Twilight Zone promo 1 600Submitted for your approval... A song parody idea so obvious that no one even bothered to getting around to recording it and releasing it to the general public. Enter "the great Luke Ski", a man for whom the concept of 'too on-the-nose' is completely alien. Having waited 17 years to write a parody of Snoop Dogg about Snoopy, he comes to the conclusion that 33 years was long enough to wait for anybody else to finally record and release a version of the 80's classic new wave track "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring changing the lyrics so the song is finally actually about the 1959 classic TV series "The Twilight Zone". In doing so, he has turned himself into the feared 'thing that goes FuMP in the night', writing descriptions with puns that not only test the Outer Limits of your patience, but will also tarnish his Serling silver reputation. You're traveling through another dementia, that's the song posted up ahead, your next stop... well... you know.

"THE TWILIGHT ZONE"
by the great Luke Ski
Hear it and download the Free MP3 now at the Funny Music Project,
a.k.a. The FuMP: http://www.thefump.com

Music by Sci-Fried.
Additional organ and final mix by Jace McClain of Nuclear Bubble Wrap.

And if you'd like to REQUEST the song to be played on "The Dr. Demento Show", here's the link for that: http://drdemento.com/request , and be sure to include your email address, so it counts for the monthly Top Ten countdown. Thanks! :)

The MarsCon Dementia Track is proud to announce our Main Stage concert line-up for MarsCon 2015...

Music Guest of Honor
ROB PARAVONIAN!

Besides having several hits on "The Dr. Demento Show", Rob Paravonian is a standup comedian known the world over for his Pachelbel Rant and viral videos which have been viewed millions of times. Using music to get the laughs, Rob has opened for George Carlin and Lily Tomlin, has appeared on Comedy Central and VH1. Rob is an old friend to many of the participants of the MarsCon Dementia Track, and we are very happy to finally have him here as our Music Guest Of Honor.  Rob Paravonian's appearance is sponsored by Dementia Radio .org.

We're also happy to announce making their first ever appearance at MarsCon,
SPONGE AWARENESS FOUNDATION!

And making his first MarsCon appearance since 2005,
TONY GOLDMARK!

And returning favorites:
CARRIE DAHLBY, DEVO SPICE,
MIKEY MASON, WORM QUARTET,
THE GREAT LUKE SKI, TVs KYLE,
and POWER SALAD!

For more details, visit the 'Schedule' page, as well as 'Performers', and 'Other Events'.

MarsCon 2015 Dementia Track Fund Raiser 

Once again, I've compiled almost 4 hours of highlights from MarsCon 2014's Main Stage comedy music concerts and the Dementia Fan Showcase onto a 3-CD set and as a downloadable MP3 album. The funds raised by these albums will go towards paying for the hotel rooms of the non-Guest-Of-Honor MarsCon 2015 Dementia Track performers.

Buy the 3-CD set with instant MP3 download for $30 here:
http://marscondementia.com/product/marscon-2015-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set-2/

Buy the MP3 download only version for $20 here:
http://marscondementia.com/product/marscon-2015-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set/

FREE 40-MINUTE PREVIEW:
http://badrapport.com/2015/01/13/episode-114-5-marscon-2015-dementia-track-fund-raiser-preview/

Promos! Promos! Promos!

Our initial goal for this year's Fund Raiser is $800! Please help us hit that goal and spread the word about the awesomeness of MarsCon by sharing the following promotional video & audio (and the free preview mentioned above) on your social media. Podcasters, please play some or all of these audio promos on your shows! We really appreciate your support!

Video ad on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKuKm5raMNk

Audio ads for podcasters & streaming audio & radio DJs:
Long commercial (5:21): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon15adLONG
Short commercial #1 (0:52): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon15adSHORT1
Short commercial #2 (1:10): http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon15adSHORT2

Pre-Reg Prices go up after January 31st!

Currently pre-registration for a weekend badge for MarsCon 2015 is $50.00. The price will increase on February 1st, so get your badge before Midnight on January 31st, 2015, and get psyched for another awesome year of the MarsCon Dementia Track!

MARSCON 2015
Main convention website: http://marscon.com
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America - Bloomington, MN
March 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2015

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #114.5 - MarsCon 2015 Dementia Track Fund Raiser Preview

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This is not a regular episode of Bad Rapport, this is a commercial for MarsCon 2015 and this year’s Dementia Track Fund Raiser 3-CD & MP3 sets, which you can purchase at MarsCon Dementia dot com.

Songs played:
* Strictly Speaking – TV’s Kyle
, featuring Power Salad
* Shut Up, Ian! – Insane Ian
* Eskimo Pie Is Not Pie And Contains Very Little Eskimo – Worm Quartet
* Almost Parent Time – Carrie Dahlby, featuring Earl ‘Wyngarde’ Luckes
* I’d By That For A Dollar (Four Quarters Ultimix)
      - Scooter Picnic & the great Luke Ski, featuring Lindsay Carrozza
* The Bitch Song – Henry Phillips
* Best Phone – Cirque du So What?
* Toenails – Kornflake
* Pico & Sepulveda – Power Salad,
      featuring the MarsCon 2014 Dementia Track Performers

Episode length: 40:00

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #33 - It's Totally Not Purple

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This week, Kyle and Luke talk about The Book of Life, Penguins of Madagascar, Inside Out, that Flintstones WWE thingee, a true tale of commissioned art ignorance from Luke, and your letters! Oh, also Kyle brings Kamen Rider Drive into the conversation because he has to inject Kamen Rider into everything.

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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 #238: Mikey Mason, Dino-Mike, and Eclectic Lee

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.

An update on my "GOING OUT OF PRINT" SALE:
I'm very happy to report that John Kovalic of the webcomic "Dork Tower" bought all the remaining copies of the album "unCONVENTIONal"! Huzzah and thanks!

Number of copies left of the CDs that are on sale (as of 1/13/14):
$4 - What A Ripoff! Volume 3 = 5
$4 - Bad Rapport: Best of 2012 = 17
Buy stuff: http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch

Also, the Funny Music Project is having it's annual FuMP JANUARY SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!
Get one month free and a USB of all our music from 2014!
Details at: http://www.thefump.com/subscriptions.php

Fake Adult No1 promo 400I am incredibly honored and happy to report that my original hip-hop ode to the concept of arrested development, "Fake Adult" ended up at #1 on Dr. Demento's Funny 25 countdown of the most requested songs of 2014! This is my 4th time being the #1 song on the Funny 25, and my first time with an original song (not a parody). Thank you so much to Dr. Demento for allowing it to happen, and to all of you, my fans who have been requesting the song all year. It means so much to me, and I appreciate every iota of it.

I would be remiss if I didn't thank again the helpertons who helped made this song what it is, the mixmaster Garageband magician TV's Kyle, dementia star offspring Lauren Spice and SteveBox on the kiddo vocals, and TV's Lindsay, Devo Spice, Insane Ian, Carrie Dahlby, and ShoEboX for the end chorus vocals. You guys rule so much. And thanks also to my awesome wife Sara Trice, who has given me the gift of a life that allows for enough time to create such things. I appreciate it every day, and I love you every moment.

Also worth mentioning of course is that my #1 song from 2011 "Snoopy The Dogg" also made the list at #25, meaning I bookended the countdown this year! After the song played, Dr. Demento called it "One of the cleverest, best executed song parodies in quite a while." I don't know if you all can grasp how awesome it is to hear such high praise from the Doctor. Well, I know Ian can, because Dr. D called him a "comedy rock god" in the same show. :) I have to assume that "Snoopy The Dogg" will be making a comeback in late 2015 when the new "Peanuts" movie starts getting promoted a lot more.

That's 13 years in a row I've had a song on the Funny 25, with songs of mine appearing on a total of 16 Funny 25 countdowns. If you're interested in reading more detailed thoughts on the countdown and my & the FuMP's placement on it, then go read this page in my LiveJournal: http://lukeski.livejournal.com/768084.html And of course, you should all go listen to the Funny 25 episode itself, which can be heard exclusively at "The Dr. Demento Show" website: http://drdemento.com/online.html

Oh, and big congrats to my good friend and podcast co-host Carrie Dahlby who had her biggest Dr. Demento Show hit ever this year with "Almost Parent Time" featuring Earl "Wyngarde" Luckes hitting #5 on the Funny 25!

Qbert promo 400When there are groups of things in pop-culture, I often find myself gravitating towards the one in the group that I feel is very awesome yet unjustifiably getting less love and attention than the rest. My favorite Star Trek show is "Deep Space Nine". My favorite Fraggle is Boober. My favorite Disney movie of the past decade is "Meet The Robinsons"...

...And my favorite classic 80's arcade game is "Q*bert".

Which inexplicably seems to be the only game of that era that didn't get it's own obnoxious novelty song... Until now.

Music by the very Slick "TV's Kyle".

The song will be a free MP3 download until January 23rd, so HOP ON OVER to the FuMP dot com and get it now!

Power Salad Logan Award 2014 400First of all, we’re happy to report that the robot cat stat­uettes have been safely deliv­ered to our 2014 Logan Award win­ners. So con­grat­u­la­tions to them once again, they are very happy to have received them, as you can see by this pic­ture of Power Salad with their trophies.

Sec­ondly, we are happy to announce that the 5th Annual Logan Awards cel­e­brat­ing the most out­stand­ing com­edy songs & music videos of the cal­en­dar year 2014 will be held at FuMPFeST 2015, which is hap­pen­ing June 5th through 7th, 2015 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheel­ing, IL. They have just started announc­ing their per­form­ing guests, so for details on all of that and how to reg­is­ter and reserve your hotel rooms, go tohttp://www.fumpfest.com .

Fur­ther­more, we’re happy to announce our Chair for the 2015 Logan Awards, Jean Prior. Jean was a Juror for the 2011 Logan Awards, and has been the man­ager of the “Table 27″ merch table at both MarsCon and FuMPFeST for the past few years. We’re very excited to have her as our Chair for this year’s awards.

Now that 2014 has come to a close, it’s time for you, the com­edy music fans, to start think­ing about what all of your favorite com­edy songs and music videos have been over the past year. Some­time in the next com­ing months, we will open the nom­i­na­tion sug­ges­tion form page so you can start sub­mit­ting your song & video sug­ges­tions for this year’s jury. So come back here for future updates, and also keep an eye on our Face­book pageand for the Funny Music Project, a.k.a. The FuMP dot com, for more announce­ments and updates on the 2015 Logan Awards. Thanks for read­ing, have a happy new year, so long and thanks for all the lizards and fish!

For more details, visit: http://www.loganawards.com/2015/01/2015-logan-awards-location-and-chair-announced/

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My "Going Out Of Print" Sale has gone great over the holiday season, with 5 of the titles having sold out. I have three left, and I really would like to get the rest of them sold off in the next 2 weeks, so please pick some copies up of these CDs with downloads at these low, low prices, and tell your comedy audio loving friends online all about the sale!

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Number of copies left of the CDs that are on sale (as of 12/31/14):
$4 - What A Ripoff! Volume 3 = 5
$4 - Bad Rapport: Best of 2012 = 17
$1 - unCONVENTIONal = 26

Buy stuff: http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/merch

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #114 - Biohack Your Chipmunks

LCBR114It's the last day of 2014, so Luke Ski & Carrie Dahlby wrap up the year by telling us what they've been up to this holiday season, featuring Carrie's entrance into the Audubon Society, Alex's adorable Christmas morning squee captured on audio, and Luke completely forgetting Jennifer Lawrence's name.

The comedy tracks this time around are by The Muppets, Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy, the great Luke Ski, Insane Ian featuring My Parents Favorite Music, Homer & Jethro, Steve Goodie, Devo Spice featuring Power Salad, Mitch Miller, Daffy Dave, Plucky Duck, The Colbert Report, & Shock Treatment.

So be kind to your web footed friends, for a duck may be somebody's mother. Be kind to the denizens of the swamp, where the weather is very, very damp. Now you may think that this is the end. Well, it is. Episode length: 1:53:30

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #32 - Chanukah In The Sandlerverse

Toons 32This week, Kyle and Luke talk about The Toy Story That Time Forgot, Elf: Buddy's Magical Christmas, and Eight Crazy Nights! Did you know there's a Sandlerverse?

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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 #235: Steve Goodie and Jessica Delfino
Episode #236: TV's Kyle, Joel Kopischke, and Insane Ian
Episode #237: Luke Ski, TV's Kyle & Devo Spice

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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.

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #113 - Squirrel Family Options

LCBR113It’s our annual Christmas episode, which means it’s extra-stuffed full of funny holiday-related tracks from the likes of Paul & Storm, Phineas & Ferb,The Nick Atoms, Hot Waffles, Stephen Colbert, Elephant Larry,Epic Rap Battles Of History, the great Luke Ski, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Patton Oswalt, Garfunkel & Oates, Smooth-E,Richard Cheese, St. Nick, & Devo Spice, and of course Alex the blonde-haired toddler.

For the first time in several months, Luke & Carrie were actually able to get together at a restaurant so they could record a podcast face to face, far away from other distractions and far close to bacon and nachos. In this episode: Carrie tells us of a creepy random encounter with a middle-aged man at a train festival, Luke instigates podcast inception by playing for Carrie a recording of TV’s Kyle talking on the FuMPcast as a means to break some awesomely good news to her, and Luke & Carrie both discuss comedy songs of theirs from the past that didn’t get as much fan love or specific attention as they thought they should have (not that we’re complaining, we’re just pondering why for the purposes of creating quasi-interesting podcast content for you all).

We also tell some ignorance stories and find out what happens when the pendulum of ignorance swings to the entirely opposite extreme, and read your comments from the past 2 episodes. So grab your hot cocoa, or your gelt, or your reindeer jerky or whatever, and enjoy the one episode of the year that’s unapologetically chock full of holiday onslaught. Episode Length: 2:49:50

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #31 - No Toons, Just Tunes... For Christmas!

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In lieu of a proper Toons episode due to Kyle-busy-ness, Luke Ski whipped up an episode full of podsafe funny holiday tunes by TV's Kyle, Luke Ski, and some of their cohorts from the Funny Music Project (TheFuMP.com), at least some content of which is cartoon-related. So enjoy everyone, and we'll be back in 2 weeks!

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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 #233: The Boobles, Devo Spice, and Chris Mezzolesta
Episode #234: Bonecage

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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.