So old UPS has my works of art in Hodgkins, IL, United States. I've never been there but did stay at a holiday inn express to see Dr. John A. Stoner, MD for red eye syndrome . I cant keep up with all the demands with running another indie records label. I wish I knew somebody who had experience with such things- oh well I'm a Scorpio and I can do anything. It looks like this weekend is going to be a party here at the studio for the new album. This album took way to long to produce. I can produce epic albums all day long on reverbnation. I've made millions on just " NEW JERSEY " and our charities are very happy with me. as promoter of local music I have to look at the big picture. the future of music is really over. this is a kick back to the old school. I really should have recorded the whole album on my old 8 track recorder that we used in the past. I miss those days. had to always hit a record store to buy tape. had to setup the mixers and mic's every single time. the process to record was so long. prepping the tape for recording. setting the ranges on the drums and bass. panning the vocals. double'd up guitar parts. mixing down 8 tracks to only 2 to add more sound effects and back up's. always a 9 volt attery issue would appear to stop us from jamming. mic's would nt be fully plugged in or a crusg cord is making a hissing sound. fuk. that sure asnt th case with the new LUVIS cd. I have to say the entire album was flawless for me. I guess its mainly because I remember what truly works and what needs to be left the fuk alone. The point is to get the story across to the listener. Like with NOSE E NEIGHBOR. U can bet from the song title what this track is all about. " Ur going tru wit it " and " Ur not allowed " tell a story faster than the nsa can hake your parents social seurtity acoount. Soon enough you know that this album will be listed on the FCC most wanted . I have never had a album like this one more feared and hated. Evil Luvis made several attempt but it didn't happen. I receieved more attention from my craigslist postings than from playing at a B Movie Celebration for 4 yrs in a row. I still get a huge hard on knowing that when I contacted the editor of Indianapolis's NUVO and told them " I was the first INDIANAPOLIS artist to upload over 100 videos mostly of original music - I never heard a word, yet I did like the issue that explained who was the most popular band in Indy going to play on David Lettermen that week. It been a wacky time behind the scene watching all this shit.Watching all the posurs and there love kittens walking around like where at CBGB'S On a Rolling Stone cover shoot. It is what it is. U have to laugh at this business. some people who have it and the people who used to have it. the record business only work in certain places. I coulnt sell a damn cd in NJ. It just didn't happen and the cost to make was insulting. Nowadays 7 yr old kids are selling there music over sea's with MTV styled videos in the millions of views. That's exciting. music it still the only business that has the ability to extend international borders without a permit. I often get a chuckle when I see a fan listen to my song in south korea or Pakistan . That's impossible for at least 95% of most business. I worked in construction for years and I was never asked to repair any grass huts in Hawaii, and let me tell I would have cause the hit brown shingle I had to install for the 99.9 percent of home owners was very depressing. Glad to be reCocring music with many colors. mostly I say the colors used on this ablum where RED WHITE AND BLUES with lots OF MEAN GREEN and some Black and Gold Bahahah its the truth. man I cant wait for football season, I heard this year Denver broncos are changen there colors to red green yellow with logos of Bob Marley ! MUSIC MEANS FREEDOM
I got ITunes, I got spotify, I got cd baby I gotto hang out with my friend pete yesterday for a minute in the Armstrong park. had a few beers and talked about old new Orleans. how the road and paths really crossed over. the entire music scene for a little while was right there on rampart and dumaine. I didn't catch the j&m logos in the movie RAY but Hollywood is fake and this town is fukking real. talking to pete was like a funky breath of fresh air. this past week has been a real treat. the whole month of april was just guns and roses. the best jams I've had where right here at the st ann studio courtyard where myself and dave practiced new songs and old jams like Charlie daniels long haired country boy. Ever since I wentto the mountains and had to drive past Nashville I been in a real 3 chord 4/4 beat in the 1/4 pocket player. thank god this week the new LUVIS cd comes out in store nationwide. 12 songs of pure simple powerful melodies. its been a long time a waiting for this stuff. I know the negitives better than the positives so that why i'm gonna only say this album is gonna knock your fucking socks off. I might even go as far as Kerry king and say " that nobody can transcribe or play any of my solos's on this album " ! ya right to that sun ! its Monday and the day is short. the sun is golden . the sky is exotic. my family is amazing and all my friends are magnificent . the only complaint I have is that some of my friends who are dead cant get my e-mails. I found guitar strings yesterday. maybe i'll put them on my guitar, maybe i'll use them like in that scene in the godfather part 2. the weekend party's are over. jazz fest is over. I AM SO EXHAUSTED from playing and performing. BUT I think tonight I will head out to smokey greenwells blues jam and jam on some muddy water or elmore james hell i'd even do lowrider if he wants to. now its time to lay back and watch the sauce simmer. The musical RUE that I use is so good it makes me mouth water as I type this cruddy blog. TODAY WE ARE #6 - tomorrow we will be # 1 . my mind is already aiming for the next gig. I have already starting laying the ground work for the new rap songs that I have been recording since mca was a nehi . born into this whole mess I was, asked to play and perform I was, past over like a pass over dinner I was, stolen guitars and smashed amps with a slice of so long and goodbye along with a large plate of gas booze broads and equipment and what I have is more than I ever dreamt . thanks everybody for making this the best day of my life. I hope I last to be 99 years old except I hope you live to be 99 1/2 yrs old so that you can talk nice about me during my second line ! xoxoxoxox L.U.V.I.S. XOXOXOXOXOX
New Luvis cd " 25 yrs " has been sent to big brown for delivery any minute now to my swamp muck headquarters at st ann studios. its nervous to have this much going on. the family is anious for my first new product. its been a yr since the demo's wer created. life sometimes hands you a double duce, you rock and roll with the punchs or you get knocked the fuk out. I was beat up pretty bad. I lost a little blood but it only made me even madder and now i'm having fun with it. I am laughingeither or. but this cd better be all I expect and better or I might have to drive to new jersey and fix it myself. its jazz fest season and all us musicians are creating records to sell for the rent. I am justa ordinary average guy trying to make a few songs and catch a few dollar bills. tax free dollars cause I didn't make any deals with the Chinese so fuk all that debt . I paid cash for my cd's and in American dollars so hit it. Music means freedom and the cd's will make you feel good about yourself. the power to heal is in the music. the attitude is real no cuts no breaks all fun . i miss the days of Memphis were i learned such art. today i miss the ups guy. damn were is that brother from another mother. i need those cd's homie. jazz festers are gonna buy these disks like crazy. when u see how cool the album looks, and when you hear how laid back old school my guitar playing and vocals sound it is gonna take yer breath away & you'll know u were in da parrish . cd's will be avail everywhere. the tour will be outa this world. the shows will be memorable... so i see that today we are # 6 and i applaud each of my fans for such amazing dedication and with that i see the revivalist are # 10 ! so i feel good about that seeing how i really like this last album they did as does my kid. so very sweet ! thanks kids. I came up a new band name for a metal band when the time is right it will be called " out of order " and will sing songs about the break down of life love and the government ! bahahahahaha I LOVE IT AND I LOVE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY AND A CRAZY NIGHT XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
I came to this town with nothing but a guitar and amp some old tapes and cd's . I knew I was entering a new level in my musical journey. I hoped to get a few moments here and there while in this tiny city. what has happened to me in the course of 2 yrs is amazing. I have been able to record some amazing tracks here at st ann studios. I have be able to film clips of some of the most interesting things on the planet. I have meet people who help push me toward the front stage. I was given a guitar from my buddy B-Rad who than got me another rare guitar all with the purpose of writing an amazing song someday with it. I went on reverbnation from # 268 to now # 6 . But the best news is being able to start another record business that is about to release a new album. If you had told me I was going to grow up in new jersey and spend the rest of my life living in th ebest music rich cities of America learning, teaching and producing music at this level I would have said " ya right " Thanks to everybody who supports me and the millions of other local musicians who play for the love of music. Now there only 1 more day til the big SCARED AND HATED FEST and I have to practice and get ready for the thrashing ! MUSIC MEANS FREEDOM
Scared-n-Hated Fest with 11 bands is still looking for some volunteers/bartenders/roadies/ etc etc so contact me at 504-215-4463 if you can. the new LUVIS cd is being molded as we speak. I have made several changes with artwork as well as 2 new songs " ur going thru wit it " and BLOB SNARLYS " Ghost Jam " it will all be avail on 5/15/2014 direct or at the huge CD RELEASE PARTY - t.b.a. side note - today profile pic is from my life in horn lake Mudsippy back in 1993. this is my dear friends Gus famous Memphis acoustic that he gave me before he split town. the seagull was a my special pet for years and could sing any journey song perfect. MUSIC MEANS FREEDOM - SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC !
ITS FEARED AND HATED FEST april 29 at the end of the world - 11 great bands NIKKI 2 TIMES,ONWARD ETC,GRAVEYARD JAW,DIRTY ROTTEN SNAKE IN THE GRASS,MY NEXT BLACKOUT,BLOB SNARLY,THE LOWBROWS, THE BILLS,BETTY WHITE TIT FUCK, SNOT RAG, THE PALLBEARERS we be thrashing the stage during the jazz fest season. this show is gonna be amazing so come on out and check out the best local bands for free but donations and tips will be accepted. BLOB SNARLY will be passing the bottle around while we drop the reggae jams. check out the site at https://www.facebook.com/events/439287126206039/
Now the other great new is the new and improved LUVIS cd has been sent to the pressing plant. 12 songs of pure magic all recorded here in new Orleans and of corse to be avail may 15 on iTunes, amazon, cd baby, spotify google play and every other major service. the Luvis cd also has a special blob snarly track " the ghost jam ". we recorded on cassette tape and that's how it sounds when you here it on this digital cd. the whole album was recording using the modest of recordings techniques and equipment. that the whole idea of this album. to be in New Orleans and record an album with as little production and effects as possible. 1 mic, I guitar, 1 shaker = music means freedom " it ant my fault " ! that's for making us # 11 today , the top 10 artist are all playing this weekend at either jass fest or thur out the city. every musician in town is playing this week. I love that ! have a good day kids and keep turing up the amps yo :-)
Learning me sme Adirondack hilltop country jams this week before my rockstar birthday on 4-20. its been 6 yrs since I've been home to the mountain we all call Luvis Mt. I was able to write some lyrics this week and a song called " now I knw where jerrys kids have gone " . its an ode to jerry Garcia's patruelli kids who are endlessly spinning to dark star. I miss the grateful dead and I miss those concerts . coming to nyc is always a blast in my past. it was only 10 yrs ago that I left this mountain with barly my life as I fought the ultimate fight for my little life against the beast who I beat but with any war both sides never truly win. I hope today to make some recordings. time seems to stand still at the cabin - but its really moving faster than I can handle. I have had so many jams up here. the " weedeater " song/videos on youtube.com/luvispro is still getting hits and is a top 10 video. I didn't come to the mountain to jam as much as I came here to see my mom and dad while watching my baby girl hang out with her grand parents. it was really nice to see my dad playing keyboard to all those songs - whoa he's getting good at playing those songs. its snowing and cold. we are only here for a few more laughs and jokes. its tough living on the Luvis Mt. but its tough living anywhere. I am grateful today to be # 10 . I also have placed another order for the new LUVIS cd with discmakers . should be available for my birthday party . its all good. i'm just the back up artist. i'm here to enjoy the moment. next week luvis and the blob snarly gang will be playing in new Orleans at the end of the world - music means freedom !
Top 10 listing ? 25 yrs of MYRAGE ! NJ or Bust ... I go bust - I am waking up with my coffee and wwoz on the radio. the lughs today are a plenty. as Swampmuck records is preparing for another release of the LUVIS cd. the 1st cd created in new Orleans . the songs are all recorded with minimal studio effects and over dubed production values. It was recorded just like J&MRecords would have done it. It was recorded like I was 24 yrs old in Memphis. as I look at the Offbeat mag I see every reverbnation artist in the top ten are performing and playing.at the French quarter fest or jazz fest ! I LUV IT !!! The musicians here are amazing and i'm an honhered to be among the lot of them. I have seen and heard every single band here. the work that is performed is powerful and of course important to all of us Rockers here in nola. Nola has everything for the common and uncommon musician. the musical styles that are here are limitless. I have never heard of joan jets version of I love rock and roll performed with a zedico rock band with dat Louisiana French Creole talk. So the point here is that I am THANKFUL to be a part of rock scene- Thank You ! now 25 yrs ago I stated a band with some friends of mine called MIRAGE which turned in MY RAGE ! 25 yrs ago I was hanging out in NJ/NYC playing the open mikes hailing gigs and hauling eqiuptment across the countryside. best times of my life. I miss the Memphis daze. So many smiles and good times. now last night I was at the river. I go there to vent and party. I reliezed that I came to nola with a few bucks no weed no beer and my buddy Gus' acoustic guitar. I carrying it up and down every street and than wrote the song " going to see the man " Thanks Gus, Thanks New Orleans ! NJ or bust is always a bust and that why I wrotethe song " busted for drugs " which is # 19 on coast to coast mixtape vol 493 via DJ Luvispro .... I don't see any tours to jersey yet but I have to get a taylor ham egg and cheese soon. have a great day kids cause MUSIC MEANS FREEDOM :-)
Your going thru with it and u know it. 3 vocals and 3 guitar parts. 1 take each. no lyric sheets, no beats per minute. no tunings, 3 different guitars. 3 different fender amp modes. lots of dirty notes. ton's of miscues. several false starts. bad cross overs. improper use of the microphones. no puff screens. late Saturday nite session in new Orleans using cakewalk 5.0 & xp -flipped using win8 & www.media.io to mp3 no mix downs. 1 vocal track has chorus. the entire guitar parts were played without a pick. the whole track took about 15 minutes. The vocals lack dynamics in the key of B. theres a hiss on track number 7. the film and the song don't go together. the film over dubs into the sound. the song needs lots of work. its a demo. its being released as is because down here in the swamps of luvis we don't care about perfection. we only care about feeling. music has no soul because its so reworked over and over its like a porn star with a limp dick. some song lose all there passion after weeks of being stepped on like afganistan heroin. I have heard song ruined after being fucked with. the best ideas are the one that don't make sense and have fouls. The out takes don't ever get heard for yrs later. out takes and mistakes are the reason most music from days of old from the master are so popular to listen to. have you ever been to a jam room where people are just playing and not trying to sound perfect during the red light. Your going thru with it and i'm gonna bring you down ! - Just wait til the band get a hold of this track ! Happy jamming and remember that " MUSIC MEANS FREEDOM "
I think I might be the next Jerry Garcia ? who say ? well let me tell ya. There ant no rest for the wicked ! so I load up the bike with the old pyle amp and my dads guitar with dean markley pickup. I get to st claude and the carrier isn't able to roll with the weight so the tire is scraping the fender with every push. I peddle to elysian fields and cross thru Washington sg park. I peddle down the wrong way on Frenchmen street to Decatur cross over Esplande and down into the belly of lower Decatur . I check out Tiki's as I pass, I see Wicked, I see the Abbey, I go down to the corner and make a left and cut off hotard bus. onto to the French market sidewalk where I say checkmate to the chess champion. cross the street on fron of wwoz radio station and use the handicap access ramp and into the parking lot I is. over the trolley rails and there she is the river wild. I get setup on my favorite bench and start playing some country jams. the amp doesn't work. great. the tuner works so the guitar is in detune d ! I play for about 45 minutes when I notice a guy walking up wearing a hospital outfit. he sit across from me listening. than he walks up and he says " can I sit here " " you have any smoke " - no " you don't think i'm a doctor do ya I can read minds a little bit " - really " I heard voices telling me to go to the army base Jackson barracks, they arrested me but instead of jail I was placed in a mental facility " - ok ? my name is mark my friends call me luvis " I am Gabriel & I need to go to Austin tx I heard a lot of street people are there " - that's cool I'm gonna play a bit. so I start to play a blue jam I call bill yards blues. when I end it with pick scraps and big rapid fire ending I get up and start to pack it up Gabriel says to me with all seriousness and looking me dead in the eyes " are you Jerry Garcia " - No man i'm not ! " o.k. but are you a god like entity ? " no man i'm not ! " o.k. it was nice to meet you " and off along the path he went ??????? I didn't want to tell him the truth !!!!!!! ???????? xoxoxoxoxox