Vlayman album: *NaSoAlMo 2015*

1. 400 Daze_The Hungry Drunx 04:22
2. She Only Wants Me_Vlayman 04:06
3. Las Lagrimas_The Hungry Drunx 03:16
4. Write It Down (for Nicky)_Vlayman 03:40
5. Go Slow_The Hungry Drunx 04:19
6. A Cat That Kills_Vlayman 03:25
7. I’ll Take the Light_The Hungry Drunx 03:56
8. Make ‘Em Stop_Vlayman 03:42
9. Roll On Up_Vlayman 03:36

This is a group of choons all done in November, 2015 and compiled for the National Solo Album Month (inspired by the National Novel Writing Month) per www.nasoalmo.org.
Half the choons is *Vlayman*, what means it’s done with edits of various “found” drums, and the other half is *The Hungry Drunx* (thehungrydrunx.bandcamp.com), what means Portland, WA’s Snarl is the drummer; all else is Chicago, IL’s Vlayman, who also drank some gin and ate all the olives.

released November 29, 2015

The Hungry Drunx: “Las Lagrimas”

Las Lagrimas
c. ’15 The Hungry Drunx

Ah, ya seen it, when I start to begin
Ya pro’ly wonderin’, what kinda sin I been in
I been in trouble and it’s true it’s all about you

Las lagrimas 3x
They’re for you

Ah, ya know me, I can’t let it be
They tried to show me sompin’, I didn’t wanna see
I been in trouble and it’s true it’s all about you

Las lagrimas 3x
They’re for you
Las lagrimas 3x
They’re for you

Drums: Snarl
SlideBass: BadRicky-Brick-1176_VC3Q
Vox: SM27-Eureka-RNLA
gtrs: SG-QSB2-ProJrE609-Eureka
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bandcamp; vlayman;
THD; blog.
I mix with olive juice.

The Hungry Drunx: “Go Slow”

Go Slow
c. ’15 The Hungry Drunx

Yer always movin’ too fast,
burnin’ up yer gasoline
A buck and a half a gallon won’t keep you
on the scene

Go slow, baby, doncha’ know
It’s better when ya go slow
Take it all the way to where ya wanna go

Yer aways sayin’ too ¬†much,
talkin’ more than ya need
repeating yerself until
their ears bleed

Touch it soft, keep it gentle
that’s how ya wanna start
It’s alright to push it harder when yer
comin’ from the heart

Drums: Snarl
Bass: DeanE-Efl-Brick-1176
Vox: AT4040-Eureka-RNLA
AcGtrs: Martin-AT4040-Eureka-
LdGtr: Reso(DODfx90)HRDX-E609-Eureka
_________________
bandcamp; vlayman;
THD; blog.
I mix with olive juice.

The Hungry Drunx: “I’ll Take the Light”

I’ll Take the Light
c. ’15 Vlayman
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I’m tired of the dark, I’m tired of the grey
I thought I’d make my mark, I saw no other way

I’ll take the light, wherever it seems to go
I’ll give it a try, it’s the only way to know
I’ll take the light, I’ll take the light,

I’d always knock it out the park, I’d live only to play today
And then when I fell apart, I saw it wasn’t the only way

I’ll take the light, wherever it sends me
I’ll give it a try, let it break and bend me
I’ll take the light,
I’ll take the light,

I’ll take the light, wherever it seems to go
I’ll give it a try, it’s the only way to know
I’ll take the light, I’ll take the light,

I’ll take the light, wherever it sends me
I’ll give it a try, let it break and bend me
I’ll take the light, I’ll take the light,

_ _
This don’t come easy, This ain’t come naturally
And though it pains you, I still maintain I don’t believe, but

I’ll take the light, wherever it sends me
I’ll give it a try, let it break and bend me
I’ll take the light, I’ll take the light,

I’ll take the light, wherever it seems to go
I’ll give it a try, it’s the only way to know
I’ll take the light, I’ll take the light,

Drums: Snarl
Bass: Alvz-Brick-1176
RthmGts: SG(MeatJr-SoulVibe)HRDX-E609-ISA1
Vox: KSM27-Eureka-RNLA
LdGtr: Wildkat-DODfx90-HRDX-E609-Eureka-RNLA
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bandcamp; vlayman;
THD; blog.

The Hungry Drunx: “400 Daze”

400 Daze
c. ’15 The Hungry Drunx

It ain’t mean nothin’ they don’t tell us sompin’
They ain’ tell us nothin’ cause it just ain’t they way
They gots hold it, massage and control it
But they gonna hafta let us know about it some day

Ain’t it sompin’ they ain’t tell us nuthin’
They always hold back sompin’ cause it gotsa be their way
They gonna gonna spin it and who knows who wins it when they
Ain’t tell us nothin’ for so may days

Gonna hafta let us know (they gonna hafta)
Gonna hafta let it go (gonna hafta)
Can’t hold it no 400 days

Many mens is angry and all the wimmens, too
The kids is mad and they ain’t know what to do
The cities’r crashin’, ever’body’s feelin’ the blues
You know it’s true

Papers is full of it, and the internet’s fulla shit
The priest pontificates
and politicians masturbate
The school’s is teachin’ history
And where we go next’s a mystery

Gonna hafta let us know (they gonna hafta)
Gonna hafta let it go (gonna hafta)
Can’t hold it no 200 days

Ain’t no particular side’s to blame
Ain’t nobody is free of shame that
Somehow it’s come to this
Somehow it’s gone to shit

Drums: Snarl
Bass: HnrFL-(WoolyMammoth-LB2B-HeartAttack)-Brick- 1176
Vox: KSM27-Eureka-RNLA
Gtrs: G&Lf100(Tonebone)-HRDX-E609-ISA1
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bandcamp; vlayman;
THD; blog.
I mix with olive juice.

“Satisfaction”

Answering a question about if the Stone’s “Satisfaction” is actually a “good” song, I wrote:

Some stuff is hard to get distance on.

For example, I was hard to get the fuck away from my ex.

But also, that song is part of my id, ego, trad and history – I got no distance – I love it so.

Do the horn line-like fuzz guitar make it? ¬†Well, yeah, but so does Jagger’s snotty nouveau-rich rockstar bitchin’.

And the drum break …

And it drives, the song does.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/video/2012/nov/05/rolling-stones-perform-satisfaction-video

Check out the equipment in the vid above, note how the cameras are placed and can’t catch the guitarists, larf at the priest and rozzers after 3:00 …

I can’t write a song that good, even as I try, and I try, and I try, and I try, I can’t.

Mud & Pine

I posted a link to some buds of this cool concert:

I mentioned I had met Pinetop and was asked to ‘splain and so I wrote this:

I lived inna apartment about 2 miles north of the Loop in a area the realtors called Lakeview but the residents called Boystown.

It had been the fairly well-off gay ghetto for years; by the time I moved there it was, in the vernacular of the times, gentrifying.

I lived on the fifth floor of what was known as a “4+1”, what was a elevator apartment building built in the mid-50’s when they had height restrictions on the buildings, such that the 1st floor was half sunk in the ground.

There was like 20 bars and/or restaurants with likker within 3 blocks.

One of the bars was right ’round the corner and was a little mebbe 50 capacity joint on the 1st floor of a old brick residential building about a 1/4 block long that had stores in the countersunk 1st floor (altho’ this was not a 4+1, in that there was a little courtyard space in the front of the building about 3/ below sidewalk/street level – this was a much older building).

Nice little bar what sold burgers and frozen pizza, fries, etc.

They hadda good burger so I’d sometimes go there onna weeknight if I had worked late, getta samich and some whiskey.

It also hadda upright pianer and so Pinetop hadda deal with the owner that he’d play when he wanted, eat and drink free beer and get tips on Tuesday nights.

One night he played – no one knew who he was, BTW, and it weren’t announced, he just got up and played when he wanted, didn’t usually sing, did mebbe 15 minutes and went back to sitting at the bar – and I bought him a whiskey and complimented his playing and he told me his name.

Mebbe the third time I saw him it occurred to me to me he might be someone famous (there was no Wiki, this was the summer-winter of ’95) and I asked around and learned who he was.

I got married in the spring and moved away but I do believe he was still around town playing; he died in ’11. (The Wiki says he lived in Austin but … BTW, that pic is exactly how he looked, sans headpiece, when I met him.)