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Ching Dong Boss

This is the Smoke Benders, coming at ya live from beautiful downtown Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Featuring the amazing Numa Naoya on his amazing little drum kit and yours truly on original WaveDrum. And random hollerin'. Lyrics and embedded video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Sep 19, 2012 - 1 comment

Hate That Train That Carried My Girl From Town

Here's the SMOKE BENDERS, live in Toyama, Japan, from March 2012. The sound is a little gymnasium-y, due to the fact that the gig was in a gymnasium. I'm on electric talking drum for this one. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 9, 2012 - 6 comments

Lonesome Whistle

Here's the Smoke Benders, folks. We took Hank Williams' lamentation of an unlucky prisoner from its original waltz time and put a NOLA second line feel under it. Cause, hey, who doesn't like a NOLA second line feel, right? Video at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 25, 2012 - 2 comments

Jingle Bells

Impromptu version of the holiday classic. This closed out the night for the Smoke Benders' last gig of 2011. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 22, 2011 - 5 comments

Two Eyes Seen

Return of the Smoke Benders. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 comments

Car Alarms and Crackheads

The Smoke Benders return once again, to kick out the proverbial jams. Flubbed the lyrics a little bit, but hey, it's only rock and roll. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 16, 2011 - 2 comments

I Used To Hate You But Now I Love You

This month's Challenge got me to thinking: with 'hate' being such a profound and powerful emotion, isn't it odd that there are really so few songs that really employ it as an idea or as inspiration? I mean, 'love'? Heck, you can't spit without hitting a love song, but hate, that's a different story. So anyway, this is a song of hate and love. Love and hate. Simple as that. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 29, 2011 - 3 comments

Trying To Boogie

From deepest Ikebukuro, in the heart of downtown Tokyo, it's the Smoke Benders, trying our damndest to boogie, y'all. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 26, 2011 - 1 comment

Bringabye

Once again, friends, it's the Smoke Benders: Daysuke on tuba, Naoya on drums, and me on pocket drill, diddley bow, light-triggered synth and vox. Live in Toyama, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 5, 2011 - 3 comments

_Come On Round Here Baby

MeFiMu debut of the Electric Drum! From the Smoke Benders' recent Hokuriku tour, this is a tune I've posted before in a solo version. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 26, 2011 - 6 comments

Whole Bag of Wrong

Here's another one from the Smoke Benders' recent Hokuriku tour. Clocking in at 8 minutes, it's a wee bit longer than previously posted tunes here. It goes through summa them changes and all, and includes some psychedelic diddley bow solos. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 23, 2011 - 3 comments

Riding Your Train

I posted a solo version of this song here before, but this time around my new band the Smoke Benders shakes 'em on down. From our second gig, at the tiny Bar Isshee, Shibuya, Tokyo, January, 20, 2011. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 comments

Ain't I Lucky

Here's another tune from the Smoke Bender's [previously] first gig. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 29, 2010 - 6 comments

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