Archive for June, 2009

Battle of the Mutton Chops

Posted in Stella on June 15, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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Stella and Martin Van Buren share at least one thing in common, extraordinary facial hair.

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Happy Parliafunkadelicment Thangbday! Beating the Summer Heat with Frosty’s Cold Treats

Posted in Funk, Music, P-Funk on June 15, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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Well here I am finally posting again.  Lately, the inspiration to blog has been lacking.  With my time scrunched, due to working much more and the running around getting paperwork in order to work, blogging has slipped down my list of priorities.  Breakthroughs in ableton have resulted in a lot more creativity expanded musically rather than on writing, or even photography.  Adjusting to a solo lifestyle after being in a relationship for a year and a half , has been an interesting experience.  I’m settling in a bit (the above and below photos do not represent my home), but between work and friends, who I have been seeing a lot more because of the better location, life has been a bit of a whirlwind.  In short, I am still figuring out a routine.

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Despite all the chaos, spontaneous thoughts pop in more frequently due to the disappearance of so much of the uncertainty previously stalking me.  Lightning strikes of verse, prose, beats, and visuals increasingly drip into my consciousness.  As my 25th birthday approaches, more of me wants to grow up. Creative projects have been helpful tools in this process.  At least for now, they work as a tool for personal improvement, broaden my perspectives, skills, and ideas, and make me a much happier person.

I just needed to get a few thoughts out of my head.  Gotta make room for new ones, I have major sound shaping to do this week in addition to a 48 hour work week.  All right, enough about me.  Speaking of birthdays, a friend of mine turns 23 today.  Happy Birthday!

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In honor of Parliafunkadelicment Thangday (the first one in a while, I apologize), I obviously have P-Funk to share.  I had been planning on posting this live 1974 Boston show anyways, but it is even more fitting considering he is originally from John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill.”  This Funkadelic show is pure, unkut Funk all in one big funky chunk.  It even has a rare live appearance by the guitar slinging “polyester soul-powered token white devil.”

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Track Listing

01 The Goose
02 Cosmic Slop
03 Maggot Brain
04 Red Hot Mama
05 Loose Booty
06 Up For The Downstroke

Vocals – George Clinton, Ray Davis, Grady Thomas, Calvin Simon, Fuzzy Haskins
Drums – Tiki Fulwood
Guitars – Mike Hampton, Garry Shider, Ron Brykowski
Bass – Cordell Boogie Mosson
Keyboards – Bernie Worrell

Bullshit Parties (Obama Don’t Play That)

Posted in Art, Funk, Music on June 9, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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I have been meaning to post more, but have been busy with work, seeing friends, and working on music.  I hope to have a P-Funk post finished tomorrow.  In the meantime, here is a short snippet of some stuff I came up with today as I continue my studies as an apprenticing sound scientist.  It is much more satisfying than grade school music class.

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Connectivity (Sunny Days)

Posted in Art, Photos on June 5, 2009 by trapperKeeper

I am finally back on the interweb.  The break has been appreciated.  Not just the break from blogging, but also the act of being removed from the tentacles of the web.  Granted, I was able to check my email a few times randomly over the period of time, but was otherwise without it.  Anyways, here are some photos I took a couple of weeks back on a wonderful walk through Volunteer Park and a cemetery.  It had been a minute since I have walked the grounds of a graveyard.  It was certainly the most scenic graveyard I’ve experienced, due to its’ elevation.  An impressive cloudscape drifted slowly across the sky during the day.  I have been working on some music too, but want to touch things up more before putting the sounds out.