Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

writing and writing

i've been doing a lot of writing since i got this lil shitty laptop. this is an excerpt from the proposed lyrics for "AmDmCF = love."

so share a laugh as you deny me what is so easily given.
it's not like i'm out here, searching for real love..
you were nothing more than an impromptu proposition.
i know that it's been said, but you can blame the drugs..

and here we stand around shivering like lost children,
a drunken crowd hugging each and everyone goodnight.
and there we would've stopped if we had just straight listened.
..or maybe we knew and we were just looking for a fight.

more to come. don't want to turn blogspot into the new xanga or anything though.

Friday, August 20, 2010

temp(museless) - full length album

temp(museless) - sharks out of water (2010, coming soon)
11 tracks, in the mastering stages right now. at this point, for every two steps forward, i've been taking a half step back. but i'm satisfied with the way everything is fitting together and i don't see it taking more than another week or two before "sharks out of water" is ready to be packaged up. i just have to record some vocals, finish the album art, and give it all that last sex touch. the final tracks will be available for free download, or on CD for a minimal price.
album release party, anyone?
here are the 11 tracks thus far:
1. starvation

2. laid (cover of james' hit single! lacking vocals)

3. fuck my life

4. i didn't plan on you ever trusting me (prose 12) (highschool track)

5. act ashamed(original recordings missing, working on it!)

6. i'm alone (one version)

7. redemption denied (working on a controller to use to finish this. if anyone wants to lend my a PS3 controller for a couple days, it'd go a lot quicker)

8. running (prose 11)

9. fuck to forget (PSR-6 + HEART)

10. maybe another time.. (vocals missing)

11. slow down (original recordings missing, working on it!)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

temp(museless) - a conscience with no second thoughts

saul williams - black stacey

I used to hump my pillow at night.
The type of silent prayer to help myself prepare for the light.
Me and my cousin Duce would rank the girls between one and ten
and the highest number got to be my pillows pretend.
Now I apologize to every high ranker.
But you taught me how to dream and so I also thank you.
I never had the courage to approach you at school.
We joked around a lot and I know you thought I dressed cool.
But I was just covering up all the insecurities that came bubbling up.
My complexion had
me stuck in an emotional rut, 'like the time you Flavor Flav'd me and you called me
"Yo Chuck, they say
you're too black, man".
I think I'm too black.
Mom, do you think I'm too black? I think I'm too black.
Black Stacey.
They called me Black Stacey.
I never got to be myself 'cause to
myself I always was Black Stacey, in polka dots
and paisley, a double goose
and bally shoes, you thought it wouldn't phase me.
I was Black Stacey.
the preachers' son from Haiti
who rhymed a lot and always got the dance steps at the party.
I was Black Stacey.
you thought it wouldn't phase me, but it did 'cause I was just a kid.

I used to use bleaching creme, 'til Madame CJ Walker walked into my dreams.
I dreamt of being white and
complemented by you, but the only shiny black thing that you liked was my shoes.
Now, I apologize for bottling up
all the little things you said that warped my head and my gut.
Even though I always told you not to
brag about the fact that your great grand
mother was raped by her slave master. Yeah, I became
militant too.
So it was clear on every level I was blacker than you.
I turned you on to Malcolm X and
Assata Shakur in my three quarter elephant goose with the fur.
I had the high top fade
with the steps on the side.
I had the two finger ring, rag top on the ride.
I had the sheep skin, name
belt, Lee suit, Kangol, acid wash Vasco, chicken and waffle.

Black Stacey.
They called me Black Stacey.
I never got to be myself 'cause to myself I always was Black Stacey, in polka dots
and paisley, a double goose and bally shoes, you thought it wouldn't phase me.
I was Black Stacey. the preachers'
son from Haiti who
rhymed a lot and always got the dance steps at the party.
I was Black Stacey.
Youthought it wouldn't phase me, but it did 'cause I was just a kid.

Now here's a little
message for you.
All you baller playa's got
some insecurities too, that you could cover up, bling it up, cash in
and ching ching it up, hope no
one will bring it up, lock it down and string it up.
Or you can share your essence with us, 'cause everything about you couldn't be rugged
and ruff.
And even though you tote a
glock and you're hot on the
streets, if you dare to share your heart, we'll nod our heart to
its beat.
And you should do that, if nothing else, to prove
that a player like you could keep it honest and true. Don't mean to call your bluff but
mothafucka that's what I do.
You got platinum chain
then, son, I'm probably talking to you.
And you can call your gang, your posse and the rest of your crew.
And while you're at it get them addicts and the indigent too. I plan to have a whole army
by the time that I'm through to load their guns with songs they haven't sung.

Friday, July 30, 2010

god, what a lame summer

just a few photos from the last week of june and the first week of july. proof that nothing ever happens in Ohio. ever.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

time and temperature - live at the punk porch

the volume is a little low. sorry, i only had a point and click with me.

i heard that the people who were setting these shows up stopped doing them. it's a shame i only made it out to two performances here. it's probably one of my favorite places to see a show.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

some music for you, part 1

Motel Beds - Go For A Drive EP (????) + (untitled) EP (2004)the motel beds are a small indie rock band from down in Dayton, Ohio. i found them about 4 or 5 years ago while searching the internet hardcore for a better version of abracadaver's Pillow's and Brushes. i came across a website called Fictionband that had lots of Dayton band's releases available for free download. these guys have been on steady repeat ever since i downloaded some of their tunes.this is definitely some feel good rock'n'roll i often feel was created to cook to. no lie. from what little information i can gather, it seems the beds boys are no longer a group. this is quite unfortunate as i've been looking forward to trying to bring them up to columbus sometime this fall. if anyone has any information on if they're playing shows still or a way to contact them, you should let me know!motel beds live
motel beds widget off their site: does it work here??

Belbury Poly - The Owl's Map (2006)
i haven't listened to much other Belbury Poly other than this disc. but The Owl's Map definitely has always stood as one of my favorite "get blunted" albums. it's psychedelic throwback synths are the epitome of what the psychedelic scene was trying to do in the late '60s and into the '70s. of course, an album in this note that's released in the second millenium is going to have a fuller sound. i've jammed out to this a few years ago, and only recently brought it back into serious rotation.
belbury poly - scarlet ceremony
[i hope to have uploaded some other tracks off this album to include here soon!]

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (2007)
this album is already high in throwback status, and it's only been three years?? with the release of MGMT's latest disc, Congratulations, being an epic let down to the feel good jams of some of the foggiest and beautiful moments of my life, i had to bust out the oldies this summer. and somehow after being blasted with half of Oracular Spectacular in the bars and at every house party for a couple years, the album still managed to bring up all the old feelings i associated with it in 2007. This is the only CD i bumped on the Alpine in my Accord as i drove around in a fantastical drug-fueled world for an entire Ohio season. spun out sitting in my car driving through river gorges and partying in fields. it's hard to put into words the emotions of that year, but somehow MGMT knew exactly what i was thinking before i ever thought it. i can only hope for some retrogression with their next release. fingers crossed.
MGMT - time to pretend (official video)
MGMT - flash delerium (official video) - this is off their latest release, Congratulations. it's my favorite off the album right now. the video's cool, but i hate watching their videos with the tracks!

Liars - Sisterworld (2010) + Scissor EP (2010)
the deluxe release of this album includes a 2nd disc with remixes of the album's original tracks by the likes of Thom Yorke, Devendra Banhart, Boyd Rice, etc. the original album is the most refined of Liars' releases over the passed decade or so. it lacks a epic change of poles like most their albums take on. and the lack of such an exaggerated change of genre and style can leave any major Liars fan a little let down. but as far as production value and wholeness of sound go, this is by far the best we've ever seen from the boys. it's just too peaceful; it doesn't leave me sitting on the edge of my seat in any way. the remixes leave a lot more to be desired, and devendra's remix of The Overacheivers is really the only one i could get into. the thom yorke remix of Proud Evolution is worth listening to for the novelty of it, but passed one listen, these remixes aren't worth shit.
also check out the Scissor EP, which is, from what i've gathered, a B-sides of the Sisterworld LP. Though the title track, Scissor, is in my opinion the best track out of the bunch, and also comes with a ridiculously awesome music video.
liars - the overacheivers (official video)
liars - the overacheivers (remix by devendra banhart)

liars - scissor (official video)
[update: apparently Mute Records disabled embedding for all of Liar's new videos. that's a damn shame considering how great they are. i've updated to just links to the pages of the youtube videos for The Overacheivers and Scissor above. enjoy!]

Saturday, July 24, 2010

down \/

i fell in love with a girl who might as well be a stripper.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

abracadaver - pillows and brushes

if anyone can come up on the other, higher quality version of this, i almost swear it exists out there somewhere! this is one of my favorite songs from when i was living on the Hilltop with my moms.
"i dreamed a pill could kill me, while my pillow held me!"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

cliff jumping in columbus, ohio

there's really only two spots i can think of that are close enough to not be a preplanned trip. Runaway Bay Quarry at the corner of w 5th ave and McKinley ave, and this small secluded waterfall off the bottom of O'Shaughnessy Dam near the zoo.
i personally have gone to the quarries since early high school, but in the past decade, so many kids have died drowning up there that they've come down pretty hard on letting anyone get into the property. you have to park across the street and walk into the complex, or figure a way out to swim up to the cliffs from the private condos' beach across the water. and getting in over there is even more complicated. once you do get to the top of the precipice though, you're good to go on a 20 foot jump with no obstructions under the water. if you walk up the side of the quarry a bit, you'll find another couple not so secluded jumpable spots, as well as the highest cliff on the quarry. with about a 40 foot drop, you also have to get a proper running start to avoid the dry rock below as well as a little under water cliff. it seems really intimidating, like most cliff jumps, until you just do it. overall, this trip is worth the hassle.

my favorite spot to go is a fairly new one to me. i can't tell you exactly how to get there as it's fairly secluded and clean and i know the people who frequent it would like to keep it that way. but, go to the O'shaughnessy Dam, and park in the lot that's available for parking, then just walk across the bridge and down into the woods. you have to cross a couple creeks and descend a small waterfall or two, but in a very roundabout way, you will arrive at this ultra-cutty waterfall with jumpable cliffs on both sides. it's not nearly as tall as the cliffs at the quarries, but it's a lot more fun and you don't have to worry much about getting thrown out or ticketed for trespassing. and the addition of the waterfall makes it a lot more relaxing to hang out around. this trip is hands down worth it, provided your wildman waterfall huntin' skills are up to par.

just don't act a fool, or get too wasted and have fun swimming this summer, kids!

camu tao - king of hearts (2010)

the long awaited release from Columbus' finest, camu tao is set to release August 17th, almost two and a half year's after the tragic loss of the local legend to cancer. a lot of people stand tall to say that camu tao was put on this earth to change the shape of hip-hop music. unfortunately, this mission was cut short the spring of 2008 after a two year battle with lung cancer. camu, aka tero smith, left behind a plethora of underground as well as unreleased tracks. it's these unreleased tracks that have been pieced together and mixed down by some of his brethern to shape the Kingdom Hearts album. on August 19th, an album release part is being held at Skully's Music Diner on N. High St. in Columbus, Ohio. This will be an epic event for everyone who knew camu and his music. come out and celebrate!
here's a strip of tracks camu's recorded over the years to get you pumped for the release party.

winnie the pooh see n say

i recorded several dozen loop patterns with this modified winnie the pooh See'N'Say, and layered them over each other in cool edit pro to make this track. indeed, it is several years old, but i still love it everytime i listen to it. winnie, if you're still out there, i miss you.

free art - bristol bar tonight!

fuck the police - 6/23/2010

i just want to say, props to the bands that did make it out to play tonight.
merchant ships, for driving all the way here from home. i believe this was their first show on their first tour. dudes pulled up into a parking lot next to a boarded up apartment building and got out and played hard as fuck. you guys are so much more live than i expected from your recordings. hell yeah!
slipdiver, who's bassist has a broken collar bone, but still manned up and played a kick ass show. who's drummer quit the day of the show, but somehow these kids pulled matt h. out of their assholes like it was nothing. props on your best show that i've seen.
and finally, props to the dudes in thunder bison, whose set got cut off by the pig-mother-fuckin-Os. their singer was itching all night to play and when the time came, the law has to step up and act all hard and cut us off early as hell.

and don't forget all the faces that came out tonight to watch the show. if the cops wouldn't have shown up, we could've got some cheesing-ass last-party-at-the-crackhouse-flics. what the hell are we gonna do now? the crackhouse is gone.

in case you actually give a shit, we have some other stuff coming up in the next month. tomorrow night, Blake Morrison brings his FREE ART show out for the first time to Bristol Bar. it showcases Blake's skills on the canvas as well as his jockey skills on the decks. special guest artist Jon Stommel (the dude who did the murals on the entrance way to Bat Chapters and the sides of Magnolia Thunderpussy & The Chamber/Garden/Joint.

this weekend is comfest! come out friday during the day to kick it with us at VooDoo Denim Lounge for the pre-gaming party Friday, June 25th. starting at 5 PM, we're gonna have Blake Morrison [DJing only], Mike Stone, & Tumms, along with a chance to kick back a couple brews with us before we head down to Outland on Liberty for the Dirty Deeds party. yeah, we got Designer Drugs headlining this year's official ComFest after party!! Nixphonic, Tumms, Digiraatii, & Hot Mess will all be on the bill for the night, bringing you some of the raunchiest and hesh gangster dance beats ever.
also, after you watch the fireworks on July 2nd, come out and kick it with us, DJ Drastic, & the Hometown Villains at Hampton's to get a little bit of that hip-hop soul in your life. we'll be taking over the basement around 10 PM, so come party on King Ave!
if that's not gonna work out for you, come post-up on this booze cruise, on July 31st with us. that's 6 stops on your way to the after party, with live acts still to be announced.
that's about as official as it gets. any other details not mentioned probably aren't resolved. i just want to end this all by saying,
fuck the police.
jiggy's comin!
fuck tha police, yo,
cos i ain't runnin!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

sleeping to eminem. all day all the time

eminem feat. b-real & boo yaa tribe - 9 1 1

eminem feat. xzibit - don't approach me

eminem - welcome to detroit city

eminem - public enemy #1

eminem feat. 50 cent - the re-up
"boom - boom - chup. boom-ba-boom-chup. yee thas whassup."

eminem feat. 50 cent - jimmy crack corn

fucking cat