Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wilson Burnell Is What I've Been Up To

What do you do? You spend many years angrily typing on a keyboard, ranting and railing against a failed society, and what does it get you? Nowhere. How many times can you type about how stupid one paryty is before you realize it's not a failing of a single party but a failing of humanity?
Wilson Burnel And The Well-Known Drags (8-4-2011 9-01-21 PM) 01 Driving Across America by WilsonBurnel
I remember 2008. The summer. Gas prices were nearing the $5 a gallon range, people were selling their gas sucking pigs of cars, and everybody was concerned about oil prices....until they fell again, then everybody continued on as if nothing had ever gone wrong. This song is about peak oil, and how silly it is for people to continue on a path of destruction for lifestyle that is doomed. I tried to do a Beach Boys thing here, since they wrote songs about cars and such.
Wilson Burnel Nobody Told Me And I Wouldn't Listen 02 All The Crumbling People by WilsonBurnel
Eventually, we all will end up as dust, that's many of our final contribution to this planet, our rotting and bloated corpses festering in a box somewhere, feeding worms and hopefully contributing somewhat to the lush green grass above our heads. We can't leave the planet a better place after we go, because, there will always be more idiots than not left in our wake.
Wilson Burnel Nobody Told Me And I Wouldn't Listen (8-2-2011 8-53-02 PM) 08 Utility Pole by WilsonBurnel
Nobody Told Me And I Wouldn't Listen (8-8-2011 9-07-36 PM) 03 Mr. Lester by WilsonBurnel
Two songs dealing with substance abuse and my own personal hypocrisy with it. Utility Pole assumes an elitist attitude that there is something wrong with drinking beer and smoking pot, but drinking bourbon is all right. Mr. Lester is about the people you meet while drinking, who become a nuisance, but fun to drink with nonetheless. I really like the guitar solos in these songs, if I do say so myself.

Well, that's it. That's what I've been up to lately. I wonder if there are still some of the old friends around, people that I've known only through this medium for lo, these many years. I'm working on putting together a real release of this stuff (there's more. There is always more)Check them out. Let me know if you like them, hate them, or offer some constructive criticism. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Tom Harper said...

Sounds good. Glad to hear what you've been up to.

I've only played the first two so far; I'll check out the others later. The words are sort of hard to understand (unless I'm just getting hard of hearing in my old age), but I like that garage-band sound.

Lew Scannon said...

Thanks Tom!

Dave Dubya said...

Kick out the jams, Bro!

I had to vent my feelings through some political satire music a few years back. Not great songs, but they said what I wanted to say. Now
I'm just looking for some good musicians to play with.

mp3's at:
http://www.davedubya.com/2008/03/free-speech-and-freedom-music.html

If nothing else it's great music therapy. Keep on playing. They can' take that away from us; until they pry our guitars from our cold dead fingers.

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