Archive for April, 2008
This week, I’m going to go a little more recent. This was an episode of CRAP TV we did in February 2007, if I recall. It started as I read the featured book to Jeff’s son, Anthony, and he loved it. For some reason, we thought this would be a good idea.
- Jeff said he was going to show up all gangster, if I’m correct, and showed up with that clown suit and boxing gloves.
- Notice the black eye and heart on his face. I think this was a precursor to “Dicktoad Sweetass“
- It was filmed in Melissa’s apartment in Springdale.
- We were definitly PBS inspired for this one.
- I am pulling for Jeff to perform a CRAP show in that damn outfit.
- This video is featured on CRAP TV Volume 2 (Going to have it online for sale soon)
- What this has to do with our music that it’s meant to promote, I have no idea…
I don’t have much on this. It pretty much speaks for itself.
Part 2 Remedy exits. We hit fan mail.Dawn won’t leave us alone. And we broke the internet!
This is Episode 114 for Tuesday, April 29, 2008. You can get the episode here on Talkshoe, subscribe, and as always, stay tuned to www.WrestlingMayhemShow.com for the latest! The Wrestling Mayhem Show is recorded live and can be heard/viewed from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern on Talkshoe.com and BlogTV.com.
This afternoon, I decided to explore the Tick live action series on my lunch break (as the whole series/season is on netflix). I have to say. This got canceled?.
Of course I’ve been a late comer to the whole Tick thing. I’ve watched the series here and there. Not nearly to the dedication for some of my friends. But I’m about two episodes in and love it. The guy that does Brock Sampson from Venture Brothers spouting off quotable lines for twenty minutes. I can’t believe they pulled off that big blue outfit and the antennae animations are hilarious.
“Don’t be a crybaby, be a try baby!”
Last night was our first show in a good while IN Pittsburgh (even though last week’s was just outside town in Glassport). The School on the North Side was our venue of choice this time around. It was much larger than last week’s venue. Nice size stage, kicking PA (Skyline supplied their own last week). I think I fell in love with this new place.
The show was being put together by Paul Hammond, who I was hooked up with by my CRAP partner, and had interviewed a few months back under his previous name, J.East. This was his brainstorm from the get go, and I know he put a lot of hard work on this show to make it happen.
First up was Shaky Shake, who was seconded by JP Smiley. I was looking forward to this guy for a while, and was happy to see his name on the bill. Smiley was a pleasant surprise. I thought I didn’t “look like a rapper”. This dude had chains on. I loved it! It was a very cool dynamic.
Next up was Most and Roo of Real Life Entertainment. Not my style, but it was great to add to the night’s variety.
The Deadbeats hit the stage, and are Paul’s boys. I was amazed to find out this was their first show. I have to believe it’s “as a group” because these guys came hard and knew what they were doing up there. With any luck, we might be seeing them up at Sorgstock this year.
Next up was a last minute adition of our boy Justin, a friend’s cousin that wanted to get a chance to shine on stage. This kid is in his teens, and needs to get his comfort up, but he delivered his song pretty well for a first time. Welcome to the onstage addiction, friend!
Finally, after a quick 5 minute break, CRAP finally got on stage. Everyone was up front ready to witness, and I’m sure they were mostly new to what we were about, and as always, we never actually “fit in” on any show.
We just did our set from the week before, since our time was the same. But this week we were wireless and had a large stage to roam. Damn straight we took advantage. I don’t think I stopped moving for 20+ minutes of our set. We had the TP, and a high ceiling, and the loved it. MCK was right up there singing along (they must have memorized our set by now). Random people were running around with the “stoke monkey” head on again. I don’t even know who was the first guy that had it. The stage was riddled. We had a pop that surprised me after Cell Block 6. And of course, the big finish with Paul, MCK, and others, joining us on stage for Monkey Flings Poo. We had a lot of love, for sure!
Next up was Myztery N Sneek. These guys were more of a laid back feel. And had a lot of love. Might see them down the line, as well.
But altogether, it was a great show with some good vibes, and some new faces we got to see do their thing and connect with. April has brought us a lot of fortune. Two significant shows in our hometown, the new CRAP TV DVD was done, and some new connections on many levels are going to be great for the future. This is one of those nights where I loved being onstage and doing what I do. Much thanks to all the fans and artists that have shown us love over the last week!
Oddly, it was the Missfit that suggested it after finding her orange cream stuff in the freezer. I guess I’ll do a PittGirl/ChachiSays tonight and put down what comes to mind from the day…
- Wendy’s bought by Arby’s? Was made aware via brother Silent Ninja’s Twitter, but ended up looking up the details. I didn’t know Wendy’s was doing so bad. Hell, I visit it at least three times a week, and prefer it over any other fast food option around here. So I did my part, dammit! But it was a backdoor stock thing, and the Thomas relatives are pissed…
- It just seems like everyone is just tired of this whole politics explosion. Podcasts, The Daily Show. Can we have a new president yet, daddy?
- I should call my father…
- As proven, most recently this past Friday in a ring, I am a different person entirely with a mask on..
- This guy wants to do a story on me? Really?
- I’m horrible with birthdays and the like. What would sister Sorg like this year?
- It is obvious to me that my interests vary greatly from many of my friends…
- If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend the Artist Point. It’s not pretty, or real professional, but these guys are starting out and have some really good conversations about art and the like. I can’t wait to see where it goes.
- Last week, I heard the G Spod and Awful Show both feature a Vagina Water Park song in their shows. Including an interview on the latter show. Weird.
- My weeks have become and odd categorized thing lately. You get through these days to get to those days of supposed rest or catching up, only to find that it doesn’t happen, so you wait to get to those days again. A vicious cycle.
- Miss Papuga is stirring the pot, alright!
- So interesting that Pod Friend and a newly introduced Hip Hop colleague know each other. Small world.
- I can’t wait to have another “Drunk Sorg on the Porch” show on BlogTV…stay tuned.
Well, that’s all my lubricated ass has for tonight. Be back with more sense to make change with later….
This week, I have a treat for you. This is one of my favorite projects of all time. So before you watch, some setup: Its 2000. Chachi and I were in the same Media class in high school (his first year, my second). And this was our final project for the year. At the time, we prided on consuming mass amounts of Mountain Dew (we would by cubes of the stuff at a time). And of course, the Blair Witch Project was fresh in our minds. Somehow, this came together.
Watch the video before reading below. Much spoilerage.
- Yeah, kind of a big Manson fan. I think I used Sweet Dreams for a photo collage…
- The mass woods were behind my dad’s house in Jamestown, PA.
- I drew the map.
- Chachi did not have a license. And might not have been of legal age to drive, even.
- Jered, who played Jardina/Moby, is now active in the Navy. This is him now…
- I think that mini glass Dew was on the floor of my car for a good bit of time. We refilled it and used it for the scene.
- Nope, we can’t cross a four foot creek without that board….
- Night scene = sitting on the floor of the bathroom and passing the camera around.
- The “Dew Monster” was John Kovax. And was some extra footage from the parking lot of the christian coffee show we all hung out at when not at Perkins. He wore lots of hardware on his face (rare in our town) and chewed on pop cans.
- Jered was a huge fan of Moby and got on stage with him at the first Rolling Rock Town Fair. I need to find that footage….
- Linear editing. That’s why it’s kind of bumpy at times. I don’t miss those days…
It’s Pennsylvania Primary Day! We’re in the thick of things and have the compliment of Remedy, LB, and Silent Ninja in the studio!
Part 1 We talk RAW and find some wonderful things to distract us.
Part 2 Fanmail comes in, as does voicemail, and Remedy starts to hurt himself.
This is Episode 113 for Tuesday, April 22, 2008. You can get the episode here on Talkshoe, subscribe, and as always, stay tuned to www.WrestlingMayhemShow.com for the latest! The Wrestling Mayhem Show is recorded live and can be heard/viewed from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern on Talkshoe.com and BlogTV.com.
Pictures courtesy Holly Dolly
Last night, I had the pleasure to play at the Kamikaze Hip Hop Showcase in Glassport, PA. This show was being put on by Skyline Entertainment. The concept was unique. About 11 bands were booked, told to prepare about 20 minute sets, and the order was drawn from a hat. The first two acts were drawn, then the next act was picked after every set. So we had about 20 minutes to prepare once we knew we were on.
First up was Holly Dolly with Legally Insane backing her up. Big C told me he knew they would get picked, as it was their curse. Holly has plenty of pics from the night. Second was Broken Wingz. He had some problems with his CD, but still brought it pretty hard. Enigma was up third. I was twittering much of the night’s happenings and was told by Dawn that he was a former student. Weird how that kind of thing comes together.
N-Visible was up next and rocked his set, though I don’t think people were feeling him this night. Then Money Pearl came up and impressed the hell out of everyone in that place. This guy about stole the show on talent. And I just found out he was up here from Florida. Basick Sickness jumped the stage next with his “hockey player” hair cut, as it was dubbed that night, and ripped through a set that got the crowd moving and moshing. Love the new shit. (keep an eye on WPAJ for something about that in the next couple days)
We took a small break and hung out in the light rain with the smokers. And what happens when we all get together? Holy Dolly does a Jack Sparrow dance and Jeff breaks out of freestyle, of course…But we got the crowd riled up for the hometown MCK. Jeff loves “Wanna be a gangsta” and got on stage for it. The crowd was all about MCK. Sikes was next and threw down a tight ass set. He stepped in to help us out when someone bowed out back at a September show we booked and he was impressive back then for an impromptu set. Check him out. Priceless Recordings was up last, but I was too spent to really take notice. Sounded good from what I caught.
Finally, CRAP got our chance. I was ok with the corded mics, until I got the one that couldn’t go halfway across the stage. Knew I should have opted to setup our mics. Lesson learned. Luckily, we had gotten last minute clearance to use the toilet paper. For those new to our show (I know there’s a few who read this blog) we have a bit of a gimmick where we throw rolls of toilet paper at the crowd. They throw it at eachother, wrap eachother up, and throw it back at us. It causes the right amount of mayhem we love to cause during one of our sets. The kids love it! Hell, so do the grownups! Either way, it’s entertaining the audience, even if they were standing in the back witnessing the mayhem, scratching their heads, it’s sure to stick. Set was good, people dug it, mission accomplished. Jeff debuted his “Fat Chicks” song. That’s pro-fat chicks. Cause they all need love too…
Big props to Broken Wingz and CJ who both branded the “stoke monkey” head during the set and kept things live and unpredictable. All of you out there are part of the show!
Much of this crowd are good friends I met with and talked with everyday at the Art Institute. It was one of the best times of collaboration and group creativity that I had ever experienced. All of these people were passionate about this thing and making shows like this happen. I recall us going to paint that wall behind us in the picture for the theme. I believe Melissa had the hookup for making that wheel. Scott and Dave (the comedians) were great guys to work with and genuinely loved learning about the Juggalo thing. They even had this one guy dress up as Eminem to get booed off stage and flip everyone off. We had that wheel that they would call someone from the audience to spin, landing on one of the six Joker’s Cards of ICP fame, which connected with one of their games.
In someways, I see a lot of the same qualities with some of the things we find ourselves involved with today. Podcamp, and all that entails, as well as another venture that is coming up. Two things filled with very passionate and creative people to make things happen.
I wanted to come up with something new for the blog as a regular “segment” Everyone’s doing it. But I was mostly inspired by ChachiSays.com. The tag line brings you back, man.
So I thought of my youtube horde. And thought of a “WTF Was I Thinking?”
to revisit some of these old videos. It would be something to do. Of course, there’s Dawn’s WTF Wednesdays. Don’t mean to rip you off. But it’s not Wednesday, so WTF is open for Thursdays!
So the first installment is going to go WAY back. I had the chance to take my old projects from high school and, why not, toss them on the net. So this video is from 2000 courtesy of my High School Media class.
- This was a project assigned as “show someone at work”
- He works in Home and Garden and said he was clear for me to come in and film him. I show up and wasn’t allowed in the store with my camera. Hence the cart collage.
- Notice the audio fade out for talking? Yeh, 1 track editing was awesome…
- Cart POV shot at about 3:30 probably seriously messed up my personal camera.
- And damn straight that’s Limp Bizkit.
- You can even see a quick glance at the Avid Express screen. This was one of my first forays into digital editing. From then to now.
Well, there’s your first installment. Let me know what you think, and if you want to see more of the stupid crap I used to do.