You can call us a lot of things – comedians, musicians, parody artists, drunks, lazy bastards, philanthropists…wait, what was that last one? Philanthropists? Yes, it’s true. One Hot Second is proud to be donating half of the proceeds from downloads of select songs in our music library to the Fender Music Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to “strengthen the state of music education, people who believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.” Would you like to get behind that? Yeah, we thought you would.
How do you do it? Well, go to our Reverb Nation profile page and pick one of the songs with the red ribbon and the heart on it to download. This only works through our profile page, it won’t work if you purchase the download through the store on our website. Half of your purchase will be donated directly to charity. You get some great, funny tunes and you help out a worthy cause. It’s a win-win situation!
We also suggest following the Fender Music Foundation on Twitter and Facebook and spread the word via social media to your family and friends. What are you waiting for? Let’s raise some money for charity!
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.
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…
If we decided to be a Bee Gees cover band, what would we call ourselves? The Bee Jays? What do you think?
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:
This one would probably require a time machine…
This on the other hand…
Astoria’s most dangerous group?
Hmmm, but who would be Carnie? Just kidding, we know…
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…
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!
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!
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…
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.
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.
We love Astoria, perhaps it is because two thirds of the band lives here, but it seemed like it was about time to create a shirt that reflected both our feelings and our reputation in the neighborhood.
You know you want one. So what are you waiting for? And remember, all profits from any store purchases before our Holiday Spectacular on December 15th will go to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
It’s that time of year again – when the weather gets colder and the air starts to hum with the sound of holiday tunes. It must be time for our Holiday Music Spectacular! Can you believe we have been doing our holiday show for 6 years now? If you have never seen it in person, you don’t know what you are missing. It is our most talked about show of the year! We will play old holiday favorites as well as some brand new selections sure to become classics.