Jukebox of the Dead IX Countdown – “Rick Rollin'”

Welcome (back?) to the Detholz! Mp3 Blog!

ANNOUNCEMENT: A special shoot has been arranged by the Maestro of the infamous Maplewood House at CAN-TV in Chicago THIS TUESDAY NIGHT, OCT. 21.

THIS IS AN OPEN INVITATION and your chance to join Detholz! onstage this Halloween night via satellite! Technology is amazing! Details below:

Tuesday October 21st, 7pm to 8pm preshow, 8pm to 11pm filming
CAN TV is at 322 S Green Street, Chicago, IL

Come in a sleazy exercise costume and party with the band! Spandex, gold chains, sunglasses, sweatbands and uncomfortably “tite” apparel is encouraged.  Remember to stretch thoroughly beforehand.

If you plan on coming, won’t you RSVP to misterb at detholz dot com ? We need to make sure we will not exceed the size of the studio– first RSVP, first serve!  Prepare to flex and be flexed!


This week, our countdown to the Detholz! Ninth Annual “Jukebox of the Dead” Halloween show, themed “Detholz! FLEX,” continues with a Halloween cover to really pump you. And pump you again:


This track had a different title originally until I was enlightened by our bass player, Ben Miranda, about the mysterious internet phenomenon of “rick-rolling.” So, consider yourself “rick-rolled.”

To those of you just tuning in, every year for the past nine years, Detholz! curates a showcase/Halloween party entitled “Jukebox of the Dead,” where they disassemble and reconstruct songs you would likely hear while waiting to receive a root canal.

Also, we had two DH! Vikings take up the chalice of the Detholz! Blog Roll-Up this week (see rules below), longtime fans Wizzbizz & Meezus:



Note: if you are using your MySpace blogs, please make them viewable to the general public! We prefer if you have a blog separate from MySpace for the Roll-Up Challenge. In these cases we will make exceptions, but please, folks, no more MySpace blogs.

Thanks to all of you immortals who have participated thus far — your advance copies of Jukebox of the Dead II : You : The Power of You are being mixed as we speak! A special place awaits you in VORTECS Corp. Valhalla. For those of you who are still languishing in the dark, see rules below.

Tune in next week for the next Halloween cover tune in the countdown to Jukebox of the Dead IX!

Remember: buy tickets early and often: 10/31 @ www.emptybottle.com



To receive an advance copy of You: the Power of You, simply follow these steps:

1. Get a blog.  If you have one, skip this step.

Note: please, no MySpace, Facebook, or other social-networking site blogs for this promotion. These blogs aren’t indexed, and are therefore useless to Detholz! for promotion. From now on, only dedicated blogs on indexed blog sites like wordpress.com, blogspot.com and their ilk will be accepted. Sorry for any inconvenience!

2. Write a Detholz!-related blog.  Whether it’s about a show, a song, or how much you want to see Karl Doerfer (DH! guitarist) prance around in a Laura Bush costume, any and all is fair game as long as it’s Detholz!-related.

3. Put the following text somewhere in your post:

Jukebox of the Dead IX
“Detholz! FLEX!”
w/special guests Aleks and the Drummer & Hood Internet
Friday, October 31, 2008
Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
Buy tickets at http://www.emptybottle.com

3. Post a link to the Detholz! Mp3 Blog in your blog roll.

4. Send the link to misterb at detholz dot com.

If you carefully follow these steps to the letter, here’s what you get:

1. An advance copy of “You: the Power of You” in its entirety

2. One other downloadable Detholz! record of your choosing

3. A link to your blog posted on the Detholz! blogroll

4. The satisfaction that only BLOG can provide


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7 Responses to “Jukebox of the Dead IX Countdown – “Rick Rollin'””

  1. dj Says:

    This begs the question, would you rather be “Rick-Rolled”, or “Death-Holed”?

    Thanks for this excellent version of a not-so-excellent song.

  2. s.Jane Mills Says:

    Awesome! 😀

    I totally wish I could come up for Jukebox of the Dead, but alas.

  3. bp Says:

    I can almost hear Mr. Astley’s crooning baritone masked somewhere in Jim’s vocals. Nice work. I’d *love* to come to the show, but I’ll be taking my almost-one-year-old trick-or-treating. Hope the 9th Annual is everything the Power of You can be!

  4. detholz Says:

    Deej: I suppose this could count as either one.

    Sarah: Sorry we’ll miss you! Perhaps we’ll cross paths in Indy again soon…

    bp: Infant costume suggestions: Benito Mussolini, Telly Savalas, Cuato from Total Recall (stole this from my wife’s brother), the singer of Midnight Oil, George Foreman (from his later period), or King Kong Bundy. Have a great Halloween, bp!

  5. bp Says:

    Umm, as good as those costume ideas are… (Cuato–yikes!), I think we’ll stick with the monkey costume we bought her.

  6. Luke Says:

    The Ahooos sounded very reminiscent of a certain Warren Zevon song I know, which would make a great addition to the Jukebox of the Dead III cd.

  7. detholz Says:

    bp: Hope you had a great Halloween!

    Luke: Hmm, not so familiar with Warren Zevon (my record collection is a little all over the place, and I missed out on some big records along the way since I devoted so much time to the outsider stuff). Which song might that be?

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