STREAM: https://biglink.to/BASKETCASETHEORY | DOWNLOAD: https://akirathedon.bandcamp.com/album/basket-case-theory
🎵 Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Akira The Don
in Don Studios Cancun & Don Studios Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, 2021
🎙️ Vocals by Scott Adams & Akira The Don
🎵 Mixed and mastered by James Millar & Akira The Don
🎸 Guitars by Francesco
🎷 Sax by Dona
🎵 Harmonica by Nick
🎸 Live bass by Dan
🎨 Art by Akira The Don
📺 Visuals by Akira The Don & SakuraBipolar
Vocal sample from Real Coffee with Scott Adams, used with permission
00:00 - Intro
00:07 - Basket Case Theory
04:45 - Loneliness Epidemic
10:10 - This Narcissism Thing
13:50 - Remember The Basket Case Theory
18:58 - Low Self-Esteem Is Like A Virus
22:31 - Be Good At A Few Things That You Can Control
26:54 - Use Your Despair To Find Freedom
33:40 - DO SOMETHING!!
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With lyrics adapted from Berton Braley's poem of 100 years hence!
Art by me!
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“Things get large and
Then they get too large
And then they collapse
And so in 2008
When the politicians said too big to fail
Too big to fail
They got something truly
Backwards, truly backwards
The statement was reverse
It should have been so big it had to fail”
I think of those lines often these days, as so often we’re confronted with things in our brave new world that are just too large… and are inevitably beginning to topple. With regards to current events, I often say you really only need to know whether to carry a brolly when you leave the house. One needs not no bloody weather man to know which way the wind blows, and one needs read no nEwSpaper to see what’s happening all around us. Indeed, if we do read newspapers, we end up far worse informed than we might have had we not bothered at all, and had instead had gone for a nice walk or something… and thought a little, and...
An odd thing about knowing things is that once you know something, you immediately forget you did not always know it, and then strangely, default to assuming everybody else knows it too.
This is my experience, at any rate.
Somehow I often manage to completely forget the decades I spent flailing around not knowing things that I now take for granted… like the fact that picking up heavy things and putting them down again makes you feel amazing, skyrockets your confidence, increases your mental abilities, and connects you to the transcendent and divine in a manner that serious 1990s ecstasy devotees could but dream of. I only worked that out relatively recently, due to some errors in my upbringing and the devious and evil propaganda I suffered, that convinced the young me that artistically inclined types like myself didn’t engage with physicality, and the sorts of people that did were dumb meatheads (inversion as usual, the people I meet in gyms are typically the most wise and cerebral one could hope to encounter). No, what I ...
STREAM & DOWNLOAD: https://go.meaningwave.com/ONESHOT
From the album GET SOME: https://go.meaningwave.com/GETSOME
Often, people write to me saying something like, “I love you and Jocko’s song GOOD (https://fanlink.to/jockogood)… but how can I reconcile that with death?”
The song goes some way to answering that. EVEN IN DEATH (https://go.meaningwave.com/EVENINDEATH) is a highlight from an album that is all highlights, GET SOME (https://go.meaningwave.com/GETSOME), and was one of the songs I spent the longest on. It started as a simple string coda, carrying Jocko’s words like a calm ocean, building into a storm of tsunami intensity as drums and guitar were added, and finally the glory of the full string section.
The video features footage from Ninja Scroll, which I have loved since I first saw it as a child, and remains one of the most powerful films I have born witness to.