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Star Wars On Spinach

spinach stilllast thursday was may 4th & beep goes the weasel played the star wars theme on carrots and celery sticks. we didn’t record it, so i remedied that situation a few days later when i got a bag of spinach leaves from my neighbor, evelyn. i found out that they can also be used to play the 1977 movie theme song. the next big thing will be a week from friday, may 19th. that’s when we are going to play 50 hard boiled eggs for the cool hand luke tribute!

We Made The Carnival Go Beep!

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bonus theremin video!

New Business (no wait…) BEEPness Cards!

frontnbacki’m headed to overland park elementary in six hours to do beep goes the weasel at the school’s annual carnival event. it just made sense to make business cards for the occasion. i used to steal other people’s cards from community bulletin boards, and pass them off as mine– but no one took me seriously. this business card thing is a work in progress… one day i hope to make cards that go beep.

Sara’s Indoor Outdoor Birthday

saraswkndlast weekend we drove to joplin and spent saturday and sunday celebrating sara’s birthday! sara is 15, and she still likes to spend time w/her family (thank god!). we blew out candles and sang songs on saturday, then we walked around the mall, played in the park, and sang more songs on sunday!

Everybody’s Heard About The Bird

TRASHMENthere’s a company that is supposed to pick up my trash on a weekly basis… and… well… they suck. i would GLADLY pay these aptly named 1963 rockers to do it instead. after all, everybody’s heard about the bird. yesterday my nieces were singing this song at the top of their lungs after they saw someone flip the bird in traffic.

It Was Really Hamlet, Eh

bobanddougandcamerai recently listened to a 4 hour podcast that was all about strange brew. i loved this movie when it came out in the early 80′s. bob and doug mckenzie were the main characters created by rick moranis (left) and dave thomas (right). i had NO IDEA this movie was based on hamlet! it makes sense now. dave thomas talks about it here.

New Phone = Old App

retrocasslast week jenny & i figured out a cost effective way to get new smartphones. this is the part where you might look at the image above and ask “did they find a service provider that is still storing voicemails on cassettes? wouldn’t that cost even MORE?” sorry for the confusion. we just switched to another provider. it should come as no surprise that one of the first apps i downloaded was a retro cassette mp3 player. this is how it looks when it is playing.

Once More With Feeling

Mighty_Mouse_is_on_the_wayso after 10 days of looking at a blog post of me and joshua fairman, what do i do? put up another blog post about me and joshua fairman. it feels like something andy kaufman would have done. anyway, here’s a video that josh and i made right after christmas about my choice of footwear.

Why

thecuriousbureaujoshua fairman and i got together late this afternoon to record our version of WHY from jeremy messersmith’s ukulele songbook that i downloaded tuesday. right now there are 16 other cover artists that have contributed videos– but at this point, josh and i are the only ones to cover the song, WHY. the actual audio release is expected next week, and according to jeremy messersmith’s website: “It’s jam-packed with ridiculous songs about kittens, world peace, flying cars and the transformative power of love. Why? Because we all need a ray of sunshine every now and again. Because it’s important to not lose sight of how good things could be. Because the first step to a better world is to imagine a better world.” now you see why i wanted to be a part of this.

A Great Idea & A Lot of Ukuleles

JMthree days ago jeremy messersmith emailed me and a bunch of other fans a free download of his latest music– in the form of a songbook for ukuleles! it’s called 11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro-Folk Record For The 21st Century And Beyond. his aim is for people to play selections from this new songbook before the actual audio release comes out. loads of ukulele players are uploading their versions of songs like everybody gets a kitten and we can make our dreams come true on youtube, facebook, and twitter. i learned one of the songs earlier today, and plan on posting it tomorrow. it will feature my guitar student joshua fairman on the ukulele.