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Kalila: The Slug and The Shell (More Metaphors)

19 Nov

My latest song and live video 🙂

Stop by The Central on November 29th for Fundraiser Fridays to hear me perform at 7:30!

The Slug and The Shell (More Metaphors)

One board
off my body
replace it with two more.

The years we spent
caught in
suspense,
lingers
yes, it shows.

Stuck and still
waiting
thinking of
the same things
who said it would stop?

We build
we absorb.
And wood to flesh
bury me in this house
for good.

For Good.

Snail, snail.
You wouldn’t dare leave this house!

Dear Man Man, A Confession

22 Oct

man man

Dear Man Man,

I have a confession. I snuck into your concert at the Horseshoe Tavern. But it was only because your tickets were sold out! I bought your albums… does that help? FORGIVE ME.

-Kalila (a.k.a A Starving Musician)

Okay I needed to that off my chest. I’m normally a very complacent human being, I obey the rules, I pay the full TTC fare. The most badass thing I’ve ever done is sneak food in a tampon box into Canada’s Wonderland and a bag of chips, which I duct taped to the inside of my leg under my dress, into a movie theatre. (I’m passionately against inflated prices for food and I really, really like chips.) Last Friday was an exception to my obedient lifestyle, I needed to go to Man Man and the very fact that the show was sold out further reinforced my desire to break the rules.

Man Man is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Philadelphia who play music written by the lyricist and freakazoid pianist Honus Honus. The first thing you need to know about Man Man is that they sound the way Tom Waits, Beirut and Metallica would sound if they had a creepy/hairy baby that performs in dingy bars. By the way, I say that with pure love and admiration. Man Man is obviously it’s own band and has created their own style and it’s pretty awesome.

Man Man just released their latest album, “On Oni Pond” in September, not surprisingly the album is rich with wit, puns and musical genius.  I’m also really glad I snuck into their concert because it was an experience I will never forget. The entire band was crazy enthusiastic creating a high-energy atmosphere that even got a non-dancer like myself to break out the moves. The crowd went especially crazy when Man Man came on for their encore playing some of their old hits from Six Demon Bag. To conclude, if you haven’t started listening to Man Man, you probably should, these guys are great and are likely going to keep impressing. Buy their albums here or go to a CD store you lazy shmo.

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