My friend, Hammy, interviewed me for Previous Magazine.
Read it when you like.
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My friend, Hammy, interviewed me for Previous Magazine.
The nice fellow from FirstandMonday.com talked to me while I was wandering New Orleans. At times, I made no sense.
Listen – http://firstandmonday.com/sports/podcast-52-corn-mo-and-dinah-lechner-m-u-f-o-n/
The game based on the album based on the Jules Verne novel is up. It is still being developed but you can download the game board and the playing cards and the rules. Suggestions are welcome.
I talked to some comedians about dumb things I’ve done. Their names are Dan St.Germain and Sean Donnelly. They were nice fellows and were easy to talk to.
I made a video for “Winnetou” from The Purchase of the North Pole.
I will be opening for MC Frontalot and sitting in with his band. Good times are ahead.
Check dates here: http://frontalot.com/index.php/?page=info
Moonlighting as Disco Mountain Man with Tragedy last night in Liverpool.
The epilogue of a short story about Kate Moss’ love for Ross Perot.
A video of “Girls and Gasoline” from the rock ballet SEVERED: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein’s Monster
A song about my great aunt.
Regular Nursing Home Diary Fan Fiction
I woke up late. 3am. My roommate is still asleep. She sleeps with her mouth open and she still has all her teeth, so instead of being repulsive, she is inspiring. Inspiring might be the wrong word. I dreamed she had blood soup for dinner. In the dream she wouldn’t tell me what she was eating. It looked like tomato soup but bloody. I don’t watch tv anymore but I think falling asleep to her television show had something to do with my dream. Before falling into slumber, I saw a man pull the heart out of another man and my brain made blood soup for dreams.
I made instant coffee and pulled out a Little Debbie sweet roll. i usually put it in the microwave for 7 seconds with one end opened but I didn’t want to wake my roommate Sharon. She can be sweet when she wants to.
When 6am comes, I will get real coffee and begin calling people who have birthdays. Mostly, strangers. By the way, it’s Sharon’s birthday. So, I will sing quietly into her dream ear.
Saturday, April 19
22 Wyckoff Ave.
The Saturday night musical variety show loosely based in the style of Old Grey Whistle Test.
Featuring the fantastic dancers of The Love Show,
the magical wonders of The Great Dubini,
the comedy stylings of Selena Coppock,
the piano magic of Jeremy and The Symbols,
with special guest Anna C Cabanna,
with host Wilder Selzer
and the music of .357 LOVER.
and DJ Kay Mazing.
I collaborated with Angela Harriell from The Love Show along with David Slone and my band .357 Lover. I decided that if I was going to fail at something, I would fail big. The gamble paid off and I’m very, very proud of this. My friends volunteered their time to be in the choir: Chris Anderson, Philip Costello, Royce Peterson, Harlan Muir, Wilder Selzer, Robin Goldwasser, Ken Weaver, Crystal Durant, Cathy Cervenka, Cara Kohl, Joanna Choy and Alexis Karl.
I consider myself very fortunate to have friends who want to work with me.
We will do it again.
“Here Come the Shine Shines”
Mini Doc by Scott Johnston
I joined a band called Tragedy. We’re going to Europe. Some of the dates I will be opening the show with a Corn Mo set. The rest of the dates will only see me as Disco Mountain Man.
Gods of Disco-Metal — World Tour 2014
Wed 12th March – Rushden Athletic Club – Rushden WITH CORN MO SET
Thurs 13th March – Hammerfest – North Wales (headlining Opening Night)
Fri 14th March – Satan’s Hollow – Manchester
Sat 15th March – The Fleece – Bristol
Sun 16th March – The Globe – Cardiff
Mon 17th March – Fruit Space – Hull
Tues 18th March – The Brickyard – Carlisle WITH CORN MO SET
Wed 19th March – Cluny 2 – Newcastle WITH CORN MO SET
Thurs 20th March – The Duchess – York
Fri 21st March – Rock City – Nottingham
Sat 22nd March – The Robin 2 – Wolverhampton/Birmingham
Sun 23rd March – Jazz Cafe – London WITH CORN MO SET
Wed 26th March – Spectrum Club – Augsburg, Germany
Thurs 27th March – Z-7 – Pratteln/Basel, Switzerland
Fri 28th March – Kump – Brilon, Germany WITH CORN MO SET
Sat 29th March – Rock It – Aalen, Germany
Severed: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein’s Monster
Thursday, March 6
The Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St. (between 9th & 10th Ave)
Tickets and info – http://highlineballroom.com/show/2014/03/06/severed-the-tragic-loves-of-frankensteins-monster/
The Love Show and Corn Mo bring you an original rock opera ballet, based on the .357 Lover album The Purchase of The North Pole, which was inspired by the Jules Verne novel of the same name. The anthemic stadium rock of .357 Lover combines with visceral theatrical dance of The Love Show to explore the many loves of a man made up of many men. A metaphor for the human condition, this powerful show is an all-out rock ‘n’ roll celebration of the agony and ecstasy of the fragmented lives we all live! – See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/2014/01/29/severed-rock-opera-ballet-just-announced/#sthash.vCPQ2CGq.dpuf
You can hear all of the tracks from the Good/Bad CURTAINS show, which is now an infomercial. Each track represented a different room for the show. Mine was the children’s room. My friend, Will Robison, recorded his 4-year-old kid talking about her fascination with skulls.
On another note, I was in a glam-rock band with Daron Beck called The Golden Vipers. He has a new band called Pinkish Black.
Last fall, I wrote a piece for an art show created by my old art collective Good/Bad. There were four rooms relating to stages in life. Mine was the child’s room. So, I recorded a variation on the theme of the four rooms that included my friend’s 4-year-old talking about her fascination with skulls.
The second part of the installation was to provide an late-night informercial. It airs next week in LA. Set your vcr’s.
KTXA 21 (DFW) – 02/08/14 (3:00AM CST)
WFAA 8 (DFW) – 02/09/14 (1:40AM CST)
WCBS 2 (NYC) – 02/14/14 (2:07AM EST)
KCBS 2 (LA) – 02/16/14 (3:30AM PST)
WFOR 4 (MIA) – 02/16/14 (1:05AM EST)
During last year’s Bumbershoot Festival, I hosted a series titled “Why This? Why Now?”
It has recently been archived.
Why Froyo? Why Yolo?
Why Boardgames? Why Zombies?
Why Fan Fiction? Why YA?
I wrote some jingles for my friend’s line of fake beverages called Meatwater.
Take them all if you like.
Here’s a video I made for my band. It’s on the The Purchase of the North Pole.
Thanks to Nick Didkovsky for shooting this. His camera died during the song. Rob Walbourne is playing drums. Doug Bleek is playing bass. Craig Greenberg is playing the piano. They were excellent. There was no rehearsal.
Messing around with a Kenny Rogers (Steve Gibb) song with an old mic.
I made a video for Charming Disaster.
Then, they entered it into a contest. http://bigvisionemptywallet.com/music-video-competition