My other profiles are off. I didn't block you. Stop getting mad at me. This site isn't real. Go read a book or something. Can I recommend "Zucked" by Roger McNamee? Facebook's AI algorithms are designed to keep you in a constant state of stress and agitation. Roger McNamee is a venture capitalist and former friend of Zuckerberg's turned early critic of the ways social media manipulates emotions and attention to keep users addicted and the ad revenue flowing in. Check out this excerpt from the final chapter, titled, "The Future of You:" "Consider your own usage patterns on Facebook and other platforms. What kind of things do you post? How often? Is any of it inflammatory? Do you try to convince people? Have you joined Groups dedicated to political issues? Do you get into fights over ideas on social media? Are there people whose posts consistently provoke you? Have you ever blocked people with whom you disagree? DO not feel bad if the answer to any of these questions is yes. The evidence is that most users of Facebook have done these things at one time or another because the algorithms are designed to promote that kind of activity." The fact is, most people soapbox on here, thinking it matters. I've wasted so much of my time doing just that. But unless you're using tools like Groups and Events to organize and mobilize people, you're just giving Facebook treasure troves of information about yourself that they then sell to advertisers and use to update their platform in ways that further your social media addiction. From the red notification bubble on your smartphone screen, to the relatively new "reaction" feature, these massive Silicon Valley moguls are doing one thing: harvesting everything about you for their bottom line. And considering there are currently 2.7 billion people on Facebook, a private company headed by one person with supreme executive power, that poses serious problems for everything from the collective mental health of society, to Democracies around the world, whether you want to admit that it does or not. Us artists, who largely only use these platforms to promote ourselves, benefited in the early days from organic reach--i.e. when we posted something, it would automatically be spread to a large percentage of our audience's news feeds. Now, we have to run paid advertisements to even reach a small percentage of our fans. The benefits continue to dwindle, while the consequences of letting these digital monopolies have unchecked power continue to grow. But hey, it's not like this rant is going to change anybody's mind. The people who understand these things don't need to be told, and the people who don't refuse to listen. So yeah. Stop getting pissed off at me thinking I blocked you. Read this book. Go outside. Color. Do anything other than literally waste hours upon hours on here every day I like I have for the past 3+ years.
I think every artist has something they've done that they personally loved but that not many other people really seemed to care about. This will always be that thing for me. I wrote this tune, "Axiom," back in 2008, right after seeing Wall-E in theaters, and finished it that same night. I edited the video for it back in 2013, but decided to give it a fresh coat of paint this afternoon. Enjoy.
A couple DJs requested an extended, mix-friendly version of my Monty Python & the Holy Grail remix, "Roger the Shrubber" - which was retweeted by the one and only Eric Idle - Roger the Shrubber himself! So I've included a download link in the video description for just that. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/t9NCRAUgWEE
I’m so tired of eulogizing my idols after they take their own lives. Keith Flint is a legend. “Music for the Jilted Generation” and “the Fat of the Land” are two of the greatest electronic music records ever made. I remember the first time I heard “Minefields” in the Matrix soundtrack... CD barely left my deck after that. And I probably almost gave myself whiplash listening to “Invaders Must Die” on repeat. I’m feeling a lot of things, chief among them anger. How bad does the world suck that this keeps happening? What’s next, BT gonna blow his brains out? Heavy blow, man. Heavy fucking blow.
Thanks for the mention in Denver Westword, Orange peel moses! https://www.westword.com/music/george-peele-a-denver-singing-telegram-is-getting-ready-for-valentines-day-11223087
If you missed my remix of one of the greatest comedies of all time, Monty Python & the Holy Grail - that was retweeted by the one and only Eric Idle - check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9NCRAUgWEE
#TBT #ThrowbackThursday ATB, 2010. The greatest gig I ever played. Not because it was the biggest crowd, or even because it was the best set. But because the vibes were incredible. I played tracks of mine that I'd only heard on a cheap pair of old home theater speakers I took from my dad's house that comprised most of what was my "studio" at the time. And they went off. It was like the audience felt everything I felt when I wrote them. I was adamant on playing King Unique's "Girls Can Be Cruel" but couldn't find a high-quality version, so I reached out to them directly and they obliged. I wish I recorded it. But among the originals I played were "Static," "Simple Memory," "Party Like a Rockstar" and my remix of "Tha Illest" by Oh Shit! and Messinian. https://www.beatport.com/track/static-original-mix/1092656 https://www.beatport.com/track/simple-memory-original-mix/760757 https://www.beatport.com/track/party-like-a-rockstar-original-mix/916875 https://www.beatport.com/track/tha-illest-feat-messinian-joman-remix/974671
Behold, Monty Python fans... I bestow upon you a gift. https://youtu.be/t9NCRAUgWEE
One of the single greatest memories of my entire life occurred at Beta Nightclub. I opened the floor for ATB - back in 2011, if I remember correctly - probably the first set I ever played of mostly my own music. I remember it vividly because not only was hearing my music on the Funktion-1 for the first time a new experience for me, but I'd never felt a vibe like I did that night. The audience was absorbed in the music. I felt a non-verbal connection with them that was unlike anything I'd ever felt before. It was like they were putty at my hands. In that singular moment of euphoria, I knew that the years that had let up to it had been worth it. I knew that all the pain, and all the rejection, and all the toiling away in the studio, had been worth it. I watched audiences chant the lyrics to my track "High Fidelity" with Lea Luna. I drank with Tommy Lee in the green room. I reminisced with my idol, BT. I hung out and performed with friends from afar, like Adam K and Noel Sanger. I opened for The Crystal Method, Mako, Manufactured Superstars and countless others. I earned my chops. All within these walls. And from these experiences, I gained the courage to take my music to new cities, and perform for new audiences. I can't thank you - all of you who have been a part of this club for so many years, be you promoters, booking agents, DJs, security, audience members and the like - enough for everything that you have done for me, not only as an artist, but as a human being. I am, and will forever be, eternally grateful.
Thanks for an amazing year of listening on Spotify. #2018ArtistWrapped https://open.spotify.com/artist/7pnYEFVbxqJ3TsGd3UEggJ?si=MsiexIIvQJSf_4GEvSvcxw