Archive for November, 2007

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Live Philly Hip-Hop Tonight!

November 26, 2007

So I joined a hip-hop/alternative band recently. I’m playing guitar, Dave G is on drums, and DuPont Menage is on the mic with Dave 2 adding backup. We’ve only played together as a group twice now, but tonight will be our first performance out in the wild. Every Monday night, the World Cafe Live hosts a Philly Rising open mic competition sponsored by Discmakers. We’re just playing 2 songs tonight, but it should be a good time. It’s been 2 years since I last performed with a band, and already it feels good to jam again. Dave G’s got good jazz-funk sensibilities on the drums, but knows how to kick up the rock when the time comes. DuPont’s lyrics are smart, creative, and focused. My guitar playing is a little rusty, and I don’t have 5 other instruments and distortion covering up my inadequacies, but it’s sounding good. So if you’re in Philadelphia tonight around 9:00pm, come to the World Cafe Live at 31st and Walnut to hear our groove in Serenading The Culture.

Philly Rising

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Dream Rap Drought

November 9, 2007

It’s been quite a while since I posted the last Dream Rap. October turned out to be a pretty crazy month, like needs drugs and shock-treatment crazy. There’s a new addition to the Dream Rapper’s Wild Kingdom in the form of a little pug puppy. Her name is Beatrix Kiddo “The Black Mamba”. Nevertheless, having a puppy eats up a lot of free time, and shoelaces. She’s just starting to sleep through the night, so perhaps I can get back to dreaming and rapping.

Beaatrix Kiddo

Halloween has come and gone. Nature’s taken the cue and finally turned down the thermostat here in the Northeast. We threw a small party at our place, dressed as zombies, and ate a lot of cookies and brain cupcakes. For the office, I went as a Zombie Johnny Cash. I like the idea of going as undead musicians. Next year it’s either Joey Ramone or Freddy Mercury. Now even though October did not yield any new dream raps, I did manage to get some guest vocals recorded for an old rap that’s been in the works since the beginning of the project. I should be able to finish it up and post it in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

Zombie Johnny Cash