Songs I Bet You Never Knew I Worked On

Hey gang! Here’s a weird story about two songs that I bet you never knew I worked on!

the trouble with terkel poster songsAbout six years ago, I was commissioned to work on two songs for an English-language version of an animated film from Denmark. It was called Terkel I Knibe (Terkel in Trouble). The task was pretty unique. The movie had two songs that had been produced in Danish that needed to be re-sung, re-produced, and translated with as much humor as possible into English.  I got to see the whole movie, but more than half of the dialogue was still in Danish. A stream of bizarre, outrageous, half-understood, and obscene animated images paraded before my eyes so I could get a feel for the tone. And then I did the job! I made Americanized versions of “Mr. Cool” and “F*** Off and Die.”

SIX YEARS LATER

The movie is finally coming to America! It’s been renamed The Trouble with Terkel and has already scored a spot in the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.  It’s also making a west coast debut at the Laemmle Noho 7 on February 3rd at 10pm. . I’ll be there, and it would be cool if you were too! Be warned though; just because this is an animated movie about kids does not mean it is for kids. It is a hard R with some rau-au-au-unchy stuff. Raunchy stuff. The aforementioned “trouble,” that the protagonist, “Terkel,” is “in” is both disturbing and profound. But I’ll be singing in it for a couple of minutes, so it’s all ok!

tl;dr I made two songs for this movie that’s playing at the Laemmle NoHo 7 on 02/03/17!

For full details and tickets, check out the theater’s site: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41866


Live Pretty Oddcast at Stan Lee’s Comikaze!

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Have you heard about the podcast I started last year? It’s called Pretty Oddcast, and it’s a travel show for weirdness. Lindsey Floyd and I have recorded 25 episodes, but the really big news is that our next episode will be a LIVE recording at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. It’s a comic book and pop culture convention like Comic-Con, only less crowded and way better.

Our panel will be in Room 506 at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 31st. Halloween! So dress up, hang out, and party down with us!

You can catch up with our earlier episodes on PrettyOddcast.com, iTunes, Stitcher and wherever fine podcasts are sold (it’s free).

Photos for my Ego

Ever since I started performing with Diana Van de Kamp, my action photo collection has drastically improved. I also picked up a nice impromptu, unshaven headshot and found an old one I’ve never used. Why not make a super vain post in the guise of thanking these kind people for their pictures?10300161_10100764903599002_2997867654889613149_n

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Photos by Vaughn Murray, Diana van de Kamp (x2), Marina Meza, Ian Michaels, Mike Carano, and Alex Montilla.

The After Disaster Christmas (Live at the Brea Improv)

I’ve beeafterxmas2n asked to play some of my goofy-ass songs to open for alive podcast, but not just any live podcast. It is the After Disaster (formerly The Loveline After Disaster, but they were stripped of the association for their avant garde ways), which I became aware of because they often record their outrageous podcasts in the studio where I work (The Loveline Studio). Calling it “outrageous” is no hyperbole either as there are several reasons to be outraged with the (often hilarious) content of this podcast. While on-air, the three hosts (Mike Carano, Anderson Cowan and Tyler White) have nearly killed themselves, each other and one of their wives in the name of comedy (and they weren’t even angry).

It’s a big deal for me to A) Be playing a big-ass major club like the Brea Improv (Hello, Improvs, it’s been a while) and B) Be opening for the most unique and compelling tragi-comedic, under-planned, excessively db’d, inside-joke-plagued, mall-grabbing, weapon-wielding, gift-craving, not-really-racist, anger/anxiety/callback-riddled, very famous podcast sagas that shouldn’t have existed in the first place, but luckily does.

If you don’t know it, you should look it up at www.theafterdisaster.com. All the live show info can be found there and on the flier to the left, which I assume was made by one Scott Clark.

So, what I’m trying to say is this; it would be rad if you came. Also, if you haven’t caught me on stage this year, this set will be all new songs (with a reworked oldie or two).

 

#TBT – “Welcome to the Spank Bank” Live at Flappers 2012


I don’t remember doing this show. I don’t remember changing the lyrics to this. I don’t remember removing the crappy interlude section. I don’t remember this song ever getting this good of a reaction. Yet, there it was, on a file that sat on my Windows Desktop for two years. It’s not the best video, but it’s proof that this is not the worst song I ever wrote. (The two I played before it got lousy responses, so they’re worse.)