Wednesday, November 19, 2014

accept yourself.



during the end of my stay in los angeles last winter, i was spending a good deal of time at the hollywood public library; setting up a rogue tour(the best shows were the ones i stumbled across and didnt plan), and reading /studying various music books-especially the mystic side thru some indian music books and also i was pretty dedicated the learning music theory in a western for dummies book. the main part that caught my attention was the sections on melody, as this was a part of my music but i never really focused/understood it. around this time i also go exposed to some shoegaze music-and was somewhat entranced. the idea was born in my brain and soul to pick back up an electric and start a band when i got back to new york. (sunny war told me "so, your pretty much tryin to start a hipster band")
this seed didnt really begin to germinate untill a short while later, i was stranded in the desert after my van broke down/got stuck after fixing it with the help of some people i was hitchhiking with, and i was at a point in life of extremely deep lows and extreme highs...standing on the side of highways in the middle of the desert with nothing for the entire day with out a single person stopping to pick you up..then getting the most beautiful ride in the back of some hermanos pickup truck...
this is getting long winded... but around this time i'd gotten help from some mexican cowboys who pulled me out of the ditch and gave me some rugged and artistic work to keep me goin. after long days of work i started sitting out in the desert with a guitar and dog coming up with riffs. with the band idea bubbling- i got the idea from an osho book to call the band accept yourself based on his idea that we have been taught to condemn ourselves n we've been told we're not good enough and we need to be like someone else be it jesus or some actress. and around this time i came up with the first melody of a song...
it was a long road full of walking and hitchhiking back to new york and i linked up with an awesome kid named pedro who played the drums. we worked out some songs when i wasnt dealing with a wrist injury that sidelined me after consectutivley playing an acoustic resonator guitar for 8 hours a day on the streets with a team of breakdancers at the rochester jazz fest. we played some shows but ultimatley we had to go other directions as he was pursuing school and im in no turning back even if i wanted to musician territory.
this led me to hitch hike out to detroit, and things quickly formulated and accept yourself is a functioning three piece family with charli-mange on drums and jerrard holdin down the bass...we play out a ton and post all the shows to facebook...come holla and dance

www.facebook.com/acceptyourselfmusica






welcome back to life.

while i'm not sure the effect of this website on the world, i know personally it's been cool to put various work up here and reflect on it etc...google is weird and locked me out, but i regained access and hope to post some new work etc..here are some new urban haikus that have been coming thru this detroit refugee.. (photo by the ever inspiration detroit comrad- sir fawn- during his recent travels in japan)

                                        snow falling
                                               pitbull resting
                                                           it is perfect.
                                             by the nature of things,
                                                        it will have to change.
  
                                                            ********

                                                          this brain,
                                                    running wild with aspirations.
                                                             the tea steeps.
 
                                                        ************

                                                         a heart in turmoil
                                                          a brain divided
                                                       unity in the universe?
                                                                         am i getting in the way?
                                                      understanding-
                                                                       is my own responsibility///

                                                           ***************

peace

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, September 30, 2013

Say La Vee

About:
Say La Vee is a reflection of the present run through a filter of where we have been. A roots and soul music project that tips its hat to the blues & folk tradition, withouth being overly nostalgic to the seed the plant came from. Cultivated in jazz and watered with mysticism in knowing that some things can't be planned and that there is magic in the moment. Able to converse with the poets in complex rhyme patterns that aren't ashamed that they came of age in the hip hop generation. 
Thats life///This is Say La Vee

Press:
"Though I don't get to see him much, and we've never spent and extended amount of time together, E Moore "(of Say La Vee) "is by far one of my favorite artists and musicians from that area" (rochester, New York)"
-Act Live Music
"One of the realest dudes doin it"
DigDugDIY



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ThE.CuLMiNATioN***(new album)




folk music crossbred with rap and seasoned with electronica...all while training a pit bull puppy during recording sessions...click the link n maybe support ya boy n grab a cassette///cd///or downloady....peaceeeeee

Sunday, March 17, 2013