I know you're busy. It's "that" time of year, again. Maybe that should be the new greeting. Instead of "happy holidays" we can say "happy that time of year!" I dunno. I'll keep this short.
--== LAST CHANCE TO DOWNLOAD GEEK THANG ==-- --== CDs FOR $3.99 ==-- --== INSIDER: EPISODE 16 ==-- --== DEVO SPICE FALL NEWSLETTER ==--
--== LAST CHANCE TO DOWNLOAD GEEK THANG ==-- Today is your last chance to download my latest song Nothin' But A Geek Thang for free. Tomorrow The FuMP will have a new song posted and my song will get bumped to the archive. So if you don't want to have to pay $.99 to download it head over to The FuMP and get it today.
--== CDs FOR $3.99 ==-- I've been selling a lot of CDs since I reduced the price of them to $3.99, but I still have a boatload left. Or a buttload, depending on the size of your boat and/or butt, I guess. So if you haven't stocked up yet get ‘em now!
Just filter for Sudden Death and they'll come right up. Except Technobabble. That's listed as Various Artists.
--== INSIDER: EPISODE 16 ==-- Now that it's December the November episode of The Insider is now posted. I'm considering making some changes to this podcast after the new year. But for now the show goes on as usual. Watch it here:
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--== DEVO SPICE FALL NEWSLETTER ==-- And fially the fall issue of the Devo Spice PDF newsletter has shipped. If you are a subscriber to The Spice Rack you should have gotten it last night. If you didn't, email me and I'll hook you up.
Los Angeles based rapper Sozay has released a video teaser for his new album “Who Is Sozay?” online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnvVZOIqP_U . The video features snippets from his upcoming video for the track “Last Call” which was directed by Miguel Torres.
"The promo is intended to give the viewer a teaser of the many aspects that make up Sozay as an artist. The opening quote not only represents my thirst for knowledge and the importance of history, but is also metaphor for the level of success I hope to achieve,” Sozay commented. “I have incorporated my live performance footage in the clip because it captures what drives me to keep going and connect with my fans. I have my Son in the promo as well as a shot of my last name tattooed on my back to give insight into the fact that family is something of utmost importance to me. I have also included some teaser footage of the music video we shot and intend to release just after the EP drops.”
In a time when hip-hop is dominated by weak rappers flashing ice and following chart topping trends, Los Angeles based Sozay prefers to lets his lyrical prowess speak for itself. Sozay seamlessly combines jaw-dropping rhymes with head nodding beats and infectious hooks, while his unrelenting work ethic has allowed him to rack up more that 1.5 million plays through social networking sites like MySpace. Sozay is currently streaming material from his upcoming new album online at http://www.myspace.com/sozay .
SOZAY TOUR DATES: Dec 16 - Santa Monica, CA @ Club Trip Jan 15 - Highland Park, CA @ Mr. T's Bowl Jan 30 - West Los Angeles, CA @ Club Good Hurt
Southern Electro/Hip-Hop artist Swazy Styles releases his new club hit "Like This (Body Rock)", produced by Lavi Hoss. The infectious and electrifying single is the follow up to Swazy's chart hit "Birthday Suit", which reached #2 on the independent single charts. The official music video for "Like This" will be released soon! The track is available for stream and download now.
As the man whose bass guitar magic powered James Brown and Parliament/Funkadelic's creation of the genre, Bootsy Collins, as much as anyone, can comfortably lay claim to creating the sound of funk. According to legions of fans, Professor Bootsy may also have been the first person to transform funk into physical matter through his 'liquid funk' style of playing. And today, Collins takes the music synonymous with his name into yet another realm with the official unveiling of Eye-Funk, his translation of funk into a visual art image.
Eye-Funk is the result of a lengthy process involving photography, greenscreen, found images and archived elements, undertaken with the aim of isolating and visually replicating what's going on in his imagination. Every piece in this limited-edition line of 300 is a one-of-a-kind collectible, each bearing a unique funk mantra created and applied to the canvas by Bootsy himself. Each piece is numbered and signed, with his handprints added in acrylic paint. Each piece features a number of hidden elements for its owner to discover. 250 of the 300 measure 40" x 30", while the remaining 50 weigh in at a whopping 80" x 60". Bootsy's "Golden Ticket" opportunity treated signees to the early interest list to an advance peek of the piece, but Eye-Funk is now available for all to view and purchase at www.bootsycollinsart.com .
Earlier this year, Collins made waves with the opening of The Funk University (thefunkuniversity.com), the online bass guitar academy masterminded and supervised by Collins himself, with help from guest professors Les Claypool, Meshell Ndegeocello, Victor Wooten, George Clinton, T.M. Stevens, John B. Williams, Divinity Roxx, Thee Ram Jam, Frankie "Kash" Waddy, Bakithi Kumalo, P-Nut and Blackbyrd McKnight. Bootsy's Funk University is produced by SceneFour, the L.A. creativity house responsible for projects with Al Gore's Current TV, MTV-U, Nine Inch Nails, the RZA, Marilyn Manson, The Pixies, and Beck.