Tuesday, 26 April 2011

"Smoke Stack" Northcott - DAY 133, April 27th, 2011

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Day 133, April 27th, 2011

Had a great read through this past weekend with Gary and new creative mate, Travis Temple.  We are in the process of creating a television series that we hope to make it to the little box one of these years.  No better way to read scripts than over Prosecco and New Zealand meat.  We can’t share the specifics just yet, but it’s coming.

In the meantime, we hope our other creative projects can keep you entertained:



Gary and I are prepping for submissions of two documentary series.  One is a doc that we will film in Cambodia that is happening in June with three of Malaysia’s coolest and hardest working musicians.  The other is a short doc on Vietnamese Hip Hop that has already been filmed.  It is now a matter of postproduction.  It has easily been our most popular series on, On The Beat and Path and as such we are searching for even more avenues for release.

Randall has offered that we do a documentary about his life.  Oddly, Vanessa agrees.  It is Randall’s belief that we talk about him too much and people are only getting our perspective.  Which is unfair.  As such, Randall wants to tell his story.  Gary and I believe that is totally understandable. We told him that once things slow down around the office and his mother gets out of jail, then we’ll look in to.  Randall is already busy writing the proposal and treatment.  In crayon.

Today’s RollingStone Throwdown is our version of the Rugby 7’s.  There is a smaller talent pool facing off allowing the artists involved a higher chance of victory.  Let’s get to it.

STEEL CAGE MATCH (continued):
Today’s Challenge: H & I Spells "High"


First, the eliminations:

Ike and Turner.  Can’t get along?  You’re out.  The Isley Brothers fall under the “band name that has family members included” (Pointer Sisters, Partridge Family, etc) rule. You’re out.

The Contenders:

Hank Williams is “bad-ass in a cup” and I love it.  Come to think of it, most in this category would be happy to light a bar on fire.  As such this is a tricky round.  Howlin’ Wolf has provided me with another name for the pregnant wife to shoot down.  I mean who wouldn’t want a kid named “Smoke Stack” Northcott? 

The wife would probably hope I consider “River Deep…” seeing as how we danced long distance for a long time but the cheese factor is too high. Plus, see above.

The Winner:

Daily readers who are starting to see me and my choices as rather predictable would have most likely assumed my choice would be Iggy Pop, before this round even started.  After listening to all of these songs, the purity, the rawness, the rock and roll edge of Howlin’ Wolf is too hard to ignore and “Spoonful” is one of those songs you wish you wrote.

Today’s Competition:

Hank Williams
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hank Williams
Your Cheatin' Heart
Holly Buddy
Hooker John Lee
Boom Boom
Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
Smoke Stack Lightning
Iggy Pop
Lust for Life
Ike & Tina
River Deep and Mountain High
The Impressions
People Get Ready
The Isley Brothers
Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
The Isley Brothers
That Lady
The Isley Brothers
It’s Your Thing

Winner of the A’s: AC DC’s HIGHWAY TO HELL.
Winner of the B’s: Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues
Winner of the C’s: The Clash’s London Calling
Winner of the D’s: Dolly Parton’s Jolene
Winner of the E’s: Elton John’s Rocket Man
Winner of the F&G’s: Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive
Winner of the H&I’s: Howlin’ Wolf’s Spoonful

Lake Week still makes met moist and I have seen it 8 times?  Are you looking to be left damp?  Do you find our references to refreshment annoying?  Either way, enjoy the soothing tones of our conversation lakeside:

Please, Catch Us Live Somewhere on this Planet.


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