Monday, November 14, 2011

The Crucifixion Machine Sound Update

Update on The Crucifixion Machine sound. We are currently working on two remixes for a couple of great underground artists. I won't say their names, till I get the remixes done, but watch for an update on this blog. We are also preparing to release an album by the end of the year through So watch for this release for Christmas or New Years. It should be a vast improvement over previous releases.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Some things people have told me about writing music:

This is by no means a complete list, but here are some things people have said to me about writing music:

1) Start with the melody.
2) Music should be discovered, not written.
3) You got to "fuck up" the beat a little.
4) The bass adds interest.
5) Intro/Verse/Chorus/Verse/Chorus/Bridge/Chorus/Coda
6) You have to keep the listener interested, surprise them.

Ok, there will be more to follow, watch for additional comments as I hear them.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

God damn.

I have no idea what to write, except maybe a stream of consciousness.

I don't know.

Maybe this:

been working on this set of lyrics recently --


We are the ones who sabotage our lives,
Paying all our debts with deception and our lies,
Robbing from Peter to pay Paul and Mary,
Asking all the others our burdens to carry,
Praying for forgiveness from another mans God,
Never learning karma we perpetrate the fraud.

There will be more soon...


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Should a State, Missouri or any of the other 49, drug test for welfare recipients? NO, and here is why:

Ok, the question has been posed on Facebook by Home Town Rolla, Missouri USA: Should welfare recipients be drug tested?

First and foremost, this is an asinine question. It makes the assumption that all welfare recipients are drug users. We are not. Of course, some are, and some of their monies that they make with or without welfare does indeed go to drugs, it's making the statement that one bad apple spoils the bushel.

Second, and more importantly: The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, as well as provisions in the Missouri State Constitution protects ALL citizens, welfare recipients or not. Drug testing by the state is a search, no ifs ands or buts about it. Drug tests have been used in court to prove possession of drugs, and therefore are in fact a search. To search a welfare recipient, just because they are applying for food stamps, or TANF, or even disability is without warrant, and therefore is against the Fourth Amendment.

State and Federal workers are not drug tested exactly for the above reason.

The argument has been posed that "gee my employer drug tests me, why not welfare recipients who make it their job to get welfare?" To begin with, the statement that we make it our job is stupid. I want to work, I want also to get my meds paid for, just like people who have "good" jobs with benefits. I cannot work to that capacity. It's not my, or most other welfare recipients life goal to make it our job to receive welfare. Secondly: employers are not the state. While the state and federal governments are employers, one will find that they do not drug test their employees.

A recent statement was made that soldiers are drug tested: Soldiers are also considered "property" of the federal government, and thus are exempt from the fourth amendment protection.

To drug test all welfare recipients is like requiring all drivers to blow for alcohol before they drive. The argument is the same because some drivers drive drunk.

Finally, the welfare system already has provisions for those _convicted_ of drug crimes. This is completely reasonable: don't give them foodstamps or TANF for a few years, and or if they are already on welfare and/or disability: Take it away!


Monday, April 18, 2011

come download a tune from bandcamp!

I use BandCamp to sell and allow downloads for my tunes. Many are free, I just ask that you leave your e-mail address so that I can send promotional material to you. I never abuse this privilege that you give me your e-mail address, my record of e-mailing is something like four times a year.

That being said, come get some tunes by The Crucifixion Machine at Bandcamp!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A little vocal work.

One of my chief complaints recently has been my lack of employment. Well, hopefully after today I have a little job. I have an interview with a survey taking company in the next town west of here. The job entails being on the phone a lot. So I am going to get a little vocal exercise.

I know I have been promising to bring vocals into my tunes, maybe, just maybe I will get over my fear of singing based on this job.

Let's hope so. Or maybe, my voice might just sound a bit like a flushing toilet mixed with wild dogs howling too. Hope not tho.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

On "Dear Woman", by Conscious Men...a video published on YouTube

While I don't deny that many things happen in history on both sides of gender, I find that this video is revolting to the general mainstream population of males. 

The video is an apology to womankind for male insensitivity at least, and for a very small segment of the male population that have perpetrated crimes against women.  The revolting aspect of it is that it lumps all men into the category of pornographers and rapists, while not acknowledging that there are only a few bad apples.

Other aspects of the video that I find disgusting are the production itself, the weepy violin that plays during the whole thing, the new-agey atmosphere that it portrays, and the fact that it's mostly beta males doing the apologizing.  These aspects denigrate women by portraying woman kind as a soft, weak, and non-practical force in nature.  Or that women are still not as good as men. 

The women that I have had the most respect for in my life have been strong-willed, practical, and progressive.  This video goes completely against that notion.

One other thing that I would like to point out is that there is never any mention of crimes against men, for example:  false rape accusations, false reporting of domestic violence, genital mutilation in the form of circumcision, and etc. 

These men are speaking, but they do not speak for the majority.  The most intelligent of us all, men and women, should realize that there is a great deal of bullshit on both sides of the gender equation that needs amends made.  And also that there is a great deal to celebrate on both sides as well.

All that said, here is the video: