WCBN goes and One Louder with Skink

Greg Pratt, who I interviewed a week or so ago about his work with local homeless folks, is also a DJ on WCBN, and it was in that capacity that he sent me the following video a few days ago.

That’s my old band, Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink, from back around 1991, when Ann Arbor still permitted loud bands… Greg, it would seem, had decided to include us on a show that he’d put together at the point where local music and homelessness intersect. “(I wanted music by area bands) who have advocated for our homeless friends dealing with brutally cold conditions,” he noted after the show. And it would seem that Skink, along with bands like The Avatars, 25 Suaves, Blue Snaggletooth, The Rainbow Vomit Family Band, and The Armed, all made the cut. And, what’s more, it was a pretty awesome set…

If you’re inclined, you can listen to the first 40 minutes or so online.

While we’re on the subject, Greg’s got a new show debuting tonight. The show is called One Louder, and it’ll air every Tueday at 11:00 PM. That’s right… the folks at WCBN apparently took Nigel Tufnel’s advice and pushed the show up to 11:00. (For those of you who aren’t aware of Tufnel, he’s famous for having said, among other things, “If we need that little extra push over the cliff, we go to 11.”)

A promo for Greg’s new show can be found here.

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  1. Posted January 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Prehensile Monkey Tailed Skink? I’ve never heard of them.

  2. facebook stalker
    Posted January 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    If I’m not mistaken, Peter, this is the band you claim to have been thrown out of.

  3. Kat
    Posted January 15, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    The music of the past two decades in Ann Arbor has been in direct response to Bulb Records. Every note played is a repudiation of Skink and company.

  4. Mr. X
    Posted January 15, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    One of the best bands in U.S. history.

  5. Posted January 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I never really liked repudiations of Skink and company, nor any direct responses to Bulb Records.

    Two words: Couch sucks.

  6. Posted January 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Who are Couch? I’ve never heard of them.

  7. Posted January 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Pioneers of pretentious art rock.

  8. Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Exhibit A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGhTwxoxWBY
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzah[cough cough]
    Too bad Magas moved to Chicago only to become well-known for mediocrity.

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