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June 16, 2010

Davey G likes the lotion

davey gIn last week's Live section, I had a short piece about Davey G and the Keyboard, a one-man band who plays cheesy, funny songs using pre-programmed keyboard ditties.

He's in the same vein as the late Wesley Willis, but without all the mental/physical health problems.

At most of his shows, Davey G has a segment where he plays a song about rubbing lotion on himself. In the middle of it, he takes of his shirt, whips out a bottle of lotion, hops down into the audience and dumps it on himself. 

After working up a good lather, Davey G jumps back up on stage to finish the song. Occasionally, he'll follow it up with a tune about taking off his pants, too.

You can only imagine where it goes from there. (Hint: He takes off his pants.) ...

Where did the whole lotion rubbing idea come from? Like most of his musical decisions, it was a spur-of-the-moment thing.

"It usually gets a strange reaction," said Davey, who's real name is David Cookson. "This was an idea that popped into my head, and I didn't question it."

In the beginning, Davey G used fancy lotions. After a few years of spending $10 a pop, he discovered a mixture of water and Gold Bond worked best.

"It spews a lot better, and looks more shocking," he said. "It's more violent. It's more like a volcano effect."

(Photo courtesy of Davey G)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:33 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Local music


Anybody want to guess what this guy keeps in his basement?

Ha. I had forgotten how much I liked "Handshake."

On a similar note, I highly recommend my friends in Ninja Sex Party (though watch out for NSFW lyrics).

I'm also a fan of his song "Drinking Beer at Grandma's Haus"

Dave F, more likely someone kept him in their basement.

"Drinking beer from Grandma's fridge
'Cause that's where the beer is"

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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