Monday, November 11, 2013

Slovak, Slav, Slave ...



Ethnically, I am a Slovak; see:

1. "The Slovaks and Slovenes are the only current Slavic nations that have preserved the old name of the Slavs." [wikipedia]

2. "[Slav,] Spelled Slave c.1788-1866, influenced by French and German Slave. As an adjective from 1876."[etymonline.com]

3. "slave (n.) late 13c., "person who is the chattel or property of another," from Old French esclave (13c.), from Medieval Latin Sclavus "slave" (source also of Italian schiavo, French esclave, Spanish esclavo), originally "Slav" (see Slav); so used in this secondary sense because of the many Slavs sold into slavery by conquering peoples." [etymonline.com]

4. "Untermensch (German for under man, sub-man, sub-human; plural: Untermenschen) is a term that became infamous when the Nazi racial ideology used it to describe "inferior people"[1] especially "the masses from the East," that is Jews, Gypsies, and Slavic peoples ..." [wikipedia]

5. "For Nazis the sub-humans were classified into different types and while Jews were to be exterminated as priority, Slavs could be exploited as slaves." [wikipedia]

6. Perhaps, read this by Robert Pinsky: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/243354


Also:

My father on Hitler, "I'd dig him up and chew his bones."
I believe he would. And I would join him. Side by side: two Slavs; two subhumans; one the offspring of the other.
Cracking asphalt in the yellow headlight haze of my Jeep (a 2002 german Daimler, actually). Gripping the fuehrer's brittle, dirty femurs in our stubby slave fingers.
Gnawing to dry marrow with our tough slave teeth.
Could they arrest us for it? Or commend us?
Or say, finally, those slavs fulfilled their destiny?
Focused their inherent barbarism, to realize the centuries-old birthright.
The slaves have feasted on the greatest of the classifiers. The truest of the masters.

Monday, October 14, 2013

A view of meteorites from a death bed ... Planets that small ... 5four3two1zero (2001)

Three songs I wrote and recorded in one overnight session in September of 2001:



Click song titles to listen:

A view of meteorites from a death bed

Planets that small

5four3two1zero


Lyrics:


A view of meteorites from a death bed

They weren’t there.
Somebody said they’d gone away.
I couldn’t care less about it.
Something exploded in the night sky.

They said somebody ended up dead.
(unclear lyric)

I thought they were joking about it.
They didn't have the sense have the sense to make that…
(unclear lyric)

The sun came up in the sky.
No one’s there.

As the microphone stand crashed to the stage,
eyeballs opened and their heads turned away
from my place, inside my head…
(unclear lyric)



five4three2one0

Fall like the end of mourning.
Fall away, kill yourself.

It’s not enough. Let it go

You hate yourself.
(unclear lyric)

And I know I can’t fall in love anymore.
It’s sad (unclear lyric)

But it’s alright. It’s not so.
You killed your life. Told you so.

Fall and like it. I’m falling like you.
 Same with you, it’s photographs and nothing more.

I know I don’t believe in anything at all.

(unclear lyric)
You bring me down and up,
go down and up and down…
go down and up and down…

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tight Bros unproduced spec script

A couple years back, me and a bunch of friends worked on a show for Adult Swim called Tight Bros starring MC Chris and MF Doom. A bunch of episodes were mostly completed they never aired for some reason.

To quote MC Chris: "I made a bunch of eps of show called Tight Bros with MF Doom and that didn’t pan out."

Here is the synopsis of the show according to Adult Swim:

"Tight Bros" is a new animated comedy that follows two moronic “clergybros” who are on a quest for fat beats, hot chicks and tricked out cell phones. Vince and Aaron were called by God to spread a holy message: one of peace, love and tearin’ up the club. By day the two sell religious kitsch at a kiosk in Viceroy Del Sol mall. By night they hunt for babes, but only with mega tans and super smooth waxes in place. (Source: Adult Swim)

Here is the only video on the internet that proves the project existed:




At some point during the production I decided to try my hand at writing a spec script. No one of importance ever read it and it was never produced. It probably will not make sense to anyone not involved with the production of the show, since a lot of the jokes require some knowledge of the characters or whatever.

Anyway this is it (Click image to read):


Thursday, June 13, 2013

O.I. (saw two meterorites) (lyrics revision)

An old microcassette recording from around 2007.
Lyrics and music were a one shot.
This morning on the train I revised the lyrics a bit.There are at least 2 grammatically incorrect word usages ("meteorites" and the last "I", but that's the nature of songs, I guess. IDK, maybe not)
Planning on reworking the music next.


Listen to original recording here:

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O.I. (saw two meteorites)

Tonite…wasting my time,
The sky exploded with light;
I saw two meteorites
Glowing like eyes so bright.


Wait for it now:
Days before now,
I tried to be something
Worthy;
I lied to love you,
But lies crumble.

They let you go.
A witness, to that show.

I left you there
Alone, to be the star;
Watch me fade.
A shame, it’s a social game.

Pray for me now.
Pray for me now.

The night, sublime,
Lies between two days.
Sounds trite, but it helps
To think this way.

The night suggests
Something, or nothing—
The line between being
And destructing.

O.I., O.I., O.I., Oh why?

O.I., O.I., O.I., can’t I?

Pain, to see them fading
Slowly across the sky.
So bright, so gone,
Like you, or I.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Digby Branson: Young Conservative/Kindergarten Teacher!

In 2004 I drew a short lived comic, ostensibly written with my pal Paul Gauthier, called "Digby Branson: Young Conservative/Kindergarten Teacher!" Here are most of them. In order to get the jokes you probably need a Master's degree in Poli-Sci. If not, just think back to the G.W.Bush years.
I wish I kept it going, maybe as a 3 panel strip. Maybe, I'll start it up again

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Monkey Love Redux

I fixed this.

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New:

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Land Gull Audio Project landgull.com


first second draft
by ms
(2005, 2009)
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the epicenter
by ms
(2003)
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the briney deep
by ms
(circa 2007)
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freindship
by colony colapse
(sr + ms + js + dl + mg, 2009)
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ex1
by ms
infinitesimal crick (microvideo experiment 1 audio track, bastardized christmas compositions + low-grade nitro, 2011)
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diatom project
by sr + ms
(2005)
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Colony Collapse live!
by sr + ms + js + dl + mg
(2009)
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impreganting the virgin: the god jism culmination
(christmas improvisations 2010):
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vagueries and sundries
(90s-00s):
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(c) ms + sr + others



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Little Andromeda




Who lives on the
North Shore of Long Island?
We have peered toward
each other our whole lives.

How many nights
have we stood on opposite
shores facing
the other,

looking across
the murky waters, watching
the little orange lights
of our respective towns
twinkle,

unaware the other
was there, or even
existed at all?