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BOB LOVES YOU, BUT YOU’RE ALL TERRIBLE! THE BOB’S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM (VOL. 1?)

July 17, 2020

In the tradition of MacFarlane and Groening, Loren Bouchard makes music the focal point of Bob’s Burgers. So why not put out an album?

A while back, when the Cartoon Network used to show the original Adult Swim, there was a cartoon called Home Movies. Home Movies started the careers of not only Brendon Small of Metalacalypse fame (fleeting as it was, he also has an Epiphone guitar, the Snowbird model I think) as well as Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, but the biggest name to emerge from the Home Movies role of Coach McGurk, the Arby’s chef, Carl the mini mart clerk on Family Guy, Archer of the same name, and countless voice overs for Seth MacFarlane, is none other than H. Jon Benjamin.

Benjamin plays burger joint owner Bob Belcher. His wife Linda is played by John Roberts who also does a convincing Michael McDonald, and the Belchers have three children. Tina, played to the deadpan max by Dan Mintz, son Gene played by the multi-talented comedy veteran Eugene Mirman, but the stolen star of the show HAS to be Louise played by the pre-adolescent voice of adult actress Kristin Schaal.

The voice cast overall is extremely talented as this ‘jersey-shore’ family seems to find the most remarkable circumstances not only to get themselves into, but to (of all things) sing about!

All the times I heard Coach McGurk, I never thought he could sing!

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DAVID FITZPATRICK GREETS US WITH A WHIRLWIND THAT IS PARACHUTES IN HURRICANES

August 10, 2018

David Fitzpatrick puts his name on the line for Parachutes And Hurricanes. Photo courtesy the internet

I love Gary Tanin. I really do. He’s been a fan of this blog way back before it was this blog. The history between us goes back to when I was writing for Princeton Record Exchange. I don’t recall what review I wrote that garnered his attention there, but he came along when I decided to blow off the other two stores I was writing for and forge out on my own.

For that I will always be grateful. But I fear this is where all good things must end.

All throughout this blog’s history, I have made every effort to look for the unusual, the out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten path stuff. Having first been born and raised in the NJ/NY area, I was influenced by that fringe that was all around then. Free radios in cars blasted new and unusual stuff with the birth of FM radio. WPLJ, so on etc. So while I was getting the fresh info and news and new music, my family was imploding and my mother had to take me away from all that culture…

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A BOULEBLOG FIRST! TWO REVIEWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! SAM LLANAS BRINGS THE PASSION TO THE STAGE WITH 4/5 LIVE VOL. 1, AND A DAY FOR GRACE RETURNS TO THE STAGE TRIUMPHANT!

August 21, 2013
A personalized copy of Four/Five Live Volume 1! It doesn't get much better than that!

A personalized copy of Four/Five Live Volume 1! It doesn’t get much better than that!

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  We are embarking on something new here at the BouleBlog, a double review!!!  There is much going on in the Sam Llanas camp and we have little time to cover it.  So sit back in your favorite comfy chair, grab yourself a lovely beverage, turn your cell phone off and spend some time with Sam Llanas, as well as Doug Vincent in our first epic, single post two part review!  Two for the price of one, and cue that annoying little guy ‘the price is FREE!!!!’

When you see an emotive performer like Sam Llanas live, you get to witness the whole being.  Because when Llanas interprets his songs, time after time he put each and every atom of that being into every performance.  So to get this live disc from Llanas is thrilling because other than the visual of Llanas, you are still going to get powerhouse passion, as well as the full array of human emotions in song form.

For those of you who want to get a live load of Llanas, he will be performing sets in advance of the play A Day For Grace playing in various locations from Virginia, to Denver, to Milwaukee, to Chicago and culminating in a return to New York to play on the stage where it first came to being, Stage Left Studio.  Llanas has been reported to play a set then is joined for the play by Doug Vincent, star and playwright.

I find myself at a slight disadvantage as many of the songs were from Llanas’ BoDeans catalog.  I have not yet gotten myself up to speed on the BoDeans (regrettably).  So I will evaluate the songs I am unfamiliar with on their current merit, how they were performed on this disc, at that moment in time.  Actually, I think that’s fair.  There is no real point in comparison between what was and what is.  Llanas is solo now.  He lives and dies by the bits and bytes he puts on the disc.  But knowing Llanas, he’s not sweating it.  He is a consummate performer, and his backing band is a crew of highly skilled professionals (we’ll get to who plays what later on) who are totally capable of carrying out Llanas’ concentrated compositions.

In fact, here’s some of them now:

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