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GURU – Distortion Religion – Album Review

January 22, 2009 Leave a comment

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Loud is the first thing that comes to mind after recherchéing violently a few times on my eardrums, tympanic membrane and auditory nerve! Thankfully I got warning of this from Steve’s blog, I had to turn my sound on player to 43% just to listen to it on headphones, just to make it listenable, on a boom box it might heighten the experience but on a headset it makes a big difference in volume to other studio tracks. Once you have them on your mp3 player you might have to dive for the volume every time one of these songs come on when you add it to your playlist on shuffle if  you value your eardrums and want them to last at least the complete length of the album and beyond. Hard music is cool, being hard of hearing is just stupid! Don’t try to be cool and play it on full volume with headphones.

On the music side it is just an onslaught of vibes and beats that get you from invoking the matrix “Red Pill” parallel to the acid rock parody of Mary’s little lamb with “Mary’s little Lie” both to show our life is different from the world and why. It’s no-non-sense sound like it’s cover delivers and is something different yet again, but what we have come to expect from a project that includes Steve McNair.

@#@#(Explicit) the System (not read, at number, at number – ha)  is a rally call to do what the title suggests unabashedly as God’s called out ecclesia and leads the way with the thumping beats and screams to I’m loving to hate you/For the stench that you breathe and lies you conceive /My total rejection/Of the promise you gave to the lives you enslave/No time for discretion/I curse every mention of the system that make you want to storm the gates of hell that seep inside all of us with acceptance of worldly ways. This song works the conviction to the heart while the wiggles out of every bone in your body. The despairing tunes of “Reason With Myself” hopefully is a view of someone lost in the world, interesting tune but for those not familiar with Seattle’s 90’s music scene it might just seem like an off key dirge to more “cultured” ears.

Overall there is nothing exceptionally deep or profound, no huge dedication calls on this short album, but that is grunge/acid rock, and it is good they did not try to over spiritualize this style of music as its lyrics structure simply is not made for it. It is an arousing call to get off your ass and scream, shout and revolute, and I can see this being a wonderful addition to times when you just want to mosh with your friends at a party or heck even scream out in the car when stuck in traffic.

Downloading it from Steve’s blog (God told Lot to pinch His tits? maybe in the STEM bible -ha) gives you a lot of little extras that you will not get if you just download from The-Glitch or other sites, including a little explanation, news of future projects and all the lyrics, God bless you Steve, Shun and Taka, your our 6 great song Guru’s!

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Change – Can we believe him?

January 21, 2009 Leave a comment

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I watched the inauguration yesterday over the internet as ABC News had a live free feed of the events. Firstly I have to say, it is a big event, I do not think he will be able to fix things much better then anyone else, he is no Messiah, he is clever but that an’t good enough with the mess we’re in. His speech was very Utopian, grandiose and polished, he never seemed to even look at the prompter, but clever words never fixed anything.

Some people say “well is this the anti-Christ?” Steve makes a case (not so watertight), but I have a hard time finding all the dots for that, he is a good speaker, he does have a stern look at times, has a “False Prophet” in new-age liberal Oprah and her show that espouses his ideals in TV sets worldwide, but more then anything I think this is the next piece in the game. Who was he just a few years ago? A community outreach worker paying off his huge collage debts still nearly into his forties, he could have been a big lawyer like he studied for but decided to do community projects (and write books of his life that netted millions once he became known), gets into local and then national Senate and pow! Jumps the line even on Hillary, even they did not know what was coming losing millions of personal money to her campaign trying to beat this new kid on the block. Poor old Bill caught with his pants down again, those behind the scenes people keep pulling the wool over his eyes, they almost passed his job over for Gore with a Monica power-play, then used his old buddy Gore as a smoke screen to get their new dummy cowboy into the job in 2000 and then made him think his wife really had a shot this time, In Israel the Jews have gentile house servants who do things their faith says they can’t do on the sabbath and that looks like Bill much of the time in politics.

Obama has the world in awe now but it will not last long, one comment on Gaza or Iran and the Arab and Muslim world will change their minds, at home he has even a bigger mess with the economy and wars. We will see if he has any “super powers” very fast, if he can make world peace in his first term then I see him breaking the covenant and declaring himself God in the temple in Jerusalem in his second, but the only way that will happen with a US president is for it to be a 51st state, and that seems improbable, but then a black president seemed something we would never see in our lifetimes too till it happened today. We are a long way from that, every president like a soldier looks good going into battle, it is how he fights that makes the difference. Bush might have been a dumb-ass pawn, but I think Obama is just the wise-ass rook setting the stage, getting the crowds, getting some of the house in order with new catch words “unity” and “change” for the big act to come called ” I am God”.

One of the most touching moments in this was seeing those little girls, they are so cute and idealistic, videoing their dads speech with the little digicam and all, reminded me so much of two little girls I know and care about their age. And I got to thinking what in the world they got into by default of who their dad is now, their lives are not theirs, outings and shave-ice on the beach in Hawaii are far off memories. I just had to pray for them, this bad, hard, cruel world will beat them for the rest of their lives, not crime and poverty but even worse, politics, compromise and lobbying and glare of the media and expectations of the world that will make their father into a different person as he becomes the first  “house slave” of the global agenda.

God help us all.

Categories: World on a wire

High Stakes, the stakes just get higher

January 15, 2009 5 comments

high-stakes-in-gameSeems like STEM has landed a first for Family music by scoring a goal in our history for getting a song of his and others apparently written exclusively for the game on Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, a multi-platform computer soccer game like FIFA etc. While it might not make him or the Family a financial power it is helping to get the Word out to a new a different audience we are often not able to reach as they “live and breath” computer games, now they will be doing so to our tunes and especially high stakes that while it has a soccer chant is really much more meaningful and words are about life and overcoming, “high stakes for all our souls”.

Listen to it here on YouTube, I did not inbed it as it slows down my page for those of you who do not have high speed. Worth reading are the comments too that people left there on this YouTube post. Word is going to all the world and even cyber and computer space!

Categories: Rock on!

New Year, New Pic

January 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Well every day I wake up and say “this idea or pic would be great for the ol’ blog”, but never get around to doing it, it becomes history faster then ever these days. Here is a pic for all those New Year goals. The past year is all those old houses, yesterday’s success.  The sky is were we still want to go, the plane our dreams and were I want to go.

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Categories: Photos