So this isn’t a story about my tour. It’s a dream I had this morning and for some odd reason I wanted to publish it.
I’ve yet to make any attempts to interpret it. You are free to speculate yourself and let me know.
I was running around a delapidated town that resembled Nogales, Mexico.
I was in a panic. Someone was out to get us. Well at least someone was out to get me. The town was rioting so a handful of us fled for the hills beyond the buildings. We thought it might be able to find refuge there.
Who was out to get us? I was still trying to figure that part out myself.
There was a so called boy genius who some how got put on charge. Everyone seemed to be following him, but there was something about him that I didn’t trust. He wasn’t even a boy really, just a young man.
At first I thought it was a guy I know from Missouri, because the landscape suddenly resembled Missouri, but then it morphed into another guy I knew from Sweden. He had a stupid haircut and it was died black. He was taking us through the corn fields and he kept talking about Charlie Manson. I wanted to mention my kinship with Charlie but I hesitated and let him go on blathering while I just asked questions as to why he was interested.
It piqued my curiosity. Me and him both shared an interest in Manson. It disturbed me that I had something in common with someone I didn’t like very much. I ended up asking him some questions. He had never spoke with Charlie before, but that was his goal. I think his interest might have only been feigned for shock value and not a genuine intrigue.
Anyways, we kept walking and ended up in the desert and there were a bunch of people there acting like hippies, only they were Afghanis. We were in Afghanistan somehow and everyone was dancing between these giant rock formations. It was like ”Burning Man in Afghanistan”
I wandered away from the rock formations and met a girl who was watching a television that hung from the post of a drive-thru Taco Bell. It was abandoned like the ones in New Orleans.
The video she was watching was a new Charlie Manson music video, but the music sounded nothing like it usually did with the acoustic guitar and beautiful singing. It had a brash tribal/techno feel. Everyone in the video was dressed up like malignant turds running through intestine and giving it cancer. They were representing the bad people of the earth destroying their environment and giving the human race cancer. It kinda reminded me of a GWAR concert.
The video had obviously become a hit and was being syndicated through all every TV screen on the planet. Even the ones that were just dead drive-thru monitors.
When the video was through, me and the girl headed back to the hippies and that’s when a helicopter came and everyone ducked underneath the rocks.
It bombed the hippies and only a few survived. I was one of the survivors. I lifted my head to see another rescue helicopter there waiting for me. There were a hand full of other survivors onboard already and they were waiting for me.
I climbed aboard we flew out of dreamland and into the waking world.
SO after many attempts I finally got the new ”Peace in Anarchy” video up on Youtube. It took me a few tries. I couldn’t get the quality and the color to look right.
I will have many more videos coming this fall, now that I’m getting things in order on the net. That includes music, interviews, and guitar lesson videos.
I thought it might be interesting for you guys to know how this video happened.
I was trying to learn the Beatles’ song ”You’ve got to hide your love away” when I made a horrible mistake. I totally fucked up the chord changes. And when I did that, my voice did something strange to try and follow the fucked-up chord changes.
This sparked an idea in my head for this new song ”Peace in Anarchy”. It was like the entire song popped into my head all at once and I scurried to my notebook to write down all the lyrics in my head before I forgot them, and my hands just seemed to make the write chords without me thinking about it.
Truly a magic moment in my songwriting history.
I was so excited about the song I felt that I needed to recortd it write away in case I got hit by a falling aardvark later that day and no one ever got to hear it. Well I didn’t have any way to record it on my computer jus then without a lot of preparation and I didn’t have that kind of patience.
So I just set up the video camera up on the refrigerator at the place I was at and pressed record. I didn’t even bother to put on any clothes. And I just played the clown.
I was very surprised to see that the video came out looking quite good, so I put it up on YouTube for all to see.
I find it comical tha that I was so satisfied with a process that took only a few minutes to write completely and record.
I hope you have as much fun watching the video and hearing the song as I did making and writing them.
Please enjoy and I will see you on the road,
It’s taken me while to get everything figured out so I could bring you guys decent quality videos. I had some problems with the sound quality of the videos and figuring out the compression levels.
But now things are running much smoother and I hope you guys enjoy these videos. I have several more interviews that need to be edited and posted. I also have at least a dozen more interviews scheduled for the rest of the year with other Underground Icons.
Calling from the Underground means a lot to me as you might imagine. Having the chance to meet and interview all these insightful people really thrills me.
I hope these interviews inspire you to take action in your life with whatever you do. Whether you’re an artist or furniture maker, I think the integrity of the DIY spirit will bring much success and happiness into your life if you let it into your heart.
As you know, I spend a lot of time on the road, traveling, performing, and meeting new people. And one of the most disenheartening phenomena that I run into is the surplus of people young and old who are not aware of the power that they possess to lead incredible lives.
If you feel that any aspect of your at all hopeless, I hope to change your perspective.
I will talk more about the philosophies of ”Calling from the Underground” in upcoming posts.
And if you think you would be a good candidate for an episode of ”Calling From the Underground” please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange an interview with you for when I’m in your town. If a video interview can’t be arranged, we can do a written interview with you and I will post it here.
I look forward to hearing from you all.
Until then, See you on the Road,
I’m happy to inform you all that I finally have my blog set up and will be making regular entries from now on.I think this will be a great way for us to keep in contact and let you know what’s going on with me artistically. Please keep the emails coming and feel free to leave comments here on the blog if you would like.
I will be bringing you many new exciting events throughout the rest of this year.
Some of which include:
New PNF songs
Many more interviews with DIY greats in my YouTube Show ”Calling from the Underground”
New YouTube Guitar Lessons
Upcoming Tour Plans
Journal entries and thoughts from the road
…….and many other peculiarities
So Keep Checking in and
I’ll see you on the road
Wow…more news after only a week.
Okay, sooo… I been getting a lot of people lately emailing me about chords and lyrics to my songs. And let me just say I am SOOOOO fucking excited and grateful that there’s so many people who want to learn how to play my songs! XD Unfortunately I ain’t had the time to write y’all back, but I still want to get that information to yous.
So I’m putting up a new rubric called ”chords ‘n’ lyrics” on this website and I hope it helps. There will be a couple songs there to start and there will be more to come. Please write me at email@example.com if you would like to learn a specific song that I ain’t put up the chords and lyrics for yet. I will get to work and put them up on the website for everyone.
You guys got no idea how much your support means to me. So keep the emails coming and let me know your thoughts.
Loads of thanks
Hello and sorry that I havent been updating the news section of this website as often as I probably should. But as you can imagine, being on the road all the time makes it a bit difficult to update frequently. I want to thank everyone who I met in Scandinavia and the Baltics for their support and making these tours more amazing and strange then I ever could have imagined. I cant wait to see you all again next year.
I know a lot of you have been emailing me because you didnt get to buy a CD when I was in your country and want to know how you can get the music. Right now, the live shows are gonna be the only way you can purchase an actual CD, but I will be fixing the ”music” section of this website so that you can inexpensively download songs from the CDs in MP3 format. I hope this helps. And for all of you who is tired of listening to the same songs, I am glad to announce that I will have a new record out next month. A couple tracks will be available for free here and the rest will be available to purchase. And of course, you will have to come to one of my shows to get the entire CD in your hands
As for me, I will continue to tour the rest of this year and next. So I will see y’all there. Peace.