Label: Columbia - CK 45335 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
This band shows no sign of wear. Poi Dog Pondering keeps thriving because their ethic has always been about following their musical heart. Their steadfast independence has allowed them to perennially bloom. From bohemian street buskers to impossible to market major label sacrificial lambs, Aloha Honolulu - Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering hard won autonomy with their own record label; Poi dog pondering have ripened into staunchly independent musical voyagers.
They have let every sound that excited them flow through their music and flood it with ever changing colors: Orchestral, Acoustic and Electronic textures.
A swagger that comes from having steadfastly carved their own path. It is quite apparent that PDP has always been, and ever will be, in-it-for-the-love-of-it; creating and performing. Line up changes are par for the course.
PDP is an organic entity, it changes like life does. Poi dog pondering formed in Hawaii in The first live performance was at the Honolulu Arts Academy. A Sprawling 27 songs! This expanded version will not be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google or Spotify etc. Due to it's close to 2 hour length, this will most likely remain a Digital download only release. Tour heavily in the States, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Spring : PDP compose and arrange a re-invention of the music and themes from the opera "Carmen" and performed it live with the Chicago Sinfonietta. The result was a sort impressionistic mini opera. Winter : PDP compose and performe an original score for the film "Limite"the preeminent work of the Brazilian silent era, Directed by Mario Peixoto.
The film encapsulates the band's early history as Bohemian Street Musicians all the way to present day Chicago Orchestral Rock and Soul stalwarts.
Raised in the Hawaiian Ocean Founded PDP originally as a Solo effort in ; releasing Cassette Albums recorded out of my bedroom, on consignment in local record shops. Met a lot of truly Marvelous musicians, bandmates and Comrades along the way. I'm a Street Musician. Guitar Player. Writer of Prose. Body Surfer. Collector of instruments, Record albums and Swim Fins. Biggest Dream: To voyage the Pacific on a sailboat. Solo artist: Released two solo records 13 ribs and summer crashing.
I just went through my touring journals and wrote a remedy for the road the best I could. I am super- interesting. By age 12 el john was participating in West African drum and dance ensembles at Babatunde Olatunji's Center for African Culture in Harlem while also being invited to drum in street rhumbas with Cuban and Peurto Rican congueros in the neighborhoods of Harlem.
Eventually developing a natural interest in the trap drum set, el john studied privately with master drummers Alan Nelson, Anthony Williams, and David Girabaldi. Inel john joined the Pagan Babies as their percussionist, an experience that honed practical knowledge and skills of African and Carribean rythyms such as zouk, high-life, reggae, and Nyabinghi.
It is during this period also that el john met Poi Dog Pondering founder, Frank Orrall which developed Aloha Honolulu - Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering lifetime friendship and musical partnership.
Presently, el John resides and works in Austin, TX. Robert is the Arts Education Director for Tony Award recipient Victory Gardens Theater, providing arts programs and tickets to see plays at the theater free of charge to Chicago Public School students.
Band Mate with Poi Dog Pondering since ' Andrew Bird to Morrissey. It was my good fortune to be Cohen's Lighting Director for his entire comeback run from to Strange as it may seem I got my start as a designer for bands as the LD for none other than Poi Dog Pondering! Thus began a long friendship with the family. All whilst lighting the lights I was playing in many different bands, playing on commercial spots and with various Poi members in either their solo or side projects.
I've played for Susan Voelz with her solo work as well as a Glenn Gould - Beethoven Variations side projects. I also play with Robert Cornelius in his band, the RC7. I guess it was inevitable, at some point I'd play Bad Vibes Forever - Teen Suicide - Bad Vibes Forever them all together in Poi.
On 7, looking back and moving forward, the band remains open-hearted and open-minded. The fact that most of them have been doing just that for two decades only increases the power of community they bring to the stage. Poi Dog Pondering rose like an even brighter phoenix from the ashes, spreading it's wings confidently and soaring into realms few stage bands today can reach.
Fall upon me in my quiet pain. Fall upon me, again and again. I'm awake but my head is in the air. Wide awake, take me walking into the cold cold air. Fall upon Aloha Honolulu - Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering like a hundred flowers. Fall upon me like the masseuse of hours.
Fall upon me in the pouring rain. Wet my lips again and again. Give me the grace of your finger tips. Fall upon me. Sing to me lull softly call quiver. Dream to me like a flame flicker. Dreams dreamt and thoughts thunk. Keep on the sunny side. You are a butterfly and my eyes are needles. And nothing can cure me, but your pulling touch. If I could, you know I would. Oh the sound of water, oh the taste of water.
Oh please play for me. Hey Woody Guthrie! Hey Marc Chagall! A friend of mine once said I know you're bitter, but why?
Don't you know that two wrongs don't make a right? There's a bus or a cab over there Why don't we go ahead and get in it? Skipping stones, while skipping home Thanksgiving for every wrong move that made it right. And she can do just Once Upon Your Dead Body - Coheed And Cambria - Good Apollo Im Burning Star IV she wants to me, and I know she does nothing purposely.
I must respect, that goes unsaid, but it's all just a twist of fate. And I know about heaven's gate, because I've seen it but not up close, and I know it ain't no pearly white, and I know that I'll Aloha Honolulu - Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering nothing there, just food for fish and twisting worms, but that's just fine Aloha Honolulu - Poi Dog Pondering - Poi Dog Pondering me, 'cause when I'm being tossed by the sea, I can feel a force greater than misery, greater than my stupid job, greater than our stupid bomb, and a time comes to mind a time without complexity.
So don't tell me about the land of Nod, where we are supposed to sit at the right hand of God, where the lion will lay down with the lamb, because you know damn well he'll eat him if he can. The lion doesn't want to be pacified by promises of an endless life 'cause he La Chanson De Lara - John William - La Chanson De Lara it's not that way -- he's not detached, he sees it everyday: the birth, the death, and the decay.
And he accepts and says it's okay -- he would eat us for our elitist ways. Do you know that you two are so different? But Mamma, one cannot live in the past. And I push, and I push to not give in. This great big world is for everyone. India, Africa, Canada, and Thailand too. Afghanistan, Australia, Tahiti and Russia, too. Slippy side, Side-Side-Side go to go. Ta Bouche Est Tabou english version lyrics by J.
Cut by a blade of grass fell slain by a drop of rain. Like God's ankles, like God's feet. Smooth like God's skin, smooth like God's bones. Fruit so wet, my tongue laid upon. She rises with the night, she sleeps with the dawn. The tooth is a stone, the eye is a pit. Nipples are seeds, and the mind is the culprit.
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