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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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ROXY MUSIC- A LOOK AT THE PREMIER PROG-GLAM BAND WITH THE VIDEO STORY MORE THAN THIS

July 21, 2018

Gaze upon the glam! You can with the DVD More Than This, The Story Of Roxy Music. Photo courtesy of Amazon

My long time mentor back in the 80’s (Storkasaurus Maximus) had introduced me to one Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, mostly through his Ambient works. If you feel like you are harried, unravelling, uncontrollable, put everything you have aside and just listen to any of his Ambeint series, Music For Airports is a particular pulse calmer. A more commercial route to Avant Eno would be his Music For Films, Vol. 1. There are shorter “songs” with equal amounts of signal-mutation, time-altering melody mangling but in three to five minute increments.

So Imagine my shock when I saw my first Roxy Music video (Virginia Plain) and I was hooked. Then, as the shots hop around the band FOLY FUCK THAT’S ENO! A long blond-ish-colored hair, heavy glam make up, and an outfit to rival future co-conspirator, the late David Bowie. And if that weren’t enough, and by gawd it ought to be, every time the song comes to the measure or so of rest, it’s Eno raping a synthesizer unaccompanied!

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