Countdown to Jukebox of the Dead IX – “GAMBLOR”

Welcome back to the Detholz! Mp3 Blog and apologies to regular readers for the late posting.

With a hugely successful filming under our belts this past Tuesday (perhaps I should say “below” our belts?), Detholz! is now armed to present you with perhaps our most daring Halloween presentation to date at this year’s “Jukebox of the Dead” Halloween party @ Empty Bottle in Chicago, Friday 10/31!  Suffice it to say any aspirations we may have had of running for public office will be summarily dashed to the rocks. Special thanks to Steve Niketopoulos for riding the wheels of steel, running TV cameras and for some “juicy” editing on the fly!

This week’s Halloween cover comes to us by way of the complicated cranium of Detholz! bassist and percussionist extraordinaire, Benjamin Miranda:

GAMBLOR

The entire band was immediately on board with this arrangement.  In my estimation, it’s one of the most disturbing Detholz! covers in the repertoire.  There is some back story here: Ben performed this song as a child at a church talent show.  In a sense, this could be seen as a paen to lost innocence or a lament for a simpler time…

I reviewed the lyrics for this song this morning — this dark, portentious tale ends with a warning to us all, especially at this dangerous juncture in American history:

YOU GOT TO KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM.

Muah-hahahaha!  See you next Wednesday!  If you want to hear more of Ben’s excellent music, visit him at www.tinytron.com

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And remember, folks: buy tickets early and often: 10/31 @ www.emptybottle.com

We had to turn people away last year — don’t let that be you!

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DETHOLZ! BLOG ROLL-UP  CHALLENGE!

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

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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
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6 Responses to “Countdown to Jukebox of the Dead IX – “GAMBLOR””

  1. kebabdylan Says:

    this is awesome. great job ben.

  2. Benjamin Miranda Says:

    Thanks BaB!

  3. bp Says:

    Kenny Rogers would be proud!

  4. kebabdylan Says:

    is this a candidate for a live performance? also, reminds me of Duck Stab material. Ben are you a residents fan as well (i know jc is).

  5. dj Says:

    BEN MADE ME SMILE AGAIN!!!

    Thank you Ben.

    It’s like a duet between Thor and Stephen Hawking.

  6. Benjamin Miranda Says:

    bp, I hope, somewhere, kenny is smiling on this arrangement.

    Bab, work has begun on making this a live reality. Mr. JC also mentioned Residents upon hearing this, but to tell you the truth it was more about giving Jim something to chew rather then my own sensibility. I don’t think I would gravitate to this type of vocal styling on my own. It’s as if I throw my own confines out the window when I write for JOD.

    Thanks, (hey, it’s) dj! That would be the traditional Norse Thor, not the anemic, animatronic sci-fi Thor, right? It gives me great joy that the flame of Dean-Anderson and company is still carried by some. Ark of truth? C’mon!

    Shared a bottle of wine with my roommate, again. Hope the blogging world looks kindly with that fact in mind.

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