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Friday, September 21, 2012

Mark Eitzel Asks S.F.'s DJ Foodcourt For Song Advice, Doesn't Get What He Was Hoping For

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM

click to enlarge DJ Foodcourt advises Mark Eitzel
  • DJ Foodcourt advises Mark Eitzel

Poor Mark Eitzel. The San Francisco songwriter, who's known for the gorgeous, gloomy music he's put out both solo and with American Music Club, has been soliciting advice from a whole host of people ahead of the release of his new album, Don't Be a Stranger, on Oct. 2. Unfortunately, as videos of the advice sessions have shown, the project hasn't been going too well. In the latest of the videos, which we're premiering right here on All Shook Down, Eitzel talks to San Francisco's DJ Foodcourt for a take on his new song, "All My Love." Foodcourt tries to be helpful (or pretends to try to be helpful, anyway) but the result is wholly dispiriting -- and very funny. Check it out below:

DJ Foodcourt and Mark from Merge Records on Vimeo.

You can watch the rest of Eitzel's advice videos -- including the one where Billy B., the make-up artist for Lady Gaga, tells the singer to "play up the kind of gay thing" -- over on the Merge Records YouTube page. And check out "I Love You But You're Dead," the first single from the new album, right here: Mark Eitzel performs with his band, Mark Eitzel's Warm Gentle Rain, at the Starry Plough in Berkeley on Nov. 1 and at Bottom of the Hill in S.F. on Nov. 2; and check out the rest of his upcoming U.S. and European tour dates. ----
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