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#home #lowerclass #nashville #cigarette #down Its been a long day 😪

Some lyrics from the New Record

Got a couple of bad wounds, I’m pouring in the salt.
‘Cause no man is worth anything if he can’t withstand pain,
I been through Hell in a hand basket I need a scene change.
This is my destiny,
maybe it’s not the best for me.
Strugglin’ monetarily Momma, I’m trying to ascend the peak.

vartea:

Antony Gormley

I’m actually extremely fascinated with this.  It’s like toying with the idea of bodies as extensions of their universal makeup.   vartea:

Antony Gormley

I’m actually extremely fascinated with this.  It’s like toying with the idea of bodies as extensions of their universal makeup.   vartea:

Antony Gormley

I’m actually extremely fascinated with this.  It’s like toying with the idea of bodies as extensions of their universal makeup.   vartea:

Antony Gormley

I’m actually extremely fascinated with this.  It’s like toying with the idea of bodies as extensions of their universal makeup.  

vartea:

Antony Gormley

I’m actually extremely fascinated with this.  It’s like toying with the idea of bodies as extensions of their universal makeup.  

Brief Thoughts on a Sunday. Also, an Invitation.

I’ve been listening to Jazz more and more frequently of late.  Something about the raw emotion and fluidity of it affects me differently from the rigidity of rock and pop music.  Jazz changes with every performance and every intonation — and I think that that’s really how music should be: constantly changing.  At any given moment you’re a different individual and performance, being a reflection of life, should illustrate that.  

As well, the idea of standards as a whole has always fascinated me to a degree, but now I think I’m beginning to see the real purpose of them: to paint a broader picture of the Human Experience through shared emotional output.  The way Ella sings “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the way Frank sings it are so wildly different from one another that it’s hard to believe they are in fact the same song, simply seen through two varying lenses.  And I love that.  I really do.

The standards and improv I’ve been submersing myself inside are really more so just a way to decompress now that the record is completely done.  I’ll start releasing bits from it soon, but my problem at the moment remains a way to properly market and promote it.  

If you’d like to help in any way with the release/promo for the record, message me directly and we’ll discuss it.  The Dreamsope is always in need of new members.

Sunday Drive.

Last night: best view of the city. #nashville

Acoustic Cypher on the steps of the Parthenon. #music #Nashville #diatribe

An Open Letter Addressing My Absence and Announcing my NEW ALBUM

I put this off for an inordinate amount of time because I’ve been taking a minute to decompress: the last year has been a bit nothing but testing.  The devil’s in the details, of course, but what it boils down to is that I gave up on myself entirely.  I submitted to the rat race of trying to make ends meet, working a minimum wage job that treated me like nothing more than a number and drained every ounce of my energy, so I became creatively dormant.  Life became a regimen to make ends meet.  After hitting a particularly low point during the winter leading to an equally particular spiritual reverie, I admitted to myself that life was too short to be as miserable as I had become.

Life is not a series of shifts to make rent.

It is not a portrait painted by the dollars in your bank account.

And, more importantly, it’s not a calculated interstate circulating vehicles to their final destination; it’s a malleable trail through a wilderness that changes with each passing season.

I got my drive back, quit my job for another with more regard for its workers, began working out again to get myself in shape, and dug into making a new album — a real one this time.  Different from everything I’ve ever done in the past.  How so?  

Each EP/mini-album I’ve released in the past has compromised artistry time and time again because of the team around me at the time and the restraints placed on me by their constant goading that “things were in motion”, that a record deal was just around the corner and to keep myself contained until then.  Each piece of my catalogue has fallen short of showcasing my actual abilities as an artist.  Fuck that.

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I’m using this platform to officially announce my full-length debut album ‘Aquarius’.  The album will feature 16 songs spanning every genre that’s molded me to create a roadmap of the last year and a half of my life.  It’s a product of love and vigor from myself and my closest friends, an art house collective I’d like to introduce as The Dreamscope.  Before the record comes out, I’ll be releasing one music video and playing a series of shows as the release nears.  No release is set in stone yet, so I’m abstaining from putting myself under any constraints to distribute it quicker than I can finance.  I will say that it is completed.  The artwork is finalized.  Once I figure out distribution and marketing for it, I’ll release it.  Simple as that.  

Disregard what currently exists as my output, this is my art.  ‘Aquarius’ is what I’ve needed to say.  Stay tuned.

Studio :)

To clear up the anonymity lately, I’m currently finishing a new record. I won’t let too much out right now, but it’ll be my first full-length album. More info soon!

Free your mind, free your soul.  Let my rhythm infiltrate your bones.  Clear your head.  Let it go.  Let me soothe you and just take control.

Free your mind, free your soul.

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Pay attention, there’s cool shit coming.

Stay tuned. Lots of new stuff coming soon.

jesuisperdu:

max brand
untitled, 2013
[acrylic paint, aerosol lacquer, marker, chalk, fineliner on fabric; 180 x 150 cm [70,86 x 59 inches]

jesuisperdu:

max brand

untitled, 2013

[acrylic paint, aerosol lacquer, marker, chalk, fineliner on fabric; 180 x 150 cm [70,86 x 59 inches]

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