Thursday, June 19, 2008

Educated Consumers.

A few weeks back, we opened a show for Eyedea & Abilities (of the Rhymesayers Entertainment camp). For a number of reasons (including the weekend of the show also being the weekend of my 2_th birthday, constant extreme shifts in my job/emotional/social landscape over this most recent chunk of time, copious amounts of Jack Daniel's finding its way into my system, that there are only 24 hours in a day, I'm an ass, etc) I never recapped the show (which I do occasionally) or even gave it the ol' long-winded, almost unreadable SD intro on the ramp-up to the date (which is generally a lock).

Luckily, the homie SeezMics from Educated Consumers did it for us.

Educated Consumers (from Maryland) also opened for E&A that evening, and impressed the shit out of us. Not only did they have that rare quality of not being garbage (which is something underground rap acts excel at more often than not) but they were chill as fuck and provided excellent merch table conversation. Their Write Hear album is dope and you should buy it.

Here's the excerpt from Seez's tour blog for Providence:

May 30 @ The Living Room (Providence, RI)

Took us 90 minutes to get to I-95 from Brooklyn. Word.

This was the first city where we had a hotel and I was anxious to see what kind of accomodations we'd be dealing with. Fortunately for us, <3 Kel was on the case and booked us a dope room on the cheap. We chilled for a bit, soundchecked and set up merch at the venue, then broke out to get some food.

Providence is a lot like D.C. in that you go from rundown industrial graveyard to bustling urban sprawl in a matter of 500 yards. A Mexican spot did us lovely and I was amped for the show. Unfortunately, the Celtics were eliminating the Pistons (sayonara Flip, keep playing the other team's best scorer straight up!) and the crowd was more into the game than my bad jokes. Such is life. I got to build with Storm Davis of the Oakland A's/Poorly Drawn People, and hopefully we'll be trading shows with them soon.

Manhattan had drained the party out of us, so we weren't in the mood to go out. We were in the mood to take some pictures with the venue's graffiti wall as the backdrop and do an interview in front of a Dunkin' Donuts (the interview footage will be posted shortly ahem Sean ahem.)

Read the rest of SeezMics' tour blog here, and, in theory, a PDP/EC collaborative effort will pop up on your radar sooner than later.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Picture Of An Octopus.

Alright, all. It's Monday. Time to start thinking about the weekend. Reflecting on the one just passed, and planning for the one just a few days ahead. Let's get moving:

Thanks to all of you who joined the Poorly Drawn family at Local 121 on Saturday for Dox & DJ Save1's monthly old school extravaganza. Naughty By Nature marathons, obscene dance moves, and cake for Reason's birfday, plus the usual gang of glassware housing the devil's potions, once again added up to a rousing success. It's a lock for a good time, so mark the date for next month (July 12). Don't worry, though: we'll remind you. But you probably guessed that already.

"But what about this weekend, Storm Davis? What should we do?? We haven't seen PDP perform live in weeeeeeeeeeeeks!!" you say. Or, in the case of quite of few of you, in A LONG F.CKIN TIME. So let's do Friday night together. Come on, don't be nervous. We'll be gentlemen. Probably.

INDEF*ART presents The-Day-Befo'-Its-Officially-Summer-Jumpoff***

with performances by
POORLY DRAWN PEOPLE (Reason / Storm Davis / Dox / DJ Sterbyrock)
(Cas Uno / Esh the Monolith / DJ Al-Bums)
(Portland, ME |
(New Hampshire)

115 Empire St
Providence RI
Doors 8pm / ALL AGES
OPEN MIC from 8-9pm
Six Dollars

Hope to see you all there. Rumor has it that PDP will be going on in the late part of the evening, after 11 sometime.
Any questions, click reply and let your concerns pour out everywhere. I'll mop them up & mail the towel to AskJeeves.

alright alright alright,

***hey, we didn't name it. you should have seen what they wanted to call it.

Friday, June 13, 2008

You Could Drink With Storm Davis!

Greetings friends, friends of friends, & former 3-time NASCAR finalist Big Doug,

As you might imagine, I receive dozens of hundreds of emails each decade axing how one might be able to mill about inside of a room containing my awesome as it smoovely sips away at the world's remaining supply of Jack Daniel's.

Just this once, Ima tell yoo.

This Saturday, in Providence, Rhode Island, Storm Davis (who is now typing in the third person) will be doing just that at a bar called "Low Cal 121" on Washington Street in Providence. He supports this bar because its name clearly fits in with his relentless quest for physical fitness. Also the staff is mad scrutinizable. Especially the dudes. Seriously, he's having them audited (No Boston Tea Party).

Anyway, I believe someone named "DOCKS" is DJing with another guy named "RESCUE" and there's a flyer around somewhere. They oppose the farming of coca plants and stopped enjoying anything that went into their ears after 1997, even that spider that laid eggs that time. Which was kind of $3xy, if you dig Tobey Maguire, which SD does not. Not feeling his hairstyle. But deejays schmeeejays, right?







see you there,
Strom Thurmond
Certified Ombudsman

*from the chains of passion

Dox of Poorly Drawn People & DJ SaveOne
[LOCAL 121]
121 Washington St | Providence RI
10pm-2am / 21+ / FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

SD & PDP’s Shoot For The Stars gets 4/5 Rating from!

Poorly Drawn People
Shoot For The Stars, Hit The Ceiling
4 out of 5 $$$$$

As Labeless Illtelligence emcee Cas Uno points out on his drop for this mixtape, the most recent of many from Poorly Drawn People, "y'all are some seriously depressing motherfuckers." Going on my one and only impression of the group, Storm Davis's Kegstand Poetry for the Recovering Alcoholic, and the title of this mixtape, I would likely agree, but what they offer up with Shoot for the Stars, Hit the Ceiling shows a completely different side of this five man crew.

The production from Dox and Entity is mostly upbeat boom bap that results in great beats like the countrified "Hooked on Symphonics," the fun posse cut "Fatbackburners" and the bass-drenched "Poison Propaganda." PDP emcees Reason and Storm Davis (and sometimes Dox) put these instrumentals to good use in a variety of permutations, including group tracks, duos, solos and a bunch of different posse cuts.

There are many impressive verses throughout. Sure, it's a lot of braggadocio along with a pair of sex raps (one from each emcee), but there's also a small selection of message-based tracks covering dirty cops ("Cops & Crooks"), revolution ("Let the People Know") and counteracting mindless rap ("The Vaccine"). The crew's fifth member, Sterbyrock, stops by to drop a shout-out along with some turntable manipulations. This is the Poorly Drawn People that I'd like to hear more from.

Download it for free at

[Thomas Quinlan]