Despite popular belief...

It's not just classic rock that I listen to.
Yes, in most cases I do prefer it over any other style,
but as an artist I do realize that all music is good,
it just depends on what you personally like.
I therefor I'm always keeping an open ear
for new sounds that might catch my interest.
After all, it's not very progressive to stick to just one thing.
Normally I just post old school stuff and that's both
because it's my favorite type of music and because
it's dieing in today's culture and I think there needs to be
more people spreading it to keep it alive for future generations.
But, there are some musicians that are a bit more recent
that I really enjoy and I'd like to share their music,
but at the moment I don't feel like uploading multiple albums,
so instead I'll just post a few videos. If you hear anything
that you'd like to hear more of, just let me know
and I'll upload it for you.

"Shut Me Up" by Mindless Self Indulgence

MSI is probably one of the most independent and original bands around today. Granted this song could easily be considered as techno/punk, but a lot of their songs just really can't be defined. I picked this song because it, and it's video, makes me laugh. The video was directed by Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim and JtHM) and I am a huge fan of his work, so when I heard he directed a video, I just had to see it and next thing I knew I was listening to nothing but MSI for a week straight, heh.

"Henrietta" by The Fratellis

Here's a really fun upbeat band which could get almost anyone to get up and dance, heh. It's no wonder one of their songs was used in an iPod commercial! I can hear some rockabilly, jazz, and blues influences among many other things and really it all just comes together perfectly! Also, I like the lead singer's choice in hats, heh.

"Jazz(We've Got)/Buggin' Out" by A Tribe Called Quest

Here's the group that pretty much invented jazz rap, but it's not like you really hear too many others doing it... Still, some of the most brilliant rhymes I've ever heard! The bass parts in the song and the album it was on(The Low End Theory)were all played by famous jazz bassist Ron Carter, so don't assume they're just like every other rapper directly ripping beats and music from other musicians' albums. If you're not into rap at all, you probably won't care too much for them, but if you're into jazz, then this could be what gets you more into hip hop.

"Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" by Jack Johnson

Now here's an act I got into while I was still living in Hawaii. Jack Johnson lived on the same island as me and naturally his music was huge there before it reached the main land(the rest of the country). It was pretty rare to go a whole day without hearing his music at least once, but thankfully I liked it the first time I heard it and it never really got annoying. I think I was drawn to it because some of his songs have strong blues influences and a lot of them have really good reggae bass lines some of which kind of remind me of Bob Marley's "Stir It Up". But really, I guess most of his music is highly reggae influenced... Yet some how it just can't be classified as such. Still, sounds really good and it's always good relaxing music.

"Goodnight Goodnight" by Hot Hot Heat
Hot Hot Heat Goodnight

I remember when I was first really getting into music and I used to watch MTV, Fuse, and VH1 all the time just hoping to see a video I actually liked which sadly wasn't too often... Still, among the music videos I did like was "Bandages" by Hot Hot Heat. I think I liked it so much because the video was so bizarre and the music actually stood out. It was so raw, but yet not really heavy at all. Then their next album came out and by this time I knew way more about music. I heard this song and was blown away by how much it reminded me of The Beatles! Although, looking back, it might have been mostly because of their accents... I thought it was weird how it sounded almost nothing like their last album and wasn't nearly as raw. The album was more pop than anything! Still, there was a few really good songs on it with experimental guitar parts and the singer's got a good voice, so it's not horrible. Still, this song sounds really good to me and is pretty catchy too!

"I Will Survive" by Cake

Yes, this is a cover of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 "I Will Survive", but I honestly prefer this version more. Some people don't like the vocal work, but I think it's got a slight Sinatra feel behind it. Though, it might just be me... Still, cake is another really original band and always has been. They've always just done their own thing and they're loved because of it too! They also do a few other interesting covers such as "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath and "Mahna, Mahna" by Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem(muppet's band). Definitely worth giving a listen to!

"King Without A Crown" by Matisyahu

A Jewish reggae rapper. As soon as you hear that, you probably think it's either a joke or something, but no, it actually sounds really really good. The music and vocals both sound amazing. Personally, I prefer his original version of this song since it was way more raw and down to earth as if they could have been playing some kind of bar or something, but sadly only this second version of it had a video. Still, this version is amazing too, so no worry.

Well, I guess that should be enough for now...
I might do something like this some other time.
Anyway, as I said before, let me know if you want
any of the albums these songs are on!


Black Sabbath - Paranoid - 1970

can't upload

Unfortunately the site has taken down my previous post of this album
and sent me a warning telling me not to do it again. So, sorry guys,
if you want this one, you'll have to look elsewhere, but trust me,
with as great and famous as this one is, that should be no problem.
Even if I fail, the ideals and benefits of new age piracy shall live on!
I have also decided that whenever I get a new band together,
all of our music will always be free. Sure, to make enough money
to live off of it, we'd have to constantly be gigging and sell a lot of
merchandise and really, really cool album covers, but really,
all of those are things I enjoy anyway and I just want enough cash
to live, so there's no real draw backs.

Anyway, I'm not making this post to rant or anything like that,
no, I'm just not really in the ranting mood today. No, I'm making
this post because even though I can't upload this album,
I know a bunch of other people will and I love this album so much
that I figured I could still at least make a small review about it.
But, since I had already written a review about it(twice I believe),
I'm going to make it short and just say that it's one of the best
albums ever created and whether you buy or download it,
you should really just get your hands on it if you haven't already!


Insanity: An Artist's Most Beloved Weapon

I have always had at least a slight obsession with both insanity and spirals and over the years it has grown. Yes, the solitude has helped me understand insanity a lot better, but, although I might have been at several points, I honestly don't believe I am insane. Or at least not completely. What I have come to understand is that despite what most people seem to think, insanity doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a loss of self-control or any such thing like it. Insanity is just thinking and seeing this realm differently from the majority, so in truth, in order to truly prosper, we must all be at least a little insane. Still, too much of anything is never completely a good thing. Without any grip on some form of commonly agreed upon sanity, we would have very little, if any, connection with one another and advances in this realm would become all but hopeless. Many, myself included, would debate that achievements in this reality are meaningless, but at the same time even I am curious to test the boundaries of this world and see how far we can bend every last law of physics and rule of logic and without the aid of one another, these boundaries will go almost completely untested. Still, my obsession with insanity forces me to admire those who are seemingly completely insane and detached the world we know. Their bodies live and brains function, but their minds are on a completely new level all on its own leaving the body to wonder through our version of sanity in utter confusion. Whenever someone like this is brought to my attention, I can't help but become overcome with thoughts desperately trying to grasps theirs despite how futile I know my attempts are. Still, it's a challenge and all challenges offer some form of reward.

As for spirals, I have come to the conclusion that their a perfect symbolic representation of the mind being driven to insanity during those moments when you can actually feel your thoughts changing and turning towards a new direction, so in a way, my co-obsession with them is only natural. Spirals and insanity are one in the same.

Furthermore, as for insanity being an artist's weapon, well, that should already be pretty obvious. Art, regardless of form, is always self-expression. If you create something that is not honestly expressing how you feel or think about anything, then it is, no matter how perfect, not truly art. Sanity is the turning away from true expression and stepping into conformity, so without insanity there would be no true art.

To sum things up, although too much of it will leave you detached from this realm, insanity still brings lots of benefits, so if we want to advance in this world as much as possible, we must learn to find an even ground between both the concepts of sanity and insanity. But, remember, over time the standards for sanity will change in every way. What is considered insane now will eventually switch places with sanity just like it's done before and it will continue to do so until the end of time because in the end, sanity is really just a fictional human concept designed to point out people who don't quite fit in with the current idea of normality. Eventually, the whole concept will all come crashing down and the terms and ideas involved will be forgotten, but until that day comes, we should still work with both sides of the coin.

Thank you anyone who actually read all of this
and as always, feel free to add to this.

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets - 1968

If it isn't already obvious,
I'm in love with the works of Syd Barrett!
Although this was only Pink Floyd's second album,
it was sadly also the last official studio album
of theirs to feature Syd. Apparently, his heavy drug use
had finally started to take a toll on his mental state
and the life of a rock star only worsened things even more,
so he made the decision to leave the band.
But, as sad and regretful as that is, his spiral down
into insanity did lead to a very odd, yet brilliant in every way,
album that is loved by almost every psych-head who's ever heard it!
The only real complaints I've heard about this album
from those who know how to appreciate the good in insanity
is that it isn't as "raw" as the first album and although that
is true, all that really means is that it's less of an actual
'rock' album and more of a musical theme for both
a trip into insanity and... "other" trips as well!
Though, like all the best psych albums,
it makes it possible to "trip out" with any
other external help needed.

In truth, its kind of a short album,
but after the instrumental journey the twelve minute
long title track takes you on and the psychedelic genius
of the other six tracks, you'll have to agree to that this album
is nothing short of a psych masterpiece! But to me, even outside
the realm of psych music, it should still be considered a masterpiece!
I mean, in parts of this album, there are clear classical influences.
Sure, anyone, with the right instruments, can make something sound
somewhat classical, but few people can pull it off this well while still
containing a solid psychedelic vibe of pure melancholy insanity.
Over all, it's a beautiful album with a sound like no other.

Track Listing

1. Let There Be More Light - 5:39

2. Remember A Day - 4:33

3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - 5:27

4. Corporal Clegg - 4:12

5. A Saucerful Of Secrets - 12:00

6. See-Saw - 4:37

7. Jugband Blues - 3:00

So sorry for the long absence...

I felt that too much time on the Internet was starting to effect my mind, so I decided to take a short break from it. It went on longer than expected, but hopefully it wasn't too long. Still, my apologies for the few of you who do frequent this blog and you have my appreciation if any of you have continued to check back every so often in hopes of an update. For those of you curious about what I have been up to, it's been mostly drawing and reading with intense meditation and occasional solo bass jams. I will return to the uploads and whatnot and although I cannot make any promises about their frequencies, I can make the promise that they will never come to a complete stop. If that were to ever happen, then it'd mean that I ran out of music and I doubt that'll happen any time soon, so there's no need to worry! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to start work on the next upload.

Thank you for your time.
-Chase The Drummer


A picture I drew in class the other day...

The Abstract Mind

Now, it's not perfect, but it's just something I did while I was bored
and for something done in a short time with an unsharpened pencil,
I must say that I am quite proud of it. In case you can't read the words
for whatever reason, they say "Life is just a a state of mind. An excuse
to die". Now, some people have read this and thought that it was pretty
suicidal, but it's not really about death, it's just more about a statement
about this life. We are only in this world for as long as our minds function
and the only time that they stop is in death. No matter who you are
or what you do, you life will end in death. Now, whatever your views
on the after life are, aside from atheists, whenever you die, you transcend
into the next stage whatever that must be meaning that death is not
an end, but a beginning meaning that for the most part, this life
is really not that important and in the end we are merely living
through it just to die at some point. The image itself was meant to
basically reflect the was I feel I move through life. Mainly as just a
single abstract consciousness drifting through the ocean of life.

But, whatever your take on this drawing is, is just as true as anything
that I might have intended it to mean. In the end, the two main
reasons for art is to one, make you feel something and two, make you
think and if I can at least do one of the two, then I've already
accomplished more then I expected to. Feel free to tell me
your own opinions about what this might mean good or bad.
Either way, I'll be excited to know what others think!


Soft Machine - Volume Two - 1969

When I first saw this, I spent hours looking at the cover
just trying to understand what was going on... I mean,
yeah, I guess it's supposed to be a play on the fact that
'soft machine' means the human body, but aside from that,
I just could not and still can not understand exactly what is happening.
But, I suppose that's normal with these kinds of albums...
A strange album cover and seemingly messy songs
which often seem extremely unorganized and unprofessional...
But, strangely, none of that stops me from liking this album.
I mean, yeah, it's obvious that they were overly trying to be
abstract and experimental, but the music is still great!
All the psych cliches they use actually really works for them.
They really do just pull it all together quite nicely...

Track Listing

1. Pataphysical Introduction Pt. 1 - 0:58

2. A Concise British Alphabet Pt. 1 - 0:13

3. Hibou, Anemone, and Bear - 5:59

4. A Concise British Alphabet Pt. 2 - 0:12

5. Hulloder - 0:54

6. Dada Was Here - 3:26

7. Thank You Pierrot Lunaire - 1:34

8. Have You Ever Been Green? - 0:34

9. Phataphysical Introduction Pt. 2 - 0:51

10. Out Of Tunes - 2:32

11. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still - 2:34

12. Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening - 2:32

13. Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging - 2:44

14. Pig - 2:39

15. Orange Skin Food - 1:48

16. A Door Opens And Closes - 0:54

17. 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom - 4:01

Indecent Exposure Is A Lie!

Honestly, the human body disgusts me...
But, I also realize that I only feel that way because that's how we've been raised. Sure, you might say "Is not! I love porn!", but the thing is, if we didn't think that the human body was gross to some extent, then there would be a lot less people wearing clothes outside on a daily bases. See, in some place you do need clothes in order to keep yourself from freezing to death and I also understand the modern day need for pockets too, but just the fact the they made it illegal to "expose" certain parts of your body for no real reason is already proof enough that we are being trained to be ashamed of our bodies and as for the term "indecent exposure", well... Really, there is no such thing as indecent exposure. It's a lie! Here's what the definition of it is...

"Indecent exposure is the deliberate exposure by a person of a portion or portions of his or her own body under circumstances where such an exposure is likely to be seen as contrary to the local commonly accepted standards of decency."

And now here's the definition of decency...

"Decency is conformity to sociocultural standards of conduct and speech."

So, you see, it's mostly just a way to scare the masses into a state of conformity so that they're easier to control. But really, by these definitions almost anything could be considered indecent exposure! If I were to stumble into a town where everyone wore long selves and thought it was rude to show arm hair and I just happened to be wearing short selves like I always am, then by law they can have me arrested. But, it also goes the other way too thankfully. If I walked into a town full of people who didn't really see the point in clothes, then it wouldn't matter what I wore! No one would get arrested for wearing anything or nothing and that's the way it should be. But no, congress and authority members really don't like to follow the rules they supposedly are meant to enforce if it in any way contradicts with their plans. So, what is commonly accepted as the standard of decency is decided by just a small group of people who really don't even care if people are offended by nudity or not, but I'm sure they've all got their reasons. Some want to control, some do it to help the economy by making it mandatory to buy stuff like clothes, some do it out of respect for tradition, but the worse of all are the morons who honestly believe that if a child is exposed to nudity it'll ruin them forever and that no matter what the situation is, some parts of the body can only be shown in a perverted way. Yes, I agree that children shouldn't experience anything sexual, but hiding the majority of the human body from them, telling them keep their bodies covered up, and teaching them that certain parts are "naughty", you're really just doing way more harm then good! You're putting them in a situation where when they do finally see the body of the opposite sex, they won't know what to do or what to think and you're also just making the human body appear even more tempting and more of a turn on then it should be which just makes the problem trying to be solved about a thousand times worse! Not only that, but it also causes most people to grow up feeling ashamed of their bodies and the ones who don't feel that way feel bad for not being ashamed! Both of which just leads to lower self esteem!

There is nothing good that can come out of this...
I mean, even for you uptight Christians who like to control everyone's thoughts and tell them that asking questions is a sin (don't worry, I know it's really only an annoying handful of you guys like that...) I you'd even actually pay attention to the bible you'd notice that Adam and Eve were created without any clothes and they didn't wear any. They didn't see any need too! It was only AFTER they disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit that they became ashamed of their bodies which really just added to God's anger, so you of all people should be the ones prancing around outside in the nude with big signs saying "Don't arrest me, I was born this way!". It's just another case of picking and choosing to back up your side of the debate... You say everyone should blindly follow the laws written in the bible no matter what it says, but the moment someone mentions that it says you can sell your daughter into slavery, you get all mad and offended and why is that? Because you know it's wrong to do something like that and it goes against your morals. I mean, sure, morals are also bull shit and constantly change from time to time and place to place, but since decency is supposed to be the law, it MUST be important, right?

But sorry, I got off track...
Now, back to 'decency' and 'indecent exposure'.

You know, they're not stopping at just making sure people are wearing clothes anymore. Now, it can get in trouble for having your underwear showing! That means, it's no longer about covering up, it's a fashion issue now! Just because some uptight folks think it's gross, it's now wrong to do it. This does fall into the whole decency thing, but really, where's all the freedom our country promises us? Last time I check, freedom of expression is one of our rights and that right almost directly contradicts the whole "decency law" which since freedom of expression is a right and not just a privilege, any law pertaining to decency, unless it physically effects another, is therefor overturned and not an actual law. So, where whatever you want and even go out in the nude if you want to. Thanks to our freedoms, you technically aren't breaking any laws at all! Well... Unless you're a weirdo and just wanna do it to fulfill some sick sexual fantasy... But, other then that, you're good! Hell, you can even say whatever you want to whoever you want as long as you are not directly threatening anyone or lying while under oath, so all the talk about banning the "N" word, don't pay any mind to it. If you know it's going to offend someone who hears it, then it'd be polite to not say it, but it's really just up to you. The worse part about it is that not only would a ban on it go against our right to freedom of expression, but it would also obviously go against our right to freedom of speech!

But, I got off track again...
My point is that indecent exposure is a lie and thanks to our rights as Americans and more importantly, our rights as living beings, there is no actual law against being nude in public. Sure, you'd probably have a hard as hell time trying to convince people of that or even getting them to admit to it, but if we want our freedom as living creatures in this existence back, then we can not be afraid to go to jail for the things we believe in. We must challenge these sorts of things in the courts and show up extremely prepared to make our cases clear. There have been a few rare cases where people in situations much like this have won in American courts, but it's been so rare due to lack of intelligent people actually trying to make a point and prove something that most people are too scared to do what must be done. Just gathering signatures and talking won't solve anything. Do those things too, but if you think a "law" which is being enforced directly contradicts with the rights the people of this country have been promised, then don't be afraid to break that law! Just make sure that when you are brought to court, you make your case and point completely clear and be prepared to argue without ever letting down. Though you may fail, you will encourage others to follow and with enough people doing so, congress will be forced to rethink things. They love their control, but just remind them that they work for us!


FOXX - The Revolt Of Emily Young - 1970

Here's a very peaceful psych album.
It's what you'd call a concept album and for those of you who
don't know what that means (which I'm sure most of you do),
it means an album which tells one story through the lyrics
of all, or at least most, of the songs on it. As you can guess from
the album name, it's about someone named Emily Young.
Interesting little story backed my interesting music.
Honestly, it's not even close to the best album I've heard,
but it's still a pretty good one and it's good for those of you
who prefer the more uppity stuff.

Also, sorry it's been so long since my last upload.
I just don't have as much time since my classes started up again...

Track Listing

1. New Bethel Awakening - 3:39

2. Rebecca's Prayer - 1:59

3. Doctor John - 2:10

4. Sunshine Children - 2:34

5. Rock Jock Bobby Sloan - 3:31

6. In The Garden - 3:15

7. Syndrome Of Change - 4:26

8. Highway Children - 3:24

9. Into Something Real - 3:22

10. Opus Epyllion (The Age Of Light) - 3:53

11. Flight Termination - 3:51

12. Just Another Village Incident - 2:26

13. Last Words - 2:16

14. New Bethel Awakening II - 1:12

15. The Revolt Of Emily Young - 2:30



I really do apologize for the lack of posts.
I would have had more uploaded,
but someone keeps deleting the last one I uploaded...
I guess I'll just have to give up on having it up for now.
I will trying to continue uploading albums
while juggling school, research, and all of my
artistic ventures. But, while I'm here,
I might as well ask for a little help.

For those of you who don't know (not sure if I
have ever actually mentioned it or not) being a
writer is one of my many many dreams and recently
I have been wanting to help out in the creation
of either a comic or a flash cartoon. Problem is
that although I love drawing, my ability to draw
people (as well as most actual objects) is extremely
limited and every attempt to draw even one
panel of a comic strip ends in horror and failure.
I still plan to keep trying, but it would be nice
to work together with an artist to try to create something.

I'd like to start off easy like with a comedy or something,
but eventually do something a bit more serious.
The artist doesn't even have to be all that good either.
Just good enough to make it clear what's happening.
So, really, almost anyone who is willing would be great!

The main reason I want to do this is because I really don't think
that text by itself can really convey a story strong enough.
Sure, I've read lots of books that are probably way better off
staying in book form, but with those, it's usually the meaning
or the point behind the actual words that make it great
and not the actual story itself. This might just be my opinion,
but still. For now, I'd really prefer to have some kind of
art behind something I write. Thank you.


David Bowie - Space Oddity - 1969

Judging by the lack of comments on my first upload,
I'm guessing not everyone is as big of a Bowie fan as I am.
Still, I had to upload this album too. It's got more of a
folk take on his unique style of music then
most of his albums and it contains his brilliant rock/space opera
Space Oddity. At times it seems really well thought out
and at other times it seems as if it was thought up one day,
written down on a napkin, then forgot about for a while.
Still, it's all good and it's great relaxing music.
As always, Bowie's got a great voice and some really
unique vocal techniques which really pulls all the music together
making parts that would otherwise seem played-out pact a
powerful emotion filled vibe. Though as good as the music
and vocals are, it's obvious that the main focus of this album
went into storytelling. This whole album makes you feel like
you're at an amazing one man play. If you haven't already,
you really should check this album out!

Track Listing

1. Space Oddity - 5:18

2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed - 6:13

3. Don't Sit Down - 0:43

4. Letter To Hermione - 2:34

5. Cygnet Committee - 9:35

6. Janine - 3:22

7. An Occasional Dream - 3:00

8. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud - 4:51

9. God Knows I'm Good - 3:20

10. Memory Of A Free Festival - 7:14

11. Bonus - Conversation Piece - 3:08

12. Bonus - Memory Of A Free Festival - Part 1 - 4:02

13. Bonus - Memory Of A Free Festival - Part 2 - 3:32



My apologizes...

Class has started back up again after a fairly long break
and I find myself with a lot less time to upload any albums.
But, I do not intend to end this blog, so don't let the
lack of recent posts get you down! It just won't be
as often for a while. Please try to understand.
I'd upload one now, but uploading can be time consuming
and sadly I just don't have much right now. I'll try to
get something up before this week is over.

Well, hopefully things settle down a little
and we can get back to more frequent uploads,
but until then I thank you for your presumed patience.

Thank you.


Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe As Milk - 1967

Luckily, sharebee was not down for good, so I don't have to
re-up any albums and I can continue uploading new ones with it.

Captain Beefheart, A.K.A. Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet),
is a very odd musician with a very unusual voice which seems
to somewhat overly exaggerated many vocal techniques ,
but somehow it totally fits the music! In today's world,
a voice and singing style such as his would never even
be given a chance, but luckily for him (and us) the 60s were a bit
more open. The Magic Band sounds a bit messy in the same way
as Big Brother and the Holding Company, but this messy playing style
just adds to the unique sound of both bands which is part of the
reason why we love them so much.

This is Captain Beefheart's debut album which is largely
rooted in blues rock, but maintains a distinct separation from it.
The band did not stay so blues inspired though. They slowly
moved further and further away from their blues roots
and grew increasingly experimental as the years went by.
Still, this is a very unique album with a lot of good in it
and should be checked out by any fan of
Big Brother and the Holding Company. I mean the actual
band of course and not just Janis Joplin. Still, give it a listen!

Track Listing

1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do - 2:16

2. Zig Zag Wanderer - 2:40

3. Call On Me - 2:37

4. Dropout Boogie - 2:32

5. I'm Glad - 3:31

6. Electricity - 3:08

7. Yellow Brick Road - 2:28

8. Abba Zaba - 2:44

9. Plastic Factory - 3:09

10. Where There's Woman - 2:10

11. Grown So Ugly - 2:27

12. Autumn's Child - 4:02

13. Safe As Milk (Take 5) - 4:14

14. On Tomorrow - 6:57

15. Big Black Baby Shoes - 4:51

16. Flower Pot - 3:56

17. Dirty Blue Gene - 2:44

18. Trust Us (Take 9) - 7:23

19. Korn Ring Finger - 7:27


Think - Variety - 1973

This is probably one of the most intelligent albums I've ever heard
as far as music goes! Sadly, this is the only official album the group
had every released and little is know about them. Apparently,
the group was made up of Hungarians, Germans, Czechoslovakians.
Basically, a Hungarian Orchestra was touring around Germany
when a few of it's members decided they liked Germany
since it was more free then Hungary and ended up talking to
a the recorded label owner of "Menga" who agreed to help
them produce an album. They were then introduced to
a couple of other musicians and all together they created
the group "Think" which took influences from all over the place
both from the music big at the time and from traditional and
classical music too, but unlike most groups who had tried
to string these all together, these guys actually put a lot
of thought into the music. The kind of musical thought
you'd expect from Orchestra musicians! Thus, making their
band name highly appropriate. Unfortunately though,
the band only lasted long enough to record this album,
then they parted ways. Still, this album is one of the
best underground albums I had ever heard and if the
group had stayed together and really tried,
I guarantee you there would have been a lot more
to come from these guys and they would have highly
influenced bands to come after them for decades!

Unfortunately, sharebee seems to be down for the moment
and I'm not sure if it's permanent or if it's just temporary problems.
I have heard that they've had lots of problems like this is the past,
so I won't re-up any albums yet. I'll just see if it comes back up
any time soon or if I hear anything. Until then, I'll have to
use alternative sites for uploading, so sorry for any
inconveniences. Hopefully sharebee will be back up soon
and make things easier on all of us.

Track Listing

1. Variety - 7:37

2. Watercorps - 5:07

3. Drops - 8:19

4. Draw Conclusions From - 13:59

5. Last Door - 3:15

6. More Drops (Bonus) - 7:54

7. All That I Remember (Bonus) - 6:49


Something else political...

Hugo Chavez Is Dead: The US Rejoices!

No, thankfully he is still alive,
but sadly
, I am almost certain that is
will be a major
news headline in a couple
of years
from now.
The media
and government
lead you to belie
ve he is some kind of terrorist
y because he does not support our countries ways,
but anyon
e who was done enough research on
the way our count
ry is run will tell you that they don't either.

It reall
y didn't help when Hugo threatened to
d his country from us if we attempted to invade.

it was the right thing to do and it shows
his passi
on for his people and that he truly
stands what it means to be a leader,
but our leade
rs don't like being stood up too,
so they misqu
ote him, show clips of his speech
etely out of contexts, and make him look like
some kind of mania
, even the Daily Show,
although being a comedy news show tells
more of the truth
then normal news shows do, refuse to give
the whole
truth and this is just another one of those
Hugo must be saved
if the world is
to be free.
He is not the answe
r, but he is a very
tant key and a vital part of this worlds salvation.

This is yet anoth
er reason why our nation's leaders
want him dead and plan to go to war with him.

ad of allowing our country to murder him,
we need to find a way to get him and sever
al other
rs together.
A union
with alternative views
from our natio
n who truly understand the way
s are being run into the ground in not just our nation,
but in almos
t every fully developed nation in the world.

t let them assassinate Hugo just because they
tell you he's a terro
Do resea
rch on him and find out
the truth
It doesn
't even have to be much because
any indep
endent research you make on him
will revea
l that he is a great man with some
iant plans to help not only his own country,
but the rest of the world
as well and he has
also alrea
dy made a lot of effort towards reaching his goals.

I'm not sayin
g he should be our leader,
I'm just sayin
g he needs to stay alive and others
with good inten
tions who are also not afraid to
d themselves from governments like ours
need to rise to power
Hugo will be kille
and even he knows
this, but we need to keep him
as long as possible and bring the truth
of what he's doing
to light so that others may follow.

e people, do some research for once
and don'
t just listen to what the media tells you
or what anyon
e else tells you either for that matter!
t even believe me until you do some research!
You can help save the world
just by arming
elf with knowledge and bringing that knowledge
to light
one person at a time.
If every
one knew the
about the world, there would be no tax,
less wars,
better living environments, healthier
food and water
, less poor and rich, a lot less
ngless laws.
I reali
ze that some of what I say
may sound
fictional, but in today's world,
most truth
s do, so as I said before, do your own research.

ugh I said not to believe me until you do,
I can promi
se you that everything I said is true
and what seems
boring now will turn out to be
a mind expan
ding journey which will inevitably help
you to help the world
. Please do your research.

On the note of research,
it would be hipocritical for me to
provide you with any source of research,
but then at the same time it wouldn't
be very helpful if I didn't, so here's a
nice link to get you started.


Now then, if you don't believe something
said on this site, please, as I said, do the research yourself.
It's pointless for you to go around stating views you've
stolen from others without even fully believing it
or even understanding it either for that matter.

Also, I know I have already stated that this blog
is meant mainly for music and I apologized for the
previous political post, but I have decided that
there is a lot to gain and little to lose by using this
blog to bring these things to light. Music fans
who stop by here who don't mind reading will have
a chance at being shown the light from the point
of view that I understand it from and anyone
doing independent research who stumbles upon
this blog will have the chance to discover some music.
Though, there's no need to fear music lovers,
this'll always be a music blog dedicated
to spreading music, so the uploads will not end.

I'll wrap this up.
Obviously, there's no way for me to make
anyone take the time to read what I have to say
nor would I want to, so please don't feel as though
I am forcing anything on you, but please believe me...
I would be highly appreciated if you did enlighten yourself,
then helped to spread the light and that doesn't just go out
to my fellow Americans either. We are not the only one
getting screwed and dumbed down so that we don't even
understand how truly screwed we are. It's happening all over
the world and despite what we may might think,
third world countries actually have it better then us
in many ways. I know my begging might seem pushy
and is probably annoying at this point, but please...
Do your research and help free the world.
If not for world wide freedom, then for your own
personal freedom.

And on that note, I leave you with a video
from the above provided link.


Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy - 1969

So, after Soft Machine's debut album, they did a lot
of openings for Jimi Hendrix. Although I'm sure we can
all agree that it would have been amazing to have been
to one of those shows, the constant gigging still
took a toll on Kevin and he needed a break. Well,
he must have planed on it being more then just
a break, because he even sold his Fender jazz bass
to Noel Reddings, heh. But, while on this break,
he seemed to have gotten nothing but none stop
inspiration as he began to just write song after song.
Most of which became his first solo album, Joy Of A Toy.
He still played with Soft Machine, but also manged
to carry on an amazing solo career at the same time;
something that must not have been easy especially back
then when record companies seemed to have demanded
almost as much as two or even three albums a year!

The name Joy Of A Toy comes from the name of
the second track of Soft Machine's debut album,
but the song is also continued on this album
as it's first track. I realize the title and cover
of this album might turn some people away from it,
but trust me, any psych lover will love this album,
so give it a chance! Obviously, it's got the Canterbury
sound, so check it out if you're into that!

Track Listing

1. Joy Of A Toy Continued - 2:54

2. Town Feeling - 4:51

3. The Clarietta Rag - 3:20

4. Girl On A Swing - 2:50

5. Song For Insane Times - 4:01

6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It) - 6:06

7. Elanor's Cake (Which Ate Her) - 2:54

8. Lady Rachel - 5:18

9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong - 5:36

10. All This Crazy Gift Of Time - 3:58


Caravan - Self Titled - 1968

So, once upon a time, there was this band in Canterbury, England
which was pretty popular between the years of 64 and 67.
The band was known as The Wilde Flowers and unfortunately,
they never released any albums, but luckily their breakup
lead to the birth of two great bands which actually did
release albums! One of the two bands was Soft Machine
which featured Kevin Ayers (also from The Wilde Flowers)
is probably my favorite Wilde Flower and has even
worked with the legendary Syd Barrett among many
other people. But, that's not what this post is about.
This post is about the other band which spun off
from The Wilde Flowers; Caravan, and their
self titled first album. Really, anything from
any of the former members of The Wilde Flowers
is just amazing and this album is no exception!
Nothing like brilliant psych music with heavy
jazz influence, heh. It's a fairly short album
(minus the nine minute long final track),
but a good album none the less with interesting lyrics,
original psych music, and fairly soothing vocals
which in my opinion seem to album always
add to how trippy the music is. Although not
nearly as crazy and experimental, it's still obviously
influences by the Syd Barrett era of Pink Floyd,
so any fan of Syd, or just psych music in general
will love this album and chances are I will
eventually put of more from the former
Wilde Flowers. So, check it out and
as always, feel free to let me know what you
think of the album!

Track Listing

1. Place Of My Own - 4:03

2. Ride - 3:44

3. Policeman - 2:45

4. Love Song With Flute - 4:11

5. Cecil Rons - 4:08

6. Magic Man - 4:03

7. Grandma's Lawn - 3:25

8. Where But For Caravan Would I Be - 9:01

The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle - 1968

Here's one of my favorite albums which I can't understand
why more people now a days don't know about it. Especially since
it ranked #80 on Rolling Stones Magazine's 500 greatest albums
and it has "Time Of The Season" which was one of The Zombies'
biggest hits! But, despite how unique The Zombies were and
how amazing this album is, The Zombies still seem to have been
somewhat forgotten like the vast majority of musical master pieces.

Anyway, despite what their band name might suggest,
this album would probably be best described as
straight up psych pop, but with a huge dose of much
appreciated originality. Granted, it probably wouldn't
seem too original today, but just remember the year
in which this was released. Although their band name
fails to properly represent their sound, I believe this
album cover does a pretty good job of it. Very pretty
psych music and soothing vocals. As expected, it
mixes pretty well together and creates a relaxing
feeling, but still conjures all the swirly, floral images
you'd expect from a good psych album.
This is another one of those album that if
you're just into the heavier music, then you might
wanna stay away from it, but anyone else will
probably love it! Great addition to any psych collect.

Track Listing

1. Care Of Cell 44 - 3:57

2. A Rose For Emily - 2:19

3. Maybe After He's Gone - 2:34

4. Beechwood Park - 2:44

5. Brief Candles - 3:30

6. Hung Up On A Dream - 3:02

7. Changes - 3:20

8. I Want Her She Wants Me - 2:53

9. This Will Be Our Year - 2:08

10. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914) - 2:48

11. Friends Of Mine - 2:18

12. Time Of The Season - 3:34