Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mount Righteous- Sing to Me, Tiffany

Tiffany tired.

Watch this first. The video serves as an ideal introduction to the Mount Righteous sensibility. The joyful noise made by these lovable geeks sounds as if Henry Threagill wrote jazz arrangements for the educational songs of The Electric Company. The Texas band's February tour takes them to the Brick in Kansas City on Saturday. Something tells me they're a great live act. "Sing to Me, Tiffany" comes from the 2009 EP Open Your Mouth. (Tip via Lee.)

I don't have a dog in the fight between broadcasters and performers. But this ad campaign fascinates me. Check out its strident verbiage: "Giant record companies. Most of which are in foreign countries. We'll pay all the money. And they'll keep gobs of it. Great."

Ruby Hunter has died. (Tip via BGO.)

Jazz and lounge accordionist Art Van Damme has died. If you're not familiar with his career, then you really need to see this.

Kansas City Click: Sons of Brasil perform Thursday at Jardine's.

(Image pulled from Mount Righteous' MySpace account.)


Happy In Bag said...

I just noticed that my friend Joel posted an interview with Mount Righteous at his site yesterday.

bgo said...

Just found out about Art Van Damme here. Great You Tube video BTW.

brucedene said...

Somebody should do a think piece on the Geek Pride movement that the show "Glee" has advanced in pop culture. Exhibit A: Ben Folds' "University A Cappella." Exhibit B: Mount Righteous. Exhibit C: well, you get the idea.

Happy In Bag said...

Isn't that footage something, BGO?

Nice idea, BD. Off the top of my head: Modern Lovers, Pere Ubu, Devo, Talking Heads... then into Ben Folds, Ingrid Michaelson, Mount Righteous, etc. Anyone care to fill that out?

Nerds! Nerds! Nerds!

Happy In Bag said...

Peter Gabriel, They Might Be Giants, Thomas Dolby...

Happy In Bag said...

Gary Numan. Weezer.

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