This isn't one of my usual wacky yuk-yuk comedy type of things. It's a tribute to a friend of mine, Dov Magy, who passed away in the past year. Dov used to run the Karaoke party room at MarsCon in the mid 2000's, and he was beloved by everybody there for his positivity and celebratory nature when it came to hosting the party and encouraging everyone to get on the mic and sing. At MarsCon 2014, nine of his friends, including his wife Laura, got together in the Karaoke Krypt on Saturday night to talk about Dov and sing some of our and his favorite Karaoke tunes to pay tribute to him. We even showed a video of Dov himself singing the song "Unwell" from his party at ConVergence 2004.

If you'd like to listen to / watch this concert, you can download an MP3 album of the concert here: http://tinyurl.com/dovmagy, and you can watch it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH5Cn6sPAmk

Album cover Photoshop image by Stephanie Wild

One of the reasons I intentionally didn't release any new songs in 2013 was so that I could be a Juror for the 2014 Logan Awards. Having won twice before, it's time for me to save some water for the fishes and do my duty to the genre I love by handing out awards to the best comedy songs and music videos of 2013. Well, to be 1/7th responsible for it anyway. To read all about the other 6 jurors, go here: http://www.loganawards.com/jurors .

As a Juror, I am not allowed to nominate songs, so it is up to you, the fans, to let me know which funny songs & music videos you felt were award-worthy on the calendar year of 2013. You can submit your suggestions for potential nominees from now until April 3rd at the following website: http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-form . To see what has already been nominated, look here: http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-list . And finally, if you need a reminder of some awesome songs from 2013 that you may want to nominate, read the first comment on episode #99 of Bad Rapport: http://badrapport.com/2014/03/02/episode-099-naked-kiddo/#comments

Rather than posting longer messages every month or two, I'm going to post short messages about specific news items. That way, in my email updates, I can just put the headlines, the direct link to whatever that headline is about, and then a link to its corresponding story here at my website for the full details for anybody who wants to read about it. Hopefully, this will lead to this site having the most up to date news about me and what I'm up to with very little repeated content. Thanks for reading. :) ~ Luke Ski 3/31/2014

MarsCon 2014 was not the only big project thing of mine that came to a conclusion over the past week. I also either handed or mailed off the final printed CD album of my Kickstarter donor songs to those donors, officially bringing my 2012 Kickstarter for "Luke Ski's AV Concert Rig" to an end. I'm going to do a video / blog post about it via the KS site soon, but the main point is that other than these songs getting delivered about 6 months late, the Kickstarter campaign was a total success. Thanks again to everyone who donated. Your contributions have gotten me the gear that has improved my performances and creative output immensely. I am likely going to do another Kickstarter in the fall for the purpose of acquiring one specific expensive piece of equipment. But until then, I have a new Luke Ski comedy music album to write, record, and release at GenCon Indy 2014. :) And now, the post-MarsCon-2014 news. ~ Luke Ski, 3/13/2014

  • "BECAUSE OF BOB", the new song by the great Luke Ski!

In 2012, I did a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so I could acquire new tech that would aid me in making and performing new creative endeavors in art, comedy, and music. One of the donation prizes was that I would write and record a funny song inspired by the donor, and release all of these songs on an album. I participated in FAWM (February Album Writing Month) in 2014 as a means to write and record the 9 remaining songs I owe to those donors and release the album. This song, the first and title track of that album (available now at my Bandcamp page, see next story), is inspired by my largest Kickstarter donor, Bob Mathews aka 'Number 11', whose donation directly led to everything mentioned in the song happening, most importantly, fulfilling my promise to anyone who donated over $1,750 that I would mow their lawn. Bob donated $2,200. So while you likely won't understand much in this song or on the rest of the album, you'll certainly sense the fun and the appreciation I feel for all the folks who donated to my first Kickstarter. Thank you to all of you. Especially Bob. Download the a free MP3 now at the FuMP! http://www.thefump.com

Check out the music video I made for this song full of pics and video of many of the actual events described in the lyrics:

  • "BECAUSE OF BOB: LUKE SKI'S KICKSTARTER FAWM ALBUM (SONGS I WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE FOR MONEY)"

The previous article already explained what this is, so I'm not going to recap it. You can listen to the 10 song, 27-minute-long EP for free at its Bandcamp page. You can also buy a digital download of it for $4.99, or buy a CD with digital download of it for $5.99 + shipping. Note, I haven't decided yet whether or not I will be reprinting this album as a physical CD. As of me typing these words, there are 7 copies of it remaining on CD for sale at the Bandcamp page. So if you're one of those fans who likes to own physical copies of the CDs by your favorite acts, I'd advise you to purchase it now, since you may not get another chance.

  • Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport: Episode #100 - Live At MarsCon 2014

The numeric prophecy has come to pass, finally justifying my labeling our first episode as "#001". Lunging forth through the darkness of the internet, our digital audio warhammer has smashed through the barrier separating double digits from triple digits, for after 4 years, 4 months, and 26 days, the fortnightly-ish podcast known as "Luke & Carrie's Bad Rapport" has finally arrived at EPISODE 100!!! This episode was recorded live at MarsCon 2014 as a part of the Dementia Track festivities, and features an audience made of people, our first physical evidence that our show actually has such a thing. You'll hear many familiar voices in the crowd of this episode, as well as hearing a handful of highlights from past episodes of "LCBR", as I have always abbreviated it. The music for this momentus episode comes from Adam English of Ookla The Mok, Wayne & Garth, Mystery Science Theater 3000, T.J. Miller, Flat 29, The Toy Dolls, and three tracks by the great Luke Ski from his new 27-minute-long album "Because Of Bob: Luke Ski's Kickstarter FAWM album (songs I wrote about people for money)", which is available physically (for now) and digitally (forever) at LukeSki.bandcamp.com. Our first episode was titled "Our Motto: Shoot For Tolerable". So Carrie and Luke put it to you, the listener, did we succeed? Has this show been tolerable, nay, even entertaining? Or has this show devolved even further into a colossal waste of everyone's time? After listening to this episode, please leave us a comment and let us know. Some congratulatory phone calls to 916-LUKE-SKI would be particularly welcome. No matter what you think of what this show has become, it is undenyable that it still exists, which is at least partially your fault. So take ownership of that by leaving a comment or a voice message, and we'll see you all at #101, unless all your messages are advising us to stop. Episode length: 1:39:59

Listen, download, subscribe, leave COMMENTS @ http://badrapport.com
You can leave a VOICE MESSAGE for us by dialing (916)-LUKE-SKI

  • "FAKE ADULT" HITS #7 ON DR. DEMENTO'S TOP TEN FOR FEB '14!

I'm happy to report that my midlife-crisis-tastic song "Fake Adult" hit #7 on "The Dr. Demento Show's" Top Ten for February 2014! Hooray! I'm old and people find that amusing! If you'd like to hear him play the song again, and possibly make the Top Ten for March, 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. :)

You can download "Fake Adult" as an MP3 now for 99 cents at the FuMP, or you can get it from my Bandcamp page in a variety of digital audio formats.

"Fake Adult" has also been at or near the top of the charts of the Mad Music Dementia Top 20 for the past 2 months! Thanks to everyone who's been voting! If you'd like to vote & listen:

Please go register at the Mad Music Archive forums here:
http://www.madmusic.com/signup.aspx
Submit your weekly votes at the voting page here:
http://www.madmusic.com/top20voting.aspx
You can listen to the show here:
http://www.madmusic.com/mmtop20.aspx

  • LUKE SKI ANNOUNCED AS JUROR IN 2014 LOGAN AWARDS!

One of the reasons I intentionally didn't release any new songs in 2013 was so that I could be a Juror for the 2014 Logan Awards. Having won twice before, it's time for me to save some water for the fishes and do my duty to the genre I love by handing out awards to the best comedy songs and music videos of 2013. Well, to be 1/7th responsible for it anyway. To find out who the other 6 jurors are, go here: http://www.loganawards.com/jurors .

As a Juror, I am not allowed to nominate songs, so it is up to you, the fans, to let me know which funny songs & music videos you felt were award-worthy on the calendar year of 2013. You can submit your suggestions for potential nominees from now until April 3rd at the following website: http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-form . To see what has already been nominated, look here: http://www.loganawards.com/nomination-list . And finally, if you need a reminder of some awesome songs from 2013 that you may want to nominate, read the first comment on episode #99 of Bad Rapport: http://badrapport.com/2014/03/02/episode-099-naked-kiddo/#comments

  • LUKE SKI IN "SOME JERK WITH A CAMERA" DISNEYLAND REVIEW!

If you're a Disney nerd, especially when it comes to going to the Disney theme parks, then the best show you could possibly be watching online is Tony Goldmark's "Some Jerk With A Camera" series on Blip.tv. For the past few years, Tony has covered everything from the Country Bear Jamboree to Captain EO, with hilarious results. His most recent season of the show finished with a story arc in which Tony reviewed all of the ABC sitcoms of the 90's that did episodes where their family visited Disney World in Florida. In the season finale, he reviews the ABC sitcoms that went to Disneyland in California, and at the end of the episode, there is a special appearance by me which was filmed when I was in California last April. You can see that episode here: http://blip.tv/some-jerk-with-a-camera/abc-goes-to-disneyland-6736840 , and again, if you're a Disney nerd, I highly suggest you go back to Episode 1 and watch the whole damn thing. Just watch out for 3-D spinning rocks in space.

  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT FAWM ON "PROS & CONS" PODCAST!

Jonah Knight and Mikey Mason had Luke Ski and TV's Kyle on the Pros & Cons Podcast to talk about February Album Writing Month, conventions, and other deep stuff. You can hear it at http://prosandconspodcast.blogspot.com/2014/02/ep-73-tvs-kyle-and-great-luke-ski-wrap.html

  • LUKE SKI POSTS FIRST F.A.W.M. SONG, "BECAUSE OF BOB"!

In 2012 I did a Kickstarter in which one of the donation prizes was that I would write a song inspired by the donor, and release them all on a CD. I am participating in February Album Writing Month this year as an attempt to write and record the 9 songs I owe to those donors. If I can get them done quickly enough, I will release the CD at MarsCon 2014.

My first song, "Because Of Bob", is inspired by my largest donor, Bob 'Number 11' Mathews, whose donation directly led to everything mentioned in the song happening, most importantly, fulfilling my promise to anyone who donated over $1,750.00 that I would mow their lawn. Bob donated $2,200.

You can hear/download it and the rest of the Kickstarter/FAWM songs I'll be making at http://fawm.org/fawmers/lukeski .

--- MARSCON DEMENTIA TRACK ---

  • FUND RAISER HIT ITS INITIAL GOAL! SECONDARY GOAL: $500

Thank you so much to everyone who bought the album & ordered the new logo t-shirt! Thanks to your generosity, we've raised the initial goal of $1,000 to cover the hotel room costs for our out-of-town, non-Guest-Of-Honor performers! Huzzah and hooray! :D

Our secondary goal is to raise an additional $500. This is to reimburse myself for other Dementia Track expenses that I have paid for out of my own pocket, including the dealer room fees for 'Table 27', the printing of the Fund Raiser CDs, screenprinted logo t-shirts, new signage, and other expenses. So if you haven't ordered the 4-hour long 2014 album on CD or MP3, please consider picking up this year's collection. It is available along with all of our previous year's collections at http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop .

  • ORDER THIS YEAR'S DEMENTIA TRACK CARTOON T-SHIRT NOW!

MarsCon 2014's theme is “Time is the key”. So, I drew all the Dementia Track participants as time travelers from fandom and pop-culture and arranged them on a T-shirt. (see the image at http://tinyurl.com/MC14DTshirt ) You can get the shirt from Dementia Radio's page at Spreadshirt: http://dementiaradio.spreadshirt.com . Remember, we will not have this t-shirt for sale at the convention itself, so if you want to have one to wear at the convention, you need to order it by about February 14th to ensure it gets shipped to your home in time.

Please note also that nobody (besides Spreadshirt) is making any money off of these shirts. They are not a part of the Dementia Track Fund Raiser, they are just being made because the fans wanted nifty shirts to wear. Special thanks to “Blasted Bill” Putt for setting up the shirts for us on the Dementia Radio Spreadshirt account. For a closer look at the individual drawings, visit http://marscondementia.com/performers .

  • WEBSITE GETS MAKEOVER, NEW LOGO COLORED BY LINDSAY SMITH!

Our webmistress Sara Trice has given http://marscondementia.com an update, which includes our new tag-line "The World's Longest-Running Fandom Convention Comedy Music Concert Series". Also, I asked the Lindsay Smith if she'd do a professional coloring job to the new MarsCon Dementia Track logo I designed, and it looks phenomenal! So stop by the website and check out what an awesome job she did, and for any other information you may need.

THE MARSCON DEMENTIA TRACK NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE!

Why? Because internet! We're currently at 95 likes, so please come by and 'Like' our page and join in the discussion as the excitement builds towards March 7th! It's at http://www.facebook.com/marscondementia .

  • DEMENTIA RADIO ROOM PARTY STILL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The folks of Dementia Radio .org are doing another room party celebrating their station, it's DJs, and the comedy music it plays. However, they are in need of volunteers to help for a couple of hours each at the party. Nate Boi, the guy in charge of the party, said this regarding volunteering: "When I say "help for a couple of hours", that's pretty much what I mean. Just be in the room for two to three hours, check IDs, hand out drinks, and generally make sure no one's doing anything stupid. I don't need a *lot* of stuff from you. But I do need you to commit and show up." People interested in volunteering should contact me via http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/contact . Thanks.

  • LUKE SKI APPEARS ON "THE SCOPE" PODCAST!

Inspired by my song 'Fake Adult', hosts Jared, Shane, and Adam invited me to sit in on their podcast "The Scope" to take part in their discussion on just what makes a person an adult. You can listen to the audio podcast, or watch us all on video via their YouTube page! The links are all at their website: http://www.thescopeshow.com/episodes/episode-165-the-robocop-scenario-growing-up-is-hard-to-do/

  •  "FAKE ADULT" - a new song by the great Luke Ski!

My first new song in over a year has gotten a lot of positive feedback, with 22 comments on its page at the FuMP, and more from Facebook & Twitter. You can still leave a comment for it at the FuMP if you like, as it's the primary form of compensation FuMP song posters recieve. Download the MP3 now for 99 cents at the FuMP, or you can get it from my Bandcamp in a variety of digital audio formats.

Additionally, Dr. Demento played "Fake Adult" on his Jan. 25th show! If you'd like to hear him play the song again, and possibly make the Top Ten for February, 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!

In related news, my "Surfin Bird (Family Guy Remix)" mash-up was #10 on Dr. Demento's Top Ten for January 2014! Freakin' sweet! As always, you can listen to the show every week at http://drdemento.com/online.html . I always do, and you should to. :)

"Fake Adult" has also been at or near the top of the charts of the Mad Music Dementia Top 20 for the past 4 weeks! Thanks to everyone who's been voting! To participate & listen...

Please go register at the Mad Music Archive forums here:
http://www.madmusic.com/signup.aspx
Submit your weekly votes at the voting page here:
http://www.madmusic.com/top20voting.aspx
You can listen to the show here:
http://www.madmusic.com/mmtop20.aspx

  • LUKE SKI COVERS THE ORIGINAL "SCUD RAP"

January 29th was the 20th birthday / anniversary of the comic book "Scud: The Disposable Assassin". Creator and 'Mountain Dew guy' Rob Schrab asked his fans to post fan art birthday cards for Scud. Rather than creating a new piece of fan art, I created a cover version of the original "Scud Rap" from the Sega Saturn 1997 video game. I then took a whole lot of Scud fan art I did in the 90's and made a image gallery music video and put it on YouTube. Then, I posted all that old fan art to my Scud fan art galley on my Deviant Art page.

"Scud Rap" cover by Luke Ski video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW2AbFLtjJc

Luke Ski's "Scud" fan art gallery at Deviant Art:
http://artbylukeski.deviantart.com/gallery/43357561

  • CARRIE DAHLBY'S INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN IS 63% TO ITS GOAL!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-carrie-dahlby-s-3rd-album

Carrie Dahlby says: "The FuMP's resident uterus, Carrie Dahlby, is ready to put out her 3rd album after 5 years have passed since her 2nd album! Your contribution will be used to fund the creation of 2 new fully produced comedy songs (1 of which will be an album exclusive), the creation of the physical CDs of "Sing All Funny Jokes", and additional money to make sure the contributor perks are a thing that exist. Sample some of Carrie's music here: http://www.thefump.com/artist.php?id=14 Remember to share this campaign with your friends, and thank you for all you do! I love you guys!"

Thanks so much to everyone who sent me well-wishes and comments on my new FuMP song "Fake Adult" on my 40th birthday. You are all awesome and appreciated. :)

Speaking of birthdays, yesterday was the 20th birthday / anniversary of the comic book "Scud: The Disposable Assassin". Creator and 'Mountain Dew guy' Rob Schrab asked his fans to post fan art birthday cards for Scud. Rather than creating a new piece of fan art, I created a cover version of the orignal "Scud Rap" from the Sega Saturn 1997 video game. I then took a whole lot of Scud fan art I did in the 90's and made a image gallery music video and put it on YouTube. Then, I posted all that old fan art to my Scud fan art galley on my Deviant Art page.

"Scud Rap" cover by Luke Ski video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW2AbFLtjJc

Luke Ski's "Scud" fan art gallery at Deviant Art:
http://artbylukeski.deviantart.com/gallery/43357561

So much love and thanks to Rob Schrab for creating my favorite piece of media ever. And if you haven't read "Scud: The Disposable Assassin - The Whole Shebang!" Omnibus yet, then OH MY GOD WHY NOT GO GET IT NOW!!!

And now, the usual news news and pluggery of important recent things.

~ Luke Ski, 1/30/2014

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HEADLINES:

- "FAKE ADULT" - a new song by the great Luke Ski!
Download it for free now at the FuMP: http://www.thefump.com
Please REQUEST it for "The Dr. Demento Show": http://drdemento.com/request
and please include your e-mail address so it counts towards the Top Ten!

--- MARSCON DEMENTIA TRACK ---

* New video ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siT30Y7wS9Q

* New audio ads for podcasters & streaming audio & radio DJs:
Long commercial (7:19): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon14adLONG
Short commercial #1 (1:20): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon14adSHORT1
Short commercial #2 (1:23): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon14adSHORT2

* Fund Raiser goal dropped to $1,000! We are 70% towards our goal!
http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop

* Deadline to order new "MarsCon Dementia Track" logo t-shirt is Feb 10th!
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/t-shirts/marscon-dementia-track-t-shirt

* Dementia Radio Room Party needs volunteers or it won't happen.
Email thegreatlukeski@gmail.com if you're interested in volunteering.

* Pre-reg deadline is January 31st: http://marscon.org/2014/register.php

* Hotel block reservation deadline is February 4th:
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10681077

- CARRIE DAHLBY'S INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN IS 58% TO ITS GOAL!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-carrie-dahlby-s-3rd-album

- LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT
Episode #097 - Fuzzy Leapord-Print Burka
http://badrapport.com

- KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS
Episode #8: ANIMATED 2013 RUNDOWN
http://www.kyleandluke.com

- THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST
Episodes #188-#189 - http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php
Ep. #188 features Luke Ski with kids vocalists Lauren Spice & SteveBox!

- FuMP JANUARY SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!
Get one month free and a USB of all our music from 2013!
http://www.thefump.com/subscriptions.php

- LUKE SKI SIGNS UP FOR FEBRUARY ALBUM WRITING MONTH
http://fawm.org/fawmers/lukeski

- "FAKE ADULT" HITS #1 ON THE MAD MUSIC DEMENTIA TOP 20!
register at the Mad Music Archive forums here:
http://www.madmusic.com/signup.aspx
Submit your weekly votes at the voting page here:
http://www.madmusic.com/top20voting.aspx
You can listen to the show here:
http://www.madmusic.com/mmtop20.aspx

- UPDATED TOUR DATES:
CAPRICON 34 - http://capricon.org - Wheeling, IL - February 6-9
RADCON 6B - http://www.radcon.org - Pasco, WA - February 14-16
MARSCON 2014 - http://marscon.com - Twin Cities, MN - March 7-9
(MarsCon Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com)
CHI-FI 0 - http://chi-fi.org - Chicago, IL - Saturday, March 29th
EERIECON 16 - http://www.eeriecon.org - Grand Island, NY - May 2-4
DUCKON 23 - http://www.duckon.org - Wheeling, IL - June 6-8
FuMPFEST 2014 - http://fumpfest.com - Wheeling, IL - June 20-22

...and more!

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- "FAKE ADULT" - a new song by the great Luke Ski!

My first new song in over a year has gotten a lot of positive feedback, with 22 comments on its page at the FuMP, and more from Facebook & Twitter. You can still leave a comment for it at the FuMP if you like, as it's the primary form of compensation FuMP song posters recieve. Download the free MP3 now at the FuMP:http://www.thefump.com .

Additionally, Dr. Demento played "Fake Adult" on his show last week! If you'd like to hear him play the song again, and possibly make the Top Ten for February, you can REQUEST "FAKE ADULT" for "The Dr. Demento Show" athttp://drdemento.com/request , and please include your e-mail address when you do so it counts towards the monthly Top Ten tabulations!

In related news, my "Surfin Bird (Family Guy Remix)" mash-up was #10 on Dr. Demento's Top Ten for January 2014! Freakin' sweet! As always, you can listen to the show every week at http://drdemento.com/online.html . I always do, and you should to. :)

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- MARSCON DEMENTIA TRACK

HELP ADVERTISE MARSCON & OUR FUND RAISER WITH THESE ADS:

To help spread the word about MarsCon 2014, the Dementia Track, and the Fund Raiser, I made a YouTube commercial that explains it all. Please share it with your friends on all of your online social media thingys:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siT30Y7wS9Q

If you host a podcast, or DJ a streaming audio show, or even have a show on terrestrial radio (do any still exist?), please play one or more of these ads to again help spread the word about MarsCon 2014, the Dementia Track, and the Fund Raiser. Thanks.
Long commercial (7:19): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon14adLONG
Short commercial #1 (1:20): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon14adSHORT1
Short commercial #2 (1:23): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon14adSHORT2

FUND RAISER GOAL NOW $1,000; WE ARE 70% TO OUR GOAL!

Thanks to the MarsCon Concom chipping in by covering the hotel room for Dr. Demento, the goal amount of the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track Fund Raiser has been dropped down to $1,000! That means we are currently 70% towards our goal! Let's keep the ball rolling towards our thousand clams by spreading the word about the Fund Raiser, and if you can afford it, please consider picking up the 2014 Fund Raiser album. Again, it's a 3-CD set with instant MP3 download for $30, or you can get the MP3 download only version for $20, and we have previous year's collections on CD and MP3 dating back to 2007 as well! Get it all at the Fundraiser shop:
http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop

On a different Fund Raiser note, so far only 4 people have ordered the new screenprinted "MarsCon Dementia Track" logo t-shirts. I was really hoping that number would be up closer to 20. The deadline for ordering the shirt is February 10th, so please consider ordering a new MDT logo t-shirt today.
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/t-shirts/marscon-dementia-track-t-shirt

"DEMENTIA RADIO" SEEKS COMMITTED VOLUNTEERS FOR ROOM PARTY

The folks of Dementia Radio .org are considering doing another room party celebrating their station, it's DJs, and the comedy music it plays. However, they are not going to be able to do it without volunteers to help for a couple of hours each at the party.

Nate Boi, the guy in charge of the potential party, said this regarding volunteering: "When I say "help for a couple of hours", that's pretty much what I mean. Just be in the room for two to three hours, check IDs, hand out drinks, and generally make sure no one's doing anything stupid. I don't need a *lot* of stuff from you. But I do need you to commit and show up."

People interested in volunteering should email me at thegreatlukeski@gmail.com . Thanks.

OTHER MARSCON DEADLINES APPROACHING SOON:

Pre-registration deadline is January 31st. If you register by then it's $50 for the weekend. After that, you'll have to buy your badge at the door for $65 for the weekend.
http://marscon.org/2014/register.php

And to reserve a room in our discounted hotel room block, you need to make your reservation by February 4th.
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10681077

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- CARRIE DAHLBY'S INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN IS 58% TO ITS GOAL!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-carrie-dahlby-s-3rd-album

Carrie Dahlby says: "The FuMP's resident uterus, Carrie Dahlby, is ready to put out her 3rd album after 5 years have passed since her 2nd album! Your contribution will be used to fund the creation of 2 new fully produced comedy songs (1 of which will be an album exclusive), the creation of the physical CDs of "Sing All Funny Jokes", and additional money to make sure the contributor perks are a thing that exist. Sample some of Carrie's music here: http://www.thefump.com/artist.php?id=14 Remember to share this campaign with your friends, and thank you for all you do! I love you guys!"

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- LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT
Episode #097 - Fuzzy Leapord-Print Burka

The first episode of 2014 brings with it the first new song by the great Luke Ski in over a year, which was released on his 40th birthday. In this episode, Luke recounts the events of his actual birthday this year, as well as the birthday party he threw the followingSunday at Gameworks and a Korean Karaoke place.

You’ll also hear the fully produced promo that Luke made for the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track & Fund Raiser which was meant to be a part of the free preview in Episode 96.5, but whatever. The point is, the Fund Raiser is still going, so please pick up an album and/or t-shirt today. However, Luke Ski’s MarsCon Fund Rasier now faces some stiff competition from Carrie Dahlby’s Indie Gogo to fund the completion of her 3rd album “Sing All Funny Jokes”! At the very least, it’s an easy way for you to pre-order her album now, which Carrie hopes to release at MarsCon 2014. I hope you guys are well-off and generous enough to donate what you can to both fund raisers.

We also play tracks by Patton Oswalt, Big Daddy, the Beatles, ABCmouse.com, Jonathan Mann & Justin “Jew Wario” Carmical, and FAWMer TV’s Kyle. Will Luke Ski be able to create 14 songs in 28 days for February Album Writing Month? Tune into Episode 99 to find out. In the mean time, you can leave comments for *this* episode after you listen to it, because time is linear, no matter what the DS9 wormhole aliens think. Episode length: 1:58:21

Listen, download, subscribe, leave COMMENTS @ http://badrapport.com
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- KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #8: ANIMATED 2013 RUNDOWN
In this episode, we rundown all of 2013 animated feature films and tell you what our top 3 of the year are.

Our website is http://www.kyleandluke.com , and please leave us
COMMENTS on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/kyleandluke
Subscribe to our RSS feed at http://kyleandluke.libsyn.com/rss
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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 #188: Dave Stagner, & Luke Ski with kids Lauren Spice & SteveBox!
Episode #189: Gregg of 'Fortress Of Attitude'

Webpage: http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php
RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/funnymusic

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.

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- FuMP JANUARY SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!
http://www.thefump.com/subscriptions.php

Geez, everybody involved with comedy music wants your money this month. If you've already donated to the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track Fund Raiser and Carrie Dahlby's IndieGogo and you still have some money left over, you can get one free month and a USB drive full of all the music posted at the FuMP in 2013 if you subscribe to the FuMP this month.

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- LUKE SKI SIGNS UP FOR FEBRUARY ALBUM WRITING MONTH

Yes, I'm finally doing it. As a way to force myself to complete the 9 songs I owe people from my Kickstarter campaign (which were due last year), and as a way to maybe churn out a new album of some sort before MarsCon, I have signed up for February Album Writing Month, also known as FAWM. You can watch my progress athttp://fawm.org/fawmers/lukeski .

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- "FAKE ADULT" HITS #1 ON THE MAD MUSIC DEMENTIA TOP 20!

It's a new year and there are new rules to bring some fairness to the Mad Music Dementia Top 20 countdown hosted by DJ Particle. I'm happy to report that "Fake Adult" was #1 on the countdown last week, followed by the "Surfin Bird (Family Guy remix" mash-up, as well as a bunch of songs from the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track Fund Raiser. Thanks to everyone who has been voting for my stuff! If you'd like to listen and vote, the links to do so are below.

Register at the Mad Music Archive forums here:
http://www.madmusic.com/signup.aspx
Submit your weekly votes at the voting page here:
http://www.madmusic.com/top20voting.aspx
You can listen to the show here:
http://www.madmusic.com/mmtop20.aspx

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- UPDATED TOUR DATES:

** CAPRICON 34 **
http://capricon.org
Westin Chicago North Shore - Wheeling, IL
February 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2014

I'll be doing a concert in Capricon Cafe on Saturday afternoon at 4:45 pm! We'll also have a fan table for FuMPFeST, so be on the lookout for that as well.

** RADCON 6B **

http://www.radcon.org
Red Lion Inn - Pasco, WA
February 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2014

I will be their Music Guest of Honor doing a concert on Saturday night at 7 pm in the Bronze Room, and I'll be doing a panel called "Current Comedy Music Fandom: What Dr. Demento Stared" on Sunday at 11 am in Room 2207.

** MARSCON 2014 **

Main convention website: http://marscon.com
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South
Bloomington, MN (Twin Cities area)
March 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2014

This year's Dementia Track will have Music Guest Of Honor HENRY PHILLIPS doing a one hour show, and the crew of MEEP MORP STUDIOS doing a Q&A about their documentary "UNDER THE SMOGBERRY TREES" joined by DR. DEMENTO himself! We'll also have main stage concerts by the great Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, Possible Oscar, Carrie Dahlby, Insane Ian, TV's Kyle, Mikey Mason, DJ Particle, and Beth Kinderman & The Player Characters!

Currently pre-registration for a weekend badge for MarsCon 2014 is $50.00. The price will increase on February 1st, so get your badge before Midnight on January 31st, 2014.

** CHI-FI 0 **

http://chi-fi.org
Hilton Palmer House Hotel - Chicago, IL
Saturday, March 29th, 3:00 pm to 3:00 am

I'll be performing at this event, but I don't know what time yet. If you bought a pre-reg for Chi-Fi 2014 (now 2015) admission to the event is free. If you'd like to buy a ticket for the event, you can do so here:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/562039

** EERIECON 16 **

http://www.eeriecon.org
Byblos Niagra Resort and Spa - Grand Island, NY
May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2014

EerieCon's music track has a new chair, Adam English of Ookla The Mok! Adam asked me if I'd help kick off his first year as he brings nerdy comedy music to the Buffalo / Niagra Falls area convention scene! Stay tuned for coming details on who else besides Luke Ski and Ookla The Mok who will be performing there.

** DUCKON 23 **

http://www.duckon.org
Westin Chicago North Shore - Wheeling, IL
June 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2014

No details on when my concert will be yet, but I will have one. Also, the Toastmaster will be Tom Smith, and the Music Guest Of Honor will be Dan The Bard.

** FuMPFEST 2014 **

http://fumpfest.com
Westin Chicago North Shore - Wheeling, IL
June 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2014

At LukeSkiCon 2013, Devo Spice announced that he will be the chair of FuMPFest 2014, a convention dedicated to the FuMP and funny music in general. We are proud to announce that the Guest of Honor at the first FuMPFest will be none other than legendary radio personality Dr. Demento! He will be joining us for the weekend giving presentations, playing funny music, signing autographs, and joining in all the FuMPy fun that we have planned. Also performing will be Devo Spice, the great Luke Ski, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, Carrie Dahlby, Insane Ian, Tony Goldmark, Possible Oscar, Tom Smith, Raymond & Scum, Seamonkey, Garden Fresh, Dan Hart, and more!

FuMPFest will take place at the lovely Westin Northshore in Wheeling, IL, from June 20-22, 2014. Our hotel group rate is $109 a night. If you call be sure to mention “FuMPFest” so you get the group rate (and we get credit for the booking, which is very important). Or you can book online using this link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1308017870&key=53D4D Registration for the convention is available online for the discounted rate of $35 for the weekend. Registration at the door will be $45 so you can save yourself some money by pre-registering now at: http://fumpfest.com/registration

Today is my 40th birthday.

NEW FuMP SONG:
"FAKE ADULT"
BY THE GREAT LUKE SKI

Download it for free now at http://www.thefump.com

... and now, the rest of the update.

~ Luke Ski, 1/14/2014

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HEADLINES:

- MARSCON 2014 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER LAUNCHED!

This year's 3-CD, 4-hour-long album features highlights
from all the main stage concerts of MarsCon 2013!

FREE 30-MINUTE PREVIEW:
http://badrapport.com/2014/01/14/episode-096-5-marscon-2014-dementia-track-fund-raiser-preview/

Buy the 3-CD set with instant MP3 download for $30 here:
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/2014-cds/marscon-2014-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set/

Buy the MP3 download only version for $20 here:
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/2014-cds/marscon-2014-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set-download-only/

Buy the new screenprinted "MarsCon Dementia Track" T-shirt for $30 here:
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/t-shirts/marscon-dementia-track-t-shirt/

Our initial goal is $1,200! Please buy an album/shirt and spread the word!

...Plus a bunch more MarsCon news. Read the full story for details!

- CARRIE DAHLBY LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO FUND HER 3RD ALBUM!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-carrie-dahlby-s-3rd-album

- "WHEN YOU WISH UPON A DEATH STAR" HITS #3,
AND "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK" BY TONY GOLDMARK HITS #21
ON DR. DEMENTO'S FUNNY 25 OF 2013!
Listen to the show: http://drdemento.com/online.html
My annual analysis of the countdown: http://lukeski.livejournal.com/749808.html

- "SURFIN BIRD (FAMILY GUY REMIX)" MASH-UP BY LUKE SKI
PLAYED ON THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW!
Listen to the show: http://drdemento.com/online.html

- LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT
Episode #096 - Hearing Double
http://badrapport.com

- KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS
Episode #6: WINGNUT?
Episode #7: FROZEN
http://www.kyleandluke.com

- THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST
Episodes #183-#187 - http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php

- "CHRISTMAS WITH THE FuMP" ALBUM RELEASED
http://thefump.com/store_release.php?id=121

- FuMP JANUARY SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!
Get one month free and a USB of all our music from 2013!
http://www.thefump.com/subscriptions.php

- LUKE DRAWS "PERRY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" PHINEAUS & FERB MASH-UP ART
http://artbylukeski.deviantart.com/art/The-Perry-Horror-Picture-Show-421002367

- TOUR DATES:
RADCON 6B - http://www.radcon.org - Pasco, WA - February 14-16, 2014
MARSCON 2014 - http://marscon.com - Twin Cities, MN - March 7-9, 2014
(MarsCon Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com)
FuMPFEST 2014 - http://fumpfest.com - Wheeling, IL - June 20-22, 2014

...and more!

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HEADLINES:

- MARSCON 2014 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER LAUNCHED!

This year's 3-CD, 4-hour-long album features highlights from all the main stage concerts of MarsCon 2013's Dementia Track, plus some other bonus fun stuff! To read the full track list, click the link for the 3-CD set below.

FREE 30-MINUTE PREVIEW:
http://badrapport.com/2014/01/14/episode-096-5-marscon-2014-dementia-track-fund-raiser-preview/

Buy the 3-CD set with instant MP3 download for $30 here:
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/2014-cds/marscon-2014-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set/

Buy the MP3 download only version for $20 here:
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/2014-cds/marscon-2014-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set-download-only/

And don't forget, our past year's collections dating back to 2007 are also still for sale as MP3 downloads, and some as CDs (while supplies last), so if you like 2014's collection, there's plenty more where that came from! Just check the side-column underneath the caption "Fundraiser shop" at http://marscondementia.com. Also...

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Buy the new screenprinted "MarsCon Dementia Track" T-shirt for $30 here:
http://marscondementia.com/products-page/t-shirts/marscon-dementia-track-t-shirt/

We'll be taking orders for the new screenprinted T-shirt through February 10th. After that we're taking it down until the following year, so get your order in now so you can have your shirt at MarsCon 2014!

Our initial goal for this year's Fund Raiser is $1,200!

Why so high? This year, as well as covering the hotel room costs for all the non-Guest-of-Honor, out-of-town-living performers of the Dementia Track, we are also covering the hotel rooms for Dr. Demento and the crew of Meep Morp Studios who are filming at MarsCon as a part of their Dr. Demento documentary film. So just pretend we're all hip like Kickstarter and please help out the fund raiser by buying an album and/or t-shirt today, and spread the word online to your comedy music loving friends.

- BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE MARSCON 2014 NEWS!

The following things have been added to the list of scheduled Dementia Track events, or are otherwise related or of interest to the MDT fans...

* DJ PARTICLE ADDED TO MAIN STAGE CONCERT LINE-UP ON SUNDAY AT 1 PM!

* "TABLE 27" MERCH TABLE WILL BE LOCATED INSIDE THE MAIN STAGE ROOM THIS YEAR!

* "DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING" RETURNS FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHTIN THE AV ROOM!
Hosted by Commissioner J.P. Tuesday and Duke "Flyboy" DuJour,
come see a video of digital avatars of the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track performers
digitally duke it out to try and become next World Champion of DSW!

* "DEMENTIA WATER AEROBICS" with KORNFLAKE! SATURDAY & SUNDAY in the Pool @ 9 AM!
Co-host of the podcast called 'the Flopcast', Kornflake will again be leading
water aerobics set to your favorite up tempo comedy songs! Exercise! Hooray! :D

* "THE DEMENTIA FAN SHOWCASE" SATURDAY AT 10 AM IN THE KARAOKE KRYPT!
DJ PARTICLE will again host the event that puts *YOU* in the spotlight!
Bring your lyrics, backing tracks, instruments, or whatever and make us laugh!

* "SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB" ROOM PARTY RETURNS!
Beth Kinderman and her Feng Shui Ninja friends invite you back again to hang out,
have some drinks and snacks, and play some music on Friday & Saturday night!

* "THE DOV MAGY MEMORIAL KARAOKE CONCERT" - SATURDAY AT 10PMIN THE KARAOKE KRYPT
Dov Magy hosted the Karaoke Joe's room party at MarsCon for years. Join us as we pay tribute to him in the way he loved most. If you were a friend of Dov's and you're interested in singing a song in this concert, emailthegreatlukeski@gmail.com

* "LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT: EPISODE #100" PODCAST RECORDING - SUNDAY AT NOON
Come join Luke & Carrie as they attempt to pump some entertainment content into their podcast by having other people in it who are more funny more often.

* "THE FuMP JUKEBOX" - SUNDAY AT 2:30 PM ON THE MAIN STAGE
This year's set of one-shots will include THE FENG SHUI NINJAS, SPONGE AWARENESS FOUNDATION, DERWOOD BOWEN, and KARL BROWN. If you're a FuMP main page or FuMP Sideshow contributor and would like to perform a song, email thegreatlukeski@gmail.com

* "THE DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN CONCERT" - SUNDAY AT 3 PM ON THE MAIN STAGE
As always, we close out the weekend by letting all our performers get up one more
time to perform cover songs of beloved comedy tunes, or some other weird thing.

And finally...

"DEMENTIA RADIO" SEEKS COMMITTED VOLUNTEERS FOR ROOM PARTY
The folks of Dementia Radio .org are considering doing another room party celebrating their station, it's DJs, and the comedy music it plays. However, they are not going to be able to do it without volunteers to help run the party. People interested should be familiar with Dementia Radio .org, and also need to actually commit their time and effort to this. No saying 'sure I'll help' and then flaking out on them, leaving them high and dry with no help. You need to be actually willing to help and commit your time and effort? Have I hammered the point home hard enough? I have? Good. Interested parties should email me atthegreatlukeski@gmail.com . Thanks.

Currently pre-registration for a weekend badge for MarsCon 2014 is $50.00. The price will increase on February 1st, so get your badge before Midnight on January 31st, 2014

, and get psyched for our returning main stage performers, the “Smogberry Trees” documentary crew, Dr. Demento, and Music Guest Of Honor Henry Phillips at MarsCon 2014!

MARSCON 2014
Main convention website: http://marscon.com
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South
Bloomington, MN (Twin Cities area)
March 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2014

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- CARRIE DAHLBY LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO FUND HER 3RD ALBUM!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fund-carrie-dahlby-s-3rd-album

Carrie Dahlby says: "The FuMP's resident uterus, Carrie Dahlby, is ready to put out her 3rd album after 5 years have passed since her 2nd album! Your contribution will be used to fund the creation of 2 new fully produced comedy songs (1 of which will be an album exclusive), the creation of the physical CDs of "Sing All Funny Jokes", and additional money to make sure the contributor perks are a thing that exist. Sample some of Carrie's music here:http://www.thefump.com/artist.php?id=14 Remember to share this campaign with your friends, and thank you for all you do! I love you guys!"

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- "WHEN YOU WISH UPON A DEATH STAR" HITS #3,
AND "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK" BY TONY GOLDMARK HITS #21
ON DR. DEMENTO'S FUNNY 25 OF 2013!

Thank you all so much to all of you fans who have been requesting "When You Wish Upon A Death Star" all year and pushed it up to #3! That last push got me above Lonely Island's YOLO (you only LOSE once? Oh, snap!jk, they rule :) ). Also very happy that Tony Goldark's cover of my song "You Don't Know Jack" from "Worst Tribute Ever" hit #21 on the Countdown, so thanks again Tony, and Carrie for getting that whole thing started! :D

Listen to the show: http://drdemento.com/online.html
My annual analysis of the countdown: http://lukeski.livejournal.com/749808.html

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- "SURFIN BIRD (FAMILY GUY REMIX)" MASH-UP BY LUKE SKI
PLAYED ON THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW!
Listen to the show: http://drdemento.com/online.html

I took all the "Surfin' Bird" related clips from the "Family Guy" episode "I Dream Of Jesus" and mashed them up with the original song by the Trashmen. I sent it to Dr. Demento, and he played it on last week's show! Final mix by Chris Mezzolesta, who has known that the bird is the word a lot longer than I have. :)

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- LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT
Episode #096 - Hearing Double
http://badrapport.com

The holiday season is winding down, so what better way to spend New Year’s Eve than by listening to a tinny podcast recorded on a Nexus 7 tablet rather than the high quality Zoom H2 because Luke is an idiot and forgot to bring the good recorder? If you can handle that, then you’ll be able to get caught up on what Luke & Carrie have been up to over the last month, including how they spent their respective Christmases. There’s also a couple of ignorance stories, one from Luke about his only holiday caricature gig this year, and one from Carrie about her recent trip to the dentist. And Carrie gives us her review of the new Disney full-length animated feature “Frozen”, which she saw earlier that day. Our comedy music tracks start off with a mash-up Luke Ski edited and Chris Mezzolesta mixed, so kick in the new year with these jams by The Trashmen, Pee Wee Herman, The WWF Superstars, Elwood Blues & Wilson Pickett, Family Guy, Big Daddy, the cast of Shrek 2, the Toy Dolls, and the Cadets. Thanks again for staying with us through 2013, and we look forward to bringing you more hopefully-above-tolerable episodes in 2014! Episode length: 2:04:48

Listen, download, subscribe, leave COMMENTS @ http://badrapport.com
You can leave a VOICE MESSAGE for us by dialing (916)-LUKE-SKI
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- KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #6: WINGNUT?
This episode hits a lot of cartoon topics, including the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon on Nickelodoen.

Episode #7: FROZEN
We talk about Disney, "Saving Mr. Banks", and "Frozen".

Our website is http://www.kyleandluke.com , and please leave us
COMMENTS on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/kyleandluke
Subscribe to our RSS feed at http://kyleandluke.libsyn.com/rss
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kyle-luke-talk-about-toons/id725309162?i=169130669

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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 #183: Killy Dwyer and Debs & Errol
Episode #184: Insane Ian and Mikey Mason
Episode #185: TV's Kyle
Episode #186: Insane Ian, Jace McClain, and Eclectic Lee Seitz
Episode #187: Dino-Mike and Drew Jacobs

Webpage: http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php
RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/funnymusic

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.

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- "CHRISTMAS WITH THE FuMP" ALBUM RELEASED
http://thefump.com/store_release.php?id=121

Yes, Christmas is over, but you can still order our first ever themed compilation album, which has 2 tracks by Luke Ski, and cover art by Luke Ski which will haunt your dreams.

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- FuMP JANUARY SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!
http://www.thefump.com/subscriptions.php

Geez, everybody involved with comedy music wants your money this month. If you've already donated to the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track Fund Raiser and Carrie Dahlby's IndieGogo and you still have some money left over, you can get one free month and a USB drive full of all the music posted at the FuMP in 2013 if you subscribe to the FuMP this month.

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- LUKE DRAWS "PERRY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" PHINEAUS & FERB MASH-UP ART
http://artbylukeski.deviantart.com/art/The-Perry-Horror-Picture-Show-421002367

My friends "Blasted Bill" and Moonbeam have a recurring segment on their podcast "The Pod Of Destiny" (www.dementiaradio.org/podod) where they pick a group of characters from some TV show or movie, and then discuss who they would each play in a shadowcast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". On Episode 49 (http://www.dementiaradio.org/podod/?p=300), they set their sights on the cast of "Phineas and Ferb". I enjoyed their discussion so much, that I spent the past few weeks working on this piece of fan art for them. While I didn't go along with all of their suggestions, I think my end result is pretty good. (And yes, I know Richard O'Brien is the voice of Lawrence Fletcher, therefore it would have made a lot of sense to make him Riff Raff.) I hope all you Rocky Horror & Phineas and Ferb fans out there enjoy it. :)

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- TOUR DATES:

** RADCON 6B **

http://www.radcon.org
Red Lion Inn - Pasco, WA
February 14th, 15th, & 16th, 2014

I will be their Music Guest of Honor!

** MARSCON 2014 **

Main convention website: http://marscon.com
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South
Bloomington, MN (Twin Cities area)
March 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2014

This year's Dementia Track will have Music Guest Of Honor HENRY PHILLIPS doing a one hour show, and the crew of MEEP MORP STUDIOS doing a Q&A about their documentary "UNDER THE SMOGBERRY TREES" joined by DR. DEMENTO himself! We'll also have main stage concerts by the great Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, Possible Oscar, Carrie Dahlby, Insane Ian, TV's Kyle, Mikey Mason, DJ Particle, and Beth Kinderman & The Player Characters!

Currently pre-registration for a weekend badge for MarsCon 2014 is $50.00. The price will increase on February 1st, so get your badge before Midnight on January 31st, 2014.

** CHI-FI 2014 ** CANCELLED

http://chi-fi.org
Westin Chicago River North - Chicago, IL
March 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th, 2014

The convention decided to postpone thier convention until 2015. There may be a replacement concert event that weekend. Stay tuned for details.

** FuMPFEST 2014 **

http://fumpfest.com
Westin Chicago North Shore - Wheeling, IL
June 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2014

At LukeSkiCon 2013, Devo Spice announced that he will be the chair of FuMPFest 2014, a convention dedicated to the FuMP and funny music in general. We are proud to announce that the Guest of Honor at the first FuMPFest will be none other than legendary radio personality Dr. Demento! He will be joining us for the weekend giving presentations, playing funny music, signing autographs, and joining in all the FuMPy fun that we have planned. Also performing will be Devo Spice, the great Luke Ski, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, Carrie Dahlby, Tony Goldmark, Possible Oscar, Tom Smith, Raymond & Scum, Seamonkey, Garden Fresh, Dan Hart, and more!

FuMPFest will take place at the lovely Westin Northshore in Wheeling, IL, fromJune 20-22, 2014. Our hotel group rate is $109 a night. If you call be sure to mention “FuMPFest” so you get the group rate (and we get credit for the booking, which is very important). Or you can book online using this link:https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1308017870&key=53D4D Registration for the convention is available online for the discounted rate of $35 for the weekend. Registration at the door will be $45 so you can save yourself some money by pre-registering now at:http://fumpfest.com/registration/

Well, "When You Wish Upon A Death Star" made Dr. Demento's Top Ten of November 2013 at #4! According to the unofficial fan tallies (Thanks DJ Particle), that bumps it up to the #3 most requested song of the year! :D We'll have to wait until December 28 to hear the Funny 25 of 2013 to find out if the predictions will come true. Also, there's a good chance that Tony Goldmark's cover of "You Don't Know Jack" will make it on the list somewhere near the bottom. I hope so, so that "Worst Tribute Ever" will get represented, and because 'Jack' is one of my favorite tracks from the collection. Thank you again to everyone who has been requesting Luke Ski songs all year! I have plans to start writing and recording new music soon, and it won't be long into 2014 before you hear it. Hope you're having a happy holiday season! :) ~ Luke Ski, 12/10/2013

  • LUKE SKI'S HOLIDAY SALE STILL GOING ON AT HIS BANDCAMP PAGE!

http://lukeski.bandcamp.com - Sale ends December 19th @ 11pm

When I started my Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale to celebrate the launch of by Bandcamp page, I wasn't sure exactly how long I was going to keep it running. To that end, it is still going on, so if you haven't taken advantage of the deals yet, there's still time. The sale ends Thursday, December 19th at 11pm CST.

I have dropped all my CD & MP3 album prices to $7.99 for single CDs, and $11.99 for 2-CD sets and DVDs! I also marked down the "Bad Rapport" podcast CDs to $5.99 for the 2011/2012 2-CD set, or just $2.99 for the 2012 CD! And I have one last "Bacon: Shut Up!" t-shirt (Size Large) for $6.99.
https://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch

Another great deal there is the "All of Luke Ski's CDs & DVD bundle", which contains one of every CD & DVD I’m currently selling at my live shows, all for $75! I only have FIVEthese full sets left, so if you’d like to snag it for yourself or as a gift for a friend, get it quick.
http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch/all-of-luke-skis-cds-dvd-bundle

Also, the Luke Ski Phase 1 USB Drive is finally for sale via the web. It has 320k MP3 versions all of my main albums, plus bonus tracks (including “When You Wish Upon A Death Star”), plus “Worst Tribute Ever”, all for just $50!
http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch/luke-ski-phase-1-usb-drive

And finally, I’ve whipped up a new digital compilation of all my holiday tracks on one MP3 album, “The Fanboy Christmas Collection”! It’s got 6 tracks, 40 minutes of geeky holiday goodness, all for just $4.99! You probably already own all of these tracks, but you can buy it and send it as a gift to anyone digitally via email! Just click the link that says "Send as Gift", it's super easy! please help spread the word about "The Fanboy Christmas Collection" by sharing the link to it online with your nerdy friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media!
http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/album/the-fanboy-christmas-collection

  • LUKE SKI APPEARS ON "ROCKETT RADIO" PODCAST!

http://www.rockettradio.com

Luke Ski made an appearance on a recent episode of the podcast "Rockett Radio" with host comedy musician Danny Rockett! In it, Danny speeds up Luke's voice every time he talks for too long about anything, and we review Britney Spears' new album "Billie Jean". You can hear it at his website, or do a search on iTunes for "Rockett Radio". Note, Rockett has two 'T's in it.

I don't have the time to do a proper full write-up right now (that will come this Monday, being Cyber Monday), but I just wanted to let you know that as of now I'm officially launching my new Bandcamp page...

LukeSki.bandcamp.com

To celebrate that, I have dropped all my CD & MP3 album prices to $7.99 for single CDs, and $11.99 for 2-CD sets and DVDs. This is a limited time offer, not guaranteed to last past 11:59:59 pm on Monday, December 2nd, so take advantage of this offer while you can!
https://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch

Another amazing deal there is The Ultimate Luke Ski CD "Box Set", which contains one of every piece of physical media I'm currently selling at my live shows, all for $100! I am only selling a total of 3 of these sets, so if you'd like to snag one for yourself or as a gift for a friend, get it quick.
https://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch/the-ultimate-luke-ski-cd-box-set

Also, the Luke Ski Phase 1 USB Drive is finally for sale via the web. It has 320k MP3 versions all of my main albums, plus bonus tracks (including "When You Wish Upon A Death Star"), plus "Worst Tribute Ever", all for just $50!
https://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch/luke-ski-phase-1-usb-drive

And finally, I've whipped up a new digital compilation of all my holiday tracks on one MP3 album, "The Fanboy Christmas Collection"! It's got 6 tracks, 40 minutes of geeky holiday goodness, all for just $4.99! You probably already own all of these tracks, but you can always share the link to the collection with your nerdy friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media!
https://lukeski.bandcamp.com/album/the-fanboy-christmas-collection

Okay, that's it, I gotta run. Thanks for reading, and enjoy my new Bandcamp page!

PS: I will be adding the digital versions of "Worst Album Ever", "Uber Geek", "Carpe Dementia", and "Psycho Potpourri" before the end of the weekend at the same sale prices.