How many times have I traveled 94 between the Twin Cities and Chicago? Too many to count...the second city just happens to be my second home and I've always been fond of the green expanse of Wisconsin with my lifes soundtrack bumpin the way I please... Cutting through the blues, greys, pink-oranges and black, my thoughts meander on those hash marks like mantras to the horizon. It's meditative and refreshing. My imagination fills the sky with worry, hope, frustration and pride.
Every winter, Orion stands guard in the sky, brazen; reminding me of the permanence of greatness. In summer, the wind speaks to me and sings over the speakers. Lightning of some distant storm stirs wonder. I've written notebooks of songs and verses on this road. Stories and rhymes as varied as the faces, feelings and situations I've experienced along the way. On the bus full of disgruntled and joyous strangers, a solitary car or with many friends and Lovers past.
With my wife now, a reminder of so much that is different and good, I remember...
Well, it's my turn to drive, so I gotta put down the blog. Just know that I love you Chicago and I'm excited to see your skyline again, sparkling with friendships I hope to see up close for a night, as I rock a show at the music lounge(new to me) with Phillip Morris, itchie fingers and more. Tonight. Doors at 9:30. Free before 11.
Posted by see more perspective at 9:14 PM |
The latest from the BOOMBOX EMPORIUM!! A Happy Valentines Day…as only the Boombox Emporium could wish for you.
Our Latest installment of “the B.E.” is yet another preview of great things to come. After peppering his debut solo album with beats from his brother Nye, SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE is preparing to bring that partnership to the foreground with the funky, hilarious, and hard album ‘SEX TAPE’; a mash up of sexuality, humour, and badass Hip Hop. Producer Nye brings back Boombap with a vengeance through rugged, dynamic textures and bizarre vocal samples in the tradition of Handsome Boy Modeling School and Dr. Octogon. SEE MORE’s flow’s are as rhythmic, sharp and thoughtful as ever while juggling sexual overtones, romantic impulses, laugh out loud rhyme schemes and socio-political commentary.
What makes this work unique is that it celebrates sexuality and doesn’t use it for shock value. The humor of the weird 70’s porn samples is used to disarm the listener while interjecting potent points of view on love, sex, relationships and politics in the flow of fun, sexy rap.
‘Quiet Love’ is the first step forward of this new, ecstatic collaboration. This song paints the picture of a couple in such attraction and in so much love that they let go of all care that they are indeed expecting guests. Even while the party begins in the front of their home (guests letting themselves in, making drinks and striking up conversation), this couple cannot peel away from one another. The dirty, funny rhymes about getting it on belie the heart of this song, a sexual attraction so strong for the bond of two humans. Two humans opening up and letting it all go for the sake of their love, while trying to keep quiet just another minute longer…