My pals Dom & Jared Cortese, who make up the entirety of the band Electric NoNo, appeared on a recent episode of The Spud Goodman Show (an episode which also had guests such as Anderson Cooper and Shep Gordon) as the musical guests. Well, here’s a video of them performing “Forty Foot Tall,” a song from their new EP, Rain City Blue:
Hey, gang, did y’all know that Disney was re-booting the 80s classic cartoon DuckTales? You didn’t? Well, watch the just-released trailer here:
So I’m kinda pretty excited about this. There were a lot of good jokes in that trailer. I especially liked how everyone agreed which one of the nephews was the evil one.
Yeah, that one.
There are also some great visual gags, like how there are just bags of money lying around the house as seen in the screenshot above. Also this super-quick shot of a map:
But that puffy guy is so cute!
And the Launchpad gag at the very end is priceless.
Since I grew up with the original DuckTales, the new voices will take some getting used to. The nephews in particular are vast departures from the identical Donald-lite voices that they’ve traditionally had for decades. But it will be kinda nice that you’ll be able to tell them apart just by listening. It also looks like they’ll actually have defined characters instead of being mostly interchangeable. That’s nice.
David Tennant looks to have been a brilliant voice for Scrooge, even if he does sound just a tad too young for my years (like I said, it’ll all take some getting used to).
The new DuckTales does not yet have an official release date, just “mid-2017” (which is kinda vague). But I’m looking forward to it. I wonder if Capcom will make another excellent video game outta this one?
If you’re interested in hearing a li’l bit about the LONG and humorous history and process of this band, one of the members (Geoff) put together a li’l documentary about it. You can watch it here and now! DO SO:
There, that was only 6.5 minutes of your life you’ll never get back. You’ll hardly miss it! Though you may wish I hadn’t vocally re-created the first song I wrote.
“Right, dude. Dude.”
Anyhoo, if you want to listen to more, CBF has a handful of songs available for FREE on our bandcamp page, conveniently arranged into four albums by subject matter:
Four Times Four Songs of Fun!
Seriously, this musics is a tonne of fun to both make and listen to. Like I said in the documentary, I’m getting a new(er) computer sometime soon and I’m gonna load it up with Schism Tracker and get some good Gameboy samples all loaded up (as well as my regular CBF samples), then I plan on spending the rest of the year making musics for everyone! I’ll keep you updated-ish as to my progress. <3
Electric NoNo is releasing a new EP next Friday to be entitled Rain City Blue, but today they released the first official music video from that album, for the 1-minute punk-pop gem of a song called “Blue Planet.” STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH IT HERE:
Wow. Even though it’s only a minute long, director Jeff Larson and the Cortese brothers sure did pack a tonne of awesome in there. They apparently spent nearly a year animating the video!
Speaking of EP release, Electric NoNo is having a release party on March 10th to celebrate these new-fangled musics they’re putting out. It’s on a Friday night, so you should go!
Electric NoNo Record Release (Faced Book Event)
Friday, March 10th 8:00PM
@ Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (map)
An excellent track from Open Mike Eagle & Paul White’s 2016 album Hella Personal Film Festival has been made into an excellent animated music video by animation collective Doulzia. It is so excellent that it actually premiered on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim at about 1:30 AM on Sunday! Holy crap!
What’re ye waitin’ fer!? Watch this imaginative, symbolic romp through social anxiety here/now!
That’s right, true believers, JM+FFD are releasing another album THIS THURSDAY (January 12th, 2017)! It’s called Heart Tones and it is excellent (I was given an advance copy to listen to last month because I’m just that awesome).
Here’s the video to my fave songo from the album, featuring another musician friend of mine, hip-hopster Chris Blount!
The CD release show is happening at The Crocodile in lovely downtown Seattle.
Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount (Album Release) at The Crocodile (Faced Book Event)
Thursday, January 12th 8:00 PM
@ The Crocodile:
2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121 (Map)
$10 Adv, 21+ (Tickets)
My wife and I will be there! We wouldn’t miss it. Would you? WOULD YOU!? DO NOT!