Wednesday, February 20, 2008

yeah i smile sometimes

...go to hell. I like ice cream, alright?

This was the only still i took on this last Madison tour/swing/trip. I did, however, get two hours of video footage that we're going to edit down to a short youtube clip and post later. It's pretty hilarious... partly just because this trip was so much fun.

Had a slam on Saturday night, a performance on Tuesday and two days in between to just run around town posting flyers, guerrilla performing, taking over radio shows and eating ice cream. We also ended up sitting in with the Big Mouth Cooperative at Cafe Montmartre, an absolutely ridiculous jazz group. I actually got my start rapping with them way back in 2001. Other than them, though, didn't get to spend a whole lot of time with close friends, but ended up hanging out with a bunch of new people, which is always a great experience.

See More Perspective came along with me, and we worked a lot on vocal/beatbox collaborations, something that really paid off at the Tuesday show. It was called EXPLORASTORY; every Friday in February the university brings in a different "style" of storyteller. Me, SeeMore and First Wave were there to represent for hip hop and spoken-word. The new album and the new pieces i've been writing are very story-focused, so it was great to be able to show that off and talk about it. And First Wave killed it in the opening slot. They're scary talented.

Madison still feels like home. I'll be going back March 8 for the Madison stop on EL GUANTE'S HAUNTED VAN TOUR. 9pm at the Memorial Union Rathskellar. Free and all ages. It's going to be a wild CD release show.

I'll post that video soon hopefully.

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