• Etoka records - Various artists 6

    I've been getting into this whole Minecraft thing (late arrival with that very intent) and have been really enjoying myself in that world. The soundtrack is rather nice, but as you all know I run my own radio station and have all kinds of genres playing 24/7... but there's moments where certain songs appear and fit perfectly into my exploring, landscaping and building. It's a vibe that's different for everyone, but there's aspects of these songs in this sampler that seem to fit rather well to my 'crafting' experience as a possible soundtrack as I go about assorted projects or just ride my carts around my domain both above and below ground taking in the whole experience of such a vast space. You will probably get something completely different from these works than myself, or perhaps relate partly in some other way. I just find that certain soundscapes suit a hybrid digital-physical-emotional environment rather well, especially when constructing new objects and buildings, and this is one of those soundtracks for me right now. I would subtitle this release for myself as "Four different soundscapes for four different projects and explorations". Track one: Water world. Track two: Crevasse becomes cavern becomes days of underground mine battles. Track three: A massive build. Track four: Farming... sunrise to sunset.

    Not the description you expected, I'm sure. :> I am chaos... expect me. (I'm 'weird').

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  • How 'rich' is Purple Crow's life on disability?
    November 15 2019 example. See image.

    $71 dollars for food for another 2 weeks is a 'good month'. This means I don't HAVE TO stand in the freezing rain in winter unsheltered for two hours for some food-bank food that's about to expire later the same day.

    $7 in 'Royalties' for my music being played on the radio is 'substantial' and 'ultra rare'.

    $10 in 'sales' for one album is 'awesome'.

    Disability gives me $375 for my 'rent' and the corporation (forced slavery) takes an ADDITIONAL $230 of my FOOD MONEY (from a PWD!) every month (extortion as I have NO CHOICE, other than live on the street, which is 'illegal' (of course) - no one helps and nothing ever changes - crappy old building and I'm told our rent here is 'average' everywhere by the 'bankers' who 'own everything' and run 'everything', of course... the usual suspects).

    Perspective: My rent alone is almost 70 percent of my 'total income' (Disability). I get just over $1000 a month for ALL expenses: Rent, power, food, heating, clothing, phone, internet (last two are mandatory to maintain Government accounts to stay alive on Disability as they went 'paperless' a few years ago and even closed down many of their physical offices), 'Renter's insurance' (Mandatory to the corporation I was forced to rent from), medicine, entertainment or even a few beer (so there's even the SMALLEST reason to wake up another day), everything but transport... we get a bus pass for that separately... and it took YEARS to get one!

    My bank account goes to almost ZERO every single month. Do you see how $7 in 'Royalties' or that one album sale every 2 months makes me smile a little... although darkly? I live in a dark painful reality where a mere $7 for some 'radio play' actually is something to brag about... thus this post.

    Life with PTSD, Social Anxiety, mild OCD and synaesthesia (although the fourth one can be 'fun' sometimes) - All created by my family, society and 'the legal system' over many years of abuse (including court records)! An anti-social hermit's life is not all bad though... but it usually is... mostly due to everyone else bothering me or failing to make life bearable (in other words: NOTHING EVER CHANGES!). Any wonder why I create dark soundscapes? This is not a trend or 'cliche' or 'just for fun because I like it'... it's my life... I can't ever escape it.

    I am "Joker". This "Clown world" created me.

    Please stop asking me to 'love humans' or 'accept them'... that will NEVER happen! What love I have left is ONLY for myself... the one thing I plan to take 'back home' with me one day as time closes in around me, tighter every day. But hey... I made a whole $7 in 'Royalties' today. How nice is that?! ^^ I'm an 'official' musician once again this year!

    By the way... "Entertainment" includes me paying the monthly fee to BROADCAST my radio station into your homes and minds - all 35,000 songs from my years of collecting (and thanks to artists who have DONATED music even more so - seriously, thank-you).
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  • You may listen to these ironically, as musical history or in their truest form as if you were there and loving every minute - either way they're a lot of fun to enjoy and not something you'd ever expect me to share with you..... ironically. :>


    "In the town of Overijse, Belgium, there's a special place called The Boogie House. It's the home of radio personality Walter De Paduwa aka Dr. Boogie. He has turned his home into a private museum, dedicated to the preservation of Boogie music"

    The first half of the '60s was a perfect test ground for whoever wanted to make a record for a fistful of dollars.

    The 45 rpm was the king of the place and among the other genres of the day, instrumentals occupied a sizeable chunk of the production.
    The best-known instrumentals came from California in the late '50s, thanks to the surfers who quickly adopted this new guitar sound from Texas. Another compilation this series will be devoted to some of those artists.

    Simultaneously, all over the United States bands started recording lots of diverse and surprising instrumental tracks. They did so for various reasons: lack of a good singer, filler for a B side, a shot at the charts with a different, jukebox-ready mix of an already released song. This Heavy Jelly collection focuses on tunes mainly dominated by a sax and organ, and always backed by a strong rhythm section.These tracks were shamelessly designed to fill up the dance floor. The mark of a good instrumental was often a gimmick, i.e. that little something - a riff, an intro, a repetitive chord - that would act as the piece's signature item. This compilation has been culled from the original 45s.

    Dr Boogie.

    Ahh, the sound of old vinyl crackle.
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  • Too many artists put in way too much work for their fans.

    I enjoy artists who create art for their own reasons and don't explain why.

    Fans change art.

    Pop culture sucks.

    Individualism is real.

    People will create whatever they 'think' art means anyway.
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    "Twitter is still the "45 RPM single" (stacked musical 'album' box set version) of the rest of the internet which is the "33.3 Long Playing Record" version that classical artists and art rock artists preferred which eventually led to even LONGER higher-quality formats. #Update!"
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  • For all you 'younger than 50' humans out there. (Yes I was around back then so easy does it on the ignorant comments folks) See where 'proprietary' connectors get you in the future? Trouble! (And when you're my age you'll also be bitched at by ignorant youth with stupid annoying questions and ignorant crass statements - we're used to that though... 50 plus years of experience already). I don't miss that era because I still have the best underground music from back then here 'in the future' and some of today's artists are even more deep along assorted new branches of those old unexplored genres. Sure I miss being a 'coder' of 8-bit trash and hack-ware, but signing with 'Macrohard' or 'tha guv' meant a desk job with 'those folks'. No thanks. :> I chose the indy music and freelance investigative journalist paths and never regretted discovering the truth about humanity and their true history and producing some rare unique albums along the way. Good times (forever poor though). Here's something from a nostalgia nut that you might find amusing. Cross-genre mixed-media entertainment can be a lot of fun... although sometimes as annoying as those old 'proprietary' connectors. (Or people under 40 bitching to people over 50 about things they were never even a part of).

    33 Year-Old C64 Game Saved From Vinyl.

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  • Hey furries!... Remember several years ago (1995-2010) when I told you this would happen to you and your entire 'community' the way you were all headed? I was right...and you knew somewhere in the most hidden malfunctioning parts of your minds that I was right all along, and that's why you "HATED" and FEARED me all along and did everything you could to get rid of me while catering to your most SHALLOW and ignorant of 'friends'... you fucking weak cowards. Where are you now, you ignorant shallow fearful sheeple? You're finished! Not even 4Chan tolerated you for long... the most debaucherous, disgusting place on the entire global internet. I warned you... but you never listened to me... to any of us. You had one hand in your pants while you were half-listening to me... until I said something true that 'offended' you, then suddenly I was 'Literally Foxler' (to use a phrase you might understand). Now you're finished... there's nothing left of the "Furry Community" but some artists who do commission art for you who 'don't identify as furry' (why would they?) to keep you feeling like life is almost worth living. Do you honestly beLIEve there's more going on at your events? Do you actually beLIEve your own hype and propaganda? *SMH* And if you had only LISTENED to me and taken my words to heart and acted upon them with seriousness, wisdom, and intelligence, as with most other cultures (non-furry, such as "BDSM" or whatever else I've passed through over the years while exploring your strange world), you could have been so much more. A culture you could have actually been proud of instead of suicidal about. But I feel no pity for you as your own kind tear you apart. You chose this of your own free will. You just wanted "fun", and that's what you got... a quick shallow fling in the world... and now you've got nothing of ANY value to show for it that you couldn't have obtained better or more effectively elsewhere. "Furry" has become a bad word... Pile it in with the N-word now because that's how people react whenever they hear it.

    Just today I was in Milo's little chat room on Telegram and witnessed a staff member of a gay 'occasionally furry' man who likes black cock and is a Jew (Milo himself, the 'snow leopard', haha (Look it up)) THROW A FURRY OUT (Banned for a WEEK!) for talking about your kind on "the wrong day"! (Unless it's Friday, "Furry" is ILLEGAL! Even in Milo's own chat room - it's that hated. Not even the underdogs of the underdogs want you around. How terrible is that?!)

    I warned you......... I warned you........... but you, too, denied me.

    Three brutally honest articles by three different actual "Furries" who were involved (probably longer than you were, if at all) since the beginning.
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  • Another OCD rant brought to you by TOH LPC.

    *Watching/listening to someone's self-promoted 'high quality' content... but it's NOT*

    *Scrolling through comments - everyone's HAPPY about thier 'high quality' material... AND IT'S NOT*

    *No one's helping this person live up to their self-hyped name - shakes head and sighs hard*

    I hate seeing how shitty a certain aspect of something is and knowing what's causing it (glitch and production failure) when no one else is complaining about it because the creator of that content obviously either doesn't care at all (low-grade creator and output) or they assume their audience is too stupid to even notice or care (so why put perfume on a pig?)... and because I'm not an idiot and because I have actual skills in these areas (in such situations - even when producing 'noise art') this pisses me off - but that's just me, and I have to deal with myself, no one else. I'll survive (grumpy as usual).

    *Decides to contact another failing fake over-hyped 'creator' with some simple tech help for FREE*

    *Gets HATE MAIL reply posted in public!*

    Once the creator has been engaged and they give me GRIEF about their chosen methods..... *Growls* Fuck-you. Unless you start a musical project (or whatever) that's an obvious self-parody or parody of other over-hyped garbage or similar, don't promote yourself as 'highly skilled' or even 'amazing' or any other hyped up wordy bullshit when clearly you're anything but average! Stop talking like you're 'awesome' unless you truly are AMAZING or are a clear self-parody of people who talk that nonsense... especially if you HATE hearing that you're flawed or don't really care about your audience.

    What pisses me off the most is having contacted the creator of some messed up glitched out production, they then reply with something like "No one else has said anything (about this technical or production issue) so obviously it's all just you... (nag, bitch, whine, cry and other passive-aggressive trash for no reason other than it is obvious that their over-reaction is caused by them already knowing how crappy their creation actually is on that level)". Look! If you KNOW you're producing SHIT to begin with and one out of 1000 people call you out on it, and those odds really bother you, then DON'T PUT OUT CRAP IN THE FIRST PLACE! Take some serious constructive advice from another professional and ADAPT like a good little evolving monkey or just disable ALL comments and possible contact methods regarding your creations, OK? Don't have "CONTACT me about my amazing art!" blasted all over your pages! Then you won't keep reacting like the jerk that you really are. Accept the facts or close all communications. If you really "didn't care" then that's a whole other problem that could never be fixed through technological or production level advice anyway, and your reaction would be one of casual notice and almost no reaction at all... maybe possible interest in learning something new, but that's not likely at all. (IE: "Oh... I never noticed that before... thanks. I'll look into it, but I'm no professional so... I'll see what I can do.") That I can deal with. But to BARK at me for being as intelligent as you, and for being as SKILLED as you while you intentionally release CRAP to the world and write up self-reviews like you're some kind of "professional hero" and you seriously think you are when you're not and for being called out on that bullshit... without being an actual self-parody....... Man, that's really fucking stupid! Better action: Just don't even reply to me and turn your private contact system right OFF! Moral: Maybe you really do hate all your fans and think of them as pigs after all with all your false self-created hype. Have you ever considered being a punk or noise artist instead? Maybe you just need to end your suffering, seriously, if it's really that bad for you.

    I'm smarter than you in one really important way too... and if you figured that out you'd be happy to have been 'caught' and would want to collaborate immediately. Of course I might refuse you, but that's just my personal choice at the time. Seriously though, open yourself up to greater marketing potential - you might like the extra cash. But first, you have to stop deluding yourself with your own false hype! Cut the crap. Get some FREE technical support from your random fans who have the same skills as you (or maybe better). Did I mention it's FREE?!

    If we went back 300 years you'd be the person who lives in the bush who's still trying to play your banjo with your ass and talking about how good you are at it and how popular you are for doing so while your family considers taking you for a short walk behind the wood-shed. Heck, just go back 70 years and you're the person who's using pen and paper to write sheet music about your art and taking photos of those sheets to 'play them for people' and saying you 'sound the best' while avoiding all early recording studios (some offering FREE TIME with session musicians IN THE STUDIO WITH YOU) to finally get your sounds actually RECORDED the way they were meant to be heard by the masses, some who would actually pay you greatly for the honour (stupid and intelligent alike). What a waste!

    If you have realized what was stated here then the pattern of this message has been received... if not then maybe you're actually angry at yourself for not being able to understand what I already said after all - maybe take up a professional training course in something and grow from this... or hire a writer who'll be more honest about your creations than you are to yourself and your fans. "Average musician, average production quality, occasional glitches and bad frame rates and totally unprofessional production quality in videos, deal with it - buy it or not, the artist just does this for fun and doesn't really care either way."

    #PunkRules apply.

    Important: Just because everyone else is using the same crappy technology and also doesn't know (or care) how to use it PROPERLY doesn't mean us '1 in 1000' won't notice you doing the exact same thing! In fact, even your 'dumb' fans can tell once it's pointed out to them (comparisons), only they are so used to crap from everyone else they think it's 'normal' and 'that's the best current technology can achieve today', thus you've actually helped dumb down society like everyone else. Thanks for that!... asshole. You're NOT doing the inventors of modern technology any favours at all! And thus there's LESS decently created common gear for us to buy either! (We're stuck paying THOUSANDS for anything good anymore because they are no longer mass-produced because everyone's happy sucking on SHIT!)
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  • Purple Crow - I believe in nothing

    I hope you're listening because I'm not making any sense here.

    Source material: My hand held recorder.
    Editing: Lots of it.

    Thanks to Philippe Neau & Dariusz Jackowski for hacking my hacked sounds even more on "What the hell?". (Hybrid Collusion)

    The story exists only in your mind. Do you work in artistic video production? Create something visually surreal from these works if you wish. Give me credit for sound design. Enjoy.

    "More disturbing art made by mentally ill people."
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  • I finished another album today. It's really messed up. :> I like it.
    Working on a ridiculous album cover now.
    I'm open to the designs and art of others as I decide what I want to do here. Contact me directly if you are an artist who finds dark surrealism and ambient collage madness 'fascinating'.
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