Today is the 35th Anniversary of the release of "Star Wars", so a bunch of people on the internet decided that today is Geek Pride Day. Funny, I thought that was every day on the internet.
Anyway, my Kickstarter was a resounding success! Final amount raised: $6,355.79, plus a real world donation of $300 from "Mom Ski"! The donation that put us over the top of our stretch goal was from Luke Ski super-fan & Bad Rapport listener Bob Mathews (a.k.a. Number 11) of Fullerton, CA who donated an astounding $2,100! Looks like I have a lawn to mow! In fact, that's 1 lawn to mow & house concert with 100 cake balls, 9 songs to write about people for the EP CD, 11 puppets of people for the next Bad Rapport video episode, 14 super-detailed caricatures, 25 quantities of bacon with corresponding t-shirts, 47 audio bits, 79 chibis, and 92 shout-outs! Phew! I have a lot of work to do! Thank you so much to everyone who donated! I am shocked and overwhelmed by the success of this Kickstarter, and I am eternally grateful to all of you fans who have made this a reality. So thank you, thank you, thank you all so very much. 🙂
If you still have money left over for donating to awesome things, I highly suggest you donate to Worm Quartet's Kickstarter, for which the funds will get his long awaited "Songs Of The Maniacs" album released, and get him an awesome keytar for his live stage shows. This Kickstarter ends in 20 days, so please go check it out. http://kck.st/L3RPsj
And hey, you know what would be cool? If you all went to http://drdemento.com/request and requested "Pregnancy Is Strange" by Carrie Dahlby! Be sure to leave your email address, or else it won't count towards the tally for the May 2012 Top Ten countdown on "The Dr. Demento Show"! A show, by the way, which continues to be awesome and you should totally be listening to every week at http://drdemento.com .
And now, on the the usual pluggery. Until next time,
~ Luke Ski, 5-25-2012
- "SNOOPY THE DOGG" ON THE NERDAPALOOZA 2011 LIVE ALBUM!
This album is 37 tracks recorded live at Nerdapalooza 2011, and features me performing "Snoopy The Dogg" as well as "MvL" by Insane Ian with Devo Spice and Luke Ski, along with tracks by the Consortium Of Genius, Brentalfloss, Captain Dan & His Scurvey Crew, Marc With A C, Sci-Fried, Adam Warrock, Schaffer The Darklord, Dual Core, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, and many more! Only $7 for the MP3 version, or $15 for a CD. Get it at: http://nerdapaloozafest.bandcamp.com
- DUCKON 21
Pheasant Run Resort - St. Charles, IL (far west Chicago suburb)
June 1st - 3rd, 2012
I’m doing a concert on the Main Stage on Sunday at Noon!
- DEEPSOUTHCON 50
Embassy Suites Huntsville - Huntsville, AL
June 15th - 17th, 2012
Special Media Guest of Honor Dr. Demento! Performing at DeepSouthCon this year: the great Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, Steve Goodie, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, the Boobles, Cirque du So What?, and Danny Birt, with a non-performing appearance by Rob Balder! This will also be the location of the 2nd Annual Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music, hosted by Dr. Demento himself!
- CONVERGENCE 2012
DoubleTree By Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis South - Bloomington, MN (Twin Cities area)
July 5th - 8th, 2012
At long last I am very happy to be returning to ConVergence! I am doing a concert in Harmonic ConVergence on Saturday night at 7 pm, with Possible Oscar following me at 8:30 pm.
- GENCON INDY 2012
Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN
August 16th - 19th, 2012
Luke Ski returns to GenCon for his 18th year! Also performing at GenCon Indy 2012 are Tom Smith, Marc Gunn, The Damsels of Dorkington, Mikey Mason, and many more!
ENT1232317 “Friday Night Live”
Friday at 9 pm, Crowne Plaza, Grand Central Ballroom
A comedy & music concert featuring many of GenCon’s favorite regular entertainers, featuring the great Luke Ski, the Damsels of Dorkington, Marc Gunn, Tom Smith, & Dan the Bard!
ENT1229999 “27th Annual Gen Con Costume Contest!”
Saturday at 4 pm, Indianapolis Convention Center, 500 Ballroom
The Costume Contest is where the best and most creative costumes will be on display for all to see and enjoy. Judging-time entertainment by the great Luke Ski!
ENT1232218 “the great Luke Ski: Live in Concert!”
Saturday at 9 pm, Crowne Plaza, Grand Central Ballroom
Back for his 18th year, “the great Luke Ski” will be performing his nerdy comedy music, latest parody hits, and original fan favorites on the topics of TV, movies, pop-culture, and stuff geeks love!
Note: Saturday night’s line-up in the Crowne Plaza Grand Central Ballroom: 7 pm Damsels, 8 pm Marc Gunn, 9 pm Luke Ski, 10 pm Tom Smith! Get tickets for all of them! Tickets for events can be acquired at: https://registration.gencon.com And of course, come look for me at my table in the Entertainer’s Spotlight area of the Exhibition Hall Dealer’s Room!
- PLEASE SUGGEST A LUKE SKI SONG FOR THE LOGAN AWARDS!
The 2012 Logan Awards for Excellence In Comedy Music will be held at DeepSouthCon in Huntsville this June, hosted by Dr. Demento himself. The awards will honor the best comedy music of 2011, and it would be a dream come true if I were to win one of these prestigious cat statuettes. Songs of mine that have already made the Nomination suggestion list are "Skeksis Back" (Video), "Sneaking Snacks into the Cinema" (Original Song), and "Snoopy The Dogg" (Parody Song). "Jabba Jive" and "We Are The FuMP" which were both written by me also made the list for Parody Song. Thank you to the fans who submitted those suggestions.
Please take a look at this list of my other eligible songs/videos. If you think any of them are so good that they deserve an award, then please go to the nomination suggestion page and submit them.
- Sheldon's Delight
- I'm That Type Of Spy
- Red Bank NJ
- Skeksis Back
- The Star Wars Chanukah Song
- Smeg Head
- "Flat 29 Is The Flat For Me" by Flat 29
- "My Figuas" by Possible Oscar
- "Stupid Cowboy Thing" by Cirque du So What?
- "You Just Don't Get It, Do You?" by Paul & Storm
- "Shortest Song" by Insane Ian
- "Second Shortest Song" by Insane Ian
Here's the link to the Nomination suggestion page:
There's only ONE WEEK LEFT to suggest songs for nomination, the last day is May 31st!
So there's no time like the present to suggest a Luke Ski song for Logan nomination! ;D
- "THE BALLAD OF OPTIMUS PRIME" FANVID BY JERED PEREZ
Jered "Mr. Tuesday" Perez continues to be an awesome purveyor of Luke Ski fanvid goodness! This time he tackles an old fan favorite, "The Ballad Of Optimus Prime", my filked-up celtic tribute to the leader of the Autobots, done with the Nick Atoms in 2003, long before Mr. Bay got his hands on him. Check out the video here: http://blip.tv/mr-tuesday/amv-the-ballad-of-optimus-prime-6116854