March 10th Is Adopt-An-Actor Day

Hey! YOU! Yeah, you.

Did you already adopt an actor? Are you listed on the adoption roster?

Or are you not aware of the wonders of adoption?

The number of needy actors is not lessening, but adoptions have alarmingly decreased. Also, some actors who have been adopted have been, I’m sad to say, neglected.

It’s never too late to adopt, and it’s never too late to treat your children with the respect and love they deserve.

That’s why I am declaring March 10th to be Adopt-An-Actor Day ™.

For those who have already adopted, please dedicate a post on your website/blog to your adoptee(s). For those still actorless, please consider this holiday as an opportunity to reach out and care for a thespian-in-need.

Thank you.

P.S. Why March 10th? It’s Chuck Norris’ birthday, obviously.

Presenting the ROYGBIV Mix!

Volume 15 of the Green Monkey Music Project is completed and available for download!

If the participants of this mix want to discuss their own selections, please feel free to do so! I’ll put a pointer on this post if you end up posting about it on your own blog (or you could always just add comments here, I suppose).


Rules and Theme Details

The Participants Discuss Their Selections:

The Songs:
All of SamuraiFrog’s songs
All of Allen L’s songs
All of p0nk’s songs
All of Moxie’s songs
All of Holly’s songs
All of Glassmeow’s songs
All of Dale’s songs
All of Splotchy’s songs
All of MC’s song

Track Listing
01 – Little Red Book – Love [samuraifrog]
02 – Orange Crate Art – Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks [samuraifrog]
03 – Yellow Rainbow – The Move [samuraifrog]
04 – The Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks [samuraifrog]
05 – Pools of Blue – Barclay James Harvest [samuraifrog]
06 – Deep Purple – The Beach Boys [samuraifrog]
07 – Violet – Hole [samuraifrog]
08 – Cherry Cola – Eagles of Death Metal [allenl]
09 – My Melancholy Blues – Queen [allenl]
10 – Ultraviolet (Light My Way) – U2 [allenl]
11 – Red light Indicates Doors Are Secure – Arctic Monkeys [allenl]
12 – Yellow Man – Randy Newman [allenl]
13 – Golden Ghost – Slingshot Dakota [allenl]
14 – Bobby Brown Goes Down – Frank Zappa [allenl]
15 – Red House – Jimi Hendrix [p0nk]
16 – Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum [p0nk]
17 – Blue – Jason Becker [p0nk]
18 – Purple Rain – Prince [p0nk]
19 – Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison [p0nk]
20 – Paint It Black – Rolling Stones [p0nk]
21 – Green Grass & High Tides Forever – Outlaws [p0nk]
22 – Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) – Garbage [moxie]
23 – Yellow – Coldplay [moxie]
24 – Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey [moxie]
25 – Everything’s Gone Green – New Order [moxie]
26 – Ocean Blue – ABC [moxie]
27 – Black on Black II – Heart [moxie]
28 – White Lines – Duran Duran [moxie]
29 – Pink Orange Red – Cocteau Twins [holly]
30 – Black Celebration – Depeche Mode [holly]
31 – Gold – Spandau Ballet [holly]
32 – Green Shirt – Elvis Costello [holly]
33 – On Lavender Hill – The Real Tuesday Weld [holly]
34 – Dorothy Parker Blue – The Real Tuesday Weld [holly]
35 – Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues [holly]
36 – A Skull, A Suitcase and a Long Red Bottle of Wine – Robyn Hitchcock [glassmeow]
37 – Orange Crush – R.E.M. [glassmeow]
38 – Yellow Submarine – The Beatles [glassmeow]
39 – Furry Green Atom Bowl – Robyn Hitchcock [glassmeow]
40 – Bitter Blue – Cat Stevens [glassmeow]
41 – Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix [glassmeow]
42 – Into White – Cat Stevens [glassmeow]
43 – Once in a Very Blue Moon – Mary Black [dale]
44 – Beautiful Red Dress – Laurie Anderson [dale]
45 – Crimson and Clover – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts [dale]
46 – Orangedale Whistle – The Rankin Family [dale]
47 – The Song of Purple Summer – Lauren Pritchard (from Spring Awakening) [dale]
48 – Green Island Lullaby – Vienna Teng [dale]
49 – Pink Panther Theme – Pink Martini [dale]
50 – Silver – Echo and the Bunnymen [splotchy]
51 – I’m So Green – Can [splotchy]
52 – L’il Red Riding Hood – Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs [splotchy]
53 – Moog Indigo – Jean Jacques Perrey [splotchy]
54 – Azure – Ken Nordine [splotchy]
55 – Pink Moon – Nick Drake [splotchy]
56 – All Blues – Miles Davis [splotchy]
57 – ROYGBIV – Boards of Canada [MC]

Congratulations to the following participants, who are now proud recipients of the Green Monkey Master badge!


This entitles you to helm a future GMMP. You get to pick the theme, choose number of participants, and number of each songs participants have to work with.

Wear your Green Monkey Master Badge with pride!

Splotchy’s Contribution To ROYGBIV

Here’s a discussion of my selections for the ROYGBIV mix, Volume 15 of the Green Monkey Music Project.

Silver – Echo and the Bunnymen
The first song off their wonderful album Ocean Rain.

I’m So Green – Can
A great little track from those funky Krautrockers. From the delightful album Ege Bamyasi.

L’il Red Riding Hood – Sam the Sam and the Pharaohs
For me, this song beats their other hit “Wooly Bully” hands down. This one has got a little playful menace to it. I love it. And Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs is one of my all-time favorite rock band names.

Moog Indigo – Jean Jacques Perrey
The wacky title track from an album by Frenchman Jean Jacques Perrey. I played his two albums with Gershon Kingsley incessantly for a couple months (it didn’t hurt that my kids loved it). For those who don’t know, the song’s name is a play on the Duke Ellington song “Mood Indigo”. However, to my disappointment, I learned a few years ago that the “O” sound in Moog is pronounced like “Go” rather than “Goo”. Why am I explaining this to you?

Azure – Ken Nordine
A song off Colors, a whole freaking album devoted to mauve, russet and chartreuse by Word Jazz freakazoid Ken Nordine.

Pink Moon – Nick Drake
You might recognize this song from a Volkswagen commercial from a few years back. It was actually my first exposure to this song, and my first exposure to Nick Drake. It still bothers me that it was an advertisement that introduced me to the music. I’m not sure if it’s because I want to be a know-it-all hipster (oh, dear Lord, I’m not), or what. I just hate corporations, mostly.

All Blues – Miles Davis
Most of my songs in this mix are very short, so I don’t feel too bad about including this long piece from Kind of Blue. I first heard this in the Clint Eastwood movie In The Line Of Fire, which doesn’t bother me at all. So, I guess for me, exposure to music from movies, OK; exposure to music from ads, bad.

Splotchy Improves The Titles Of Movies Simply By Adding The Word Motherfucker

I had a lot of fun coming up with these. Probably a few more posts of these await you in the future.

Annie Hall Motherfucker

Cocoon Motherfucker

A Star Is Born Motherfucker

That’s Entertainment Motherfucker

I Know What You Did Last Summer Motherfucker

21 Grams Motherfucker

How Green Was My Valley Motherfucker

Prick Up Your Ears Motherfucker

Clambake Motherfucker

Tron Motherfucker

Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead Motherfucker

The Muppets Take Manhattan Motherfucker