Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Its been a very long time since I blogged on here. A lot of things have changed. I moved from Oakland to Mount Shasta. I got married and am eagerly awaiting the birth of my baby boy in March. We adopted a dog from the pound when we moved up here and with the four cats the house is near capacity. The house itself is amazing and sits on five acres of land where we are visited by geese, rabbits, deer, frogs, bears, scorpions...you name it. Up here I chop wood, shovel snow and hustle in a way that I never really had to in the city. I am learning a ton about myself and preparing for fatherhood. We are totally thrilled and life is sweet right now.
All of this positivity has really changed the way I write lyrics. My ability to channel the darkness has waned or maybe its just my desire to dwell in those cellars when there are always clouds awaiting. Its funny because with all of my beliefs about creating your own realities I spent an awful lot of time walking around angry, but I was growing. The move to get us up here was literally a giant work of ritual chaos magic over a long period of time and changed me greatly.
Musically, I feel better than ever. Woke With A Plan's live show has evolved to the point of where it is now a "Garage Show Rap Sale" consisting of us auctioning off our random collected trash/treasures, original art pieces and of course--cds. It is bad ass. We are currently finalizing the song listing for our new album and its going to be a full length with anywhere from 13 to 17 full tracks. Recently Topher and Randy made the trip up to Shasta so we could work on the album and I am telling you that this effort is going be something that we can be proud of. In the end that is all we really need.
Also, my collaborations with Twin Lizard from England resulted in an upbeat, catchy conspiracy track called Nemesis that now has a music video to accompany it. I am very appreciative for this. If you know me then you know I love to see myself on video.
Our friends over at Burning Token have helped us out as well with videos and general support and Derailed Freight Train has really evolved as an artist through constant gigging and recording. Its always uplifting to see friends succeed.
Mr. Dark Key aka Topher M. Lewis aka Chris now lives in the city (SF) and was just calling me back a minute ago and I missed his call to write this blog. Randy is up in the suburbs of RP and has been cleared of all charges in the international arms scandal reported by the associated press. It was evidently a case of mistaken identity.
Well, I am getting tired now and I am just going to put this blog up without providing any links or anything. If you want to find some Woke With A Plan shit then look...its out there!
-David Downey, Jr.
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