Saturday, October 08, 2005

our man in the field
David Boyle - "Eminem's Ambience"

Back about two months ago, the Hut recieved this communique from our resident musical parodist and all-around lovable oddball David Boyle that read as follows:

Dear Tofu:
How are you? I am worried at not having seen you post for weeks. And just when I finally have been able to drag myself back into the studio (!!! --yesterday, and may finish it up on Tuesday) to do my new song, "Eminem's Ambience", which deals with his drug problem, tour cancellation, aunt and uncle suing him, Mariah Carey booing him, truck driver and wife suing him for tour bus sideswipe, etc. ...It may even use "White Lines" the way "George W. Pussy" used "Super Freak"!!!
But seriously, I am concerned. I apologize again for not having produced much the past couple months. But I may have a "new source of funding" to let me even cut recordings in the first place, not to mention the ""inspirational"" tale of Eminem's downfall. (You remember how I've dissed little homie in the pages of Hut, right?)
Bring back the Hut!!! !! ! !! !!! !!!!!!!
Let me know if there's anything I can do, and hope you and yours are well,
Cordially as ever,
D(avid). Bo(yle)

That was followed by this:

"Nice to see the Hut afloat again online and to see that Katrina and the waves
have not sunk it (heh). Also glad to hear that Allen Toussaint is alright. I guess all the saints are preserving him, as per his name. Thank goodness for Fats Domino, too. Anyway, for the first time in 8 months or so, I have finished recording a
song, maybe my longest ever. It's called "Eminem's Ambience",riffing mostly off "White Lines" but also "The Message" to deliver a highly critical yet also concerned message to Eminem re his drug addiction and also his problem of abusing people close to him and being a poor role model. I hope to see it up on the Hut, if you are so gracious as to put it up. (For extra topicality, there's a plea inside for Eminem to donate something to the people of New Orleans.)
I've been concerned about you, as I haven't heard from you lately.
Have a nice Labor Day weekend, and hope to hear,
Cordially as ever,
D. Bo

Some lyrics of choice:

"Eminem you're a minimum not maximum, a drug-addicted mannequin
That Ambien did Eminem just like Vader did to Anakin
It's almost like some form of hideous divine punishment
Isaac sacrificed to Abraham like eminem to Ambien""


Those of you who share my obsession with Bone's black sheep Bizzy may want to give a listen to the man's new single from his recent release Speaking in Tongues (auto-load audio on page). He hasn't missed too many steps.
It was really just a matter of time before a publicity firm started audioblogging. I can't hate the game so player, play on.
"We wanted something that was real war - Smurfs losing arms, or a Smurf losing a head -but they said no."
Econoculture is a new music/culture e-zine; current features include brief face time back and forth with Broken Social Scene's lead man Andrew Whiteman, Yoko Ono and Boots Riley (cannot WAIT for the new Coup album).
Assacre is a one man noise/fantasy/rocker out of Austin, Texas with adrenaline and licks to spare.
There's at least a dozen songs up on the site and a link to get the new album if you're taken with them.
The Oxygen Ponies are Paul. Paul has been known to tend bar where I wait tables. One night we almost got in a fight. Since then, we've had drinks together a few times. He's good people. Go check out his sad, folksy, demo track and then make him rich.
Don't believe the hype.
Lee Hartsfeld's Fields on Fire and Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anywhere Else audioblogs are roaring treats; the latter is on a wonderful Halloween music kick, the former focuses exclusively on white-performed gospel music and draws from acts as diverse as Little Marcy, Smith's Sacred Singer and Metropolitan Opera star Jerome Hines.
These are don't miss sites and should be on your regular crawl.
As one of the first people to really stand by the idea that full-length tracks could HELP sell the album, when buttressed by "buy it here" links, I'm somewhat amused that a cottage industry has sprung up from the notion.
I'm going to hope that these guys aren't evil and sign up; if you're curious, you can too.
Recommended for spiffy in the "TALK TO ME" section and I like it: Ugly Quilts for the Homeless.
The Rubber Soul alt-rocker tribute album This Bird Has Flown is chockfulla some artists I enjoy including Ben Harper, Sufjan Stevens and Nellie McKay; might be worth a look and a listen (some audio on that link, if yer curious).
EC Brown's Audioblog listing has gone through a pretty serious revamp and clean-up and bears another look; he is, after all, the don of this blog shit.
Makes me kinda want to do some housecleaning myself...
I know three things: this is gonna suck and it's gonna sell like hotcakes and there will be much hue and cry about this being the death of western civilization.
Maybe this will help usher in a new generation of adult videogames (and by adult, I don't mean gratuitous nudity, drug use, violence and lots of saying 'fuck'; I mean stories an adult can appreciate) but, boy, do I doubt it.

Meanwhile, I'm hooked on Paper Mario and We Love Katamari and that's as adult as I care to get.

Those of you that DO like truly adult videogaming should hasten over to I Love Games, a wonderful new ILX board where we talk about all things gamey.
'Tain't your mommas videogame board.
And nobody uses 13375p34/<. - I pretty much had decided to go as a Music Pirate for Halloween this year (a bag with pieces of 8-track, a CDoubloon belt, an I-Patch, an ARRRRRRRIAA flag, etc.), but this is gonna be hard to pass up.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs slash fic?
Oh yeah. We got that.
Sing a song of Shooby.
Oh sure, casting Nick Cage in the lead is puzzling, but the very idea that Neil LafuckingBute is writing and directing the remake of the Wicker Man just addlepates my poor widdle mind.

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