Michael Angelo Batio rocks the double guitar

I can’t remember whether I’ve posted this before to the Trumpet–but guess what? I don’t give a shit whether I did.

This video will change your fucking life.

Do you feel down in the dumps? Is your job getting you down? Are you behind on your credit card payments?

Fuck all that.

I give you Michael Angelo Batio:

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There are several clutch moments in this video:

1. At 1:20, there is a close-up of M.A.’s junk, (his onion bag, if you will), and the camera backs out to reveal the double-necked-guitar wizard in his Power-dookie Stance (kinda like the one Ari Mihalopoulos, from the band Douchetrophy Destrophy, uses). At this point, you know that the Be-mulleted one is about to kick some ass, which is evident at

2. 1:37 into the video, where, after alternating Power-Slaps, Ghetto Mick Mars (the real one is in Motley Crue, duh) shoots you a look like you KNOW Satan is about to blow his fiery-devil-wad as a result of the impending Double-Metal-Flurry down the dual fretboards.

3. Then there is the Arm-Crossed-Fingering of Doom

4. Around 2:20 there is the Inverted-Upside-Down-Cross-of-Satan’s-Incarnate-Manpaint.



M.A.B. combines stylefulness with form, thunderition with articulationousness, content with feeling, grace with smoothnicity, charm with seriousishness, and rawnessnicity with imperialism and disestablishmentarianism.

Michael Angelo Batio: a true musician and a gentleman.

-MC Spanky McGee

The Other Guy in Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora Drives Drunk – Gets DUI

Bon Jovi\'s Richie Sambora Mugshot

Richie Sambora, guitarist of Bon Jovi, was charged in Laguna Beach (California) today for driving his Hummer drunk with kids in the vehicle back in March.  Sambora received two DUI related misdemeanor charges for weaving across lanes and blowing a .13 bac.

Dude is rich and a woman was in the car (sober enough to be allowed to take the children with her)… point is “Hey dingle dick, let somebody else drive“.  He was lucky to avoid child endangerment charges.

He had been in rehab twice in 2007.  I hope that he gets it together, lets somebody else drive when he is blitzed, or is on the road alone when he learns the ultimate lesson.

Travis Barker pounds out Soulja Boy’s “Crank That”

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Nothing too crazy here, but he is pounding it out.

Here’s the bashing that changed Spanky’s little life:

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-MC Spanky McGee

You Got Rick Rolled – Great Minds Think Alike

Rick Roll at Wikipedia

The Rick Rolling (definition of Rick Roll) phenomenon is no surprise to the Soupy Trumpet crew. In fact Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” is one of our favorite songs that we jam out to on the regular. One thing that I like to do when playing Halo 3 with Spanky and random douchebags is to play the song through the headset, breathe heavy and tell them I am “just getting some reps in”. The responses generally range from confusion, annoyance, and mostly homosexual slander. For my part that cracks me up, although I am provoking it. Even more funny to me is finding other jams to rotate in like “She Drives Me Crazy” by the Fine Young Cannibals or the Brian Adams Robin Hood song.  Tay Zonday (aka Chocolate Rain guy) has a tight version of Astley’s jam too.

Check out You Got Rick Rolled for more on the internet craze or for a browser shaking – impossible to close – experience check out Rick Rolling and hate me when you are done.


Für Spanky (and Taguchi, and Pumpkin)

Apparently Spanky thinks it’s spring, and that means ridiculous music videos. Well, eat your heart out, Spanky. It’s spring indeed:

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I thought it was Fessy at first.

And if you’re really feeling loony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbvP7dT3Dx0.

“I put papaya there!”

Raconteurs New Album (“Consolers of the Lonely”) Done and on Shelves in a Week

White Stripes fans, you gotta love this. Jack White’s “other band,” the Raconteurs announced today that they are done with their new album…and that it’s coming out in all formats in 1 week:

In order to release an album that will ‘not be defined by it’s [sic] first weeks [sic] sales, pre-release promotion, or by someone defining it FOR YOU before you get to hear it,’ the Raconteurs have opted to release their just-completed album next week. In a press release signed by the band…the Raconteurs say that their second album, Consolers of the Lonely, will be available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats March 25, after being completed earlier this month. It’s an unprecedented move for a band releasing an album via a major label, in this case, Warner Brothers.


Right on, bros. I’m sold. This buy is a shoo-in given that one of the Trumpet staff’s finest moments included the Raconteurs at Lollapalooza 2006 (where they were one of 832 bands who played Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”…but at least they did it best…other than Skee-Lo of course) where they blew the roof off Grant Park. If I had a Youtube vid of Pumpkin + the butt-grabbers during the Kanye show…and Armando’s hair.

Anyway, Jack White is now officially a Trumpet mancrush in my book. This is a great stunt. Review in 1 week.

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-14-08

Here’s another Soupy Trumpet daily-dose of internet finds to enjoy: