New Song: "Old Source Code" featuring Worm Quartet
February 21, 2020
"Old Town Road" by Li'l Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus was a big crossover hit last year. And by crossover I mean it was a hit on both the Country Music charts, the Hip Hop charts, and Dr. Demento's Funny 25. As such it is ripe for parody, and I'm proud to say I have probably done the nerdiest parody of them all.
"Old Source Code" is a new track by me featuring Shoebox of Worm Quartet and is a song that any programmer can relate to. The feeling of picking up an old project and realizing the terrible code you're now being forced to sift through was written by you is one that all programmers share at one point or another. And we feel this song accurately captures the shame and humiliation associated with it.
Stream or download "Old Source Code" now for free from The FuMP.
And the most requested song of 2019 is...
December 29, 2019
"Spider Verses" by Devo Spice, featuring Creative Mind Frame aka 1-Up, Insane Ian, Bonnie Gordon, TV's Kyle, LEX the Lexicon Artist, and the great Luke Ski is the #1 most requested song of 2019 on The Dr. Demento Show!
"Spider Verses" is a group jam about the amazing movie Into the Spider-Verse. If you haven't seen it you really need to rethink some of your life choices. In the song we each take a verse as one of the various Spider-People from the movie.
This song was my Hail Mary attempt for my latest album, The Anarchist's Jokebook. With less than two weeks until the deadline I came up with the idea for this huge, epic group jam, because that's just the way my luck goes. With the help of some amazingly talented people the song came together better than Miles' new spider suit.
So here is a big THANK YOU to Creative Mind Frame aka 1-Up, Insane Ian, Bonnie Gordon, TV's Kyle, LEX the Lexicon Artist, and the great Luke Ski for their amazing work on the song, and to Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad for helping out with the music. Plus I need to say thank you to Dr. Demento for all his support over the years and for playing this song on his show (which you can listen to at DrDemento.com), and to all you fans of The Dr. Demento Show who requested it enough to make it the #1 most requested song of the year!
This really means a lot to me. This is the third time I've had the #1 song of the year (or fourth if you count my appearance on Luke Ski's song "Peter Parker").
To celebrate I've set up a discount code that will give you 20% off The Anarchist's Jokebook. Just use the code NUMBER1 at checkout. Click on the link below to visit my store. If you already have the album feel free to pass on the discount code to a friend.
Use Coupon Code NUMBER1 for 20% Off The Anarchist's Jokebook
Devo Does Some Animation
November 28, 2019
The FuMP has produced a new animated music video and I did a piece of it!
Last year Jeff Whitmire released a parody of "Weird Al" Yankovic's epic tale "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota" called "Tickets to 'Weird Al' in Sarasota" and The FuMP thought it would be fun to animate this video Game Grumps style. So we broke it up into 30 second segments and assigned each segment to a different animator.
I did the opening segment. I was going to do a second but doing that one made me remember just how long it takes to do animation and I just didn't have time. A couple artists did do more than one, though, including one person who did a part in claymation!
The song is great and the resulting video is a lot of fun. Click here to check it out.
New Song: "Grouchy Smurf Mumble Rap"
October 27, 2019
A couple weeks ago I put out a call on my Facebook page for ideas for a new ridiculous rap song, and I got tons! But there was one idea that really made me laugh. Initially I didn't know if there was enough material there for a whole song, but hey, that's never stopped me before. That idea was "Grumpy Smurf Mumble Rap" from Joshua James Taylor.
I hate mumble rap, and I thought this might be a good opportunity to have some fun with it. So, armed with the Smurf's theme song and some pitch-shifting software I put together this song. Then I remembered that Grumpy is a Dwarf, not a Smurf, so I had to change it to Grouchy. I got some help from my animation-industry buddies TV's Kyle ("Papa Smurf") and Luke Ski ("Brainy Smurf"), stuck my tongue out the side of my face, and mumbled my way through a verse. I think it came out really funny and it's available as a free download from The FuMP until the 22nd.
Click Here to Listen and Download
New Song: "What's Up, Migraine?"
August 27, 2019
I've suffered from migraines for most of my adult life. They suck, ranging from mildly annoying to completely debilitating. But for whatever reason it never occurred to me to write a song about them.
Then my friend, author Mur Lafferty, (Six Wakes, The Shambling Guide to New York City, and the novelization of Solo: A Star Wars Story) was suffering from a migraine and posted on Twitter that she wanted me to do a parody of "What's Up, Danger?" from the Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack called "What's Up, Migraine?"
This seemed like a good idea to me, so I started working on it. Unfortunately the song was delayed due to, ironically, migraines, but it is finally done and ready to be unleashed unto the world!
The song is currently available as a free download on The FuMP. And a lyric video has been posted to my YouTube channel. Please share it with all your migraine-loving buddies!
The Promised Land (Live at MarsCon 2019) Now Avail
June 25, 2019
The live recording of my song "The Promised Land" from my guest of honor appearance at MarsCon 2019 is now available on The FuMP as a free download. The song will be included on The FuMP Volume 75 which is scheduled to be released in mid-July. I am currently not planning any other releases for this live recording, so grab it while you can.
"The Promised Land" is my song for Peter Capaldi's reign as The Doctor on Doctor Who, and talks about his companions, his adventures, his eyebrows (of course), and even some of the questionable science that plagued his first season.
Mild spoiler warning if you haven't watched his episodes yet.
Click here to listen to and download "The Promised Land (Live at MarsCon 2019)."
Radio Free Brooklyn Interview Now Online
May 8, 2019
On April 19th I was interviewed by Took Edalow on Killy Dwyer's show Radio Free Brooklyn to promote my new album, the Madam Opus project, and the show at QED Astoria that took place the following night. Took filled in for Killy who was away doing family stuff for the holiday, but she managed to call in several times during the show.
If you weren't able to tune in live you can now listen to the show on their podcast or website. The Mock-U-Mental page has links to both.
Took and I talked for two hours about various things from Doctor Who to conspiracy theories and politics, played some songs from The Anarchist's Jokebook, and chatted with Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad who called in towards the end of the show. It's a fun show and there were only some minor technical difficulties, so give it a listen!
Spider Verses #1 on Dr. Demento for March 2019
March 31, 2019
I woke up Saturday morning to an email with the Dr. Demento playlist for the weekend of March 31st and was thrilled to see that my new song "Spider Verses" is the most requested song of the month!
Thank you so much to everyone who requested it! If you'd like to continue to request it you can make your requests at DrDemento.com, which, incidentally, is where can also listen to the show. I also need to thank Creative Mind Frame (aka 1-UP), Insane Ian, Bonnie Gordon, TV's Kyle, LEX the Lexicon Artist, and the great Luke Ski for helping me out with this song and doing an amazing job.
While we were at MarsCon earlier this month we filmed some footage for a music video, so keep an eye out for that. Thanks for the support, everyone! This really means a lot to me!
The Top 10 for April just came out and I'm thrilled to report that I am sitting at the #2 position this month! Thank you to everyone who requested the song! Keep those requests coming!
And Spider Verses was #2 once again in May! Thank you so much to everyone who has been requesting the song!
And we're still going strong at #4 in June! Thank you for your requests! Keep 'em coming!
The Anarchist's Jokebook Is Now Shipping
March 5, 2019
My new album The Anarchist's Jokebook is now shipping! The album is available on CD, as a digital download, or on a credit card-size USB drive.
The CDs feature lossless audio on the audio portion of the CD, and the bonus album Appendix A as a high quality MP3 on the data portion*. Appendices B and C can be downloaded separately using links found in the liner notes.
The credit card-size USB drives include The Anarchist's Jokebook, and Appendices A, B, and C all as high quality MP3s, plus a PDF of the full insert and liner notes.
The album is also available as a high quality MP3 download.
You can pick up your album right here on DevoSpice.com, on Bandcamp, or iTunes. Additional outlets will be available shortly.
Now Accepting Pre-Orders for My New Album
February 11, 2019
We are now accepting pre-orders for my new album The Anarchist's Jokebook! The album will be available on CD, as a digital download, and on a credit card sized USB drive. Pending any production issues the CDs will be available at MarsCon, so if you are attending you can pick up your album there. Everyone else's will ship after I return from the con. Check out the new album now!