Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Who is Deep Cotton?

Who is Deep Cotton?

Punk Prophets
Nate Wonder &
Chuck Lightning
(Click Below) 

Produced By
Janelle Monae & 
Wondaland Studios
(Click Below) 

Download FixTape # 1 (Click Below) 


And Do Your Reading (Click Below) 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Many Moons Playlist


Click Play Below, or View on YouTube
for a Janelle Monae Playlist

Beginning with the First Emotion Picture "Many Moons"

as the Alpha Platinum 9000 are released to the market
and Cindi Mayweather performs for a full house (including Deep Cotton) 


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Runaway Radio

Runaway Radio

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Image via Essence.com - Performing at #EssenceFest 2014 [ARTICLE]

Analysis


Inspired by Outkast’s “B.O.B.” and the Ramone’s “Blitzkrieg Bop”; Greg Tate’s witty observation that “someday the only culture we’ll have left is what we can carry in our pockets”; and by Steve Jobs, who made this notion a reality. Also inspired by Jes Grew in Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo and by the curse of fuk├║ in Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous History of Oscar Wao.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

Verse 1:

I gave the girl a gat
We were down in Calcutta
We were ready to rock
And the bodies to drop
There go the children
Dancing in the streets…
They got the knives of the future
All in their teeth…

Chorus:

All the highs you think you know
Runaway Radio
Mumbo jumbo soul
Runaway Radio
The freedom motherlode
Runaway Radio
Style on a dial then roll
Runaway Radio

Refrain:

It’s so lonely at the top
The sky is all around now…
Am I a freak cuz I get weak
The streets don’t love my beat now…
If I jump, can I go fly
Or will I crash and die now…
Am I free if I can’t speak
And be what I can be now…

Verse 2:

“ooh it’s time,”
The girl said to me
“I’m sick of bread! I want wine—
And techno-luxuries!”
Now another culture’s
Come and gone
They got a McDonald’s
But no native songs…

Chorus:

All the highs you think you know
Runaway Radio
Mumbo jumbo soul
Runaway Radio
The freedom motherlode
Runaway Radio
And all your culture’s portable
On Runaway Radio…

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning

Music
Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). A “Clash Meets Funkadelic” adventure story Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Sony Microjam 2200: Chuck Lightning. Neptune Jungle 5000 Drums and assorted ATLien Drum Programming: Nate Wonder. African riot squad drums: Young Pete Alexander. Rhythm and Lead Guitar Revolution by: Johnathan Merenevitch and Kellindo Parker. “Somebody Betta Jam Up in Here” Synthesizers: Nate Wonder. Bass: Nate Wonder. Head Griot and Manic Hollering: Chuck Lightning. Background Afropunk Choir: Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning.CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Call to Glory

Call to Glory

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Analysis


"Inspired by Apollonia’s Lake Minnetonka purification sequence in Purple Rain and Erich Von Daniken’s magisterial work The Chariots of the Gods." CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

It is now 1954, 7:54 PM on your chronograph pyramid or sundial

Please find your way to the water. The Further, the Nile, the Amazon, the Tigris, the Mississippi, the Atlantic Ocean, a claw foot bathtub, a pool

Take your clothes off. Don't be afraid to be a freak! We are all family and lovers now

This is my voice saying, "Let there be jams!" Dive on in, swim 'til you see the light

We're waiting on y'all

Music
Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP)/Daddy Kellis Publishing (ASCAP). Mad Beach party Produced, Arranged and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Additional Composition by Kellindo Parker, Lord of the Voodoo Children. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Roman GianArthur. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Jam Evangelic Ministry: Chuck Lightning. Guitar Strumming: Kellindo Parker.CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Milk Dies

Milk Dies

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Analysis


Inspired by the torn knees in Kurt Cobain’s jeans; Weezer’s Blue Album; the sunshine in Pavement’s “Summer Babe”; and Brian Wilson eating an ice cream cone, while realizing that the summer is finally coming to an end.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

I’m alone all alone even when I’m
Not alone I like to think that I’m alone
It’s okay your love can’t save me anyway
You’re like a priest teaching the deaf to pray
Crumble down every statue in this town
I feel it now the darkness gathering like the clouds
Deep inside God bless the bullets flying by
I want to ride on the tears in your eyes

Chorus:

I cry at night
I’m laughing at the world too
But it’s alright
I’m dancing in it with you…
I cry at night
I’m laughing at the world too
But it’s alright
All because I want you…

Verse 2

It comes around every time I go downtown
Silent sounds, screeching and screaming round
Maybe you can feel it when I’m kissing you
The way it’s black, the way it winds away to blue
It’s all a bruise- artists call ‘em beauty marks
I see no beauty, just a painting bleeding in the park
So this is life: no heroes live through the night
And it all dies, everything you need in life…

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning
Music


Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP)/Daddy Kellis Publishing (ASCAP). A Sid and Nancy adventure story Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Additional Composition by Kellindo Parker, Lord of the Voodoo Children. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Apple Microjamm 9000: Chuck Lightning. Lost lonely drum fills and chaotic heartbeats: Young Pete Alexander. Electric Buzz Guitars by: Kellindo. Sickening Synthesizers: Nate Wonder. Bass: Nate Wonder. Vocal Harmonic Waterfalls: Nate Wonder. Lead Soulful Soliloquy: Chuck Lightning. Background Bullies: Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning.CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fork n' Knife

Fork n' Knife

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Analysis


Inspired by the Blaxploitation vampire classic Ganja and Hess; Stan Skibby’s bleeding guitar ministry; and all the beautiful monsters in our lives, including but certainly not limited to our own (missing) reflections.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

Verse 1:

I was so good to you, I just loved your ways
You were so good to me, I just felt so free
To show my emotion and just hold your hand
Even though you’s a vampire, I was still your man

Refrain:

But it’s true…the fangs get to you…
And it ain’t right…Love is robbing me blind…
And it ain’t fair…we had a good thang goin’ there…
But it’s cool…but take this thought with you…

Chorus:

Was I ever cruel to you?
Was I ever wrong to feel?
Some say it’s love when it burns down
Your lil’ town, turns it upside down…
You never told me why
You ate my soul and sucked me dry
Le petit mort is the name
To kiss n’ kill and eat the pain…

Verse 2:

The invisibility of my reflection still bothers me
Although the lack of thereof makes me feel mo’ free
Last night I grabbed this red hot mama, sucked her off to dust
(damned her soul), and just funked her up

Refrain

Chorus

Guitar Solo, vamp n’ ad lib out

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning
Music

Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). A Vampire Romance Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Sony Microjam 2200: Chuck Lightning. Rhythm and Lead Guitar Wah Wah Screams and Kisses: Stan Skibby. Orgasmic Organ: Larry Whichamacallit. “Booty Don’t Lie” Bass: Dre Bowman. Satin Sheet Drum Programming: Nate Wonder. Lead Vocal Antics: Chuck Lightning and Nate Wonder. Dirty South Vampire Choir: Nate Wonder and Chuck Lightning."

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Reanimator (Concerning Electric Kool-Aid in Watts, UFOs in Harlem, and What Really Happened in Atlantis)

The Reanimator 
(Concerning Electric Kool-Aid in Watts,
UFOs in Harlem, and What Really Happened in Atlantis) 

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Analysis


“Inspired by the Raymond Pettibon illustration on the cover of Sonic Youth’s Goo; Jimi’s burning guitar at Monterey; and the creaky door on George Clinton’s Mothership.” CLICK FOR SOURCE PAGE

Lyrics

Verse 1:

I’m a dragon in a playpen
That’s why I never fit in
Guess it’s not a problem
At least I fear no one…
I’m thinking of a painter
A famous entertainer
Said he’d paint your savior
He’s off in heavy metal slumber…

Chorus:

Who knew the blues could be dangerous?
Our dreams are naked every night
You got the right to get vandalized
For forty days and forty nights…

Verse:

Grow some wings in the bone machine
Cut yourself, that’s a way to get clean
Take the plunge, only the dumb will stay
It’s all just hell on a holiday…
I’m thinking of a painter
Who said he’d entertain us
He had so much promise
All his mistakes were just so priceless…

Chorus

Lyrics by Chuck Lightning

Music
Credits

"Ink Is An Instrument Publishing (ASCAP)/Tang Nivri Publishing (ASCAP). A Seattle Acid Trip Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Wonder & Lightning. Additional Underwater Poetry written by Carla Chase. Recorded at Wondaland Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Engineered by Control Z. Mixed by Chris Carmouche at Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA. Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC. Grunge Rhythm Guitar Choir: Nate Wonder and Kellindo. Lead Sleaze Guitar: Kellindo. Underwater Synthesizers: Nate Wonder. Spastic Reanimation drums and drum programming: Nate Wonder. Sub Pop Bass: Nate Wonder. Lead and Background Vocal Disturbances: Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Chuck Lightning. Underwater Poetic Disturbances: Nate Wonder. Closing Lullaby: Charlie Darker."