Monday, June 28, 2010

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 13 - TRACKS

Show #13 is most definitely unlucky for some, including certain members of the legal profession, chavs, anyone who's appeared on the current series of BBC1's Cowboy Trap, professional careless drivers, and certain celebrities, as we focus on some of the many individuals most loathed by members of polite society.

Don't shoot the messenger, though - blame the following artistes:

STEVE NEWMAN & FRIENDS Lullaby for Lawyers
NICE PETER 50 Cent is a Pussy
CARLA ULBRICH National Asshole Directory
PAUL & STORM Barry Bonds Press Conference: The Musical
JAY FOREMAN Moon Chavs
AUTOMATIC PILOT Derelict in My Doorway
THE LEGENDARY TEN SECONDS Jerry Builders
THE VOLUME BROTHERS White Van Man
TONY FORTE That’s Just the Fucking Way it is
CHUB CREEK MUSIC Cow
DISLOCATED BONER Country Club Thug
TOM SMITH Still a Nerd

Who or what do you find most intolerable these days? Why not leave us a comment and we'll see if we can find a song about them / it for a future edition of The 404 Special. Vent your spleens by all means...but do be nice about it.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/404special13_eq.mp3

Monday, June 21, 2010

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 12 - TRACKS

I don't know, last week's 404 Special was all sex, sex, sex...and this week's it's all about the darker side of love.

Yes, today you can find out which of the following artistes would die for your affection, which of them has a partner who's been living on borrowed time since their wedding reception, and what mode of London transport love is most like...and why.

This week's featured songs:

KEN TURETZSKY True Love
THE KILLER KONA BUDS Vagina
BOB RICCI Obsessed
ROBERT LUND Where I’m Keeping You
CHUB CREEK MUSIC I Walked Through A Fart
CARRIE DAHLBY Killing You Softly
JOSH WOODWARD Chainsaw
JAY FOREMAN Chained to a Radiator
JONNI MUSIC The Thing About Love

Madly in love with one or more of these artists? Click on the links in our Passenger List on the right-hand side of this blog and tell them how much they mean to you by buying their CDs.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/404special12_eq.mp3

Monday, June 14, 2010

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 11 - TRACKS

Warning: This week's 404 Special is filthy and most certainly Not Suitable for the Workplace. (Unless you happen to spend your working hours in a sex shop, brothel, or clip joint, that is. It should be OK to listen to the show in any of those places, as long as you check with your boss, madam, pimp, clients, and colleagues first. A little courtesy always goes a long way...and usually results in a larger tip.)

Keeping it up for over half an hour of sheer pleasure this week are:

THE LIMEYBIRDS Hey Nonny
NICE PETER If You Really Love Me

All legs akimbo are:

MONEYSHOT COSMONAUTS I Feel Happy
AIRFERG Why Don’t Hookers Take Food Stamps?
BILL BATES Mars Bar Party
TOM SMITH Pygmalion 2.0
PROJECT SISYPHUS When I See Your Face

And totally full of spunk to give you the most satisfactory climax in podcasting history:

CARL HATMAKER Britney’s Bald As A Cue Ball But I’d Still Do Her
PAUL & STORM The Captain’s Wife’s Lament

Links to all performers are in the right-hand gutter of this blog. (And possibly in that telephone box around the corner from your home too.)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/404special11_eq.mp3

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ATTENTION: SUBSCRIBERS IN NYC

Here's news of a couple of shows happening in the Big Apple this month that we here at 404 Funny would definitely go and see if we weren't 3,400 miles away.

First off, our good friends Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting have gone and booked another hideously expensive run at the Edinburgh Fringe in August without the merest thought as to how they're going to afford it.

So, if you're in NYC, please help them out by going along to see them at 2010 Sketchfest NYC! at the Upright Citizens Brigade, 307 W. 26th Street, on Thursday June 10th at 11pm.

Alternatively, why not try Mr and Mrs Bruce Vain’s Free Booze & Comedy Hour at the Shetler Theatre on the 12th Floor (!) of 244 W 54th St., which is between 7th & 8th Avenues, this Saturday, June 12th, at 9.30pm. Tickets for the latter show can be had for $8 online from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114051 (the booze may be free but the comedy ain't, my friends).

If you're in Cincinnati or Washington DC, please visit the SBJM website for details of shows in late June and throughout July.

And if you can't make it to one of the above shows, you could always donate a dollar or five to their fighting fund here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sbjm/skinny-bitch-jesus-meeting-goes-to-edinburgh. (Gosh, we wish we had friends who gave us that sort of money.)

ALSO...

Liam McEneaney's weekly show Tell Your Friends! has become one of NYC's most talked-about comedy nights - and now it's being made into a movie! Eeek!!

Here's the info:

Tuesday, June 22nd

The Onion Presents:
TELL YOUR FRIENDS! THE CONCERT FILM
at The Bell House
149 7th Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/

DOORS: 6:30pm & 9:00pm

HOSTED BY:
Liam McEneaney

WITH:
Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal
Reggie Watts
Christian Finnegan
Leo Allen
Rob Paravonian

AND MUSIC FROM:
A Brief View of the Hudson

Fuck me, that's a lotta BIG names. And you get to whoop as loud as you like on film (but please refrain from doing so during the actual performances unless asked to do so).

Tickets are priced just $5 and are best bought in advance to avoid disappointment.

Buy tickets to the 6:30 show here.
Buy tickets to the 9:00 show here.

LEGAL STUFF: You need to be 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink at this show. So there, you perishin' kids.

Monday, June 7, 2010

THE 404 SPECIAL - PROGRAMME 10 - TRACKS

Well, pull our focus: if it isn't The 404 Special's Film and TV Extravaganza, featuring your favourite stars from both the big and small screen.

Joining Richard Cray above the title are:

THE GREAT LUKE SKI Everybody Get Lost
ROB PARAVONIAN Star’s Partner
JAY FOREMAN Captain Birdseye
DEVO SPICE Bacon 2: Electric Boogaloo
CARLA ULBRICH The Force is the Force
DAVID TANNY Glenn Beck Easy Hang Up
PROJECT SISYPHUS The Saw Song
PAUL & STORM Randy Newman’s Theme from The Passion of the Christ
TOM SMITH Two Guys Kissin’ Ruined My Life
ROBERT LUND Shakespearean Pie

Soundtracks to this podcast are available by clicking the weblinks in The 404 Special Passenger List, which you can find to the right of this post.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/funny404/404special10_eq.mp3