Posts tagged “Molly Lewis”

Thursday, 3 December 2015

“Of the Month” December 2015

Link of the Month:
Amazon Wishlist
My Amazon Wish List!

That’s right! You think in this, the most wonderful time of the year, that I’d waste my one-and-only link of the month on something selfless? EFF THAT! I want you to click on this link and buy crap for me! Crass commercialism EFF-TEE-DUBYA, baby! Mwa-ha-ha-haaaaaaaa!

Album of the Month:
TPXMAS
Cut Down the World’s Last Tree: A Trevor Peach Christmas

Trevor Peach, the world’s most depressed musician, made a Christmas album many years ago, but it was only just finally released online earlier this year! Hooray! It is mostly original songs, like “For Christmas,” which is about how Trevor’s only Christmas wish is not to have Christmas. It includes the lyrics:
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle go away.

Trevor Peach also does a cover of the classic “I Saw Three Ships,” though of course he modifies the lyrics a little bit:
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas day, on Christmas Day,
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas day in the morning.
They ran into a pier and sank,
And all were drowned, and all were drowned.
It seems a cruel and bitter fate,
But their lives were worse than their deaths were.

It’s glorious stuff.

Christmas Special of the Month:
tvx
Molly Lewis’s “Thanksgiving vs Christmas”

Seattle’s own nerdy chanteuse Molly Lewis invented a Christmas/Thanksgiving special last year and (with the help of gobs of other awesome musicians and funny folk) performed it live. This is the audio recording of that show. It’s kind of a throwback to those weird old radio variety show specials, with random people and musical acts coming in and out and doing their schtick. The songs are of a humorous bent, and many are only tenuously related to the theme of the special, especially the Vix & Tony song “Song that is definitely just about Doctor Who and not about Christmas at all.”

Categories: Of the Month.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Nerds and Music: A Night with Joel Hodgson, Pat Rothfuss, Paul & Storm, Marian Call, & Molly Lewis in Seattle

Nerds + Music = Good Times... Good Times.

Nerds + Music = Good Times… Good Times.

Tomorrow (Friday) in a loose coincidence with Emerald City ComicCon, there is a very nerdy/geeky group of individuals who are going to join forces and put on one epic show for us!

  • Joel Jodgson, of MST3K fame!
  • Pat Rothfuss, be-bearded fantasy novelist
  • Paul & Storm, musical comedy
  • Marian Call, nerd jazz
  • Molly Lewis, ukulele geekiness
A Night of So Many Stars!

A Night of So Many Stars!

With a lineup like that I’m pretty sure that there is going to be quite a lot of content that I’m going to enjoy quite a lot. So I fully plan on being there. SO CAN YOU!

Details:
Nerds and Music: A Night with Joel Hodgson, Pat Rothfuss, and Paul & Storm in Seattle (Facebook event)
Friday, March 27th 8:00 PM
@ The Showbox
1426 1st Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101
$22.00, All Ages! (tickets here)

I SHALLE SEEE THEEEE THEEEEERE!

Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Marian Call & Molly Lewis vs the Mullet: Fight!

At the end of the tour...

At the end of the tour…

Very exciting! Two goddesses of Geek are meeting up about seven blocks from my house to do a musics show! That’s right, chanteuse Marian Call and ukulelist Molly Lewis are going to be at the lovely Metronome Cafe at 7:30 on Saturday night.

Metronome's Logo

RIGHT HERE, BABY. RIGHT HERE.

You’d think that with such an awesome show happening so close to my house, there’d be no way I’d miss it, right? Well… Marian & Molly have some competition. For, you see, Saturday night is also the return of the mullet. A little backstory:

Back in the first half of the 1990s, my brother Mike grew a pretty spectacular mullet. As was the fashion at the time. Just look at old WWF footage from the early 90s. You’ll see.

For the past few months, Mike has been growing his hair long (uniformly this time, not just in the back). And this Saturday night live on stage at Fools Play Improv he is going to get his hairs did. But just the front and sides. That’s right…

The Mullet Returns!

The Mullet Returns!

Fools Play Improv performs “Fools Play Makeover!” It’s gonna be a pretty spectacular show.

Which one of these shows will you see? I cannot decide that for you, my little friends. You must decide:

Details:
Tacoma, WA – Metronome Coffee with Molly Lewis! (Facebook event)
Saturday, June 28th 7:30 PM
@ Metronome Coffee
3518 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406 (map)
Free (suggested donation), All Ages!

OR

Fools Play Makeover
Saturday, June 28th 8:00 PM
@ Olympia Family Theater
112 State Ave NE Olympia, WA, 98501 (map)
$5, All Ages (some mature content)

You must choose one of them! “Neither” is not a valid answer!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Summer of Movies & Musics

Photo by Emdot

Photo by Emdot. Some rights reserved.

There are SO many movies coming out in 2014 that I really wanna see in the theater. Way more than in 2013. I’ve already seen a whole bunch as evidenced by my review output in the past couple of months. And I’m already three whole reviews behind! And I’m gonna go see another movie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) on Wednesday night! YIKES!

Here’s just a brief list:

  • The Lego Movie
  • Under the Skin
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Maleficent
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Trust Me
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Lucy
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Snowpiercer
  • Let’s Be Cops

This also looks to be an excellent Summer for live musics, with shows coming up from a bunches of excellenté musicians. Here is just a brief list:

I’ll have more info on these shows as their dates approach. Just as I’ll have more info on these movies after I see and review them.

Oh, also, I just got Mario Kart 8.

So, yeah, this website is probably gonna be nothing but musics, movies, and Mario for the next three months. Enjoy!

Categories: Updates.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Molly Lewis Serenades Stephen Fry

Something completely adorable happened on Tuesday. See, musician Molly Lewis is a big fan of Stephen Fry — and why shouldn’t she be, really? Why shouldn’t everyone be a fan of Stephen Fry? No good reason as far as I can see. Anyhoo, a while back she wrote a song for/about Stephen Fry called “An Open Letter to Stephen Fry,” and last week she got about to releasing a recording of it. Things moved rather quickly after that.

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard announced that they would be honoring Stephen Fry at an event on Tuesday evening. Similarly, Molly Lewis posted a cryptic plea on her website asking if her fans could perhaps help with airfare so she could fly out to some event in Massachusetts…

Well, tl;dr — I’ll let their own Tweets tell some of the story:

And now that your curiosity is no doubt piqued, here is the serenade in question. There’s no video of the actual event, but you can watch Molly Lewis’s original video (or if you don’t want to watch it, you can just listen to the song below the video).

Adobo, no? Here’s a nice recap of the whole event. Now be a good little jellybean and support Molly Lewis by tossing four quarters into her coffers: Buy that song!

Categories: Celebrities, Music, Videos.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Mix CD: February 2011

I decided it was about damned time that I made myself a new mix CD. For your convenience, I’ve included (when I can) links to where you can get these songs for yourself, should you so desire!

  1. Things I Think About On Planes – Palmdale
  2. An Open Letter to Stephen Fry – Molly Lewis
  3. All The Same To Me – Anya Marina
  4. Airbrushed – Anamanaguchi
  5. Career Advice – Open Mike Eagle
  6. Common Scents – Spot Two – JP Inc.
  7. Dark Dark Eyes – Marian Call
  8. Deer God – Busdriver feat. Open Mike Eagle
  9. End Of Line – Daft Punk
  10. Stay The Same – Bonobo & Andreya Triana
  11. Haircut – Open Mike Eagle
  12. The Internet – JP Inc.
  13. Juicy Fruit – Mtume
  14. Meet The Future Downlow – Palmdale
  15. The Mating Game – Bitter:Sweet
  16. Sentimental Heart – She & Him
  17. Nothing in Between – Celene Ramadan
  18. Lieutenant Custard & His Banger Of Time – JP Inc.
  19. Promise – Cocorosie
  20. Three Is a Magic Number – Molly Lewis
  21. Your Woman – White Town
  22. Original Butterscotch Confection (Three Ninjas Remix) – Open Mike Eagle feat. Busdriver
  23. Bucky Done Gun – M.I.A.
  24. Nothing Unusual – Three Ninjas feat. Geli Wuerzner
  25. Twice As Nice – Pomplamoose

I especially like how I have a Busdriver song featuring Open Mike Eagle AND an Open Mike Eagle song featuring Busdriver.

Categories: Music.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Happy w00tstock Birthday!

My birfday was on Thursday, and for a present my ever-loving wife gave me a ticket to w00stock 2.0 at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle. Not coincidentally, it was @SphinxAkashaa’s birfday last month, and his ever-loving wife also gave him a ticket to w00tstock 2.0 at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle. So the two of us (our wives had to work and stay home with a baby, respectively) went and saw the show last night.

It was lots of good.

Let me just try to do a quick run-down of the many, many things that happened at the show. This probably won’t be in order at all, but oh well:

The show was run from a Macbook, and the desktop was visible on a giant screen in the background throughout basically the entire show (unless they were showing something else on the screen). You would actually see the mouse cursor double-click on the next section of the show to start it in Quicktime, which would then go fullscreen. The background of the desktop was Ceiling Cat:

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Paul & Storm did their “Opening Band” song.

Canadian sketch comedy troupe LoadingReadyRun did a humorous time-travel reading, then showed two sketches on the big screen. One was only okay—about superheroes who all have similar emblems so get confused as to whom the signal in the sky is summoning. The other one—about a guy who obsessively installs Linux in EVERYTHING—was really very funny.

Molly Lewis performed four songs: the three-movement one about the assassination of Lincoln, a brand-new one that didn’t have complete lyrics about wanting to have Stephen Fry’s baby, the one about breaking up with Wikipedia, and then a “Two Girls, One Uke” version of “Conjunction Junction” with Presidents of the United States of America drummer Jason Finn backing them up, and a special surprise to perform the spoken-word segment of the song. Don’t take my word for it, though; I recorded it:

Xbox Live banhammer Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse gave a humorous reading about the process of banning people from the Xbox Live service. He gave it in the style of a pious religious reading, with Paul & Storm backing him up as chanting monks.

Two guys from Loan Shark Games are making a sequential puzzle video, and they’re showing a different piece of it during each of the next few w00tstocks, starting with this one. It was a funny video that involved one guy juggling some very specific objects. Then they did a live plate spinning trick. The climax of the trick was a hand holding a stick on top of which was a spinning tray, on top of which was a really long pole (probably four or five feet), on top of which was a spinning plate. Very impressive.

Wil Wheaton gave a reading from his book, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, about the first time he went and saw the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Interesting side-fact: I’ve never seen it, and have absolutely no desire ever to do so. It sounds like a dreadful time to me. But it was a well-written and well-performed reading, with again Paul & Storm backing him up with snippets of songs where appropriate.

MC Frontalot did a set. It was really hard to understand his lyrics; I think a combination of mic volume and speaker placement made it so that where I was sitting was just not the best place acoustically. But man, what energy! Very entertaining.

Hank Green performed a couple of his nerdy songs, about particle physics and evolutionary biology. And one about Star Trek: TNG, which he said he never imagined he’d be performing in front of one of the cast members.

Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame gave a very funny talk that started with revealing his geek street cred about how he got his first kiss from a girl he met playing Dungeons & Dragons at the public library. He then told funny behind-the-scenes stories about Mythbusters, and show lots of in-depth clips from an upcoming episode. He was very funny and engaging.

Paul & Storm closed out the show with a set. There wasn’t anything new in it, and I’ve (strangely enough) now seen them three times within the last nine months or so, but they’re still very entertaining. They brought Wil, Adam, and Jason out to do the “Pirate’s Wife’s Lament” with all the Arrrs.

There were a series of running audio and video gags throughout the show between performers. One of them was “A Moment with Wil,” wherein We’d spend a few minutes watching Wil do something, like wear a necktie or drink a Guinness or eat a pizza. A funny gag in those series of videos was that the episode numbers quickly jumped from three to seven to fourteen. Then there were a series of audio clips of George Takei singing various songs that would end whenever he said, “Fire,” which would be followed by phaser and explosion sound effects. Really hilarious stuff. They also showed the Academy Award Winning Film trailer and did a funny bit with the Trololololo song when they came back from intermission.

I bought the official w00tstock 2.0 t-shirt and it came with a free matching poster! Looks like this:

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The whole show lasted just a few minutes over four hours (including intermission). Good times. I only took five photos during the whole show, and here they are (click for larger):

Categories: Articles, Concerts/Shows, Links, Pictures, Videos.