The party’s inside, so click inside!
Oh yes. It’s HOTNESS, our favorite fuschia-wearin’ silver-sequined spectacle on the Pittsburgh muzack scene. Lindsay and I became Hotness fans when we first saw him play at the Shadow Lounge last year. And we were so excited when we found that the party anthem “We Gotta!” now has a MUSIC VIDEO. (“I got a feeling / from the boredom patrol / that we gotta! / get this party started right now!”) Take that, Pink.
This March 2005 article from the City Paper explains why we love Hotness:
“At a typical show, he does most everything on the fly, often playing along to a CD of pre-recorded material, improvising lyrics and dancing clumsily as he goes. He passes out pots, pans, muffin tins and other kitchen utensils, encouraging the audience to add its own percussion; most enthusiastically comply. At a recent house show in South Oakland, the crowded basement full of twentysomethings took the notion to heart, banging on heating vents while Doggett sang his party anthem, Ã¢â‚¬Å“If You Are What You Eat, Then I Must Eat a Lot of Awesome,Ã¢â‚¬Â? which commands, Ã¢â‚¬Å“If the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inside, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s go inside,Ã¢â‚¬Â? and Ã¢â‚¬Å“if the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the tree, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s get in the tree,Ã¢â‚¬Â? among other poeticisms.”
Note: “If You Are What You Eat, Then I Must Eat a Lot of Awesome” does not yet have a music video.
You can see Hotness and friend Weird Paul for FREE!! next Thursday April 27. at the Quiet Storm. They will be playing the “Be Well Healthcare Resources for the Uninsured” zine release event at 8PM.
Come to think of it, Hotness is more like Pittsburgh’s answer to Norway’s Hurra Torpedo. Now isn’t that something! We don’t have to travel to Norway to see music made with kitchen appliances!