11 Years Gone

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11 years ago, Me and My Friends made some of music. Well we had been making it for years but we finally released something in 2005.

The magic of the internet allows it to still be available. This was the 1st 2MERICA LP, followed up by Sensors&Switches&Buttons in 2007, and the Mass Entertainment EP in 2012. The 3rd and 4th are both in production. 2MERICA is EVERYWHERE U R.


The Sun Within

The person behind this website does a few other things that you might kindly check out:


21st century concept albums from 2MERICA:

https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/2merica
https://soundcloud.com/2merica

https://www.reverbnation.com/2merica
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mass-entertainment-ep/id537824079


ROAMING CRAZY. FOR REAL.

 


EZRAZ solo noodles.

http://ezraz.bandcamp.com


This is all distributed by Collinwood Sun and produced at The Flux-Adel Recording Division.

A wise friend of mine use to say prove it.

 

The Late Great Jesus

My best buddy Jesus passed away this week. He was the strongest fighter I knew and his loss has left those in his world confused and bobbling.

My friend Jesus was a great man, a flawed man, an amazing musician, father, husband, and hell raiser. Perhaps the finest hell raiser we’ve seen in some time. He left behind a beautiful family of 5 and the struggle is just getting started for them.

I went back through my writings and found a few pieces that were influenced by him, the late great bassist and composer for 2MERICA, Jesus Irizarry. Rest in peace, friend.

 

The Big Holy Thing

The big holy thing

that I learned at 5:23

peeled the shield

from my mortality

a garbage bag full

of maggots and all

define the mighty

and still we fall

can’t tell, won’t tell, don’t tell

just stall . . .

you booked three rooms

and the devil is in them all

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Chainsaw Men

Cold days at the park

peaceful silence once again

Interrupted by ducks

and geese carrying on

Crumbling leaves blowing under my tires

A quick transformation

into something less

A crumbled fucking mess

staying together by chance

If it’s me I am there listing

Just a haunted piece of a glorious past

But I’m the tree

I understand

My buds, my rings, my bark

my roots, my being here

Tied to this earth

as strong as I’ll ever be

I know I’m the tree

and I have been all along

I sit watching for bugs

and chainsaw men

to take me down

 

 

An LP That Took Over A Decade To Complete

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WAY back I had an idea for an LP. It was a concept LP, or at least a narrative LP, which centered around 5 characters, each equally instructive of the others lives. I worked on the story for some time as the music was being constructed by my band 2MERICA nightly.

I chose to totally self-publish this, perhaps destroying it’s chances at commercial success. But whatever. The release timeline is horrible but we did 5 amazing works for the 5 characters and I plan on releasing them all even if it takes me another 10 years.

Using the internet single-release model, we’ve managed to release 3 of the 5 and I’ve begun another attempt at finishing 4&5.

Here’s 2MERICA doing 3/5’s of something I’m very proud of – Scherzo Elskorpion!

2MERICA’S Top Network

Done a lot of video in the last couple years and have a few more ideas in the cooker for both the 2MERICA and Ezraz projects. Here’s the list of the video yayas we’ve posted as designed for musical and visual enjoyment.

 

Videos From 2MERICA’s 1st LP Record Profits:

Record Profits

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“Indy Day” … “thinkin’ bout cashin’ in usin’ all these song lines”

“Green Screen” … “episode’s out the window, tracking’s well defined”

“Scribbling” … “contemplate what Sartre said” [featuring paintings by Jaimeson Lowell]

“Male Performance Issues” … remember the gapneck (minor key does not make it a rollerskating song)

“Night Talk @ The Mansion” … we are tonight’s soundtrack

“Zeestro” … he’s the maestro

 

 Videos From 2MERICA’s 2nd LP Sensors&Switches&Buttons:

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“Regina” … “fakin’ neutral glares cannot hide you”

“Extraordinary Rendition” … “this problem is hard – c’mon, join the party”

“Boom Seattle” … “there’s sparkles everywhere” [featuring paintings by Jaimeson Lowell]

“Alfie” … “look at this place see how it’s changed”

“Who’s Feeling Who?” … “my little sugar triangles who’s feelin who?”

“Tha Cop(s)” … “all this lying all this trying”

“The New Guest Who…” … “eww, it’s much worse than I thought”

 

Videos From 2MERICA’s 3rd LP Scherzo Elskorpion (unreleased):

Mass Entertainment EP

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“Never Met Tomorrow” … “never know who to follow, never met tomorrow”

“Mass Entertainment” … “we are all instruments playing our part”

“The Blood & The Sweat” … my life is the mess only I can clean

Available Now – Ezraz’ Pomoc

/Toot my own horn
You may know if you read this blog that I do spend plenty of time making music, sometimes with others, sometimes by myself.

Pomoc is of the solo variety and has 20 tracks worth of Ezrazical experiences. Stylistically it ranges from neo-classical piano to electro dub reggae. It’s all ezraz some jaimeson a tiny bit of jesus and def all fluxadel.

Check it out in CD format (complete with artwork) or MP3 download and fan-up Ezraz on the Reverbnation profile.

Ezraz Elemento Jones’ Music Store

Ezraz on Reverbnation

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All 2MERICA All The Time

It’s the anti-facebook, no it’s the anti-circle, no it’s the anti-pop live-remix outfit known as 2MERICA, and they have released their 3rd LP and it’s fun-kay! ?Check out some Mass Entertainment here, here, here, and here. The perfect band for the digital age, 2MERICA smashes every genre they can into the stew, cracking genomes and slapping baby bottoms on this planet and the next.

Completed in 2005, 2MERICA’s 1st LP “Record Profits” was recorded in the motel rooms of America. 14 pieces strong featuring a cast of many without a care in the world, it’s still available a few places online if you groogle it.?Settling into his studio “The Fluxadelic Underground” allowed Ezraz to produce the follow-up “Sensors & Switches & Buttons” in 2007 without a sophomore slunk. Some live-in-studio tracks were also captured and ultimately released as the singles “Never Met Tomorrow” and “Keep Steady” in 2009 & 2010.

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Upgrading the studio into “The Flux-adel Recording Division” in 2010 has allowed Ezraz to produce other acts (grookle Roaming Crazy, Winnie Rose, The Stares 20/20, ?& Ezraz) as well as drop the latest 2MERICAN adventure into your earholes.

Mass Entertainment features JP Abramczyk on guitars, Mistaswift on drums, Jesus Irizarry on bass, Jaimeson Lowell on raps, and Lo Cro on vocals. Just like the rest of the collection, it was produced by Ezraz Jones and mastered by Dave Davis.

Peep it. If you like what you hear, check out the back catalog. By being both ahead and behind at the same time, 2MERICA ends up being just right.

 

Numerica! Finally

Yeah yeah yeah I know my projects take forever to come out sometimes. I’ve heard that before. I try to make it worth the wait.


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So there’s a new 2MERICA LP entitled “Mass Entertainment”, featuring 5 songs of fresh funky goodness, about to hit the interwebs in a couple of weeks. Yes finally, some new funk from the #1 funk band in Cleveland (look it up!!).

The title track is out exclusive on Jango Radio and it’s bumpin up the echarts, so click over to http://www.jango.com/music/2MERICA and give the thumbs up so we can keep on truckin…

 

The World Is Coming To My Party

Big party, our first eva listening party in a glorious old theater. U there yet? How bout a new LP from 2MERICA featuring Jesus Irizarry, Mistaswift, Jaimeson 7M, and LoCro?

How about new solo Ezraz dub chaos EP? How bout new single from hard as steel Roaming Crazy. Enough?

But wait that’s not all: debut track from the beautiful Winnie Rose. A/V excitement! Costumes! Time travel!

June 23, 2012 @ 8pm

http://fluxrelease.eventbrite.com
http://fluxadel.com/party

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Clean Sweepin The Jango

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OK so none of our bands have hit the Jango Global Top 10 yet, but we are definitely on a run over at Jango.

Last week, the 4 Flux-adel bands that are on Jango – Roaming Crazy, 2MERICA, The Stares 20/20, and Ezraz — all scored high enough for the bonus round. Each of our artists does well overall on Jango, but we’ve never had all of them score high in the same week. Very cool!

Fans are collecting from around the world (without facebook’s help), so however you listen to music online or off, do some promotion for our fun little Flux-adel family.

ps — we are planning a huge release party this summer for all Flux-adel Artists — stay tuned for more info soon.

 

Appreciation Post: Jaimeson Lowell

Lots of politics and tech and life up here but through it all I keep the music spinning. We are the music makers and the music lovers.

Here’s just one of many vocal runs by 2MERICA’s chief vocalist 7M.

This dude is one of my favorite wrappers.

Want it need it
program you deleted
no need for cheating
when a heart’s not beating
No mouth or attitude
one plug one love
last chance connection
I hope you’ve been debugged
Raise the rug
crying buckets full of truth
my little sugar triangle
who’s feeling who?

— lyrics by Jaimeson Lowell from Who’s Feeling Who? on Sensors & Switches & Buttons by 2MERICA

 

Who's Feeling Who? - Sensors & Switches & Buttons

 

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Keep Steady Earthlings, Keep Steady

This. Finally. Digital propagation will probably end up being more complicated than the old way, crazay. Everything I do tonight is gonna be productive, so this is first on the list. New 2MERICA doesn’t happen all that often, so I plan on being amazed by these sales numbers.. ah wait which side of the decimal place is amazing again?

buy me now

This track will speak for itself and you might not like what it’s gonna say but the story must be told.

New 2MERICA Single

It has begun it’s journey through the tubes of the internet, fresh from a session at The All Night Party and sounding so tasty.
You will need to cue it up right after “Never Met Tomorrow” for part 2 of Scherzo Elskorpion, the 3rd 2MERICA LP in progress.
We can’t link to buy or even preview yet since those links don’t exist. Just wanted to drop some pre-release hype onto the internut to show some charisma.
C’mon people!
Update: Just went live on CDBaby. More to come as they pop.

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The Flux-adel Recording Division

“recording is progress”

http://FLUXADEL.com

http://2MERICA.com

Progress/Process… ps “I am not a whore” haha

Wow, the 2MERIMIX OPEN MIND NITE @ The Duck last night has left all involved groggy and probably a bit irritable, but time marches on, the beat goes on, the show must go on, etc..?Thankfully two bits of progress in the battle against irrelevance came through today:

— First off the next 2MERICA single just left the mastering engineer and it’s making it’s way to the tubes of the internets. Titled “Keep Steady”, it’s the 2nd of 5 tracks from the Scherzo Elskorpion LP. It’s also the ‘sex scene’ in the soundtrack so check it out! Like most 2MERICA songs, it’s a curveball that turns into a knuckleball right before you swing and miss, so yeah, stay tooned for the latest and greatest. This track is an old school sick jam with Jesus on bass, Swifty on the v-drums, some killer sax from J,?Jaimeson doing his dirty rap, lil’ Z on guitars, and Ezraz supplying the remaining noise. It should be available for purchase at the usual suspects (iTunes, cdbaby, amazon) and for streaming (Napster, Spotify, and Jango) in about a month.

— Secondly, the process of ‘going legit’ (aka getting our chit together) has continued, with a parent company formed to manage the Flux-adel Recording Division and all of it’s various progressions and proclivities. You the faithful internet cruiser won’t notice or care about this, but we are all proud and wanted to make the announcement. Collinwood Sun LLC has risen.

So yeah. My manager Fahqfasse finally got some stuff done. I get to hang out back and pee on his office, the mighty brick fortress known as FF Bookman Promotions. Which is my little way of posting status updates on his wall.

LOVE
Ezrazmus ‘elemento’ jones, founder of the round world society, 73rd generation panfunktual bonobo

ps – here’s something to cheer you up, the unforgettable Cee-Lo Green has had me singing this hook for 3 days now!

Ambition and Excitability

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I cashed a few checks today. One was from “record sales” and one was from a “live performance”. Neither was very large but they were there. Do either come close to being repayment for the time, sweat, and emotion spent on these artistic ventures?
Not a chance. Being raised in a broken family in a broken town forces me to understand being broke. The 2MERICA project has in it’s many manifesto-wannabee’s the line “Art for our sake” and I’ve always modulated on every single word there. I think Art? For? Our? Sake?
It’s all in doubt when it’s all working right.

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Damn straight it felt good cashing those checks but the money was spent on interest on my other debts before it even cleared. The joy was in the notice, the slow-build that 2MERICA has been forced into. We see if/when you stream or legally-download (sometimes even preview!) our music. We don’t tour so please consider not bootlegging our tracks, and if you must, at least share it with someone if you like it.

Pay it forward, like that movie with the homeless mom.

Respect –
Ezrazmus Elemento Jones of 2MERICA

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Live 2MERICA Remix Project

Hey internuts: Another week means another remix. Tonight I’m doing a live 2MERICA remix project along with some excellent additions from more robots than people on my table tonight. To combat these gadget ghouls I have armed myself with some fresh audio live from TV and some fresh tricks from my digits.

If you have any idea what any of this means, I’ll see you at the Duck Island Club tonight. For those of you not enjoying life in Cleveland someday soon I’ll be recording my set and perhaps sharing online somehow.
Ezraz

my face has more than a book .::. http://wfnk.com


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Books and Music – So much on the way

Yo humans
I’ve been feeling prolific and proficient lately
got those legs pumping and ain’t giving up no ground.So many opportunites with so little cash,
so much fun to be had makin the dash,
but I have big billskys, crying babeskys swirling around.

On I march through thick and thin
living the best in the skin I’m in.
I borrow old song lines when I post as a crutch, I know,
but my crippled ass is on a mission.
What can I say I have no rhyme but lots of reasons.

I have two books in the works
because I want to publish something beautiful for the shelf
or the table or your bag: -1 is a book of 2merica imagery and lyrics,
the other is a book of my writing, mainly poetry.
Both are in production now but I have no firm timeline. Surprise.
They will of course be for sale online.

Also, the next 2 tracks from Scherzo Elskorpion
are almost ready for mastering.
Like the debut “Never Met Tomorrow”,
they are full band let’s go all the way affairs
and I think you will dig both
“Keep Steady” and “Mass Entertainment”.

Now if I could only finish
the remaining 2 tracks and put out all 5 on vinyl
I’d be the most happiest boy alive.
That’s a nice long term goal, please check with me on that one later.


Ez

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The Augmented Future Starring Headtronics

I’ve been peddling myself around town since the weather broke and damn what a beautiful city Cleveland is.

 

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The view of the east side of Cleveland, from above Cleveland Heights.

 

The near east side by bike has to be one of the finer urban rides in America: Wade lagoon, university circle, Little Italy, Case, Rockefeller Park, Lakeview Cemetery, up the hill to Forest Hills Park (formerly the home of the richest man in the world!), Cain Park, Shaker Lakes, back down the new Euclid Avenue bike lanes to the new CSU then down to the Rock Hall and the Inner Harbor….

Give me a sunny day and my Raleigh and I’m good on the northside. We started our recession 40 years ago so we are getting good at being poor.

 

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Lake Erie driftwood, aka The Lake Erie Monster

 

So with all this hopeful optimism (Obamaism?) I have to tell you about 2 new developments. First off the always funky Freekbass has joined forces with 2 others for his first “supergroup side project”. Called Headtronics and featuring a killer lineup of Freek on bass, Steve Molitz from Particle on Keys, and DJ Logic on everything else, they are finally playing Ohio next weekend so you know I will have to check that out.

 

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Headtronics – DJ Logic, Freekbass and Steve Molitz

 

I have been a big fan of Dub Trio for a bit so I can’t wait to see the Headtronics Trio put their shingle out.

On the homefront, The Flux-adel Recording Division has been active lately, doing both final mixes on 2new 2merica tracks for Scherzo Elskorpion, and starting preliminary writing on new material with the very talented Dakota “chief” Stonerock.

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Finally — Last summer I was part of my own wannabe supergroup side project we called Roaming Crazy that managed to write and record a single song before disbanding. The track is called “Stares 2020” and is currently hanging around on the HD waiting for it’s parents to work chit out.

I hope you readers will get to hear it sometime, it’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever produced, like way up in your face, you know, HAVE SOME! Production.

Ezzy

Ps Anyone see Roy Ayers sitting in with The Roots on Fallon last night? Hot damn I hope the roots are recording all those commercial break jams that we miss on tv for us to dig on forever after.

Update – here’s the Roaming Crazies doing “Stares 20-20”

Vidya vidya vidya !!!

Another winter week, another video. This one features all original artwork from the President of the Bored of Directors for 2MERIC@RP himself, Jaimeson “7m”:

You make me stay inside and quiet, mother nature and neighbors, and you get no bike and no drums. What’s a boy ‘sposed to do? Yes….. I do plenty of that. And that. But my baby brother and I can get visual too, all cramped up and quiet. But the buds are just below the surface, the buds are just below the surface.

A Rollerskating Jam (not named Saturday)

It’s only Wednesday but it’s 61 degress and sunny on the Northside of 2MERICA, so it’s time for some rollerskating!

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Check the moves on this video for our song Male Performance Issues.

I’m off to buy some new wheels and then I’m gonna pedal all over the damn place tonight.

 

Donations Accepted ‘Round Here

BUY MUSIC. LOVE MUSIC. NOW LOSSLESS.

2MERICA: WE R EVERYWHERE U R


 

2010 :: 5 souls, 1 night :: who will survive?
Never Met Tomorrow :: the hottest 2merica yet

2merica: Never Met Tomorrow

2007 :: Panfunktual Bonobos :: Alive In the Sugar Triangle
Stretch out your Sensors & Switches & Buttons

2merica: Sensors & Switches & Buttons

2005 :: Half Truth Half Consequence :: We Are Everywhere You Are
The classic debut mess-tastic masterpiece :: Record Profits?

2merica: Record Profits

 

If you knew us back in the day you might have gotten all three of the above in the ultra-rare 2MERICA Box Set:

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Scary new 2merica video online now!

Hey blogadelics — guess what there’s gonna be lots of 2merica on the Youtube! We just debuted a new video for a track from our 2nd album. Peep it:

The song is called “The New Guest Who…” and is the intro to LP#2, “Sensors & Switches & Buttons”. Youtube is a killer platform for watching but if you really like the track please buy the song online somewhere. We do notice ;-).
Oh yeah, the video is frightening but you’ll have to watch it to learn why.

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The Merch Shop (has not been forgotten)

FYI- There’s a collection of 2merica and WFNK.com merchandise for sale at our Merch Store. You can rock some funky gear, something custom and homespun (by alcoholic bull-weevils ).

http://www.cafepress.com/wfnk

Also, the new 2merica video is up on youtube and getting some positive responses so far. Check it out on Channel Ezrazski: http://www.youtube.com/user/ezrazski


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New 2merica video! View now…