I think this name is weird. how do you even pronounce this? why is the name so popular? These kids’ parents must have been on all sorts of drugs to have popped these guys out and slapped that name on them. Stijn? really?
ALright – it’s not exactly click bait if it’s posted two weeks after it opens – but people are saying this is the greatest food related parody of this movie YET! i’ve been very busy trolling the web – so this is all i’ve been able to supply the internet with. Have fun. Enjoy. Prosper in spite of your pain.
I don’t know if this should be considered my reel for 2014, or my reel up to 2014. As i’ve never really created a reel before, these are the issues i face.
So – check it out, most of this stuff is familiar if you are aware of my work. If not – you can check out more of this stuff at youtube.com/arnoldbenedict or youtube.com/ctnmvh
The music used is from one of my favorite bands The Underground Railroad To Candyland – and you can hear the song on track 13 of the album that is linked. If you like it, support them by buying something! They’re a bunch of cool dudes with habits to support.
And so am I! – if you know of anyone looking to collaborate on something like you see above – and understand my relative skill level (willing to learn for food) – hit me up and we’ll talk
I Recently got a chance to ‘open’ for The Kyle Gass Band’s official halloween bash at DiPiazzas in Long Beach. Everyone there had a great time (with the exception of one young lady who took offense to my wearing a found scarf on my head like a turbin. Not out of cultural disagreement – but because she thought i was stealing it from her. i swear the top of my head is way more visible than a lost and found, as she suggested – drunk bitch).
After KG kicked off his high heels – i was (not) able to sit down with him after the show and shoot a little shit. this is how it (might have) went:
Arnold Benedict: Hey, did you see our show tonight?
Kyle Gass: were you on the Sopranos?
AB: no. we were the opening act toni-
KG: it was a joke – but, no, we were running late and ended up unloading during your set. but i hear you guys were great.
AB: we were pretty good for a last minute replacement – any chance we can open for you guys on tour?
KG: we’re not going on tour any time soon
AB: but, if you were – could we open for you?
KG: i don’t think we have any tour plans in the future – not right now at least
AB: but if you were
KG: i haven’t even seen your band! there is no tour!
AB: it was a halloween show – you were dressed as Lori Beth Denberg
AB: Lori Beth Denberg – she was on the show ‘All That’
KG: I might have missed that one – i was just wearing a wig and dress, i was dressed as a woman
AB: the show was on Nickelodean
KG: Yeah, i might have seen it at some point, but can’t really remember any details
AB: did you watch a lot of Nickelodean?
KG: not too much – some ‘Ren and Stimpy’ i guess, i think that was on Nickelodean, right?
AB: this has been some vital information
KG: that i’ve watched Nikelodean?
AB: it was what she said in the show
KG: ‘Ren and Stimpy’?
AB: ‘All That’…were you Roseanne?
KG: are you just naming heavy women?
AB: I think you looked a lot like Lori Beth Denberg, i just guessed Roseanne, but you don’t really look like her.
KG: I did watch Roseanne
AB: i liked when Dan got hit in the head with a wrecking ball
KG: yeah, i remember that episode – it was pretty emotional
AB: i think he would have died, right? if he got hit with a wrecking ball, in the head?
KG: i don’t know – he didn’t
AB: even with a hard hat on, a wrecking ball is pretty heavy
AB: would you ever go on tour with Miley Cyrus?
KG: i don’t think we share the same audience
AB: what if she asked you?
KG: i guess so – we might have to change some of the lyrics
AB: she’s getting pretty sexual now
KG: yeah, but isn’t she like – seventeen?
AB: you played the flute…
KG: i did
AB: that was fun
KG: i think so
AB: hey – the other guys didn’t wear costumes
KG: yeah, we were running a little late – they tossed on some wigs and called it good
AB: i wore a diaper
KG: is that a ‘Manchild’ reference?
KG: we have a song called ‘Manchild’ – it’s the name of our album
KG: it’s on this t-shirt i’m wearing
AB: oh, no – i poured ravioli in it
KG: ok.. i think i’ve gotta close out my tab
AB: hey, here’s a DVD – it’s the first season of a sketch comedy web series i helped make – it’s comedy
KG: i like comedy
AB: cool, so you’ll watch it?
KG: sure, first thing when i get home
and there it is – full and uncut. You can find out all sorts of stuff about the Kyle Gass Band (wait…KGB!? WHY DIDN’T I REALIZE THIS!?) on their official site:
The Kyle Gass Band
You can find out more about the Klepto K Project (the opening act referred to in the interview) at :
The Klepto K Project
and you an find out more about the comedy DVD at:
The Craig T Nelson Mandela Variety Hour’s Youtube Page!
It was a musty evening at the Roxy – with so many sasquatches packed into one room, it’s hard not to notice the odor. For such elusive creatures – they sure do know how to pack a house. There were happy hour grilled cheeses for sale ($7 a pop, if you call that a ‘sale’) – but i couldn’t dream of eating over the stench of carrion. These beasts clearly paid no notice to the sign out front, which very plainly stated ‘No outside food or beverages’ – have some class you filthy apes!
I was (not) able to catch up with Eric Harris, bass player of GypsyHawk after the show – and i had some questions (not) prepared in case i got the opportunity to (not) interview them. Here’s how it (would’ve) went:
Arnold Benedict: I yelled fuck Detroit half way through your set, what did you guys think about that?
Eric Harris: you yelled ‘Fuck Detroit?’
AB: yeah, about half way through your set – did you think it was because Erik Kluiber is from Detroit?
EH: why would you yell ‘Fuck Detroit’?
AB: i’m glad you asked that – you see, Ian [brown, drummer] owes me thirty dollars after the Bears beat the Lions last year
EH: So, football bets made you yell ‘Fuck Detroit’ at us while we were on stage?
AB: well, Ian owes me the thirty dolllars, and i haven’t been able to collect since you guys have been on tour so much so…
EH: So you yell ‘Fuck Detroit’?
AB: yeah, i mean, i didn’t think until later that it might be a little confusing – oh, and the blackhawks won the stanley cup.
AB: yeah, so that’s another reason
EH: to say ‘Fuck Detroit’?
EH: at a GypsyHawk show…
AB: did you hear the guy yell ‘Fuck State Lines’ after you announced the title of your song?
EH: i must have missed that
AB: Ian, did you hear it?
[Ian munches on some dead rodents and leaf litter]
AB: i think he stole that from me
EH: Some guy stole yelling ‘Fuck fill in the blank’ from you?
AB: i don’t think he meant it to mean ‘fuck your song “state lines”" – i think he just doesn’t like arbitrary borders
AB: like, the border between Illinois and Iowa makes sense, and Indiana and Illinois, and Illinois and Kentucky and Missouri
EH: because of the river
AB: Yeah! So, do you guys choreograph your own dance moves, or have you been influenced by anyone in particular
EH: we just do what feels right – and if it feels so right that we want to do it again, we’ll do it again
AB: cool, but did you learn them from any single one person?
EH: we’ve all been to a lot of shows, and been in a few bands – so everything has influenced us in some way – you’re pointing to yourself right now, do you want me to say that YOU influenced what we do on stage?
AB: you could say i choreographed what you do on stage – only if it were true
EH: I’m not saying that
AB: well, thanks a lot for your time, it was a great show – hope you had fun at The Roxy!
Well, that was informative, wasn’t it? Who knew i had so much influence in the Stoner Metal Revival scene. You can see Gypsyhawk on stage in a city near you on their upcoming tour – or buy their crap at any one of these fine places:
Revelry & Resilience on iTunes