So tonight, two friends of mine and myself embarked on a journey from Tel Aviv to Yafo to Bat Yam on foot. According to google maps this was approx. 14 kilometers or 8.7 miles, and the state we were in was quite extraordinary. We saw EVERYTHING, encompassing all three cities for all they had to offer. took about 6 hours. but we made it!! Just thought i would share. twitter.com/slirsch WORD
I am very late on this post, Tuesday night (the 6th of December) both the Performing Arts and Visual Arts students had their first trimester final open exhibit. This was an art gallery/fashion show by the Visual Artists and an “ambush theatre” performance by Performing Artists, which was initiated by Niv knocking over and breaking an “art piece” in the gallery and the “art piece’s” creator, (Bex as a French artiste) freaks out on him…this lead to a song which lead to the events compiling into the play. By far the greatest and most unique performance I’ve been apart of. The first scene I was in followed the song Niv and Matt played after the intentional breaking of said “art piece,” and was a joint dialogue with Rebecca.
After this scene came a dance by Charlie, then a three way scene in which I was imprisoned in a cage and the voice of artistic reason to the oppressors and those that instill premeditation in the minds of youth:
After the play was completely finished, followed by a song written by Bex performed by entire Performing Arts track, I played a song for the fashion show with an opera singer, and a set of my own.
^Niv getting down. lol. So after an extremely successful night, I can only begin to say that the moments of preparation are what made this possible.
^working with the opera singer for the fashion show song, Nelly
^last minute rehearsal with Rebecca before our scene.
Tonight I am performing a couple songs at our art teacher’s opening gallery in Yafo… so hyped !! been bumping Kendrick Lamar all day and getting my head hyped. I just want to open up my head and spill my thoughts all over you fooolz. This is certaintly the most prestigious and dopest performance i’ve ever been asked to do. The art gallery involves a cocktail party and you better believe we gon be asserting our 18 year old rights as American Israelis. I’m sure there will be photos and videos taken by my fellow students. I type this as I am converting all anxiety into excitement and drinking an Israeli tea. let’s go. time to open some doors.
"You Should Either Hear Me Now Or Go Deaf" -Kendrick Lamar
I’ve been working on this particular album for just about a year. it chronicles the past year of my life, the changes and decisions that ensued, and the feelings i exhibited. I make music for myself and for a world that needs this certain realness. smoke to this ride to this feel this. from track 1 to track 8 this shit needs looped. you won’t be sorry.
Artwork in it’s entirety by Alex Ledermeier alexledermeier.tumblr.com Engineered by Eliot Slaughter.
"DayRake" is the rough transliteration of the hebrew word "דרך" meaning journey or through. I also view the term "DayRake" as raking or flipping thru days on a calendar. Very deep meaning here folks. feel mee
"Somethin’ Epic" by Slirsch&Big D. This is going on my album, TrackAesthetics: BeSIDES and Big D’s Elegant Music. Big D really is a bonechilling artist, I can honestly say I get chills hearing this kid flow. http://soundcloud.com/devinburgess/b and http://twitter.com/#!/devinb123. check that stuff out. thinking bout making a twitter…idk. lol. if you have any advice on how helpful it is hit me up.