Today we have a photo by Kaleigh, another one of our longtime artists. This piece was actually up in my house for a time, awhile ago. It is a poignant image actually rendered on a piece of cardboard.
Today we wanted to feature something a little different, I have shared many wonderful creations by Jade in the past. And, surely more will come in the future. For now we want to direct our visitors to her webpage at:
I hope it isn’t presumptuous of me to say that we have shared Jade’s work with the world from early on in her career. (Maybe 2 or 3 years now!) It’s been amazing to see her journey and it’s reflected in this awesome website where she has tons of activities, events, commissions and so on to look through.
Please give her page a look it is definitely worth your time!
Peace & Love
To be determined
A home grown up in
Change comes for us all
And truly beloved
As the tree falls
Pillars begin to crumble
And new shoots begin to grow.
Hi to our lovely readers!
After a bit of hiatus we are pleased to release the final episode of season 1!
This is our ORIGINAL cable access television show that is available online.
We are beginning post production of season two so expect us to be moving on to bigger and better things!
Here we have a mixtape I made awhile back. I used Lyvo’s tracks that I pulled off bandcamp as the germs for these songs, I remixed, stretched, and changed the tracks around a bit. Lyvo published his project, Chapter I&II, as creative commons which is awesome. I took the tracks and composed some original lyrics to give the songs some form. Thanks for listening 🙂
I’m a simple man
by the ascendance I feel
through & all about me.
In the echoing crescendo
herald by the buds
of the stretching spring tree,
in the reply from the
gathering acorns, pausing,
looking through me,
in the eyes of another
who holds mine in momentary matrimony,
rather then the usual,
a demonstration a performance,
an assertion of ones own dominance.
Sometimes it becomes so shockingly clear
that it can’t but cause
a stirring disturbance in me.
A need for coming back,
a need for returning from that place
whispered of in our dreams.
I huddle inside my shelter,
a gift so long condemned
as the original sin,
and do as instructed
by the ego within.
Check out this video created by Pelham!
This video features a track off Pelham’s recent release. The location of the video is the iconic Stone Arch bridge in Minneapolis. Pelham, apart from being an original musician, is a producer who is engaged in the overall Minneapolis music scene. He has collaborated with Sketchy Kids by featuring a video in our original cable access television show. He runs Meteor Base, a studio specializing in music production and marketing. Not only that, he coordinates a open mic in Northeast Minneapolis.
Pelham’s work in the community shows in this video. Other musicians in the local scene make appearances in the video, which is really cool for me to see! Unfortunately I was unable to make the shoot myself, but it goes to show that Pelham’s community is on point.
Check out the video and be sure to support local artists!
I woke up stained.
I don’t know when it happened
Maybe it was the recent news
Maybe the cold callous city streets
Maybe the steel structure that divides us
Like that steel I am tarnished
My shine is gone unpolished
I woke up tarnished.
I had a silver shine faded away
Maybe my heart glimmers with dreams of renewal
Maybe there is golden age of true justice and sacred peace
Maybe people are starting to change
Like those people I have changed
My heart is gone stained
First single from upcoming release “Exodus”