an unforgivable slight to the monkey power trio

I had been pleased to hear that California’s KFJC had a four-hour special planned on my one-day-a-year band, The Monkey Power Trio, for their annual “Beautiful Sounds of Mayhem” month, until it was brought to my attention that they were giving another band seven hours! I don’t know if it was intentional, but the implication is that we’re only 4/7th’s as influential as Sonic Youth. (That’s the name of the band that’s getting seven hours. I hear they’re loud, and have a drummer from Michigan.)

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9 Comments

  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 19, 2008 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Just take comfort in knowing that you’re a hell-of-a lot closer to being monkeys than they are to being youth.

  2. deadhand dan
    Posted March 19, 2008 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    But we have finally proved that Bulgarian dance music is only 3/4 as influential as the MPT. What would you rather listen to – a rock band with crumhorns or a dance band with goat-skin bagpipes? Yeah. That’s right.

  3. Anonymatt
    Posted March 20, 2008 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Actually, my crumhorn dealer also sells bagpipes.

  4. Max L
    Posted March 20, 2008 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry guys, I hadn’t done the math. now that I see the comparisons between MPT and those other bands, I have decided the MPT special should be about 15 seconds long.

    -radio guy

  5. Skronk
    Posted March 20, 2008 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    The Monkey Power Trio, but my count, has put in about a dozen days as a band. Sonic Youth has been at it full time for 25 years. Relatively speaking, MPT is both more productive and more influential. Not nearly as good, mind you, but more productive and influential.

  6. Posted March 20, 2008 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Doc Dart is a better singer than Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon combined.

  7. a memeber of the band Militia of Sissies
    Posted March 20, 2008 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    One time as an experiment I pooped onto a moving turntable. When I dropped the needle into it, the resulting noise coming through the speakers was richer, fuller and more sophisticated than the Monkey Power Trio.

  8. mark
    Posted March 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Please send this musical shit of yours to me at: PO Box 980301, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. It’s imperative that I have ti before our 2008 session!

  9. Posted October 13, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    I still think the 80s band Devo’s obvious mockery of MPT was even more offensive, complete with lead singer in Mark Maynard mask and getup.

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