Saturday, October 15, 2016

Beach Sloth - It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside it’s what’s on the internet that counts 11.0



                Among the masterpieces of the world Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection is the best. Other forms of art are stupid compared to what Beach Sloth has effortlessly accomplished in his debut poetry publication. Writers yearn to truly navigate the depths of the human soul the way an anonymous dad sloth does with absolute ease. Throughout the collection Beach Sloth goes from hilarious to tragic in mere fractions of an inch. Of course this may be due to the font size but it is a grand testament to Beach Sloth’s powers as a highly blogging entity that his work appears to be perfected within these hallowed pages. 

                Trees give their lives for books but usually those books are not as good as Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection. Few things can be. Beach Sloth has for years, nigh decades, supported people. His credo of “Support Each Other” can be felt throughout the surprising debut poetry collection. At times dark and touching Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection takes a different approach from his actual blogging material. Yes the playfulness is still there. Yet there is specific commentary on some of the people that Beach Sloth truly cares for both people he has encountered and people he grew up with. For limiting the collection to random strangers, while fitting his blog’s aesthetic, is thrown aside for a more personal approach. 

                What is most interesting about Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection is the dearth of sloths. Throughout the collection Beach Sloth fails to mention much in the way of actual sloths. Maybe this is because Beach Sloth feels it is too painful to reflect upon growing up in a human’s world as a mere sloth covered in algae hanging off of trees. Currently few are interested in the secret lives of sloths excluding the valiant efforts of a select few biochemists who realize that sloth algae could provide a plethora of life-extending and life-improving pharmaceuticals. 

                Until such time as scientists are able to cure common ailments using sloth back algae, there is Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection. Sure maybe Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection will be unable to cure the common cold but it can improve the spirit and isn’t that just as good, if not better? There is a lot of harshness in life a lot of people who feel like doing it alone. Life does not need to be that way. People are social creatures and with Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection people will feel closer together. And that is better than any medicine. 


                Go HERE to learn more about the importance of Beach Sloth’s debut poetry collection,how to order, and how to have a fun time in general. 

Note for Book Price: While I have a 'pay what you want' feature I would say that the minimum suggested price for the book is $13 US/Canada, $18 International (I figure I am going to be sending a lot of stuff internationally).

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Beach Sloth is creating Blogs



                Beach Sloth is a project I created officially on July 27th, 2010. I love blogging about people. There is so much culture to explore and support. Ever since I began Beach Sloth I have not needed a TV for anything. My life has been fulfilled seeing what wonderful pieces of work made it online into my browsers, my emails, my PDFs, my videos, and my music. Honestly thanks to Beach Sloth I have been exposed to more culture than I could ever possibly wrap my arms around. 

                That is why I created a Patreon account. I could use a few sponsors to help me meet my monthly expenses which are pretty small. I live frugally. At this point I do not need much to survive since I have cut down what I consider my needs. What I do know that I need, what I am passionate about, is all the wonderful people I have reviewed on this blog. Countless individuals that I have been fortunate enough to meet have become incredibly close friends, the kinds of friends that I can confide in and treat just like those people I have met in person.

                Financial support for Beach Sloth gives me a reason to spend a greater amount of time on auxiliary aspects of the project. Already I have released an e-book through Amazon, a chapbook I printed myself, an album free for download, an e-book released for free through Peanut Gallery Press (which has been favorably mentioned by Dennis Cooper), and a book through Dig That Book Co. So I try to keep Beach Sloth as active as I possibly can. 

                Everything I create for the blog shall continue to be free. I have great plans for Beach Sloth, including an eventual full-length book, another full-length album offered free of charge, and smaller e-books and chapbooks. People who feel like contributing money to me via Patreon can do so right




                I also understand a lot of my readership cannot afford to support me via Patreon. My presence on Patreon will not change anything about what I can for the blog. All it means is if someone wants to support me financially outside of the usual avenues of:



And 

pleasepaybeachsloth@gmail.com – my Paypal account, which has since become an MEME 

             Recently I have also decided to start a Fiverr account which basically expands what I do on a regular basis into new forms. If you are interested in my Fiverr work (want something written, shared, re-tweeted, etc.) you can go:

Here!

They can. It is that simple. Nothing else will change. I shall continue Beach Sloth, this passion project of mine, because I think that what I do is rewarding in ways outside of mere monetary concerns. My ultimate goal for Beach Sloth is to have it financially support me and a small group of writers I particularly like (I have people in mind for this). That is far away but with Patreon that can become considerably easier. Thank you for reading this and thank you for coming to my little corner of the universe. 

                Additionally I would like to thank everyone who has been able to support me on Patreon. It means more to me than I can possibly express.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Erin Taylor - Two Poems

Wanting a dog and having a dog are two different things. The difference is even bigger when it is a person and a dog. Dogs can have other dogs via being actual dogs. Ownership of an animal, that is a little tricky. Pets are just animals who tolerate humans, initially. A friendship can be created between the two creatures. No matter what the animals will always be a bit hesitant of their human. Humans are tricky creatures the trickiest on the entire planet. By working with a pet the human will be able to better show off their ability to care. On a macro level it can be infinitely difficult for an animal to trust humans, considering what humans have done to the planet. 

Looking for another dog while owning a dog is tricky. The dog knows. Dogs blog. ABC has a show about how a dog can blog. If a dog can blog a dog definitely can understand texts, can look through internet browser history. Fooling a dog is a mean feat in that it is mean to fool a dog. Dogs usually like being straightforward with people. Part of a dog’s charm is how they tell no lies, since their language prevents dishonesty. Every dog can look their owner in the face and state, honestly, that they have not contributed to global warming that they do not believe in consumerism. Thus, to look for another dog while owning a dog can mean two totally different things. For one the dog could be getting a dog friend. The worse scenario is when the dog is about to be replaced. 


Water creates wars. Already it has began between various water districts within California. Other parts of the United States have gotten to deal with perpetual drought. Beyond the United States people have started fighting over water. It will get worse. Yet there is no way of fully resolving this, of moving water from the drenched to the parched. Climates are becoming more and more imbalanced. With this imbalance there is a greater propensity for greater conflict. Humanity is a conflict ridden kind of group. Such fighting helps build strong research development agreements. Sadly conflict in the world tends to be the main motivating factor in creating new kinds of technology. A lot of funding goes towards conflict to reduce depression. Most of the world is based around feelings despite the usage of logic to try to govern things. Logic never wins. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Black Six - God Save The Queen

The Black Six’s “God Save The Queen” distills the essence of rock into a perfect whole. With a nice lo-fi sound the piece is full of brilliant color, from the dusty organ to the endless hypnotic rhythm of the guitar riffs. Intended to be played as loud as possible, there is almost a summery quality to the sound. An intense amount of heat is hinted upon as the energetic playful drumming and fuzzed out bass work wonders. Lyrics tie all of these elements together. Vocals are delivered with the right level of dreaminess and desire. Carefully balancing the two together the song feels like it could continue on forever. How the Black Six let the song unfurl ever so slowly and satisfyingly is incredible. The gradual bloom of the sound is completely earned with small elements coming to a cinematic crest for the song’s finale. 

But it does not start that way. Rather the song builds on a fast moving, stripped down sound. Muscular the song veers from being guitar to organ to drum led, with each working to create a kaleidoscopic array of color. The Black Six’s lyrics are the right level of cryptic as they hint at a darkened present while looking for a brighter future. By the finale of the song every layer comes together brilliantly resulting in a full look at all the many shifting parts that drove the song forward. 


With a sound reminiscent of the smokey effortless cool of the Doors, The Black Six’s “God Save The Queen” is an infectious timeless piece of pop. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Jessi Teich - JT

Stylish and sophisticated, Jessi Teich’s “JT” is a bright beautiful collection. Her voice is the heart of the collection. Expressive and crystal clear her lyrics are poetic in nature. Arrangements work just right with her strong vocals. Multiple genres are explored throughout the collection showing off Jessi Teich’s impressive range. Running the gamut from EDM to indie rock to jazz Jessi Teich seemingly does it all and does it well. 

Wasting no time Jessi Teich dives deep into a satisfying succinct sound with the propulsive “Wildfire”. Aptly named the song explores the concept of deep passionate love. Lyrics describe the best kind of relationship one where the attraction is irresistible. Fiery, Jessi Teich’s voice displays the absolute core of pure unbridled desire. Joined with a giddy rhythm the song glides by ever so gracefully. On “The Curtain Call” Jessi Teich lets things slow down a bit, letting the many layers of sound balance ever so gracefully. Introspective in execution the piece is quite elegant letting its slow build work wonders. Nimble in texture “Shade” taps into a late night EDM vibe. Lush sound courtesy of an unstoppable rhythm serves Jessi Teich’s voice well as she looks towards a greater degree of freedom. Ending things on a strong note is the gentle ballad of “We Are One”. Sung with great conviction the song’s cinematic structure is downright majestic. 


Catchy and concise “JT” is a formidable collection, one that displays the undeniable talent of Jessi Teich and her highly articulate lyricism. 

J’Moris - MorIs Better: The Hangover

“MorIs Better: The Hangover” shows off J’Moris’s impressive lyrical flow and strong sense of storytelling. Throughout the collection J’Moris peppers the pieces with lots of pop culture references. Keeping this centered are little snapshots of a life, anxiety of parenthood, loving people, etc. By doing this he is able to go for a playful nimble style. Production is impressive with the deep grooves helping to anchor the grandeur of the sound. These are songs that deserve to be played as loud as possible in order to fully understood. 

“Intro” opens the collection off on a high note with a glistening neon-hued sound, fanfare punctuating the piece. Clever sampling helps to give “Crazy” a fascinating sound one which grows increasingly more intricate as J’Moris lets the layers interact with his impressive lyricism. With a sense of anxiety is the tense work of “Long Night” which sprawls out exploring the power of community and friendship. By far the highlight of the collection is the luxurious sound of “Lesbian”. Gentle and glistening the song is tender in tone. Ending the collection on a sad note is the loss of “Foreva”. As the song progress it reminiscences about how a relationship can come to a terrible, tragic end. Breakups are dramatic, and how it leads up to it is particularly troubling: of how those great moments in life come back to haunt, reminding them of better times. 


Smart, stylish imbued with great meaning, J’Moris creates a compelling collection with “MorIs Better: The Hangover”. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

SakkieFTW - Experimental 1.3.2

SakkieFTW’s “Experimental 1.3.2” takes the best pieces of EDM and dubstep transforming them into an irresistibly catchy whole. Energetic to its very core the songs are pure adrenaline. Moving at incredible speed SakkieFTW shows incredible skill at weaving together layer upon layer of sound. Rhythms are relentless with the melodies bouncing off of them iridescently. By taking an almost geometric approach to song craft SakkieFTW is able to explore a wide variety of textures. Throughout the collection the songs seem to positively teem with life, letting the works shift and veer around almost seemingly at random. Within these pieces though there is a strong structure, one that SakkieFTW plays around. Keeping the songs quite surprising in nature SakkieFTW offers a wide variety of approaches showing off his versatility. 

Easily the highlight of the collection is the bombastic opener “Spiral”. Featuring the fine vocals of Kaeli McArter, SakkieFTW creates an amazing sound that swirls around Kaeli McArter’s surreal lyricism. Rock-edged the title track “Experimental 1.3.2” has a little bit of drum n’bass entering into the mix via the “Amen” break being used quite effectively. Absolutely chaotic in nature is the multi-edged sound of “Frogstep” which at times shows off a hint of reggae’s strong deep bass-led melody. Closing things on a physical note is the gargantuan sound of “In Chains”. Letting the distortion reign supreme SakkieFTW creates an amazing gritty piece of work. 


Tapping into a visceral sound SakkieFTW’s “Experimental 1.3.2” is a pure joy. 

Charles Wright - She Don’t Believe in Love

Charles Wright brings the funk in “She Don’t Believe in Love”. With an absolutely infectious groove the song is so alive. Loose in nature the song keeps everything in check from Charles Wright’s vocal delivery to the song’s many flourishes. Anchoring everything is the nimble guitar work, whose sly approach feels just right. The song’s communal spirit is made complete with the smooth chorus that punctuates the piece at pivotal moments. Lyrics further emphasize this emotional state where a sense of hopelessness tends to pervade the piece. Physical with its sound Charles Wright lets the whole thing sprawl out ever so gracefully. 

Absolutely no time is wasted in getting the sound rightly started. Charles Wright lets the groove fully establish itself before his voice enters into the mix. Layer upon layer of sound swirls about creating a song that positively teems with energy. Small details make the greatest amount of difference from the occasional fanfare to the light sound of the keyboards. Gradually these pieces interact to paint a portrait of sound as the entire thing starts to truly take off. About halfway through the piece the song gets even stronger in terms of total power, as Charles Wright’s voice drops out to allow for a truly funky bridge take over. By the final moments of the track Charles Wright has descended into a bluesy funky vibe. 


With the perfect mix of pop and play, Charles Wright creates a neat infinitely catchy song with “She Don’t Believe in Love”. 

A Beginner’s Guide to Horse Blogging by Steve Roggenbuck

Horse blogging is real. Horses know. Every horse blogs. Without horse blogs what would horses even do? Life as a horse is rough of course of course. By blogging about horses one is taking a risk, a very serious risk to their health. Plenty of people find the mere idea of a horse to be offensive, mostly because they want to be centaurs. Long ago people were centaurs, galloping all fancy free being themselves having various Greek mythology focus on them. Over time they became humans and anything that becomes a human is doomed to be disappointed. The human condition is one of disappointment the tricky part is balancing that disappointment. 

YouTube channels refuse to be disappointing. People live exciting lives doing their online things. While a blog can disappoint a YouTube channel never does. Every day when a person discovers a new YouTube channel another angel gets its wings. This is an absolute must. Such things are might to be ‘dug’ i.e. enjoyed by the general population. If it is online it can be experienced. If it is not online what is it even doing what is it about. Experience needs to be uploaded to the Internet for others to share, re-tweet and re-blog. 

Vin Diesel and Tim Allen love cats. They love cats a lot. Yards deserve the power of Vin Diesel. With Vin Diesel a yard can truly get started. Across the suburbs of the world suburban settlers hope that Vin Diesel will bestow his blessed bounty upon them. Lush green yards that is what life is about. Lots of time, inordinate unreasonable periods of time, that is what lawn care is all about. Nobody said it would be easy. Most said it would be hard. Families come together to rally around themselves with a pocket full of lawn care products. 


Babies fail to understand lawn care. Most of the time babies are unable to control their bladders. Parents try to peer pressure their kids, telling them that big kids are able to use toilets. The babies of the world know way better. Every time a baby is told to be a big kid a baby makes sure to defecate into their baby bag because that is simply the way they roll. Failure to roll well a baby might have 99 problems but a baby bag ain’t one. For life as a baby, that is one of majesty. Babies are afraid of nothing babies are fearless babies are trill. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sasha’s Bloc - Runaway Blues

Silky smooth, Sasha’s Bloc creates a swinging sound on “Runaway Blues”. Weaving together a wide variety of styles from blues to jazz to even a little bit of swing, everything comes together in such vibrant ways. “Runaway Blues” evolves effortlessly, touching upon the absolutely subdued to the celebratory. By letting these elements combine in a myriad amount of ways Sasha’s Bloc is able to explore a great many textures into the overall mix. 

Opening up with a luxurious wordless chorus the song truly gets started once that pristine voice enters into the fray. Sung with great emotional heft the lyrics focus on what it means to leave, to try and reinvent oneself. By escaping one is unable to truly discover themselves, leaving so much else behind in the dust. As the vocals continue the band comes into full swing, with loose drumming and glistening keyboards entering into the mix. The chorus does particularly fine offering the right amount of punctuation throughout the piece. About halfway through the piece things move into more intense territory as the rhythm grows in power. Melodies shine through as the fanfare proceeds to move the song into a completely triumphant sound. Towards the end of the piece Sasha’s Bloc moves once more into the blues as the tempo slows down and the lyrics return towards the introspective. Everything comes together one final time before the song simply fades away into soft tender textures. 


“Runaway Blues” shows off the impeccable chops of Sasha’s Bloc.