Monday, September 15, 2014

Sleestak Lightnin!!! Ep. 1.11 - If We Make It Through Zeptember

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This is one of my favorite episodes so far!  All covers of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Moody Blues songs.  Plus, some new(ish), topical standup, AND my impressions of Henry Rollins and Keith Morris!

The Dickies - Knights in White Satin
Hole - Gold Dust Woman
Soreng Santi - Iron Man
Ondatropica - I-Ron Man

Blonde on Blonde - Whole Lotta Love
Tina Turner - Whole Lotta Love
Merry Clayton - Southern Man
Etta James - Only Women Bleed

Charles Bradley - Changes
Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan (Poolside Rework)
John Klemmer - Third Stone From the Sun

Gil Evans Orchestra - Voodoo Chile

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Full Set!

The good news is that I recorded a 50-minute set, a milestone goal that I had been planning to accomplish this year.  I actually had another 5-minute chunk that I was going to do, but bailed on because the audience seemed to be running out of energy, and probably 5 more minutes (including 2 of my favorite jokes) that just didn't fit in with this set.

The bad news is that I had planned to upload the audio as a free "album," but the audience was so small that it just doesn't sound good enough to do that with.  But I can at least post the video on YouTube as proof of my accomplishment, right?  Seriously, though, I'm pretty proud of my accomplishment, and I think this is a quality chunk of material, so check it out if you got 50 minutes.

Bonus round: this is me at the Funny Feminist Show at UnUrban Coffeehouse on Pico last Sunday.  6 minutes of mostly new stuff, including my jokes on the Ferguson, MO situation.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sleestak Lightnin!!!, Ep. 1.10 - Global Psychedelic Funk

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Thursday night, August 21st at 8:00 pm, I will be recording a long set at Tao Comedy Studio, along with my buddy John Fontaine.  Bobbie is going to host the show, I'm going to try to do an hour.  It's free, free parking in back, and I could really use some people in the audience.  Going to be a VERY fun night of comedy.

Over the last, oh, 5 years I guess, the biggest part of my musical diet has been these compilations of funky, psychedelic records from the 60's and 70's from Africa, Latin America, The Caribbean and elsewhere, so I'm dedicating this entire show to that shit.  Far out music from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Texas, Sweden and who knows where else.  Please forgive me stumbling over so many of the foreign names and titles. Below is the track listing, I also included Amazon links to the featured compilations.  Plus, a few minutes of new comedy bits at the beginning.

Ofo the Black Company - Allah Wakbar (from Nigeria 70, Vol. 1)
The Mebusas - Mr. Bull Dog (from The World Ends: Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970's Nigeria)
Hasabe - Aayalew Mesfin (from Ethiopiques Vol. 8: Swinging Addis)
El Rego et ses Commandos - Se Na Min (from African Scream Contest)
Asiko Rock Group - Lagos City (from Nigeria Disco Funk Special)

Irakere - Baccalao Con Pan (from Si, Para Usted: Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba)
Santander Flores - Capital Cebuista (from The Original Sound of Cumbia)
Marius Cutler - Guanavaco (from Calypsoul 70)
Cassimbas Negras - Bumburumbumbum (from Palenque Palenque)
Balanca Povo - Novo Dia (from Black Rio Vol. 2)

The Hygrades - In the Jungle (from Nigeria Rock Special)
The Fabulous Mark III - Psycho (from Texas Funk)
Sir Victor Uwaifo & his Melody Makers - Dododo (Ekassa No 1) (from Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump)
Number One de Dakar - Yonoudaraji

Baby Grandmothers - Somebody Keeps Calling My Name (from Forge Your Own Chains)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sleestak Lightnin!!!, Ep. 1.9 - All Night Long

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I haven't made one of these in a while, but this is a pretty nice summertime mix.  Starts off mellow, builds into a dance party.

Donald Byrd - Cristo Redemptor
Digable Planets - Black Ego
De La Soul - Dininit
The People Under the Stairs - Suite for Beaver, Part 1

Bongos Ikwue - All Night Long
Paul Simon - Late in the Evening
Los Van Van - Y No Le Conviene
Joe Cuba - Bang! Bang!

Clarence Curvan & his Mod Sounds - Calypsoul
Baby Huey - Mighty Mighty
The Minutemen - I Felt Like a Gringo
Public Enemy w/Brandford Marsalis - Fight the Power (Sax Mix)

Lee Perry & the Upsetters - City Too Hot

Monday, July 07, 2014

Psychedelicatessen Radio, Ep. 4.1: Eagle Rock Comedy Festival Wrap Party, Live from Tao Comedy Studio

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This was the first time we recorded a podcast at Tao Comedy Studio.  It's basically the wrap party for the 2014 Eagle Rock Comedy Festival.  Guests include Dylan Brody, Faith Choyce, Sal Rodriguez, Sally Mullins, LeeAnn Tooker, Vivicca Whitsett, Raja Michael, Mike McClenahan, Jonathan Zadok, Tommy Natoli, Q Mobley, and probably some others.  It was live, so it's a bit messy, but lots of fun stuff in there.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Sleestak Lightnin!!!, ep. 1.9 - ROCK ACTION!!!

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A few things first: I actually had the idea for the Funhouse set before Scott Ashton died, but the justification of it as a Scott Ashton tribute just seemed kinda perfect.  You can probably tell the Baby Metal mp3 is ripped from YouTube, cuz it sounds kinda shitty.  And I fucked up a few things during the back announcing, but I'm devoted to just doing one take (unless I completely fuck up in an unrecoverable way).  Here's the track list:

Baby Metal - Gimme Choco
BiS - Stupig

The Stooges - Loose
John Zorn - TV Eye
Neneh Cherry & the Thing - Dirt
Sheena & the Rokkets - Omae Ga Hoshii (One More Time)
Let's Active - Leader of Men

De La Soul - No More No Less
Drive-By Truckers - Natural Light
Patterson Hood - It's 12:01
Redd Kross - Anne

Kronos Quartet - Marquee Moon

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sleestak Lightnin!!!, ep. 8 - Old Timey Medicine Show

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This one isn't really thematic.  I mean, from the vantage point of 2014, it's all "old-timey" music, but the recordings range from the 1920's through the 1950's.  I didn't feel like back-announcing, since I'm getting over a cold, instead I stuck some bits from the Okeh Medicine Show in there to mix it up.  You can find the whole Okeh Medicine Show at  Also, the track "Night Owl" comes from a compilation called Dark Sweets, originally posted on the long-defunct Holy Warbles blog.  You can find that excellent comp here.  I know it's been a while, so I'm gonna try to get another one of these up as quickly as I can.  The tunes:

Okeh Medicine Show - Act 1
Champion Jack Dupree - Junker Blues
Phil Harris - That's What I Like About the South
Ella Mae Morse - Cow Cow Boogie
Slim Galliard - Soony Roony (Song of Yxabat)
Cliff Edwards - Night Owl 1933
Okeh Medicine Show - Act 2
The Nite Owls - Memphis Blues
Billy Gray & Mimi Roman - Mr. Opportunity
The Harlem Hamfats - My Garbage Man
The Andrews Sisters - Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood, Mama)
Okeh Medicine Show - Act 3
Will Bradley - Down the Road A Piece
Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry
Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie
Slim Galliard - The Bartender's Just Like a Mother
Memphis Seven - Grunt Meat Blues
Okeh Medicine Show - Act 6
Luis Russell & his Orchestra - New Call of the Freaks