Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pukekos TV




Pukekos TV #8 features the following music videos:

Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
No Age - Boy Void
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Me And Mia
Mika Miko - Business Cats
Parts & Labor - Echo Chamber
Genesis - Keep It Dark
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Lightning Bolt - Saint Jacques (Remix)
Alice Cohen - Memories Of Glaciers
American Liberty League - On The Street Where We Live
Frankie Cosmos & The Emptiness - Tears In My Mouf

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to Tom Bell, David Earl Buddin, Phoebe Cates, Norma Chan, Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor, Alice Cohen, Tim Dahl, Devin Flynn, Guy de Burgh, Martha de Burgh, Frank Grisanti, Mohammed Ismail, J&R Pizza, Kings Highway Convenience, Greta Kline, Owen Kline, Yuan Liu, David Martin, Lauren Martin, Dominika Michalowska, Emma Plaga, Loraine Rickard-Martin, Koffi Sawyer, Joana Schneider, Leonie Schneider, Kevin Shea, Dean Spunt, Veronica Walter, Weasel Walter, Yum Yummy Chinese, Vivi Yanti & Xiu Ying Zou

Original Airdate - 12/27/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pukekos TV



Pukekos TV #7 features the following music videos:

Huey Lewis and the News - National Anthem
Bad Religion - Along The Way
Beat Happening - Indian Summer
Genesis - No Reply At All
Butthole Surfers - Who Was In My Room Last Night?
Ween - Push th' Little Daisies
Mudhoney - Good Enough
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Dare To Be Stupid
Lightning Bolt - 13 Monsters

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to Alice Cohen, Dave Dreiwitz, Richard Falkner, Billy Grant, Owen Kline, Ruth Korver, Danielle Ruse & Steve Williams

Original Airdate - 12/13/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pukekos TV



Pukekos TV #6 features the following music videos:

Roxy Music - Editions Of You
Normal Love - Lend Some Treats
The Rapture - Notes>>>
Cat Power - Cross Bones Style
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
Blank Dogs - Setting Fire To Your House
Deep Time - Clouds
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Look Out There's A Monster Coming

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to Matt Anderson, Jason Baxter, Jacqueline Castel, Amnon Freidlin, Haoyan Of America, Ruben Mendez, Lorne Michaels, DC Schneider, Weasel Walter & Bekah Zietz

Original Airdate - 12/6/12 on BCAT2 in Brooklyn

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pukekos TV



Pukekos TV #5 features the following music videos:

Shannon And The Clams - Toxic Revenge
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
The USA Is A Monster - No More Forever
Kleenex - Hedi's Head
The Clean - Anything Could Happen
Pop Winds - Sunlight
The Beets - Watching T.V.
The Locust - The Half-Eaten Sausage Would Like To See You In His Office

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to Matt Anderson, Marilis Cardinal, Peter Glantz, Igor Ivanov, Colin Langenus, Hannah Lew, Ben McOsker, Chie Mori, James Squeaky, Karlheinz Stockhausen & Matthew Volz

Original Airdate - 11/29/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pukekos TV



Pukekos TV #4 features the following music videos:

Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Which Way To Go
Mika Miko - I Got A Lot (New New New)
Devo - Come Back Jonee
Matt & Kim - Yea Yeah
Grass Widow - Fried Egg
The Fall - Container Drivers
Frankie Cosmos & The Emptiness - Joe Joe (Boys Are Dogs)
Barr - The Song Is The Single
Off! - Wrong

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to Kyra Bergsund, David Earl Buddin, Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor, John Huntley, Lana Kim, Joe Joe Kline, Kevin Kline, Marney Kline, Hannah Lew, Smokestack Lightning, Aaron Maine, Jiji Martin, Whitey McConnaughy, Johann Rashid, Leonie Schneider, Amanda See, James Squeaky, Daniela Velickovic, Veronica Walter, Weasel Walter & Mikey Young

Original Airdate - 11/15/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pukekos TV



Pukekos TV #3 features the following music videos:

Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High
Pavement - Range Life
They Might Be Giants - Letter Shapes
Chairlift - Amanaemonesia
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Bottled In Cork
The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy
Parts & Labor - The Gold We're Digging

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to David Ahuja, Moh Azima, Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor, Rob Hatch-Miller, Dave Martin, Julia Ochsenrelter, Karen Soskin, Gabe Spierer, Christin Turner & BJ Warshaw

Original Airdate - 11/1/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan and BCAT2 in Brooklyn

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pukekos TV



Pukekos TV #2 features the following music videos:

U.S. Girls - Jack
No Age - Eraser
Unrest - Make Out Club
Zola Jesus - Seekir
Friends - I'm His Girl
Best Coast - Boyfriend
Male Bonding - Year's Not Long
Wavves - No Hope Kids

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to Peter J. Brant, Andy Bruntel, Jacqueline Castel, Vice Cooler, Eliza Doyle, Aurora Halal, Brooke Kennedy, Meghan Madonna, Pete Ohs, Emily Pelstring, Randy Randall, Meghan Remy, Mark Robinson, Dave Roth, Shelby Sandlin, Lacey Swain & Matt Werth

Original Airdate - 10/18/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pukekos TV



Pukekos TV #1 features the following music videos:

Crystal Stilts - Prismatic Room
Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang - Somebody
Alice Cohen - Cascading Keys
Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Footscray Station
Ducktails - Landrunner
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move
These Are Powers - Candyman

Produced by BJ Rubin
Graphics by Lauren Martin

Thanks to Alice Cohen, Craig Dermody, Joseph Krings, Matthew Lessner, Matt Marlin, Julius Martin & Sean O'Keefe

Original Airdate - 10/4/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan and BCAT2 in Brooklyn

©2012 Dick Move Productions

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cristina

It was 1978. Or was it '79? I was in my first Broadway musical -- On The Twentieth Century. I don’t remember exactly, but about 6 months into the run there was a knock on my dressing room door at the end of a performance. I opened the door and a young couple introduced themselves to me. His name was Michael Zilkha and hers was Cristina Monet. They seemed very nice. I asked Cristina if she was by any chance related to Claude Monet. As I recall, she said that he was her great granduncle or some such. Cristina told me that she was a singer, and Michael her producer. They were working on a song in which they would like me to perform with her. They said it would be a narration, reminiscent in style of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. As I recall, they said they would pay me $5000 for my services (which seemed like quite a lot), that I could come over to their recording studio after a performance and it would only take an hour or so. They gave me a rough outline of the song and handed me the script. I was to assume the role of a sort of loopy disco lothario. At the time, I was rather snobbish in my musical tastes, didn't really go to discos, didn’t care for most disco music, wasn’t interested, and consequently knew next to nothing about the genre. I have subsequently come to appreciate it much more. Notwithstanding all that (or perhaps because of it) I thought -- Sure, why not? $5000 for an hour's work and it’ll be a break from the long run of the same show every night. Ignorant as I was, how could it help but be a learning experience? A few nights later I went to the recording studio after a performance. When I arrived, they explained that they had laid down something like 48 tracks for the song and were very excited about that. Not knowing that 48 tracks was an impressive amount, but seeing that they were excited, I said "Wow." They played the song for me, and I was indeed impressed by the orchestration -- the big, multi-layered, cleanly and sharply produced sound, and of course the inexorable throbbing beat. Cristina's vocal tracks had already been recorded, so all I had to do was recite this narrative. Her breathy, plaintive tone, earnest and sweet and clueless, seemed perfect. It was fun, absurdly humorous and nicely tongue-in-cheek. We did a few takes, tried a few different versions. I was no Isaac Hayes, but I thought I sounded appropriately lubricious and pretentious, and they both seemed pleased. Then they asked for some unscripted sexual mutterings and moanings with Cristina in the style of "Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus." I obliged. I had told them up front that I did not want to be credited on the record, which they were fine with. My professional acting career was in its infancy, and as disco narration was part of neither my m├ętier nor expertise I thought the better part of venality was discretion. They asked me if I could come up with an ad hoc pseudonym, and I gave them "Peter Abbott," thinking that when said quickly it would sound like "Peter Rabbit." They wrote me a check, and I was on my way. Some time later, a copy of the record was dropped off for me at the theater. The entire enterprise was a brief, amusing parenthesis, and I pretty much forgot about it and went on with my life. I suppose you could say it came back to “haunt” me some years later when I was a guest on David Letterman's show and they played a bit of it in a futile attempt to embarrass me. They told me up front that they would like to play it if it was all right with me, and I said it was. If I acted embarrassed when they did play it, it was only out of a youthful eagerness to please and play along. I don’t embarass easily, as my body of work clearly attests. Who knows, future generations (assuming there will be any) may look on "Disco Clone" as my best work. Who am I to say?

-- Kevin Kline, 9/16/2012



Disco Clone (ZE)
1. Disco Clone (Disco Mix)
2. Disco Clone

















Photo: Arthur Elgort
MP3s: Weasel Walter

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Frankie Cosmos & The Emptiness

Frankie Cosmos & The Emptiness
presents
Frankie Cosmos Does France
as played by
Ingrid & The Ingrates

Featuring
Greta Kline as Frankie Cosmos
Aaron Maine as "Ronnie"
Mommy as "Mommy"



Frankie Cosmos Does France (Pukekos)
1. Sunbathing Tomato (ft. Ronnie) 2. Bango 3. I See (Awooga) 4. Joe Joe (Boys Are Dogs) 5. Tears In My Mouf (ft. Mommy) 6. Trouble 7. Wanna Kill Some Time 8. Long Thin Monster 9. Pathos Ghost Boy 10. Bug Bites (ft. Mommy) 11. Separation Anxiety 12. My Brother My 13. Future Kitchen Table Awaits 14. Doggu Di 15. I'm A Virgin
























If you'd like a copy of this CD, there will be 50 for sale at her gig Monday:

Frankie Cosmos & The Emptiness
w/ Nebadon & DJ OK

The Rod & Gun
59 Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
8/13/12
8pm





Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Zebulon 7/12

If you were unable to catch the season finale of The BJ Rubin Show when it aired last month, there will be a special screening this Thursday at Zebulon:

The BJ Rubin Show - Into The Void
American Liberty League
Sexy Thoughts
Moppa Elliott's Tragedies and Statistics

Zebulon
258 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
7/12/12
8pm
Free

The BJ Rubin Show
Episode #109
"Into The Void"
Original Airdate - 6/14/12 on MNN2 in Manhattan

Starring BJ Rubin & Lauren Martin
Co-Starring David Earl Buddin, Smokestack Lightning, Arrington de Dionyso, Kevin Shea, Weasel Walter, Owen Kline, Apollo Liftoff, Matt Nelson, Marc Edwards, Greta Kline, Tim Dahl & Dominika Michalowska
With Geoff Duncanson, Aaron Maine, Pasha, Johann Carlo, Alex Bleeker, Sarah Palatnik, Eliza Doyle & Vivi Yanti
Featuring Nebadon, Sportsbar, Ingres, American Liberty League & Odysseus

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The BJ Rubin Show



The BJ Rubin Show
Episode #105.5
"Smokestack Lightning"
Original Airdate - 6/7/2012 on BCAT2 in Brooklyn

Starring David Earl Buddin, BJ Rubin, Kevin Shea & Weasel Walter

Featuring Arrington de Dionyso, Owen Kline, Lauren Martin, Rane Moore, Nondor Nevai, Ron Stabinsky & Natalie Elizabeth Weiss

With American Liberty League, Wet Hair, Talibam!, She Keeps Bees, Vaz & Starring

Produced through the facilities of
BCAT
Brooklyn Cable Access Television
Brooklyn, NY 11217

©2012 Megaton Media

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The BJ Rubin Show



The BJ Rubin Show
Season Finale
"Into The Void"
6/14/2012
4pm
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
(Time Warner 56, RCN 83, FiOS 34)

Starring BJ Rubin & Lauren Martin

Co-Starring David Earl Buddin, Smokestack Lightning, Arrington de Dionyso, Kevin Shea, Weasel Walter, Owen Kline, Apollo Liftoff, Matt Nelson, Marc Edwards, Greta Kline, Tim Dahl & Dominika Michalowska

With Geoff Duncanson, Aaron Maine, Pasha, Johann Carlo, Alex Bleeker, Sarah Palatnik, Eliza Doyle & Vivi Yanti

Featuring Nebadon, Sportsbar, Ingres, American Liberty League & Odysseus

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The BJ Rubin Show



The BJ Rubin Show
Episode #106b
"Sportsbar"
Original Airdate - 5/3/2012 on BCAT2 in Brooklyn

Starring Tim Dahl, Kevin Shea, BJ Rubin, Lauren Martin, Owen Kline, Bernice Brooks, David Earl Buddin, Ryan Weinkle and American Liberty League

Produced through the facilities of BCAT Media Center, a community media facility of BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn.

©2012 Megaton Media

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The BJ Rubin Show



Catch The BJ Rubin Show this Spring, on Manhattan Neighborhood Network!

03/22/2012 04:00 PM
04/05/2012 04:00 PM
04/19/2012 04:00 PM
05/03/2012 04:00 PM
05/17/2012 04:00 PM
05/31/2012 04:00 PM
06/14/2012 04:00 PM

or on Brooklyn Cable Access Television!

04/05/2012 02:00 PM
05/03/2012 02:00 PM
06/07/2012 02:00 PM

MNN2 (Time Warner 56, RCN 83, FiOS 34)
BCAT2 (Cablevision 68, Time Warner 35, RCN 83, FiOS 43)

Starring BJ Rubin, David Earl Buddin, Wet Hair, Natalie Elizabeth Weiss, Talibam!, Owen Kline, Charlie Judkins, Kevin Shea, American Liberty League, Lauren Martin, Rane Moore, Weasel Walter, Sexy Thoughts, She Keeps Bees, Ted Shumaker, Nondor Nevai, Old Rugged Sauce, Arrington de Dionyso, Ron Stabinsky, I Don't Hear Nothin' But The Blues, Sam Kulik, Ingrid Superstar, Mick Barr, Apollo Liftoff, Gypsum Fantastic, Jon Irabagon, Moppa Elliott, Mike Pride, Meredith Wilson, Benji Cossa, Chie Mori, Mark Robinson, Bernice Brooks, Ezekiel Healy, Charles Evans, Home Blitz, Tom Blancarte, Tim Dahl, Cotton Candy, Marc Edwards, Eliza Doyle, Matt Mottel, Nate Wooley and Peter Evans

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The BJ Rubin Show



The BJ Rubin Show
Episode #108
"A Night At The Met"
Original Airdate - 2/9/2012 on MNN2 in Manhattan

Starring David Earl Buddin, BJ Rubin, Weasel Walter, Meredith Wilson, Benji Cossa, Chie Mori, Mark Robinson, Owen Kline, Bernice Brooks, Ezekiel Healy, Charles Evans, Lil Honker, American Liberty League, Evelyn Hurley, Home Blitz, Kevin Shea, Tom Blancarte, Ron Stabinsky, Sam Kulik, Tim Dahl, Gypsum Fantastic, Cotton Candy, Marc Edwards, Charlie Judkins, Eliza Doyle, Talibam!, Nate Wooley and Peter Evans