The Sketchy Kids are Live – Episode 5

Hi to our lovely readers!

After a bit of hiatus we are pleased to release the final episode of season 1!

This is our ORIGINAL cable access television show that is available online.

We are beginning post production of season two so expect us to be moving on to bigger and better things!

The Sketchy Kids are Live – Episode 5

Lyvo ft Eliott B – Chapter I,II&III

Here we have a mixtape I made awhile back. I used Lyvo’s tracks that I pulled off bandcamp as the germs for these songs, I remixed, stretched, and changed the tracks around a bit. Lyvo published his project, Chapter I&II, as creative commons which is awesome. I took the tracks and composed some original lyrics to give the songs some form. Thanks for listening 🙂

Lyvo ft Eliott B – Chapter I,II&III

Poem by Lyonrah

I’m a simple man
scared terribly 
by the ascendance I feel
through & all about me.
In the echoing crescendo 
herald by the buds
of the stretching spring tree,
in the reply from the
scuttling squirrel 
gathering acorns, pausing,
looking through me,
in the eyes of another 
who holds mine in momentary matrimony,
rather then the usual,
a demonstration a performance,
an assertion of ones own dominance. 
Sometimes it becomes so shockingly clear
that it can’t but cause
a stirring disturbance in me.
A need for coming back,
a need for returning from that place 
whispered of in our dreams. 
I huddle inside my shelter,
a gift so long condemned
as the original sin,
and do as instructed
by the ego within.

Poem by Lyonrah

Pelham – Lost My Mind

Check out this video created by Pelham!

This video features a track off Pelham’s recent release. The location of the video is the iconic Stone Arch bridge in Minneapolis. Pelham, apart from being an original musician, is a producer who is engaged in the overall Minneapolis music scene. He has collaborated with Sketchy Kids by featuring a video in our original cable access television show. He runs Meteor Base, a studio specializing in music production and marketing. Not only that, he coordinates a open mic in Northeast Minneapolis.

Pelham’s work in the community shows in this video. Other musicians in the local scene make appearances in the video, which is really cool for me to see! Unfortunately I was unable to make the shoot myself, but it goes to show that Pelham’s community is on point.

Check out the video and be sure to support local artists!

 

Pelham – Lost My Mind

I Woke Up Stained

I woke up stained.

I don’t know when it happened

Maybe it was the recent news

Maybe the cold callous city streets

Maybe the steel structure that divides us

Like that steel I am tarnished

My shine is gone unpolished

 

I woke up tarnished.

I had a silver shine faded away

Maybe my heart glimmers with dreams of renewal

Maybe there is golden age of true justice and sacred peace

Maybe people are starting to change

Like those people I have changed

My heart is gone stained

I Woke Up Stained

Poems by Lyonrah

Today’s study, a study of the invisible. 
Oh children of the universe
Listening intently
Gaze focused out into space
Solemn no longer;
We replace the age old
With today.
Oh you angel
Living in harmony with your being,
No longer will I try to place at your feet that which will never reach, but now is the time, too unshackle ourselves and aspire to the heights offered by the gift of being man and woman. 
To actualize that which our eyes and mind have know for so long inside, hark the call my siblings, hark and sing, even if it is hard to believe, for me it is the same, but relish in the name of names which stands a loft for our purpose to shape this into that, the visible a resource to achieve the greatest height, a monument to the invisible which comes down into our world through the bridges we so construct. So build and build, till in one stroke we bridge the gap and in ecstasy stand before the awesomeness possible from a life thus thrust into the torrent that is living amongst shackled minds.

Poems by Lyonrah