HELLO FOLKS! MISUNG MONDAY IS BACK AGAIN ON MONDAY!
AS YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD, THE OTTOMEN ARE COMING OUT WITH A NEW ALBUM ENTITLED “MR OCTOBER” WITH SONGS ALL ABOUT BASEBALL. HERE’S ONE BY ME AND CLASSIC OTTOMEN MEMBER JIM CAMPBELL (WHO IS NOW IN THE BAND PAPERFLEET (CHECK EM OUT ON ITUNES.) )
IT WAS RECORDED MANY TIMES DATING BACK TO 1997, BUT THIS IS THE NEWEST RENDITION OF IT RECORDED IN 2012 DURING THE “MR OCTOBER ” SESSIONS. JIM TOOK IT, ADDED VOCALS AND MIXED IT DOWN. THE ORIGINAL TITLE WAS “I WANT TO GO TO JAPAN”, THEN IT TURNED TO SIMPLY “JAPAN” AND NOW IT’S CALLED “SO TOGUCHI” BECAUSE WE TRIED TO FIT IT TO THE NEW ALBUM (BASEBALL REFERENCE).
NOW THAT IT’S NOT GOING TO BE ON THE NEW ALBUM, WE MADE ITAN EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED TRACK ONLY AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ENTITLED “I WANT TO GO TO JAPAN” AND HERE IT IS.
This song was a “Secret Song” on the first Ottomen CD (remember those?) It was recorded on the machine pictured below. You can record onto the tape and play drums at the same time. Dave played guitar and sang. I drummed with my fingers. – Jim
“People How ya doin, there’s a new day dawning, from the earth mother it’s a brand new morning…”
yet, this is a sad Misung Monday morning folks. One of the great artists who inspired me has passed away late last week . So in honor of him and his memory, I’m making this Misung Monday a hip-hop themed Misung Monday.
We’ll miss ya, Adam Yauch.
I dug way back in the archives to pull this out. It’s a very budget rap song called “Budget Rap”. (Yes, back in the day i used to make rap songs and i still do ocassionally.) This remix, however, was done by my good friend from NYC James D Campbell, and includes actual Beastie Boy beats that he legally downloaded from the official Beastie Boys website (www.beastieboys.com). Me and “The Ottomen” recorded this back in 1998 in Kansas City MO and it appears on the album “Adventures at the Shore”. Hope you like it, and remember it’s from 14 years ago.
I made this video with Dave when the two of us were living together and paying an amazing $375? rent for a little house in the Italian area of STL.
Its before I knew what iMovie or OSX was, so I remember screaming the word F$’# a number of times while editing this video in WINDOWS MOVIE EDITOR. The program crashed the computer probably 20 times before I could finish this.