Posts Tagged ‘Tori Amos’

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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MARK MULCAHY FOLLOWS HIS PATH TO BEING HIS VERY OWN TRUE STAR AS THE POSSUM IN THE DRIVEWAY SOARS INTO NEW TERRITORY

May 28, 2017

The newest from Mark Mulcahy “Possum In The Driveway” Photo courtesy of Mezzotint

Mark Mulcahy and I have something in common. We both like the music of (the newly indoctrinated) Dr. Todd Rundgren. A while back I remember reading an interview with Mulcahy in which he expressed dismay over Dr. Rundgren’s initial comments upon taking the stage: “If you came to hear the hits, you may as well turn around and get your money back…”. Much akin to the Doc’s recent position on Donald Trump.

It seems I was in that audience with Mulcahy the night Doc said it. This means little as I am (or was) in a lot of Rundgren’s audiences.

Now keep in mind, Mulcahy is Mulcahy, Rundgren is Rundgren. What that means in at least one aspect, the Rundgren’s time is soon to end. He looks old, he claims to be blind (but I’ve heard that before), and I have yet to purchase or analyze his latest album White Knight. But I know he no longer has the time or patience to make another A Wizard A True Star.

Enter Mark Mulcahy…

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