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Luke SKi Top 50 Poll for 2014 400When we last did the Luke Ski Top 50 Poll to determine the fifty most popular tracks of mine among my fans, the top 5 were as follows: "Stealing Like A Hobbit", "You Don't Know Jack", "Grease Wars", "Fanboy", and "Snoopy The Dogg". Three years have passed, and my latest album "4th Grade Talent Show" has been out for 2 months, which means it's time to redo the poll to see how well my latest creations do when up against my classic fan-beloved-hits. Will the Logan-Award-winning juggernaut "When You Wish Upon A Death Star" claim the top spot? How about 2014's Dr. Demento Show hit, "Fake Adult"? What about "Scoob", "Neurotica", "Orko, Slimer, Wicket, & Snarf", and all the rest? Their placement on the list is all up to you, Luke Ski fans!

If you haven't heard all the main song tracks from my latest album "4th Grade Talent Show" yet, I would appreciate it if you'd go listen to them before voting on this poll. You can hear them all on my Bandcamp page for free.

Once you're up to speed, then go to http://surveymonkey.com/s/FX9FDD6Go down the list of songs (they are arranged chronologically by album), and if a song is a personal favorite of yours, click on it to vote for it. You can vote for as many as you want. At the bottom of the page, click "Done". I'll keep the poll open until midnight on Monday, October 27th, and announce the updated list soon after that. Thank you to all my fans for participating, I can't wait to see how "4th Grade Talent Show" rates against my hits of the past. :)

Fake Adult promo 400I'm happy to report that my howling-into-the-abyss-of-middle-age song "Fake Adult" hit #4 on "The Dr. Demento Show's" Top Ten for September 2014! Hooray! I'm not dead yet! That makes six Top Ten appearances this year, making it the song with the most Top Ten appearances in 2014, and also the 2nd most requested song of the year! The only song ahead of me is the first new Monty Python song in 30 years, with tracks from "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" nipping at my heels. Will "Fake Adult" be able to defeat these tracks by my greatest heroes of comedy music and claim the #1 spot on the Funny 25 of 2014? That's all up to YOU, loyal Luke Ski fans! :D

If you'd like to hear Dr. Demento play the song again, and possibly make the Top Ten for October & November (and the Funny 25 at the end of 2014), you can REQUEST "FAKE ADULT" for "The Dr. Demento Show" at http://drdemento.com/request , and please include your e-mail address when you do so it counts towards the monthly Top Ten tabulations! As always, you can listen to the show every week at http://drdemento.com/online.html . I always do, and you should to. :)

Also worth mentioning is that another track from my new album, "ORKO, SLIMER, WICKET, & SNARF", my tribute to 80's media franchise mascot characters, hit #10 on the Top Ten for December as well! You can hear the song over at my Bandcamp page for the album "4th Grade Talent Show", and if you like it, please REQUEST for Dr. D to play that again as well, and include your email address so it counts towards the tabulations for the Top Ten! :D (Dr. Demento also recently played "Paywutchyalike" by myself & Devo Spice, for your requesting consideration.)

You can download "Fake Adult" as an MP3 now for 99 cents at the FuMP, http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1762 , or you can get it from my Bandcamp page in a variety of digital audio formats: http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/track/fake-adult

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled comedy music tracks that the general public  will understand so that the FuMP can pay tribute to one of it's own. Kyle Carrozza, a.k.a. "TV's Kyle", who by day works as an artist in television animation, has been one of the Funny Music Project's most frequent comedy song contributors ever since being made an Auxiliary artist back in July of 2008, both under his own name and as a part of the bloopcore-quirkhop duo "Scooter Picnic". On October 4th, 2014, Kyle married his long-time girlfriend Lindsay, who is perfectly matched to Kyle in awesomeness and artisticness. Their wedding reception had a 'Variety Hour' show which lasted 176 minutes, culminating in surprising Kyle with this new track, a parody of the TV's Kyle song "I Like Pie", summing up many of the reasons why we at the FuMP all like Kyle so much. For more Kyley-goodness, you can visit his Bandcamp page, his Deviant Art page, or listen to the podcast he and I do together, "Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons".

Lead vocals: the great Luke Ski, Insane Ian, Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad
Back-up vocals: Dino-Mike and Kornflake
Bridge monologuers: Devo Spice, Grant Baciocco of Throwing Toasters, DJ Particle, and Carrie Dahlby
Cameo at the beginning of the song: TV's Kyle & Lindsay
Music by Bonecage
Mix by Chris Mezzolesta

You can download "I Like Kyle" now at the FuMP: http://www.thefump.com, it will be a free download through November 6th. And again, super huge congrats and much love and hugs to Kyle & Lindsay, two of Luke & Sara's favorite people! :D <3 #pie

Halloween With The FuMP cover 400And so the prophecy would come to pass that the Project of Music that is Funny would for a second time compile songs of a similar theme, forged onto a forbidden compact disc which would come to pass before all Hallows Eve bla bla evil spooky blood Satan etcetera, go pick up "Halloween With The FuMP" our 2nd themed compilation album! It's got 21 hilarious haunted hits from the great Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Raymond & Scum, TV's Kyle, Insane Ian, and many more! You can order the CD and the digital download now from the FuMP Store! Direct link: http://thefump.com/store_release.php?id=139

LCBR96Just in time to mark the 5 year anniversary of our podcast, "Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport", there is now a Bandcamp page where you can listen to our first 3 Best-Of album collections, badrapport.bandcamp.com, featuring the funniest excerpts from 2009 through 2012. Don't worry, there will be a 2013 & 2014 collection coming in January (he said as if he thought anybody was actually worried about such a thing existing). So listen to the first 3 collections for free, or you can purchase them for digital download for a few bucks each. There are still some CD copies left of "Best Of 2012", so get those while you still can, physical media fans!

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #110 - I Know How Hats Work

LCBR110Everyone seen in the image for this week’s episode appears in this podcast. Yes, including the badly-photoshopped-in ones. That would be (top row, left to right) Devin Lucas of the film “Under The Smogberry Trees”Kornflake of the podcast “The Flopcast”Chris Mezzolesta of “Power Salad”Insane IanTony Goldmark of the webseries “Some Jerk With A Camera”Sara TriceJared RosenfeldMorgan Funder of the webseries “The Idiot’s Lantern”Carrie Dahlby(bottom row) Lindsay & Kyle Carrozza a.k.a. TV’s KylePluto, & Luke Ski. Okay, technically you don’t hear Pluto speak in this episode, because he was instead asked to heel, sit, and roll over.

Why the cast of a dozen and a 3-hour podcast? Because Sara and Luke along with many others traveled to the L.A. area to be a part of Kyle & Lindsay’s wedding, so the opportunity was seized to have a get-together and record some podcasty goodness for you all. Part one of the show takes place at Morgan’s parent’s house. During these segments, the panel discusses the validity of Gallagher, the recent near-arrest of the ‘Some Jerk” production crew, and we ponder a group cosplay as the cast of “The Critic”. After a very brief recording from the wedding itself, part two takes place at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel with Luke, Sara, Chris, & Kornflake. And part three was recorded back at home on Skype with Carrie, where Luke recaps the whole trip for her and you.

This episode’s tracks are by Joe Piscopothe great Luke SkiTony Goldmark & Kyle KallgrenThe Bus BoysThe Consortium Of GeniusTV’s KyleDonita SmithThey Might Be GiantsWorm Quartet, & T.J. Miller. Also, near the beginning of the show, Chris, Luke, & Tony recount a delirious night back in 2001 when they along with “Blasted Bill” Putt andKeith “Keeterman” Rose recorded dozens of I.D.s for their respective shows on Dementia Radio. Since it was brought up, I edited in several of those classic I.D.s into this episode following all the songs. Knowing that, you’ll now only be slightly less confused than you would have been when you hear them. So we hope you enjoy the show, and again, many congrats and much love to two of Bad Rapport’s favorite people ever, Kyle & Lindsay! :D Episode length: 3:04:00

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

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This week, Kyle and Luke chat about "The BoxTrolls", "Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie", "Weird Al" Yankovic's animation-related projects, and your letters, most of which annoy Kyle in some way! (Don’t let that stop ya!)

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  • THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST

Devo Spice and Luke Ski interview the artists who posted songs at the FuMP dot com over the past week. Recent episodes include:

Episode #224: Phil Johnson of Roadside Attraction and Insane Ian
Episode #225: Steve Goodie

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The FuMPcast is recorded live on Thursday nights at 9:00 pm CST on Dementia Radio. To listen live, just take whatever audio program you use to listen to streaming audio online (WinAmp, iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc.) and have it play the following address: http://dementiaradio.org:8027 . If you need more help tuning in, visit the Dementia Radio website, http://dementiaradio.org . Dementia Radio can also be heard on Roku.

I hate to burst the bubble of any of you who are under the delusion that I am any kind of actual 'celebrity', but I still make over 75% of my living begging people for money in exchange for, as Mike Myers once called them, 'drorings'. So, if you live in Illinois or one of the states touching it, and you'd like to hire me to come out and draw at any kind of party you may be having in the upcoming holiday season, please check out my website Art By Luke Ski .com and contact me through there...

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You can also check out my artwork at my Deviant Art page, where you can see my cartooning style as well as my caricature style. I can make cartoon or caricature images which you can use for your holiday greeting cards, or for whatever you need.

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #109 - Crusty Hummus

LCBR109The Halloween spirit has arrived a little early this year, as Carrie tells us the creepy true story of the recent visit she and Alex made to a ‘Waldorf’ Preschool which she was seriously considering enrolling Alex in. That is, until she discovered that Alex would have been better off with a preschool run by Joe Carroll. I realize none of you get that joke pop-culture reference because I am the only person watching “The Following”, but trust me, that was funny. #kevinbacon Anyway, that takes up the first half of this very Carrie-centric episode. She also weighs in on the recent Bad Rapport episode Luke did with Stephanie in the Wisconsin Dells, and we have a sing along with Alex while he’s engaged in waste removal.

Also in this episode, Luke talks about going ‘camping’ with his in-laws, we read your comments from the last episode, and we play comedy tracks from Jonathan CoultonPatton OswaltAdam SandlerWhitney Avalon“Weird Al” YankovicShock GMike GuthriePat McCurdythe Rocky Horror Picture ShowDoug Walker & the great Luke Ski. Speaking of which, Luke will soon be re-doing his “Luke Ski Top 50″ Poll to determine his most popular songs among his fans, so be sure to repeatedly listen to his latest album “4th Grade Talent Show” on CD, MP3, or for free at Bandcamp so you know which tracks you’ll want to mark on the poll as personal favorites of yours. Listen as often as you like, and feel free to heckle the album as much as you want. There is no Statler of limitations. #statler #waldorf #wockawocka Episode length: 2:27:53

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #25 - Estradacopter

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This week, Kyle and Luke discuss Guardians of the Galaxy, are the Simpsons the new Beatles?, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Anastasia, Animalypics, Weapon Brown, and your letters!

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Episode #26 - Orko, Slimer, Wicket, & Snarf

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This week, Kyle and Luke are joined by Devo Spice from the Funny Music Podcast and Kevin Eldridge of the Flopcast as they talk about Luke’s new cartoon-related song, “Orko, Slimer, Wicket, and Snarf”!

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  • THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST

Devo Spice and Luke Ski interview the artists who posted songs at the FuMP dot com over the past week. Recent episodes include:

Episode #221: Jace McClain of Nuclear Bubble Wrap and Dr. Vern of Sci-Fried
Episode #222: the great Luke Ski, TV's Kyle, & Kevin Eldridge of the Flopcast
Episode #223: Worm Quartet, Tony Goldmark & Kyle Kallgren

Note: FuMPcast Episode #222 contains within it Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons Episode #26 in a podcast crossover in which Kyle & Luke along with Devo Spice and Kevin Eldridge of the Flopcast discuss the song "Orko Slimer, Wicket, & Snarf"!

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The FuMPcast is recorded live on Thursday nights at 9:00 pm CST on Dementia Radio. To listen live, just take whatever audio program you use to listen to streaming audio online (WinAmp, iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc.) and have it play the following address: http://dementiaradio.org:8027 . If you need more help tuning in, visit the Dementia Radio website, http://dementiaradio.org . Dementia Radio can also be heard on Roku.

The 80's were the golden years for cross-platform media franchises aimed at kids & pre-teens. It didn't matter what medium your favorite cast of characters originated from, chances were it was also being represented in other places, be it television, movies, cartoons, video games, Toys R Us, or even the breakfast cereal aisle. And one thing that was an essential part of any of these fictional universes, was having a character whose sole purpose was to appeal to kids by either being cute and cuddly, or by being the wacky comic relief, often both at the same time. But as many kids grew up and became 'too cool' for characters like that, they turned their backs on them and left them behind, scoffing at their former beloved imaginary pals as 'lame' and 'for babies'. I couldn't help but wonder what became of all of those 80's media franchise mascot-type characters and their similar Hollywood creature friends from that era, and how they might feel now about being betrayed by the generation of kids that they spent years getting paid good money to entertain. I'd like to think that this song accurately represents their feelings on the matter. So if you're about 40, meaning you spent ages 5 through 15 growing up during this glorious time, this one is for you.

The totally awesome music for this radical track was put together by the tubular TV's Kyle Carrozza, who based it on the respective theme songs of the four titular characters of this piece. This track is from my gnarly new album "4th Grade Talent Show". Until next time, be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!

"Orko, Slimer, Wicket, & Snarf"
by the great Luke Ski
Get the free MP3 now at the FuMP:
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  • "MY FAVORITE PART" CLIP-VIDEO BY LUKE SKI ON YOUTUBE!

In September 2008 I made love song inspired by my now-wife Sara based on a term of endearment she often said to me, "You're my favorite part." The song is a ballad in which a pop-culture junkie compares the woman he loves to all his favorite parts from TV shows and movies. In June 2012, I debuted a video I made to show when I perform this song live, comprised of clips from all the shows and films mentioned in the song, with a lot of others Sara and I love worked into it. This year on Sara's birthday, I decided to post this video to my YouTube page so the world can see my mushy nerdy tribute to the woman I love via the shows I love almost as much as her. So here it is, "My Favorite Part". Share it with someone you love online. :) Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5H4zmhbWPE

  • CIRQUE DU SO WHAT? ALBUMS NOW AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP!

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In other more explicit news, I finally got around to creating a Bandcamp page for "Cirque du So What?", the R-Rated sketch comedy group consisting of myself, Devo Spice, ShoEboX of Worm Quartet, and Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad. So you can now hear all 3 of our albums in their entirety at http://cdsw.bandcamp.com . Our last 2 albums are still available on CD, and all 3 albums are available as digital downloads. So now when someone on your Facebook page posts an article about improv shows, race relations, or the bullying epidemic, you can now copy and paste links to those serious issue's correlating CdSW sketches. You're welcome, world.