holiday depression songs!

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Nov 302017
 
It's officially the holiday season. Well, if you believe your local big box store, that probably started immediately after Halloween. But we won't think of them, because it's almost December...so it's safe to display and decorate your holiday shrubbery.

This means, though, that it's finally allowable to play holiday music again. So, for all you holiday grinches and humbugs--or for everyone who has one in their life--may I present to you TheMikeDuBose's own festive song, "I Don't Wanna Be Depressed (This X-mas)!"



The mp3 is available at the TheMikeDuBose Bandcamp page, backed with the song "X-mas in the Drunk Tank). They make great digital stocking stuffers!

Oh, so does my new album Depression Monster, which you can also buy on Bandcamp.

Shameless Autumnal Self-Promotion

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Oct 282017
 
GUUUYYYYSSSS I'm still living and doing comedy things. I've got some more movie live-blogs in the chute that need illustrating, but I'm going to try to get caught up while I am unemployed (sort-of-mostly-on purpose). But in the meantime, here's a correspondent piece I did for Minnesota Tonight back in August on Minnesota's labor movement. Can you guess which parts were my contributions? (The energy drink and Newsies jokes, duh. Also the shirt and signs because I'm AN ARTIST.) The show is on hiatus until January, but things I helped write or am in and also other stuff that is fine I guess will be continually posted on YouTube in the off-season, so subscribe and shit!



In case you've forgotten, the Beard and I are still doing our podcast, Couple's Book Club (also on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher). We're reading our hero, Detective Lieutenant Joe Kenda's book I Will Find You for our next episode and have some special guests booked for the hate-read we have planned for episode 10.

KENDAAAAAA

My last Harold show with my group House of Whimsy (as featured in the Star Tribune--a photo of our group made the print version, which I bought two copies of) is tonight, Saturday, October 28 at 8pm at HUGE Theater. COME SEE US, WE ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN. BTWs, this is an improv show.

I'm also writing for and will be performing in a sketch revue called "Strike This!" at Strike Theater two weekends in November (10-11, 17-18), so keep an eye out for that. I'm very excited about what we've got going on and obvi one of my sketches is energy drink-themed. LYLAS! Have a great fall!

memories of music

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Oct 262017
 
As I was driving to work today, I noticed a familiar sticker on the car in front of me. When we hit a stoplight, I was able to confirm that the vehicle in fact did have a sticker from my old band Analog Revolution. This blew me a way a little bit, as we were never all that popular on the scene. No massive following for us, in spite of original songs of which I'm still proud.

So seeing the sticker did in fact make me feel kind of proud...for a minute or so. Then I recognized another sticker on the car, and then I figured out that the car was in fact my old Buick, and whomever bought it just never bothered to peel off the old stickers. So my initial emotional high ended up turning into yet another example of "ah, that's life."

It did, however, make me wish more people saw that band. I do what I do because I have to, mostly for the sake of my own mental health. But doing music is still communication, and I do want people to hear my work. Sharing your efforts is an inevitable part of the process, and I am exceedingly proud of  my music. I just want enough people to come see me so no one gives me the old Gong Show hook.

I also want people to come see the newest version of my band. I'm thrilled to have musicians play with me who like my stuff, and it's wonderful to be able to present the songs in a fuller set-up. I am (coincidentally) playing tonight at Howard's Club H at 9pm. It will be the first time I've played there since January, and the first time I'm with my band since 2015. If you're in the area, please come. I will even have you home at a reasonable hour!

early October happenings

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Oct 042017
 
early October happenings

I have a band!Using methods beyond my own comprehension, I have assembled yet another backing band (The Antidepressants version 4.0, I think). I can now bring a full band rock show to my second album’s songs. This makes me mighty happy. We played as a …

Horror Classics: Candyman

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Sep 282017
 
Horror Classics: Candyman

This movie is so incredibly from the early ’90s. I am pretty pumped. Let’s do this!

Someone is whispering about blood under a bunch of bees. He’s got a hook hand and wants to split you from your gut to your gullet. Now bees are attacking Chicago. O…

TheMikeDuBose 2017-08-21 20:30:00

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Aug 212017
 
TheMikeDuBose 2017-08-21 20:30:00

It’s been entirely too long since I released my debut album Skeleton Coast. I really wanted to get a follow-up out fairly quickly. Life, though, has a way of intervening whenever possible. There was production issues. There was a year-long detour into …

How Magic: The Gathering Lost its Magic for Me

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Jul 302017
 
How Magic: The Gathering Lost its Magic for Me

Today in The Cube:Please first of all understand I am no casual Magic: The Gathering fan.I started playing in 2009 and was immediately hooked. I began amassing a collection that amounted to an estimated 20,000-plus cards. I played nearly every week, ho…

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Still Alive

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Jul 292017
 

Hey guys, I’m still alive and doing things in the world. I have a few movie live-blogs pending still/always, but in the meantime, here are some updates!

I helped make this 48-Hour Film Project movie last month. I’m in it and it was so, so fun to make!…

The Great Movie Ride: An Appreciation

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Jul 172017
 
The Great Movie Ride: An Appreciation

Today in The Cube:In the wake of the recent Disney Expo, it’s being widely reported that The Mouse plans on closing the iconic Great Movie Ride, long a staple at Walt Disney World Resort’s Hollywood Studios park, this August.Honestly, I’ve got mixed fe…

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recording update

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Jul 132017
 

I have a hard deadline for finishing my album. There’s already an album release show set for August 26, so I need to have the recording sent to the printer by the end of July. Luckily, I am on track.I finished background vocals a week ago. Bass guitar …