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Creative Process: Vanity vs Self-Esteem

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Multimedia Communication, Philosophy, Poems, Poems, Rhymes, Riddles, Psychology, Song Lyrics & Analysis, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 6, 2018 by Drogo

listening to how i sang as a kid gave me the freedom i needed to try more with myself. I like half-poetry, half-chanting free-form songs for my voice; if i can focus on singing it how i want without caring about other instruments as much it is easier to sound ok I think. if i dont have to match every note exactly to something else, it becomes way easier. sort of like singing to a child, ‘professional stress’ is not a factor, we just use the voice we have as pleasantly or as silly as we want.

recording studios are really not better than just recording something meaningful, quality aside. since emotional quality doesnt depend on sound standards that are relatively the same. either way its someone pressing record, and then anyone can change it around later. vanity is funny, because if we dont want to look at ourselves in a mirror, it is usually because we think we would feel worse, however that means that by not doing it we are being more selfish to feel better, because we are afraid of not being good enough for whatever. Like when we dont want other people to look at an image we dont like of ourselves, when we think the image is not as good as we are, we are being vain. It is probably more humble to not be so concerned about how other people feel towards us either way.

the effort to record as in pressing record is not really a big deal. People make a bigger deal about how often they listen to themselves, superstitiously as though as many times as watching anything else will make them insanely vain and jinx their talent. society gives you a stereotype of how we should look and sound. I think thats the problem for a lot of people. Plus people tire of things easily, if they think they are getting nothing good out of it.

Self-esteem to want to listen to yourself, look at yourself, and learn from yourself is not usually the same as extreme vanity to the point of narcissism. The term narcissism has been over-used recently, like the word ‘creepy’, because we are all realizing how common it is to not understand things we see in each-other, that we consider different regarding ourselves. Some people are more sensitive to things, or caught up in psychological complexes than others, but really existence is a psycho-somatic mystery for all of us, even the ones that think they have solved it.

Be confident when you feel you need to express yourself and defend your work! If people do not like it, at least you were true to yourself, no matter how much they think you failed. Retrospect combined with empathy is actually how caring and considerate people judge things, not the history that psychopathic dictators think is justified in the name of ‘might is right’; this is usually a bigger problem than most of us will face by our own common whistling however.

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Hey You Guys – Green Rap

Posted in POB Audio, Poems, Rhymes, Riddles, Song Lyrics & Analysis with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Drogo

Hey You Guys (Green Rap) – AMM SCOD concept by Drogo, lyrics by Codiak, rapped by Codiak

HEY YOU GUYS

People please wake up, our planet we are killin’;

Polluting all our resources, nothing left for the children.

Please think of the native americans before us.

Show respect for the mountains, open plains, and the forests.

Man-kind extinction, that’s what we are facing.

We maintain our cell phones, but mother earth we are defacing.

There is no way to deny it, there are changes in our climate.

Warfare and shrapnel, we care more about gain capital,

than the reservation (resurrection) of our fragile planet.

(Drogo, they don’t hear me man! Wake em up!)

HEY YOU GUYS

Man-made chemicals, factories, vehicles; form death called smog.

Best believe we are breathing it all.

Children born with disabilities due to radiation in facilities.

Poisoned waters, West Virginia took it personal, I’m from there.

Nuclear bomb testing, gunned down while protesting.

This ignorance is persistent, mother earth needs our assistance.

Can’t stand by idly, there’s a fight brewing inside of me.

Elephants and rhinos getting murdered for their ivory.

Families misplaced, industries they replace THEM;

It’s all about the money, what about THEM?

Pipeline running through the MOUNTAINS.

Gator belts and shark skins.

Love comes from the heart AND soul.

Our young ones gotta know,

tickin’ time bomb, and the world about to blow….

world about to blow….

not a word about the blow….

word about the blow…

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SCOD Punk Rock Songs

Posted in Environmentalism, POB Audio, Politics, Song Lyrics & Analysis, Spiritual with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2014 by Drogo

Mosh mosh mosh, Oi oi oi

Mosh mosh mosh, Oi oi oi

Run around and show off your color!

If you have a dollar give it to your brother!

Dance around until your souls go dim,

(what i really wanna know is….)

Are you as funked up as I am?!?

Mosh mosh mosh, Oi oi oi

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SCOD Music on Soundcloud

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Song Lyrics & Analysis with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2012 by Drogo

Sustainable Cooperative for Organic Development

Free Collaborative Music on Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/you/tracks

CCLA (Creative Commons License with Attribution)

Junkrod Music Band

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Interviews, Song Lyrics & Analysis with tags , , , , , , , on August 12, 2011 by Drogo

Interview with Matty Boh Kleier

Drummer for the Band Junkrod

Baltimore, MD

“Junkrod” Joe :: Guitar & Vocals
Matty “Bo-Hemian” :: Drums
Darren “Drunkrod” :: Bass

Questions and Answers written in 2011

1.  Junkrod Origins

Joe (our frontman) started Junkrod in 2002 after moving to Baltimore from upstate NY. He met Al Horn (who I just met last week and is one hell of a dude) who shared a similar vision of playing raw rock n’ roll taking elements from Punk, rockabilly, and “real” country to form a style called “Cow Punk”…after Al’s relocation to Myrtle Beach, Joe was left to reform the band into Junkrod Joe and the Cadillac Hearse which took more influence from Rockablilly and Physcobilly and released the album “Hornswaggled” in 2005. Soon after its release Joe met me (after he saw me play in a band that opened for them) After having differences with the previous drummer he asked me to audition (ie. play a show with him with no rehearsal and little time to prepare! haha!) halfway thru the set he looked back and told me i was hired 🙂:-) Once Joe and I started playing together we instantly molded…I’ve played with alot of guitar players but its never been as easy as it is with him. Naturally we started writing new songs which started to focus more on fundamental blues and classic rock n’ roll of the 60’s and 70’s. This became a problem considering at the time we had an upright bass player which restricted much of the new material we were coming up with (you can only have upright with certain musical styles that make it sound complete) With this being our restriction we drafted our friend Darren to play electric bass in late 2006. With this change also came the cutting of “and the Cadillac Hearse” We felt although the music had changed from the original Junkrod the vision of playing raw, true, real rock n’ roll with no image or gimmicks was re-established. Which is essentually where the name comes from….its not a Hotrod…its a Junkrod, it might not be pretty on the outside but man does that motor run!!

 

2.  Junkrod Style

We don’t like to say we’re any particular style…that’s the hardest question people ask us! we all like so many different styles and let them come through in our music its hard to pinpoint what we “are”. Usually i say Heavy Blues/Rock n’ Roll with a little bit of “billy” thrown in! I just like for people to see us live or listen to a cd and have them make their own decision on what genre we are. With that being said…what do YOU think our style is?! 😀:-D

 

3.   What do you think about when you play?

It depends…if its one of our newer songs i’m thinking about the music. Whats the next beat i have to play, where do my hands have to go next to hit the drums, “Darren don’t fuck up that note!!” haha! is joe gonna extend this solo?! If its a song i’ve played a million times, the last thing i’m thinking about is the music…it just comes naturally, like walking! Sometimes i’ll look out into the audience and wonder what people are thinking…and every show i look out a couple times to see Bunny to make sure she’s paying attention! hahaha!

 

4.   Advice for others wanting to be in a band like Junk Rod?

Be prepared to work hard for something you love, don’t settle for mediocre…if we don’t think a new song is as good as the last one we wrote we don’t play it! Stay true to yourself and your bandmates.

 

5.  What future plans does the band have?

Conquer the world…isn’t that everybody’s plan?! haha! Stick it to pop music and show people there’s something out there other than the generic bullshit the music industry tries to shove down your throat!

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Band Self-Description:  “A garage of rusty parts, bolts, sounds and prayers to drive fast, get drunk, or get angry to. Heavily influenced by dirty, swampy blues, punk, surf, & psychobilly while covering lyrical themes of dark places & demo derbies to roller girls and retribution.”

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Eighteen Hundred and Frozen to Death

Posted in Interviews, Song Lyrics & Analysis with tags , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2011 by Drogo

Interview with musician Wes Hess

Member of the Martinsburg, WV Band “eighteen hundred and frozen to death

wes hess-vocals

josh householder-bass

dave pereschuk-drums

bob parker-guitar

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1. Why did you start 1800 and Frozen to Death?

Me and my cousin Robert Parker love music and have been playing around with music for a long time and finally found the right guys to it.

2. Give some advice for anyone wanting to do what you have done:

Just do it, learn to play, do it for fun, make friends, go to shows, watch and learn.

3. How do you think “Sustainability” has evolved since the 1800’s?

Well the disposability of products has only gotten worse since the 1800’s, im also a part time scraper, turning in junk metal for recycling, i like tom Waits idea of using old junk cars to make instruments.

I think our modern world puts too much emphasis on industry, like making disposable products out of plastic that lasts for hundreds of years; like plastic water bottles, i refill them. There’s far to much junk, and not enough people reuse or recycle (to balance it out).

4. What is your opinion of “Cooperatives” / “Communities”?

They’re great; without cooperation from our local community we could not have got “out there”, i love homemade local art and music and try to support it at every turn.

5. How important is “Organic” design in your life, as opposed to / or in relation to mechanical design? (For example in the food you eat, buildings you live in, and work you do…)

I certainly need more of it, i think a natural way of living in harmony with the world around you is essential to a happy produtive life. of course im surrounded by all sorts of modern new fangled contraptions like cars and computers; but its hard to live without them in this day and age. But i’d be very interested in learning more about “Organic design”.

6. Do you have any other plans for future “Development” of the band or any other goals?

Yes we are in the midst of recording an album and want to play out live.

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Number One in the heart of a chart frozen in time!

Visit their Music Website

Here are some of their songs:

Monsters Bride, Zombie Cheerleaders, Empirical Lapdog, etc..

Greene Lady Music

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Pagan, Song Lyrics & Analysis with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2011 by Drogo
About Greene Lady Music
Greene Lady Music was founded by husband and wife team Doug and Jenna Greene to produce and promote Jenna’s original music and to teach people the holistic healing power of music.
Jenna Greene
“The Greene Lady”, is a Celtic singer-songwriter and harpist, a weaver of myth and magic. Her songs are inspired by the essence of ancient lore: the quest to follow one’s own dreams and a child-like wonder toward life.Crossroads, Jenna’s debut album, is a collection of original songs. Each one is a journey, inviting the listener to explore the realm of ancient nature mythology, the wisdom of our ancestors, and how that wisdom can heal our planet and ourselves. She is currently working on her second album Wild Earth Child which she describes as an “ecstatic celebration of Nature’s dance.” These new songs explore the broader world of myth, incorporating Celtic, African, Spanish and Middle-Eastern influences.

You can find Jenna performing at holistic healing, eco-spiritual, environmental, faerie and Goddess festivals as well as Celtic and Renaissance faires all over the Northeast US. She interlaces her ethereal ballads, drum-driven songs and powerful chants with funny anecdotes and sing-alongs while accompanying herself on harp and percussion. Her husband Doug joins her on bodhran, Irish whistle and Native American flutes. New England folk guitarists, drummers and didgeridoo players often make guest appearances.

When Jenna isn’t performing or recording, she offers sound healing sessions and teaches workshops utilizing singing bowls, gongs, chanting and affirmations. “Almost all creations myths state that the Creator spoke or sung the world into existence. If we all have the Divine spark within, then these myths make a profound statement about the healing power of our own voices. Joined with the human voice, the bowls and gongs add healing vibrations, while affirmations and visualizations help people to shift their perceptions from worry and fear to love and inner peace.”

A theatrical production is also in development for Jenna and her music. Co-created with other performance artists, she will be part of a show filled with music, rhythm, dance, colorful costumes and dramatic lighting, an experience that entertains as it explores the common ground between cultures and spiritualities.

Doug Greene
is a sound healer and a true Aquarian, ever questing for deeper knowledge. He has intensively studied the works of Dr. Mitch Gaynor and mythologist Joseph Campbell. He brings together the wisdom of these two teachers in a refreshing and thought-provoking way. His recent studies have led him to explore the world of cellular biology and how our minds and music effect our bodies in profound ways. For over 30 years, he has been involved in ritual arts and performance arts including theater, sound and lighting design, orchestra and co-producing Jenna’s debut album Crossroads.

* Visit the Greene Lady Music official Website
To quote Independent Reviewer, Mike Gleason:

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable musical voyage. It is a mixture of hauntingly beautiful songs and the spoken word. These are not “traditional” Celtic songs (i.e., ones which have composed part of the Celtic heritage for generations), but there are strongly Celtic-themed songs. They tell stories which seem comfortingly familiar, even though they are new. They call to a part of the psyche of which we are often reluctant to acknowledge, not because we fear it, but simply because it lives in the background of our daily life. …”

(to read the full review, visit Greene Lady Music Reviews website)

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Here are the songs on Jenna Greene’s album “CROSSROADS“:

(as you can see its all good stuff!)

Harvest
I-Breasil (The Otherworld)
Bard Song
Crossroads
Dance with Me
Herne
Lady Moon
Acceptance
Rise Up Singin’
Spring Love
Legends (The Handfasting Song)
The Mating Dance/Beltane
Soul of Nature
Believe