Posts tagged “The Great Um”

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Trevor Peach Has Got You Covered

...SONG covered, that is! Get it?

…SONG covered, that is! Get it?

The Fourth volume of Trevor Peach’s one-song-a-week project (AKA “Squandered Promise of a Wasted Year”) has begun, and this one is a pretty awexome hum-dinger. In his previous volume he did remakes of some of his own “classic” songs. But in this volume he is going to be putting his own spin on other musicians’ songs with a series of cover songs! He’s released the track list, and it includes some delightfully surprising and bizarre choices. Here they all are (and you can listen to them all) right here:

1. Black Sparrow – J Hacha De Zola

2. Your Mother Doesn’t Love You – Jason Brunet

3. Long Way To Fall – The Electric NoNo

4. Jesus, Friend of Sinners – Joshua Stephens

5. First 48 – Chris Blount

6. Secret Squirrel – Robb Benson

7. Nightmares – Open Mike Eagle

8. Nightmares – The Hoot Hoots

9. Blueberries – Julia Massey

10. Shake – The Great UM

11. White Whale – Kid in the Attic

12. Mr. Boots – Incanus

13. Dada Pops – Chubby Mummy

Volume IV marks a musical departure from the previous three volumes as well, because they’re not being produced by Geoff B. Gibbs. They’re being produced by Vincent Fresco. That’s right: the Vincent Fresco who produced Trevor Peach’s very first EP back 12 years ago!

The first cover has already been released. You can take a wissen right here:

I’m particularly excited to see how Trevor and Vincent handle Open Mike Eagle’s hip-hop and Chubby Mummy’s general incompetence. Also, there are rumors that there might be a couple of bonus tracks that aren’t listed here. There’s some exciting things in the pipeline from Trevor Peach this summer FO SHO.

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

This Saturday Night I’m Gonna Haul Ass

There are two exciting things going on this Saturday night:

Thing the First:
We are doing a brand-new format at Fools Play Improv, and I am very excited (and a li’l nervous) abouts it: It’s called “Fools Play Speed Run” and involves one of the Fools (hint: it’s me) playing and beating an old-school NES video game live on stage between improvised scenes—for REALS. No cheat codes, no save states, no Game Genie. This is an actual cartridge plugged into an actual console.

That happens at 8:00 PM at Mud Bay Coffee in Olympia.

Thing the Second:
IMMEDIATELY after I’m done with Fools Play, I will be jumping in my car and zooming all the way up to Ballard to see the Yellow Fool perform in this:

Noise For the Needy Poster Image

NFtN: JM+FFD & TJR!

“This” is Noise for the Needy, a Ballard-centric festival of musics in which much of collected moneys will be donated to the food bank! This lineup includes some of the best bands in Seattle right now: The Jesus Rehab, The Great Um, and of course Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount (with the Yellow Fool on bass).

Since I won’t be leaving Oly until 10:00, I’ll be getting to the show long after its 9:00 start time, but that’s okay because JM+FFD are going on last! So I will still get to rock out with them (and The Great Um before them), but I will probably miss The Jesus Rehab *cries*

If any of my Seattle friends want to have an excellent time on Saturday night, they should meet me at Connor Byrne Pub!

And here’s a bonus: if any of my Tacoma/Olympia friends want to have an excellent time on Saturday night, they should come down and see Fools Play Improv, then head up to Seattle with me to watch some rockin’ musics! I am even willing to drive people from Olympia and back to Olympia if they’re not too keen on driving. It’ll be a late night, but well worth it!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play.