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me and jesse d
Jesse's album is finished and released. He made the beats and wrote the raps and the result is just fantastic. You can listen to the whole thing by clicking here, or the "play" button on the link below (which I don't think imported into Facebook correctly)




Here is a song-by-song breakdown of it:

1. file_id.diz
listen to it because: It samples Kimya Dawson
amazing line: Believe me, I don't need to be too conceited. I just believe in myself, like Jesus joined Jews for Jesus.

2. Professional Widowmaker
listen to it because: My ex-husband's name is played backwards in it.
amazing line: Your mouth falls open, all hopin’ forever wrecked. Kids get sick of you like Paul Hogan in retrospect.

3. Halifax Rap Legend
listen to it because: It shouts out to Hope Larson!
amazing line: I know you’re thinking, “What’s with the macho shit, Jesse D? You’re more like the opposite!” Yes indeed, but I uh thought it was... funny?

4. Tim I said no guests!
listen to it because: Tim and Jesse have such adorable chemistry.
amazing line: We deliver shows to the third dimension to make ‘em say, “EAU,” like thirsty Frenchmen.

5. Bring Your Girlfriend To Rap Day
listen to it because: I RAP ON IT AND DO A TAPDANCE SOLO!
amazing line: Jesse D and I are aces when our faces hurt from smiles, spending hours in the grocery store, rolling in the aisles. [THIS IS MY LINE! I WROTE MY OWN RAPS]

6. Holocaust Cloak
listen to it because: kira_lynn does shouts on it! So does liliyuki ! And me!
amazing line: I must have been sick the day they asked everyone to answer the question of whether to mess with the Status of Women Canada. If that isn’t bad management of the mandate the land handed ‘em, dammit, son, then I’m not Jesse D: the most handsome man on planet Earth (and I am, for sure).

7. How Shall I Send Thee?
listen to it because: The drums will blow your mind
amazing line: You digital, hexadecimal, intellectually less-than-vegetable...Since when is this respectable? It used to be detestable and wack to lack keenness. I grew up idolizing Black geniuses!

8. Write Protected
listen to it because: It's a fascinating exploration of Jesse's difficulty forming memories
amazing line: My video cam is gonna shoot you, so you can live forever in the future. I practise permanent taxidermy and that way, I know I’ll never lose you

9. Mudane Arcana & Eldritch Lucidity
listen to it because: It finishes with a sample of the best moment in television history.
amazing line: Tuesday: Blues at bay from the radio morning show mediocre media rodeo, here we go!

10. Make Hymn Cry
listen to it because: The lyrics are from a Ralph Ellison short story
amazing line: Yes, I'll kill it. I'll make it cry. Even if it's God, I'll make God cry. I'll kill him. I'll kill God, and not be sorry.

11. Triptych I: Hot Commodity
listen to it because: Jesse is a rapping Andrea Dworkin apologist
amazing line: I admire strangers as objects in proxy sex but is it dangerous? The answer's not yet obvious, but how could it not be yes? So is it like cars where we shrug and accept the casualties? Why is it men can fuckin' dismiss the threat so casually?

12. Triptych II: Hot Property
listen to it because: It will break your fucking heart
amazing line: The responsibility becomes an afterthought when one remembers the reasons they should've stopped; there's no pretending that you forgot.

13. Triptych III: Cold Comfort
listen to it because: It's an examination of intoxication from someone who doesn't drink
amazing line: The drama was a waste? I think not. I promised her a place to drink scotch and monitor the plot of the modern Madonna's honour guard. They thought of her as common, but hot as a sauna – not a problem.

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That's the whole thing!! Please check in out, even if only the songs that sound the most compelling to you. 

If you want to buy it (support!), you have two great options here:

1. $7 as just a download
2. $10 to also get a chapbook with lyrics, liner notes, and a forward by Buck 65

This album is a really big deal.

Comments

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jsangspar
Mar. 18th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
The links at the end are busssssted!
audrawilliams
Mar. 18th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
OH thanks! I guess you can't link directly to those options.
jsangspar
Mar. 19th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
PS! Is the cover by Mike Holmes? I forgot to look at it until now but it is also ultra-dope.
kira_lynn
Mar. 19th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
YES IT IS
pleiadeslion
Mar. 18th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
I had no idea you did tap... tell me more! I'd love to learn...
nightingayle
Mar. 18th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
This is a brilliant marketing effort.

I'm excited to find myself in a place where i can listen!
pinkminx
Mar. 18th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
I agree, and the post made me curious enough to want to listen to the album. Once I'm in a place where I can, yeah...
freaky_eggplant
Mar. 19th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
Learning to tap dance is one of my life's ambitions.
kira_lynn
Mar. 19th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
That shout-out to Hope Larson is also how we are friends with Catriona!
saritajane
Mar. 19th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
I love this!! I saw Jesse briefly at Babylon once and always wanted to hear more.

Will it be possible to purchase a physical copy?
audrawilliams
Mar. 19th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
There is chapbook with a download code. The album will come out on vinyl at some point!
saritajane
Mar. 20th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
awesome! I shall keep posted
rockanneroll
Mar. 20th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
Most Excellent!
yanatonage
Mar. 20th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
"Think I can rap/probably just talking

Think I can tap/probably just walking"

uh this is awesome.

!!!

audrawilliams
Aug. 9th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
I love Spiritualized!
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