This just in from your new favourite band who have been confirmed to play at J-Day Auckland…
Triptonites confirmed to play at J-Day 2016 Auckland – Saturday 7 May
The band will do a short set around 1pm and then another longer set after 3pm-ish
The last J Day to be held in Albert Park will see local four piece psychedelic funk band The Triptonites nearly burning up on re-entry from sub-orbital warp speed, only to catch fire once more during the madness of this 4:20 sesh-a-thon that is J Day!!
Now you can smoke a giant joint in the park while listening to songs with titles such as: Living life like a trip-tonite, Get ripped tonite with The Triptonites, Tripping out in Mexico, Flying High, Out Of It Guy.
The band will also be playing hits such as Sex With Girls With Tourettes, The Phil Rudd of Funk, Get Inside My Bed, and Get Naked! So get down there on Saturday!
No idea how this email is supposed to get through the various spam filters but I think I am about to find out!
Cultural Psychopath (Smoke Weed Everyday) feat. Fathe Nassir [extended mix]
Amazingly, through the genious of my international aggregator Distrokid, it’s available on the following stores: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, Beats/MediaNet, and Shazam
It is also available outside my Distrokid network at: Bandcamp (Hifi Flac file: 96 Khz 24 bit), SoundCloud (free download)
Lyrics for Cultural Psychopath
That way. It’s a new day. It’s a happy day. Finally in a better place. In a better land.
Smoke weed every day that’s what I do.
It’s my life and my rights and my mind to throwa way into orbit too.
And who are you to say that is so bad and who are you any fucking how?
And how come its taking so long? You’re a cultural psychopath treating people that way, that way, that way.
[verse 1 – fathe]
That way; What I really wanna say… is that one day, we will fly away;
To a better place, to better land, to a better life, where there is no talking about mean or nice.
Just me and you in paradise, shake it shake it like a dice.
Finally in a better place. In a better land, in a better life.
In a better land, in a better life where there is no talking about mean or nice.
Just my journey in your paradise, don’t shake me like a dice. (x 2)
[verse 2 – Sir Funkalot]
Mmmmmm. Who ‘ you to do those things?
Who ‘ you to do the things that you do? Those things?
But give thanks every day that’s what i do.
I’m not contributing less than you.
I’m not a criminal im just like you.
I’m a person with hopes and dreams of freedom one day that are true.
And I won’t stop till I’m through. But I’m through you… and you… because…
You’re a cultural psychopath, treating people that way, that way, that way.
[chorus] x 3
[in a better land] repeats
[mmmm] edit / medley / keyboard solo
[outro – Fathe]
Weed, smoking weed now, I feeling like irie what more can I say?
**This drum track is being edited for my new tune Cultural Psychopath**
This is an A/B audio comparison of an S5mini mobile phone mic and the sound I am getting from my studio setup at Hotel Vermont Studios:
Two factory matched Rode NTK (class A tube mics)
Shure Beta52 on kick
Shure SM57 on snare, this is also running through a ART Tube Channel with opto-compressor enabled for this session
Shure SM81 boundary mic under the snare
AKG C3000 mounted on the floor tom/ride cymbal
All this runs into a MOTU 8pre, with a fibre optic link to a MOTU 2408, so I got 16 channels in and 4 fully discreet stereo head phone outs on a rack.
For mixing I have a pair of passive Tannoy System600 monitors and a TS10 active sub. Works great! My stinking old 6 years old late 2009 27″ iMac somehow copes with all this, likely on account having its RAM put up to 12 GB and an SSD installed. It’s nice old beast with a 3.06 GHZ Core 2 Duo. Logic 9 for the DAW.
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Finally got around to restarting the Auckland Music Update newsletter I used to run a few years back. I haven’t been doing much gigging around this year, but I have been working on some recordings. The first release of the year was The Triptonites EP a 4 tracker done in my basement as usual! Then I got in trouble with the law and wrote a new Tomachi song about it: “I Only Smoked A Few Trees” all shot in the Bay of Islands (Opua/Okiato/Orongo Bay/Kawakawa Railway), and my debut at rapping, shooting the video selfie style, and editing the entire piece.
We got a taste at the start of the year and they’ve been cooking it up in their padded cells ever since – now finally experience the long awaited ‘PsychoDalix‘ sophomore EP ‘No Kids In Africa’ performed in it’s entirety on Friday 27 November at Neck of the Woods