Deadsplinter Up! All Night: Should Never Have Joined This Fledgling Circus

The late great “Colorblind” James Cuminale formed the Colorblind James Experience in Rochester in the early 80’s. They were an oddball and quirky little band that found some unlikely fame in the U.K. when John Peel started playing one of their tunes on his show. This is my favorite of their songs. It’s hilarious.



  1. One of my best Reggae concert memories was Yellowman, Shabba Ranks opened for him at a beautiful outdoor venue. He surprisingly did a Xmas album that I play each year to drive my kids crazy!

  2. I just love Karl Denson and his band, Tiny Universe.
    Karl is so slick! Always wears a tie and he plays the flute so beautifully!
    The rest of the band is great too, and the horns!
    Here they cover one of my all-time favorite songs, “Melissa” by The Allman Brothers. If I had a nickel for every girl named Melissa I’ve met who was named after this song I’d have a ton of nickels!

  3. While his former bandmate’s star has been fading of late, due to, you know, nationalism, this guy keeps getting better. I’ve really come around on his solo stuff, although it took me awhile. But he can still do Smiths tunes, too.

    Johnny Marr — “The Headmaster Ritual”

  4. I’ve got a couple tonight.
    The late great Leon Russell – Tightrope

    And one of my all time favorite vocalists doing my favorite of her songs, in a great circus theme video.
    Natalie Merchant – Kind and Generous

  5. If we’re going for weird, my kid just turned me on to Dir En Grey. There doesn’t seem to be any genre they won’t borrow from, and at times the vocals sound like a lounge singer in Japanese.

Leave a Reply