I’ve been neglecting my share of Music on a Stick for quite some time but I still love watching incredibly cheesy, campy music videos. Here are a few recent doozies:

Oh my God, the related video, by Sheila B Devotion is even better! Imagine that the guy in silver pants is Tracy Morgan before SNL…

I was really hoping to share a link “One Lonely Knight” but it appears that YouTube has been scrubbed of that jaw-dropping music video. Not far from the mark is this one, also from REO:

The next item is not bad, but it is funny and campy because that’s what the band wanted. It really sounds a lot like Andreas Doreau playing a Violent Femmes song… or the theme song for Friends(gasp)

They also have quite a nice video called Over and Over.

Cheers! Happy 4th!


Does anyone ride a painted pony on television anymore?

Stormy Weather

October 28, 2012

Well, here we are again — with your Music on a Stick authors in the path of nature’s rage. While we all buckle down in our respective hovels, here’s a little number to mark the occasion. Interesting to note that the song choice is heightened in greatness by where they lifted it from. Glorious!

Last night, I watched the 1981 slasher film “Just Before Dawn” with my cheesy 80’s horror-loving friends Jess & Bex and Bex’s hubby Lubo. During the viewing one particular scene truly stole the show and instantly became the favorite part of the night. It’s so good that I took it upon myself to post it to YouTube. Enjoy and may the viral gods shine a light down on its brilliance.

The comment thread for this YouTube video had me literally crying with laughter; it’s where the quote above comes from. As commenter scizoskotty21 also notes there, “they’re poking fun at the Madonna ‘‘lazy” videos she normally shits out with the third or fourth singles from her album.” If that’s the case, it’s brilliant.

Ready or Not

January 22, 2012

Well, today is my 40th birthday — and what a better way to celebrate than having Jungalero and Funkschnecke make an appearance at my home for the weekend!

As I’m now “middle-aged”, it’s important for me to keep in shape. Gone are the days of my 20’s physique – and to motivate me towards my fabulous 40’s, what a better find for the three of us this weekend than Alan Thicke’s tremendous ode to mid-life fitness during the Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship!


We Wish You a Merry

December 24, 2011

Here at Music on a Stick we wish you a Happy Holiday season, complete with all the hot video trimmings!


Better than any Yule Log video, that.

Parental guidence requested:

February 26, 2011

Would you let your 14 yr old daughter date someone like this 17 yr old slick-o? “How about my place, you’d love it!” she offers.
This “skit” is so bad it’s bad and shows us why Reality TV killed old-school scripted garbage … but the musical bit about 4 minutes into it cracked me up and fit in with some of the “gems” we’ve had for you previously here at Music on a Stick.

One Heck of a Lady

January 8, 2011

So we ended 2010 with Amanda Palmer (although I think it’s now Amanda “Gaiman” Palmer, as she and her man got married for real-sies last week) – how do we start 2011 off right?

With Liza, of course!


September 16, 2010

Jungalero and I have been texting back and forth about the James Last track on an earlier post here at Music on a Stick. It’s really quite a remarkable track – I love that it starts with a very lush orchestral movement – my favorite moment in the pastoral part is the deeply rich woody tone from 1:10 to 1:11 that could be the sound of an old wood door pushed open by the pressure of sunlight on a windless day. Aaaahhh. Then suddenly the guitar jangles, the horns swing into action and the electric keys take on a kaleidoscope of groovy patterns. This ‘sneak attack’ type song that was around much in the seventies is a favorite subset of music for me. These tracks are so steamy and so swanky they could hardly be considered cheese, in my book. Unfortunately these same musicians did in fact record some REALLY unbearably cheesy tracks and released them on the same records as these swanky numbers. Oh well.

Michel Polnareff has an exceptionally good ‘Sneak Attack Swank Track” (it’s SASTY) that certainly comes across like a film score. Enjoy: (There’s no video, just audio)

I love the organ, the jazzy piano, the horns, the chorus, the cowbell, the strings, the “WOW!” flourishes on the organ…. oh luscious track.

Less of a Sneak Attack Swank Track, but just damn OOOOOzing with funk, is the Changing Rooms theme by Lalo Schifrin. It’s a cross between a horror/suspense soundtrack and a dirty Italian soft core soundtrack in all the right ways. Listen to this loud. (It’s an audio link with really basic slideshow)

All the horns mutate into night creatures on this track, the strings are classic horror strains, the drums, bass and electric keys are pure swanky funk.

And to round out this set is Deodado, who Jungalero introduced me to, with a nice blend of lush orchestra and swanky funk and this one actually had video footage. ENJOY!!!