Archive for July, 2010

The Bull Pit #63 – You Gotta Go!

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

rachaelslurrMusic by Mostros, Capsula, The Right Ons, PCP and Bull Lee.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Pit skull artwork by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Music provided, in part, by MusicAlley from MEVIO.

Do You Want to Dance?

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

One of the first solo acoustic songs I ever recorded was called “Do You Want to Dance”, originally released as a single by Bobby Freeman from 1958 (backed with “Big Fat Woman”). I listened to both songs often as a small child as my mom had the 45 (you can get a copy of the classic 45 here if you’re interested).

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There is a Myspace page for Bobby Freeman’s recent album, also called Do You Want to Dance (Rhino) which includes both songs.

I originally included my version of “Do You Want to Dance” on my very first solo acoustic CD as a bonus track for my friends. The song was also covered by Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, Bette Midler, John Lennon, Cliff Richard, The Ramones and The Mamas & The Papas.

I just posted the song on my Secret Covers page. If you want access to it, and over 25 other free downloads, go to my website and sign up for the email list.

“Red Cheer” (video)

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Some crazy French guy created this video to my song “Red Cheer”. I wrote the song in the Fall of 2008 in response to not liking the AC/DC single “Rock n’ Roll Train” when it was first posted to their Myspace page (I’ve since decided it’s a great song). I figured I’d try my hand at an AC/DC song since they clearly forgot how to do it.

All the best AC/DC songs are about sexy women, so the first thing I needed was a subject. It took me about 30 seconds to decide who that woman should be, since John McCain had just selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate and she was all over the media.

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John Dissed – \”Red Cheer\”

About a year later I read an excerpt from Palin’s interview in Runner’s World Magazine where she said she loves to listen to old AC/DC on her iPod when she runs. It’s funny to me how appropriate it all turned out to be.

Oh, and I actually sampled the bell from “Hell’s Bell’s” as the church bell in the song.

(Thanks to Oussama Brahimi for creating the video)

The Bull Pit #62 – BC and Laura Leigh, pt. 2 (interview)

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Laura2Writer-director BC Furtney and actress Laura Leigh (New Terminal Hotel, Mister Eryams. Disposer and Perfect) return to discuss the release of The Short Films of BC Furtney, available now on Amazon.com.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Pit skull artwork by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Episode photo of Laura by Kate McGray.

The Bull Pit #61 – BC and Laura Leigh, pt. 1 (interview)

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

LauraWriter-director BC Furtney and actress Laura Leigh (New Terminal Hotel, Mister Eryams. Disposer and Perfect) join me to discuss the release of The Short Films of BC Furtney, available now on Amazon.com. During the interview BC reveals a secret about me some of you may not know.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Pit skull artwork by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Episode photo of Laura by Kate McGray.

The Short Films of BC Furtney

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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Before their collaboration on Furtney’s 2010 New Terminal Hotel, back in 2004 the core team of writer-director BC Furtney, director of photography Nickolas Rossi, composer Trevin Pinto and actress Laura Leigh worked together for the first time to create the prize-winning, sexy-bloody murder mystery Mister Eryams. On Eryams’ heels came Disposer and Perfect, both starring Leigh in leading roles. Two later shorts fill out a new DVD collection now available on Amazon.com (Culinary Art and Voices).

Order your copy of The Short Films of BC Furtney here for only $9.99.

The Bull Pit #60 – Independence Day

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

flagOn this show I feature all American bands to celebrate the 4th of July. Music by Lit on the Flash, The Rendering, Devil Doll, The Gentlemen, Eric Wilson and Maninblack.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Pit skull artwork by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Music provided, in part, by MusicAlley from MEVIO.