While DD69 is on hiatus (while slowly, slowly working on our next album “The Pint of No Return“), I had the opportunity to do a fun project with Jay Goodman of Skinny Moo. We put together a theme song for a really fun podcast called “Does This Hold Up“, in which your hosts Jamie and TJ dig deep into the old movie archive to see if those cinematic gems still hold up today.
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We’ve posted both the regular and extended versions of the theme song for ESPN Cleveland radio’s drive-time sports talk show “Afternoon R & R“. Our thanks to the folks at WKNR 850 AM, especially to hosts Mike Reghi and Kenny Roda.
As we’ve detailed several times before, the theme song is based on the DD69 track “It’s Alive” (released on the album Wigs & Liquor). We collaborated with Jay Goodman of Skinny Moo to create a new melody and lyrics to lay over the music, and Kenny Roda threw his hat into the ring by adding some of the extended version lyrics.
Thanks to everyone involved – we’re always excited about collaborating and getting our music to a wider audience.
You can download the theme songs for free here.
Ahh, it finally stopped raining here in Cleveland. It was getting just about biblical with the precipitation, but we finally seem to be getting some summer sun.
With that bright and cheery fact in mind, we are thrilled to release our third album “As Big As You Can Get It!” this month. We’ll be doing an online release with minimal fanfare on June 9th (which also happens to be our frequent collaborator Jay Goodman’s birthday – happy birthday Jayfronius!).
We’ve got more in store for the month, so we hope you’ll stop back a few times to check things out!
Skinny Moo front man Jay Goodman came out tonight to provide some guest vocals for one of our upcoming songs. As always it’s a pleasure to include his performance on some DD69 music.
He provided guest vocals on Funk Out With Your Junk Out, adding an entertaining spoken word part to “Freaky Whacked-out People” and some patios-inflected bridge vocals to “Player”.
This time around his stylings will be featured in the song “No Time for Sleeping”, a song which has also recently been featured elsewhere.
Thanks for your time and performance, Jay. The check’s in the mail.
Since we instituted studio night, we’ve been pretty productive musically. While it took us a number of years (okay, eight f#cking years) to finish our first record, it’s taken us about a year to get the bulk of another one done. Meanwhile we’ve found that, with the old stuff out of the pipeline, we’re writing more and more new stuff.
One of the new songs has been code-named “Today Special” (maybe one day I’ll get around to explaining that), and we sent that over to Jay Goodman who fronts the living jukebox known as Skinny Moo, along with me on keys. We collaborated with Jay before for some spoken word type vocals in the middle of “FWOP” on the Funk Out record. We thought that perhaps Jay would suggest some lyrics, and maybe come in and split singing with Scotty.
Instead we found ourselves in for a treat. Cleveland talk radio host Kenny Roda has been enjoying Skinny Moo shows for some time, and he and Jay had talked about the possibility of Skinny Moo doing a theme song for his radio show “In the Zone with Kenny Roda” on WKNR 850 AM. Jay happened to sieze on the music for “Today Special” for his inspiration, and asked if we could put together a song for the show using that music.
Mike and I polished up the arrangement for use as a shortened theme song, and Jay and I sat down one night to hammer out words that made sense: it’s about calling in and talking to Kenny about sports, finding the “voice of the fans” and being able to get your opinion across to a wide audience just by dialing in. After hours of tooth-gnashing and fisticuffs, Jay and I finally had our words.
One thing was missing, though – Kenny! It seemed to make sense to have a couple snippets of Kenny at a couple spots in the tune, so we called him up and asked if he would make like he was on the radio (he was driving in his car at the time). He obliged us with some soudbites that ultimately had us cracking up – we had to edit things down because you could hear us laughing hysterically in the background.
The final result was a great collaboration between Jay, Mike and I. It’s on the air every weekday at the start of Kenny’s show at six o’clock. Entertainingly, when Mike first listened to the final mix he thought Jay was saying “drunkdude69” instead of “weekdays six to nine”, and he asked, “Will that make it on the radio?”.
Here’s the song, and a vid of Jay and I in the studio with Kenny. First, the theme song:
And a clip from our in-studio appearance with Kenny: