66: It’s Late and I Feel Like Posting About Rap Music

So like the title says: It’s Late and I Feel Like Posting. So basically I’ve been getting really into good rap/R&B music. It’s very uncharacteristic of me. But, I feel like a lot of the industry has changed to I like it a lot more. I’m currently listening to Frank Ocean, a new-to-the-scene rapper who sort of, I wouldn’t say became famous because of this, but he gained some recognition for coming out as gay. Which I guess is still considered a big deal but whatever. It’s not like it makes his music any better. You can still be gay and make awful music.

That is my favorite song of his. I don’t really understand the video all that much but I guess it’s cool.

Another rapped I’ve gotten into is Kendrick Lamar. He’s just. He’s pretty awesome if you ask me.

So this is basically all I wanted to share. I got bit by the writing bug yesterday and wrote a few snippits of things that could turn into something. Who knows. That’s as far as I will go as far as updates are concerned. I’m gonna leave you with one of my favorite new songs:

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I can’t believe it’s november already. I feel weird, and I’m cold and I’m not ready to be cold just yet. I’m making this CD, a mix CD for someone and it’s kind of secret but I feel like crying to every song I put on it. Tv is making me cry a lot.

Parenthood, that’s what doing it to me every time. I don’t think there’s been a dry eyed episode so far. see Kristina has cancer. Figures that would be the story line at this point in time. Everything this family is going I feel like we’ve felt those emotions and it just makes it all that more real, again. And then the Walking Dead. Christ, it’s like I can’t catch a break. It’s like they thought “who could we kill that would be the biggest deal in all of eternity?” they knew what would get us all, and how it would happen. Of course. It’s probably good to just be sad sometimes though. It gets a lot of crap out of your system. Here is what dane cook has to say about crying. I don’t think he is funny, and I don’t like him but a friend showed me this and it’s like.. life.

here’s a song for a real good cry for the goddess herself:

I don’t know really what else to say here. I haven’t been writing much but I did find the piano practice rooms in my school. They are a lot nicer than the ones in my high school. I learned how to play “Ride” by lana del rey. I’m super proud of that. I’ll post a video of that when I’m done.

WOOTWOOT! I’m out. See you next time.

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It gives me great pleasure to read the negative comments about the music I like. But then what’s even better is the comments those negative reviews get. Like “Sorry you’re deaf”, or “you don’t know what good music is” or the seriously disturbed comment-er “YOU STUPID OLD COW YOU GO CRAWL IN A HOLE AND DIE BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT GOOD MUSIC AND THE WORLD WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF YOU CUT YOURSELF AND THEN HUNG FROM THE RAFTERS BUT YOUR SO FAT THAT THE RAFTERS BROKE AND SO YOU HAVE TO DROWN YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU SUCK AT FINDING GOOD MUSIC!” (that is not an actual review that i know of but i’m sure one like it exists.)

I just find it hilarious how easy it is to set people off just because their favorite band was insulted. YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC ISN’T EVERYONE’S FAVORITE MUSIC (unless of course it’s Justin Bieber, everyone loves him). Whatever, people are just stupid. Get over yourself and realize that it’s not that big of a deal that <3FloRENcE+ThEMAcHiNE<3 isn’t that into Korn. It just doesn’t happen that way, and to get your panties in a wad about it isn’t a waste of your time because A) you look like a person that needs to be medicated and possibly put away and B) You aren’t going to change  <3FloRENcE+ThEMAcHiNE<3’s mind. I just wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school. I wish that I could bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles, and we’d all eat it and be happy. (FALSE: middle school was hell). Yes, that was a quote from mean girls, i’m not that clever.

Anyways. I think I’m going to talk about the Real Housewives of Orange County. Vicki and Brooks, mainly Brooks are gross together. First of all, Brianna and Tamra are 100% right. Brooks is a freeloader and he’s trying to clean Vicki’s life of everyone that can sense that, even her own daughter and Vicki is just too blinded by love. I don’t get it, he’s creepy. Like the kind of person you pass on the street and pull your kid a little closer to you just in case. Yeah, I’d watch out for that fella. Sorry, I’m being mean.

Also, Sarah Winchester is a nut and she just wants attention from the show, maybe to be made into a permanent housewife? I don’t know, but if you’ve ever noticed, the “recurring” housewives, never make regular status, except for Brandi in Beverly Hills, which, in her case was much deserved.

Alright, that’s done. Time to download my album FOR FREE! YES, 12 TRACKS ALL FOR FREE RIGHT DOWN THERE! GO AND SWOOP IT UP!

60: 2 days until the art show. Woah.

So June 2nd is the big day. It’s the day that the album is officially released and it’s the date of the art show. It’s NUTTTS.

Anyway, I finished the album today. It is fully finished. Everything. All the songs, all the editing, all the finishing. All that’s left is burning it onto the fabulous cd’s that will be on sale for $9 on saturday at the Chanhassen Rec Center from 3-6pm! Remember, $1 from each sold goes to charity!!! YAAY, GIVING!

In further news, Regina Spektors album “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats” came out tuesday and it is really good. I haven’t had the chance to listen to the back half of the album fully but the front half doesn’t disappoint and that makes me so happy. She seems to have gone back to the old Regina, the Regina from the 11:11 and Songs days and the even better, “Soviet Kitsch” days.

Soviet Kitsch was a huge inspiration in making the album that, digitally releases on June 2nd as well!!!

That’s about all I have to say about everything right now. Thanks for reading and if you’re close and have some time on your hands, stop by the Chanhassen Rec Center and buy my album!!!

 

59: They’re HEEEEREEEE!

I got the cd’s. The physically packaged cd’s LAST NIGHT and i want to show them to you. They’re almost everything I wanted. I say almost because I wish I was rich so I could give you guys a huge booklet with lots of pictures and more room for all the lyrics but, guess what. I can’t afford that. Maybe later on it’ll be a possibility. AND GUESS WHAT? BY SHOWING UP AT THE CHANHASSEN REC CENTER AT 3:00 ON JUNE 2 WITH $9, YOU CAN HAVE ONE OF THOSE CD’S IN. YOUR. HAND. AND YOU’LL FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE DONATED MONEY TO THE “SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION”.

57: 9 Down, 3 to go!!!!

I just completed two more songs today which brings the total of completely finished songs to NINE!!!! This is crazy. Stuff is ACTUALLY REAL and it just keeps getting more and more real as time goes on because yesterday I BOUGHT THE PACKAGING FOR THE ALBUM. I know I said that the special edition was going to be limited to 100 copies but I can’t afford 100 copies so the limit’s been cut in half and is now limited to ONLY 50 COPIES! If I end up selling 50 copies then I may have more ordered but I’m not sure yet.

Once I get the packaging, pictures will be taken and will be uploaded here and probably Facebook.

That’s all I have to say right now but you will hear from me again before June 2 WHICH BY THE WAY IS THE ALBUM RELEASE! I’ll have more details about that as well for people in the area that would like to come and  buy a $10 masterpiece (yes, I’m tooting my own horn a little bit) and see some great art by wonderful amazing art friends.

Also, FRIENDS AND FELLOW AMERICANS. THERE IS A REVOLUTION GOING ON AS WE SPEAK. AN ARMY OF FANS. WHATEVER YOU’D LIKE TO CALL IT IT’S GROWING. I, ZACKERY WILSON, AM HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT AMANDA PALMER AND THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour/widget/video.html

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour/widget/card.html

55: 7 Songs Down, 5 To Go

WOWOWOWOWOWOW! I’m over halfway done with the album! YAY! I’ve got, as the title suggest, 7 songs completely done. Those songs are:

  1. Take It Lightly
  2. Be Free
  3. In The Sky
  4. Maybe I’m Broken
  5. Shadow
  6. Despite Them
  7. Congratulate You

The next song I’m going to work on is called “Those Times”. I already have the piano recorded, it’s just vocals that are needed! So that leaves 4 songs that I have to completely record which is pretty good I’d say. Once I have those 4 songs recorded on the piano (which should take about an hour and a half), I’m going to start working on small 6 song EP that I’ll release sometime during the winter. More details coming on that later down the line.

ALBUM REVIEW TIME!

I told you how excited I was for the release of Santigold’s “Master Of My Make-Believe” and seriously, I think the 4 year wait was worth it. The album is full of extremely catchy tunes like “The Riot’s Gone” which is my personal favorite and “The Keepers” which is a close second. But all the songs are good.

Second, Sarah Jaffe’s “The Body Wins” is not quite as good as her first album but the two aren’t really even comparable. “The Body Wins” has it’s brilliant moments like “Fangs”, “Hooray For Love”, “Halfway Right” and a few others but then everything just gets interrupted by “Foggy Field”. It just doesn’t fit.

END OF ALBUM REVIEW TIME.

Now the next release of an exciting album: “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats” by Regina Spektor! YAYAYA!

OH! OHMYGOD HOW COULD I FORGET! Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. Yes. This album is going to be EPIC. I’ve been waiting, again, 4 years for a proper full length album by Amanda Palmer: the weirdest, and possibly most popular/least known woman in all of music. It’s odd. The woman raises over $450,000 in less than a week for her newest album via Kickstarter yet something stupid about Octomom makes the news. You can view her in her fabulosity right down there:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour/widget/video.html

If you feel so inclined you can go to Amanda’s kickstarter page and donate to her latest venture. I did. You should too. She’s an amazing artist.

Amanda’s Kickstarter