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Gavin
• 12.19.08 02:18 pm


Beardo set up a benefit for Trust Fund kids who got hit hard but the stock market crash. It’s called “Give Them Cash” and it stars Fred Armisen, Andrew W.K., Moby, and other care-ers.

Beardo set up a benefit for Trust Fund kids who got hit hard but the stock market crash. It’s called “Give Them Cash” and it stars Fred Armisen, Andrew W.K., Moby, and other care-ers..

Here’s some pics from the recording.

We had to listen to the song about 80 times to get it right and even then we kept forgetting how our part went.


Fred and AWK. Andrew made me delete a previous version of this photograph which is weird because he has no problem with this picture (from Andrewwk.com)



Starting at top, left to right: Ian Williams from Don Cab/Storm&Stress/Battles, Syd Butler from Les Savy Fav/Frenchkiss, The back of Chris Turco who drummed on the track, Seth Herzog the comedian, The girl from Banann-o-rama (she was in a bad face accident), Ian Svenonious world famous musician, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Starrett Zenko – scene maker, dinner hoster, style maven, Nancy Whang – LCD/The Juan Maclean, Sam Jayne – Love as Laughter leader, unsung genius.


I wore a baby’s hat and John Roberts was Michael Ronald McDonald meaning he sang like Michael McDonald but ate fast food and wore a red wig. His impersonation was flawless. Even with a Filet-o-Fish in his mouth. I got real vociferous when the sunglasses were on.


Moby tickling the keys during a lull.



Jayson Green’s shirt.


Jayson Green’s tattoo.


Andrew was the master of ceremonies even though Moby’s sold more records.


It was a beautiful studio in Manhattan. Same place they recorded this epic classic.


Come on. You’re not going to tell me all those knobs are important. It’s like the cockpit of a plane. You only need about a tenth of those dials, right?

Here’s the lyrics (cut and pasted from a Tim Harrington email so when he says “I” he means “Tim” and when he says “Tim” he means “Tim”)

USA FOR AFFLUENCE – LYRICS
–sentimental
“What a year -tim
for the banker and the boss -tim
there’s been fear -seth
and they’ve shouldered massive loss -seth Jabour, LSF
and they’ve paid a mighty cost – both

we may smile – gavin
to see fat cats loose their shirts – gavin
but their spoiled child -John Roberts (Michael Ronald MacDonald)
are the ones who really hurt -John Roberts
they’ve been pampered since their birth -both
—possible guitar solo
—-bridgey? Vox adding up
we need to help them buy some vintage DJ gear – moby
we need to help them party in Tokyo this year – Clare Amory, Excepter
we need to help them buy the weed they share with us CChristy Karacas (Cheeseburger/Superjail), Sam Jayne-Love as Laugher, Jay Green-Panthers
AND MAYBE SOME COCAINE DUST-Tim, David Cross got delayed in LA so I covered.
—possible guitar solo
you got a million dollar loft – Will Sheff (Okkervil River)
now the markets gone all soft -Nancy Whang -LCD soundsystem, The Juan Maclean
and the world has gone all hard-Starrett Zenko
that’s why this year in their christmas cards…-Carl Newman-New Pornographers
—possible guitar solo
—big chorus 4x through
we’re giving cash to all the trust fund children
we’ll give ’em cash cause all their stock are soiled
we’ll give em cash and maybe gold and oil
So they will not have to face- Ian Williams-Battles, Don Caballero
loosing their costly practice space-Ian Svenonius
this year…

we’re giving cash to all the trust fund children
we’ll give ’em cash cause all their stock are soiled
we’ll give em cash and maybe gold and oil
They need a spring Tuscany-Ryan Schreiber-Pitchfork founder
to study wine photography-Fred Armisen
this year…

we’re giving cash to all the trust fund children
we’ll give ’em cash cause all their stock are soiled
we’ll give em cash and maybe gold and oil
Let’s send them on a mission-Andrew Reuland -LSF
to shop for limited editions-Jon Nicholson
this year…

we’re giving cash to all the trust fund children
we’ll give ’em cash cause all their stock are soiled
we’ll give em cash and maybe gold and oil

—-some kinda break down
because the fancy clothes they throw out-Oliver Ackermann-A Place To Bury Strangers
are what we wear to go out-John Fell Ryan-Excepter
so they can get their blow out-Dan Hougland- Excepter
we’re floating them some cash this year…-Seth Herzog

—-back in for one last big one…
we’re giving cash to all the trust fund children-Andrew W.K.
we’ll give ’em cash cause all their stock are soiled
we’ll give em cash and maybe gold and oil
They’ll need some cash to get them by
at until their grandpa dies
this year…

Chorus:
Syd Butler-LSF
Amy Carlson- Actress
Joe Rogers
Robin Taylor
Daniel Spangler
Joe Price
Chris Turco
Joe Bradley- Cheeseburger
Gabe Spierer
Nathan Corbin – Excepter

Music recorded at DNA studios vocals at Chung King produced by (well, me and…) David Tolomei

I pray I forgot no one…”

Subscribe to Tim’s BEARDO show here.


Comments
  1. Jew Named Gene says:

    Moby is the greatest musical genius of our time.

  2. peterpaul says:

    Fucking brilliant parody…

  3. fuck stick says:

    wow. so much time, so not funny.

  4. Chachi and the MS-13s says:

    I was hoping to see Cheeseburger in here.

  5. Fredo says:

    “All-Star” is severely overstating the matter.

  6. yawn says:

    I thought you (you=gavin not tim) said trust fund kids dont really exist?

  7. 36 year old bald headed fag blow me says:

    is moby a good guy or is he the guy who celebriforces his way into a thing like this and everyone is polite to him but secretly thinks hes a loser?

  8. miss appalachian says:

    you know i am smoking pot out of an organic apple and i just do not think this is funny.

  9. anarchodave says:

    dude who cares if trust funders and business men are broke fuck’m give money to the poor and really change things!!!

  10. Animal Superpowers says:

    Fred Armisen has really come into his own

  11. guhhh says:

    i hope fred armisen is more funny in real life than on SNL (which still sucks, i don’t care what anyone says)

  12. Billy Warmstone-Rodriguez says:

    Fred Armisen: He’ll elevate any f-list gathering to a d-lister in a flash.

    “Oh, thank God! Fred is here! Quick! Someone get him a mineral water and finger sandwich before he slaps someone with his glove!”

  13. Vane$$a says:

    Lots of facial hair in that room. My pussy gets chafed just thinking about it.

  14. christi bradnox says:

    Man, one stick of dynamite would do it.

  15. pat says:

    yeah anarchodave GREAT POINT!

  16. ME says:

    ian and fred standout performances!

  17. JUST A NORMAL GUY (THE ORIGINAL) says:

    WELL I THINK IT IS VERY GREAT THAT THEIR ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN ROCK “N” ROLL WHO HAVE LITERALLY COME FROM NOTHING I MEAN LOOK AT THIS GROUP, NONE OF THEIR FATHERS’ ARE WEALTHY PROFESSORS OR ANYTHING

  18. Dave N Dave says:

    It’s nice to see a bunch of middle class guys really strike back and mock the rich for us blue collar heroes…

    Wait, the joke is that these guys are singing about their own kids, right?

  19. Vane$$a says:

    I REALLY need to get fucked quite, quite badly.

  20. Jules says:

    Dan from Other Music! That guy gives THE BEST music recommendations. And if nothing is good that month, he’ll be like “naw there’s really not much out recently.”!

    P.S. Vanecca. If you want to fly to London with your “notoriety in business” ass and all…

  21. ghuhr says:

    Is this supposed to be an all-star team of the most punchable New York “celebs”? Fred Armison-smack. Moby-clobber. Andrew WK, he’s ok.

  22. rutheffect says:

    What, you guys couldn’t get Ryan Gosling?

  23. Vane$$a says:

    Thanks but no thanks Jules. I already have a fag to hag about with.

  24. b. dylan (see; like a rolling stone) says:

    wow. making fun of the affluent brats, quite the production; an accomplishment done while walking the fine line between wider cultural relevance and hip legitimacy. trust funds.

  25. Why do Gavin have to be so cool and multi-talented? He’s like the Da Vinci of the hipsters.

  26. Libertines superfan says:

    I didn’t watch this yet. did hotz do this? I notice the rare times the guy loses on KVSS he kind of metamorphoses into a whiny old richard simmons type women a little bit.. the whiny nasally voice thing that sounds a bit like rick mercer.. its the canadian accent

  27. lawdy lawday free the chillunns says:

    oh $hit $ane$$$a, U still hangin? wtf you fucking gay retarded broke ass cunt. get out dog

  28. Jim Goad says:

    Vane$$a is still pissed I nailed him being stupid enough to misspell a simple word such as “dysentery.” When you posture yourself as having brains and then are outed as being unable to spell a doo-doo word, it causes understandably bruised feelings.

    It’s not like I didn’t write a whole fucking BOOK about the “crime.” Or like I don’t maintain a page detailing every last niggling point about the situation, including my hapless victim’s charming quotes about masturbating to my then-wife’s cancer diagnosis and a wonderfully benign mp3 of our savagely battered shrinking violet’s voicemailed death threats to me:

    http://jimgoad.net/crimepun.html

    http://jimgoad.net/sound/anne.mp3

    I copped to that beef ten years ago and never once apologized nor backed down from a discussion about it.

    Yes, “Vane$$a,” there’s far more honor in being an anonymous female impersonator from Pittsburgh who can’t charm a soul. You’re a real fucking truth-teller, hombre. Behind a keyboard and a screen name, you’re all about full disclosure.

  29. Vag vapors says:

    This is so fucking stupid.

  30. sjg says:

    so…much…irony…can’t…laugh…

  31. jules says:

    I’m not gay. My gay Mom just gave me a gay name. What’re you gonna do?

    Anyways. Moby gets props cause he’s a vegan! and he owns a vegan restaurant! and he’s down with Winona Ryder.

    Wow, dollar signs in your name, how U.S.A.

  32. shitty says:

    vegans lick my balls!!!

  33. jules says:

    you know Vanessa, you really hurt my feelings. You said you wanted to get fucked and I merely offered my services. There was no need to call me a fag :(

    Um. Vegans don’t lick balls, they don’t eat animals why would they eat dabble in borderline cannibalism? Maybe some girl vegans do lick your balls and to that I say great!! I think it’s great when girls lick your balls. If vegans do it even more so then I would just say that once again it brings out the best in people!

  34. homeless says:

    I was once slept till 8:00 PM on a sunday. When I woke I thought I had slept all the way till 8:00 AM on Monday. I took shower, made an egg sandwich and went to work only to find that noone was there. That’s what it feels like today at SC.

  35. Obama ManBoobz says:

    Did Bwooklyn get nuked uh sumfink?

  36. Alfonso Ribiero says:

    Are we really doing all we can? How about a hands across america? Maybe a dance-off to save the rec center?

  37. WORLD WAR DREW says:

    jayson should lay off the cheeseburgers. fat ass.

  38. petr bumdiddler says:

    merry xmas, homos!

  39. Felicia says:

    camera angles, shots, editing everything about that video was fantastic.

    I love andrew w.k. so much.

  40. dookie luvin' says:

    Just aint funny

  41. Penis Larson says:

    We Are The World for hipsters. New York is getting that “we have no idea what’s going on,” vibe again. Four cheers for endless stupidity. Maybe Harmony Korine will come out of hiding and make another film about how messed up teenagers are. The Moldy Peaches will reunite and America will start to make sense again.

  42. Vane$$a says:

    You have to admit that it’s pretty fitting that Gavin dropped this little piece of affluence oriented irony right before he apparently disappeared to some island for the holidays.

  43. Rad Racer says:

    haha – Vane$$a – agree strongly.

  44. JUST A NORMAL GUY (THE ORIGINAL) says:

    WELL IT IS A SHAME THAT GAVIN MACINES HAD TO GO ON A VACATION BECASUE I WAS LOOKING FORWARDS TO READING HIS WELL THOUGHT OUT AND INFORMED OPINIONS ON THE ISARELI WAR IN GAZA. HE IS ALWAYS SO UNPREDICTABLE AND I AM THINKING “WHAT WILL HE SAY NEXT????!!!!!” HE IS LIKE THE SEAN PENN OR TIM ROBIN’S OF THE OTHER SIDE LOL

  45. Tallulah Stankhead says:

    I hope Gavin’s okay. As soon as I heard about the Canuck snowmachiners that got buried in an avalanche, a voice in my head whispered his name.

  46. imyar says:

    longest bender ever

  47. Vane$$a says:

    When women post conversations that they’ve had on the internet with alleged male “pervs,” they’re not trying to display his pervishness so much as they’re getting one off for their ego and their hatred of men. Instead of it being a situation where they’re saying: “Look, it’s a perv!” they’re really saying, “look, the sexy pics I showed of myself on my blog are so hot that they lured in some male loser action that I obliterated with my hypocritical disdain. Aren’t I sexy as hell?” I say hypocritical because I’ve noticed that a lot of women will invite the world to their blogs and blatantly show us, in way or another, their sexy bits, but then act surprised and disgusted when some dude invites her to do basically the same thing with him. It’s like a weird medal of honor for women when they receive unwanted attention from men, especially if they humiliate/metaphorically castrate the guy in return. It’s also the place where the word “cooze” has its origins.

  48. imyar says:

    ahem, there was no shock or awe involved, lovely. when i’m pestered i react as politely as possible until i decide to exploit the guy for material. don’t delve so deeply. i heard sboners will be back tomorrow so relax.

  49. Vane$$a says:

    How old are you? Depending on the picture, you look like you could be 15-25.

  50. emmzies says:

    come back street carnage!

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