Hey was’ up?
My last Post was about some artist that I have picked up on the ‘You may also like…’ on the lastfm toolbar.
It was Mr. Biram. (In case you haven’t seen that post,
shoot yourself in the head, read it, especially if you like Blues, Country Or Bluegrass. In case you don’t like skip this and that post. Seriously.) One of the greatest Blues musicians nowadays. You know, he has a lot of influence from one of the greatest Mr. Muddy Waters.
But now I’m gonna talk about Possessed By Paul James, Mr. Wert. Korand Wert. (Yes I’m Cliché, and Fuck You.)
Raised by a preacher father and a piano player mother, Konrad Wert, became one of the most talented bluegrass players on the Underground void of music around America. The influences from it’s parents can be perfectly seen, the strong words in the lyrics and the musicality (Weird word alarm.) taken from the mother. (Even though he plays Guitar and Fiddle.) It is normal to listen to growling and barking in some of his stuff, but this doesen’t sound weird, it gives some music a nice taste of ferocity. (That sounded gay… Nothing against gays! As if a gay reads my blog… As if anyone read my blog o.o (Forever Alone Moment Holy Shit!))
I couldn’t find many info or music around about this one man band, (Of couse you asshole, you just said ‘Underground void’ , Yeah I know.) so i’ll just put the favorite ones that I found;
Possessed by Paul James – No Windows. My favorite, The music starts around 2:00,
In case you don’t give a shit, In case you are lazy.
Possessed by Paul James (As if I was gonna post a Lady Gaga video over here -.-) – Should Have Known Better.
Hey, Long Time No See…
So, sometime ago I was traveling, that’s why I didn’t post some stuff here, but beign far from home, far from any kind of civilization (Yep, I’m beign dramatic.), far from finding good things on the internet (Ok, bad ones too i admit.) and posting them here, I needed to get creative.
Then I decided to download the Lastfm app to my ipod, Altough It took almost 30 min. to download (For people that dont understand shit about apps or apples, the regular download would take less than a minute.). But why ‘da fuck I did that? Hell, I ‘dunno, I was bored.
Actually with that app I found some good bands on that bar that says ‘You also may like…’ (I never trusted that bar…) . I showed sometime ago a guy called William Elliott Whitmore, folk and country singer, (Take a look at this song in case you dont know who am I talking about). On that ‘You may also like…’ I found some interesting things.
Mr. Scott H. Biram, I found something on his website that can resume himself and his work:
“Biram ain’t no candy-ass singer/songwriter either, sweetly strumming songs about girls with big eyes and dusty highways.HELL NO!!!”
Described as the ‘dirty old one-man band’ Scott H. Byram is in the blues, country and Punk mood. (Yeah, That’s weird. In the begining. Then you see he matches punk with country very well.)Well, you can see him as a regular truckdriver in some forgoten piece of Texas,all by himself, drinkin’ some booze on a dirty old rusty bar by the highway, but he’s a horrific musician, really talented, and shows a lot of feelin’ on his presentations, I’ll put some good stuff on the links bellow.
Scott Plays Muddy Waters
Scott Showing Some Skills With A Harmonica.
I’ll Post other bands that I’ve found. But for now, I think you can enjoy Mr. Scott.
Well, I really don’t remember how i found this guy but when I found out it was like ‘Oh my fuckin’ God, did you just came up from the ground? ‘Cause I would have noticed you!’.
Born Eric San, (Wich for me is a great artistic name already, but… ), Kid Koala is a DJ and a Turtablist, something that I haven’t seen so far, yeah shame on me, very familiarized with scratching (That’s when you move the vinyl foward and backwards creating a very distinct sound and yet it can be manipulated by the artist. ) Koala makes his own music based on the most simple sounds that you can imagine, from people sneezing to a single-note trumpet. The versality of this guy make him very different from other artist around the world. In this video below, ‘Drunk Trumpet’ he uses basically two different tracks, one with a very smooth jazz. (That weirdly remember me of those Peanuts TV show.) And in the other corner he uses a single trumpet note, by alternating the pitch of the trumpet for example, he can give a new feelin’ to the song.
Besides beign a musician, Mr. San is also an illustrator. Until now he has realeased only one graphic novel, ‘Nufonia Must Fall’. Wich the most interesting factor is that the comic comes with a soundtrack, so that you can listen and keep track of the history. The drawing are very minimalist and the history must have a very simple and cute plot. (Well, It’s about a robot that falls in love with a girl, what do you want me to say?).
My favorite song of his is a ‘version’ that he made of Louis Armstrong’s ‘Basin Street Blues’. Oh I forgot to mention, Mr. San was raised originally as a clasical piano player, so sometimes by that influence, I presume, he has many blues and jazz touches in his songs, like ‘Basin Street Blues’ that I just mentioned. And other think that impressed me (C’mon how many DJ’s that
you know that plays jazz musics in his presentations, and make it as good as the original.) that in saw a photo in his website playing with Preservation Hall Jazz Band! Well if you don’t know them, they are a group of respectable musicians that intent to preservate the real jazz from New Orleans.
Well, here’s the video, enjoy.
– An Interview With Kid Koala (More ’bout him and his works.).
Well, if you like some good music as I do, and often watch (I think listen is better.) your favorites bands musics on Youtube, you may often see on the commentaries something like this: ‘Fuck Justin Bieber! Why people don’t listen to this type of music anymore?’ (In case you know who Will Ferrell is click Here, and you will understand how he came close to ‘Fuck Justin Bieber’, not literally, please.) or even ‘Lady Gaga isn’t even close as sexy as Aretha Franklin, man and her voice… D:’ (Ok this one I made up, but I don’t doubt someone in the planet have tought of something like that.).
I think people that discuss about that should shut the fuck up, I mean really, like ‘SHUT THE FUCK UP AND GET A LIFE ,DUDE!’ , what’s the point of trying to do something you can’t change. Try to change someone taste for something.
You can’t make a girl stop listenin’ to JB because you say he’s a fag (Nothin’ against fags, dont report me to ‘cyber police’ please, it was a joke!), or you can’t say for your sister to stop watchin’ those Twilight movies just because you say that Bela seems to be on constant PSM and that she looks like she has diarrea every time that she sees a glowing butterfly crossing the street (Nothin’ againts butterflies either, just a joke!) . You ain’t gonna change that, the same way that someone is never going to change your opinion about a certain band that you like.
Well, but you must be asking (If you didn’t give up readin’ this post yet, you deserve a Congrat’s Champ’s.) WTH Johnny Cash has to do with it (Well if you hadn’t found out that it was ‘About Johnny Cash’
kill yourself you should start listening to Blues, then listen to Cash.) Well as i said, one of the many ‘Wars’ that I see on the internet (And why not, in my life too.) wich one is better Old Bands Or New Bands? (Round One! Fight!). I really thinks thats Bullshit, I mean there’s really good bands around here today, look Audioslave, Eels, Imperial State Electric, Kings Of Convenience, Scroobius Pip Vs. Dan Le Sac, The Wave Pictures and so on on on… And You are still complaining.
And Johnny Cash, I decide to use him to show that this blog isn’t just about ‘new’ music,(And you’ll see, not at all!) , to those still ‘close-minded’. And why him? He is someone very important, not only for me, but to everyone that enjoy music nowadays, you can understand that his music is influence for many of the things that we have today, of course he wasn’t the only, there were the Blues before (And I will talk about it later!), but when you see the upcoming Blues and Country music in the late U.S.A. you’ll understand that he and many others were essential keys to what we have today.
Because of that importance he’s still remembered. Trough history, people can see that the only good ones, like him, remained, the bad ones were forgoten. And we all know, history repeats itself. So don’t worry.
Here’s the best song (In My Opinion Alert!) Of Johnny Cash (I said in my opinion, so don’t say ‘Oh no! This one is better!’ or ‘OMG, he choose the worst one!’)
PS.: I’ll put the drawing that i made of him later, need to ink it. If you like comics and want to know more abou Johnny Cash, I highly recomend ‘Johnny Cash:I See A Darkness’ By Richard Kleist.
Some of the bands that i may post here come from this website.
Daytrotter basically the recording studio Horseshack, wich sessions are made of emerging indie bands around Rock Island, Illinois.
Some bands are like ‘never heard about’, and most of them are of a great quality (The process of recording the sessions are analog with no editing, nor overdubbing) , showing that they have a great potential in a more professional style.
So maybe you’ll see that some bands seem to have the same sound than the others, or some bad quality recording, but you need to see the true potential to these artists, some of then (That I really like) i’ll show it here.
The original stuff that i found.
The Dodos – Silly name, but great band!
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Another silly name, Another great band!
William Elliot Withmore – Banjo!
I bet you’ll find some stuff there too. ;D