Posts tagged “Open Mike Eagle”

7 July 2014

The Nerdiness of Dark Comedy: Part 2

Open Mike Eagle: On that "laugh to keep from crying" tip.

Open Mike Eagle: On that “laugh to keep from crying” tip.

Continuing last Thursday’s article, I am now going to analyze the back half of Open Mike Eagle’s “Dark Comedy” album and talk about the nerdy references of the final seven songs. What’s that? You haven’t read the first part of this article?? Well, fellows, just click here:

[PART 1]

You back? Okay, let’s continue… More… »

Categories: Articles.

3 July 2014

The Nerdiness of Dark Comedy: Part 1

Dark Comedy

Mike Eagle is bad at sarcasm so he works in absurdity. He’s also kind of a nerd.

In honor of The Mike Eagle Show happening in Seattle tonight, I wanted to write some sorta big article about Mike and his latest album, Dark Comedy. After having listened to it about a dozen times since it was released, I realized that one my favorite things about it is all of the nerdy references he slips into his lyrics. So here are all of the nerdy references I noticed in the first six songs on the album. I prolly missed a bunch; let me know if you heard any that I didn’t. If you’ve already read Part 1, you can head straight to part 2 here:

[PART 2]

Still here? Okay, here we go… More… »

Categories: Articles.

1 July 2014

Surprise “Mike Eagle Show” in Seattle This Thursday!

The Mike Eagle Show Seattle Dark Comedy Release Party!

The Mike Eagle Show Seattle Dark Comedy Release Party!

Surprise! Only a couple of days ago, Open Mike Eagle announced a new stop on his whirlwind tour, right here in Seattle! That’s right, Mike is bringing his comedy/music/variety extravaganza “The Mike Eagle Show” to the greater Pacific Northwest THIS THURSDAY, JULY 3rd!

I’m excited to go to this! It’s not gonna be just your usual concert/music show. Plus my pal Three Ninjas is in the lineup!

Don't get fooled by pretenders; there is only one Three Ninjas.

Don’t get fooled by pretenders;
there is only one Three Ninjas.

“Now wait just a gorram minute,” you’re probably thinking. “Didn’t you just say how you don’t like it when musics you love happen on a school night?”

Well, yes, that’s true. But this Thursday AIN’T NO SCHOOL NIGHT, BITCHES! Friday is the 4th of July! And Carrie & I both have it off, so Thursday night we’re gonna leave the wee beb with the grandparents and we’re both gonna head up to Seattle to see some sweet, sweet, Mike-Eagle-and-Three-Ninjas variety meat.

And you know what? YOU CAN JOIN US!

Open Mike Eagle: Now THAT is a handsome fellow.

Now THAT is a handsome fellow.

Details:
Open Mike Eagle Show at the Back Bar at the Crocodile (Facebook Event)
Thursday, July 2nd, 8:00 PM
@ The Crocodile’s Back Bar
2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (map)
$10, 21+

We’ll see you there! HELLZ YEAH.

Categories: Concerts/Shows.

24 June 2014

Open Mike Eagle & Hannibal Buress Have Some Advice For You

Can I have some more Career Advice?

Can I have some more Career Advice?

Hooray! There is a brand-new video from Open Mike Eagle‘s new Dark Comedy album (my current Album of the Month, BeeTeeDubs), and you can watch it! Watch it! It stars Mike and his pal, comedian Hannibal Buress (who also raps on the song), giving out some much-needed advice with their own “Advice Show.” The track is called Doug Stamper (Advice Raps) (feat. Hannibal Buress). Partake and enjoy:

If you like what you heard (and c’mon, let’s be real, how could you not like that? That stuff’s hilarious), you can git it for yourself here:

Oh, also, Mike is gonna be passing through Seattle towards the end of August, so you should come with me to see that show. Y’know. Show, y’know. But I’ll have more info on that at a later time…

Categories: Music, Videos.

10 June 2014

“Of the Month” June 2014

I know, I know, it’s already the 10th of the month and I’m just NOW doing my “Of the Month” choices. Well, y’know, I’ve been busy with a baby. And Mario Kart. And seeing movies. Y’know. Anyhoo, here we go:

Album of the Month:
Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle
This is another one of the reasons why my “Of the Month” choices are so late this month: I was waiting for this album to drop. This is a frikkin’ incredible album, a tour-de-force of Mike’s intellect and wit, with some of the best production and beats behind him of any of his albums. Nerd references abound, and the comedy forms like a doorway of accessibility that leads you down a rabbit hole to some legit darkness in the state of the world. I think maybe I’ll have to write a full article about this album (you know, in all of my spare time) to do it justice. Pretty durned spectacular.

Here’s one of my favorite tracks, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress:

Video Game of the Month:
Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8
It’s another Mario Kart. You do know that the Mario Kart series of games is my all-time favorite series of games, just barely beating out classic Mega Man and the Legend of Zelda games, right? Well, this one is no different. It’s got some added items and features, like the whole anti-gravity feature (that reminded me a bit of F-Zero X), and there are some interesting changes like the fact that you can’t “chamber” an item by holding it behind you and then pick up another item. Nope, you can only ever hold one item at a time (unless the item itself is multiple, like triple-shells). Also the coin system from the very first Mario Kart makes a fascinating return! But really the star of this Mario Kart is the gorgeous HD visuals. If you ever get the chance to watch someone else play (or watch a video of gameplay), just look at all the stuff going on in the backgrounds and on the periphery of the action. It’s just stunning.

And speaking of gameplay videos, this Mario Kart lets you upload highlight reels to YouTube. Uh-oh, you’re all in trouble now. Here’s me as Baby Rosalina kicking some ass:

Music Video of the Month:
Tesla by They Might be Giants Tesla by They Might be Giants
A rather gentle and unassuming song from TMBG about Tesla and his many contributions to the world has been taken by designer Paul Sahre (a frequent collaborator TMBG’s) and made not into just one video, but NINE videos. Sahre made 8 remixes of the song, then created a video for each of them plus the original song. They’re all strung together into over 20 minutes of glorious, hypnotic, funny, grainy, black-and-white goodness. Don’t believe me? Silly fools! Just watch for yourself:

Categories: Of the Month.

16 May 2014

New Video from Open Mike Eagle: A History of Modern Dance

OME is Cliffin' it up...

OME is Cliffin’ it up…

Mr. Open Mike Eagle has released a new video from his as-of-yet-unreleased album Dark Comedy. This is for the track “A History of Modern Dance.” If you grew up in the 80s or early 90s (or watch Nick at Night), this video might be a bit familiar-looking to you…

It’s very entertaining to see Mike and company Huxtabling it up. Can’t wait for Dark Comedy to drop, but seeing as how I can’t travel through time, I will have to wait until June like the rest of all y’all.

Categories: Music, Videos.

5 May 2014

Open Mike Eagle Doesn’t Have Very Much Money (but Dreams of the Ice King)

Very Much Money by Open Mike Eagle

Very Much Money by Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle’s new album Dark Comedy doesn’t come out until June, but he has released a new preview song from the album!

It’s called “Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)” and you can listen to it right here:

I think Mike Eagle likes Adventure Time. In fact, just take a look at who I spotted at his last show here in Seattle:

Let’s all share Ice King’s Dream!

Categories: Music.