Of all of the "meta" songs I've written, this one stands out as one of the most meta-est.
In 1994, I started performing my live act of nerdy comedy music for pop-culture geeks at fandom conventions all over the Midwest. As I wrote more songs, I would typically end up memorizing them by practicing them in the car on the multiple-hour-long drives to these events. Heck, sometimes I'd even rehearse them at home!
About 20 years later, I ended up moving to the west coast, taking a full time position on a comedy cartoon show, eventually reducing the number of Midwest conventions I performed at down to just the two that I help run, MarsCon and FuMPFeST, with an occasional local comedy club gig in the L.A. area. This led to a situation where finding the time to memorize, or even rehearse the new songs I wrote and recorded before I had to perform them live on stage to being nearly impossible. Even now, as I am looking and storyboard testing for potential new positions on other cartoon shows, ride-share-driving for a living, and helping plan the aforementioned events among many other things, I still can't ever seem to find the time for memorizing and rehearsing.
So, this song is me just telling it like it is, or more to the point, telling it how it's felt from my point of view, performing any of my new songs from the past 4 years at any of these events, as opposed to performing the ones from decades past that I know so well I could perform them in my sleep. So to all of my fans and friends who have borne witness to what I'm describing in this new song in recent years, I thank you all for your patience, your understanding, and your still giving me and my new material a chance despite the fact that I am up there on stage, I am assuming, looking like the rankest of amateurs. Your mercy, laughter, and applause is so much apprecited.
Music, Mixing, and impromptu instrumentation by TV's Kyle
Back-up, I wanna say, 'vocals'?, by Luke Ski, Erika Haynes, TV's Kyle, & Linzilla
Speaking of those events, MarsCon 2019 is coming up very soon, March 1st through 3rd, 2019 in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. I run a track of live comedy music concerts there called the "MarsCon Dementia Track", whose website is MarsConDementia.com. Please go check out this year's line-up full of artists from the FuMP, and if you'd like to help us pay for the hotel rooms for the acts performing there, please consider buying the MarsCon 2019 Dementia Track Fund Raiser MP3 album, which is nearly 4 hours of live tracks recorded last year at MarsCon 2018 for only $20! You can order it now at the Fundraiser Page.
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Music Guest Of Honor DEVO SPICE
First time performer at MarsCon:
of "MY PARENTS FAVORITE MUSIC"
And returning favorites:
THE LIBRARY BARDS
THE GREAT LUKE SKI
TV'S KYLE & LINZILLA
As well as hosting the 9th Annual
LOGAN AWARDS ceremony / concert
for Excellence in the Comedy Music of 2018.
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will be updated with all the 2019 information
we have confirmed thus far by Wed, Jan. 16th.
Thank you all for your patience, and I hope to see all you Luke Ski fans in the audience at MarsCon!
~ Luke Ski,
Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track, and MarsCon 2019 Artist Guest Of Honor