J.Lee-Guitar, Kevin Van Yserloo-Violin
J.Lee-Guitar, Kevin Van Yserloo-Violin, Curt Hauseman-Organ, Ryan Sloan-Drums
Instead of going to the record store and spending $100, you should give $20 to five of your favorite musician friends. If you really need to hear the latest fadulous flavors of the week, well, that shite’s free online anyway. There’s many good reasons to give your musician friends cash money. Keep their music habit going, Communitizing//Support Networks, everyone needs a little encouragement, pat on the back, compliment every so often. Musicians and artists pour their hearts and souls into their craft while being shafted by society because they aren’t working selling/or facilitating the sale of more useless crap for the landfill. Also, yr friends are probably making better music than you can buy at the store. Most likely they don’t have an ad agency, PR, marketing mumbo jumbo bullshitter working for them. You know the types…vampiring for your dollars the Amerikan whay, dragging the taste and intelligence of a nation down the tubes to the new dumbdown fast food zit faced strip mall Made in China flimsey levels of corporate idiocy. It’s all a mob anyways, just like any other biz or government or military. The music they are pushing these days will give you brain damage. It’s all created for the wrong reasons. Sorry. This goes mostly for corporate music, I mean, if that’s what you call music. I don’t. I’d say it’s another form of advertising posing as music. However, this mentality trickles down into the “indie” world where there’s some ambitious model with a guitar on every page of their lame glossy bum wipe magazines with a whole lot of nothing to say. No wisdom. No poetry. Nothing. Empty. Hollow. In one ear and out the other. Anywaze, do the real people need somebody to tell them what’s up w/music? No. The real folks find it for themselves or by word of mouth from their real folk friends. There’s just got to be a better way, peeple. We are never going to reach Galactic Consciousness at this rate. Let’s get some ideas out and share em around and change this lame world once and for all. As alwayz, NOW IS THE TIME.
Better Yet, MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC. Let’s get off this phony snotty nosed hipster grid once and for all, y’all.
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now, time for “class”
New Song. Click here.
Please feel free to download these:
I’m lucky to live in a region bubbling over with great music. I’ve compiled two podcasts full of stuff of my friends bands. This oddcast was compiled using all these bands free trax on Myspace and other free listening sites, so, thanks for the music, folks. All this great music is just sitting around the interwebs and I feel like nobody is paying any attention to it. I’m just not paying (for music, that is). You don’t need to these days. There’s enough unsigned amazing stuff out there you never have to buy a thing really. There’s already so much musical talent and amazing songcraft and musicianhood out there across the globe that you don’t need it delivered to you by any form of record label, major or indie. These are just rich people and their offspring for the most part, capitalizing on something that’s already ours to begin with. Every town has got it’s superstars, no matter how unfamous, delivering the good word, keeping the music alive, breaking new barriers. Making this mix tape was inspirational to me as a way to check out and get close to what my friends are up to along with tapping into the whole diversity of the local sound. These folks are lifers all the way. Music is IT to these people. Most of em don’t make any money off it, but that’s nothing to do w/how good it is. It’s more a reflection of the current Death Culture Economy where everyone is replaceable, even weirdo psychedelic musicians. Money’s part of the ego trip/sell out entitlement attitude anyhow, like “I need to be rewarded for doing something I love to do anyway because I am so great”. There’s great music everywhere, so big deal to that. Just turn over a few rox on the internet and you’re bound to find some great stuff. Record labels are just consumerist rubber stamps of approval from the hipster elite. I always liked the freaks in high school more than the popular kids. They were a lot funnier and had great stories on the school bus. I learned something from their struggles against the uber conformity and authority. The popular kids were usually mean, one dimensional, insecure and shallow, just like the music biz, hey. Being cool is not trying to be cool. Let’s be artists for a change now that we’re grown ups and not follow the overtrod, uninspired, capitalist path where you’re thinking “any day now, I’m going to catch that carrot”. If you forgo the whole “selling your song” for 23 cents on iTunes and just go free, you will free up your mind to create more/better music, because you will be free of that time wasting illusion. The whole “this band will be your life” BS is no different than working for a bank or the military or whatever with the whole competition thing and there’s only so many jobs available and the people with those jobs get paid to do nothing and will never give it up anyway. To me, that’s just neurotic. One final note to bands that put up one minute samples of their songs because I guess they think you have to pay for it or buy their CD. Well, none of those bands are on this comp. I think that’s lame and click on ahead to the next band as fast as my wi fi can take me. For one thing, this places a barrier in front of the people who may like your music but can’t/won’t/don’t feel like bothering to pay and 2). the world doesn’t need any more plastic in the landfill.
I’ve added in a few youtube philosophical surprises into the mix for educational/editorial/entertainment purposes.
-Crispin Glover from Ruben & Ed (youtube) -J.Lee “Who’s to Say? They” -These Hills of Gold “Hypnotic Suggestion” -Soft Bombs(Grass Valley) “Wayside” -Dazzling Strangers(Grass Valley) “Fuss n’ Fight” -Sex Pol on Willhelm Riech youtube vid -Psychic Zoo(Grass Valley) “In Your Face” -Joel Gion “Control” -J.Lee “It” -the Aerosols “Don’t Sell the Roller Rink” -Allan Watts on Beatniks youtube vid -The Barney Caldron (Oakland) “Song 1” -John Sinclair on Revolution youtube -Shortwave Noise youtube
-The Floating Corpses “Generic Generation” -Burning Person (Fresno) “Corruption at All Levels” -Winnie the Pooh and Piglet “Friendly” youtube -Ernesto Diaz Infante “Devils Heaven” -Sic Alps “Super Lungs” -CCR Headcleaner “53rd & 420” -Carl with Records (Oakland) “Sea of Medusas” -the Thingers “Oh Baby” -Mork calling Orson “Hate” youtube -Ovipositor (Oakland) “14th Floor” -Jamie Kimmel “Blood Loss” -the Beginnings-“She Sells Shards” -Sweet Bones “Paranoicos” -Gravid Wives “Hooded Eyes” (tape cuts off here).
I love the smell of nuclear fallout in the morning. Makes me feel…Umerkan.
RR1/Fuckno/Techno Eurocana by captjrab industrial undance music. Dr.Rhythm vs. Dr.Sample. Stills from the movie everyone should watch on Youtube, THEY LIVE
Here’s a link to an interview I did for Mike Floyd @ his underground music blog Homemade Lo Fi Psychedelic about my 2010 Aboriginal Compilation release Loops Inc. He also posted my noise composition Deep Deep Sound Sleep (1997) and Aboriginal Compilation Vol.1 (1995-96). Please dig into these trax and many many more here at this huge archive of amazing DIY music from all over the globe. You can easily fill your entire iPod or an external HD with full on psychedelic goodness from this site. Loads of compilations, artist profiles and LP/CD’s for free download. Cheers Mike. You are tapped in to this weird world of music we live in.
There’s all this talk about they/But really who’s to say?
THEY THEY THEY THEY
New song & vid w/Ryan Sloan on drums.
Lyric sheet and video for the song Poor Freaks in the City by yours truly w/Crash Mairs on drums and bk vox. The video is a tribute to some of my favorite SF characters (Elvis Christ, the Amazing Kenne, Pablo Liendro, Woody, Naoki Onodera, and Swan). See what I’m trying to do here folks is get as many creative and unique people name checked and recognized for their part in this movie called life. It’s called COMMUNITY. We are more powerful together than alone and much more powerful when we accept the poor and downtrod as our comrades in the resistance against this bullshit pyramid skeme society that a few a-holes concocted for their own benefit at our expense. If this is too heavy to think about, then go back to facebook where you are safe.