Comedy or Pornography?

If you go to Youtube to watch my “Coppin’ a Feel” music video, you’ll find it “disabled for violation of the YouTube Community Guidelines.” It looks like this now:

:/ is right.

I appealed, but that just meant I got to write two sentences, click a button and have it denied within minutes. I’m quite unhappy. According to their notice, “YouTube is not the place for nudity, pornography or other sexually provacative content.” It’s a comedy video. Yes, it’s about something sexy, but that doesn’t make it pornography. There’s zero nudity and the imagery is no worse than the average rap video.  I could spend a lifetime watching racier stuff on YouTube, but I won’t.

Instead, I’m asking people to spread their displeasure on twitter using the hashtags, #ShameOnYouTube, #FreedomOfReach and #LifeLibertyAndThePursuitOfGropiness. Let YouTube know that they got it wrong.

If you haven’t seen it, and therefore aren’t sure if you’re outraged yet, the video is below. Judge for yourself. Is this comedy or pornography?

Coppin’ a Feel (Official Music Video)

Tay Zonday’s Lockout and Me

This makes me so happy. Some Youtube luminaries have weighed in on my music video for “Coppin’ a Feel.” This may be the nicest thing anyone’s ever made about my music. It features Tay Zonday, Mystery Guitar Man, Ethan Newberry and Exotic Jess, who doesn’t have many nice things to say, but even that makes me happy. Thanks to BAMMO for making this happen!

To give this blog post a little beef, I’ll respond to my “critics.”

To Tay Zonday:
Thank you, I’m honored. +30035 (boobs).

To Exotic Jess:
I didn’t have a girlfriend when I wrote the song, but I did by the time I made the video (and still do) which made the whole thing a bit more nerve-wracking than boneriffic. Also, while girls might not notice when they’re checking their rack… I do.

To Mystery Guitar Man:
I did make a Craigslist post, but didn’t cast anyone from it. They all seemed like the kind of girl that might shiv the whole crew and steal the camera.

To Ethan Newberry:
You get me bro. I will send you that loop.

Coppin’ a Feel (Official Music Video)

People often ask why there’s no music video for “Coppin’ a Feel.” Ask no more!

Coppin’ a Feel (Official Music Video)

Don’t forget, you can get the MP3 or the entire American Chipfunk album on the music page.

Preview stills for you still-pervs:

GoTopless Day 2010 “Coverage”

GoTopless Day is an annual event to protest the laws that deny women the right to go bare-chested in public. To protest, the women go topless… sweet. I was invited to the Venice Beach, CA demonstration to perform my song, “Coppin’ a Feel.” Videos and pictures abound below.

This is my favorite shot. I call it, "Topless Girls vs. Bible Bashing Christian Zealots

The argument FOR toplessness is on the right and the argument AGAINST on the left.

Kat Kaplan is a rapper and protester and, yes, she totally was using her own portrait for pasties.

Some said the tape showed lack of commitment. I say it still showed plenty of breastmeat.

This girl is named Veronique. She has very nice eyes and doesn't care who sees them.

Police thought it would be best if this guy stopped screaming his Vietnam-related boob-hatred.

This is another favorite of mine. I call this one BIG rack vs. BIGotry. This guy never masturbates.

I call this one "Signage + Boobage." My spellchecker calls bullshit both words. Digging the leopard print.

Lara Terstenjak (in the white hat) coordinated the perv-formers including yours truly.

Let's be perfectly clear as to why this guy was in attendance. He loves boobs.

Distracted by that logo? Stay focused! It's the logo of the Raelian Movement. Look it up... later.

You know what everyone is wearing with their sun hats this season? Tits. That's what.

...and how is everyone accessorizing their titties this season? With devil horns. That's how.

Nadine Gary is the organizer of GoTopless Day 2010. She doesn't mess around.

What is this? This is something else I saw on Venice Beach. A two-headed turtle.

Because I knew you wouldn't fucking believe me, another shot of the two-headed turtle.

This young lady works at the same Venice Beach Freakshow where the two-headed turtle works.

This girl tried to put bunny ears on me, but it didn't work, because I've got Photoshop.

'The empresses have no clothes,' yelled out bystanders, but no one listened.

Copping a Feel (Download and History Lesson)

I’m going to write a series of blogs about some of my favorite tracks from my two comedy albums. All of my music is now available on a “name your own price” basis. That means you can download it for free, or pitch in a little to support my musicomedy habit. So feel free to download and listen along.
Coppin’ a Feel Lyrics Download
I think the reason that “Coppin’ a Feel” is my favorite song is because it is about something that I am truly passionate about: grabbing boobs. I think it’s the most genuine song I’ve ever written, because it’s subject matter is something I truly hold dearly. It’s a topic that I can really grasp. I’ve seen a lot of gropings happen in the audience while I play this song, and I like to think of this track as the “home edition.” Feel free to play it anywhere as a license to squeeze.

I’ve played this song more than any song I’ve ever played in my life. It has been a part of nearly every show I’ve done since I wrote it, so it seemed natural to make it the first song on American Chipfunk. It was my favorite bit of percussion sequencing, and it was the song that convinced me I was doing the right thing thing by switching from Fruity Loops to Ableton Live for my drum tracks. I ended up using a little electric guitar, some synth, and piano in additional to my usual lineup.

To show that I do my research and am not just writing songs willy-nilly, here is a brief pictorial history lesson on “The Art of the Grope”:

Copping a Feel was invented way before the birth of Christ. This photo was taken long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Nipple pinching was popular in 1591, when an unknown French painter captured this gem. It now hangs in the Louvre.

The 1930's were not-so-great for most, but this unidentified man scored a stone-faced double boob grab.

It doesn't always have to be grabbing a boob, it can be the butt of a famous athlete like Kerri Walsh, as long as she's distracted.

Accio mammary! Even famous authors like JK Rowling are not safe from the molestation of our g-g-generation.

In the future, the Vulcan nipple pinch could replace all other forms of copping a feel. It's sweet revenge on Spock for Captain Kirk.

Don’t you feel smarter now?

Now, in the interest of saving boobies, melons, juggs, hooters, ta-tas, mounds, tits, titties, yabbos, garbanzos, cans, knockers, mammaries, sweater puppies and funbags so that they’ll still be around to squeeze, fondle, grab, pinch, honk or rub, here are some ways to help prevent breast cancer or raise awareness:

Think Pink: http://www.blogcatalog.com/blog/think-pink-for-breast-cancer-awareness

Sponsor my friend Becky Kinder in the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

And lastly, eat Pomegranates.

And for some 5th of July fun, here is someone’s list of the most influential boobs in American history. For some reason, they are all actresses, and I can’t help but cringe at the painfully glaring omission of Mrs. Mary Phelps Jacob, the inventor of the modern brassiere… Anyway: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmentality/wtf/boob-war-special-the-13-origin/