Back in 2013, Doug Walker, a.k.a. The Nostalgia Critic, a.k.a. "That Guy With The Glasses" of Channel Awesome internet fame, came to me asking if he could hire me to come up with a short song for his forthcoming online video review of "Jurassic Park", the classic 1993 blockbuster which at the time had been re-released in theaters in 3-D.  What he needed was an awesome obscenity-laden power hook to serve as the theme song for the film's best character, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. I Garagebanded up a quick piece of basic music and screamed words that my Mom doesn't like into a microphone, and voila, I had something that worked for Doug's review. Doug also had an idea to expand upon the hook, and do a 'song' in which the T-Rex in the modern world talks about its day to day life, the problems it encounters, and how it deals with said problems (spoiler alert: violently). He recorded some spoken work pieces as the T-Rex, edited it together, and put the track up on his Bandcamp page.

As much as I enjoyed his review and his song, I always thought the song could have been something more, especially in the 'Luke Ski actually writes and raps lyrics heard in the song' department. So for my 2014 album "4th Grade Talent Show", Doug was gracious enough to allow me to expand the song into something more complex lyrically and musically, re-recording all his spoken parts which I mixed into my new music and vocals. With added musical frog-DNA from TV's Kyle, the song finally became the ground-shaking, plastic-water-cup-virating epic that the greatest predator to ever walk the earth deserves.

So since "Jurassic World" hits the movie theaters this week, I figured it made sense to finally post this song to the Funny Music Project (a.k.a. The FuMP .com) to get you all psyched for the awesomest Chris Pratt movie to come out since the last 2 awesome Chris Pratt movies. It'll be a free download at the FuMP dot com through July 2nd.
Song: http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1943

If you're a newbie here, you can hear more nerdy comedy music by the great Luke Ski at my artist page here at the FuMP, and my Bandcamp page.

Finally, be sure to check out the Nostalgia Critic's video review of "Jurassic World", featuring an epic climax set to excerpts of "The T-Rex Song (Director's Cut)"!
Video: http://channelawesome.com/nostalgia-critic-jurassic-world


It's been over a year in the making, but at my main stage concert at FuMPFeST 2015, I finally world premiered the new fan video made by "Dr. Don" Coleman for my "Family Guy" tribute song "Gettin' Giggity Wit It"! Don painstakingly scoured through dozens of Family Guy episodes to put this together over the past year and a half, and I am thrilled that we are finally sharing it with the world!

What makes this fanvid extra special is that I created 9 seconds of cartoon animation for the "Let's Get The Tardis" part of the song! This was my biggest animation effort to date, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out! You can see it at the 1:29 mark of the video. I've also made a couple of looping animated GIFs of those 9 seconds, in FULL SIZE and at 600 PIXELS WIDE.

So please watch Don's video and tell him what a great job he did, and share it (and the GIFs) with the world! 😀

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TznQcporoEU

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  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #119 - It’s Gwar Meets Cars And Trucks And Things That Go

LCBR119 copyIt’s been a month, so here’s a 4-hour long episode. I ain’t even gonna pretend like I care that it’s that long. Besides, it’ll be something people can listen to traveling on their way to FuMPFeST 2015which starts in less than a week. So let me see if I can remember all of what’s in this episode…

Our first segment is a “Rapport Of Destiny” segment where Carrie is joined by the one and only Moonbeam of the podcast “Blasted Bill & Moonbeam’s Pod Of Destiny”. Capping that segment is a recording from one of Carrie’s YouTube videos in which Alex has a highly inquisitive conversation with his father Josh.

Next Carrie and I chat and she tells me all about what she’s been doing this month, including seeing “Mad Max: Fury Road”, her summation of which is the title of this episode. Then we read a whole bunch of your comments from the past few episodes which WordPress had been hiding from me for months.

Next, Carrie is joined by Ken Sherlock of “Let’s call Ken” fame, as they talk about seeing the movie “UHF” live at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, which was followed by a Q&A with“Weird Al” Yankovic and director Jay Levey.

Then Luke is joined by Insane Ian via Skype to tell us what he’s been up to the past month, including the exciting long-awaited release of “Mighty Magiswords” content to the world via Cartoon Network’s website and the “Cartoon Network Anything” App (Get the details at Luke’s website). Then we wrap up by Luke finishing off his list of unused song ideas, with Ian throwing in a couple of his own.

This week’s comedy & music tracks are by Ron Low, Monty Python, Family Guy, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kyle Kallgren & Tony Goldmark, Epic Rap Battles Of History, mc chris, Mikey Mason, The Boobles, Heathcliff & The Catillac Cats, TV’s Kyle & the great Luke Ski, Duck Dodgers, T-Spoon, “Chicago”, Raymond & Scum, and Garden Fresh.

Until next time, Bad Rapport just won’t be outdone. You should realize, we can win it with YOU! #obscure80scartoonthemesonglyrics Episode length: 4:00:55 Special thanks to Brett Glass for the pun used in the episode art, and to TV’s Kyle for the MagiSword drawing of me. I did the drawing of Carrie.

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #43 - Cat Grumps
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This week: We finally have a theme song! We talk about the things we reference in the theme song, particularly the verse about Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats. Also, Spiral not shutting up is the new status quo.

Episode #44 - Statue Of Skills
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This week, Kyle and Luke interview Lindsay Carrozza, the character designer for Mighty Magiswords!

Episode #45 - Well, I Won't Sue You
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This week, Kyle and Luke talk about Mighty Magiswords live on stage at FuMPfest 2015, then along with Lindsay Smith Carrozza and voice actress Tia Ballard, they react to Pixar’s Inside Out! Wow, we finally got one in while the movie was still in its opening weekend! Note: There’s one brief uncensored curse from Luke somewhere in the Inside Out section. I don’t have time to find it.

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  • THE SCOPE

Episode 207: Joe Nobody and the Beast Machine
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In this very special episode of The Scope, Jared, Adam, and Shane catch up with Friend of the Show, Luke Ski. Luke’s been up to some interesting shenanigans lately, and who’s better than your Scope hosts to get all the details? Answer: NO ONE. If you listen carefully to the interview, you’ll learn about Luke’s Toys “R” Us days, his cross country trip to California, and his new job at The Cartoon Network (featuring TV's Kyle Carrozza, creator of Cartoon Network's "Mighty MagiSwords"). It’s a great story that demands your full attention. So get to it, won’t you? The Scope Episode 207 is on an all soda diet and totally into binge watching old TV shows.

Link: http://www.thescopeshow.com/episodes/episode-207-joe-nobody-and-the-beast-machine/

  • 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 #257: Bonecage, TV's Kyle & the great Luke Ski
Episode #258: Smashy Claw and Undercover Funtime
Episode #259: Jace McLain of Nuclear Bubble Wrap and Robert Lund
Episode #260: Insane Ian, the great Luke Ski, Doug Walker "The Nostalgia Critic", & Tony Goldmark
Episode #261: Carla Ulbrich and Insane Ian

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

  • "Dementia Smackdown Wrestling: FuMPFeST 2015 Battle Royal"!
    Commissioner J. P. Tuesday
    and Duke "Flyboy" DuJour commentate the action live on stage as the demented digital destruction played out at FuMPFeST 2015! Find out which of your favorite comedy music acts ended up taking home the Championship belt! 
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK5Eb6H3AuA
  • Cirque du So What's 'Tile Guy' remixed into "Molly" by Cedric Gervais!
    "Blasted Bill" Putt took "Molly" by Cedric Gervais and made a mash-up of it using clips from the 'Tile Guy' sketches by Cirque du So What?! It defies description, except what I just said and Bill's description on the song's page at the FuMP Sideshow:
    Song: http://www.thefump.com/side.php?id=1354
  • The Winners of the 2015 Logan Awards for Excellence In Comedy Music!
    Congratulations to Devo Spice & Power Salad! There were so many great songs & videos in 2015. Click below to find out who walked away with their very own robot cat statuettes:
    Link: http://www.loganawards.com/2015/06/2015-logan-awards-winners/
  • Finally, here's a picture of me at Cartoon Network recording voices for a future episode of "Mighty MagiSwords":

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I'm not sure I'm able to smile any larger that that. :)

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"KYLE AND LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS THEME"
by TV's Kyle & the great Luke Ski!
Download it now at the FuMP!
http://www.thefump.com

Today is TV's Kyle's birthday, but the gift is for all of you! It's the long procrastinated theme song to our animation podcast "Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons"! Hey, if you had a life-changing development deal at Cartoon Network, your podcast's theme song would be 19 months overdue too. Download the track for free right now at the Funny Music Project, and smile, darn ya, smile!

If you're interested in hearing the podcast itself, that can be found at http://www.kyleandluke.com .

Fake Adult Logan nomination 400The #1 song on Dr. Demento's Funny 25 of 2014, "Fake Adult", my hip-hop tribute to my own sense of inadequacy as a functioning post-pubescent person, has been nominated for Outstanding Original Comedy Song of 2014 for the 5th Annual Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music. I can't tell you how proud I am to have been nominated in the Original Song category for the first time. Thank you so much to all the fans who suggested my songs, and to the jurors to picked it to be one of the five nominees. I'm up against some stiff competition from some of my very talented friends. To find out who was nominated in all the categories and listen to / watch the songs / videos, check out the links at the Logan Awards website :  http://www.loganawards.com/2015/05/2015-finalists/ 

And a special shout-out of congratulations to Carrie Dahlby for getting her first ever Logan Award Nomination with her Parody with Wyngarde, "Almost Parent Time"! 😀

The 2015 Logan Awards concert and ceremony will be held at FuMPFeST 2015 on June 6th at 1pm, immediately following my concert at Noon. Hope to see you all there. :)

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At last, "Mighty Magiswords", the awesome and hilarious new cartoon show created by Kyle A. Carrozza (a.k.a. TV's Kyle) is here! Episode One is on Cartoon Network's YouTube page ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d15FzV0Gnm4 ), and both Episodes One and Two are on it's page at the Cartoon Network website ( http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/magiswords ), with more episodes coming soon. They're each 3 minutes long, so it won't take long for you to check 'em out and laugh!

Prohyas and Vambre on Hoverswords with logo 400Also, there are 15 micro-shorts that allow you to "Choose your Magisword" to determine the ending of the cartoon which can be seen on the Cartoon Network Anything App for phones and tablets:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1t4XJVy
Amazon: http://amzn.to/Zg817g
Google: http://bit.ly/1v71GJz

All of these were created last year, long before I was involved with the show. I am working on the new "Mighty Magiswords" content that's being created now, which the public will be able to see later on down the line. So start watching the show now, so you'll be familiar with Prohyas & Vambre and their entire universe by the time the stuff I'm working on is released. Also, it's an incredibly fun show that I'm such a huge fanboy of. So please watch, and please tell all your friends online about it! 😀

 

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #118 - Subject Everyone To The Slurping

LCBR118In this episode, Carrie tells us what Alex did to get his ball pit taken away for a month, and about the mysterious appearance of some potentially prophetic balloons in her backyard. Luke tells us about fulfilling another life-long dream at the Magic Kingdom and helping the “Some Jerk With A Camera” crew film some segments for their respective web review shows at Disneyland.

Then we have a new segment where Luke catches up with old friends who live in the L.A. area. This time around it’s his old Kansas City ComedySportz compadre Mike Guthrie, who has been performing in some comedy and burlesque shows. Luke tells Mike of a Hollywood cliche milestone that happened to him earlier that day while doing his laundry.

Finally, we have the first half of a discussion of ‘comedy song ideas we never got around to doing, and likely never will’. Luke kicks this off, since he happened to have made a printed list of old unused song ideas handy from when he made his last album a year ago. He’ll continue his list, along with Carrie telling us some of her unused song ideas, in our next episode.

This episode’s comedy & music tracks are by Gogol Bordello, Ookla The Mok, Worm Quartet, Richard Cheese, Danger Doom, Tony Goldmark, The Nick Atoms, Family Guy,Pudding Capacity, The Arrogant Worms, Kansas City ComedySportz, Carrie Dahlbyfeaturing Erin Sherlock, TV’s Kyle, Insane Ian, and The Crest featuring Eyebeams.

This episode also has what may be the most entertaining edition of “What’s Luke Plugging Now?” ever, featuring 2 special guests, only one of whom is human. Episode Length: 2:49:03

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #40 - Actually Making Cartoons vs Talkin' Toons
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This week, Kyle and Luke talk about Luke’s first week at Cartoon Network, and we attend the recording of Rob Paulsen’s Talkin’ Toons podcast!

Episode #41 - Pomme de Terre
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This week, Kyle and Luke talk more about what it’s like to work on Mighty Magiswords as Luke rounds out his first month there, plus ranking Animaniacs segments, and a few other odds and ends.

Episode #42 - Choose Your Context!
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This week: Mighty Magiswords has gone live! It’s available on the CN Anything app and on the Cartoon Network website! The guys talk about their past 2 weeks’ experiences on the job!

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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 #251: Insane Ian
Episode #252: Dino-Mike
Episode #253: Insane Ian and Jeff Smith of Raymond and Scum
Episode #254: Clearly Guilty
Episode #255: Stacey K Black
Episode #256: Insane Ian and Harve Mann

Webpage: http://www.thefump.com/podcast.php
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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 SKI IS ON INSTAGRAM!
http://instagram.com/thegreatlukeski

LUKE AND KYLE'S DEF COMIC JAM #29
Secrets of Cartoon Network revealed!
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WHAT'S LUKE PLUGGING NOW?:
THROWING TOASTERS 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT!
Luke will be attending, and if you're near Burbank, CA on May 30th, so should you!
http://www.throwingtoasters.com/2015/04/23/20th-anniversary-show/