Tag: comedy music

52 Podcast Interviews #14 – the great Luke Ski

When people talk about the legends of comedy music they mention “Weird Al” Yankovic, Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Spike Jones and others.  In one hundred years, I firmly believe the great Luke Ski will be added to that list.

I met Luke, face to face, in 2000 at a “Weird Al” convention and when you meet Luke and see him perform, you can’t help but be impressed by his showmanship and his commitment to excellence.  It was a lot of fun getting to sit down and talk to him for this interview.

I talk to Luke about his influences as a kid and his career in the world of comedy music.  We also chat about his new job working at Cartoon Network.  We got to talking so long that not all of our conversation made it into the interview.  You can download extra audio from our chat on the free Saturday Morning Media app for iOS and Android.  You can download it here http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com/apps/

Give this interview a listen.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.  Let me know what you think.  Also, be sure to subscribe to the show.  That’s the way to get the episodes the moments they are released.


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Throwing Toasters 20th Anniversary Concert Part 2

Happy Saturday.  Here’s Part 2 of the Throwing Toasters 20th Anniversary Concert that happened back on May 30, 2015.  This audio is also available on the GrantCast podcast feed.   If you want to subscribe to the Grantcast, you can do so with iTunes, or by using this feed in your favorite podcatcher.

Setlist for this episode

  • The R.A. Song
  • Everyone’s Invited To The Squirrel Party w/ Chris “Butch” Sheets
  • Names for the Royal Baby w/ Chris “Butch” Sheets
  • Patrick The Spoiler
  • A.T.M
  • P&M
  • Things I’d Do 4 U
  • Our Love Is Like
  • Autumn
  • Sometimes I Wonder

Enjoy these songs?  Seek them out on iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby.com

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Throwing Toasters 20th Anniversary Concert Part 1

No big essay or anything this week.  Instead I give you Part 1 of the Throwing Toasters 20th Anniversary Concert that took place on May 30, 2015 at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA.  Enjoy!

Setlist for this episode:

  • HAY
  • Living @ Home
  • Unfriend
  • Bad Influence
  • N.R.L. (Nursery Rhyme Lawyer Song)
  • Frankie
  • Global Warning
  • SkrewU
  • Mrs. Claus
  • New Hampshire

Enjoy these songs?  Seek them out on iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby.com

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The story behind Unfriend.

It’s out! Another, brand new, Throwing Toasters song! It’s called UNFRIEND and it is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, Amazon.com and just about everywhere else that singles are available.
This song was written a year or so ago, right around the time I was just getting completely frustrated with Facebook and being on it. I absolutely love how this song turned out and the magic Steve Goodie did with the instrumentation and the background vocals.  I think it is some of the most fun rock ‘n’ roll from Throwing Toasters in a long time.
When I wrote this song, I was pretty done with facebook. If you know me, or have looked for me on the social media site you know I don’t have an account. After several years, I began to realize that the social media service was just not my thing.  The examples given in this song are pretty close to reasons why I left.
While recording this, Steve made the comment that he thought it was funny that at the end I say it’s my mom, making the whole song about her.  That made the baby in the second verse me. Or a sibling. I thought this was pretty funny. I’d never thought of it that way. In my mind the song is about three separate people.
For the record, I was still friends with my mom when I left Facebook. The final verse is not about her. Honest.
So give UNFRIEND a listen. Rock out to it and let me know what you think. If you like it, consider requesting it on the Dr. Demento show by following the following link: http://www.drdemento.com/request/
And while you’re at it, be sure to Like me on….oh…never mind.
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