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B. Dolan “HOUSE OF BEES, VOL 2″ vid & single

B. DOLAN – “STILL HERE”
To download this single for free, click the arrow pointing down in the Soundcloud player above.

HOUSE OF BEES VOL II is available on CD and MP3 at www.tinyurl.com/houseofbeesvol2

We just finished our jaunt through Texas. We had a Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Houston, We’ve Had Our Problems.

On the eve of my flight to Texas, while preparing for my 4 shows there with B. Dolan, I’ve been thinking about my past experiences in the Lone Star State. One thing is for sure…there’s never been a dull moment.

The last time B. Dolan and I played Houston (show review here), we were on my LI(F)E tour. On this particular evening we were surprised to see that a popular national bank had set up a booth inside our venue. Apparently Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

Oh, You’re a Rapper? Freestyle for Me.

Major pet peeve of mine.

But when we feel in the mood to freestyle, we do the damn thing. Total off-the-top improvisation. Below is one of the favorite cypher sessions I’ve ever been a part of. 2001′s “Orphanage Freestyle” on the Break of Dawn radio show (KFAI) = Eyedea, Slug, Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Blueprint,  &Illogic  with beats being spun by DJ Abilities.

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Apr 23

“LOST LOVES” by Sage Francis

“Lost Loves” is a song that literally took 20 years to complete. The first half was recording in 1991 and the other half was recorded in 2011. Thanks to my pack-rat ways since an early age, I’m now able to trade bars with my younger self.

Finalizing this song involved salvaging a 20 year old recording from a 2nd generation cassette dub, filling in the blank lines, and twisting what was originally a tale of unrequited love into a bizarre story about a man who thinks it’s appropriate to woo his lady with battle raps.

To top it all off, this is the long-awaited return of my nasty alter-ego, Xaul Zan…so don’t expect anything sweet. “It’s got to do with lots of lovin’ and it ain’t nuthin’ nice.”

The artwork for this digital single is by Pat Jensen.

If you wish to download this song, you can do so by clicking here.

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Feb 14

A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens Tribute “THE GODCAST IS NOT GREAT” by Strange Famous Records

We lost a great writer, journalist, debater, intellect and free thinker to cancer on December 15, 2011. Much can be said about Christopher Hitchens, some good and some bad, but rather than speak in his defense I’d rather just let the man speak for himself. No one can do it better.

This 38 minute tribute is a collection of audio clips taken from Hitchens’ debates, interviews & speeches. Similar to previous Godcasts, the music is a mishmash of various genres and song clips, ranging from the familiar to the obscure, all arranged and edited by yours truly. You can download it for free by clicking the “down arrow” on the Soundcloud audio player.

TRACKLIST:

Offended Every Day
Hitchler
F*ck ‘Em or Fleece ‘Em
Genital Mutilation
Vicarious Redemption
Breech of Taste
A Most Subtle PSA
The Argument that Never Goes Stale
It’s Called Culture
Limerick Roll
The Original Repudiation
Theresa Cult Vs. Empowerment of Women
The Clever Clever Question
Dropkick Me Jesus
A Final Note

THIS IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE GODCAST SERIES. CHECK OUT THE FULL GODCAST SERIES BY CLICKING HERE.

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Dec 30

US Soldier Tells Me He’s Been Living “The Worst Kind of Lie”

A man in the US Army sent me this photo of his LI(F)E tattoo just as the Iraq War was declared officially over. As this war was predicated on false information, I didn’t have to ask what he meant when he said, “I wanted to send you this because I’ve been living the worst kind of lie.”

Our brothers and sisters fight wars over seas and they’re told that it’s to preserve our freedom, but then they come home to see things like the National Defense Authorization Act have passed, stripping Americans of MORE civil liberties. The madness continues and Li(f)e goes on for now.

Please get home safe, sir.
-Uncle Frank

Click HERE to see ALL the Li(f)e tattoos.
Click HERE for the Li(f)e album and  all product related to it.

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Dec 17

Sage Francis plays Madison, MPLS, Chicago – FEB 2012

What better way for the midwest to spend their Valentine’s Day Weekend than with SAGE FRANCIS (accompanied by Kristoff Krane  & Metermaids!)  THESE SHOWS WILL SELL OUT, SO GET YOUR TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME!

*CHICAGO UPDATE* Dark Time Sunshine has been added to the bill!

Feb 16Madison, WI - HIGH NOON SALOON - Tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/SageMadisonTix

Feb 17 – Minneapolis TRIPLE ROCK. THIS SHOW HAD ALREADY SOLD OUT!!!

Feb 18Chicago, IL - BOTTOM LOUNGE- Tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/SageBottomLoungeTix

 

If you are on Facebook, the events page for this tour is HERE. Please “attend” and share this event with friends. Thank you!


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Dec 11

Sage Francis interview with OneThirtyBPM

Here is my interview with One Thirty BPM where they did a spotlight on Strange Famous Records.

Strange Famous Records
 

For our second issue of Label Spotlight, we caught up with Strange Famous Records front man and lead artist Sage Francis, who founded the indie label in 1996 as a way of self-releasing his own material.

One Thirty BPM: First and foremost, could you briefly describe Strange Famous as a label? How many artists and releases are credited to the label, and how would you define its ‘sounds’?

Sage Francis: When I began pressing my own music I decided to use the name “Strange Famous Records.” Because Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 05

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Sleep of Oldominion's new album "Oregon Failure" (produced by Maulskull) drops April 15! Pre-order yours on SIGNED CD here.

SFRstore EXCLUSIVE! Prolyphic & Buddy Peace Limited Edition, Tri-Colored, Hand-Screenprinted 7-inch Vinyl! Features Sage Francis & Metermaids. See all available options here.

B. Dolan will be joining Sage Francis on the Copper Gone Tour this May! Check out the latest installment of his "House of Bees" mixtape series here.

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