Monday, September 4, 2017

[MUSIC] "...Like It's Gonna Have a Baby!!!"

This is one we originally recorded back in 2007 for our first proper album, 1994. We'd been playing it live for a couple of years by that point. It started with us goofing around in practice with one of those jams where I drop a break record, Hughes punches out a bass line, and I start scratching a random vocal sample. This one has three tables going: the break beat, the noise guitar record (Chicago), and a monologue from the classic 2001 TV series The Tick*. I'm cutting that sample up on one of those old school Pioneer CDJs. These were the days before Serato.

We initially added it to the live set because it didn't require anything playing on the sampler, so I could switch cards on that while juggling the records without having any dead air. It also didn't require any special effects unique to any of the tables (key shifting, extreme pitch, etc.) so it didn't matter which vinyl was on the left or right table, which is important when planning out twenty minute routines with songs that do require the records to be on specific tables. Tracks like this one are like a blank Scrabble tile.

I figure since the new Tick series has just come out, I'd jump on the hype train and give this one a little juice. Check out the whole album 1994 over on

Thanks for Listening!

* Starring the perfectly cast Patrick Warburton of Seinfeld fame (You got a question? You ask The 8Ball.)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Birthday Cat Scratch

An exceedingly ridiculous birthday card from the parental units.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

HOSEY does a Bunch of Devo Covers!

"We smashed the synthesizers to pieces and used the wires to string our guitars. It's a reasonable facsimile."

Hosey brings you a grip of reimagined* Devo songs, on a night hosted by DJ Xerox of Copycat fame. Experience the sounds of Mothersbaugh and the "Whip It" boys filtered through a haze of breakbeats, ZZ Top, and your older brother's choicest hash oil.

Otto's Shrunken Head
14th Street and Avenue B
Wed 6/28 9pm

* and some re-reimagined ones!

[end communication]

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Back in the '90s, learning the main riff from "Outshined" was step one for every kid who picked up a guitar. Chris Cornell easily had one of the best voices in the history of rock music, but he was also a wildly inventive guitarist alongside Kim Thayil. Most people don't realize that nearly every Soundgarden song is in an odd time signature because they flow so smoothly thanks to Cornell's skill at lyric melody and arrangement. Most of us didn't even realize we were head banging in 7/8 time. He was truly one of the greats.

Friday, April 28, 2017

One of Those Ten Things Lists...

Ten numbers that are real, and one is imaginary! Spot the fake!

1. 2
2. 3.14159
3. 440
4. 186,000
5. 1,125
6. 28
7. 78,557
8. 691
9. √-1
10. 42

Monday, April 17, 2017

[RECAP] Otto's Shrunken Head 04/14/2017

A couple of days late with this since it took some time to recover from this one.

Thanks to everyone who came out! Thanks to Otto's Shrunken Head for being a cool bar. Thanks to Rock 'Em Sock 'Em for having us play their night!

Big Thanks to Bobby Blue and Mabel for taking pictures!

SETLIST 04/14/2017

Building Steam...
Frankie T.
Glass Onion
Syntax =/= Semantics
Clever Girl
These Southern Bones
Arcade Logic
Ultra Deluxe Chick Magnet
So There's a Girl...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I See What You're up to, United Airlines

Beating passengers unconscious, and dropping scorpions on them. Is this all a viral ad for a new Mortal Kombat game?

Friday, April 14, 2017


Time for another FRIDAY SUPER ANTI-HANGOVER END2END BURNERS PLAYLIST: "We came to blaze faces and chew bubble gum. And we're all out of bubble gum..."

All day I'm playing albums to hype the show tonight when HOSEY will once again shift the airwaves at Otto's Shrunken Head (10pm, y'all).


Starting off with some of my favorite morning music.


Keeping the morning vibe going with one of my favorite soundtracks for one of my favorite video games


Keeping the nerd vibe going with the guys who did the Stranger Things soundtrack. Synth bliss.


In the same synth-heavy vein, except now we'll add killer bass lines

Shades of Blue

Changing directions now. This is one of my favorite afternoon albums.

Operation Doomsday

Another classic.

Cobra Juicy

Always get weirder.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Most 2017 Headline of 2017

Every word another adventure...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Phalen Opens Up...

And he's single, ladies!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Meet Donald Trump's Propagandist

I can guarantee you that well over 
50% of that meal was his own body hair.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2015: Didn't I tell you we have the best chronic in Canada? Let's blaze this whole zone

2017: Nah, bro. I'm all out. It's dry as hell around here. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

HANGOVER FRIDAY END 2 END BURNER PLAYLIST: "The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised"

Hey, kids! You know what time it is, don't you? That's right!

There is one rule: only albums that are good front to back. Most of these can be found on the various streaming services.

Downtown Science

Kicking things off with a personal favorite in the instrumental hip hop category. This is by one of Aesop Rock's main producers.

Live and Dangerous

A master class in live performance. Hat tip to my friend Casey for suggesting this one.


Super spaced out jazz fusion from one of Flying Lotus's collaborators. Hat tip to friends Dirty and Spence for turning me on to this guy.

The End of the Beginning

This one takes me right back to my last year living in Hattiesburg. This soundtracked many hours of delivering sandwiches and pizza.

Tough Guy

Thinking about Hattiesburg days inevitably brought me back to this local classic. I am not exaggerating when I say the albums from this crew had a profound effect on me as a young musician. Literally! I bought their old effects pedals, the computer they produced this on, and equipment to record the earliest Hosey tracks!

I think this is easily one of the two best albums to ever come out of Hattiesburg. And the other one is by the same crew (saving the other for next month's list).

Not on Spotify, but you can stream it at Bandcamp.

Ultima II Massage

It's 5pm on Friday so the office is quiet and that means I can get a little weird with this last one. This is just straight up acid trip music. Highly recommend.

Hat tip to friend Deb for turning me on to this album.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

DJ Trump's First Week of Executive Orders

Is nothing sacred anymore?I

Nerds are going to be very mad about this one.

This motherfu--

Now he's already trying to pick a fight with Canada.

I guess he's on the George Lucas payroll now?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Hi! Are you awake? I have opinions about Pavement I didn't get to last night."

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?"

I was sick all weekend and wanted to find out if this adage is true and where it came from. Settle in, because the history of this one is pretty interesting:

(SHORT VERSION FOR LAMERS WHO LACK CURIOSITY: This saying is bad advice. Ignore it.) 

It turns out that this little gem of "wisdom" is actually a dangerous mistranslation of an even more dangerous myth. The earliest permutation of this phrase we can find comes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (~1398 A.D.), which makes this one of the oldest wive's tales still kicking around as common knowledge. It has survived OVER 600 YEARS!

So there must be some truth to it, right?

Well, the phrase as originally written in Ye Olde English was "Fede a cold, starb a feber." (Those aren't typos; the English simply hadn't invented the letter V yet.) Now, it's important to note that "starb" is a verb in Olde English that means "to die." So the translation should be "Feed a cold, die of fever."

In other words: "If you eat when you have a cold, then you will die of fever."

Okay. So that's a little more sinister than the phrase as we know it. What's going on? Well, back in the 14th century, before the scientific method was codified, it was common belief that digesting food raised the body temperature.* So the thought followed that eating when you're feverish would only lead to making the fever hotter.

So people wouldn't eat when they had a cold.

Unfortunately, this led to so many people dying from lack of food when they suffered from a cold, that that earlier weird verb, "starb," took on a new meaning; it no longer meant "to die" but instead specifically "to die from hunger."

And that verb eventually mutated into the modern word "starve" as we know it.

The phrase would eventually be reborn as the one we are familiar with today, "Feed a cold, starve a fever," because of a poor understanding of Old English.

So the original phrase was based on the flimsiest principles of what was considered "science" by 14th century standards, and the modern version is a mistranslation with ZERO basis in science.

For the record, when you have a cold or fever you should eat as usual when hungry. What is important is that you drink as much water as you can. And then some. Keep drinking water.

*N.B. They weren't totally incorrect about digestion raising body temperature, but it is a very slight increase.

Friday, January 20, 2017

DJT: We're going to make America wealthy again!

CROWD: [Huge applause]

DJT: We're going to wipe Islamic terrorism off the face of the Earth!

CROWD: [Huge applause]

DJT: And when you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice!

CROWD: [Slight, nervous clapping] Whoa now, buddy.

Friday, January 13, 2017


(Note: Back in December I came into work on a Friday and instead of listening to the news as usual I decided to play music all day and share the list over on the Hosey Facebook page. This particular playlist is from the day of our show at Otto's Shrunken Head on January 13th, 2017.)

Here we  go!

These are the rules: Only albums that are good front-to-back. And I'm playing these at work in an office, so they're also albums that won't get you fired (I hope). No Don Cabellero or Melt Banana, no matter how badly I might want to listen to them.

Music Has the Right to Children

Kicking it off very chill today. A classic instrumental. And it has "ROYGBIV" so... [swoon]


Keeping the "chilled out morning" vibe going with one of my favorite albums from one of my absolute favorite singer/songwriters.


You might hear us cover one of these songs tonight. 

Come On Pilgrim

You will definitely hear us cover a song from this one tonight.

Mountain Will Fall

DJ Shadow's new album is a kind of return to form, and it is very good. 

The Impossible Kid

I'm going to see this guy next week.

The Argument

I think Fugazi's last album was their best. Flawless. And I can't imagine anyone else writing a song about housing development and gentrification even half as good as "Cashout."

Run The Jewels 3

Last one for the day! You cannot deny RTJ. Have fun everyone! I hope I see you all tonight.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017