by carl wilson

'Is It Atomic?' 'Yes, Sir: VERY Atomic!'

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Come on and dress me dress me dress me In my peek-a-boo blouse With the lovely inner lining made of Chesapeake mouse I want my polka-dotted dickie with the crinoline fringe For I'm going do-mi-do-ing on a do-mi-doe binge!

It's Tin Tin Tin time again - my monthly "music scene mash-up," coming up Wednesday Nov. 24 in Toronto. This month it's all about the Seuss. Did you know it would have been Dr. Seuss's 100th birthday this year? It's the Seussentennial! And so for this final T.T.T. of 2004, we have a tribute to Seuss's only live-action film project, the insane and beautiful musical starring the kid from Lassie - The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T., pictured above. (Warning: That final link is so obsessively devoted it may be hazardous to your sanity.)

The players on this one have been scheming up true evil genius, and we will be screening bits of the new Dr. T DVD throughout the night. The idea was inspired by Dan Goldman's cover of Because We're Kids on his latest album, Through a Revolution. Then we found out that there was a musicians' cult around the movie in this town, with jazzman Jean Martin having recorded several Dr. T tunes. So off we went!

But there's more to see at this month's T.T.T. than on Mulberry Street. Read on.

Tin Tin Tin, Wed. Nov. 24 @ the Drake Underground Presents:

* Toronto's freshest female MC, MASIA ONE, with Alex Lukashevsky's weirdly wonderful DEEP DARK UNITED

* A tribute to DR SEUSS's forgotten-classic 1953 live-action musical THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T. with singers JOHN SOUTHWORTH, DAN GOLDMAN and CHRISTINE DUNCAN and THE 5,000 FINGERS BAND (JEAN MARTIN, DON SCOTT and friends)

* When strangers duet: MATT COLLINS (Ninja High School) and NICK "BROWNMAN" ALI (Cruzao, Gruvasylum, Marrón Matizado, Nick Ali Quartet) get their Estonian horn drone on with ARVO PART's "Concerto for Trumpet"

Also featuring the irresistible makeout mixes of the GLOBAL POP CONSPIRACY and the psyche-soiling set design of MARGAUX WILLIAMSON.

Again, that's Wednesday at the Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St West (corner of Beaconsfield). Doors 9 PM, Show 10 PM sharp. PWYC, $5 to $10 suggested, all profits go to the artists.

*Please, show up.*

At Tin Tin Tin | Posted by zoilus on Friday, November 19 at 5:13 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (2)

 

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Mike Patton has been all over lately - old terrible faith no more videos and then hearing about Mr. Bungle in a bunch of different places that i shouldn't be hearing this stuff, like while passing through the eaton centre. I never totally got what he was all about, and i figure i'm probably better off this way.

Posted by shawn on November 20, 2004 3:20 AM

 

 

Mr. Bungle used to cover the "first floor dungeon" number in their live sets years ago. There's just nothing like Mike Patton crooning some Dr. S. while wearing a leather bondage mask.

Posted by gord on November 19, 2004 9:41 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson