads out on tour next week (click here for dates & the “Charmer” music video).  I’ll be at the Portland, Oregon, date on October 2nd.

~Dan – np: Aimee MannCharmer

Vegan Black Metal Chef #2 – All-Star Medley

7th Jun 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

If you came here for the U2 Seattle review, GO HERE.

New today, the second episode of Vegan Black Metal Chef… making an “all-star redneck medley”… three recipes:

  • mashed potatoes, corn & baked beans
  • brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and red pepper sauteed in truffle oil, and
  • vegetable pasta upon the throne of the apocalypse

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~Dan – np: Remy ZeroVilla Elaine

The Office in Georges Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon”

18th May 11 (Wed) Leave a comment

I’ve seen Georges Seurat’sA Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” done as a topiary garden / art installation (in Columbus, OH)… well, now NBC has put the cast of The Office into the mix…

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Oddly no Michael or Holly… but, cool nonetheless…

~Dan – np: The Lonely IslandTurtleneck & Chain

Vegan Black Metal Chef #1 – Pad Thai

13th May 11 (Fri) 3 comments

This was uploaded 4 days ago, and I thought it fitting to post for Friday the 13th.  Behold, the first episode of Vegan Black Metal Chef… making vegan pad thai!

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Thom Yorke Smashes Dead Fish on Washer-Dryer

1st Mar 11 (Tue) Leave a comment

I could watch this on loop forever.  Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke smashing a dead fish on washer-dryer, playing tennis, gettin’ slapped around… parody edit from the “Lotus Flower” video…

I could do without the fart sounds… kinda of takes away from the humor of the piece, IMO.

Watch the original video HERE.  Find out about Radiohead‘s new The King of Limbs album HERE.  Find more Thom Yorke crazy dancing memes on YouTube (Beyonce’s “All the Single Ladies” and more)

~Dan – np: Mike PattonA Perfect Place

tons of news

12th Jun 09 (Fri) Leave a comment

Nine Stories!

In this episode: The new Masada Quintet with special guest Joe Lovano, the Jenny Owen Youngs‘ video that I somehow missed, Nellie McKay‘s Election musical, Fanfarlo for $1, the deaths of JazzTimes & Jeff Hanson, the resurrection of Futurama, a new Wussy video, and Asthmatic Kitty’s most excellent Library Catalog Music Series

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The new Masada Quintet with special guest Joe Lovano just came out for June on Tzadik Records.  It’s the original Masada Quartet (John Zorn on alto sax, Dave Douglas on trumpet, Greg Cohen on bass & Joey Baron on drums) plus pianist Uri Caine… plus special guest tenor sax Joe Lovano.  Holy cow!!!  It’s the first official studio release from the Masada Quartet since 1999’s י [Yod] (or 2005 if you count the unreleased/rarities compilation Sanhedrin).  This album is bound to be at the top of my “best of” list for 2009.

This video from Jenny Owen Youngs came out in September 2007.  How did I miss it?  It’s a brilliant singer-songwriter cover of rapper Nelly‘s “Hot in Herre” (so take off all your clothes).  I bought the iTunes single… great stuff:

Nellie McKay is writing a musical based on the book/movie Election.  Read more about it over on Brooklyn Vegan blog.

Fanfarlo just put on their debut album, Reservoir, for $1.  Fanfarlo is a London-based band founded by Swedish musician Simon Balthazar.  Nice textured indie pop… think Sigur Rós meets Sufjan Stevens.  The album, in full, is available for only $1.00 until July 4th, 2009 at http://www.fanfarlo.com/.

The economy took another print-media victim.  This time it’s the death (or “temporary suspension”) of JazzTimes magazine.  The 38 year old magazine couldn’t maintain readership in the new era of online content.  It’s a sad day, as it was a great magazine.  I hope it’s able to come back later in some form or another under new ownership, as mentioned in the Howard Mandel article.

Whispy singer-songwriter Jeff Hanson died last Saturday (6/5) after an accidental fall on his cement-floored apartment in St. Paul, MN. Jeff was known for his feminine vocal style and songwriting/sound similar to late indie rocker Elliott Smith (who also died young).  He had three great albums out on Kill Rock Stars.  I hate to sound selfish, but I’m bummed I missed him when he recently came through Portland.  We lost another one, far too young…

In “Oh Sweet, Futurama’s On” News, the resurrection of Futurama is eminent.  Much like Family Guy, the popularity soared even after being originally canceled.  Futurama had some straight-to-DVD movies recently, and it will return with new 26 episodes on Comedy Central in the winter 2010.

A favorite band of mine from Cincinnati, Wussy, has a new “acoustic from an RV” video of “Maglite.”  They recently put out their 3rd full length album, and it lives up to the quality and momentum in their prior two albums (plus 1 EP).  Check out the video and then check out the album at Shake It Records:

Asthmatic Kitty’s most excellent Library Catalog Music Series just came out.  The naming of the series sounds… boring.  However, it’s really great instrumental music.  There are three issues thus far: 900X: Music for Lubbock 1980, Law of the Least Effort: Music for Measurements, and Casey Foubert/James McAlister: Music for Drums.  My favorite is the 900X one.  Really, really good electronic, post-rockiness. If you liked a more “sane” version of Sufjan Steven’s Enjoy Your Rabbit, I bet you’d like the LCMS. Check it out at Asthmatic Kitty Records.

~Dan – np: FanfarloReservoir

REVIEW: Spinal Tap / The Folksmen @ Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA – – 4/20/09)

22nd Apr 09 (Wed) 1 comment

FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM
(only a couple this time)

Spinal Tap - Unwigged and Unplugged
Spinal Tap Unwigged/Unplugged (photo: Shannon Cottrell, LA Weekly)

As mentioned above, I only took a few pictures.  I was in the upper mezzanine, aka nosebleeds.  I tried out my new 60x zoom digital camera; alas, it wasn’t 600x. :)

The show was great.  Christopher Guest (aka Nigel Tufnel / Alan Barrows), Michael McKean (aka David St. Hubbins / Jerry Palter), and Harry Shearer (aka Derek Smalls / Mark Shubb) played for an hour and 45 minutes – – a great mix of Spinal Tap tunes, The Folksmen / A Mighty Wind tunes, a Waiting for Guffman tune, a Harry Sheaerer comedy album tune, and some never released ditties.

Great in between song banter… I guess this was as much of a comedy show as a music show.  Oh, and no drummer… for obvious insurance purposes.

Setlist:

  • opening song with lyrics of “hair as brown as the finest stew”
  • Hell Hole
  • Never Did No Wanderin’ (CG on mandolin)
  • Clam Caravan (CG on didgeridoo at end)
  • Bitch School
  • Loco Man
  • Waiting for Guffman‘s This Bulging River
  • Reading of the “Spinal Tap NBC Memo”
  • All the Way Home
  • Blood on the Coal
  • (Listen to Me) the Flower People
  • Cornwine
  • The Majesty of Rock
  • Harry Shearer’s Elvis parody All Backed Up
  • Stonehenge
  • “Aussie YouTube” snippet
  • Q&A session
  • Start Me Up (Rolling Stones cover as in A Mighty Wind)
  • Cups and Cakes
  • “Lego Video” snippet
  • Old Joe’s Place
  • Big Bottom
  • The Good Book Song
  • Rainy Day Sun
  • Sex Farm
  • Encore: Gimme Some Money
  • A Mighty Wind
  • The Colors of My Life

This past Monday was this audiences’ lucky bun-day… really big, full set.  A+ show all around.  I’m glad I got a chance to catch the show while randomly being in town on vacation.

The Appropriate Linkage:

The rest of the dates:

April 22: Oakland, Calif. (Paramount Theatre)
April 23: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara County Bowl)
April 26: Los Angeles (The Wiltern)
April 27: Phoenix, Ariz. (Dodge Theatre)
April 29: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
May 1: Houston, Texas (Jesse H, Jones Hall)
May 2: Dallas (Nokia Theatre)
May 4: Jacksonville, Fla.     Florida Theatre)
May 5: Miami (The Fillmore)
May 6: Orlando, Fla, (Hard Rock Live)
May 8: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Mahaffey Theatre)
May 9: Atlanta (Fox Theatre)
May 10: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
May 12: Baltimore  (Lyric Opera House)
May 13: Washington, D.C. (Warner Theatre)
May 14: Philadelphia (Keswick Theatre)
May 17: Columbus, Ohio (Palace Theatre)
May 19: Cleveland, Ohio (State Theatre)
May 21: Toronto (Massey Hall)
May 22: Mashantucket, Conn.     (MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods)
May 23: Boston (The Wilbur Theatre)
May 24: Atlantic City, N.J. (Music Box at The Borgata)
May 26: New York (Beacon Theatre)
May 27: New York (Beacon Theatre)  *review / pictures / videos from this show *
May 29: Detroit (Fox Theatre)
May 30: Chicago (Chicago Theatre)
May 31: Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside Theatre)
June 30: London, UK (Wembley Arena)

~Dan – np: CelldwellerCelldweller

SPINAL TAP / THE FOLKSMEN PHOTOS
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Flight of the Conchords – 2nd season premiere (online)

18th Dec 08 (Thu) 1 comment

 The first episode of the second season of the New Zealand comedy Flight of the Conchords has premiered a month early on Funny or Die.

From Paste:

In the second season opener, Bret and Jemaine are quick to fire their affable manager, Murray. After the addition and swift subtraction of a new band member last season, Murray has spent much of his time with the Flight of the Conchords reject, who formed a new and rather popular band that Murray manages, Crazy Dogs. But the boys bounce back, scoring a job writing a jingle for a women’s-only organic toothpaste. In a Conchord first, Murray sings a solo ditty after Jemaine and Bret leave his (brand new, huge!) office. The tune is pretty painful, but overall the episode is predictably hilarious considering the very talented sources.

The show returns to the regular airwaves on HBO on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. EST, but you can watch it now at Funny or Die (click link below):

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS – SEASON 2 PREMIERE

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