Here it is, the 6th video out of 13 off of the Bobby Joe Ebola 2010 LP/CD, “F”… “The Only Difference“, directed by Christopher Poeschl for Rock Rock Media! Doubling as an ode to the boppin’ age of doo-wop , the MacNuggits weave a musical tale about the joys of kidnapping yuppies, beating the crap out of them and throwing them in the trunks of their own cars! Funny!
Starring Jamie DeWolf, Mike Wilson, Vaudie Va Boom, Eliza Strack & more… PLUS a full band incarnation of the MacNuggits (Corbett Redford, Dan Abbott, Zach Glanz, Joshua Wharton and Sean McTiernan), this music video will get you moving and shaking… likely due more to fear than beat!
Directed by Christopher Poeschl for Rock Rock Media
Animation and illustration by Jason Chandler of Horrible Comics
Brrr! It’s Bay Area cold! Yeah, yeah, laugh it up, all y’all who live in places where you can actually get killed by icicles. You also have fireplaces and heating and mukluks and stuff. We aren’t set up for seasons here, so if it gets chilly we sit here and shiver in our bootie shorts.
And thus begins 2012 – the last year ever, if you believe poorly translated Mayan glyphs - with icy feet. How shall this year end, O little Nuggalos? Perhaps with fire? Revolutions? Toads? Global shifts of polarity, consciousness and underwear? We have no freakin’ idea. If 2011 is any indication, we will expect the unexpected. Already, this cute little duckling of a year is looking pretty darn fun for your unstoppable pals at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits.
But first, a little recap of how 2011 ended: September, October, and November were largely spent on and off the road with our powerful and victorious cartoon buddies Tornado Rider. After more than month with them across the U.S., we developed a pretty hard-core sneth habit. Upon return, we jumped right back into recording a new batch of songs at Dutch Oven Studios, run by our friend and occasional bandmate Craigums!
In the meantime, the Occupy Wall Street movement was gathering steam, and in Oakland (where Dan lives and Corbett’s previous address) things got pretty hectic. We wanted to help, and in December our song “Pac-Man & Pop Tarts” appeared on a free compilation called Occupy International.
Then, in honor of and in solidarity with #OccupyOakland, #OccupyTogether, #OccupyWallStreet and all of the many other occupy groups around the world, our band offered up an unmixed, unmastered and unreleased recent recording we made in August 2011. It went out as a nod to all of the valiant protesters involved in this movement… to all of those organizing on the front lines of this struggle. From our upcoming 2012 cover album, “Theft“, the song was originally written by Woody Guthrie in 1940 as a anti-union busting song. It was then updated wonderfully in 2000 by Billy Bragg.
In the folk tradition, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits added new and appropriate lyrics about corporate hegemony, billionaires and other modern world ails… the song is called, “All You Fascists“.
Barely had 2012 begun when we lit up the Bay Area with an astonishingly fun January trifecta of Bay Area shows with Tornado Rider and another group of familiar road dogs, Emily’s Army. The evenings were peppered with special appearances by several other local legends including Kevin Secondsof 7 Seconds and Angelo Moore from Fishbone!
And the fun’s just beginning. Later this month we’ll be heading back into the studio to put the finishing touches on some new releases. Get ready for a read-along story songbook, a new LP of original material, a 10″ split with Duluth, MN’s Hard Feelings and the cover song LP. We’ll also be filming 2 music videos this week which will eventually appear on the F: The Videos DVD album. Four other music videos already in production are nearing completion!
Oh, did we mention we’re going to England?
Yep! We’re hopping the Pond for a single show in London, the UnNamed Festival. Organized by Tony Anastasi of the Green Day fansite, www.greendayauthority.com, this free event will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (as well as several other Bay Area luminaries). This will be our first show outside of North America, and hopefully the first of many! Dude! We’re going to England!
And in April, we’re confirmed to The Gathering of the Goofpunx in Portland, OR (April 5-8), as well as Way Out West Fest in Tucson, AZ (April 14). If you live in the Northwest or Southwest, keep an eye out for shows other shows we may announce, since we’ll already be on the road anyway.
One last Nuggit of news, friends & fans, and a little public service message. If you’ve ever felt empty inside, we have the answer. His name is Jesus! That’s right, we at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits want you to let the Baby Jesus in. In where, we hear you ask?
This all may seem strange and sudden until you realize that we are now the official band of the glow-in-the-dark Baby Jesus Buttplug! Made by the Oakland-based artisans at Divine Interventions, this little buddy is 100% silicone, 100% fun, and is easy to find in the dark. We’ll have them available at most shows. Washes easily with soap & water… just like your sins! Available for a discounted price at our shows!
Here at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, things are changing day by day. We hope you’ll continue to check in with us regularly and let your friends know, as our amazing adventure continues!
-Dan & Corbett
Looking for an awesome way to start out 2012?! Well, look no further than the BOBBY JOE EBOLA/TORNADO RIDER/EMILY’S ARMY Rock & Roll Weekend! Check the awesome flyer by AdamD of Gnarboots! Please repost!
… Friday, January 6th, Saturday January 7th and Sunday, January 8th in Berkeley, San Francisco and San Jose respectively, these wildly fun bands are joining forces to bring the noise and then some!
Each show features a different lineup with special surprise guests and friends such as Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds, Go National!), The Smell, Monstrauss and The Caps!
And to top it off, Bobby Joe Ebola will be joined by Sean & Josh of Mystic Knights of the Cobra to bring you THREE RARE MACNUGGIT FULL BAND PERFORMANCES!
Show details and band websites below! See you there!
Saturday, Jan. 7th – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Tornado Rider, Emily’s Army and Bobby Joe Ebola ($12, All Ages, 9PM) – 155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 – On Fell Street between Franklin & Van Ness
Hey there! Bobby Joe Ebola fans! Friends, countrymen, fellow Earthlings. We’re proud to announce we’re on a new compilation called Occupy International, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. There’s also a big port shutdown on Monday, if you happen to live near a shipping port. We’ll get to all of that. But first, we need to have a little talk:
There is something deeply wrong with the way civilization is doing things. A few people are making all the decisions, decisions that benefit themselves. We are not asked for our opinion, even just to be polite. The people who are “in charge” making the big decisions are thinking about the world as a set of numbers; People go to work and create this amount of money, or shop and purchase this many units of GDP, or vote and produce so many votes. An acre of trees is worth this much paper pulp or toothpicks. These numbers must always grow, and the growth must always accelerate. Never mind that we’re running out of trees to turn into toothpicks. Human needs don’t really factor in; things that can’t be counted, well, they just don’t count, do they? And pretty much the whole planet has been feeling the effects of this kind of arithmetic for decades, whether we wanted any part of it or not.
But if we want to be totally honest here, WE’VE been making decisions too. We’ve been deciding NOT to decide; it’s too hard and time-consuming. It’s so much easier when someone else makes the call, isn’t it? It’s this attitude that has created our system of waste amid need, starvation amid abundance, and tyranny waving a flag of freedom. We enable this system every day. We help it along, too; with silence, with our complicity, and with our active participation. Because we don’t see any other possibilities, do we?
This is just what the people at the top want us to believe; that this top down madness is the only way we can organize ourselves, and that our wants trump other peoples’ needs. They’ve either forgotten that their power comes from us, or they fear that we will remember it.
This is suicide. This whole damn system is a runaway train headed off a cliff. All we have to do is pull the brakes, all of us, and get off. Yes, we’ll have to walk from there and figure it out. But if we all pull together we can keep each other safe so that we’re around to figure it out.
Convenience has brought us to the edge of disaster. The people in charge clearly need our help making good decisions. So we’re going to remind them that we are here, and that we have lots of ideas.
We wish to support this show of strength by free people who want a future. This is why we contributed a track to OCCUPY INTERNATIONAL, a compilation of 24 tracks from different artists in solidarity around the globe, including hip-hip revolutionaries DEAD PREZ! The comp includes rock, punk, hip-hop, electronic music, and stuff I can’t even describe.
Hopefully this music gives you strength and lifts up your spirits when things get difficult. Because they will get difficult. But you know what? We’ll be right there with you. Um, unless we’re all sent to an internment camp. In which case… we’ll be right there with you.
Despite the bullshit, it is still a wonderful world we live in. Not only did all our friends and fans pull together to help us make crazy music video history by raising $6040 for our ‘Life Is Excellent’ project, now we find out that we got played on Dr. Demento’s online radio show! It’s the first time we’ve been played on his show since 1997.
Also played on the same show were The Dead Milkmen, Mojo Nixon,They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Weird Al… We love that wacky bastard!
Hell yeah! The MacNuggits will be sharing the stage with Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, as he brings his band to The New Parish in Oakland, Tuesday, November 8th! Don’t miss this historic event for musical satire… or at least for our band!
We can’t count the number of times in our 15 year existence we have been compared to these rock heavyweights and now we finally have the opportunity to rock with one of ‘em! Oakland! Please come out and show your MacNuggit pride for this one! We would love to have some singing heads with us!
We’re heading out yet again, this time for a short stint to the great Northwest! We will be meeting up with our buddies Tornado Rider in Spokane and then playing shows with them for the next few days! The folks we are playing with are some of the best the region has to offer: Juicy Karkass, All The Apparatus, Titanium Sporkestra, Baby Gramps, Potsie (members of The Taxpayers), Destroy Nate Allen and more! We are stoked for this! Check out the upcoming event calendar on this website or click on the name of the venue in the listings below for directions and more show info!
Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Spokane, WA @ Zola with Tornado Rider
Thursday, Nov. 17th – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater with Baby Gramps, Titanium Sporkestra and Tornado Rider
Friday, Nov. 18th – Portland, OR @ Red & Black Cafe with All The Apparatus, Destroy Nate Allen and Tornado Rider
Saturday, Nov. 19th – Portland, OR @ Record Room with Potsie, Juicy Karkass and Mr. Plow
INDIEGOGO “LIFE IS EXCELLENT” MUSIC VIDEO FUNDING UPDATE!
This shirt is available at the $50 “Rainbow in the Dark” support level, which includes a personal phone call from Dan & Corbett, a “like pack” with music, stickers, & desktop wallpaper, the EXCLUSIVE ‘Life Is Excellent’ ringtone composed by Craig Billmeier, the ‘Life Is Excellent’ bumper sticker… PLUS an appearance as an extra in the ‘Life Is Excellent’ music video.
Ladies and gentlemen, time weighs heavy upon us. In only three weeks we will conclude our IndieGoGo campaign. We’re not quite to the finish line yet, but we want to thank all of you who’ve contributed already. We truly appreciate the support from you, our friends and fans. If we do not make our goal, we will still use the monies raised to make the best video we possibly can… but filming would surely be delayed a bit. It would mean having to regroup and reconsider our options in making the video for this song with less $.
Show your friends our video, repost and help us spread Ebola to the eyes and ears of everyone you know! Watch our hilarious donation pitch video below! And thank you for all of your help!
NEW RECORDING UPDATE!
Things are coming along on recording for about 5 or 6 upcoming EPs, 7″s and other records! 11 songs are close to being done… only 25 to go! Keep your butts peeled! We are so happy with the new songs. No joke! They rule! Of course, to be fair, of those 36 tunes, 13 are covers for an LP we are making called “Theft“. It contains some of our favorite songs by other people including this song… here is our unmixed, unmastered and unreleased version of Woody Guthrie’s “All You Fascists”, with some updated modern lyrics. We released it on YouTube a week or so back in solidarity with and in honor of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Just seemed a little to perfect to not let people hear it, what with all of the risin’ up! We return in late November to the recently located Dutch Oven under the masterful engineering hand of occasional MacNuggit second guitarist, Craigums aka 2008 World Air Guitar Champion and member of tons of your favorite bands, past and present. It’s on!
Allow us to give you a taste of heaven. You may need a chaser though.
Shoot At Will Films and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits present the controversial fifth music video from the MacNuggits’ 2010 LP, “F” (videos for all of the album’s thirteen songs are being made!)… the hilariously blasphemous “Sweet Shit of Christ“. Directed by Jamie Dewolf and featuring an outrageous cast including Alex Koll, J. Lieber, Courtney Crimson, Amanda Cavanaugh, Natalie Ashodian, Don Reniff, Ian Whitson, Sissy Dewolf, Bakari Kafeli as Jesus and many more, this video is a MacNuggit-style skewering of religious hypocrisy throughout the ages, leaving no sacred cow untipped. This Oakland-style taste of the hereafter will have you on your knees with laughter.
If you would like to feature the video on your website, please contact Talia Miller at PRawr (talia@PRawr.com) to acquire a hi-def download or for any other press related inquiries.
Directed and edited by Jamie DeWolf for Shoot At Will Films
Cinematography and Steadicam: Gabriel Hurley, Second Camera: Jamie DeWolf and Michelantony “Micah” Dunston, Lighting Design: Lia Walker, Special Effects Makeup: Sissy DeWolf, Camera Assistant: Jon Logan, Assistant Director: Heather Markis, Best Boy: Gregg Semen
Well, hot damn. The MacNuggits just got back from tourin’ the states for their longest stint ever and are now unexpectedly hitting the road AGAIN Sept. 14th – Oct 10th… this time with the wild and rock-steady fun barons of Tornado Rider (http://tornadoriderband.com/).
So yeah, are you ready for this tour?! So excited over here! We are playing with so many great bands and we get to see Tornado Rider every damned night! Songs about dinosaurs, falcons, bison, apples… think Toy Dolls meets AC/DC! Hell yeah!
Hailing from the barren burgs of the East Bay Area in California, comes this wild and sonic caravan of colorful and talented impresarios… Tornado Rider, the most fun power trio ever has joined forces with the ever-clever and contagiously catchy, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, to tear through ‘The States’ on an epic break-neck 25 date tour!
We are all looking forward to seeing you again, or for the first time! Bobby Joe Ebola has a ton of new songs we are chompin’ to play for you and Tornado Rider has a new album called “Jark Matter“!
Rock and roll weirdos unite! Check out the dates below…
ALL DATES WITH TORNADO RIDER AND BOBBY JOE EBOLA UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED!
* = without Tornado Rider ** = without Bobby Joe Ebola
Wednesday, Sept. 14th – Oakland, CA @ The Uptown with Eddie Spaghetti and The White Barons *
Thursday, Sept. 15th – Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunk Space with The Haymarket Squares and Empire Of The BEar (feat. Ben Gallaty of Andrew Jackson Jihad!)
Friday, Sept. 16th – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace with Mexicans At Night
Saturday, Sept. 17th – Austin, TX @ The Highball with THAT Damned Band and Bold! Daring! True!
Sunday, Sept. 18th – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s with Sweet Eagle and Stella Fancy
Monday, Sept. 19th – Lafayette, LA @ Grant Street Dance Hall with TBA
Tuesday, Sept. 20th – Grayton Beach, FL @ Pandora’s
Wednesday, Sept. 21st – Sandestin, FL @ Funky Blues Shack
September 22nd – 24th – Tornado Rider @ Blackwater Music Festival in Live Oak, FL **
Friday, Sept. 23rd – Gainesville, FL @ w/ Turkey Town w/ Bent Left *
Saturday, Sept. 24th – St. Petersburg, FL @ Fubar Downtown w/ Your Pest Band (Japan), Holy Shit! (Milwaukee), The Tim Version and Nothing In The Dark *
Sunday, Sept. 25th – Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s with Rowdy Downstairs, Hollywood and DJ Tom Foote!
Monday, Sept. 26th – Asheville, NC @ The Get Down with Sugarfoot Serenaders and Keanu Phoenix
Wednesday, Sept. 28th – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Saint with Honah Lee and more
Thursday, Sept. 29th – Brooklyn, NY @ Tommy’s Tavern with Mikey Erg, Franz Nicolay, Stza Crack, Devastaion Wagon and Zero Content
Friday, Sept. 30th – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s with Real Good (NJ) and Civil Warblers
Saturday, Oct. 1st – New Hope, PA @ Triumph Brewing Company with TBA
Sunday, Oct. 2nd – Cleveland, OH @ Brother’s Lounge with Uno Lady and more
Monday, Oct. 3rd – Chicago, IL @ The Moving Castle with This Is My Fist! and more TBA
Tuesday, Oct. 4th – Minneapolis, MN @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge with Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band and Ogre Smash Death Boom
Wednesday, Oct. 5th – Lincoln, NE @ The Zoo with TBA
Thursday, Oct. 6th – Denver, CO @ Moe’s with House Of Trees
Friday, Oct. 7th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Raunch Records with Discoid A
Saturday, Oct. 8th – Nevada City, CA @ Haven Underground with MINIBOSSES
Sunday, Oct. 9th – Chico, CA @ Thunderdome with Shivaree
Monday, Oct. 10th – Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s w/ TBA
Friday, Oct. 14th – Oakland, CA @ Mama Buzz w/ TBA *
Friday, November 11th – Stevens Point, WI @ The Encore **
Saturday, November 12th – Green Bay, WI @ The Crunch Frog w/ TBA **
Monday, Nov. 14th – Bend, OR @ TBA w/ TBA *
Tuesday, Nov. 15th – Corvallis, OR @ TBA w/ TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Spokane, WA @ TBA w/ TBA
Thursday, Nov. 17th – Seattle, WA @ The Columbia City Theater w/ Titanium Sporkestra and Baby Gramps ($7, 9PM, 21+)
Friday, Nov. 18th – Portland, OR @ TBA w/ TBA
See you on the road!! AND don’t forget to donate to help us make our epic, huge and crazy “Life Is Excellent” music video happen! We want to rent a grizzly bear! Watch the video below or go here to help: http://www.indiegogo.com/lifeisexcellentvideo
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES! Work is hell. You don’t think so? Well, let Shoot At Will Films and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits explain our horrible case with this masterful short film and music video for the song ‘Time Is Crawling’ from the MacNuggits’ 2010 Silver Sprocket LP/CD release, “F”. Head on over to Bloody-Disgusting.Com to catch their exclusive premiere of our little slice of horror!
Directed by legendary impresario Jamie DeWolf and starring Raymond C. Duval, Caitlin Gill, Holly Brewer, Sissy Dewolf, Michael Wharton, Eliza Strack, Jason Storm, Ginger Booz-Ullrey, Matthew LaPlaca and many more, this truly frightening horror epic is a colorful (mostly red) homage to classic suspense and occult films of years gone by. A simple metaphor for the droll sluggishness of working an office job… with lots of blood thrown in for good measure.
Put on your fright diaper and get ready to be afraid to ever go to work again.
We are Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, a satiric acoustic duo from the San Francisco Bay Area consisting of Dan Abbott and Corbett Redford. We started in 1995, and though were at first dismissed as merely a novelty band, we kept writing, performing, recording and touring, all while putting on free underground festivals (“Geekfest”) with our friends and releasing all our records on our own DIY label, S.P.A.M. Records. We broke up in 2000, but reformed in 2009 and immediately began writing again. 2010 saw the release of our album “F” (on SF-based label Silver Sprocket) and we decided to film music videos for each of it’s 13 songs.
The final track of “F”, a song called “Life is Excellent”, has touched many of our fans and friends, and we want to make an appropriately awesome music video; fun, ridiculous, tragicomic, and maybe even inspiring. You can listen to the song here: LISTEN! This will be the finish line for our ambitious video project, and the final track on a DVD version of the album. We intend to film the music video in December, with comedian/director Alex Koll and an ENORMOUS cast and assorted crews of talented friends, fans and random strangers. This short film is planned to be over 8 minutes long (long for a music video!) and will feature many stunning visuals, stunts and a handful of surprise guests.
We have taken on ambitious projects all our lives. We’ve bitten off more than we can chew, and then chewed it somehow and made amazing music and art. The role of the artist is to push the limits of what is possible. Not to show how awesome we are, but to give others hope and inspiration, to encourage others to put a little more fantastic into their everyday lives.
When we finish this video, it’ll cap off a hyper-ambitious shoestring-budget video album project (so far, mostly paid for by odd jobs, benefit shows and donated labor) that has our fans rooting for us, and has shown other bands and artists that making DIY art doesn’t have to mean low quality or sub-par. It means not waiting around for a sugar momma to dump cash in our pockets, but forging ahead, being flexible and creative, and collaborating with other artists who have more talent than cash.
We want to inspire people (including ourselves) to do even more amazing things.
We have a projected budget ceiling of $12,000 for the ‘Life Is Excellent’ music video. That’s a lot of money from where we’re sitting, but we want to make the best music video EVER. We’ll be calling in a LOT of favors in an attempt to keep things under that amount. Any funds we raise from this campaign that are left over will go toward completing the rest of the videos (of which 7 are either complete or in post-production!) on the DVD, which will also include live footage, comedy sketches, interviews, and other random stuff.
We can co this. We have 120 days to reach our funding goal and we can’t reach it without your help! If you can’t help financially, perhaps you could spread the word to as many people as you can about this exciting project? There are many ways you can help make this project happen.
We’re not joking about making great art, and we’re pushing ourselves to do even more amazing stuff. This video will be the culmination of many years of work, and when you see it, you’ll know you helped bring it to life. If you’ve got $5 you can spare, or $1000, we’ll make the most of every penny, and we’ll make it worth your while.
Check out the list of gifts we’ll send to you for each contribution level, on our IndieGoGo page in the green section!
REMEMBER, the ONLY way this campaign can be successful is if you share it with your friends!! If you’re unable to contribute financially–and even if you are!–please help us to reach our fund-raising goal by spreading the word about our IndieGoGo campaign.
USE THE SHARE TOOLS UNDER THE PITCH VIDEO AT THE TOP TO LET FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, GOOGLE+ AND TWITTER KNOW ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN or E-MAIL A FRIEND YOU THINK MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP! SHOOT YOU CAN EVEN EMBED A LITTLE WIDGET ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN ON YOUR WEBSITE IF YOU’D LIKE!
Remember, we can’t do this without you, our friends and fans. Thanks a bunch, folks, and we hope to see you on the set! And in case you forgot… LIFE IS EXCELLENT!
From the twisted rock wizards at Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits comes “Lake of Flies“, the latest mindbending music video off their album, 2010′s F (Out on SSBC)! With “Lake of Flies”, weirdo-rock pioneers Dan Abbott and Corbett Redford reveal a bizarre world unlike any you’ve seen before.
Directed by acclaimed artist Joseph Demaree (host of Welcome Back! TV and the mind behind Idiomism Records), “Lake of Flies” tells the story of a mysterious doorway in Dan’s basement, one which leads to the realm of a forgotten god. Psychedelic imagery, fantastic special effects, and maggots open the doors to your new religion.