Why Aren’t There More Songs About The Golden Girls?

22 04 2011

With a little help from fellow Big Gay Sketch Show alum, Michael Serrato as director, and the hilarious Nadya Ginsberg as Rose, Jonny McGovern debuted his newest viral video and first single off his new Golden Girls EP today: Take Me To St. Olaf.

Yes, that’s right, a loving homage to the sweetest girl, Rose Nylund. The new video, shot partially in front of the real Golden Girls exterior in Brentwood, was done in just a few days with the home part done guerrilla style by Michael and Jonny. The result is anything but rushed. Jonny delivers a silky smooth Teddy Pendergrass-ish ballad showing his true love for the iconic character. Funny yet sweet with touches of granny love. If his vocals and production are this tight on a quick video and EP, I can’t wait to see what he pulls off for his new solo album in June and Quick Starter funded accompanying multi-video project promoting it as well.

Jonny McGovern in front of the actual GG house!

Check out the new EP with 2 more tracks: Zbornak and Blanche Deveraux right here.

DAA: The Podcast talks to Mary Fahl and Ross Crean

17 02 2010
Former October Project singer Mary Fahl

Former October Project singer Mary Fahl

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This week on the show, singer/songwriter, Ross Crean and I had the honor of dishing with Mary Fahl, former lead singer of October Project, on her solo and band career, parting ways with OP, the record label game and her new release, a remake of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon done as only Mary Fahl and her Read the rest of this entry »

Well, Ain’t That Allotta Love?!

27 01 2010

It’s like the floodgates of Marc’s musical river just opened up today and spilled love and happiness all over my desk! I just got notices of 3 amazing things today from three of my all time favorites

Tracey Thorn of Everything But the Girl is leaking some info about her upcoming 3rd solo CD on her Facebook page: “New album is to be called Love and Its Opposite. Will be released mid-May. As you probably know, the record was finished a little while ago, but the slight hold-up has been caused by contractual business. Having come to an agreement with Virgin, the album will be released on Ben’s Strange Feeling label, and in the US on the very lovely Merge label. Was recorded in Berlin and London. Produced by Ewan Pearson. Is 10 songs long – the PERFECT album length! (I was so cross when Out Of The Woods ended up having 11 songs….) Eight new songs by me, plus a cover of “Come On Home To Me” by Lee Hazlewood, and a cover of The Unbending Trees song “You are a lover.””

a-ha is teasing their US fans this morning, that an announcement is forthcoming on some final US dates for their farewell tour: “Last July, Magne mentioned in a radio interview that a-ha would return to America in 2010, and fans have been waiting eagerly since then for news of US tour dates. The wait is almost over, and an announcement will be made next week! Back in 2005, a-ha played a single show in America, at Irving Plaza in New York on September 12. The concert sold out in 52 minutes and fans from all over the United States traveled to New York for the one-off show.This time around, expect more than one show – but that’s all we’re saying for now. Stay tuned for more information!”

and finally, my boy, Blake Lewis, who we’ve hyped countless times here and on the podcast, will be doing a DJ set and signing at Borderline Music in Chicago on 2/13 @ 2pm.