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
2012 23 Nov

The following songs were recorded mostly in Pasadena, California from 2010 – early 2012 on my Tascam 8-track machine.

 Tracks

1 2:14 122 listens
2 3:06 93 listens
3 2:25 82 listens
4 4:56 89 listens
5 4:32 98 listens
6 2:24 82 listens
7 3:03 112 listens
8 4:00 99 listens
9 2:10 118 listens
10 2:37 117 listens
Published under Musicsend this post
2011 11 Oct

This is a coherent message worth listening to.
Speech On Hope

Published under Wisdomsend this post
2011 6 Sep

War Is Fun by More Jim Guittard

Go to Iraq, that’s where the money’s at.
Be about that – Do it stat.
You know that’s where you wanna be.

They’ve got games and fun over there; you just wait and see.
It’s like a carnival fare.
Do it, I dare.

You’ll be earning money hand over fist.
Just go ahead and enlist.
Go by faith, don’t worry about all the guns.
Don’t worry about all of the guns.

Chorus

War is fun in the desert.
They’ve got a party going on over there
In the desert.
War is fun in the desert.
So get on over there.

Count your money day by day.
Store it up and don’t forget to pray.
You’re doing good conquering all the land.
And you’re making many a grand.

Keep firing on all of the people.
They’re only poor but you’ve got the power.

Go to Iraq, that’s where the money’s at.
Be about that – do it stat.
You know that’s where you wanna be.
It’s fun there you know.

Chorus

War is fun in the desert.
There’s a party going on over there
Shoot everything that moves in the desert.
and don’t forget to get those people praying at the Mosque.

War is hell and it’s stupid.
Why are we there after ten whole years?

Enough is enough.
Get out of Iraq.
Enough is enough.
Get out of Iraq. Peace Corps.

Obama got his Nobel Peace Prize
and what has he done about it?
Wars are going on forever.
He said he would get out of Iraq
and Afghanistan, and Pakistan and all the other “Stans”.

Chorus

War is fun in the desert.
There’s a big party going on over there
In the desert.
Shoot everything that moves in the desert.
You are getting a lot of money in the desert.
It’s all worth it. You now it’s all worth it, in the desert.

Can’t make any money doing good.
All you can make money is from killing people in the desert.
That’s where it’s at.

Words and Music by Jim Guittard 2011

Let’s end the stupid wars. Pass this song on!

Published under Lifesend this post
2011 5 Sep

Lots of money to be made and partially tax free. What an incentive! For instance, look at these 2 ads at Craigslist:
LATUFF 2006

Customs / Border Patrol Advisor (Afghanistan)
Date: 2011-08-12, 6:39PM PDT
Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]
Customs / Border Patrol Advisor (Afghanistan)
________________________________________
Date: 2011-12-08, 8:14AM PDT
Reply to: eherring@fedsys.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
________________________________________

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Border Management Task Force

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Must be former or current CBP Officers or Border Patrol Agents to:

Provide U.S. Mission Subject Matter Expertise:
Customs Operations
Border Security
Counter Narcotics
Stabilize Afghan borders.
Partnership with the United States Embassy Kabul
cross-border smuggling routes.
Create secure borders to encourage legitimate trade and revenue flow.
Executive Mentoring (Customs/Border Police)

www.fedsys.com

UP TO $200K STARTING ANNUAL SALARY
with 6 weeks Paid leave and Airfare
Graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is required.

Erik Herring
BMTF Deputy Program Manager
eherring@fedsys.com

AND:

PASHTO LANGUAGE PERSONNEL NEEDED IMMEDIATELY US CITIZEN OR GREEN CARD
Date: 2011-08-08, 10:46PM PDT
Reply to: job-xkkfx-2537376451@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Global Dimensions is looking for PASHTO language personnel to join a new growing company with an exciting future and be part of a skilled team of professionals. If you can meet the below qualifications please respond.

Job description: Support to ongoing peacekeeping and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan through translation, interpretation, transcription and Cultural Advisement.

Minimum Qualifications:
– U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder
– Speak Pashto
– Great attitude and willingness to travel to Afghanistan

Salary and benefits:
– Current salary for a qualified linguist is from $184,500 to $235,500 (all inclusive) based on overall qualification
– Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life, 401K, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability and 4 weeks paid vacation
– If you are also overseas for more than 330 days, a large portion of your salary is also TAX FREE!!

If you have any additional questions or would like to apply, please respond ASAP!! We also offer a $10,000 bonus for any qualified Pashto referral. If you would like to assist in recruitment, or have someone to refer, please respond as well for more details.

Thank you and we look forward to hopefully having you on board.

Chris Newton
President/CEO
Phone: 410-908-6548

Compensation: up to $235,500

Published under Lifesend this post
2011 29 Aug

This is another collaboration I did with Donnie Bugden that I think turned out pretty good. I came up with the basic rhythm guitar, bass line, and keyboard line. Donnie contributed the guitar with special effect, emotional melody and lyrics for the song. I sang basically in unison to his vocal track.

Here are the lyrics:

First Descent

I am the first descent
The first to go
The last you’ll ever know
I am the first descent
The first to go
The last you’ll ever know
The longest way down
Pulling shovels from the ground
Broke down now
On the way home
You are the last descent
The last to know
The last to go
The shortest way up
Pushing picks from the sound
Get off the merry go round
I am the first descent
The first to go
The last you’ll ever know

Music by Jim Guittard
Words by Donnie Bugden
2011

Published under Lifesend 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 6 Jan

Basically I saw this dude ranting and raving about customer service on youtube.  I thought it would be a good opportunity to make a raging song around his rants.  So I did.  For my video, the idea was to get a clean-cut 1950’s guy who is lecturing and transform him into a dictator ranter type who is so frustrated. I took the sound from the raging guy on youtube and edited and inserted it into the my new video.

If you watch the original video of the 1950’s man you will be surprised at how pleasant he is talking about bombs. Maybe he is a dictator after all! 🙂

My Song – Bottom Feeders

Living with the Atom

Download song here:
http://www.archive.org/details/BottomFeeders

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Published under Lifesend this post
2010 27 Oct

Bobby Jameson – There’s a War Goin’ On

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – There’s A War Goin’ On

Bobby Jameson – Vietnam

John Lennon – Power to the People

Patti Smith – People Have The Power

BRMC – Spread Your Love

Country Joe McDonald – I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag

Joan Baez – With God On Our Side (Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan – Masters of War

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

William Nowik – No War No More

The Byrds – The Times They Are A Changin’ (Bob Dylan)

The Turtles – Eve Of Destruction

Woody Guthrie – All You Fascists Bound To Lose


The Youngbloods – Get Together

Donovan – The War Drags On

The Doors – The Unknown Soldier

The Byrds – Chimes of Freedom

Simon and Garfunkle – Sound of Silence

Pearl Jam – Fortunate Son (CCR)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate So

The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – The Truth Shall Set You Free

The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?

Edwin Starr – War

Pete Seeger – Bring ‘Em Home

Joan Baez – We Shall Overcome

Jim Guittard – Rise Up America

Rancho Relaxo – Plan Your Revolution

The Doors – Peace Frog

Arthur Lee – Everybody’s Gotta Live

Phil Ochs – What Are You Fighting For?

Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Rage Against the Machine – Take the Power Back

Steve Earle – My Uncle

The Flying Burrito Brothers – My Uncle

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – Ohio

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth



Richie Havens – Freedom

System of A Down – BYOB

Jim Guittard – Listen To Your Voice

Bjork – Declare Independence

The Ramones – My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down

The Beatles – Revolution

Stone Temple Pilots – Revolution

Public Enemy – Self Destruction

The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations

Tom Petty – Something In the Air

Sean Wright – Ready Or Not

Please forward on if you want the wars to end! Music is power!

Published under Life, Musicsend this post
2010 30 Jul

Please Listen, Download and Enjoy!!

The “Rise” album is a set of songs, that I hope, capture the times in which we live.

At the heart of it all is the message to stay true and be happy amongst the chaos in the world that is often pushed at us through the propaganda lense of the media.

The songs were done in a rough do-it-yourself lo-fi Psychedelic folk-freak way because this is what I do. Some of the songs were rather improvised especially with the lyric.

“Rise Up America” was written just about the time of the G20 summit in Pittsburg in September 2009. It is meant to be a sort of wake up call for Americans and also people around the world. It has already been recorded by an artist in Italy.

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

Please feel free to record your own version if you wish and post back at Jamendo or elsewhere. I give you permission. Details about song is here:

http://jimguittard.com/?p=677

The album was recorded on my 8-Track Tascam machine in Portland, Oregon, Dallas, Texas, and Sofia, Bulgaria.

Credits:
Jim Guittard: Lead and background vocals, electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic 12-string guitar, bass, shakers, percussion, drums, keyboard, and effects.

My wife helped out on the vocal for Roller Coaster Ride.

All music is written by Jim Guittard.

All lyrics are written by Jim Guittard with the exception of “Independence” which the words are adapted from the “Declaration of Independence.”

Mixed, recorded, and edited by myself.

Published under Musicsend this post
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