Here, finally, is some video of our exciting adventure portraying DEVO on Halloween! Below is the 2nd part of the set, featuring fast and furious versions of “Gates of Steel” and “Uncontrollable Urge”. Click through to our YouTube account if you’d like to watch the whole show (start, obviously, with part 1, and click thru to part 2 from within the video). Enjoy!
Photos by Mushroom Mandrake (not his real name)
Last night was a blast. We were pleased as punch to be a part of the Skylark’s annual Halloween Battle of the Bands, and we closed out the night to an incredibly enthusiastic and packed house. Though we didn’t win the coveted Golden Cowbell, we did have a fantastic reception from the crowd, who danced, shouted, and told us afterward that we were “amazing!” The grand prize went to another Seattle band, M Bison, who played as The Band. They rocked, and we bear them no ill will. None whatsoever. No, it’s totally cool!
All the acts were great, and we’re looking forward to putting our hat into the ring next year. Stay tuned!
In case you don’t know by now, 1) shame on you, and 2) the Skylark is a great venue, has no cover charge, and books great acts. Their food is delicious and plentiful, and they have ample parking. We played our first gig there, and we love it!!
You know the drill. Skylark Cafe, Halloween, 8 PM. It’s free, it’s a lovely venue, and all your friends and secret crushes will be there. If you don’t go, you won’t be able to say you went. Everyone will know. Everyone.
Come in costume and cheer us on as we vie for the priceless Golden Cowbell!
And when I say “Devo,” I mean “Mountain Kids Fantasy, along with good friends and musicians Ken Harder and Tony Trunzo.” They’re ridiculously good at what they do, and tomorrow night, they’ll be doing it on stage!
And follow me (Malkah) on Twitter if you want to hear more of this sort of thing: mocoddle. Or the band, who post less frequently, but plan to ramp things up for your betterment: mtnkidsfantasy (Band-Twitter postscript tacked on by Greg…but you should still follow Malkah, as she is witty and stuff.)
It’s no secret that Mountain Kids Fantasy (MKF) loves animals, and that the capybara is perhaps the best animal of all. What you may not know is that animals love MKF! In a recent interview on www.kittysneezes.com, capy-celebrity Caplin ROUS names Mountain Kids Fantasy as his favorite band! Not only was this a wonderful surprise and a heartwarming moment, it also signals a new trend in the music industry.
Pets are the perfect consumers. They have no rent or mortgage to pay, they don’t own cars, and they don’t have to support their own offspring. In short, all their income is spent on entertainment, which means that MKF is a step ahead of the game in courting their affections.
More bands should think about mining this rich territory. There are millions of cats, dogs, and birds, to name but a few, on the interwebs. They listen to music as much as the next person. Write songs about them, or at least feature them in your liner notes.
I, for one, welcome our new rodent audience.
Halloween is fast approaching. Be sure to cancel your other plans, abandon the kids, and/or sneak out to West Seattle to catch Mountain Kids Fantasy and friends as Devo! The fun starts at 8, and we close out the show around 11. Help us win the coveted Golden Cowbell!
Studies have shown that babies have an unerring sense of what will become popular in the coming years. Even though the executives tend to take the credit, companies such as Sony and Dreamworks SKG keep toddlers on staff to decide which films to produce and which new musical artists should be signed. If the below photo is any indication, Mountain Kids Fantasy is going to be the next big thing.
1. Mountain Kids Fantasy is becoming Devo for “Come As You Aren’t”, a night of tribute acts at the Skylark, in West Seattle. Joining us onstage are Kenny Harder and Tony Trunzo. You should come, and if you dress as Devo too, you could help us win valuable prizes! The Skylark is at 3803 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106. The show is free and commences at 8:00.
2. Yes, we now twitter or tweet or tweeter on Twitter. Something like that. You should “follow” us. twitter.com/mtnkidsfantasy
Greg is great at making home recordings sound better than home recordings. We’re chugging right along, recording newish songs, as well as putting the finishing touches on older songs. I’m really looking forward to having a finished product this Fall, one that everyone will purchase at a competitive, reasonable price. So, start saving up your milk money!