|Jesse Dangerously - Humble and Brilliant
||[19 Mar 2011|12:43pm]
With his latest report, Humble & Brilliant, Jesse has authored a text that is at once a manual, a novel, a treatise, an open letter, a critique and a confession. He is the hip hop Schopenhauer-slash-Rabelais, and he’ll leave you breathless with dazzlement and shame. Jesse is tortured by his own brilliance, and appalled by the myriad transgressions of wack and mutinous MCs everywhere. Yet his sense of humour is very much intact, and there’s always a hint of a smile shading his litany of invective. - Buck 65
Track listing (and links to listen to individual songs)
listen to it because: It samples Kimya Dawson
amazing line: Believe me, I don't need to be too conceited. I just believe in myself, like Jesus joined Jews for Jesus.
2. Professional Widowmaker
listen to it because: My ex-husband's name is played backwards in it.
amazing line: Your mouth falls open, all hopin’ forever wrecked. Kids get sick of you like Paul Hogan in retrospect.
3. Halifax Rap Legend
listen to it because: It shouts out to Hope Larson!
amazing line: I know you’re thinking, “What’s with the macho shit, Jesse D? You’re more like the opposite!” Yes indeed, but I uh thought it was... funny?
4. Tim I said no guests!
listen to it because: Tim and Jesse have such adorable chemistry.
amazing line: We deliver shows to the third dimension to make ‘em say, “EAU,” like thirsty Frenchmen.
5. Bring Your Girlfriend To Rap Day
listen to it because: I RAP ON IT AND DO A TAPDANCE SOLO!
amazing line: Jesse D and I are aces when our faces hurt from smiles, spending hours in the grocery store, rolling in the aisles. [THIS IS MY LINE! I WROTE MY OWN RAPS]
6. Holocaust Cloak
listen to it because: kira_lynn does shouts on it! So does liliyuki ! And me!
amazing line: I must have been sick the day they asked everyone to answer the question of whether to mess with the Status of Women Canada. If that isn’t bad management of the mandate the land handed ‘em, dammit, son, then I’m not Jesse D: the most handsome man on planet Earth (and I am, for sure).
7. How Shall I Send Thee?
listen to it because: The drums will blow your mind
amazing line: You digital, hexadecimal, intellectually less-than-vegetable...Since when is this respectable? It used to be detestable and wack to lack keenness. I grew up idolizing Black geniuses!
8. Write Protected
listen to it because: It's a fascinating exploration of Jesse's difficulty forming memories
amazing line: My video cam is gonna shoot you, so you can live forever in the future. I practise permanent taxidermy and that way, I know I’ll never lose you
9. Mudane Arcana & Eldritch Lucidity
listen to it because: It finishes with a sample of the best moment in television history.
amazing line: Tuesday: Blues at bay from the radio morning show mediocre media rodeo, here we go!
10. Make Hymn Cry
listen to it because: The lyrics are from a Ralph Ellison short story
amazing line: Yes, I'll kill it. I'll make it cry. Even if it's God, I'll make God cry. I'll kill him. I'll kill God, and not be sorry.
11. Triptych I: Hot Commodity
listen to it because: Jesse is a rapping Andrea Dworkin apologist
amazing line: I admire strangers as objects in proxy sex but is it dangerous? The answer's not yet obvious, but how could it not be yes? So is it like cars where we shrug and accept the casualties? Why is it men can fuckin' dismiss the threat so casually?
12. Triptych II: Hot Property
listen to it because: It will break your fucking heart
amazing line: The responsibility becomes an afterthought when one remembers the reasons they should've stopped; there's no pretending that you forgot.
13. Triptych III: Cold Comfort
listen to it because: It's an examination of intoxication from someone who doesn't drink
amazing line: The drama was a waste? I think not. I promised her a place to drink scotch and monitor the plot of the modern Madonna's honour guard. They thought of her as common, but hot as a sauna – not a problem.
That's the whole thing!! Please check in out, even if only the songs that sound the most compelling to you.
If you want to buy it (support!), you have two great options here:
1. $7 as just a download
2. $10 to also get a chapbook with lyrics, liner notes, and a forward by Buck 65
This album is a really big deal.
|Grand Theft Bus to head West!
||[16 Jun 2009|12:49am]
Just wanted to give you a heads up that New Brunswick's own Grand Theft Bus will be heading west over the next week and hope that you can make it out to see them!
They will be joined by Fredericton band mates, Share and Olympic Symphonium.
WED.JUNE.17 Ottawa MAVERICKS w/ Share & The Olympic Symphonium
THURS.JUNE.18 Toronto NXNE FORWARD MUSIC GROUP NIGHT @ CLINTON'S w/ The Sleepless Nights, Share
FRI.JUNE.19 Calgary Dicken's w/ Share and The Olympic Symphonium | TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW BY VISITING http://www.leftyproductions.ca
SAT.JUNE.20 Canmore The Canmore Hotel w/ Share
MON.JUNE.22 Banff The Rose and Crown w/ Share
TUES.JUNE.23 Kananaskis Woody's w/ Share
THURS.JUNE.25 Jasper The Atha-B w/ Share
FRI.JUNE.26 Vancouver The Media Club w/ Share
you can check out Grand Theft Bus, Olympic Symphonium and Share at
|Delica video preview now available
||[06 May 2009|02:38pm]
Toronto-based synthpop band Delica has just posted a preview video from their upcoming summer release on their web site.
The video was shot in a few Toronto locations you may recognize such as Neutral and BCE Place, and created with the support of many local, talented people.
|The Nightmares - Rock n roll from Toronto, Canada
||[29 Mar 2009|03:38pm]
The Nightmares are an explosive, high energy 4-piece rock band formed in Toronto, Canada during the early months of 2009. The band infuses their unique, intense style of garage rock with punk, classic rock, pop and other influences from rock n roll around the world.They're live show will knock you off your feet, and their music translates great to recordings.
The Nightmares brand new independently released EP is available on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/thenightmaresmusic
For more information or to get your hands on a copy of the new EP contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org. stay tuned for itunes distribution details
|Toronto Rock Bands
||[05 Nov 2008|01:07pm]
The Famous Monsters
music. pictures and more at: www.myspace.com/thefamousmonsters
music, pictures, and more at: www.myspace.com/delinquintsmusic
|Grand Theft Bus!
||[15 Feb 2008|09:55pm]
Just wanted to spread the word that Grand Theft Bus have a brand new album due out on April 1st titled 'Made Upwards' their third album.
You can check out some of their new tracks at their myspace which i will post below.
They will be doing a series of record release shows and then probably a tour later in the spring/summer.
Check all the info out here!
|MUSIC VIDEO CASTING!
||[07 Feb 2008|01:53pm]
MUSIC VIDEO CASTING:
- Stilt Walkers/Special Circus type skills
- Roller Skaters
- Baton Twirlers
- Old Fashion looking Arty types
- Fashion Hipsters
- Older Man: thick longish grey hair, poet looking – dapper and eccentric, sexy – i.e. Lestat (dracula)
If interested, please email your Name, Photo, Skill, Age and Contact Information ASAP to:
*Must be available for costume fitting/choreography on Feb 11th or 12th.
+ Shoot day: Feb 13th.
|LIL X MUSIC VIDEO EXTRAS NEEDED!!
||[31 Jan 2008|05:51pm]
We’re looking for high-energy people ready to party, dance and give it their all in Kreesha’s debut video “Bounce With Me”.
Shoot date is TOMORROW, Friday, February 1st in Toronto
Look: Urban Vibe, Club Kid with Edge (no logos on clothes!)
Bring 2 wardrobe options and a towel.
Come ready for the camera!
It will be a foam Party afterwards!
EVERYONE 18+ ARE INVITED TO BE IN THE VIDEO.
PLEASE EMAIL FOR ADDRESS AND CALL TIME!
BRING YOU FRIENDS!
|Jesse Dangerously - Verba Volant
||[22 Oct 2007|03:41pm]
Please check out Verba Volant, Jesse Dangerously's latest CD, on Zunior.com! It's only $8.88, and you can get it as mp3s or as "CD-Quality Lossless Flac Format"! You also get album art! Wow!
From the awesome review in Exclaim:
"Just like his last album, Jesse Dangerously collaborates with two Backburner producers, in this case crew coordinator Fresh Kils and Toolshed member Timbuktu, for what is certainly Jesse’s best work to date... If you’re a fan of lyrical MCs and have yet to discover tongue-twisting rapper Jesse Dangerously, now is definitely a good time to start, and Verba Volant is the perfect place."