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New Demented Songs in 2000

Some highlights for the songs that made their debut in the year 2000 include a remixed 1999 song "Debbie" from the album "Burnt" and sung by the Los Angeles comedy alternative band The Throwing Toasters (get it? Burnt Toast?).

Camille West had a good year with her songs "Toe To Toe With The HMO" and "Viagra in the Waters" off her album "Diva's Day Off".

Barry and the Bookbinders put out "You Have 257 Messages" and "Inner Thoughts" this year.

Da Vinci's Notebook sung a song about a popsicle stick "Ally McBeal," which is not on the album "Bendy's Law."

The Four Bitchin' Babes covered Camille West's hit "Viagra In The Waters" for their album "The Babes Beyond Bitchin'."

Whimsical Will did his 15th annual summer movie tribute "Hey X-Men!"

"I Did It All For The Wookiee" was a hit for Damn Nation, doing a song about another Star Wars character.

Christine Lavin put out her latest CD "Getting In Touch With My Inner Bitch" where her title track was also a hit in the land of dementia.

The movie Pokemon 2000 was also a summer movie hit this past year, and a well-known artist contributed to the album, "Weird Al" Yankovic, with his song "Polkamon." That song got numerous airplay on Radio Disney, naturally.

Also getting plenty on airplay in dementia and Disney is a new song featuring another speeded-up rodent. It's not a chipmunk. It's not a woodchuck. It's not a squirrel. In fact, Weird Al's pet is one of them: a hamster! They took an old Roger Miller song, sampled it, speeded it up, added a techno beat, mixed in some hamsters, and voila! A smash hit record! "Whistle Stop/Hampster Dance Song/Whistle Stop", credited by Roger Miller at the beginning, then Hampton The Hampster, then Roger Miller at the end.

Dementia has been witnessed on hit radio stations as well! Eiffel 65 kicked off the year with his international hit "Blue" from his album "Europop."

The Bloodhound Gang's hit "The Bad Touch", a song about doing it like they do on The Discovery Channel, is off their CD "Horray For Boobies."

Baha Men, who have been here a while, never had a hit until this party song came along to replace the catch phrase "Wazzup" with their call "Who Let The Dogs Out?" It's the title track off their album.

The Offspring's latest album "Consipracy of One" contains the alternative rock hit "Original Prankster."

And probably the most controversal artist of the year, Emimen, put out his "Marshall Mathers LP" featring the hit "The Real Slim Shady." Mathers tells a press reporter that Eminem is a character he invented and, like actors portraying fictional characters, he's created a fictional character that's not afraid of spitting out the truth on the mike. In the hit song, he dissed Christina Aguliera and boy bands. One fan got so mad at the song that a female singer released an answer record to radio stations across the nation.

"The Real Slim Shady (My Reply)," by Emily Ellis, made fun of Eminem's lyrics and turned the song on him. In the parody, the female rapper sings lyrics such as "Will the real Slim Shady please shut up!", "His song is on my nerves. His song is on my nerves," "You're like a cartoon version of Ricky Schroeder of Silver Spoons." "You ain't nuthin' but a product, hatched to be bought up, a year from now you won't be thought of," and "There's a million women just like me, that think like me, that all can see, that Slim Shady, is just a boy dealing with puberty, so if you agree, scream loudly with me!"

"You're Slim Shady, yes, you're the real Shady, you sound like Peter Brady, you get quite irritating, so won't the real Slim Shady please shut up? Please shut up? Please shut up?"

Some notable demented albums that came out in the year 2000 include the Barnes and Barnes collection "Yeah! Essential Barnes and Barnes," Tom Lehrer's box set "The Remains Of Tom Lehrer", "The Dr. Demento 30th Anniversary Collection" aka "Dementia 2000," Spinal Tap rereleased two of their albums on CD.

Stop in and also check out the latest Christmas collection featuring the new Bob Rivers CD "Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Flame" and about 100 more demented and nostalgic Christmas CD's you can find online!

2001 Dr. Demento Membership Kit Released

At last it can be told! Here is the track listing for the latest installment of the Basement Tapes. This CD will be available with the new Demento Society membership package, to ship in January.

This year's rare "Weird Al" track is a real treat - the demo version of "I Love Rocky Road". Dr. Demento has never (to my knowledge) played this on the air (at least not on the syndicated version of the show). But it's historically significant because this is the demo which led to him getting his record contract!

Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 9

  
 1. Corduroy Pants - Perch Theatre
 2. Ode To Playboy - Bob Ricci
 3. Bobbledy Breasts - Johnson & Tofte
 4. Inner Thoughts - Barry & The Bookbinders
 5. Martha Goes Camping - Mr. Whitekeys & The Fabulous Spamtones
 6. Livin' La Vida Broka - The Dan Orr Projects
 7. Two For One Coupon - Wally Pleasant
 8. I Love Rocky Road (Demo) - "Weird Al" Yankovic
 9. One Note Song - The Music Butchers (Rob Moitoza)
 10. All My Favorite Drunks Have Given Up Drinkin' - Cole Slaw & The Baked Bean Band
 11. Papa Woody - Darryl Rhoades
 12. What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone - Carla Ulbrich
 13. Everytime I See A Pig (I Think Of You) - Poison Ivy
 14. Working Where The Sun Don't Shine (The Colo-Rectal Surgeon's Song) - Bowser & Blue
 15. Smoker's March - Richie Phillips
 16. I Wanna Ride On Shania's Twain - Bill Frenzer
 17. Debbie - Throwing Toasters
 18. The Stalker - Laurie Powell
 19. HermAphrodite - Stephen Lynch
 20. Medley Of Heartwarming Worm Songs - Baby Gramps
 21. Nashville Drive-By - Travis Shredd & The Good Ol' Homeboys
 22. Piranha Women Of The Avocado Jungle Of Death - Christine Lavin
 23. Walter Wart, The Freaky Frog - Thorndike Pickledish Pacifist Choir
 24. Will The Turtle Be Unbroken? - Mrs Ackroyd Band

Madness Network to Fold

Madness Network - Terrible NEws

Greetings to you all....

Well, I know it's been far too long since I've posted here, but I have some unfortunate news to share. I was very torn about the best way to announce this, but I figured this forum would cover pretty much all the important folks, and I could get away with only explaining it once.

It seems as though the Madness Network will be going off the air. I have no idea for how long, or really even why. I just got the schedule for next year from Northwestern University, and I'm not on it. I am presuming at this point that it's because enough students finally signed up that there was no room left on the schedule for alumni...something I've always known was a possibility. I have a call out to our programming director, but he's out for the Christmas Break and hasn't gotten back to me yet.

This news is coming at sort of a bad time, too...I found this out the same week that I was told I'd be laid off from my day job sometime in January...needless to say, it's been a rough Christmas.

And this leads me into my next request...I know that quite a few fans of my show, not to mention regular guests, have offered to bombard the station with email, letters and phone calls on my behalf. Since I really don't know where my life situation is headed right now, and I haven't gotten a chance yet to speak with the director, I ask that everyone HOLD OFF on this, until such a time as I can get things figured out. This could even be a simple mistake.

And even if it's not, I've had a wonderful time with the show, and it's really grown into something much bigger than I'd ever imagined it could be. Thank you ALL, for supporting me, sending me materials, communicating with me, and sending in constructive criticism. I really couldn't have done it without you all.

At any rate, I'll be sure to keep you guys updated, once I find out more details. I don't know if I'll have another show or two left or not, but I'll do my damnedest.

Thanks again...

--Loopy

"The Crown Princess of Comedy Music" --Throwing Toasters

Reply From Keith Rose:

As an avid listener of The Madness Network (as well as having the fortune to meet Loopy in person and be in-studio with her), the news that The Madness Network is off the air saddens me. I know many people will miss not hearing the late Friday night dementia broadcasts as I will. My best wishes go out to Loopy in what has been a rough road for her as of late. We hope you can get back to a state of "normality (a term I use quite loosly)" and make a speedy return to the airwaves.

Seeing this news just got me thinking about stuff.... please bare with me if the following seems like meandering waffle...

it seems that in the last year comedy shows have been departing from the airwaves left and right; First Nummy Muffin Cocoa Butter, then The All You Can Eat Buffet of Musical Madness, now The Madness Network. Hopefully Loopy will get back on the air soon and keep the madness flowing into our speakers. If you cater to a comedy show that's still going and love what you hear, tell the station! Positive listener feedback makes station staff people feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :-)

You know what I think needs to be done in general? Get More Dementia Shows On The Air! Anyone in here that has ties to a college station (or any other station that would be open to a comedy show), use them and try to get some airtime for dementia. It took me a year of co-hosting a traditional blues show (which is one of my of my top music genres) at WLFM for me to be able to get the station staff's attention and to let them say "We liked what you did last year, so we're giving you your own show show of whatever format you want." If you have the connections that could get you a dementia show, exploit the connections and spread dementia across the airwaves. (especially if you're in an area that void of the good Doctor)

And on that note, good night all!

Keep that dementia flowing,

Keith Rose aka Keeter Man
Fellow Dementia DJ & Big Madness Network Fan!

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