In celebration of Jeff’s birthday I am sharing some of the Dew and Fresca Revue aka The Coke Bandits, a little rock band formed back in 2008 by MusicFilter. Every song performed was a cover song. 🙂 The album jumps off with a very special and long lost cover(just found today!)of the famous Ramones song, Blitzkrieg Bop which was performed by the band over 1000 times. However this one features Fanta Orange on vocals, a Tennessee shaman who often jammed with the band. I think you will find it amazing. The next three songs are from Jeff’s 2008 MusicFilter podcast show where he reviewed album songs. And the finale Orange Socks is an obscure weird song we found on Napster many years ago when the Internet was still fresh and underground! It represents the true punk BMF I love! So on with the show. Enjoy!
I have this wonderful string of August days that include some of my most beloved people’s birthdays. My mother on August 4th, my Shelby on August 7th and most of all my BMF today on August 5th. He would have been a certain age but now he is ageless. When we were first together he didn’t feel his birthday was such a big day. He would say oh it’s just another day. I said that is ridiculous. Your birthday is the greatest day of your year! And from that first birthday we spent together we would celebrate and make his birthday a big deal every year. Sometimes it was just simple with a bottle of absinthe, crazy loud music and a deck of cards, sometimes a small party with family and cake coring, trips to see the Sex Pistols and Van Halen but in 2010 BMF had the biggest most epic punker birthday ever to happen as far as he was concerned. We thrived on it for a long time. He was in love with it! We were going to try and top it, but we never did.
Now he’s gone and I’m alone on his special day. I plan to celebrate him quietly with marathon work on MusicFilter. He would have liked it. I started tonight to refresh and restore his box trilogy posts at MusicFilter. Those boxes represent so many things that were going on with BMF at the time in 2009. He built them with his hands and he enjoyed it and was so proud of the result. He was really very happy creating them while listening to his music, smoking cigarettes and sipping bourbon all night. When he finished his punk rock shed he placed the trilogy so he could always see them, open them and enjoy them. Now his remains rest inside one along with his special favorite items and photos and I can see and touch and love them. These are priceless artifacts and a reminder of this man I loved so much.
And then he rewards me with his signs. (more…)
Flashback to 2007…I love you.
Two years later…
Found a whole big container filled up with hundreds of Jeff’s cd burns. I shall have to go thru every single one, should take just about 10 years. I found a video of us from 2008 learning the proper way to drink absinthe. Real absinthe, the illegal kind before they legalized it. It was so wonderful to see him again with his perfect high spirit and pure true love ways. I can’t wait to watch it again.
He burned the following 22 songs, not positive when as the date is fucked up @ 12/31/1994. That is of course not right. There are no names on the 22 songs. I’ll have to listen to each and every one, but I already know it will be filled up with all the right songs to remind me of him tonight … along with another random movie pick called, Rabbit Hole. The part with the dog…crushes me with familiarity. His spirit is shining hard tonight. “You carry it around, always, like a brick in your pocket, it never goes away.” (more…)
My love. I miss you like crazy. ~mc
Father John Misty
I Love You Honeybear
– 1 cold day in February
– 1 itchy eye
– 1 28 hour toddler hangover ( I love you Honeybear!)
– 1 ocean of coffee
– 1 two week old looming dread aka end of the year regulatory report (year 7)
– 1 gleeful and overdue calling out of a newbie neighbor on a vindictive rampage
– 1 ride around the hood to determine what bugs us this time
– 1 thrilling shiver of joy to be here in this great spot on earth
Father JM: The world is crazy. Our appetites and needs and fears are all crazy. Hopefully you have someone on your side who realizes the same thing.
In the meantime my legs went wonky and I just learned some guy in Europe at the MX GP got lapped. Thanks Jeff for sharing the record club today … I love you Honeybear!
2/28/17 – reposted from Facebook, how things can change in just two years time-MC 🙁