I know you’re all feeling the darkness here today, but there’s no reason to give in. No matter what you’ve heard, this process will not take years. In my heart I know we cannot be defeated because there is an answer that will open the door. There is a way around this system. This is a test of our patience and commitment. One good idea could win someone over. [Mad Men]
I’m going to stop feeding some of you posers out there that come to us only when in-need instead of everyday. EMPT is a cult. It is an elite task force of shadow troops solely dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice and perfect music. It is unfiltered insight and perspective into some of the music and artists out there that envelop our everyday lives.
Originally, I had trouble with this song, not because I don’t love the tune, but more because I couldn’t find a way to connect to it. I’ve spent weeks with this song on repeat and still couldn’t figure out what it was that originally attracted me towards it. Has that ever happened to you? You find yourself with something that you are having trouble remembering as to why you and “it” are even dealing with one another?
I guess that happens to us all with some things, right? Anyway, I struggled with putting words into the music and I think that’s where I went wrong.
I didn’t start writing because of my love for words. I, in particular, began writing because the power the words contain when providing them with your thoughts can be limitless. When I began writing about music, I then became fascinated by the power that music could give to words. I once believed that thoughts were the most powerful thing in the world — now I believe that thoughts, embedded into music, are God.
Shaka Ponk is an experimental rock band from Paris. I honestly don’t know much about them to provide you with any details about them, but any quick search on Google will lead you to them instantly. What I do know is that the moment I heard, “My Name Is Stain” I instantly gravitated towards it. Whether it was the reggae groove it maintained throughout, or, what I perceived to be semi-revolutionary lyrics embedded within this medley of great sounds, it’s a song that fits seamlessly anywhere:
War to the east, Pain to the west
War is at least, What we do ‘best
What we do best is sharing guns
and kill for fun there must be a reason”
It’s a new day at EMPT and the energies all around us seem aroused—but now it’s time to show and prove. We have been here before, in another version of this matrix, only, we are headed towards a different path this time. I take responsibility for not being more militant and honest with my feelings about the world to you guys, but that’s about to change because things are only getting worse out there and we have a revolution to tend to.
Anyway, stick around for a while, we have a few discussions to have with you that we are sure you will enjoy, and, a hell of a lot more sick music coming your way by my fellow peers over at EMPT. Our new EIC and the new writers coming on board inspire me to sharpen these letters/words and give you a lot more of the authenticity behind them rather than to disrespect — the music, the creative minds behind the songs, and you, our truest musical peer.
(Merci à shaka ponk pour cettes paroles)” —cp’14