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Travelers of Tyme present: “DC Metro” a new single for $1

January 25, 2011
  • This single that is a tribute to the Washington D.C. metro supports the efforts of the Travelers to create a full-length and go boldly where no band has gone before. Available in most elite formats from $1→WhatYouChooseToGive! 

    Originally entered into the Washington Post Metro-Music contest. The B-side got 2nd place and attributed oddly to John Yaya! (fr0d.net/dcwin) Keeping the mystery alive in 2011!

    DOWNLOAD CONTAINS: Desktop backgrounds of cover art to adorn your computational device!

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Picture it: a lonesome subterranean train platform. A balding man in a rumpled black suit stands, waiting, anxiously checking his watch, too often. He rocks on his heels. His train is late, so very late. And what is his final destination? Not one of us can answer that with any certainty, can we? So we might as well be patient. (Just don’t tell that to the Waiting Man. Our secret…) 

An empty train arrives – but it’s not the Waiting Man’s train. As the doors open, they unfold in slow motion as a beautiful brunette in a crisp pant suit emerges like a swan from a swirling gray mist. She seems not to walk but to hover, gliding across the platform, a gorgeous spectre existing beyond Tyme and space. With a wink and a slight smile to the Waiting Man, she mounts the escalator and is carried into an unknown fog above. What is her final destination? Who can say? Perhaps she has already arrived!

As for the Waiting Man, his train is still running late. And it always will be.

ALWAYS.

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The Travelers of Tyme present “Misty Businesswoman” b/w “Last Train to Limbo,” 2 songs constructed using sound samples of the Washington DC Metrorail. Whether you are waiting, in transit, or have already arrived at your destination, this music is specially designed to enhance your travel experience.

Thank you for spending six minutes and fifty-five seconds with us. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your Tyme in this Universe. It is a pleasant one.

Cordially,

Professor John Yaya and Doctor Klem
The Travelers of Tyme

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JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X “FAME” podcast – Episode 1: Neverland

September 23, 2009

Aficionados, after along hiatus, we are pleased to announce the triumphant return of the Detholz! blog – and the first incarnation of the JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD HALLOWEEN PODCAST!

Detholz! are pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Halloween Jukebox of the Dead cover show has been confirmed. Buy tickets early and often as this show usually sells out. And, for all of you younger, sprightlier Detholz! fans, the show is 18 and up!

DETHOLZ! present:
JUKEBOX OF THE DEAD X
“FAME”
October 31, 2009
Lincoln Hall
2424 Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
Tickets available soon at www.schubas.com

FAME?  WHY FAME, YOU ASK?

After 10 years of picking through the candied detritus of pop music’s underside at Halloween – and after 13 years almost to the day as a band – Detholz! have been locked away in recent months, chewing on our thumbnails, reflecting on the fleeting nature of mortality, the preservation of our legacy and, most importantly, the liberal application of exfoliating lotions.

To that end, I had occasion this week to visit my Los Angeles offices (don’t ask) for a very special Tuesday appointment.  The meeting, as it turned it out, went very poorly.  Extremely so.

In fact, I barely escaped alive.  But I did escape.  And was… transformed.

I kept a verbal record of this experience on my dictaphone for my secretary, Jean, that I am posting here for all the world to hear.  And, on Halloween, we shall emerge from our chrysalis for all the world to see:

FAME and FORTUNE

SUCCESS and TRIUMPH

REMEMBER

REMEMBER

REMEMBER…

Click here for FAME EPISODE 1 : Neverland

Countdown to Jukebox of the Dead IX : “Scarface (Push It to the Limit)”

October 7, 2008

Welcome back to the new, improved Detholz! Mp3 Blog, Mark II!  I’m no longer going to list episodes in Roman numerals– the math was starting to get too challenging for my pea-brain.

Thanks to all of you who have taken up the gauntlet of the DETHOLZ! BLOG ROLL-UP! (see below for rules) You will be the first to receive piping hot advance copies of Detholz! second album of deconstructed pop songs direct from the dentist’s office : Jukebox of the Dead II : You : The Power of You.

Three cheers to those of you who dove immediately into the fray, swords swinging!  Here are the links to our winners’ blogs thus far:

http://kebabdylan.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/ziggy-2000/

http://johnsorc.wordpress.com/

http://baconfresh.wordpress.com/

The Roll-Up is far from over, however.  Seize this opportunity to gird up your blog battle-ax and take your place among the greats in Detholz! Cyber-Valhalla — see the Blogroll to the right for these newly added champions!

As we progress into the second week of the Countdown to Jukebox of the Dead IX (if you’re new, see previous post for explanation), I give you the heart and soul of this year’s show :

SCARFACE (PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT)

Penned by the Italian master of 80’s montage music, Giorgio Moroder, and originally performed by one-hit wonder, Paul Engemann, for the Brian DePalma classic, Scarface, it is my personal favorite in the “80’s montage” genre. In fact, the entire score to Scarface is, in my estimation, the quintessential 80’s synth score.

(I should say Engemann was a TWO-hit wonder : he scored a Top Ten hit with the single “Room to Move” from the Dan Aykroyd movie My Stepmother Is an Alien.)

This year’s Halloween show will hinge upon an unholy obsession with physical fitness, and I thought this song captured some of the melancholy associated with bad body image. It was arranged in a pretty straightforward way, though in rehearsal we have decided to reorchestrate it somewhat…. I won’t spoil the surprise, however!

QUESTION: What is your favorite movie montage song? Doesn’t have to be 80’s. Send me a comment below and I’ll consider adding your favorite to the list of new Detholz! covers this year! Help, folks, I need song ideas!

Tune in next week for next installment of the Covers Countdown! See below for details on the Halloween Blog Roll-Up:

DETHOLZ! BLOG ROLL-UP  CHALLENGE!

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.  Ha.

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

Detholz! live recording – “Frosty the Snowman” & Savalas Motel Project – “I’ll Be Savalas for Christmas”

December 19, 2007

Welcome to Detholz! Mp3 Blog, Episode XIX! In the spirit of the season, this week is a two-fer. ‘Tis better to give than to receive.

This week, I have been confronted with hardcore holiday music, and by “hardcore” I’m not referring to Dead Kennedys or Septic Death. I have been spelunking in the Deep Cave of Holiday Music– had my brain removed, cleansed and replaced by the Real Stuff.

While standing in the cellphone shoppe and haggling with my local super-tan, spiky-haired cellphone dealer, I felt a powerful urge to defenestrate myself during an excruciating “scat” rendition of Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” that was blaring obnoxiously over a loudspeaker.

Scat, indeed. Bah humbug.

So, today I’m posting 2 ditties that pretty much sum up how I feel about holiday music (with the exception of “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses– great song!)

The first is familiar to some of you who have followed us over the years: FROSTY THE SNOWMAN as interpreted by Detholz!.  This is from the same session where we recorded last week’s “Santa” installment, as well as our entire “Jukebox of the Dead” album.  Instruments are all live, vocals were overdubbed afterward.

Since this season is about family first, the second track this week is a premiere of sorts: the grand unveiling of the Savalas Motel Project, the first musical collaboration between my brother and I.

What is the Savalas Motel Project, you ask?

About a year and half ago, as my brother was wrapping up a visit to Chicago, we sat in a bar one afternoon and began subverting titles of films as follows:

The Good, the Bad, and the Savalas

It’s a Wonderful Savalas

Savalas-Hur

Saving Private Savalas

The Last Temptation of Savalas

…and on and on. In a beer-infused frenzy, we devised a list of well over 200 titles, chortling progressively harder and harder with each one. For some unknown reason, the personage of Telly Savalas is a Holy Grail of Mystery for my brother and I. Perhaps for you, too?

In any case, we decided that a musical project devoted entirely to the furtherance of Savalas was in order. We had grist that needed its proper mill. A band was born!

Interestingly enough, when either my brother and I have attempted to explain this project to people, usually we’re met with blank stares.

“Huh?” they say. “Savalas? You mean the actor?”

When people HEAR the tracks, though, they understand. I hope you will, too. It’s a magical thing– magic that only Telly can bring. Like a light switching on in one’s subconscious…

We’ve been working steadily on Savalas Motel Project for over a year now– my brother composes a track, I compose a track– none of them much more than a minute in length, all of them pieced together from found sounds, music concrete-style. Once we’ve collected enough of them, we’re planning on posting the entire album for free. The sheer volume of tracks will give this record a curious, cumulative effect.

So, this week, I’m proud to unveil Savalas Motel Project with its holiday installment: “I’LL BE SAVALAS FOR CHRISTMAS.”

In my Telly’s house, there are many rooms…

Happy Holidaze to all and to all a good night, baby!

Tune in next week for the last Detholz! Mp3 Blog of 2007!