18 February, 2011

ain't nothing neutral in how i feel

it's late, here in grenada MS. i'm out on tour, and i'm just getting to the hotel after my 7th show in a row. 3 more to go before a day off monday in austin. so you can see why i have been behind a bit in my po-litical work. let's catch up....

there's some important net neutrality stuff happening this week. house republicans succeeded today in attaching an addendum to the upcoming spending bill that would block funding for the recently adopted FCC net neutrality principles. except now we call it "the open internet order" because the republicans have commandeered and poisoned the term "net neutrality". either way this is seriously important stuff. it directly affects how we will access information and how new applications and platforms are developed (and by whom). for a primer here. watch me talk about it here.
here's what i have been able to do this week, in between hauling gear, selling CDs, and driving our rented minivan through chicago, st louis, kansas city, oklahoma city, memphis and new orleans:

a letter to congress that myself and some other incredible artists have signed on to.

and a site that gives you 3 specific actions that you can take on this issue:

The Internet Strikes Back

it's really easy to get involved. and the fight will continue on way past feb.17th.


06 February, 2011

green and yellow

i just finished the latest version of my "Cabin Fever" webseries. episode 5 was "Songs About Sports". in it, i took wiz khalifa's "black and yellow", followed the lead of some awesome MCs (Prophetic & Pizzle, Lil Wayne) and did my own version for the green bay packers. go pack go!

you can watch the complete episode here.

lyrics below the vid, check em out, because i didnt get all of it right in the performance:

yeah, ah hah, you know what it is
everything i do, i do it big
3 feet of snow, that's nothing
western mass, keep on dumping

step into my cabin you know everything
green and yellow, green and yellow
cabin fever, we webcasting
green and yellow, green and yellow

2 teams, big game
1 quarterback droppin my name
hotter than the hottest flame
aaron rodgers spells it different
but we shine the same
i drop tracks like a quarterback drops back
tossing deep cuts off like a triple threat wild cat
not an athelete but still a player like that
green like the earth, yellow gold like money
the riches go to those who play as one, see
the politics of a non-profit corporation
i'm a citizen of a democratic packer nation
steel city's a dope place, yes
but i will never ever root for a rapist