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More Parody – and Climbing the Charts

So another great band cover parody we photographed – N.W.A. – if this was turned down by the magazine article, can you imagine what they chose?!? Just think about it…let it sink in…yea!!!

Parody comedy acoustic band One Hot Second 'covers' NWA
Photos by Angelito Jusay Photography

And if the magazine article coming up next week wasn’t enough – we are climbing the comedy charts on Reverb Nation! We are currently ranked #12 in New York City! Who would have thought it? You can help us break into the top 10 by going to our Reverb Nation profile and becoming a fan, listening to our songs, watching our videos, etc. Every little bit helps! Thanks and stay tuned for more awesomeness!

 

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April Fools!

Yes, it is a little early for April Fool’s Day – one week away! But we managed to pull an April Fool’s joke on ourselves. Due to scheduling difficulties, we had to cancel our April Fool’s Day show. I know, it is very sad. But don’t worry! We are going to be featured in an article in Latency Magazine – check out their website here – and we are planning for a big show soon! Keep coming back for more news. Oh, and sorry about no April Fool’s Day show.

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The Tip of The Parody Photo Iceberg

So, the magazine feature on us is being published on April 1st – we know what you are thinking and NO, this is not an April Fool’s joke. Things are actually picking up for us. And to give you a taste of what is to come, we are releasing our first parody album cover photo today! This is just the tip of the iceberg…just the tip…

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Photo by Angelito Jusay

If we decided to be a Bee Gees cover band, what would we call ourselves? The Bee Jays? What do you think?

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A Photoshoot is Happening

So, it tentatively looks like we are going to be profiled in a local magazine. We know, we are shocked too! So, the idea was bandied about that since we are a parody comedy band that we should do some parody band photos. The discussion on our Facebook page reached epic proportions when it came to suggestions. Here are a few of our favorites:

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This one would probably require a time machine…hanson

This on the other hand…mamas-and-papas-cover MorrisonHotel

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Hmmm, but who would be Carnie? Just kidding, we know…wilson-phillips

Much like the “Pretty Boy Floyd” photo that is the ‘feature image’ of this post (all the way at the top) – this is NOT happening…unless we get some flesh colored body suits…orleans

What are your thoughts? This may become an ongoing ‘thing’ that we do. We would love to hear what album cover you think we should parody. Leave a comment or let us know over at our Facebook page or on Twitter!

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A Shirt for Smiths and Morrissey Fans Just in Time For Valentine’s Day

While we still try to sort out how we are going to do a Valentine’s Day show this year, we have a special item on sale in our online store for all of you fans of Morrissey and The Smiths.

There is even an organic ladies t-shirt free of harsh chemical bleaches or dyes – because we know you have sensitive skin. Order yours now in our online store. Because nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like The Smiths!

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Free Music from “The Most Interesting Band in the World”

You know what people love? Free stuff. Did you know that if you become a fan of One Hot Second on Reverb Nation and sign up for our mailing list you can download a free copy of our song “Lottery”?

You didn’t know that? Well – you can! Listen to the Most Interesting Man in the World…listen to One Hot Second!

Click here to become a fan on Reverb Nation!

 

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The Holiday Spectacular was a success!

We would like to thank all of the folks who came out and made our Holiday Spectacular such a hit this year! We’ve been doing this for six years and it still doesn’t get old. We raised a lot of money for charity, drank a lot of booze, and had quite a few laughs…here is a little portion of what you missed if you weren’t there…

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It’s Here! Our Holiday CD!

Just in time for that last minute holiday shopping, our holiday CD – The Premature Immaculation – One Hot Second Live for the Holidays – is now available for download! Be warned, it does contain language not suitable for children – unless you swear a lot around children, in which case, our music won’t be much of a change.

We will also be selling actual CD copies (like the one you see above) at our Holiday Spectacular for $5 each! Yes, five friggin’ dollars! After that, you will need to contact us about ordering a physical copy. If you want to get a CD at the show, please leave a comment here or on our Facebook page so we have an idea of how many to bring.

If you would rather download the MP3’s (complete with witty banter – hey, we are best experienced live) you can go HERE AND PURCHASE IT FOR DOWNLOAD!

To give you an idea of the classic holiday tunes you will be receiving, here is a video from last year’s show:

 

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Kings of Twitter

Well, we held our Holiday CD giveaway and only one person got a correct answer! The two people on that list we have not interacted with are Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Nathan Fillion (but who knows, someday maybe…) It seems that almost everyone thought we had not interacted with Sir Ian McKellan. Well, during a recent Twitter Q&A (Hashtag #AskGandalf). We had a question answered by Gandalf himself!


The answer?

 

And yes, we have also talked to fellow fan of big butts – Sir Mix-A-Lot

 

 

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How well do you know One Hot Second’s social media? Giveaway!

Do you REALLY pay attention to our social media exploits? We get the feeling that most of our followers are pretty lazy. While we keep in regular contact with our fans, there are times when we interact with some ‘big names’. So, if you can correctly identify one of the people in the list below who WE HAVE NOT interacted with, you will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of our upcoming LIVE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR CD. Oh yes, there is a CD coming. Remember, you have to identify one person who HAS NOT interacted with us on social media. Interactions include retweeting our tweets…

And no this isn’t a trick question. There is at least one person in that list we haven’t interacted with. To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be following us on Facebook and Twitter if you aren’t already.

You have until Monday, December 10th to enter. At that point, we will give the answers – and then anyone who got a correct answer will be notified of the next step in the giveaway!

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Ghost of Drunken Improv Past

This clip of some slightly inebriated improvisation from last year’s holiday show was oddly prescient (for those of you who don’t know what that means, look it up!) as we were able to find a Pearl Jam holiday tune for this year’s show.

This video gives you a bit of a glimpse into our rehearsal and song writing process. Drink a bunch of beers, start playing a song, lyrics start coming out…there, the mystery is shattered.

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