Oh to hell with it.

Here’s the last track off my recently released EP, “Professional Bon Vivant.”

Let’s get nuts.

Here’s another one!

Alright, here’s a track from my EP.

You can hear my version of David Liebe Hart’s “Tim Heidecker Lied to Me” along with track-by-track commentary from David himself right now!

A lot of great musicians on this comp, listen to this stuff!

Hi Tumblrs, 

It’s time to put your clicking and attention where your mouth is. 

There are a lot of artists and art enthusiasts on here. And there are a buttload of people who either play or just freaking love music on here. THIS POST APPLIES TO YOU. 

I recently released an EP titled, “Professional Bon Vivant.

I’ve been working on an LP for two years and have finally reached a hurdle that will take some time to overcome. I have no money to mix or master everything that I’ve finished tracking. For two years. Frustrating. 

Despite that, I’m sharing songs I’ve written and recorded at home in the interim, and you can pay whatever you want for them, including nothing at all. 

And I know a lot of you out there like underground music and all that, so consider that even YOU haven’t heard of me, so you’ll get tons of cred for listening to and talking about “Professional Bon Vivant” because I’m as underground as it gets, baby.

Thanks. Here are the links. 

Stream/Download/Buy

Stream/Preview/Extras (including track-by-track commentary and a rearranged cover of David Liebe Hart’s “Tim Heidecker Lied to Me”)

There’s fun stuff here: http://j.mp/1ppQHqn
And free music here: http://j.mp/1p0Byw6

There’s fun stuff here: http://j.mp/1ppQHqn

And free music here: http://j.mp/1p0Byw6

neilcicierega:

How to ruin a good Weezer song (contains no Smash Mouth)

"What is rock? What is party? I want none."

Several years ago I saw Eastern Youth deliver the best performance I’ve ever and yet to have seen. It was during SXSW in some emptied Mexican restaurant near 6th. Maybe 2006, when What Can You See From Your Place? was released.

The members don’t speak English, but they had a few moments where they spoke to the audience in fragments. The most memorable quip was,

“What is rock? What is party? I want none.”

And then they continued playing very loud rock music. I never understood exactly what it meant but felt it meant something pretty significant.

Norm Macdonald recently tweeted his experience with a publicist (maybe in reaction to the #latelatenormnorm thing?) and expressed something similar to Eastern Youth’s sentiment, or at least I think that’s what happened. 

Maybe i’m associating disparate things because I’m coming to terms with my own wants and needs and reconciling them with reality as far as making a career out of music goes, but I think what Eastern Youth meant by “What is rock? What is party? I want none,” was you can do what you want and do it on your own terms and have much more than either “rock” or “party,” however you see those things. 

You don’t need the rock show, the after party, the red carpet, the magazine interview. 

Though, you may rock. And you may party. But the more you want them, the more distant they become. That distance, I think, arrives when you put the thing on a pedestal. You must achieve rock. You must achieve party. People must view you rocking and partying, and know you live rock and live party. 

But what is rock? And what is party? Do you want some?