2013 28 May

 

I recorded this one back on February 26, 2004 to be exact on my 4-track Tascam machine. I was dog/house sitting for Steven Collins (founder of Deadman) at his pad and he let me use his instruments to record and obviously I wanted to rise to the occasion that came knocking. I used his Rhodes keyboard to get a nice 60s vibe. The piece has not been revealed to the public until now as the song had been buried among the “Guittard Tapes” for almost 10 years.

Wake up, my brother!

Is it real or fake?
The world’s life’s at stake.
We watch the television.
And all can say could this be?

Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
We’re gonna die!

Why all of these things?
We just need our wings.
We work to the max.
As if we’re on the right tracks.

Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
We’re gonna die!

We’re all too busy.
In our own worlds of me.
Take time to say a prayer.
That we all might become aware.

Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
Wake up, my brother.
The time is now.
We’re gonna die!

Words and Lyrics by Jim Guittard 2013

Wake Up, My Brother

Published under Musicsend this post
2011 23 Oct

Probably it would be something like this if “Uncle Sam” were a real person today. I think arguing the left/right thing is a waste of time. It’s an allusion. They are one and the same and it is only a distraction.

It’s like this:

Published under Lifesend this post
2011 15 Aug

All the same. Wake up! The division is killing us but what do I know? Nothing. This is what they want. Keep attacking the other side instead of working together. Shameful at what is happening here! Bottom line.

It’s all fun, right? Point fingers, slander, and mock, etc, etc, etc.

Get real! Wake up! Our future depends on it. Bottom line.

They can’t get with it. Can the American People????

More dividing name-calling:
Southerner Vs. Northerner
Yankee Vs. Rebel
Liberal Vs. Conservative
Mexican American Vs. White American
Black Vs. White
Evangelical Vs. Athiest
Christian Vs. Muslim
Lower Class Vs. Upper Class
Middle Class Vs. Lower Class
Upper Class Vs. Lower Class
Gay Vs. Straight, etc., etc.

ALL AMERICANS! Get over it! Too much specialization.

Published under Protestsend this post
2011 8 Aug

Wrote this one in Bulgaria in 2008 while I was a Peace Corps Volunteer but it applies even more today to the current political situations. More division than I have every seen. Where is the leadership? No where to be found. Not the best sound quality.

We’ve got to preserve our health.
It is all for ourself.
People are running scared.
Just like they haven’t cared.

Some turn to the booze.
This isn’t what I choose.
Which is the way?
Certainly there’s a new day.

Chorus

We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.
We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.

Arguments and tempers flare.
This I don’t wish to bear.
There’s no point to this.
Better avoid and miss.

We live within our cave.
Wishing only to save.
Our egos cause problems.
With pride we wear our emblems.

Chorus

We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.
We’re all in survival mode.
We carry big load.

We make shady deals.
so we can eat our meals.
We keep up the front.
In our power hunt.

Have faith in one another.
We’re brother and sister.
Fight through the pain.
We’re all the same.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2008

Published under Life, Musicsend this post
2011 29 Apr

To:  People Who Want Change

Have you ever thought what it would be like to not have to deal with annoying requests to sign this or that petition? Well, I’m sure you have! So here is the LAST PETITION you will ever have to sign! It is a petition to ban all petitions.

We all enjoy our sacred alone time when we can take endless Facebook surveys, watch Oprah, and scream at the television during sports games. Please sign the petition so that we can get back to the important things in life. We need to have our couch potato time. We need to sit and do nothing. Come on, seriously, why should we care about anything but ourselves? Sign it, you won’t regret it.

If you believe in the cause please add your name and comments below! Let’s get back to living like careless apathetic egotistical pill-popping slobs.

For the record, the purpose of this petition is mainly satire and actually to wake people up to begin to care again about the real important things. If you get the vibe, please sign! It may be a movement! 🙂

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

go here to sign it

Published under Lifesend this post
2011 15 Apr

The powers that be are lurking about.
Infecting us with more fear and doubt
Big Sis is on the loose
Yelling, screaming, and pushing her abuse.

Is that how it’s supposed to be?
It seems like it’s getting less free.
Or am I just crazy?
Or maybe a little lazy?

Don’t get hung up!
Don’t get tied down!
Just keep on going!
Move on ahead!

They want to lock down the country.
Why can’t the people just see?
Too busy to care?
They don’t even dare care.

Yeah, I’m a bit mad.
And a little bit sad.
No wife here
To call dear.

Don’t get hung up!
Don’t get tied down!
Just keep on going!
Move on ahead!

I skype everyday.
All I do is pray!
Move out of the freaking way!
You’ve no right to keep us apart!

What God has joined together,
Let no one separate.
You must worship the devil.
You are so evil!

Don’t get hung up!
Don’t get tied down!
Just keep on going!
Move on ahead!

I don’t wish to exaggerate!
Just wanna see my Kate!
What’s the big deal?
That’s how I feel!

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2011

Download Here

Published under Lifesend this post
2010 27 Nov

Rise up from the heavy sleep.
You’ve been so far into the deep.
Make the sweet noise for today.
It will carry you from the Bay.

Your confusion will disappear as you trust.
Leave your ancient fears in the dust.
They’ll be covered over in time.
Speak your heart with rhyme.

With courage, you’ll strum again.
Upload all the trash into the bin.
Set your eyes up to the sky.
Always tell yourself I’ll try.

Dark times are no more.
There awaits you an open door.
Don’t let the fear get you.

Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.

Your fans wait with excitement.
To see how your time has been spent.
Write again about the Tymes.
It’ll sure clear up your minds.

Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.
Fear is nothing new.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2010

get the song here:

http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/622778

Video images are taken from the public domain.  It’s made by Don Robert Catlin and Liberty Films:

http://www.archive.org/details/Liberty_2

Our ancestors stood up.  Now it concerns the whole world.  Your great great grandma would be livid.  She came on the boat for nothing.

Published under Life, Musicsend this post
2010 20 Feb

Here’s my latest song I wrote and recorded last night. Enjoy!

World’s Angriest Hippie

You’re really a bit mad
You’re not a fad.
Not even bad.
Maybe just sad.

You keep us in line.
And doing fine.
We’re all mad too.
We’re all a little bit blue.

Chorus

The world’s angriest hippie
Turning all our heads around.
Pushing all the buttons.

Instrumental break

Chorus

The world’s angriest hippie
Turning all our heads around.
Pushing all the buttons.

You’re getting Understood.
It must feel good.
You’re music is the weapon.
Falling down from the internet zeppelin.

Keep your ideas flowing.
Your planted seeds are growin
The truth is your friend.
And it’s blowing in the wind.

Chorus

The world’s angriest hippie
Turning all our heads around.
Pushing all the buttons.

You’re just a bit mad
And not a fad
We’re sad.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2010

Download for free here:  http://www.archive.org/details/WorldsAngriestHippie

Published under Uncategorizedsend this post
2010 2 Jan

Here’s a song I recorded today and I adapted the text of the Declaration of Independence. If you are an American and don’t recognize these words it is clearly sad. I changed it up a little but not much. LET’S TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!

Please share this song everywhere.

We hold these truths to be self-evident,
We’re all created equal,
And given by our Creator
certain unalienable rights,

life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

We hold these truths to be self-evident,
We are all created equal,
And given by our Creator
certain unalienable rights,

life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

download the song for free here:

http://www.archive.org/details/IndependenceRemix

Published under Lifesend this post
2009 24 Dec

Improvised this lo-fi psychedelic song last night and someone’s phone rang but I kept it going like we should keep America going. America, wake up from your sleep! Download the song and pass around or RE-RECORD yourself.

Share alike. If you’re from another country besides the U.S. please insert your own country in the lyric instead and record it. We really need to work together. This Global Government thing is a bit off.

Words:

Rise up America.
Rise Up.

Rise Up America.
Rise.

Rise Up America.
Rise.
Rise Up America.
Rise.

phone goes off

Rise Up America.
Rise.
Rise Up America.
Rise.

Rise Up America.
Rise.

Rise Up America.
Rise.

Rise Up America.
Rise.
Rise Up America.
Rise.

Words and Music By Jim Guittard 2009
http://jimguittard.com/

Guitar in Drop D
Chords are only D for chorus

and for change is
C G D
C G D

Download song for free at:
http://www.archive.org/details/RiseUpAmerica

Clips are from We Are Change Chicago, user g20media, and public domain.

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