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June 18, 2004

Sixoseven In The House

One of my dozen faces is Sixoseven. It happens to be my XBox Live gamertag, as well as a composite of my favorite character from Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'. Probably most importantly it is the name of my 'band'.

Through the magic of RadioBlogs (thank's S-Train), I have finally been able to publish some of the music I have composed over the years. Scroll down the left sidebar to find the player. It's a combination of House and Ambient, some decent Funk and Acid Jazz. I've even got screaming metal. Underneath most of it, of course, is a hiphop rhythm section.

Since I am relatively impervious to embarassment, I present to you without shame, some of my better works. There actually is a cut I did called Green Destiny that truly sucks. I was trying to do with my voice what Bobby McFerrin did. It was a lonely night in Burlingame, CA after too many glasses of merlot.

I've put together about 40 songs, and I'll put more of them here as I convert them to streaming format.All of my music is kid friendly (with the possible exception of The Ashcroft Smack, which includes sampled Congressional Testimony (gasp!) ). And a good majority of it is happy music worthy of dancing to, even if you are of the Barbie variety. So if you like dark snarky grungy stuff, you're going to be disappointed.

Tell me what you think anyway.

Posted by mbowen at June 18, 2004 11:24 AM

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Where do I buy the CD?

Posted by: robert at June 19, 2004 09:59 AM

He likes it! Hey Mikey! I didn't have immediate plans to sell any so I don't have a system. For now, just PayPal me five bucks and I'll burn you a CD and mail it. Put your address in the message.

Posted by: cobb at June 19, 2004 11:48 AM

Done. PayPal should have sent you an e-mail.

"Hard Work" is a drop the top and cruise PCH jam.

Posted by: robert at June 19, 2004 02:39 PM

Freakin' great tunes, good writing, funny comic...

I give up, man. You've got it all covered.

mutter grumble probably makes a great cake, too mumble grumble....

Posted by: chap at June 20, 2004 06:59 AM

I can't bake for caca and I'm 25 pounds overweight.

However, this Sixoseven collection is available at a special introductory price of $5. The CD has all 14 cuts in the radio blog both as CD audio and MP3 on the same disc. Get yours now!

I was listening to them all day yesterday and they stand up remarkably well considering most of them are 3 years old. 'Hard Work' was one of the first compositions and was fairly easy to work out. Ashcroft Smack and JB were technically challenging because I had to work in some oddly timed samples.

I'm putting up a new cut today called 'Hard Blue'.

Posted by: cobb at June 20, 2004 10:01 AM

Are you doing to be on the show for the Apollo's 75th?

Posted by: Bill Benzon at June 20, 2004 02:34 PM

I like the music, thanks for putting it up for us to enjoy.
-- Rakhiir

Posted by: Rakhiir at June 20, 2004 10:14 PM