Sleeves CD for sale "Mighty Horse"

mikeyboy

Registered User
Dec 19, 2002
625
1
0
#1
I hope this is okay to post here. If not, I apologize. Ron was talking about this on the air today, so I wanted to provide another avenue to get info for people who are interested.

As Ron mentioned on the air today, Sleeves is putting on a stage version of his award winning podcast "Atoms, Motion and the Void" in New Hampshire this winter. He is planning to have the production filmed so that he can generate interest in staging it elsewhere through the distribution of a DVD. In order to finance this part of the project, he is selling CDs of the songs he created for the Ron & Fez Show. The track list is as follows:

1. It Takes A Rube
2. Fez of the Flies
3. Comet McDonald
4. I Christmas Thee
5. Beat & Breathe
6. Mighty Horse
7. The Mick's Metaphor
8. Rocka-Hula-Luao
9. Ron & Fez Powers Activate!
10. Bunsen
11. Radio War!

CDs are $10.00. Please support Sleeves by picking up a copy here

Sleeves wrote a little description for each song on the CD:

1. It Takes A Rube – Ron & Fez went out for a nice steak dinner – and Fez was due to pay. Their waiter was an elderly fellow who shared a bit too much of his past (he showed them all a picture of his younger self, told them a story about how he used to box in the old days)…Anyway, the bill came and Fez went to work on it, calculating the tip, etc. When the waiter returned to get the tab, he was overwhelmed by Fez’s generosity. Warm embraces followed. As it turned out, Fez had overtipped by 363%. Or some such Guinness Book style record.

2. Fez of the Flies – Fez joined along in O&A’s “Homeless Shopping Spree” at the Short Hills Mall and ended up as the featured “homeless” man in the photograph accompanying the story that appeared on The Drudge Report. I loved how upside down the whole thing was. I believe No Filter Paul also sprayed Fez in the eyes with perfume...or maybe I'm dreaming...

3. Comet McDonald – After Dave was kicked off the show. I didn’t know if it was permanent or not and I was really sad (really!). Of course, he came back really quickly and I felt dumb for being all broken up.

4. I Christmas Thee – I remember Ron was really down on Christmas, down on the whole corporate invasion aspect and holiday brainwashing…and trying to figure out why people got so giddy about presents…I was kind of trying to get to the bottom of what Christmas really is for me. Not all the presents and stuff…but secretly a celebration of a certain kind. And that it was that, more than anything, that made people happy. Kind of like the dumb old Whos down in Whoville. Just the word the Who. I think people like holidays not just for the trappings, but for the big warm hearted thing below. But then it’s hard to distinguish such things. It can get confused and you can start to think that you love Christmas because of all the gifts, when really it’s the human thing below that’s working you up.

5. Beat & Breathe – After ESD and Westside Claire broke up, I was really moved by his sadness. I remember he really couldn’t come to terms with it. This song was about the pain of breaking up and the need to move on.

6. Mighty Horse – This was my first non-piano song. I love doing piano songs, but I kept feeling an energy drop whenever my songs played and I wanted to start doing songs that matched the energy of the show a little closer. This came out of a Free FM show and I could feel the song showing up as I listened. Sometimes the Ron & Fez show has an incredible “singular” energy – when everything is flowing and as a listener I’m totally engrossed. Kind of like watching a really good movie or reading a really good book. While I listened, I was feeling really possessed by the need to do a song about Mighty Horse…I was really drawn to the Radio Shark's list of "grafitty"...his little list kept going over and over in my head...backwards swasticker...the road runner...loved it!

7. The Mick's Metaphor – I love how Dave speaks. Every kind of language/thinking misstep is available to him. Spoonerisms, syllogisms, illogic and mixed metaphors. I don’t hold any of this stuff against him and I really think Dave is a bright guy. There is a brilliance in the madness I say! To write this song, I read thru Lleeder’s thread on “ESD’s Blown Line of the Day” and then I just started stitching certain things together…Zhippy tao!

8. Rocka-Hula-Luao – This one felt like Mighty Horse. Listening to the show that this came from, I was incredibly focused on the nature of this very strange party, the Rocka-hula-luao. It was like being a kid and hearing about some wild thing that the adults did. This was the first song I did with Plethora (guitar) & Lawson (drums) of Ronfez.net. Both of them are excellent players – much better than I am. I’m actually a pretty poor musician! It’s actually easier for me to write a song, than play a song and most of my songwriting time is spent trying to learn how to play the simple things I write.

9. Ron & Fez Powers Activate! – This was kind of a non-specific song. Another one with Plethora on guitar and Lawson on Drums. I just became aware of a lot of “things” happening around Ron & Fez. Even as far myself – I had never really done anything like this. I’d never really been on stage, I’d never had my music played. So for me, Ron & Fez are a part of my own opening up toward the world. I feel like the very nature of the show helps people move a little closer toward themselves…There’s a level of realness that you don’t get anywhere else. Ron's doing what he wants to do and he's so good at it and it seems so easy, that it makes "being yourself" seem like a valuable thing to do. Before I even started this one, I wrote to Effme to see if she’d share her story about meeting her husband, Pootertoot…when she sent me the audio, I really felt like I had all the pieces to the puzzle…thanks Effme!!

10. Bunsen – Mikeyboy suggested this one. After Ron interviewed Perry Farrell, who had a new song that mashed a secret a capella Jim Morrison chant into its chorus, Mikeyboy suggested that I somehow work ESD’s Bunsen song into the mix…

11. Radio War! This is the one I hope my parents don’t hear…but the idea was strong and I wanted to create a kind of Battle Cry. Opie & Anthony are occasionally visited by ESD, either in studio or on the phone. And somehow a kind of “staff” war started up pitting ESD against Cream Pie Jones of the O&A staff to see which was the better staff. This degenerated quickly and things fell apart – mostly because the war was revolting and had lost its air of heterosexuality. Shit and shut!
 

Hoagie

I suggest you tread lightly
Wackbag Staff
Mar 24, 2004
13,643
312
628
Your Mom's box
#2
I'm so buying one. Not just buying one. So buying one. Sleeves rules.
 

TonyBagels

Gemutlichkeit
Feb 15, 2006
20,765
88
438
Way too f'in busy
#3
I hope this is okay to post here. If not, I apologize. Ron was talking about this on the air today, so I wanted to provide another avenue to get info for people who are interested.
I think I speak for everyone here when I say, "Of course it is Mikey!" Thanks for saving us one further mouse click. That extra one's killer.

Ordered two, one for me and one for the pretty lady at the corner of the bar. Bartender, can you bring this down to her.
 

Friday

Fezzing Out
May 1, 2007
11,646
0
0
elsewhere
#4
ooooh .... i can't wait to dance to the mighty horse en stereo sorrounded by candle light and drinking wine with my baby.... :)
 

Sleeves

Registered User
Sep 13, 2006
46
17
268
#5
ooooh .... i can't wait to dance to the mighty horse en stereo sorrounded by candle light and drinking wine with my baby.... :)

Thanks for bringing the sexy to the Mighty Horse Friday! I always thought Bunsen was a cool make out song...

seriously - thanks for the support M. Friday and Dr. Hoagie and Monsieur Bagels...and St. Mikey of course...
 

mikeyboy

Registered User
Dec 19, 2002
625
1
0
#7
I got mine yesterday! :D
 

GoldenOne

Registered User
May 17, 2007
648
0
0
Bridgewater, Joisey
#9
Is there anyplace to download an individual song? I have been telling my chick about "I Christmas Thee" for a year now. This is the only song I want. I'll pay the $2 happily for a dowload of the song.
 

Sleeves

Registered User
Sep 13, 2006
46
17
268
#10
Is there anyplace to download an individual song? I have been telling my chick about "I Christmas Thee" for a year now. This is the only song I want. I'll pay the $2 happily for a dowload of the song.
it's at www.radioghost.com - click on the "Music" link at the bottom of the page...i think that will take you there...:)
 

Ego

The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head
Feb 15, 2005
4,339
700
628
Elkton, MD
#11
I won mine. Wokka wokka.
 

GoldenOne

Registered User
May 17, 2007
648
0
0
Bridgewater, Joisey
#12
Thank You good sir, because I was able to play this for few friends tonight you ended up getting at least 3 CD orders.
 

Sleeves

Registered User
Sep 13, 2006
46
17
268
#16
Sleeves!

It's a long way from TMO. Good to see you're doing well.

Gotta get me a CD now.
Wow...blast from the past...how's it going buddy!

Nice to see you in these old parts...
 

Yeagmaster

Registered User
Jun 28, 2007
75
0
0
South Carolina
#17
Wow...blast from the past...how's it going buddy!

Nice to see you in these old parts...

Just wanted to congratulate you on everything. It's good to see that your talents are noticed by a bigger audience now.

I just ordered your CD yesterday. I hope you sell a shitload of these and keep doing what you're doing.

My friend, Ked, is jealous that I know the man known as "Sleeves". I listen to Ron & Fez whenever I can (damn work gets in the way too much) but he listens every day. He kept telling me about this Sleeves guy that was making these awesome songs. I figured it had to be you. I even showed him The Germantican. LOL

Keep it up,man! We'll keep supporting you. Wish you all the best!