My latest song parody "CandyBars" was #1 on Dr. Demento's Top Ten for May 2017! Thank you all so much to all you calorie-counting fans who requested it! This makes it one of the most requested songs of the year thus far! Woo-hoo!!! 😀 To all of you regular Dr. D. listeners, if you'd like to see "Candybars" make the monthly Top Ten for August 2017, then please REQUEST it for "The Dr. Demento Show" at http://drdemento.com/request , and please include your email address when you do so your request counts towards the Top Ten tally! And to those of you who aren't regular listeners, well, you should be! Check out the show anytime at http://drdemento.com!

The latest Luke Ski Updates:

2017-07-10 - New "Bad Rapport"! New FuMP "The Crance"! Tons of "Mighty MagiSwords" news!

2017-08-21 - Please REQUEST "CandyBars" for The Dr. Demento Show TODAY! ConFusion 2018 GoH!

- "WITCHY SIMONE RUINS EVERYTHING"
boarded by Zoe and I - Sun. July 2nd, 4pm EST/PST

- "RANDOM ACTS OF MEMORY"
boarded by Zoe and I - Wed. July 5th, 4pm EST/PST

- "ELECT TO DECLINE"
featuring Skullivan! - Thur. July 6th, 4pm EST/PST

- "THEY SEE ME TROLLBLIN"
featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic! - Fri. July 7th, 4pm EST/PST

- "HIDEOUS HOUND"
boarded by Zoe and I - Sat. July 8th, 4pm EST/PST

- "DON'T READ THE COMMENTS"
boarded by John and I - Fri. July 14th, 4pm EST/PST

- "CONTINUE?"
boarded by John and I - Tues. July 18th, 4pm EST/PST

"MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU",
MY ALL "STAR WARS" COMPILATION ALBUM IS
NOW ON BANDCAMP WITH NEW SONG, "ROGUE"!

"This will be a day long remembered", the 40th Anniversary of the release of "Star Wars"! To commemorate that, and by popular fan demand, I have put ALL OF MY STAR WARS SONG PARODIES onto one digital compilation album, titled "MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU", available at LukeSki.Bandcamp.com. For today only, May 25th, I'm selling this 53-minute collection for only five dollars and twenty-five cents. Yes, it's $5.25 on 5/25! After that, it'll be $9.99, so get it today and spread the word throughout your internet galaxy!

For this day and this collection, I have created a new "Star Wars" parody, "Rogue", which features the Urso-good Bonnie Gordon of "The Library Bards" on lead vocals, and the Leia-to-my-Luke Carrie Dahlby on background vocals, with a "most impressive" backing track by Jeff Dutton, aka Bonecage. You can download this track for free right now at the FuMP, http://www.thefump.com .

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SO, HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART THAT I NEED YOUR HELP WITH!
If you're reading this update, chances are, you already own all of the tracks on the "Farce" collection, except for "Rogue", which you can get at the FuMP for free. So, the "Farce" collection wasn't really made for you. It was made for all of the people that you know and talk to on social media who DON'T have any of my songs, but you know would love them if they heard them. I'm doing this $5.25 on 5/25 deal as a promotion to try to get some attention to myself today as the nation's premiere maker of nerdy comedy songs that nobody has ever heard of. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share the Bandcamp album link (http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/album/may-the-farce-be-with-you) and the FuMP link to "Rogue" (http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=2196) to your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+, MySpace, LiveJournal, smoke signals, semaphore, morse code, and two tin cans with a string between them. Any online attention and press you guys can get me today would be very much appreciated.
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Thanks everyone, and I hope you all enjoy this surprise bonus Thursday FuMP track. Celebrate Star Wars today like an ewok drumming on a stormtrooper helmet, and may the force be with you, always.

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FuMPFeST 2017:


- T-SHIRT ORDER DEADLINE IS MAY 26TH!

Link: http://thefump.com/store_release.php?id=177

- HOTEL BLOCK DEADLINE IS MAY 26TH!
Link: http://www.fumpfest.com/hotel.php

- REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 31ST!
Weekend badges are $50 through May 31st, after that you'll have to buy them at the door.
Link: http://www.fumpfest.com

- FuMP MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST DEADLINE IS MAY 31ST!
So far we only have ONE entry, and there are three prizes! So turn your camera on, film a FuMP video, and win something!
Link: http://www.fumpfest.com/video_contest.php

- PROMOS!
2-Minute Audio Promo: http://www.fumpmedia.com/promo/FuMPFest_2017_Promo-120.mp3
1-Minute Audio Promo: http://www.fumpmedia.com/promo/FuMPFest_2017_Promo-60.mp3
1-Minute Video Promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xofbJhIJx2I

- LUKE SKI PERFORMANCES:
Friday, 3 pm - Opening Ceremonies
- doing a song
Friday, 8 pm - The Logan Awards - I will be hosting
Saturday, 10 am - Panel: State Of The FuMP - panelist
Saturday, 1 pm - Dumb Parody Ideas contest - I will be the judge
SUNDAY, 2 PM - LUKE SKI CONCERT!!!
Sunday, 3 pm - Closing Ceremonies - doing a song
Link to the full schedule: http://www.fumpfest.com/schedule.php
Link to the full list of guests: http://www.fumpfest.com/guests.php

FuMPFeST 2017
Holiday Inn Chicago--Elk Grove
Elk Grove Village, IL 
(Chicago area near O'Hare airport)
June 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2017
This year's Music Guest Of Honor is Henry Phillips! Also performing: Peter Wildman of "the Frantics", Worm Quartet, the great Luke Ski, Insane Ian, The Gothsicles, Carla Ulbrich, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Smashy Claw, Reformed Whores, Bad Teenage Moustache, Tom Tuerff, and Boy Meets Robot. Special events include: The 7th Annual Logan Awards for Comedy Music, the Dumb Parody Ideas contest, live podcasts, and more!

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MIGHTY MAGISWORDS:


- YOUTH-SIZED MAGISWORDS T-SHIRTS
are for sale in the Cartoon Network store!
Link: http://www.cartoonnetworkshop.com/category/code/mms_cnshop.do

- THE MAGISOURCE
The new production blog by the MagiSwords staff!
Link: http://magisource.tumblr.com

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OTHER STUFF:

- ONE MOVIE LATER: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2
Luke joined Tony and the Some Jerk Crew to review this awesome movie!
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFIqZblxaCQ

- LUKE SKI APPEARED ON THE GTFO PODCAST!
Link: http://soundcloud.com/user-300644281/episode-34-the-great-luke-ski

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- PODCASTS:

KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #92 - Manic Pixie Dream Smurf

Episode #93 - That's Not My Middle Name

Links: http://www.kyleandluke.com - http://www.facebook.com/kyleandluke

THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST
Episodes #359-#362

In Episode #362, Luke Ski talks about his latest song "Rogue"!
Link: http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php

Hey all,

I wanted to give FuMPFeST registration and Power Salad's Vinyl LP a bump since they both have deadlines on March 31st. Also, I finally got a new episode of "Bad Rapport" posted. So, here's a quick update.

~ Luke Ski, 3-26-2017
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com

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- POWER SALAD TO RELEASE VINYL ALBUM “VAUDEVILLE”!

Special edition album only available via pre-order, deadline March 31st!
Link: http://tinyurl.com/PowerSaladVinyl

- FuMPFeST 2017 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS ALMOST HERE!
Weekend badges are $40 through March 31st, after that you'll have to buy them at the door.
Link: http://www.fumpfest.com

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- “SPAM (LET THE PORK BE PORK) (LIVE AT FuMPFeST 2016)”
was played on "The Dr. Demento Show"!

If you'd like to see it make the monthly Top Ten, then REQUEST for him to play it again!
Link: http://drdemento.com/request

- DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING:
MARSCON 2017 BATTLE ROYAL is now up on YouTube!

See what went down when your favorite bufoon Bloomington brawlers duked it out!
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZyHJ19B9bo

- "ONE MOVIE LATER: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST"
Luke Ski joined Tony Goldmark and the "Some Jerk" crew
to review the new live-action remake of Disney's "Beauty And The Beast"
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXMmREgeYo8

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- PODCASTS:

LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #128 - Fish, Shame, and Cheetos

Link: http://badrapport.com

KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #88 - Live at MarsCon 2017

Episode #89 - Grimdark Jack

Links: http://www.kyleandluke.com - http://www.facebook.com/kyleandluke

THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST
Episodes #352-353

Link: http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php

Hey everyone!

Luke and Judy at Khans

Well, another MarsCon has come and gone, and man was that amazing. The legendary Judy Tenuta graced the Main Stage (and Khan's Mongolian Barbecue), the Library Bards rocked the house in their first appearance, and I performed a world premiere song and some cool covers with nary a rehearsal to be seen. Or done. Like, at all. Anyway, before I spend all weekend storyboarding, I figured I'd knock out a quick Update to let you all know what new stuff has cropped up over the past month. Enjoy! :)

~ Luke Ski, 3-30-2017
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com

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HEADLINES:

- “SPAM (LET THE PORK BE PORK) (LIVE AT FuMPFeST 2016)”
NEW FuMP TRACK featuring Insane Ian and Devo Spice!
Download it for free now at the FuMP dot com!
Link: http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=2169

Devo Spice holding FuMPFeST 2016 CD
- FuMPFeST 2016 LIVE 2-CD SET NOW AVAILABLE
Fund Raiser for 2017 event, featuring 4 live tracks by Luke Ski
Link: http://www.thefump.com/store_release.php?id=175

- LUKE SKI TO PERFORM AT FuMPFeST 2017
See list of acts already booked to perform this June in Chicago!
Link: http://www.fumpfest.com

- LUKE SKI COVERS FLAT 29 AT MARSCON 2017,
“YOU’RE AN OLD LADY (WHO USED TO BE HOT)”
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM5WPWEzO4k

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"MIGHTY MAGISWORDS" NEWS:
Here are some notable Magiswords-related things that have happened recently:

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- “MIGHTY MAGISWORDS” RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON
Link: http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/cartoon-network-renews-mighty-magiswords-1201983152

- “DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN KING?” 5-minute episode
featuring “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC, final battle boarded by Luke Ski!
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mtWHwYtz_o

- “107 MIGHTY MAGISWORDS FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW”
by Channel Frederator (Tooned Up #243) mentions Luke Ski and is full of awesome trivia!
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E4mAIxoMOs

- CN’S FACEBOOK LIVE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH LUKE SKI
and Lindsay Smith as we storyboard and character design on “Mighty MagiSwords”!
Video: http://www.facebook.com/CartoonNetwork/videos/10154289771948372

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- NEW MOBILE GAME “SURELY YOU QUEST”
Use the MagiSwords you’ve collected on MagiMobile to fight beasts and earn Jemms!
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qcWadyHgl8

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- WHAT'S LUKE PLUGGING NOW?

THE 7th ANNUAL LOGAN AWARDS NOMINATION PAGE IS OPEN
Link: http://voting.loganawards.com

BardCore cover
THE LIBRARY BARDS RELEASED THEIR FIRST FULL-LENGTH COMEDY MUSIC ALBUM, "BARDCORE"!

Link: http://librarybards.bandcamp.com

POWER SALAD TO RELEASE VINYL ALBUM “VAUDEVILLE”!
Special edition album only available via pre-order, deadline March 31st!
Link: http://tinyurl.com/PowerSaladVinyl

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- PODCASTS:

KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #86 - Lukes Without Borders
Toons86

Episode #87 - Pop's Vanilla Hole
Toons87

http://www.kyleandluke.com - http://www.facebook.com/kyleandluke

THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST
Episodes #346-351
Episode #350 was recorded live at MarsCon 2017,
and in #351 Luke Ski talks about "Spam (Let The Pork Be Pork)"
http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php

 

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MARSCON 2017
March 3rd thru 5th, 2017
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America – Bloomington, MN
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com

Main Convention website: https://marscon.org/2017/index.php

COMEDY & MUSIC GUEST OF HONOR: JUDY TENUTA!

AND MARSCON NEWCOMERS: THE LIBRARY BARDS!
AS WELL AS: MARC WITH A C!  

ALSO PERFORMING:
CARRIE DAHLBY,
DEVO SPICE,
THE GREAT LUKE SKI,
INSANE IAN,
MIKEY MASON,
POWER SALAD,
TV'S KYLE with LINDZILLA!

Registration is $65 at the door.
Single day adult badge prices are Friday $25, Saturday $40, & Sunday $25.
Single day child (6-12) badge prices are Friday $10, Saturday $20, & Sunday $10.

Please head over to the Shop page and pick up the MarsCon 2017 Dementia Track Fund Raiser MP3 album! It's nearly 4 hours of live concert recordings from MarsCon 2016, for only $20.00! All proceeds cover the hotel costs of the track performers!

FuMPFeST 2016
http://www.fumpfest.com
Holiday Inn Chicago: Elk Grove - Elk Grove Village, IL (near O'hare Intl. Airport)
August 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2016

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This year's music Guests Of Honor are the awesome Paul & Storm! Also performing concerts this year are: 2D6, Carrie Dahlby featuring Court and Country, Devo Spice, Dino-Mike, Megathruster, Rob Paravonian, Seamonkey, the Gothsicles, The Library Bards, Tim Cavanaugh, Tom Smith, Worm Quartet, and Zack Shornick and the Pathetic Men. I do not have a scheduled main stage concert this year, but I will have one ready in case we have a cancellation so I can fill the void. I'll also be performing here and there throughout the weekend, and my merch will be for sale at Table 27. So get your badges and your hotel rooms reserved now!

Head over to MarsConDementia.com to get links to the podcast coverage of MarsCon 2016, including the shows Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons (recorded live at MarsCon 2016), the FuMPcast, the Insider, and Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport!
Link: https://marscondementia.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/2016-podcasts

Once again Commissioner J.P. Tuesday (a.k.a. Jered Perez) put together another virtual battle royal pitting all of the guests of the MarsCon Dementia Track against each other, even a couple of the fictional ones! In front of a live audience and with commentary by J.P. and Duke 'Flyboy' DuJour, (a.k.a. Luke Ski), let's get right to the action!

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dletL1urZms

On Star Wars day this year (May the 4th be with you), I finally uploaded the composite music video for "Grease Wars" I made for Dragon*Con 2006, which combined both elements of the live performance done at MarsCon 2005 (including the live concert audio), and the nearly-completed music video I made at Ed Debevic's in Lombard, IL. I know the video quality isn't the best, but let's face it, I'm never going to have the time to put together a slick HD version of this. So please do me a favor, and the next time you want to share "Grease Wars" with someone online, give them the link to this video, and not some other rando person's boosted trisected unauthorized YouTube link. Thanks so much, and enjoy the video. :)

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbeOM3FGH_g