The exacting, cerebral sounds of Massachusetts natives Math the Band invite intense attention and abstract appreciation. A live set from 2009 presents what is perhaps the best opportunity to sample their dense soundscapes: 1
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posted by Nomyte
on May 5, 2012 -
What's a Coastie?
Two University of Wisconsin undergrads record and post to YouTube an ode to "Coasties,"
out-of-state students who live in expensive off-campus apartments, wear Spandex tights with Uggs, spend their parents' money on designer handbags and Starbucks, and -- oh yeah, like 15% of their classmates but only 1 in 200 Wisconsin natives, are Jews
. Controversy ensues
posted by escabeche
on Dec 24, 2009 -
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
may be the most elaborate parody of the Beatles ever constructed, including satirical tributes to the appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show
, Yellow Submarine
, and the rooftop concert
at Apple Records. Check out some other fine parodies who picked up where the Rutles left off: The Mosquitoes
on Gilligan's Island, Chris and the Alphabeats
on Sesame Street, Letter B
and Hey Food
by the Beetles, the Be Sharps
on the Simpsons, A Hard Day's Night of the Living Dead
by the Zombeatles
, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore's L.S. Bumble Bee
, the Powerpuff Girls Meet the Beat Alls (parts 1
with commentary by Mojo Jojo), Beatles spoofs in a Polish sitcom
and a Bollywood musical
, Beatallica sings A Garage Dayz Nite
, the Chasers' I Am Thesaurus
, and the Beatles go bar mitzvah
posted by jonp72
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Dick "Two Ton" Baker
is a Chicago legend who had a long career in radio, records, and children's television. He was a child prodigy
, a beloved radio host
, and looked upon with favor by none other than Duke Ellington
. He also made some really terrifically funny music
. Check out mp3 versions of "I Like Stinky Cheese," "Civilization"
(a hit for Danny Kaye), the classic "I'm a Little Weenie,"
and many others, all sung in Two Ton's terrifically expressive baritone. Go easy on this site's bandwidth, though.
Check out also the collection of press clippings and articles about Two Ton
, a lovingly compiled discography
(.PDF), and then, because you know you want 'em, buy some CDs of the great man's music.
Oh, and did I mention that it's Two Ton's voice you hear on the classic piece of Cold War "let's make nuclear annihilation palatable to the kiddies!" Americana "Duck and Cover"? Well, it is!
posted by Dr. Wu
on May 17, 2005 -