The D(etroit) is shakin' as ever while we cool down into what WDIV two-time Emmy winner Chuck Gaidica
has declared "The Ultimate Pure Michigan Indian Summer". We've been hot on V Count's heels for a minute at Viva Radio watching him chopper around in the extravagant "So Damn Busy" video and take us for a ride through the mall in the "Food Court Kingz" clip.
Now the Macula man is back with some feel good pills to wash away all the children's cares during the dog days of summer. Might as well go out with a bang and pass out on some mega-dose painkillers while upside down on Batman the Ride at Six Flags. Once again, V Count crafts a hefty beat that I can crank on my longboard ride to Staples for back to school supplies. That is if I don't become a vegetable from too many Percocets.
V Count Macula - "Pills"
I'm picking up a lot of different vibes from San Fran's Still Flyin'. Are they an artist collective? Do they all live together? Are they obsessed with The Comsat Angels? Whatever the case, we might be able to accommodate all 27 members at the Viva Radio studio at some point. Legal occupancy? Fire hazards? Pssh!
Lead track "Bull Riff" sounds like Still Flyin' were jamming some serious Joe Jackson
while watching the 80s masterpiece Real Genius. This song could have soundtracked the scene where Val Kilmer skates down the dry ice slicked dorm hallway or parties poolside with the beauty school girls at the end of the laser beam trail. "Bull Riff" has a footloose and fancy free, Chris Knight spirit that many groups just can't own up to these these days. I'm giving Still Flyin' a serious spin in Lazlo Hollyfield's RV this summer! See you on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Still Flyin' - "Bull Riff"
First off, it's been great writing these letters to you all summer! I'm glad that we're finally touching base and really getting our emotions out on the table. Dad tells me you've been very busy riding the bicycle and working on some paintings as well. That's great to hear.
I also hear you've been getting a little more acquainted with a new pet. Dad had mentioned something about you and the new animal. But I figured it was maybe a cat or dog. That's definitely a very unique animal to take in the house. I'll be honest with you I had no idea you had such magical hands and were so adept with opossums. This is news to me. But you know, whatever makes you happy!
I suppose it gets a little lonely at night when Dad leaves for those long business trips during the week. Needless to say I'm glad those ointments and massage classes I got you for your birthday finally came in hand. Looking forward to seeing you here next week and I'll try to open some more of my spiritual channels as well!