“Charcoal hands. Purple ties and purple tapes. ZR and Has going crayola, a fresh coat for a tired blend. Indirect homage to Ice-T and straightforward pounds to Edan and Elzhi. Kids raised on Wu-Tang slang slashing in opal and in the color of money. Biggie referenced in mustard spread. Egg shell tiles. Nostalgia stashed in the jackets of uncles and ghostly wives. Noir rap animated and switched back to black. You see colors. If you don’t, look harder.”—Passion of the Weiss on “Full Spectrum”
The lead single off “Nights & Weekends EP” features fellow Wrecking Crew member Has-Lo (Mello Music Group) and produced by Dr. Quandary (World Around Records). Colorful dressings, vivid shades of cinema, solids for the winter, brightness in the summer. Y’all fade to black — this is full spectrum.
If you enjoy this song, please visit Zilla Rocca’s Kickstarter page before July 31st — amongst pressing up CDs and t-shirts for “Nights & Weekends EP”, purchasing Super 8 film to shoot the official video for “Full Spectrum” is one of the items on the checklist. Get involved here
The grasping man is an enemy because he is grasping, because he is expecting a lot in return whenever he gets a little, because he performs duty only out of fear and because he only serves his own interest.
The smooth-spoken man is an enemy because he says only soothing things to you about the past and about the future, because he tries to win you over with empty promises, and because he shows his shortcomings whenever there’s anything to be done.
The man who says only what you like to hear is an enemy because he consents to an evil deed and doesn’t consent to a good one, because he praises you to your face, but runs you down behind your back
The wastrel is an enemy because he is your companion when you drink, when you roam the streets at improper times, when you go to amusements, and when you gamble.
Yet there are four types who should be looked upon as true friends: a man who wants to help you; a man who is a friend in good and bad weather; a man who gives good advice; and a man who is sympathetic.
“The beauty of Zilla Rocca’s “Nights and Weekends Mix” is that you can blast it until we have to stop wearing white (does not apply to Cam’ron, whose ability to breach the furthest parameters of the color spectrum remains on Technicolor Dreamcoat level ). Reggie Noble, De La Soul, Starks, and exclusive ZR cuts all run through the mix that bangs like the hangover coursing through our collective heads.”—Passion of the Weiss
“I mean, here I’m 55 years old, and I’m just… when I turned 40, everything turned for me. There was a term that a friend used regarding a daughter. When she was having difficulty in middle school, he said, “You know, I just realized that it’s not her time.” And by saying that, it takes the huge pressure or onus off. “No, every year’s got to be exciting and happy!” No. We go through all these periods of ebbs and flows of emotional and physical highs and lows, so it’s okay to say, “This was a tough period in my life, it wasn’t a good time, but this is a great time.” Just accept it. Some periods are your time and some aren’t. But my goodness, this must be my time! [Laughs.] And I fully embrace it. It’s like, “Let’s go and grab on to it,” because I know for a fact it won’t continue. It’s just the nature, the way things are. And that’s okay. It’s really all right. I’m fine. I just try to be easy and loose with it and let it guide me.”—Bryan Cranston
“Bliss is physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. It’s thick. With the technique, you transcend during every meditation, and it’s the experience of this deepest level, what modern science calls the unified field, what Vedic science calls Atma, meaning “the self.” When you experience this deepest level, you enliven it and it starts to grow. So you grow in consciousness, in awareness, in understanding, in intelligence, in creativity, in bliss, in universal love, in energy, in power. Modern science says now that they’ve discovered this unified field—the unity of all the particles and forces of creation that have always been there and always will be there—one unified field from which everything that is a thing emerges. It’s there, and you can experience it. The reason you want to experience it is that things get better and better. Then you just go about your business. The side effect of this is that negative things start to recede, like anger, tension, fear, depression. More and more, through regular practice, things just get real good.”—David Lynch
I was up till 1:30am last night working on a slick little promo clip for the EP. Trying to make it like the trailer for Buffallo ‘66 if that’s even possible. Finished a couple of mixes for Small Professor’s contribution “Devil’s Pie” aka The D’Angelo Cover as well as the…
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I was up till 1:30am last night working on a slick little promo clip for the EP. Trying to make it like the trailer for Buffallo ‘66 if that’s even possible. Finished a couple of mixes for Small Professor’s contribution “Devil’s Pie” aka The D’Angelo Cover as well as the track “Black Cherry” which will be getting the movie mash-up treatment from the homies at 5846 Films.
“Learning to do really great work is one thing, that’s just fun, that’s just drinking cream. But learning to get in a train wreck and then walk away from it, that’s way more valuable, that will get you further. So I’m grateful for every time I’ve been knocked out, because I stood up afterward and realized, “Hey, I can get hit that hard and I don’t die.” And that’s a very valuable skill.”—Louis C.K.
“There was a thought for a long time that you had to suffer in order to create. This is the opposite of the truth. If you’re suffering, even a little bit of suffering cuts into your creativity. In fact, the happier you are and more wide awake and rested you are, the better it goes. And it should be fun. So you’re having fun, you’re wide awake, you got a happiness bug going, then the ideas can flow way better, way smoother, and faster, and more of them.”—David Lynch
“I really think [meditation] for everybody, it would be really good. But for artists, it’s a chance to dive into pure creativity. That’s where pure creativity lives in the unified field, the absolute pure being. It’s the ocean of creativity. It would be so good, I think, for people to visit that and infuse that.”—David Lynch