Category Archives: Frivolity

Candleshoe – Trailer

Apropos of nothing, this was my favorite Disney movie as a kid. I’ve always been the right age for Jodie Foster movies.

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Steve Vai – “Little Green Men”

Working on my next song, and I had to share something that was recommended to me as research. Please enjoy Steve Vai’s ode to space aliens, “Little Green Men”.

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Lawrence Welk – Wah Watusi

A hilariously mis-guided version of “Wah Watusi” done for Lawrence Welk’s show. This is important, people! http://youtu.be/TPymmD3r3K8 (Embedding is disabled for this clip, so you’ll have to make with the clicky.)

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Hasil Adkins – “This Ain’t No Rock ‘n Roll Show”

Hasil Adkins was a genius. He liked to play guitar, and he liked to eat chicken, and he managed to do plenty of both no matter what anybody thought of the matter. I love his commitment to doing whatever the … Continue reading

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Dead Milkmen – “V.F.W.”

Dead Milkmen got me through a lot of teenage confusion. I wrote the words to this one down and accidentally left them in my pocket. My mom found the sheet and put it in my room, never mentioning the incident. … Continue reading

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You’ve Got A Friend In Vincent

Vincent Price and muppets, singing “You’ve Got A Friend”.

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Cliff Edwards – “Theme Songs”

We all know Cliff Edwards, even if we don’t consciously know him. He was the voice of Jiminy Cricket. He was also a big star, with his ukulele and charming demeanor. Here’s an excerpt from “Hollywood On Parade” that shows … Continue reading

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December Release Delayed

The holiday EP “A Traditional Ukabilly Xmas” will not be released tomorrow as scheduled. There are a number of legitimate reasons, but it comes down to the fact that I still have to do the final mixes for the two … Continue reading

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Los Straitjackets – Casbah

I caught Los Straitjackets in concert recently (with Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys – also awesome!), and they were a hell of a lot of fun live. Here’s one reason why: this is how they perform “Casbah”.

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Miserlu – Dick Dale & The Del Tones

You can’t even think about surf music without acknowledging Dick Dale. Here’s just one example of why he’s famous.

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