A Message To Artists (In The Middle Of The Crowd) (Jimmy Eat World vs Etherwood vs Charles Bukowski)

A Message To Artists (In The Middle of the Crowd) (Jimmy Eat World vs Etherwood vs Charles Bukowski) tbc aka instamatic mashup bootleg remix bastard pop drum and bass poetry
Original drawing of Bukowski by Graziano Origa under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

A message of support to all artists out there – especially those who feel they don’t fit in, they suffer from the ‘wisdom’ of the crowd, and worry that their art isn’t perfect in an imperfect world that really doesn’t get what they do.

This again is very personal, and is as much a message to myself.

Hey, don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head, you feel left out
Or looked down on
Just do your best
Do everything you can
And don’t you worry what their bitter hearts
Are gonna say

Jimmy Eat World – THe Middle

Not many mashups include Charles Bukowski’s poetry (any?) – especially The Genius of the Crowd, nor do I think many combine Jimmy Eat World with Drum and Bass? I’ve always loved ‘The Middle’ and it’s message of not conforming and worrying what people think, but when combined with Etherwood’s Amongst The Crowd and his poetry it gets a totally different take of artistic defiance.

Not Being Able
To Create Art
They Will Not
Understand Art

They Will Consider Their Failure
As Creators
Only As A Failure
Of The World…

And Their Hatred Will Be Perfect

Like A Shining Diamond
Like A Knife
Like A Mountain
Like A Tiger
Like Hemlock

Their Finest
Art

Charles Bukowski – The Genius of the CRowd

Originally done for the Crumplbangers ‘When They Were Young’ challenge – incidentally two of my tracks came 3rd and 4th, I will post those shortly.

A Message To Artists (In The Middle of the Crowd) (Jimmy Eat World vs Etherwood vs Charles Bukowski)

A new mashup for Pride – Standing in the Way of Jack White (Gossip vs Jack White)

Standing in the Way of Jack White cover

Just a quick one which I held back from playing in Saarbruecken, but it being Pride Month it seemed appropriate to release it, it being The Gossip’s expression of defiance about gay marriage and rights ‘Standing in the Way of Control’ vs The White Stripes ‘Seven Nation Army’ remixed in naughty bootleg form by Tim Deluxe. Oh and a little of Jack White berating hipsters not listening to the Greenhorns at a live show, on cue and amazingly perfectly in time with the music, preacher style. I was going for a very much club/DJ production on this, quite proud of how it sounds, and the little cutups and loops of the vocals. Would sound great from a Pride float *nudge nudge*

Standing in the Way of Jack White (The Gossip ‘Standing in the Way of Control’ vs ‘7 Nation Army’ – White Stripes Tim Deluxe remix)

Special thanks to Ian Fondue on this one, because him dragging me to Kaleidoscope and hearing the bassline of 7 Nation Army on their fairly dodge PA inspired this bootleg.