As of 1/3/2012 it will have been two year since my Father’s sudden passing and to celebrate his life and memory I have the distinct pleasure of presenting a recently discovered original song by my Pop’s, Duane Suomi.
“All The Killing” was recorded sometime in 2008 in my home studio. He never liked the vocals he cut, so it just sort of sat on the back burner until we totally forgot about it. He didn’t hold a very high opinion of himself, artistically speaking, and was privy to writing, recording … and then deleting.
Recently I was thrilled to discover the vocal scratch track he laid down one night. Although I’m sure if he inhabited the Earth today he’d still be trying to lay down a “Killer Vocal” but in light of the situation, I think this one sounds pretty good.
Pay close attention to the late 00’s cultural references. Most of the people referenced are still causing problems. The lyric is quintessential Pop’s. Sardonic yet charming.
Here to my Dad, the Tupac of Melbourne, Florida… Or maybe Biggie is a better analogy…
He did always love it when you called him Big Papa.
First full band show since August is happening tomorrow (11/18) at The Dog & Bone in Cocoa Village, FL. Ian Little has promised a money back guarantee of a good time. Oh yeah, its also a free show. Don’t miss local favorite Wolfy Lonesome.
New video that we recorded outside the club in San Francisco w/ our friends at The Bay Area Native.
To all my local friends: Tonight!! 8/20/11 at The 321 Local w/ Big Leaguers Lauris Vidal & Andy Zipf. Show at 9pm. Only $5 at the door. We’ve even got David Fountain (aka Whiskers, because he’s curious like a cat) down for this show. Thats how excited we are about this one. Tomorrow night we are headed back to Gainesville, FL at the Double Down (old Common Grounds). Hope to see you. Yes you. No not you, you. Wear something sexy. Good day.
Lots of going ons.
Tuesday Nights in the month of June at Redlight Redlight.
“Let My Love” in Denver, CO w/ The Builders & The Butchers. Posted by my buddy Lev Levy youtube channel: miamilev1
The Builders & The Butchers w/ Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets singing Cecilia by Paul Simon.