Category Archives: Film&Music

Project Astral FEATURED SONG SPOTLIGHT (VANGUARD VILLEN – MUST HAVE BEEN A DREAM)

Project Astral Music brings you the latest independent music from the best producers and artists.

vanguardelyonblack

This is an official PROJECT ASTRAL article.

– Press Graye

Advertisements

Freddie Gibbs

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

FREDDIE GIBBS

freddie-gibbsjpg-11111111111111

Born June 14, 1982 (age 36)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.

We are now announcing only the second time we have named a living person for our “Time Machine Poet of the Week” tribute.  Hailing from the streets of Gary, Indiana; Freddie Gibbs has created his own stylized flow, equipped with story-telling that exhibits the essence of legends such as Tupac and Scarface.  I was introduced to Gibbs in 2014; I first heard his collaboration with Joey Bada$$ “Carry On” and then listened to the masterpiece and possibly his best album “Piñataproduced by Madlib.

Songs like “White Range” and “BFK” bring forth a manifestation of Tony Montana and the Vice City aura that’s rare to capture in 2018.  He is easily in the top 5 rappers alive and that’s if he’s not already the best hip-hop artist producing music at-the-moment.  With the release of 2018’s self-titled album “Freddie” and his on-going popularity – his demand is climbing.  Freddie Gibbs is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

This is an official PROJECT ASTRAL article.

Press Graye

 

5 Songs About The Future

These are 5 songs about the future!

ZAGER AND EVANS – 2525

In the Year 2525” is a song that deals with humanity and how it adapts into the future.  Themes of the song include machines that rule the labor force, asexual humans, test-tube conception, pills for food.  The song ends in the year 10000, which describes earth covered in darkness.

IMG_1446

THE BYRDS – ONE HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW

One hundred years from this day will the people still feel this way?” Is the opening line to this short but powerful song from The Byrds; it provokes a thought of existence through the spectrum of a memory… stuck between here and now.

hqdefault

QUEEN – 39′

Queen’s hit “39′” is a take on the famous time dilation scenario first mentioned in Einstein’s special theory of relativity.  This is also the plot of the original Planet of the Apes film.

ddddddddddddd

THE BUGGLES – VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR

What is there really to say?  Music videos killed the radio star, and the Buggles music video for “Video Killed The Radio Star” is ironically so terrible it makes you rethink the idea of music videos overtaking radio.

61ezPihwrtL._SS500

NEIL YOUNG – COMPUTER AGE

Neil Young showcases his talents in synthesizers with the release of “Computer Age”.  A personal connection of Neil Youngs’, since the influence of the song, deals with his journey of communicating with his son who has cerebral palsy and the progression of technology into the future.

Cars and trucks Fly by me on the corner But I’m all right Standin’ proud before the signal When I see the light I know I’m more than just a number

R-2777982-1450730636-7134.jpeg

This is an official PROJECT ASTRAL article.

Press Graye

Wolfman Jack

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK

Wolfman Jack

wolfman-jack-getty-1600x500.00_00_00_00.Still001

Born Robert Weston Smith
January 21, 1938
New York City, U.S.
Died July 1, 1995 (aged 57)
Belvidere, North Carolina, U.S.

Although I didn’t grow up in the realm of Wolfman Jack; I remember DJ Cousin Brucie replaying snippets of Wolfman Jack on Sirius XM satellite radio on the ’60s on 6.  His humor and voice electrified the music that followed, and his popularity rose to heights unseen before with a Disc jockey.

Born in Brooklyn, January 21, 1938, he would later find his passion in radio as a Disc jockey in 1962-1964 for Inter-American Radio and gained mainstream status via XHRF-FM radio located in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, which had the strongest radio frequency – able to broadcast to California and most of the United States.  His admiration for the Blues and Rock n Roll captivated black musicians into the ears of white school students, who otherwise had no access to the tunes.

He would have a small part in the 1973 film American Graffiti, finally allowing his fans a face to the Wolfman’s voice. Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack on July 1, 1995 at the age of 57.  Wolfman Jack is our TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK.

This is an official PROJECT ASTRAL article.

Press Graye

10 MORE Films of Making a Deal with the Devil

These are 10 MORE FILMS OF MAKING A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL!

Faust (1994)

A unique re-telling of the story of Faust; equipped with stop-motion animation and puppets!

220px-Faust1994poster

The Devils

A Roman Catholic Priest is accused of conspiring with the Devil to seduce young women.

220px-Thedevils1971poster

Constantine

Keanue Reeves stars as Constantine and hunts demons so he won’t go back to hell.  Enough said.

3q28_8267

The Devils Advocate

Keanue Reeves again – this time as a lawyer from Florida who wins every case he’s assigned; is it a streak of good luck or a family secret to credit?

p19989_p_v8_af

 

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

A guitar pick belonging to Satan turns anyone who possesses it into rock stars.

220px-Tenacious_d_in_the_pick_of_destiny_ver3

 

The Hire (Beat The Devil) (Short Film)

A short film produced by BMW.  James Brown stars as a man who wants to renegotiate his deal with the devil.  Directed by badass Tony Scott (True Romance, Man On Fire).

MV5BMzc0NTMwNTIxMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTEzMTQyMQ@@._V1_UY268_CR3,0,182,268_AL_

H-E Double Hockey Sticks

Winning the Stanley Cup?  It has ONE condition.

MV5BYmZmOGU3NDktZGQ1Ny00MmNjLWFkZDgtMmVmZTZiNWU0NmU5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzg5OTk2OA@@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_

The Search for Robert Johnson (Documentary)

Did blues legend Robert Johnson sell his soul for fame and guitar skills?

220px-TheSearchforRobertJohnson2006dvd-cover

The Student of Prague

A German short film about Faust.

220px-Paul_Wegener_als_Student_von_Prag,_Filmplakat_1913

Faust and Marguerite (Short Film)

A silent film from 1900.

The 1901 Edison Films Catalog describes the film:

Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place.

MV5BMjYxZDUwYWUtMTcyNC00NzNjLWJjN2QtNGI4YmQ1ODA3MmVkXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNTM3MDMyMDQ@._V1_UY268_CR9,0,182,268_AL_

This is an official PROJECT ASTRAL article.

Press Graye