Just a few more things…

5/23/2010 04:04:00 PM / Posted by Iron Lung / comments (0)

What up my ninjas….

So in true asshole fashion I completely forgot to talk about a few things in my last blog and I got lil new tidbits of news too.



Quite possibly the best high energy hip hop show I've seen. I first met these guys in Jacksonville, FL 2008 while playing the Creeks Art and Music Festival. I liked their set, and since that, they've been hard at work making new material. "Schizophonics" drove all the way down to play "The Blender" show with us here in Miami and it was 2 kart-wheels past awesome. Each of them have this incredible flow I found myself trying to follow while I was working the sound lol. They got the crowd into it early and didn't let anyone not enjoy themselves. They were definitely a stand out act. Some of my friends who copped their CD at the show are still bumping them now. "Radio rap… is not hip hop" now that's a chant!

Hopefully I'll get stuff done in time to do another show with them, quite possibly in Jacksonville or Orlando.


Juxtaposition, DatPiff and more

The upcoming mash-up project for "Def Jux" seems to be running a bit late but still on schedule. The other songs I have left to record verses for can get done in one session, and then a few more sessions to finish mixing it all. I'm not sure if I'll have time to put some remixes on this thing but either way, DatPiff.com will be the exclusive place to download it. There are only a few songs needed to finish up "Underground Oddities Vol 2" so they might be released at around the same time. After that, it's just 3 songs for the "Serpent and the Rainbow" single and hopefully show time once again.


That's pretty much it aside from the fact the list of movies I've been meaning to see but somehow keep forgetting to go to keeps growing…

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Iron Man 2
  • Survival of the Dead
  • Splice

Any other suggestions? Just one question though, why does everyone think releasing a movie in 3-D will make a shitty movie amazing??? STEP-UP 3-D?!?! WHY!?!?! The Step-Up movies are ok if, like most dance movies, you ignore the dialogue and just watch it like a really long music video. There's only so much you can do for the actual story and it's played out. That and they always throw in B-boys like pizza toppings; lord knows it would never work the other way around: "yeah we're a breaking crew, yo we should get some ballet ninjas in here!" lol 3-D really…. And in Paris?! Ugh why…. I'll end up downloading it lol.

Shows, releases and updates for summer 2010

5/20/2010 02:07:00 AM / Posted by Iron Lung / comments (0)

What up everyone?!?! A bunch of new things to get started on here… this is gonna be a long one so clear some time!



I guess I should start by saying I've upped my internet game a bit. I got a Facebook a little while ago and a Reverbnation as well. Now, I'm writing 1 blog that will hopefully be importing to all the sites I'm on (Blogpost.com, Myspace.com, facebook.com, soundcloud.com, reverbnation.com) so sorry if you get some info twice. I used to have an MP3.com but ever since they changed their format, I stopped using it and updating it. I recently updated my Soundclick.com but seriously, who goes on that thing? I just wanted to make sure my old bio was taken off. I got soundcloud at a friend's suggestion and I like it because you can actually tell me something about the tracks I put up there at any specific point in time, like "Oh, I like the synth @1:08" or something of that sort. I fought the Facebook thing for a while but its proven to be where most people are at and I've been on MySpace since 2002 so I'll never go… despite crazy password changing account hacking ex gf's I'm still here lol. And it's where I get to show off my crazy Photoshop layout skills :D



Reverbnation is actually really fucking cool. I don't know why I did get on that sooner. If you don't have a page there I suggest you go make a profile and follow me there and Facebook since those are now the profiles I check on the most! RN has a cool store feature on the site where you can now FINALLY purchase some of the newer Iron Lung shirts everyone has been hounding me for. The do basic shirts so the crazy huge design ones will have to wait, along with the LHC hoodie so I can find a supplier to do things the right way. Along with the shirts, RN is also exclusively carrying a REISSUE of "Samurai Electro"; my 2008 EP that was given out locally in the central Florida area and at the Atmosphere "When Life Gives You Lemons" tour. (Btw if you got a CD from the atmosphere show, blueprint and I talked about working on a project together in the future so stay tuned!) This reissue has a total of 14 tracks. If you got the original free download, you know it has 4 tracks (track 4 has an extra hidden song after about 30 seconds of silence which was all recorded in 1 take). The first 4 tracks are the same; the difference is that now you also get the 5 instrumentals and the 5 acapellas as well on 1 CD. And you can get a physical copy mailed too, not just the mp3s! As we speak, I'm uploading for the physical version of "The Lonely Hearts Club (FL Chapter)". If you have no clue what that is, it is my first full length instrumental album. The download version included an enhanced CD flash website. I honestly don't have the money to host a separate domain JUST for that, so if you plan on buying a physical copy of LHC or just want to see what I did on Flash you can download it here. LHC Enhanced CD Flash Site or copy paste this link if your browser sucks http://www.mediafire.com/?vd0ljtmzuwk and you can also download all the artwork contributed for the LHC ART project here LHC: Music=Art=Life or again copy paste this link if your browser sucks http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=117ba962d31ef91eab1eab3e9fa335ca6aabd19520b0e1de



Ok to all the jukies out there, I honestly have no clue what's going on with Def Jux right anymore and I have friends on both sides of the issue so as of now, I'm staying out of it. All I do know is that the Mash Up project is still in progress and I need to head back to the studio to finish recording it. Right now it stands at a total of 5 tracks including a live version of "No More Books" that I always open shows with (over El-P's "Good Morning"). It's also going to include my acapellas for every track. I was also thinking about maybe making a new beat or two and dropping them to some old verses from some of the jukies. If that's gonna be too much of a process, I won't do it. I want to have this thing in your hands by mid June, along with "Underground Oddities Vol 2". The Def Jux / Iron Lung Mash Up might be an exclusive download from DatPiff.com, still not sure about that one. After those 2 projects are in the bag, I'm immediately starting work on a few single releases that will be sold through RN as cheaply as possible.



I pretty much have no downtime music wise until the new LUCY project is done and laying in a coffin, so I may not be so willing to do shows and collabs until then, so don't be offended because I can't start recording for it until everything else is done and as it stands now, I'm looking at about 9 tracks, 3 of which are older, unmastered recordings from 2008 and 1 is an instrumental. At the end of it I'll also be including 3 of the instrumentals from the record, putting the play time right around 50 minutes. The title for it is F@WKYOULUCY and it will be sold through RN and or CDBABY once it's done. This will more than likely be my last self-propelled release until I get some kind of deal (distribution or otherwise). I have standing arrangements for short EP's with producers "Skott Phree" and "Mr. Poison Hands". The idea behind it is mainly just trying to finish something I started a long time ago, this has been about 3 years in the making and it's mainly because I didn't want to write about it. Coming up with the lyrics for this, I had to put myself in a dark and angry place, and I didn't like being there. It depressed me and angered me and was no good. Eventually my feelings changed and it got harder to connect with that specific time. So my writing about it is now from a more objective point of view and a bit more creative then I would have allowed myself to be a few years ago. I hope you like it, or I'll be hanging by myself with a rafter and a belt ;)



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The show at Volume Studios went over well and it was my first time holding an event so I'm glad the people came through. We barely made enough to cover the room rental but it worked out in the end. I wanna give a big thank you to my boy Leo from "Urbe Prima" for helping me with the sound, live sound is not my thing so yeah, thanks for helping me out! And "Urbe Prima" played an amazing set; it was my first time hearing the new lineup too. "The Steak Dolls" also rocked the placed for their first show in almost 5 years! Hopefully we'll hear more about them later. Canio, DJ Dirty Gill, The Late Messenger and DJ iCue had to cancel but since we had to cut the show times due to angry neighbors, it seemed to be for the better. We started almost a full hour late. Local emcee Sky Skrappa filled in as the opening act followed by Hollywood Money (whom I may be producing a mixtape for soon) and then I took the mic and actually cut my set short to save time. It was a damn good time too, capped off by a diet breaking 3,000 calorie sandwich and a 3am trip to the beach! After the show, a bunch of the people there kept telling me how much they liked "Skeleton Dance" (a brand new song I did live at the show). I'll try and get that recorded as a single ASAP!



Right now I'm not really looking to book anything at least until I finish my next 3 projects, so that I'll have more material for longer sets and more stuff for you guys to hear. RN and Eventful.com have me booked for 3 shows in 2 states and I really have no clue how it happened because I was never contacted. One of them is in Washington State and I feel they might have gotten me mixed up with the powercore band. Same name so it seems possible. Anyways, yeah I guess I'm taking a break from shows in order to record. To make up for it, I PROMISE FREE COMPILATION CDs at my next shows filled with new stuff and some oldie but goodies.



For the handful of you who truly follow me closely, you may or may not know I am now in 2 very different projects aside from my usual stuff. EBDE (En Busca De Ella) is a metal / hardcore band we got going. Member wise so far we got me and my boy Richard doing vocals and my boy Frank on rhythm guitar and my man Sy who I have yet to actually jam with will hopefully be taking up drum duty. I need a new lead guitarist and a place to practice. If you want to hear our 2 demo songs you can check it out here EBDE's Myspace or copy paste this: http://www.myspace.com/enbuscadeella Leave a comment on that page or my page or here on this blog and lemme know what you think. The songs are nothing final, just an idea of what we're going for sound wise.

Ah, Lamebot. This was a bit of a random idea but it came while I was chilling with the bass player for "The Steak Dolls" Carlos (aka Triple D). Long story short, we decided to start an electronic band and here we are, still unclear about the sound or direction but working on some songs into what we think Lamebot should be. None of it is convention as per usual from me and from what I have seen so far, we will be mixing a lot of different styles together on this project. Triple D is handling most of the keys and will be playing guitar and singing on most of the tracks, and I'll be handling a lot of the production, and some of the vocals here and there. We're also looking to work with singers of all genres on this, so if you wanna be on a Lamebot song, link me to your samples of your work!



Kinda lol. That was a lot, I didn't know I had so much to say. I'm sorry I stole your time, but I'm sure you read the conveniently labeled titles and skimmed the info you were actually interested in. I'll write more as the other projects start coming to a close. Till then hit me up! Peace out ninjas!!


Much <3