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2014-08-20 (0 comments)

2 new Luke Ski songs at the FuMP! Request "Fake Adult"! New "Bad Rapport"! - Luke Ski Update 8/20/14

Hey Luke Ski E-Mailing List subscribers,

Today is the 20th Anniversary of my first public performance of my nerdy comedy music. It happened on Saturday, August 20th at the Costume Contest at Gen Con 1994 at the Plankinton Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. While the nickname 'the great Luke Ski' was in use elsewhere in my life, I hadn't yet fully adopted it as my stage name, hence the MC introducing me by my real name, Luke Sienkowski. I am performing my tribute to the "Star Trek" universe, "What's Up Spock?", the first parody song I fully wrote on my own. In this live performance I wear different shirts for each Star Trek show (only 3 existed then), the original series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and a 'Q' basketball jersey meant to emulate Shaq, who appeared in the original version of this song "What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock?)" by Fu Schnickens. While I had created some comedy songs before this, I always have thought of this performance as the official beginning of my 'career' making nerdy comedy music. You can watch a video of this live performance on my YouTube page now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7I5njb8kD4




This Thursday night at 9:00 pm Central Standard Time, tune into Dementia Radio for this week's live FuMPcast recording, which will be my official CD release party! As well as Devo Spice, we'll also have Insane Ian, Chris Mezzolesta, Carrie Dahlby, TV's Kyle, and maybe more! I hope you'll all join in on the 3-years-in-the-making celebration listening live, and chatting in the mIRC #dementia chat room. 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.


~ Luke Ski, 8/20/2014

http://www.thegreatlukeski.com


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HEADLINES:


- 2 NEW LUKE SKI TRACKS AT THE FuMP!

"NEUROTICA" by the great Luke Ski

"PAYWUTCHYALIKE" (Single edit) by Devo Spice & the great Luke Ski

Download them now for free at the FuMP: http://www.thefump.com

You can also get the 8-minute version of "PAYWUTCHYALIKE"

at my Bandcamp page for the price of 'pay what you like'! ;D

http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/track/paywutchyalike


Details: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2014/08/20/neurotica-paywutchyalike/


- PLEASE REQUEST "FAKE ADULT"

& "ORKO, SLIMER, WICKET, & SNARF"

FOR "THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW"!

Link: http://drdemento.com/request

and please include your e-mail address so it counts towards the Top Ten!


Details: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2014/08/20/fakeadult-july2014/


- SOME MORE BLURBY REVIEWS FOR "4TH GRADE TALENT SHOW":


My 11th full length comedy album "4th Grade Talent Show" is available on CD and as a digital download RIGHT NOW at http://lukeski.bandcamp.com !


Here's what some more people who are also totally-in-the-bag-for-Luke Ski have to say about "4th Grade Talent Show":


"Can't stop listening to "4th Grade Talent Show"! The songs have been taking turns getting stuck in my head, and I'm loving every minute of it... I catch myself singing Ivanova randomly, and I also catch myself singing the T-Rex song... oftentimes when I'm at work, and out of earshot from the boss." ~ Kornflake of "The Flopcast"


""Fake Adult" is so far the #1 song of the year on Mad Music Dementia Top 20, another reason to get that album!" ~ DJ Particle


"As someone lucky enough to score one of these [albums] at Orlando Nerd Fest today, and seeing Luke perform the songs live, I've another take on it. Luke has a few songs that are not simply funny, not exactly Dementia, not quite Nerdcore. One of them (I'll let you discover which one) is as introspective and meaningful as something from Jonathan Coulton. (And like JoCo's work, it's thoughtful and wise, not depressing at all.) In it, Luke gives us a look inside his soul, and it hit me hard. It's something I've been through in my life... Don't get me wrong, there's still lots of fun stuff on the CD. But this song proves that Luke is more than smart and more than funny. It's a daring step, and I was privileged to see him perform it. Thanks, Luke." ~ Tom Reed of Cartoon Geeks Blog


"If your imagination can go from "I think I got a paper cut" to "Autopsy results" in 0 seconds flat, you'll love Luke Ski's new song "Neurotica!"" ~ Carrie Dahlby (Luke Ski's biggest fan, circa 2004 - 2006)


""4th Grade Talent Show" is the best all-natural mayonnaise substitute I've ever accidentally stuffed up my nose thinking it was a bag of clowns. It contains appearances by both me and my son, meaning that technically the disc contains more Shoebox DNA than the first three Worm Quartet albums, but there are less-compelling reasons to purchase it as well. Personal highlights: "Fake Adult" is a fun ode to the fact that this 40-year-old artist still wakes up at 5am on Christmas morning and jumps up and down until the female authority figure in his house lets him open his new Transformers, and is served with equal parts self-deprecation and f*** you, as it should be. "Orko, Slimer, Wicket, and Snarf" is a glorious ode to the sneering and strangely-enduring unnecessary hatred of the comedy relief characters some of us enjoyed the crap out of (or "out of whom some of us enjoyed the crap?" Meh. Moving on...) as kids, "Angry Nerds," another fun attack on needless nerd rage, contains what I've decided to interpret as a direct shot at me, as I did in fact initially give up on Marvel's "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." after a few episodes because dammit Luke some of us don't generally have time to devote nineteen hours to watching something just to see if it gets better and the fact that you were dead-on right in this case is immaterial, and this interpretation makes it rather ironic that "Neurotica" is probably my favorite Luke Ski song ever, as it gives us a rather personal and amusing look into the mind of the only man in history to ever ruin a Kenny Loggins song.  Much as Luke himself is held together by an odd glue of ego tempered with Catholic guilt, this disc is held together by a unique mix of heart, snark, anti-snark, and an endearing defense of things that most people wouldn't bother defending. I don't recall the last time Luke put out a disc I enjoyed this much. Purchasing it is an activity in which you should probably engage if you enjoy things." ~ ShoEboX of Worm Quartet


"Honey mustard." ~ Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad


This CD has the Logan Award winning Disney-buys-Star-Wars parody medley "When You Wish Upon A Death Star", as well as my 2014 hit from the Dr. Demento Show,"Fake Adult". It also has tributes to Scooby Doo, 80's media franchise mascots, a Tyrannosaurus, and a deep dive into the dark crevices of my mind, if you dare to go there with me. The album features appearances by Devo Spice, Insane Ian, Carrie Dahlby, TV's Kyle, Lindsay Smith, Tony Goldmark, a whole lot of folks from the FuMP, and Doug Walker "The Nostalgia Critic"! It's 70 minutes of content for $10 + shipping on CD, or $8 digitally.


- PODCASTS:


LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #107 – Backhoe Inception

http://badrapport.com


KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #23 - Kyle & Luke & Tia Part 2

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


THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST

Episodes #215-#217

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


Details: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2014/08/19/podcasts-8202014/


- GOFUNDME FOR FRIEND OF THE FuMP, DR. DON COLEMAN!


My friend & fan "Dr. Don" Coleman was hit hard by the flooding in Detroit. Devo Spice started a GoFundMe to help him out, so please check it out and donate if you can:http://www.gofundme.com/czdn6o Thanks. :)


REMINDER:


- CARRIE DAHLBY'S 3RD ALBUM "SING ALL FUNNY JOKES"!

Link to her new Bandcamp page: http://carriedahlby.bandcamp.com

Her previous albums "Giant Kitten" & "Happy Ranch" are also available there!

Details: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2014/07/07/sing-all-funny-jokes/

2014-08-20 (0 comments)

The Mad Music Dementia Top 20 Revenge!

Vote for your favorites on the Mad Music Top 20 Revenge!!!

Vote for "Scoob", "Angry Nerds" and ALL THE NEW SONGS FROM "4TH GRADE TALENT SHOW"!

Sign up at MadMusic.com in order to be among the voting crowd! :)

2014-08-13 (0 comments)

The Mad Music Dementia Top 20!

Vote for your favorites on the Mad Music Top 20 Revenge!!!

Vote for "Scoob", "Angry Nerds" and ALL THE NEW SONGS FROM "4TH GRADE TALENT SHOW"!

Sign up at MadMusic.com in order to be among the voting crowd! :)

2014-08-08 (0 comments)

Luke Ski's 11th album "4th Grade Talent Show" available now!

Remember when I said my new album was coming out at Gen Con Indy 2014? Well guess what...



My 11th full length comedy album "4th Grade Talent Show" is available on CD and as a digital download RIGHT NOW at http://lukeski.bandcamp.com !



This CD has the Logan Award winning Disney-buys-Star-Wars parody medley"When You Wish Upon A Death Star", as well as my 2014 hit from the Dr. Demento Show, "Fake Adult". It also has tributes to Scooby Doo, 80's media franchise mascots, a Tyrannosaurus, and a deep dive into the dark crevices of my mind, if you dare to go there with me. The album features appearances by Devo Spice, Insane Ian, Carrie Dahlby, TV's Kyle, Lindsay Smith, Tony Goldmark, a whole lot of folks from the FuMP, and Doug Walker "The Nostalgia Critic"! It's 70 minutes of content for $10 + shipping on CD, or $8 digitally.

Here's what a bunch of people who are totally-in-the-bag-for-Luke Ski have to say about "4th Grade Talent Show":

"I love the recurring 'D.P.I.' bits!" ~ Devo Spice

"I laughed! I cried! I smashed things in anger! I set fire to a bus full of war heroes! What were we talking about?" ~ Tony Goldmark

"This is the best Luke Ski album since the last one. Maybe even the one before that. Some of the best original and parody songs of Luke's career." - Insane Ian

"Destined to be the first comedy album in decades to hit #1 on Billboard! Wait, what?" ~ Tony Goldmark

"[This] new album rules in the most rulingness of ways." ~ Kornflake (The Flopcast)

"The new 'the great Luke Ski' album, "4th Grade Talent Show", is quite possibly his best album yet." ~ Tony Goldmark

"I've always considered my brother to be a creative genius.  This may not be widely held belief by most people and that's a shame. Then again, most people believe that Maroon 5 and the new Transformers movies are great. So really, who cares what most people think? You, fair listener, are one of the lucky ones who can horde this wordy, nerdy maniac and come to love him as I have, not at a distance but out of resistance to the boring, snoring music and media all around. Luke speaks my language, I suspect he speaks yours too. So, buy his damn album already! " ~Michael Sienkowski ("Sleeping In The Aviary", "Eyebeams")

"Legend." ~ a can of Coke Zero


If you're attending Orlando Nerd Fest or Gen Con Indy, you can pick it up on CD or as a download card at my merch table there.

Thanks everyone, and until next time, welcome to the "4th Grade Talent Show". :)

~ Luke Ski, 8/8/2014
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com

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HEADLINES:

KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #22 - Tia!

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

REMINDERS:

- PLEASE REQUEST "FAKE ADULT"
& "SCOOB" FOR "THE DR. DEMENTO SHOW"!

Link: http://drdemento.com/request
and please include your e-mail address so it counts towards the Top Ten!

Download it now at Bandcamp: http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/track/fake-adult
Details: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2014/07/07/fakeadult-june2014/

--- GENCON INDY 2014 ---

http://www.gencon.com
Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN
August 14th - 17th, 2014

GET TICKETS NOW FOR LUKE SKI'S CONCERTS!

* FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE - at 8:00 PM - ENT1454954
* THE GREAT LUKE SKI: 20th Anniversary at Gen Con Greatest Hits concert!
Friday at 11:00 PM - ENT1454342
* Costume Contest - Saturday at 3:30 PM - ENT1462498
* THE GREAT LUKE SKI: Live in Concert!
Saturday at 9:00 PM - ENT1454343
Details: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/tour-dates

Full list of GenCon Indy 2014 Comedy Music concerts with ticket links:
http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2014/05/27/gencon2014/

Tour Date Details: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/tour-dates/

2014-07-30 (0 comments)

The Mad Music Dementia Top 20 Revenge!

Vote for your favorites on the Mad Music Top 20 Revenge!!!

Vote for "Scoob", "Angry Nerds" by Insane Ian featuring the great Luke Ski, Carrie Dahlby's "Almost Parent Time" and more!

Sign up at MadMusic.com in order to be among the voting crowd! :)

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