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Marzuki Grinage
1-23-18

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I'm thinking of recording a version of this timeless song. This is just some of a rehearsal I wanted to share, rough edges and all! It feels good to get out of my perfectionist self and share more work like this. I hope that it helps potential students get a feel for what I do.

It can be hard to find good technique teachers who you can also actually hear sing. What tends to happen is that the vocal coaches that can sing don't have good technical knowledge/skills to teach technique and the good technique teachers don't sing artistically. I think many teachers are afraid that people will think they're not "good enough" and end up hiding behind their teaching. I always wanted to be a singer first and also teach, which is awesome too!

Nobody is flawless, that's not what it's about. I'm constantly challenging myself but I don't want to be afraid to show my imperfections. We're all just human trying to do our best to figure out this thing called "life" and grow.

Marz

 

 

Marzuki Grinage
03/29/2018
Prince

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Jamming at rehearsal and recorded this on my iphone. Missing Prince!

Sound Of Souls featuring Marzuki Grinage
Marzuki Grinage

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Written by Marzuki Grinage - Lead Vocals and Guitars by Marzuki Grinage -  Keyboards and Background Vocals by Simon Russell - Drums by Billy "Shoes" Johnson - Bass by Robert Watson - Background Vocals by Dez Parker.

Marzuki Grinage

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All Vocals and Instruments performed and recorded by Marzuki Grinage.

Marz Rocket
2/8/2019
Marzuki Grinage

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A PUNK song about Gentrification. High Quality Download Now Available for $1 for A Limited Time @ https://marzrocket.bandcamp.com/releases

The Story behind the song...

The initial inspiration behind this song is the rapid changing of the landscape here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've never seen cities change so fast... there are SO MANY new properties being built to satisfy the demand for living here. The cost of living has risen to the point that the Bay Area is one of the most expensive places to live in the World!!! Most of this is because of the Tech Industry. Extremely high rent has forced many people to move (musicians and artists are among the most affected) and many of the businesses we have loved forced to close because of raised leases.

 

I started writing this a few days before the Paradise Wildfire erupted resulting in one the most deadly and devastating Wildfires in US history. Here in the East Bay we were fortunate not to experience the destruction and loss that hit Paradise, but we did have to stay inside or wear masks because the smoke was so bad. I've never seen anything like it! I was already feeling anger and frustration over the economic gentrification but the smoke just added more fuel when creating this song.

 

At first I didn't notice a connection with the Wildfires and my song Daylight Robbery, but then posts started surfacing about conspiracy theories along with pictures like these, showing Energy Weapons many believe to have intentionally started the fires and pics of a proposed railway system in the exact location;

The possible motive is to take over the land, buy the damaged houses and rebuild. The land grab conspiracy made me realize that my song "Daylight Robbery" does relate to this...and it's crazy that by complete coincidence I wrote the words "In A Fools Paradise" for the chorus originally thinking it was about this new gentrified place we're living in. It felt good to "blow off some steam" and put my frustration into something constructive. Music has always been my medicine and for that I'm forever grateful!

Marz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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