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Luke Ski has been keeping track of comedy-music releases over the years and it occurred to us this might be something that our fans could benefit from. So we have made a special version of the spreadsheet and published it online. You can view it here. The link is also in the blue column on the right under the FuMPFest link.
We filled out all of the 2020 releases we know about and have kept up with 2021. Time permitting we will go back and fill in previous years. Please send any submissions or corrections to email@example.com.
Featuring our Music Guest Of Honor ROBBIE ELLIS!
Also performing: AMY ENGELHARDT, BETH KINDERMAN, DEVO SPICE, IL NEIGE, INSANE IAN, THE GREAT LUKE SKI, TOM SMITH, THROWING TOASTERS, TV’S KYLE & LINDZILLA, WORM QUARTET, and an ‘Ask Me Anything’ interview with OOKLA THE MOK!
Also, joining us for a Virtual Q&A:
JON “BERMUDA” SCHWARTZ!
Drummer of “Weird Al” Yankovic‘s band for over 40 years, and author of the new book “BLACK & WHITE & WEIRD ALL OVER: The Lost Photographs Of “Weird Al” Yankovic ’83-’86”
The MarsCon 2021 Comedy Music Track Fund Raiser MP3 album is here!
4 hours of concert excerpts from MarsCon 2020 for $30!
With performances by Lauren Mayer, Kornflake and Jacob, Mikey Mason, Devo Spice, Marc With a C, Michael William Hunter, Il Neige, TV’s Kyle & Lindzilla, the great Luke Ski, Karl Brown, Brett Glass, Beth Kinderman & the Player Characters, Dave Stagner, Versatile Fluff, Alexann Rasey, & Carrie Dahlby!
Help support the Track by buying it today over at https://marsconcomedy.wordpress.com/shop/
I made a 30 MINUTE FREE PREVIEW of the FUND RAISER MP3 ALBUM with highlights from MarsCon 2020's track, which you can listen to and download here:
PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE THE VIRTUAL MARSCON 2021 COMEDY MUSIC TRACK!
If you have a podcast, here is an AUDIO PROMO you can play on your show:
We’ve also made a VIDEO PROMO which we’ve put on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and TikTok, so please SHARE IT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA so we can try to get as big as audience as possible for our FREE 3-DAY ONLINE EVENT!!!
The FuMP Volume 84 collects all the songs we posted during November and December of 2020, and ends with a special bonus alternate version of "In the Year 2020" by Drew Jacobs!
This album features the FuMP debuts of D.C. and Co. who sings about things you can't do in a kayak, and Nurserached, who sings about the end of his opera career, which makes sense now that he's posting songs to The FuMP. This album also features the return of some old favorites including Raymond and Scum, Phil Johnson and Roadside Attraction, and MEGATHRUSTER.
It's time for The FuMP's annual free countdown/giveaway where we tally up our favorite tracks of the previous year and then give them away for free. The FuMP Presents Our Best Comedy Songs of 2020 as Chosen by the Artists in No Particular Order is just that, and this one goes to eleven! Truth is we were debating between two songs and finally said screw it, let's include them both! So here we present our 11 favorite tracks of 2020.
Making her MarsCon debut,
And returning, these usual suspects:
THE GREAT LUKE SKI
TV’S KYLE & LINDZILLA
The MarsCon Convention Committee has been making plans for both an in-person convention like usual, and a virtual MarsCon 2021 if large gatherings are still not going to be allowed in Bloomington MN during March 12th through 14th, 2021. Right now, that seems to be the most likely scenario, and if it is, the acts listed above have all agreed to perform concerts from home into MarsCon’s virtual convention video feed. Stay tuned to the websites and social media accounts of MarsCon (Minneapolis) and the MarsCon Comedy Music Track for updates.
A TRACK BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SOUND JUST AS DEMENTED
You may have noticed the “MarsCon Dementia Track” has changed its name to the “MarsCon Comedy Music Track”. This something I have been thinking about doing for a few years. The main reason I wanted to make this change is because, unlike other words that started in fandom circles that went mainstream (fanboy, pwned, cosplay, etc.), the term “dementia” as coined by Dr. Demento to mean “comedy music” (as well as sketches, stand-up, and/or other funny or odd audio that may be heard on “The Dr. Demento Show”) sadly has yet to catch on with anyone outside of Dr. Demento fandom.
Due to that, my assumption is that when someone new to MarsCon looks at the convention’s programming and sees the phrase “MarsCon Dementia Track”, they will either (1.) not have any idea what that means, or (2.) think that the track is about the medical condition known as “dementia”. I feel I owe it to all of the acts that I persuade to come out and perform at MarsCon every year to do everything I can to get them as large as audience as possible. I ran this idea past the folks following our track’s Facebook page, and there was nearly unanimous support to make the change. Lindsay Smith updated the logo for me, and I made the changes to our online accounts:
People in the fandom are still going to use the word “dementia” to mean comedy music (etc.), just as the 79-year-old Dr. Demento is still doing every week on his online show. Heck, Dr. D. just released a new album which has the earliest comedy songs ever recorded (1895~1925), titling the album “FIRST CENTURY DEMENTIA”! I am just trying to get a few more butts in the seats at our track’s concerts by putting the words “COMEDY MUSIC” in our name, so that people who never found Dr. D.’s show but love the funny songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic, The Lonely Island, Epic Rap Battles Of History, Garfunkel & Oates, Rachel Bloom, Princess Rap Battles by Whitney Avalon, Flight Of The Conchords, Ninja Sex Party, Tenacious D, and the Aquabats will see the words “MarsCon Comedy Music Track” and think “Hey! I love comedy music! I should register for MarsCon and check that out!”
THE MARSCON COMEDY MUSIC SAMPLER PLATTER CONCERT!
Every November, MarsCon holds a Masquerade Ball to promote their convention happening 4 months later. This year it was a Virtual Masquerade Ball, and the MarsCon Comedy Music Track was asked to contribute by having a one-hour “Sampler Platter” Concert, which is now up on YouTube for all to see! The show features Beth Kinderman, Marc With A C, past Music Guests Of Honor Dr. Pinkerton of the C.O.G., Lauren Mayer, Devo Spice, the great Luke Ski, and MarsCon 2021’s Music Guest Of Honor Robbie Ellis!
Follow the social media accounts of MarsCon and the MarsCon Comedy Music Track for status updates on MarsCon 2021. There will be a MarsCon 2021 Comedy Music Track Fund Raiser album with live tracks from MarsCon 2020 a.k.a. the last thing any of us did before society ended.
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