New 7inch Vinyl “A Reasonable Man” EP

ORDER HERE https://michaelnhat.bandcamp.com/album/a-reasonable-man-ep

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“A Reasonable Man” 7inch Vinyl

  1. A Reasonable Man
  2. The Tallest Asian Man In The World
  3. Fuck The Living Dead
  4. I’ll Take A Sickle

ORDER HERE https://michaelnhat.bandcamp.com/album/a-reasonable-man-ep

LIMITED 40 COPIES

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Heads On Sticks Release Party

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Music Video coming soon

“The Racism I Go Through”

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Onslaught

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onslaught COVER

Michael Nhat – “Onslaught”

Dear Dearists,

Today I am excited to announce the recording of “Onslaught”. A 13 track album written and produced by myself. I have had the artwork, title, and sound I knew I wanted since 2007, but it’s taken me 7 years to make this happen. It was worth the wait. Let me tell you about each song.

1. “The Wrong Charlie To Fuck With”
This is about racism. I was determined to make something that was in the same vain of “The Wrong Nigga To Fuck With” by Icecube. Nailed it!

2. “Skin Hanging Off”
In middle school I had a handful of obsessions. One of them was horror films. This song talks about how I built a life-scale Freddy Krueger Claw from scratch.

3. “Don’t We Pay For Splatter?”
I have abandonment issues. I don’t let my guard down these days. I think it’s because I did as a child and was hurt. I think I got attached to some foster siblings and this is about the consequences of that. It’s about a best friend who was like a brother to me. We lived together. We went through the same racism together. And in the end he left too, and my reaction was beating him with a bike chain lock.

4. “Holy Smoke” 
I get high. I get so high that it’s dangerous for me because I black out right where I am standing. This is about the dangers of landing after falling. It seems I’ve landed and left dents in doors or almost land with my face on the corner of a cinder black.

5. “I’m Acrophobic”
I made a beat that ended with some intense noise. I must have been high. I was listening to get some ideas to write about and the conclusion made me think of falling. I thought, maybe this is the harsh sounds of wind we’d hear from first hand experience. I became so engulfed in that happening to me, that I started to cry. So I started writing about that. Falling and fear of heights.

6. Bucktooth (Awkward Japanese Troops)
When I was a child I remember watching Bugs Bunny. I remember every now and then an older cartoon of his would play and it’d have these racist caricatures of Japanese Soldiers. I remember feeling confused. I didn’t understand it at first, but as I got older I realized I don’t live in a country that wants to see Asian-Americans succeed. 

7. “Chong Kim
This is a true story about young woman who was tricked and forced into prostitution and escaped it years later. I have a strong empathy for women. I think I am a closet feminist.

8. “The Plates Full Of Insects”
The first verse is about signing up to hear an audible sound that kills you with decibels. It was inspired by a Japanese cyber-punk film “Rubber’s Lover“. The second verse is about these horrific thoughts I was having for a few months straight of my penis getting sliced up by razors. I later realize the pain in my penis after rough sex was was inspiring me to think about pain in that area. I did not enjoy the pain, but every now and then it makes me scared someone is going to razor up me up in my sleep.

9. “We Got Hammers That Replace Our Hands”
I didn’t realize it until after i finished this song, but it resembles an old song of mine people used to like “Everyone Knows Werewolves Kill”, but better. This is also the first song I recorded for “Onslaught”.

10. “Be Afraid Of The Old”
I performed this once and sent the lyrics in a mass email like this in 2010. I finally recorded it this year. I knew it was going to go on this album. It’s a rebuttal to family, friends that say “You’re never going to make it”. Or “Get a real job”. Every unsuccessful musician with support like that should hear this. It’s a shame to see talent get talked into quitting by the people you think will be there for you. I hope this song gives you something to think about when people you know doubt you and your passion or creative endeavors.

11. “Birth To Something That Isn’t Human”
Have you seen “Eraserhead” by David Lynch? This is my cover of that film. That’s right a cover. I didn’t go the “feel-good” route with this one. I wanted it to have a haunting stab of strings to match the terrifying content and overall theme.

12. “A Song About Racism For Asians”
The title says it all.

13. “Praying For Time”
When I finished the album I knew I wanted a cover song to end it. I recorded Nirvana’s “All Apologies”, Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time”, and Radiohead’s “Like Spinning Plates (Live Version). I wasn’t happy with the results.I decided on doing one more. George Michael’s “Praying For Time” just fit.
 
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My First Show In a Year: LA RECORD Art Show Closing Night GALA

 

Hosted by Dan Collins

You may or may not have come to the opening night of “Dancing About Architecture: L.A. RECORD and the Art of Visualizing the Aural” and had an absolute blast! Well, this is the B-side of that event, the even cooler, even wilder, even LONGER B-side, with more bands, more movies, more readings, and even more ART to buy, both affordable small prints and expensive, one-of-a-kind canvases of your favorite bands, rappers, and guys/gals with guitars. This is the final night of the show:

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Things REALLY start at 2 p.m. with the Pickle Factory’s CLOTHING SWAP! Bring some clothes, get some clothes (changing rooms available onsite).

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The musical entertainment kicks in soon enough and goes all day!

Slammaster MCDC (Chillin’ and Guerrillin’) 3:45 p.m.

Giant Drag 4 p.m.

Michael Nhat 5 p.m.

Geoff Geis 6 p.m.

Pleiades (Gabe Gabe Fulvimar of Gap Dream) 7 p.m.

Open Mike Eagle 8 p.m.

SURPRISE MYSTERY BAND 9 p.m.

Cardoo FEATURING Stephen Kalinich (Beach Boys, A World of Peace Must Come) and DM Collins (L.A. RECORD) 10 p.m.

The Evangenitals 11 p.m.

DJ Zak Lee Aldridge
and many more!
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New T-Shirt: Hyenas Because Hyenas

I drew this in 2006 with an ink pen on white paper. I scanned it and planned to make it an album cover for something that didn’t exist yet.  I do that often. I make the album covers then record the sound based on what I personally would like to hear from it upon viewing it the first time at a store. Seven years later the sound I wanted for it is ready.

These are limited in quantities. Pre-Order your “Hyenas Because Hyenas” T-shirt today at https://michaelnhat.bandcamp.com/album/hyenas-because-hyenas

Thanks for your support!

Otis Redding Was Playing The First Time I Did Crack

Otis Redding Was Playing When I First Smoked Crack
by Michael Nhat

In the beginning of the summer of 1996 I smoked crack. Otis Redding’s Greatest Hits just happened to be playing. I was in Clinton, Iowa at a friends house. I don’t remember how the desire to try crack came up, but I had easy access to some. I was storing crack in my parents ceiling for a friend who paid me 100 a month. That night, I must have drove home, and drove back then to sell crack to my friends back at his place and that’s when he put in Otis Redding. I’ve heard his music before, but couldn’t think where, then I nailed it, “Dream a Little Dream Of Me”. Some 80’s romantic comedy where they play “I’ve Got Dreams To Remember” which was playing right now. I was an instant fan. And not just because I was smoking crack. I was a music connoisseur of all genres. At this particular time I was in a 60’s/70’s soul/oldies phase. I hunted songs down. I don’t even remember how I did it without the internet back then, but I did. Anyways, this didn’t need hunting down. I went out and bought the double-disc of hits and the B-sides/Alternate takes disc right away. Continue reading “Otis Redding Was Playing The First Time I Did Crack”

DJ Quik Was Playing When I Had My First Sexual Experience

This album takes me to specific event in my life. My first sexual experience. In 1991 I gave some 8th grader (I was in 10th) head. I had no idea what I was doing. “Quik Is The Name” was playing in the back. The album just came out that month. I was actually attempting to lose my virginity, but I couldn’t get an erection. Continue reading “DJ Quik Was Playing When I Had My First Sexual Experience”

Single: The Birth Of An Ocean Is Rare

Vanity Projects released their second compilation this Friday the thirteenth. I have a new single from “Infected by Devils” premiered on this mix. Continue reading “Single: The Birth Of An Ocean Is Rare”