Mr.B on The Dennis Ball Show!
GET UP ALL THING, PHOOLIGANS, because two Phooligan favorites are LIVE early tomorrow! BOUNCE ON IN Sunday, 5 March 2023, at 3:00 p.m. UK time, or 10:00 a.m. Eastern US time, 9:00 a.m. Central US time, and 7:00 a.m. Pacific US time to catch Dennis Ball chatting LIVE with Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer at https://www.youtube.com/live/PHUcJx_jLoU!
I arranged our weekend around this powerful harmonic convergence - a collision of worlds between two of my absolute favorites in the realm of delighting people in brilliant and genre-division-pulverizing ways. I hope you can tune in live!
Mr.B the Gentleman Rhymer is a Chap-Hop Superstar and, in fact, pioneered the genre to begin with. If you aren't already a massive fan of ol'B, are you even a Phooligan? I flog his tunes regularly on Phoole & the Gang, I devour his books, and I dream of the day that perhaps I'll get to share a stage with this polymath Wunderkind. B is a high-speed collision of hip-hop and P.G. Wodehouse, losing nothing of the components' essences, but fusing them into something much more powerful, often silly, but just as often wistful and shockingly disarming. I learn and re-learn instrumental art lessons every time I join in B's NICEOLATION Sessions Mondays on Mixcloud from 2:00 p.m. Central US time/8:00 p.m. UK time. He even has a PUPPET NEMESIS. Salut to the Guild of Chap Hop!
The Dennis Ball Show is a dazzling star in a vast constellation of entertainment comets from the perpetually-in-supernova mind of Bob Cronin, whose music Phooligans frequently enjoy on Phoole & the Gang under noms-de-boom like dj BC and Ghost Cave. Dennis, the host and star, is a ball! The show features acts across vast swathes of genres and eschelons of indie cred, as well as artists in every medium. I myself had the honor of being Dennis's guest twice!
Dennis and Mr.B give me hope in a darkening and chaotic world, and I feel sure they'll do the same for you. Get there get there!