Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lance Brown

About: Lance Brown

- Lance Brown is an artist, actor, musician and song writer who has lived by his wits and creativity since 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Denver and studied music composition, theory and performance for 3 semesters at the University of Maine under Roswell Rudd, jazz trombonist of Berkley School of Music fame. His songwriting education came from 4 years in the US Navy, 4 years as a social worker in a state institution for the mentally challenged and the various life experiences he has gleaned from traveling as a working actor and musician for the last 22 years. His mainstay has been a one-person show called "Will Rogers Now" which he has toured nationwide for the last 22 years. During all this time he has been a prolific songwriter penning pieces ranging from the patently absurd to the deeply philosophical. On the absurd end he and collaborator Steve Wellman created the satirical "Somewhat Fractured History of the World Show" which was billed as a history of the world from the Big Bang to the present in silly songs and stupid music. Lance performed that show nationwide for 10 years. Lance's satirical songs have found their way onto the "Dr. Demento Show" out of Los Angeles ("Buzzards in Love" "Soap on a Rope") and many local radio stations WBEZ, WFMT and WNUR ("The Dan Ryan Blues). He also performs around Chicago with his Lance Brown Group playing his own form of bluesy jazz and jazzy blues.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Mark Maysey

About: Mark Maysey

YouTube is a place I've chosen to share my little stories through the songs I write. Many of the songs you'll find here are merely fictional, however most of them have a good message or two that may be useful in daily perceptions of life.

Many of the songs I share though truly do portray a pretty accurate landscape of my life. You'll find songs from my early days growing up in southern, California to the years when we spent summers picking strawberries in northern Michigan - our first year in Michigan was brutal, in the winter of 69 living out of a trailer on the side of streets and alleyways in the heart of Detroit. We were looking for a place to park our 38 foot Kencraft trailer that would be our home for the next 5 years in a little town called Holly, that was about 20 miles south of Flint.

My songs will take you to the days I was serving in the United States Air Force, to my days working at the Edwards AFB Flight Test Center.

My early years spent working as an aircraft mechanic swiftly took me up the ladder in management and provided a pretty decent living for my family.

I met my wife Kanchana "Noy" one sunny afternoon in 1982 while she was working as a cook at the terminal snack bar that was walking distance from the flightline where I was turning wrenches on C-141 Starlifter Aircrafts. Our eyes met, we shared some small talk, went on a few dates after that and now here we are still together after 28 years, and you know what? we're still having a real good time, laughing and sharing our every waking moment with our friends, family and animals...Fluffy the cat, Bowie the big white dog, Spike the little bad ass min-pin and all our wonderful friends outside.

So here we are, fortunate to be living the humble life that we are and now I have a place to share my little stories again. I'm still writing songs and have become even more inspired after meeting some very good people on youtube. If you've come to visit and are seeking a friendly place to visit where good things can be shared, then please subscribe and invite me to your channel, I love sharing good words whenever I can. Thank you for visiting our little place and we look forward to having you come back. Much peace and love,...Mark and Noy

My Five Simple Maxims for Living:

1. Try to free your heart from hatred.
2. Try to free yourself from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

"After all this is done, all that really matters Is how well we've treated each other"

"never laugh at another persons dreams, for it may very well be the only hope they have left"

Wishing everyone much peace and happiness.

Mark and Noy

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Friday, August 27, 2010


About: Epyllion

Epyllion was an alternative rock band heralding from Ottawa, Canada.

Eric St-Cyr, Hitsman and Ryan Cahill first formed the band in early 2008, after their 9 member progressive rock group 'The Conservatory For The Regression of Sound' fell apart. Chris Zimmerman on drums was soon added, and Eric's brother Jay St-Cyr joined in on keyboards, guitars, and whatever else he could muster. "We don't make music with the plans on touring stadiums, we're very realistic" explains front man Eric St-Cyr. "We enjoy our music too much to be able to think even past playing it for the joy of playing it. It is, however, fun to see other people enjoy it as much as we do".

The songs on their first studio album 'Chance Encouters' summarizes the bands influences from over the past 50 years and puts them into context. Eric St-Cyr "Hopefully everybody else gets as much out of the album as we do - it would be an honour for us to be relatable to complete strangers".

The album 'Chance Encounters', while not their first release, was their first proper studio album, and was released in 2012.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fabio Brunelli

About: Fabio Brunelli

Musician and composer Fabio Brunelli started playing drums, bass and keyboards at a very young age and later specializing as a guitarist. In fact he discovered at an early age, the joy of writing music and how it connected him to his surroundings and understanding of life. Music has been a driving force clear back to the early 70’s and continues to play a significant role in his life.

Fabio has also performed as a guitarist in various cover bands while also performing as a solo act, reaching over 2000 live performances throughout Italy. The experience he gained with the live performances enhanced his technical and arrangement abilities and allowed him to visualize the creation of his own albums.

Since 2009 Fabio has devoted himself exclusively to his own compositions, which at the moment are purely instrumental. The material he has created is unique and moves into fabulous directions through a merging of different genres that include Western Pop, Classical, and Middle Eastern music streams.

Fabio is currently working on several projects and preparing his presentation for live performances.

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Coming Soon!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Figgy Duff

About: Figgy Duff

The 1970's heralded an era of newfound discovery and pride in Newfoundland culture and identity. The Folklore department at M.U.N. was thriving, people stopped being ashamed of the way they spoke, and rebelled against the newfie joke. We were in sync with a roots movement all over the world, as people began to look inward to their own people for inspiration.

Noel Dinn, who had defied all odds and led his 60's rock band, Lukey's Boat, from Newfoundland to Montreal, on to London England, now began to assemble a group of musicians to carry on his vision of greatness, a band that would mingle his incredible powerful rock drumming with the music of the people. This group became Figgy Duff.

But our source of uniqueness and strength was also our obstacle. There was no music industry on this windswept island in the North Atlantic in the 60's and 70's. The energy, courage and determination it took to blaze the Celtic trail across Canada and abroad in the 1970's is utterly astonishing.

In the very early years we traveled what seemed like every square inch of Newfoundland, seeking songs and music from people. We played community halls, clubs, festivals, kitchens, full houses, empty houses, to audiences indifferent, hostile, enraptured. In St. John's we were eyed with suspicion by the folklore set who were re-discovering their uncle's oil skins and boots and cape-anns battened down. We favored velvet and lace, and were vegetarians who smelled strongly of garlic and had a taste of poetry and copious amounts of fine wine. I remember a maze of diner parties with songs, music, laughter, and discussions far into the night of Blake & Yeats and Newfoundland nationalism, with Neil, Nelson, Genevieve, John, Patricia, Anita, Mike, Peter & more. Some of the folk purists were downright outraged that their precious folk music was being tampered with by long haired "urban intellectuals" using drums and amps. But in those years we were measured our success by the joy we brought to the people from whom we learned the music - who instinctively understood that you can't cram a delicate and beautiful modal melody into a three-chord country format.

The road became a way of life. We thought nothing then of picking up and hopping aboard the old Chevy van, perched on and between P.A. speakers, and driving to Toronto and beyond, gone for months on end, picking up gigs as we went. We crisscrossed Canada more times than I care to remember, sometimes on organized, well-paid tours, but more often on a wing and a prayer.

In later years we began to turn our attention more to original music. Noel in particular needed more forms of expression - his poetry and original music were crying for a voice. Times got hard - the record industry was unkind to us. The traditional players fell away to pursue their own interests - Dave formed "Rawlin's Cross" and Kelly and Frank "The Plankerdown Band"' and on July 26, 1993, Noel Dinn passed away. But not before he had accomplished more in his 45 years then most do in a lifetime. In the last two years of his life he produced three albums with ex-members and close friends of "The Duff" - the exquisite "Color of Amber", the joyful and spirited "Vive La Rose" and the dark and poignant "Downstream".

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blackberry Wednesday

About: Blackberry Wednesday

Blackberry Wednesday arrived on the music scene in 2007 with a fresh sound that can only be found in Memphis. A blend of pop, rock, and a little Memphis soul that set them apart from other bands.
The Band played many Memphis venues such as Hard Rock Cafe, New Daisy Theater, Newby’s, and Minglewood Hall, and also made several appearances on the “Live @ 9” show on WREG Memphis Channel 3.

In early 2012, Blackberry Wednesday released their debut CD “Start Again” and then went on a short tour. Blackberry Wednesday have since disbanded.

Blackberry Wednesday was:

Rod Henson - Vocals /Piano
Sir Lucien Croy - Guitar
Josh Fisher - Bass 
Dave Wade - Drums

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Peter Case

About: Peter Case

Peter Case was born in Buffalo, New York and lived in nearby Hamburg, New York. A veteran of several rock bands and the local bar scene as a teenager, Case dropped out of high school when he was fifteen (he would later earn a GED), and after several years of traveling arrived in 1973 in San Francisco, where he performed as a street musician. During this period a documentary about the local music scene, Nightshift, directed by Bert Deivert, captured the young Case on film. In 1976, he teamed up with Jack Lee and Paul Collins in to form the early new wave band The Nerves in San Francisco. The group's 1976 single, "Hanging on the Telephone", was later recorded by Blondie.

When the Nerves disbanded, Case moved to Los Angeles and formed the pop-rock band The Plimsouls in 1979. The Plimsouls found a measure of success when their songs "A Million Miles Away," "The Oldest Story in the World," and "Play the Breaks" were featured in the movie Valley Girl, but by that time the group had already broken up. Case briefly toured with Gurf Morlix, Victoria Williams (Case's first wife), and Warren Tornado Klein as the Incredibly Strung Out Band, but their collaboration never resulted in a record.


Case struck out on his own with a self-titled album released in 1986 on Geffen Records. Produced by T-Bone Burnett and Mitchell Froom, the record included three songs co-written by Burnett and one by Victoria Williams, and also featured the talents of Williams, Morlix, Klein, Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), John Hiatt, Jim Keltner, Jerry Marotta, Roger McGuinn (of The Byrds), and Van Dyke Parks, among others. One of the songs on the album, "Old Blue Car," was nominated for a Grammy award. Robert Palmer (writer) chose the album as the No. 1 release for 1986 in his year-in-review wrap-up for the New York Times.

In 1989, Case released a second solo disc, The Man With the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar, this time with the help of artists like David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Ry Cooder, and Benmont Tench. While not a major commercial success, the album was a favorite of critics and other musicians: Bruce Springsteen told Rolling Stone magazine that he was listening to Peter Case more than anyone else that year.

In 1992, Case scored a radio hit with the song "Dream About You", which peaked at #16 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock charts.[3] After a third album for Geffen, Six Pack of Love, and a live album of cover versions, Peter Case Sings Like Hell, which was released on Case's own Travelin' Light label, Case signed a contract with Vanguard Records. His first Vanguard record, Torn Again, was issued in 1995.

In 1996, the Plimsouls reunited for the first of several reunions. Throughout the '90s and early 2000s, Case continued to release discs as a solo performer, moving in an increasingly acoustic-oriented direction, and playing clubs and small venues. Torn Again was followed by Full Service No Waiting (1998), Flying Saucer Blues (2000), and Beeline (2002) all on Vanguard, in addition to Thank You St. Jude (2001), a self-released CD that featured David Perales on fiddle and background vocals. In a review of Flying Saucer Blues, critic Bill Wasserzieher declared, "I am convinced that nobody of Case's generation writes better songs or does better work in the tradition of Woody Guthrie."

In 2004 Vanguard released Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile, a compilation of tracks from his albums for the label, which also included two previously unrecorded songs, "Wake Up Call" and "My Generation's Golden Handcuff Blues". Both tracks gave evidence of Case's strongly held political convictions.

Case is an active musicologist; in the late 1990s, he curated the musical program for the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In 2001, he organized, produced, and performed on Avalon Blues, a tribute album to blues music pioneer Mississippi John Hurt, which was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Case also had the chance to perform Beatles songs at the Hollywood Bowl with Sir George Martin. He frequently conducts songwriting workshops in California, where he now resides, and in other locations. Case's solo performances have featured his own compositions as well as covers of songs by Memphis Minnie, Sleepy John Estes, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and others.

In February 2006, Hungry for Music, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, released a three-disc tribute to Case, entitled A Case for Case; the set featured cover versions of Case's songs performed by various artists, including John Prine, Susan Cowsill, and others.

In 2006 Case began posting on his blog sections of a memoir entitled As Far As You Can Get Without a Passport, which was subsequently issued in book form in January 2007 by everthemore books. The memoir covers Case’s very early days from the time he left his native upstate New York and wound up singing and playing on the streets of San Francisco. This period inspired some of his most memorable songs, including "Entella Hotel "and "Travellin’ Light." John Doe, co-founder of the Los Angeles punk band X, contributed an introduction to the book. Case has continued to write and post autobiographical additional material.

On December 6, 2007, Case's Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Traditional Folk Album category.

In January 2009, Case underwent heart surgery, leading to fund raising efforts by other musicians to help defray his medical costs. Case's latest project, Wig!, is a CD/LP released on June 29, 2010 by Yep Roc Records.

Update: 2014

Peter is recording a new album!

“My 13th solo album, my first in nearly 5 years, Peter Case songs about NOW, in your world, in your country, in your city, in your skin.

I began writing songs in 1965. I began recording and touring in 1976. This will be my thirteenth solo album, called "HWY 62.".

I’m a songwriter. I don’t make records on deadline, I make them when I’ve got the songs. It’s the songs that tell me what to do, and when to do it. The songs seem to come in, from some unconscious place, and whenever they’re ready, wherever that is, I go to work getting them down.

My criteria is they need to be fresh, to be able to wake up people’s attention when they’re being heard. The song needs to be clear enough that I can walk into any bar or club in America and sing it, and the people will get what I’m saying, but it also needs to have the element of depth or mystery that will draw me back to sing it over and over, and the audience to listen again, and again to get more of what’s in it.

Then it’s time to record. This needs to be done with a group of musicians and others, who all want the same thing: to make a great recording. Everything played has to to be right, to contribute to the overall impact of the music. Recording sessions are like a mind-meld, everybody serving the same ideal. It’s all done in a timeless moment that somehow also beats the clock... In a way, it’s a gauntlet each song has to run, to make it onto an album with any magic intact.

The recording itself has to sound right. I realized a while back that analog tape remains the way to go. There’s a warmth to it that’s undeniable.`If it’s recorded on the right format it adds to the life of the music.

Anyhow, I've got the songs. I know the players and studio. I'm ready to do this.”

CONTACT: Peter Case 

Pelican Bay (Live) – (Album: Hwy 62 – 2015)

Waiting on a Plane - (Album: Hwy 62 – 2015)

Peter Case Live on CBC Radio 2013

Underneath the Stars (Live 2013) – Album: (Album: Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John – 2007)

Health Insurance Is Legalized Crime – (2012)

Thirty Days in the Workhouse – (Album: Wig! – 2010)

Dig What Your Puttin Down - (Album: Wig! – 2010)

House Rent Party - (Album: Wig! – 2010)

Peter Case – The Minstral Show – (2010)

Ain’t Going to Worry No More – (Live) – (Album: Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John – 2007)

Lost in the Sky – (Album: Beeline – 2002)

Spell of Wheels – (Album: Full Service No Waiting – 1998)

On My Way Downtown – (Album: Full Service No Waiting – 1998)

Two Angels (live 2009) – Album: Thank You St Jude – 2001)

Dream About You – Album: Six-Pack of Love – 1992)

Walk in the Woods (Live 2010) – (Album: Peter Case 1986)

The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away (Live 2012) – (Album: Everywhere at Once - 1983

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Glamour Puss

About: Glamour Puss

Travis Furlong picked up his first guitar at age 3 and promptly jumped on it. He picked up a new one in his early teens and by the time he quit school he discovered Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King, not even realizing yet he'd discovered the blues. Over the years, Travis put together various bands, including the popular local Moncton group, the Botsford Blues Band.

Drummer Ron Dupuis had been one of the founding members of 1755, a now legendary band remembered fondly by fans as The Beatles of Acadia. Bass player Paul Boudreau had performed in some 3,500 gigs and countless bands including the regionally well known Aguafuge and Boulevard as well as being an accomplished studio musician. Ron brought in high school chum Roger Cormier (B3, piano) who had been touring the country for about 25 years. Ron and Roger had played together in a band in high school, practically their first band.

Within a year or so of experimenting with different grooves and sounds, the original sax player left and was replaced by the high energy Don Rodgers of Molly Oliver fame. Don not only plays keyboards and sax, he also brings a singing style and feel that he says has been influenced by Billy Joel, Elton John, Burton Cummings and a long list of R&B performers. Finally the current lineup fell into place and the sound started to really gel. Together they fused a blend of classic rock and roll, Acadian, Zydeco, Blues and R&B sounds, creating Glamour Puss.

They were originally known as Glamour Puss Blues Band. The name Glamour Puss came out of a comment Travis made when he saw someone who was less than glamorous in one of those glam Forties flicks and said, "He's no Glamour Puss". Ron agreed and thought it would be a great name for a blues band since blues is known to have more substance than glitter.

Bandleader Ron Dupuis says "We started out with the simple goal of playing covers and older songs we all liked and writing new tunes in our own unique style and tempo. It was a twofold kind of thing, work on our live sound and get ready for our first recording." The resulting self-titled album, produced by Hayward Parrott, took one year and was released in April 1997. Glamour Puss had jumped onto the Canadian music scene with its debut album.

The album's sound was pure and simple and the band played with a zest that has counted as major influences rock and blues greats like Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Albert Collins, Chuck Berry, Elmore James, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Keith Richards and, of course, BB King.

Today the Glamour Puss sound features a pulsing rhythm section, driven by Ron (drums) and Paul (bass), solid keyboards by Roger (B3, piano) and Don (organ) additionally belting it out on tenor sax and Travis with single string runs, "bent" chords and left hand vibrato influenced by B.B. King, with a little bit of a Texas rockin' edge and all five members trading off lead vocals. Nothing else sounds like Glamour Puss, always straight-from-the-heart.

Glamour Puss has built a solid fan base in their native Atlantic Canada with their blues-injected, zydeco-tinged rock. Energy, originality and just plain fun best describes the party band Glamour Puss has become.

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2006 Bluesman's Prayer nominated at the 6th Independent Music Awards, U.S.A

2006 ECMA Nomination for Blues Recording of the Year Bluesman's Prayer

10th Annual Real Blues Awards Announced:
2004 Best Blues Release (Canadian Based Artists) Wire & Wood
2004 Best Blues Release (Canadian Artist) Wire & Wood
2004 Best Blues release (Band) Wire & Wood
2004 Top Blues Manager Bruce Morel

2004 2 ECMA Nominations Best Blues Recording, Group of the Year

2003 Maple Blues Nominations for Wire & Wood:
Electric Act of the Year, Bass Player of the Year, Recording of the Year Wire & Wood, Producer of the Year Michael Jerome Browne

2003 Harvest Jazz & Blues Dutch Mason Award recipients

2002 Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Awards nominations for Entertainer of the Year / Electric Act of the Year

2002 ECMA Blues Artist and Group of the Year Winners for 3rd CD Electric & Alive

2000 6th Annual Real Blues Awards:
Best Blues Band, Best Blues Songwriter, Best Blues Song - But they Should, Best Slide Guitarist - Travis Furlong, Blues du Jour #2 on top 10 of the Year

2000 Toronto Blues Society Maple Blues Awards nominations for Recording of the Year and Electric Act of the Year

2000 ECMA Blues Artist / Group of the Year Winners for 2nd CD Blues du Jour

1998 ECMA Blues / Gospel Artist Winners for 1st CD Glamour Puss Blues Band

1997 ECMA Winner Media Award Winners


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Alexa Lusader

About: Alexa Lusader

Alexa Lusader was born October 28th, 1993 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and raised in metro Detroit. Alexa realized her passion for singing at a young age and began performing for her family at the age of two. Growing up listening to country and old time jazzy blues singers such as Patsy Cline and Ella Fitzgerald, it wasn't long before Alexa developed her own unique style of singing termed Bluestree, a sultry mix of country and blues. At the age of 13, Alexa began writing her own music and currently has seven original songs including "Bad Boy", "So Delicious", "Mr. Trouble","I'm Free", "Soldier's Boots", "Best Friend", and "Is This Love".

With the launch of her official website and her continued hard work in writing and performing her music, Alexa's career as an original artist is just beginning. Currently she is working on writing and recording her first CD. As a pioneer in the Bluestree genre, Alexa looks forward to being able to share her music with the world. Visit AlexaLusader.com often to hear Alexa's latest music and news!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010


About: X: THC

The groundbreaking live music multimedia project, X: THC (X: The Human Condition),
combines hypnotic, surreal soundscapes with phantasmagorical, emotionally charged visual storytelling to create a unique and inspiring music and film experience.

If you've ever had the experience of feeling alone, alienated or "different"... Hypnotical Entertainment invites you to discover the unique music and film experience of X: THC.

Contact: info@x-thc.com

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More About - X:THC (X – The Human Condition)

Synthesizing music, film, and an unforgettable live experience, this innovative indie band, X: THC is evolving and redefining how a live show is presented and experienced within the model of the music industry.

X: THC combines chilled, shattered beats, soulful vibe, and edgy indie rock songwriting to create a lush, ambient soundscape. The songs conjure shades of post-punk, new wave, and electronica - yet they weave a seductive, hypnotic sound all their own.

The immersive, live concert performance is accompanied by X: THC's original film, X: The Human Condition, whose wistful and mysterious imagery creates an utterly unique and uplifting experience. Citing Tim Burton, Michel Gondry, Jean Cocteau, and The Brothers Grimm as major influences, X: THC's visual companion to the performance is a surrealistic, psychological trip inside the human subconscious. Post-performance, you will be invited to access hidden pages within the website, to uncover the mysteries and meanings on a deeper level ...

X: THC's music is currently in rotation onboard Continental Airlines, Aircalin Airlines, and on over 100 college radio stations nationwide.

X: THC's Michael Nova is an existential explorer. A powerful performer, composer, filmmaker and producer, Michael has released his multimedia music and film project, X: The Human Condition with a DIY (do it yourself) aesthetic that persevered after over a decade of, at times, seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Michael worked for 12 years, self-funding X: The Human Condition on a shoestring budget, with the help of hundreds of actors, musicians and crew, who volunteered or cut their rates to be a part of the project, because of the message of the music and film. His goal was to do "one good thing"- to create a live music and film project that would inspire people to overcome challenges in life, but he was about to face more challenges than he ever imagined.

With no previous experience in film, Michael directed, and was in the process of co-editing the film, when things took a turn for the worse. Previously in perfect health, he suddenly developed multiple serious ailments.

He lost his vision, and was also diagnosed with kidney disease, and at high risk for heart disease. X: The Human Condition seemed doomed. But though all this, something incredible was happening. The story of X: The Human Condition was now reflecting through to his real life and his real life experience entered into the story. They were coming together in a twisted, and artfully unexpected way.

Through the stress and challenges of producing X: The Human Condition, Michael didn't take the time to notice little things like the gift of sight and normal functioning of the body. Things that he was now forced to see, through severely impaired vision.

His experience became part of X: The Human Condition. It was with this realization that he underwent months of intense rehabilitation, strengthening his resolve to complete this "one good thing". A full recovery was not expected, but it is amazing what you can do when you are passionate about something.

With the goal of inspiring people through the music and film, the behind the scenes story of X: The Human Condition now became an inspiration in itself. The project is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit.

In order to affect concrete change in others' lives, X: THC is donating a portion of proceeds from ticket and album sales of X: The Human Condition to

http://www.halfofus.com/ and http://www.afsp.org/

X: THC's musicians are diverse artists who have produced sound design for HBO, Showtime, ABC, SciFi, USA, and Oxygen networks, performed with, or played on albums by Public Enemy, Popa Chubby, DJ Red Alert, The NY Chamber Opera, and shared stages with Costanza, Mudville, Natalie Walker, BM Linx, J.Viewz, and many more.

X: The Human Condition's production team has produced projects for Shaggy, Todd Terry, India, Louie Vega, The National Football League, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and Latin America Superstar Ednita Nazario.

X: The Human Condition 's actors have appeared in productions such as Saturday Night Live, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Morgan Spurlock's Phoenix, Guiding Light, Gossip Girl, Moon Over Miami, and the feature films The Good Shepherd, Forgiven and Final Analysis.


“An amazing album… may build on many of the stepping stones of the past, but is definitely an album and concept that treads towards the future, and new possibilities in ways that many artists have not even started to consider" - SlowdiveMusic Blog

“This is a magical album…Seductive chill-out goodness that easily rivals the like work of Bjork and Massive Attack in terms of impact and diversity...X: THC are probably the kind of band that you’d enjoy so much you would want to keep them to yourself, only you won’t be able to, because you’re so damned excited about the music."- SphereMag, UK

”This is electronica at its best and this is the type of laid back, emotional music that draws you in and keeps you listening...Beautifully executed " –BlogCritics

"The DVD is awesome and fills one with a sense of yearning...wonderful exploration into relationships and searching for a change...I was captivated." -Pop Syndicate

"It is more than just an album it is an audio-visual assault on your senses....a brilliant work of art." -TheScene, AU

" X: THC is simply brilliant when it attempts synthesis of the good vibes of eighties pop with the bleak downtempo moodiness of trip-hop...the ambience that the music creates is as vital as the music itself... " - Daily Vault

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Salvatore Manalo

About: Salvatore Manalo

All I want to do is create music so that's what I'm going to do.

When i first played guitar at around 14, I wanted to be Eddie Van Halen. Then I heard Neil Young and wanted to be a folk singer. A couple of years later, I discovered that I loved writing songs.

Songs that are about the people and places that I've encountered throughout my life. Experiences and wishful dreams alike. I'm attending Berklee College of Music right now to see what I've missed out...formally. But what I really want to do is share my music with all of you. ~
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