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"I'm That Type Of Spy" new FuMP/fanvid - Request "Snoopy The Dogg"! - Luke Ski Update 9/6/11 [Sep. 6th, 2011|01:05 pm]
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My Labor Day weekend was spent laboring in various ways, starting at 9:30 pm Friday night and not stopping until 9:30 pm Monday. On Friday night, after seeing my brother's band perform at Schuba's in Chicago, I returned to my car to discover that someone had smashed my rear passenger-side window and stole my big black bag filled with my art supplies, notebooks, and such. Obviously, they thought there was a laptop in there, which there wasn't, just a ton of heavy paper. 24 hours later, I got a phone call from a couple of good Samaritans who found some of my stuff in various garbage receptacles in an alley about a mile away near Wrigley Field. I got back the empty bag, my caricature demo portfolio, my color artstix, and a few other really important things. I did not get back my digital camera (worth $150) or my Dick Blick Manga Set of 24 color Copic sketch markers (worth $125 at my local Blick store) (http://www.amazon.com/COPIC-Wallet-Sketch-Markers-Travel/dp/B000FWEAWM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1315325874&sr=8-3). Those things can be replaced. What can't be replaced is two notebooks. One has a blue cover and contains all of my notes, lyrics, ideas, etc., from the past year and a half (May 2010 - August 2011). The other has a pink cover and, even more tragically, is from my High School / College years (1992-ish), which I put in the bag last weekend so I could read an old comic book story that I wrote a script for but never drew a final version of, for later podcast discussion purposes. I read it last weekend, but didn't remove it from my bag afterwards.

After meeting up with the good Samaritans, I spent late Friday night, Saturday morning, and Sunday afternoon walking the Wrigleyville streets between where the bag was stolen and found, searching garbage cans and dumpsters for the 2 notebooks, even going so far as to put some fliers up offering a $100 reward for the 2 notebooks. A version of that flier can be viewed here: http://t.co/sgyxI0X Realistically, I have to assume they are gone forever, but at least I can go on with my life now knowing that I literally did everything I possibly could have done to try and recover them. Sometime very soon, I will sit down and type up a synopsis of the comic book story from the pink notebook, in case I ever want to try and rewrite it. The rest of my time Labor Day weekend was spent drawing caricatures at my 2 usual locations. I made good money this weekend, but I would have made at least a couple hundred dollars more if I hadn't stupidly forgotten that my art bag which in reality is a laptop bag was sitting in the backseat of my car when I went to Schuba's. Normally I am very paranoid about things like this, and I put things of value in my trunk or at least cover them up and hide them from plain view. After I talk about it on Bad Rapport and the FuMPcast this week, I'm going to stop beating myself up over it and do my best to put it all behind me, "keep moving forward", and get on with my life with a positive outlook on things.

Speaking of positivity, I do have some new good cool things to report, which are below. Thanks for reading, and please, if you haven't done so recently, go put in a request for "Snoopy The Dogg" for "The Dr. Demento Show". Thanks,

~ Luke Ski, 9-6-2011

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HEADLINES:

- "SNOOPY THE DOGG"
is still the #1 song of 2011 (so far) on "the Dr. Demento Show"!
PLEASE REQUEST IT AGAIN AT: http://drdemento.com/request

- "I'M THAT TYPE OF SPY"
Luke Ski's new parody song tribute to "CHUCK"!
Download the free MP3 at http://www.thefump.com



- LUKE SKI INTERVIEWED ON "CHICAGO COMEDY & ARTIST SPOTLIGHT"
on Slam Internet Radio: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16994316

- THE 2010 "LOGAN AWARDS" SUGGESTION FORM IS LIVE!
http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-form/

REMINDERS:

- "ELEVATOR"
A new sketch comedy track by Cirque du So What?
Download it for free now at http://www.thefump.com

- TOUR DATES - both of these are in the Chicago area:
CONCEPTION - http://concentricconventioncompany.com - Sept 23-25
GEEKEASY - http://www.facebook.com//groups/219331881414358 - Sept 24

- "BE AMUSED BY ME"
Luke Ski's 10th full length comedy music album released!
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2011/08/05/luke-skis-10th-album-released/

- "STUPID COWBOY THING - VOLUME 1: GRANDMOTHER!"
Cirque du So What?'s new sketch comedy album
Now available at http://www.thefump.com/store_release.php?id=88

- THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST: Episodes #64
http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php

...and more!


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HEADLINES:


- PLEASE REQUEST "SNOOPY THE DOGG" FOR THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW!

"Snoopy The Dogg" did not make the Top Ten for August 2011 on the Dr. Demento Show. However, the unofficial fan tallies indicate that it's still the most requested song of 2011 thus far, so it still has a chance to top the year end Funny 25 Countdown. The competition from the competent, confident comedy conspiritors is constant, so com on and please help keep it at the top of the list by requesting for "The Dr. Demento Show" to play "Snoopy The Dogg" again at http://drdemento.com/request . And as always, I can't encourage and recommend enough that you tune in and listen to the show every week at http://drdemento.com/online.html . It's still the best show ever. :)

In similar news, my new Monty Python tribute song "WalkingSilly" made the August Top Ten at #3! Splunge-tastic! :) So after you've put in a request for "Snoopy The Dogg", feel free to put in an additional request for "WalkingSilly" if you like, unless some Army Colonel tells you that it's much too silly.


- "I'M THAT TYPE OF SPY"
Luke Ski's new parody song tribute to "CHUCK"!
Download the free MP3 at http://www.thefump.com

This song is a parody of LL Cool J's "I'm That Type Of Guy", a song about a sneaky lover with a video featuring LL as a covert operative using all his espionage skills to break into the U.S. national scantily-clad hottie despository. Which led me to think, well, just what type of spy is he? And is there another modern spy more deserving of a task like that? The answer is yes, of course there is, and he lives in Burbank. I'm talking about "Chuck", the titlular character of NBC's awesome spy show about to enter it's 5th and final season, starring the nerd machine himself, Zachary Levi. So I hope all you internet-dwelling Chuck fans tell all your online friends about this song available here at the FuMP dot com, and it's excellent FAN VIDEO made by Emily Ann Meyer, which world premiered at Nerdapalooza 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_zPHykX014


- LUKE SKI INTERVIEWED ON "CHICAGO COMEDY & ARTIST SPOTLIGHT"

On Wednesday, August 31st, I was interviewed live on Slam Internet Radio (http://www.slaminternetradio.com) by Josh and Abby on their show "Chicago Comedy & Artist Spotlight"! The show lasted about 2 hours and was a lot of fun. There was much frivolity and Pepe the King Prawn impressions. You can listen to the show via Ustream here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16994316


- THE 2010 "LOGAN AWARDS" SUGGESTION FORM IS LIVE!
http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-form/

Yes, next month at Con on the Cob in Hudson, Ohio, the first annual Logan Whitehurst Memorial Award for Excellence In Comedy Music will be held. Each year the Logan Awards will give out awards for excellence in comedy music for the previous calendar year, so this year we'll be awarding songs that came out in 2010. The awards will be voted on by a rotating jury of 7 experts, which this year includes "Weird Al" Yankovic, and permanent juror Dr. Demento. The jury's nominations will be based on the suggestions submitted by you, the fans, using the nomination form. The categories are:

Outstanding Original Comedy Song
Outstanding Parody Song
Outstanding Comedy Music Video

The Nomination Suggestion Form website is here: http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-form/ , and also has a link to a list of songs already nominated. Once a song is already on the nomination list, it doesn't need to be submitted again. The list already has my song "IT'S GOOD TO BE THE KING" on it, as well as Carrie's music video for "WRECKIN' BY THE BOOK (THE CAKE WRECKS SONG)", which makes me very happy. Other songs of mine that qualify for potential suggestion are (Parody category) "Anime Fan", "It's A Fanboy Christmas 3", and (Original category) "Blues Campbell". So if you feel any of those songs are, in your honest opinion, so good that it deserves an award, then feel free to go to the Nomination Form page and suggest it.

The full details on the Logan Awards can be found at http://www.loganawards.com


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REMINDERS:


- "ELEVATOR"

A new sketch comedy track by Cirque du So What?
Download it for free now at http://www.thefump.com

Some patrons of the FuMP don't feel it is a place where sketch comedy should be posted. They say that it "takes the "M" out of the FuMP", or imply that certain members of Cirque du So What? have forgotten that the M stands for 'MUSIC'. Okay. You want music? We'll give you music. The next time you're in a busy public place and the song featured in this track rockets to the front of your frontal lobe, and it takes every fibre of your being to stop yourself from singing it aloud in public, just remember that this is what was asked for from us, so blame them. Sketch written by ShoEboX, music written and composed by Timothy F. Crist, and arranged and produced by Chris Mezzolesta. Special guest appearance by, well, you'll figure it out. From our continually existing album "Stupid Cowboy Thing - Volume 1: GRANDMOTHER!" which you can purchase at the Store at thefump.com. Remember, you asked for it.


~~~


- TOUR DATES:


CONCEPTION 2011
http://concentricconventioncompany.com
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd - Glen Ellyn, IL (suburb of Chicago)
September 23rd - 25th, 2011

Conception is a small gaming convention at the College of DuPage. I will be there on Friday at my merch table in the dealer’s room 5-9 pm, as well as Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. I’ll be doing a couple of performances there on Saturday, at 1 pm and at 6 pm. (Note: I won’t be there on Sunday.)


GEEKEASY: Episode II
Saturday, September 24 - 10:00pm to 3:00am
Lucky Number, 1931 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
The event is FREE, 21+ only.
http://www.facebook.com//groups/219331881414358

Geekeasy is a late night of nerd entertainment and dance music in Chicago, IL, put together by DJ Aaron Ackerson. This time around, there will be live improvised movie riffing of the live-action “Masters Of The Universe” film by special guests Nostalgia Critic & the great Luke Ski, a performance by Geek Girl Burlesque performers Bella Canto, Hazel Hellbender, Lacey Lay, and Hootenany Cha-Cha, a 5-song set by the great Luke Ski (going on at about 12:30 am), and tunes spun by DJ Jeffito.


OTHER 2011 TOUR DATES INCLUDE:

ARCHON - http://www.archonstl.org/35 - Collinsville, IL - Sep30-Oct2
CON ON THE COB - http://www.cononthecob.com - Hudson, OH - Oct 13-16
NERDPOW! - http://www.nerdpow.com - Columbus, OH - Oct 28-30
CONTRAFLOW - http://www.contraflowscifi.org - Gretna, LA - Nov 4-6
WINDYCON 38 - http://www.windycon.org - Lombard, IL - Nov 11-13

See the Tour Dates page of LukeSki.com for details.


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- BE AMUSED BY ME!!!

It's the great Luke Ski's 10th full length comedy music album, "Be Amused By Me". Whether that title is a request or a demand has yet to be determined. What we are sure of is that this CD contains songs about Disney buying Marvel, Chuck, The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Smith movies, Mel Brooks, Monty Python, Anime, Bruce Campbell, Serenity, Red Dwarf, his 3rd holiday fandom opus "It's A Fanboy Christmas 3", and "Snoopy The Dogg", the most requested song of the year thus far on both "The Dr. Demento Show" and "The Mad Music Dementia Top 20". Featuring Carrie Dahlby, Devo Spice, Insane Ian, Flat 29, TV's Kyle, and many other friends from the FuMP, it's an album Carrie Dahlby said to me is "probably your best CD since Unconventional". Who am I to argue?

1. Be Amused By Me – 0:27
2. Marvel Poppins - featuring Carrie Dahlby – 2:10
3. The Hanna Barbera Polka – 3:13
4. I'm That Type Of Spy – 4:08
5. Sheldon's Delight – 5:42
6. All You Can Tweet - featuring Devo Spice – 2:04
7. Platform Wars - by Devo Spice, featuring the great Luke Ski and Dual Core – 4:02
8. Wreckin' By The Book (The Cake Wrecks Song) - by Carrie Dahlby, featuring the great Luke Ski, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, Devo Spice, & Wyngarde – 2:42
9. CosPlaying FanGurls - by Insane Ian, featuring the great Luke Ski – 4:03
10. Sneaking Snacks Into The Cinema - by Flat 29, the great Luke Ski, & Carrie Dahlby – 4:39
11. Epitaph - featuring TV's Kyle – 3:02
12. Snoopy The Dogg – 3:37
13. Red Bank, NJ – 3:15
14. It's Good To Be The King - featuring Devo Spice, Insane Ian, & Bud Sharpe – 4:16
15. WalkingSilly - featuring Dan of Flat 29 – 4:07
16. Anime Fan - featuring Carrie Dahlby – 3:14
17. Blues Campbell – 4:18
18. Serenity – 4:12
19. Smeg Head – 3:09
20. It's A Fanboy Christmas 3: Return Of The Magi – 11:37

Click here to order the MP3 version for $9.99,
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/products-page/?product_id=222

and click here to order the CD w/ MP3 download for $14.00 plus shipping.
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/products-page/?product_id=206


~~~


- CIRQUE DU SO WHAT?’S NEW ALBUM,
“STUPID COWBOY THING - VOLUME 1: GRANDMOTHER!”
NOW AVAILABLE AT THE FUMP STORE!

Cirque do So What, the sketch comedy super group made up of Devo Spice, the great Luke Ski, Shoebox of Worm Quartet, and Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad, returns with their second album which is so packed full of comedy, insanity, and profanity, that it had to be broken up into two albums. Stupid Cowboy Thing, Volume 1: GRANDMOTHER! features an hour of hilarious sketches, phony commercials, and bizarre music. The Guess The Context series continues unashamedly, and of course there are appearances by The Tile Guy. There’s also a really inappropriate song that you will find yourself singing at all the wrong times because it will get stuck in your head and will surface and the most inopportune times. This album also heavily features Carrie Dahlby, Kim Crist, and Sara Trice, and also features a cameo appearance by the lads of Flat 29. To order, click here: http://www.thefump.com/store_release.php?id=88


~~~


- THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST

Devo Spice and Luke Ski interview the artists who posted songs at
the FuMP dot com over the past week. Recent episodes include:

Episode #64: Insane Ian

Webpage: http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php
RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/funnymusic


~~~


- THE MAD MUSIC DEMENTIA TOP 20 COUNTDOWN!

Last week, the album-only cut "RED BANK, NJ" was #1 on the Mad Music
Dementia Top 20! :D

Please go register at the Mad Music Archive forums here:
http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/signup.aspx
Submit your weekly votes at the voting page here:
http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/top20voting.aspx
You can listen to the show here:
http://www.themadmusicarchive.com/mmtop20.aspx


- STUFF YOU CAN BUY AT LUKE SKI DOT COM:

"LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT: BEST OF 2010" podcast clip 2-CD set!
To order the CD version, $14 plus shipping:
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/products-page/?product_id=204
To order the MP3 version, $9.99 download:
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/products-page/?product_id=205

"BE AMUSED BY ME" Luke Ski's 10th full length comedy music album!
To order the CD version w/ MP3 download, $14 plus shipping:
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/products-page/?product_id=206
To order the MP3 version, $9.99 download:
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/products-page/?product_id=222

To see the full list of products, visit the LukeSki.com Store at:
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/products-page/


- HIRE ME TO DRAW CARICATURES FOR YOUR PARTY!

Yes, I am available to draw caricatures at your party or event
in the Chicagoland tr-state area! The details are at:
http://www.artbylukeski.com/caricatures-for-parties-events/
And for individual caricatures or cartooning work,
check out the rest of http://www.artbylukeski.com


- DEMENTIA REVOLUTION!

Every Thursday night from 8 pm to 11 pm Central Standard Time,
I broadcast onto the internet my live weekly comedy audio show,
"Dementia Revolution"! On the show, I play comedy songs, sketches,
stand-up, and whatever else I feel like playing at the time.
You're welcome to make requests too, and if I have what comedy
piece you want to hear in my collection, I'll play it for you
(for details, visit http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/dementia-revolution ).
During the 2nd hour of the show, Devo Spice and other guests from
the FuMP dot com join me via Skype for the live recording of
"The Funny Music PodCast". To listen, just take whatever audio program
you use to listen to streaming audio online (WinAmp, iTunes, Windows
Media Player, RealPlayer, etc.) and have it play the following address:
http://dementiaradio.org:8027 If you need more help tuning in, visit
the Dementia Radio website, http://dementiaradio.org Hope to see you there!
Join the Dementia Revolution today!


- THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW

It's still the best show ever.
You can listen at: http://drdemento.com/online.html ,
and if you'd like to request a song, you can do that here:
http://drdemento.com/request


- LukeSki.com's FREE MP3 OF THE WEEK is:

"GETTIN' GIGGITY WIT IT"

Download it for FREE now at http://www.thegreatlukeski.com
And please tell your friends online!
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