From his album, Pandora’s Playhouse, Sananda Maitreya releases a video for the single, “Pie”. Along with animation and what looks like a who’s who of young Italian modeling talent, you see references to the transcendental and irrational number π. Being considered famous – a celebrity – has transcendence and irrationality baked in the pie, if you will. Given the work, time and chance needed to produce the product, who wouldn’t want to enjoy every fucking slice they can before their mortal demise? As Maitreya sings, “It’s paradise if you want to sweat a lot, and pay the cost”. Especially poignant is the yellow submarine image with himself, members of the Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Mozart and Prince floating away. As an artist who is – thankfully(!) – still with us and making music, I share this track as a celebration and want him to enjoy all the pie here and now.
Been listening to this track from Charleston, South Carolina-based band Little Bird for a few days now. It’s a mid-tempo rock groove with a dab of R&B. Lyrically, they’re either entertaining aliens or taking a personal trip to the outer limits with help of substances. Either way, I’m digging this. Since this is the first outing of a trilogy, I’m excited hear where their music will go. Check out the title track of their EP, Proxima: ALPHA.