Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Live Suicide/Fly Kingdom Update

I have a bit Live Suicide and and The Fly Kingdom news to report...

On the Live Suicide side of things; although we have no gigs or drummer as of yet to speak of, but we do have a manager. A friend and fan of the band volunteered to take on the task of looking for gigs. And I started posting "Want Ads" for a drummer. The rest is up to my dear friend; decide.

On the Fly Kingdom side of the news, I have updated the site (after something had messed up with the fonts). But that's not the news...the news is that soon you, the interested fan, will be able to support local music (although the Fly Kingdom will probably never perform live unless a miracle happens---but then again if Jesus can walk on water, fuck! Then maybe so can I!). Through MySpace and future links on the main website you'll be able to purchase tracks so you won't have to depend on the Internet to hear your favorite The Fly Kingdom's tracks. More on that later...

Sunday, November 5, 2006

The Karma of Suicide

There's a lot that has happened so here it goes... We have finished the Live Suicide demo and the songs can be heard at the bands' official MySpace profile. The full demo with 8 songs will be available at shows all over town.

Now for some news on The Fly Kingdom... I am still working on the demo entitled "A Small Lesson in Karma" and the first two songs, "Phase I" is finished while "The Little Girl's Song" is almost complete...

There were a few setbacks along the way, such as landing in the hospital due to seizures, which kept me away from both bands for some weeks... And then there was a "small" complication with Yahoo! and the inability to post anything on the site, which also kept me away from the "master plan." But as they say; "he who laughs last laughs best!" We'll soon see if that becomes a reality...

Friday, August 25, 2006

Latest Developments

There's not much to report per se, except that all that is stopping us from gigging right now are simply a few "legal matters," just some copyrights to take care worries, no one is getting sued as of yet or anything! It's quite the contrary, really. We're all just making sure that the right people get recognized when the time comes and all.

'Til then we will not release any material on the net (just as I have done with The Fly Kingdom songs). But once that's done our material will be made available on this website as well as many others. More on that later...

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Suicide n' Torniquets

A lot has happened since the last news update... Since that time we (that is, the collective Live Suicide) have worked and have almost completed a demo with the tentative title of America's Disclaimer"

This demo features the very talented and classically inspired Angie Wong singing her first song to be recorded and released on the net. Also featured are the talents of Andy Arrazola (not only playing bass but also writing some very controversial and inspiring lyrics), and yours truly, of course...playing guitar, singing, and writing about the twisted thoughts that lie buried deep within my mind. Aside from the original numbers, we have also worked on some covers; done in our style of course...and those covers are Metallica’s “Fade to Black” and soon to be released Marilyn Manson’s “Tourniquet" More on that later...

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Torn Between Two Bands (AKA: The Fly Kingdom Lives!)

I had some debate as to whether or not The Fly Kingdom would continue to come up with new material since now I would now have to balance my time between two bands (The Fly Kingdom and Live Suicide), but as I examined the issue further I realized that only through The Fly Kingdom would I be able to fulfill the purpose that I had in mind when I started the group in the first place; which was to speak out against all the bullshit that the church says and does to steal the money as well as the lives from the people that go to their respective establishments...

And Live Suicide has more than one mind working on not only the music but also the lyrics; which makes The Fly Kingdom a vehicle for my own individual ideas and thoughts. The next Fly Kingdom demo which is already in the works will be out some time next year, with the tentative title being "A Small Lesson in Karma" for now, at least. More on that later...

Current mood: Determined

Friday, May 26, 2006

Minor Setbacks on the Road to Recovery... (AKA: The Blues Demo is Finished!!!)

Despite some financial and physical drawbacks (i.e. being in the hospital) I have finally released the first version of my blues demo entitled: "How to Write a Satanic Song"

I will later release a second version on "I Was Only Kidding" with a cleaner rhythm guitar part as well as a re-mix of "The Minister's Blues"

Also, be sure to stay tuned for the up and coming release of some Live Suicide tracks that have been in the works for the past couple of weeks. More on that later...

Current mood: accomplished

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Name's Suicide...Live Suicide

An update on the band... We now have a total of 11 songs written by the band as well as 3 songs written by me. The line up has also changed. Robert Willems will not be playing guitar since he will be playing for another band, more on that later...

Also, thanks to Andy we will have a pianist/keyboardist! Her name is Angie Wong, and she's been playing piano for 20 years (and counting). Her keyboarding skills and haunting vocals will add some of the elements that were missing in the band. And as far as the name is concerned, we finally agreed on it--- Live Suicide. Stay tuned for further developments...

Friday, March 3, 2006

New Recruits (AKA: The Mind Control is Working!)

When I first started this one man group I just said whatever the fuck I wanted, I wrote what I wanted and could have cared less what the hell people thought. Then when I realized that people were actually into what I was doing, I decided to form a group... and that's pretty much where the fucking shit hit the fan! I realized that the THC lovers could not keep up with my demands cuz apparently I can write and perform more styles than the normal THC so-called "musician" listens too.

Anyways, after talking to several of my students (yeah I teach, so beware!) I realized that I could recruit the students that could play what I could write. And after talking to a couple of my students, I recruited (don't worry you don't have to know any of these names...not yet at least!) Robert Willems (Guitar), and Andy Arrazola (Bass).

So far, we have done some its and bits here and there... new songs will eventually be coming soon. As for the official name of the band itself, I don't know if it will be the Fly Kingdom or something else. I still haven't decided yet...I don't really give a shit, to be honest. I just wanna write music and play places. The rest of the other bullshit people think about is really none of my concern right now. More on that later...

Current Mood: Amused

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

My Music Update

Well, it's now been a while since my last blog... I still haven't been able to get a full band as of yet, just pieces really. So I am officially a one man band now. It's not all bad, you know... for being a solo artist does have it's rewards, like for instance; I haven't gotten into a creative argument with myself yet, at least!

But with The Mechanical Khrist's and all, which has been a real success for me as well as for all the individuals that have heard it, I am now working on a new demo of blues songs. Of course it won't sound like your mother's blues! So, when I am done I will post it up on my website. For the moment you'll just have to settle for the name of the demo, which is: How to Write a Satanic Song.

Catchy title, don't you think...?

Current mood: Accomplished