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In response to my personal motto, "I rather be snotty than get stupid tattoos," the members of the Canadian punk band Cold Warps have released this video as an homage to bad choices. But the laugh is on me as I cannot get that "Stupid Tattoos" song outta my head all day. I also see it becoming an anthem for hipsters everywhere.
As reported by Halifax's The Coast, Cold Warps are re-releasing their first two EPs as a full LP on Noyes Records. For more on Cold Warps, check their Facebook page.
Thanks to an overwhelming childhood obsession with "Weird Al" Yankovic, I didn't listen to pop music until I was about 11-years-old. Sure, I knew the melodies to pop songs, but you would have been hard pressed to convince me that Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was better than Yankovic's "Eat It." For a dorky kid with a penchance for Dungeons & Dragons, there was no way anything offered up by the King of Pop was gonna surpass fat-suits and goofy lyrics.
While I've come a long way (though, I still despise pop music), my repressed inner nerd has arisen like a phoenix from the ashes. Thanks to a great deal from Amazon MP3 (follow them on Twitter to get the scoop on daily deals), I bought my first "Weird Al" album in over 20 years, Alpocalypse. Ordinarily, I wouldn't admit this to anyone but, as you can hear in the video above, Al does a version of B.o.B.'s "Nothin On You" called "Another Tattoo" - and it's amazing.
I'm pretty sure there's a couple of dorky N&S readers out there who appreciate this - and how can you not, with lyrics like:
No part of me's blank, I'm really ink-obsessed
(The album is available for just $3.99 in the Amazon MP3 store and for the usual rates on CD even Vinyl(!) format)
UPDATE: After a little more digging online, I found this video - I have no idea if it's officially linked to Al, but it's a lot cooler than just the cover art video I had originally posted. Any info on the animator(s) would be greatly appreciated - just click the email link in the upper right column.
I'm having a perfect Sunday with a few of my favorite things: brunch, Bloody Marys, and bluegrass. While no one is taking my food and drink from me, I will share the music.
I'm loving this song Femme Fatale by Birmingham's The Toy Hearts, released on their third album also titled Femme Fatale, which is a blend of bluegrass swing and "gypsy jazz." This gorgeous video for the song was shot at Dawnii Fantana's Painted Lady Tattoo Parlour in Birmingham. If you're not familiar with Dawnii's stellar tattoo work, check it here. The video features my friend Clare Goldilox, who does her hand-poked dotwork magic at Painted Lady, and at times, on the low in the seedy underbelly of society. [She'll deny the latter.]
Clare sent me the video because my Black Tattoo Art book makes a brief cameo (see below). I was stoked but even more so to find a new band to brighten my weekend.
PS: I'm thinking of making "Music Sunday" a regular or semi-regular feature, so if you have a particular song and video you want to share, especially with a tattoo theme, send me links to marisa at needlesandsins.com.
This week, legendary tattooists Guy Aitchison and Michele Wortman have expanded their book publishing company, Proton Press, to include instrumental music produced within the tattoo industry.
The music label kicks off with five albums, each with their own signature electro-groove: Sunchannel by Michele Wortman; Hydrone by Brion Norwalk, a tattooist from Ohio; Divine Machine by Corey Cudney, a tattooist from Buffalo, NY; Satchi Om (self-titled), a tattoo collector from Oakland, CA; and Sursum by Peter Stauber, a tattoo collector from Las Vegas.
You can preview the music here and also purchase them as downloads or CDs.
Chris Stauber interviewed Guy & Michelle about this new venture. Here's a taste of that talk: