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- A Reasonable Man
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- Fuck The Living Dead
- I’ll Take A Sickle
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from upcoming 2015 album “Heads On Sticks”
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”
by Michael Nhat”The Kitchen EP”
Photo: Elizabeth Ann aka Lis Bomb
I started recording an Experimental Electro/Synth-Pop album December 5, 2012 in my kitchen with instrumentals I recorded in 2003/2004 on a Korg Triton in Pasadena (Except “Head of Pegasus” produced by Sean Pineda of Voice on Tape). It’s something I have been planning to do for over a decade, record a non-hip-hop album. In 2001 I made about 20 or 30 demos of singing on sampled beats while recording raps demos as well. At that time I was performing both genres when I realized my voice couldn’t handle yelling (because that’s how I rap) and then trying to sing. So I chose rapping. I thought I can be 20/30 something and rap. Then someday when I’m in my 30’s I’ll mature to singing because it just wouldn’t work the other way around. So to me this isn’t out of the blue. It’s the beginning of a new era for me that I am really excited about, so I wanted to make this EP Free and get it out there. I hope you like it. Thanks for reading/listening!
Michael Nhat (nawt)
PS: You may play it from the embed below or click on photo to direct download page.
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This song is from an unreleased solo effort called “Picnic”. “No One Loves You” was recorded in 2010 featuring Barrie Rose of Tes Elations. It was the last song I recorded in my Silverlake Apartment before I moved in with Barrie and soon after left to Philly in 2011.
I looped the sample in 1999 and recorded a demo with it in 2002.
The video is made up of footage from an unfinished short film “Alice and Malice” I wrote and directed in winter 2010. It was an impulsive move by Steven and myself to just start shooting. I think I was telling him about it and he said he’d like to apart of it. So I asked “Got plans right now? Want to start shooting?” and we did.
Within a few days we were halfway finished with the film and then we just stopped and haven’t returned to it since.