Director's Cuts: New CDs from Mark Oliver Everett

In this edition of Director's Cuts, Weekend Edition Sunday's music director Ned Wharton reviews two new projects from Mark Oliver Everett, also known simply as "E." His group Eels has a new disc on DreamWorks called Shootenanny! and under the name MC Honky, the fictitious rapper produces "Self Help Rock" on the CD I Am the Messiah on spinART Records.

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MC Honky

MC Honky

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E's funky and funny alter-ego, MC Honky, mixes Shakespeare sonnets and self-help spoken word from found vinyl to create a swingin' CD called I Am the Messiah on spinART records.

Listen: "Saturday"

Listen: "Restraining Order Blues"

Listen: "Rock Hard Times"

Eels

Eels

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The fifth release from E's group is Shootenanny! on DreamWorks. It's quirky, creatively produced pop featuring sometimes dark lyrics.

Listen: "Baby Elephant Rock-a-Bye"

Listen: "A Good Day to Be You"

Listen: "3 Turntables & 2 Microphones"

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