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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dumber, Strike That, Crazier MFer Than Hank Williams Jr. Discovered, Updated With Moar F’d Uppedness

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Bocephus may think the Kenyan Usurper is 50 shades of Hitler, but at least he never sent him Ricin, unlike, allegedly, “Master Of Impressions” Kevin Paul Curtis. Yes, the “Master Of Impressions,” a particularly disgruntled Elvis impersonator, is believed to have posted the castor bean-flecked envelopes that might have tainted the inboxes of a more than a few targets of his ire.

The more I checked out the versatile performer’s YouTube channel, the less I wanted to believe it myself. Really, who would want even fake Johnny Cash (below the jump) really languishing behind bars?

**UPDATE: Can this girl pick’em? via TPM:

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Posted by Mrs. Polly on 04/18/13 at 04:46 PM
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Morning Music: Ry Cooder’s “Mutt Romney Blues”

From his upcoming album, Election Special, released August 21st.

Guardian interview here:

Ry Cooder: “Mitt Romney is a dangerous man, a cruel man”

Posted by YAFB on 08/11/12 at 09:31 AM
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

RIP Clarence Clemons

Just damn.

Anyone who can steer me to a more appropriate video clip, please feel free.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 06/18/11 at 08:49 PM
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Trey Parker and “Book of Mormon” Cleaning Up at Tonys

So far, Best Score, Direction, Choreography, Orchestrations and Featured Actress.

And now, Best Book.

Sound Design. Scenic Design.

Oh, and Best Musical.

Hard to believe it all started here, sort of:

[UPDATE:] Here’s Andrew Rannells singing “I Believe:”

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 06/12/11 at 08:07 PM
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RIP Billy Bang

I can’t believe I never heard about this guy while he was still alive.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 04/12/11 at 07:52 PM
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Monday, March 21, 2011

In Memoriam: Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011)

NYT obit here.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 03/21/11 at 07:29 PM
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Friday, December 17, 2010

RIP Don Van Vliet (a.k.a. Captain Beefheart)

Words can’t begin to express how very, very sad I am right now. Don Van Vliet was one of the most inventive, influential and amazing musicians in the history of rock and roll (and a damn fine painter, too). I’ll write another post later but I’m too bummed at the moment to compile anything meaningful. Just do me a favor. Crank this video and boogie in his honor. I think Don would like that.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 12/17/10 at 05:55 PM
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Wisdom of Solomon

The King of Rock and Soul has moved on.

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 10/10/10 at 09:12 AM
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Wait ... What? ... Sophie B. *Who*?

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Sophie B. Hawkins jumps over Obama’s bus, but unfortunately most of her pants don’t make it.

According to The Hill the political opinions of a washed-up adult-contemporary pseudo-hippy qualify as “news.”  Has anyone checked in with other one-hit wonders from the 90’s like Right Said Fred or Lou Bega?:

Singer Sophie B. Hawkins told The Hill on Thursday that “America’s being thrown under the bus” by President Barack Obama as he presses forward with his agenda and comes under criticism for his response to the Gulf oil spill. [...]

The singer campaigned on the trail with Hillary Rodham Clinton during her presidential campaign, and told The Hil from her tour bus that she “never believed in [Obama’s] philosophy”—which she said runs contrary to her beliefs in “smaller government, smart government, flexible government.”

“I think the writing was on the wall,” Hawkins said. “I honestly couldn’t believe so many people were into him.”

She describes herself as a centrist who’s identified with the Democratic and Green parties, but said even though she’s never been Republican she wouldn’t cross that vote off the list if the right leader came along.

In fact, she’s open to a Republican Congress.

“I want the Congress that really is going to listen to the people,” she said. “I really don’t care what party it is anymore.”

Hawkins said she attended a Tea Party rally in Santa Monica, Calif., that was “mostly all Democrats.”

“The Tea Parties are only here because people are not listening,” she said.

The singer said she viewed the government’s attitude as “arrogant” and said people are hungry for leaders who will “take us in a direction that’s truly American.”

Hawkins also complained that Obama doesn’t make her feel like moving her life up another level:

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Posted by Kevin K. on 06/14/10 at 04:37 PM
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

RIP Alex Chilton

Rather than post a couple of music videos or a link to an obit, I’ll direct you to Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) who paid his respects on the House floor this morning. RIP Alex and condolences to his wife and son. [via Pareene]

Posted by Kevin K. on 03/18/10 at 10:51 AM
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Monday, February 15, 2010

RIP Doug Fieger

The band that made me want take up drums, and the song that gave voice to every teenage boy’s frustration. The band was written off as a one-hit wonder, but what a hit!

Doug Fieger died yesterday at 57, after a long battle with brain and lung cancer. Drummer Bruce Gary died in ‘06.

Posted by Tom65 on 02/15/10 at 07:43 PM
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Evening Music: Gil Scott-Heron’s “Me And The Devil”

He’s baaaaack...

MORE: Another interview here.

Posted by Kevin K. on 02/10/10 at 10:32 PM
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday Morning Music: Chris Knox Tribute

I got a sad yesterday when I found out the New Zealand’s do-it-yourself musical mastermind Chris Knox had a stroke this summer (via Pitchfork). I’ve really got to get my priorities straight when I know useless things like who Bart Septak’s fucking barber is but I find out several months late that one of my favorite musicians of all-time was taken down by a terrible malady. Gack.

Here are a few videos featuring Knox and his epic two-man band the Tall Dwarfs to honor a great man.  Here’s to a very speedy recovery.

Chris Knox—“Not Given Lightly”

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Posted by Kevin K. on 11/12/09 at 08:19 AM
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Morning Music: Tom Waits’ “Trampled Rose” (and FREE “Glitter and Doom” download)

Tom Waits’ new album Glitter and Doom Live, including “Trampled Rose” and a bonus disc of nothing but Tom’s spectacular stage patter, is coming out on November 24th and to promo the release they’re giving away the first eight songs from it for free here. Go get ‘em.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 10/13/09 at 06:18 AM
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blowing in the Winds of Eternity Now.

Good bye, Mary.  I’ll miss you very much.

Mary Travers died today after fighting leukemia for several years. RIP. 

Posted by marindenver on 09/16/09 at 11:00 PM
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