This is the tag from the latest episode of Superego.
Usually I just tack these things on at the end of the credits unexplained, but this is one of my weirdest favorites and there’s a story behind it.
Earlier this year, we recorded with the hilarious Birds of Prey: Susan Burke, Lizzy Cooperman, and Emily Maya Mills. When I was editing some of the stuff that we did that steamy night, it got split up between hard drives. Not long after, I moved from Long Beach to Los Angeles and things got even more confusing. Long story short, the recordings that got overlooked were some sketches we did with Greg Proops, Jeff Davis, and the Birds of Prey - including this idea called the ‘Lady America Pageant.’
There’s something about it that I just love. I never read Flowers in the Attic but I remember it was a scandal and a sensation when it came out. I also remember recording this tag and the fact that Emily plays my incestuous brother just killed me in the room and kills me now. I can’t explain it, I just found it horribly adorable.
Anyway, hope you enjoy it/are made uncomfortable by it and someday I hope to have a go at some of the hours and hours of unused recordings that languish on Superego hard drives throughout the western world.
P.S. I might really want to do a Flowers in the Attic book club. Who’s in? Maybe we’ll record it as a podcast.
It’s that time of year again! Here’s the perennial classic for you and yours this holiday season.
In December of 1989, Shunt, Mutt, and the Journeymen reunited for the 41st time with legendary producer Jimmy ‘James’ Bladon. The result was a legendary charity album entitled ‘The Journeymen On Ice (And Speed).’ After a barn collapse where the tapes were stored, only one track survived. ‘The Season Of Giving’ hit the Billboard charts at 1,312 and by noon the same day was already at 1,310. Now, remixed, remastered, and remembered, the song is presented to you here, free of charge and free of apologies. God bless us, everyone.
Words and music by Matt Gourley & James Bladon (BMI)
Mutt Taylor: vocals, guitar, and banjo Shunt McGuppin: vocals Jimmy Blades: back up vocals, bass, drums, bells, piano, Hammond B3, keys George Bladon: back up vocals Charles Bladon: back up vocals Angela Bladon: back up vocals