Director's Cuts: New CDs from Mark Oliver Everett

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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.

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"



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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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