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The Painful Threshold Episode 2: Kittens or Pie?

A kitten pie by Calamity Jon Morris
A kitten pie by Calamity Jon Morris

Check out episode 2 of The Painful Threshold!  The Painful Threshold is a brand new panel show where all the questions come from the Internet at large!  Anyone can send in questions questions  to the official show Tumblr, our Twitter account or our Facebook page!  This week, our panel is cartoonist Calamity Jon Morris, musician Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth of Bent Knee and Mr. Gavin’s Meat Farm, and zinestress Quinn Collard!  Below the cut are the show notes, complete with direct links to all the questions that have been asked in this episode!

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The Painful Threshold, Episode 1: Do You Like Pigs?

Nora, a non-shitty baby. (Photo by Jenny Byfield)
Nora, a non-shitty baby. (Photo by Jenny Byfield)

Welcome to the very first episode of The Painful Threshold!  The Painful Threshold is a brand new podcast where YOU provide the questions to our lovely panel!  The show runs off questions sent to the official show Tumblr, our Twitter account or our Facebook page!  This week, our panel is comedian Nick Decktor, musician and KEXP DJ Troy Nelson of the Young Evils, and Kittysneezes contributor Jenny Byfield!  Below the cut are the show notes, complete with direct links to all the questions that have been asked in this episode!  Check it out! Continue reading

Review: Deface The Music

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Cover of Deface the Music

Utopia’s Deface the Music is the best album the Rutles never recorded. It fits perfectly in that mold of knockoff Beatles tunes that are just as good (and sometimes better) than the originals. Like the Rutles, on this album, Utopia does sound-alikes from every stage of the Beatles’ career, though unlike the Rutles, very few are direct homages to certain songs (except for the last track, “Everyone Else Is Wrong”, which is dead on “I Am The Walrus”). It’s more about a general sound and feel, and it gets it dead on right.
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Interview: Moog Cookbook, Pt. 1: Brian Kehew

The Moog Cookbook (album)

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This week at Kittysneezes, we’re running two interviews with two really cool people from one really cool band. The band is one I’ve been into since the first record, the Moog Cookbook. If you haven’t heard them, they do covers of songs using only analog synthesizers, like the Moog records of the 1960s and 1970s. They’ve recently released a rarities compilation, Bartell, and their version of “Novocaine For The Soul” was just re-issued on the new Eels rarities compilation, Useless Trinkets (the cut’s also available on the aforementioned Bartell). The first interview is with Uli Nomi, better known as Brian Kehew, who, outside of the Moog Cookbook, is a music producer, engineer and mixer, touring keyboardist for acts including The Who, Air, and Dave Davies of the Kinks, a consultant for music equipment manufacturers, and perhaps the biggest, has written with Kevin Ryan Recording the Beatles, the definitive book on how the Beatles recorded their albums. Of course, we didn’t talk about any of that — just the Moog Cookbook.

And, just so you know, throughout editing this article, I’ve had their version of “Buddy Holly” from the first recordstuck in my head.

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