An Interview with The Great Luke Ski
The Great Luke Ski is a multi-talented man. He is energetic, entertaining, genuine and hilarious. He does stand up, music, cartoons, collects everything, is a member of The FuMP and gave us his time for an interview.
Luke Ski is Dr. Demento’s most requested artist of the 21st century. Replacing the earlier top-requested, Weird Al. He has also won Logan Awards for Snoopy the Dogg and When You Wish Upon a Death Star. He does a podcast, Bad Rapport with fellow FuMP member, Carrie Dahlby. He is a regular convention performer and this year would be his 20th performing the Gen Con in Indianapolis.
You can read more about Luke at his About Page. You can also listen in as Luke and Lumpy discuss:
- His background
- You Might be a Trekie
- How he does his music and collaborates
- How he has shifted on parodies
- His inspirations, both comedy and hip hop
- His thoughts on the new media order
- How he feels about CDs
- Paywutchyalike parody with Devo Spice
- 500+ Comedy Albums, his search for a K-Tel vinyl
- His favorite albums
- Doctor Demento Show still on air
- Cirque du So What
- The Logan Awards
- Art By Luke Ski
- His advice for those who wish to do what he does,
- The Sideshow Page at thefump.com for those just starting
- A Submit Button is also on thefump.com
- His latest album, Fourth Grade Talent Show
You can find out more about The Great Luke Ski at:
The Great Luke is a regular to many cons, according to his website:
San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration, Dragon*Con, WorldCon, NASFIC, Creation’s 40th Anniversary Star Trek Convention, GenCon Indy, Origins, Nerdapalooza and many more. He also is the chair of the comedy music track at MarsCon in the Twin Cities (marscondementia.com).
If at all possible, I suggest you catch up with Luke Ski when he is on the road. He also often works with others such as members of the FuMP. This year at Gen Con he did a Friday Night Live show which included many other comedy musicians and had Whitney Avalon perform a few at another show he did at Gen Con this year. Of note, Whitney Avalon and Jonathan Hurley won a Logan award, Outstanding Comedy Music Video, for That Doesn’t Make Sense.
Hung Over and Moving in a Great New Video
Shortly after Gangnam Style hit 2 billion views, many thought, perhaps hoped that Psy had faded into music history. Well he is back. This time he is kicking it with Snoop Dogg and they are raping about what happens the morning after you paint the town a little too hard. The video is destined to be a classic.
The LumpCast, Another Show of Eclectic Podsafe Music
Welcome to this week’s episode of The LumpCast. We opened with, as I almost always do, Housy Grooves by Dr. H.P. Winkler. The original net label is no more. However, you can find this awesome house tune at archive.org
This week’s episode features the music of Seer, Tvs Kyle, The Hush Now, Steve Goodie and many more. Join Lumpy as he spins swing, rock, hip hop and just about every other genre known to man.
You can get the full show notes and listen to the entire show at The LumpCast.
Sean Forbes is a musician on a mission. An accomplished and passionate drummer, rhythm pours out of him, when he breathes, walks, types at his keyboard or hits his drums. Music is in his blood, his cells; it’s just the way he is.
He’s also deaf – and out to build a badly needed bridge between the music industry and deaf people everywhere.Sean grew up in Detroit where his parents, both musicians, filled their home with the sounds of the Motor City: Mitch Ryder, Bob Seger, the Funk Brothers and more. Despite losing his hearing as a baby, Sean soaked up the beats and the vibrations, experiencing great music in his own way.
Welcome to the First Episode of The Whatever and Whenever PodCast
Welcome to episode 001 of the Whatever and Whenever PodCast, actually, when we recorded this episode, we had not even thought of a name for it. Meshelly and Lumpy just knew that we wanted to add another show to the line up at Indie Nation. We wanted to do news and music… and we wanted to simply use it to hijack the stream when nothing else was scheduled. We also knew we wanted something that would be fun and safe for work. Our thought was something like a drive time show, mostly music, some fun banter and some recent news.
So on the mics we go, fired up idjc (Internet DJ Console) and off into cyberspace we blasted. And remember, you will never know when a new show may stream live and, in the end, time-shifted or live, it is hopefully great content.
For this week’s episode of the LumpCast, I thought I would kick back to some of the musicians we have had the pleasure to get to know in the recent past, some locally from Cleveland and others from elsewhere.
I am playing short sets and spotlights for this show. Many of them are recordings I actually did with a Zoom H2 Portable Recording unit when these musicians played live at local clubs in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Listen in as Cleta, Omnidragon, Boz and Lumpy spin and eclectic mix of indie music.
Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion Episode 009-2012.02.13
Hello, IndieNation listeners! Tonight, we have news about Googleplex expansion, Google TV’s YouTube app update, How to Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, and we discussed about how Microsoft’s store site in India was, defaced.
We started tonight’s news with an article from Cnet.com
Googleplex Expansion to Include ‘experience Center’ Test Labs
Google is planning on adding an Experience Center to their Mountain View headquarters. It is, expected to, be a 120,000 square foot Google Experience Center that will act as a private museum and meeting area. It will also be an area to test secret projects such as the new at home entertainment device.
Then, we moved to,
Google TV’s YouTube app update to surface more videos
Google TV now has an update to their YouTube app which contains a new Channel page. This page will help users to browse and find content throughout YouTube based on topics. According to Google, this is just a hint at some bigger things that are coming soon.
From an article at Cnet.com
We then went on to some music by Automatic Static.
Then we played a song by Aluminum Forest
- Aqua Man
Then, we moved to more news with an article from Arstechnica
Microsoft’s Store Site in India Defaced; Hackers Find Plain Text Passwords
Chinese hackers recently defaced the homepage for Microsoft’s India store on February 12th The site is still currently off, line and according to the hackers they were able to gain user names and passwords from the site. They are calling themselves “Evil Shadow Team” and stated on their blog that the site had poor security and also commented that the passwords were, stored in plain text in the database.
Then we moved on to some more great music by Tom Smith
- Cruisin For Chicks On Google Maps
Our next news story of the night comes from a, article at Torrentfreak.com
Download a Copy of the Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay has released copies of its site for download recently, and due to new technology, the file is only 90 megabytes. If you would like to download this file, feel free to head over to thepiratebay.se. The Pirate Bay has recently announced that they will stop hosting torrents. Instead, they will be using “Magnet Links” which will require minimal bandwidth to run a proxy site.
Our next song was by Acid42 feat. Yu:Mi
- Sitsiritsit Alibangbang
We played some music by Dan-O
We read another article from Torrentfreak.com
Why Pirate Bay Changed Their Name from .org to .se
The Pirate Bay Moves to .SE Domain To Prevent Domain Seizure After the court case against the founders of The Pirate Bay concluded, the operators quickly moved the site to change from .ORG to the .SE just to prevent the US authorities seizing the domain. This was a serious risk just because the court case has completed. They did find the owners of the Pirate Bay to, be guilty of certain things. Earlier today, Sweden’s Supreme Court announced its decision not to grant leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay criminal trial. This means that the prison sentences and fines against the defendants are now final.
The Pirate Bay website itself, however, wasn’t part of the trial and will remain operational as normal. That is, unless the U.S. government chooses to intervene.
Another article about Pirate Bay at
The Pirate Bay avoids walking the plank, for now
Can The Pirate Bay exist without torrents? The future of the Swedish torrent tracker arrives on the last day of February, which is when the site administrators have announced that they will be phasing out torrents in favor of magnet links. Although it sounds like The Pirate Bay will be closing, the move is, designed to ensure that the site continues on.
We ended with this song Butterfly Effect by Lamb-Sounda Alien Spy Remix Sounda.
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Welcome to this week’s LumpCast. Remember, you can always join Lumpy live for the stream of the show on Fridays at 10 PM to Midnight almost every Friday night. This week, Boz stayed on the show with me and we are joined by guest Jamie Gray…. Read the show notes! At some point and time, I will tell you how to get some FREE stuff!
Yes, some things may best be left dead, but The Ol’ LumpCast is not one of them. Be sure and tune in weekly on Fridays at 10 PM for the podcast that started it all for Lumpy.
I know it has been a long while and the LumpCast has been more or less defunct. Now that Meshelly and I have our groove down on Indie Soup and others at Indie Nation are learning to do more, it is time to bring it back from the dead. Join me as I spin all kinds of music but lean more to house and dance.
- 2011.11.05 – Indie Soup – Whole Lotta Talk (indienation.fm)