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"rare: not occurring very often, not found in large numbers, unusually good or remarkable." These words describe every act you will see. $3 suggested donation at the door. Shady Grove Foods will be cooking up good stuff all afternoon.

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modern splendor of rachel ray by electric dee

modern splendor of rachel ray by electric dee

Electric Dee is worried that many consumers are ‘ignorant’ of multinational names behind their favorite brands

Electric Dee is worried that many consumers are ‘ignorant’ of multinational names behind their favorite brands

Here’s a Zack Wick’s Day Miracle: He and I made an album that either no one acknowledges or no one knows about. God bless Zack Wicks.
https://soundcloud.com/electricdee/sets/inthedevilsplayground

ZackWicks - Rapper/Visionary 
Zack Wicks is a Westside Chicago-based Hip-Hop rapper that examines life through the arts. Strongly influenced by Eastern philosophies and classic Jazz, his goal was to encourage the current generation to become independent thinkers through music, fine art and a sense of community.   
Wicks began his reign as Hip-Hop deviant in 2006. Zack Wicks dropped his debut mix-tape, “The Prequel”, in the fall of 2007, and the “We Run Chicago" EP shortly after. Later that year, Iceface joined the “Chief BlackHawk” soon to form WaveCartel. Halfway through 2008, Iceface released his debut mix-tape, “Lead by Example”. In preparation for The “Not Your Average Rapper” Album, Zack Wicks released his RIPJDEPB4CD EP. Zack also appears on Iceface’s recent EP’s “Arctic Wave" & "Wave Resurrection" 

Zack Has Worked With Many Chicago Artist Such As TheOmy’s, Iceface, DallyAuston, Aon Hence, MonsterMike, GetGwop, Carter Gabriel, Tha808KiD, Chris Barnett, HHP & Many More.

Zack Has Been Featured On FakeShoreDrive, ThisIs50, HypeTrak, SBGMovement, RapGenius, HeartOfTheCityTV 
Zack Wicks, simply put, was not your average rapper. He was not about money, cars, clothes, and the whole nine yards. His raps challenged you to think outside of the box. He had an acronym for R.A.P, that being Retrospective Active Poetry. 

Nonetheless, rapping was a way of expressing how he felt. Raised on the West Side of Chicago, there were not many chances for him to express himself. However, his life was always dedicated to music. Early on in life, he was a drummer in Chicago’s Symphony Orchestra. Later on, and until his death, Zack moved to rapping. Although rapping was the outlet he chose, he listened to all sorts of music. From Billie Holiday to Tupac, from Duke Ellington to Pink Floyd, he listened to all types of music. He released four albums, The Prequel, Not Your Average Rapper, Love & Money and Troy McClure. Zack tirelessly tried to master the craft and get put in the map. Sadly, that was not possible. Luckily, we can change that. The cause of the Long Live Zack movement is in the name. To make sure his legacy in Chicago is worth something. We need to come together to make sure Zack’s efforts were not in vain. Thank you all for your support. Gone But Never Forgotten #LongLiveZackWicks 
Checkout Some Of Zack Wicks Recent Music! Click Here "Roll Uppp"


Special Thanks To: Julian Wicks, Marlon, Eli, Gabriella, Darian, Luis, Carter, Lance2Swift, Jay, Blake, Gianni, Maceo & Nick, Sam, Eric, PatTheManager, Vic Mensa, Kembe X & Many More!
 

Here’s a Zack Wick’s Day Miracle: He and I made an album that either no one acknowledges or no one knows about. God bless Zack Wicks.

https://soundcloud.com/electricdee/sets/inthedevilsplayground

ZackWicks - Rapper/Visionary 

Zack Wicks is a Westside Chicago-based Hip-Hop rapper that examines life through the arts. Strongly influenced by Eastern philosophies and classic Jazz, his goal was to encourage the current generation to become independent thinkers through music, fine art and a sense of community.
   

Wicks began his reign as Hip-Hop deviant in 2006. Zack Wicks dropped his debut mix-tape, “The Prequel”, in the fall of 2007, and the “We Run Chicago" EP shortly after. Later that year, Iceface joined the “Chief BlackHawk” soon to form WaveCartel. Halfway through 2008, Iceface released his debut mix-tape, “Lead by Example”. In preparation for The “Not Your Average Rapper” Album, Zack Wicks released his RIPJDEPB4CD EP. Zack also appears on Iceface’s recent EP’s “Arctic Wave" & "Wave Resurrection

Zack Has Worked With Many Chicago Artist Such As TheOmy’sIceface, DallyAuston, Aon Hence, MonsterMike, GetGwopCarter Gabriel, Tha808KiD, Chris Barnett, HHP & Many More.

Zack Has Been Featured On FakeShoreDrive, ThisIs50, HypeTrak, SBGMovement, RapGenius, HeartOfTheCityTV 

Zack Wicks, simply put, was not your average rapper. He was not about money, cars, clothes, and the whole nine yards. His raps challenged you to think outside of the box. He had an acronym for R.A.P, that being Retrospective Active Poetry. 

Nonetheless, rapping was a way of expressing how he felt. Raised on the West Side of Chicago, there were not many chances for him to express himself. However, his life was always dedicated to music. Early on in life, he was a drummer in Chicago’s Symphony Orchestra. Later on, and until his death, Zack moved to rapping. Although rapping was the outlet he chose, he listened to all sorts of music. From Billie Holiday to Tupac, from Duke Ellington to Pink Floyd, he listened to all types of music. He released four albums, The Prequel, Not Your Average Rapper, Love & Money and Troy McClure. Zack tirelessly tried to master the craft and get put in the map. Sadly, that was not possible. Luckily, we can change that. The cause of the Long Live Zack movement is in the name. To make sure his legacy in Chicago is worth something. We need to come together to make sure Zack’s efforts were not in vain. Thank you all for your support. Gone But Never Forgotten #LongLiveZackWicks 

Checkout Some Of Zack Wicks Recent Music! Click Here "Roll Uppp"

Special Thanks To: Julian Wicks, Marlon, Eli, Gabriella, Darian, Luis, Carter, Lance2Swift, Jay, Blake, Gianni, Maceo & Nick, Sam, Eric, PatTheManager, Vic Mensa, Kembe X & Many More!

 

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LISTEN Horns by Dee, Blunders by Bobby

bobbyblunders:

 

the short story of best neighborhood band

(in 10 easy installments)

 

 

Installment VII.

 

wound too tight

 

‘I’m wound too tight’

‘and I’m tired of waiting’

The song began as a very brief vignette consisting of a single groove.  Well, first came the riff, then the groove, and then these enigmatic but direct lyrics. 

The lyrics perfectly capture how I was often feeling during the period I wrote it.  While the longing, frustration, and tension were palpable, their source was veiled.

Longing in its myriad forms seems to be a primary characteristic of young adulthood. There are many things that can be elusive and inspire longing during this period: companionship, validation, comfort, success, stability, etc.  

This feeling of anticipation could also stem from a desire more broad or vague such as wanting Peace; or perhaps it relates to a situation more narrow and particular such as eagerly awaiting an illicit drug provider. Now almost a decade after I wrote those lyrics it occurs to me that many if not most of us are often ‘wound too tight’ and/or ‘tired of waiting’ irrespective of our age, or our personal circumstances in general. 

While wound too tight acknowledges the ubiquitous and thoroughly modern themes of anxiety, dread, neurosis, it also insists on flourishing in spite of them, and for a few fleeting moments even provides the cart.  

This song was originally written for a large improv band that I never really got off the ground called plundered ghost ensemble.  The repertoire of this project consisted mostly of chanted or shouted lyrics, loose and extendable arrangements, and themes very similar to the bobby blunders project.  It in many ways was a precursor. 

The early bobby blunders recordings were all models or microcosms of what the jams were supposed to be.  I found the recruiting and managing of a large ensemble to be difficult.  I think for me personally, I wasn’t ready yet to be at the helm.  I couldn’t gather momentum. 

What I did find momentum with was making these models.  I became enthralled with making demos and playing at arranging.  bobby blunders the nameless, faceless, hapless, and supposedly arbitrary ‘leader’ of plundered ghost ensemble was now his own bizarre little star. 

Since wound too tight came of age during this transition, it bears a greater resemblance to the previous project than any other song on the best neighborhood band record. 

Each section of the arrangement seemed to reveal itself just as it became necessary.  As the parts continued to arrive, wound too tight became the most elaborate demo for a plundered ghost ensemble piece.  Interestingly I maintained the basic chronology of these sections.  This arrangement seemed to have a nice, natural arc for mirroring some sort of collective communion.

Obviously, as the song began to stretch in length it would need more lyrics to carry it.  The lyrics that arose for the second half of the song, despite being presented with fervor and conviction, are not offered as prediction, promise, or prophecy, but instead as meditation.

 

This listing of the personnel below is not merely a formality.  Every last one of these players and vocalists made indispensible contributions to the piece, bringing a long-gestating idea to fruition.  Thank you to them.

And thanks to you for listening.

Jesse Carzello

9/16/2014

 

 

wound too tight

 

i’m wound too tight

and i’m tired of waiting

something had to give

but i’m still standing by

we’re still standing by

it’s gonna happen

it’s gotta happen

justice is coming

splendor is here

don’t ever wonder

whether you deserve

this pleasure

any lover will tell you

we are our own reward

i got this feeling

that justice is coming

i get the feeling

that splendor is here

 

wound too tight 

guitars                                                                        Michael J. Salter

vocals                                                                   Tiffany Davy, Ahmad Butler

drums                                                             Ryan Reiff

percussion                                                     Robert Lopez

horns                                                              Darian Momanaee

bass                                                                Aeron Archambault

organ, bass synth                                         Mark Yamada

manipulation                                                 Mattisse Ibarra

ensemble vocals                                           Rudy de Anda, George Glikman,  Amanaka Yancey, Mattise Ibarra, Jeremy Davy

violin                                                               Laena Myers-Ionita

guitars                                                                         Jesse Carzello

 

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