Go to Fly

by Who Is John Smith

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We can do Whatever we want Time's a ripe berry We seize by the mouth River will flow And we will go The whole theatre Is for you and me We're writers, producers, players Stage and story River will flow And we will go No, No, No, No, No! This is not the end of the show! This is not over Time's my four-leaf clover I will work subliminal magic To revoke the tragic From these events No, No, No, No, No! This is not the end of the show! I'm making something new With a mind to fine more too Express to express my fresh Feeling of what is not Being Seen Poetry anticipates lightning Striking and brightening Come the shimmer Feel The thunder No, No, No, No, No! This is not the end of the show!
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BTW 03:19
Missing In Action Forgotten legacy We are The remnants Of embers still burning We make one wish For you to sense Nine truths Beyond A conformist inheritance Oh and BTW I'd just like to say It's very very nice To be alive today Come sun Come rain Come joy Come pain Come sweet Come sour Get up! It's the hour Oh and BTW I'd just like to say It's very very nice To be alive today Time to move Goodbye you magnificent decaying bastard Goodbye place we knew Goodbye you magnificent decaying bastard We might not think of you Au revoir! Auf Wiedersehen! Hasta Luego! مع السلامة يا عيني Goodbye! Mr. Grey Sky! Goodbye! Mr. Grey Sky! Goodbye.
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Go to Fly 03:03
One more time I Will go to fly One more time to Know what to do Planet Earth, We don't just play The fool Planet Earth, We are strange But we Are cool One more time I Will go to see One more time they Will become we Planet Earth, We don't just play The fool Planet Earth, We are strange But we Are cool
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After the Big Bang The universe Took a break Wondered, Did I Make the Biggest mistake? After the Big Bang The universe Chilled out Existence is And of this There can be No doubt So This is And You are Through air Travels The sound of All stars And they said It couldn't be done Nothing is nothing And of it Something will never come! And they said Having time is wrong! I replied, If you you have no time You'll have no song. So This is And You are Through air Travels The sound of All stars
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Aguado 02:15
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Sun Clouds 03:30
Dream on Silence Dream on Big sound Sunrise Find love Inside A Cloud This is not the truth This is not a lie Give wings to words Teach them to fly Billions Of Schrodingers Speak Silence Speak Words I like The chances Where Schrodinger Sings and dances This is not the truth This is not a lie Give wings to words Teach them to fly Discontent That's the meaning In the insult This is gleaning Time I Don't know! You move fast And slow You are primordial You are Sumerian too Time I Don't know! You move fast And slow Dream on silence Dream on big sound Sunrise find love Inside of a cloud Sunrise find love Inside of a cloud
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Happy Birthday! May it go Your way May it be Happy! May it be What you want it to be! You can be Like a cowboy You can do IT You can sell Green things You can steep up Some tea! Happy Birthday! May it go Your way May it be Happy! May it be What you want it to be! You can sing A song You can tell A Story You can speak Quite loudly You can eat Some candy Happy Birthday! May it go Your way. May it be Happy! May it be What you want it to be!
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Tree Life 03:29
What is waiting? An end beginning What is waiting? A dream reckoning Don't wait for the world You might wait forever Put roots down deep-- Reach for the stratosphere What is waiting? A lonely alien What is waiting? A sage sapien Sometimes I feel nihilistic Obsessed with mistakes and failure But I keep on breathing-- And I feel better
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After the Big Bang The universe Took a break Wondered, Did I Make the Biggest mistake? After the Big Bang The universe Chilled out Existence is And of this There can be No doubt So This is And You are Through air Travels The sound of All stars And they said It couldn't be done Nothing is nothing And of it Something will never come! And they said Having time is wrong! I replied, If you you have no time You'll have no song. So This is And You are Through air Travels The sound of All stars

about

Who Is John Smith is Yaw Amponsah and James Whetzel. They play new West African palm wine music on guitar, vox, high hat, and rumba box.

Palm wine music is the original acoustic music that is the roots of highlife music, which is in turn the roots of afro-beat.

About the Artists:


To see Yaw Amponsah play drums is to see a master at work. He's at home in the world of rhythm and makes difficult ones seem easy. The son of the legendary Ghanaian artist Koo Nimo (AKA Daniel Amponsah), Yaw is a specialist in the multi-part drumming styles of the Asante (Ashanti) region such as Adowa, Akom, Aprede, Kete, and Fontomfrom. He’s likewise proficient in drumming styles from Mali and Guinea, as well as Agbacha, Highlife, Kpanlogo, Odonson, and Congolese popular styles. He is the bandleader of the Ghanaian traditional group Anokye Agofomma.

James Whetzel is a musical human. A composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, he is known for his 51 piece soundtrack to the film “Man With a Movie Camera” by Dziga Vertov, and for bold new interpretations of South Asian classical and folk music on sarod. He produces electronic music and DJs as DJ Baba James. He is also a gifted throat singer, and is part of the groups Das Dhoom and Mean Deep. He studied palm wine guitar music with Koo Nimo in the USA and Ghana. He also learned palm wine guitar music from the late great Nigerian artist I.K. Dairo MBE. He is currently working on an album of ambient music called “Slow Waves,” which includes surprising remixes of palm wine music. For more about James’s music visit jameswhetzel.com

About the Music:

Several of the songs on “Go to Fly” are based on traditional palm wine songs by Koo Nimo. The guitar part of “Stage and Story/No, No, No" is based on Koo Nimo’s “Amponsah Unlimited.” Likewise, the guitar part of “After the Big Bang” is based on Koo Nimo’s song “Akomfo Nokye” as “Go to Fly” is based on Koo Nimo’s song “Otuo Akyampong.” All of these songs have new lyrics and new vocal melodies by James Whetzel. Both “After the Big Bang” and “Go to Fly” also have additional guitar parts created by James Whetzel.

"It Takes So Much Energy to Hate/ “Buy When Death Sells” and "Aguado" are new instrumental arrangements of these three Koo Nimo songs.

"BTW," "Sun Clouds," "Tree Life" and "Happy Birthday" are new original palm wine songs created by James Whetzel.

All songs are arranged by Who Is John Smith.

credits

released April 26, 2015

Yaw Amponsah on rumba box and high hat.
James Whetzel on voice and guitar.

Recorded live at Egg Studios in Seattle by Conrad Uno
www.eggstudios.net

Mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in New York City
subatomicsound.com

Artwork by Hothead Unlimited
www.hotheadunlimited.com

Koo Nimo: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koo_Nimo

I.K. Dairo: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._K._Dairo

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Olin Place is a record label founded by James Whetzel in 1999. Styles of music include downtempo, instrumental hip hop, Indie Pop, West African and South Asian traditional music and fusion, ambient music, soundtrack music, and instrumental Christmas and Holiday music on sarod. ... more

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