Category Archives: Musician

One Life by Cristian Ruvalcaba

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I’ve met a lot of performers in my time, but none like this smooth rapper with a story of courage that may teach you something about how to face your own fears with strength and dignity. Plus the song is just bad-ass. Turn it up.

One Life, by Cristian Ruvalcaba. MP3. Free download. Shared with permission. Always give credit where credit is due.

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Dangerous Attitude

In the mid-1980′s a young man named William Lovett formed a music band and called it Karesse. Together with aspiring electronica musician Christopher Vera, they began a creative relationship that produced a short visionary album in the 90s. “Dangerous Attitude” was a rock song ahead of its time in its defiance of color barriers: The lead singer was black and the guest rap artist, white. Lead singer and backup vocals by William Lovett. Music and lyrics by Christopher Vera. Rap vocals by Christopher Vera. The excellent guitar work was performed by a man we recall only as “Ron Bone.”

The download is free. This was a fun song to make. William and I used a home studio in Ron’s apartment (which explains the hiss…there was very little sound proofing) and it had been a long day. We were trying to hype it up so the performance would have some energy in it. If only Red Bull had been invented!

Mystic Rain

I wrote Mystic Rain for a little ambiance with a beat. From the mind of Bluezoo7 all the way from the Mystic Nebula. I like tunes with a little beat but with a ghostly, haunted sound.

I originally called it “Methane Rain” but thought that didn’t create the right image.

Follow the link to download and let this song take you wherever you want to go.

Remember the Memories

In the mid-1980′s a young man named William Lovett formed a music band and called it Karessé. Together with aspiring electronica musician Christopher Vera, they began a creative relationship that produced a short visionary album in the 90s. “Remember the Memories,” the title cut of that album, is a haunting ballad about lost love. Lead singer, William Lovett. Music and lyrics by Christoper Vera. Backup vocals were by a hot lady William brought into the studio who used to sing backup for Chaka Kahn. Wish I could recall her name! The recording anomaly towards the end of the song is from the original media and not a fault of your sound system.

Download free now: http://www.box.com/s/vkmayel3fxmmr8rahcmc

Information Highway

So a friend encouraged me (threatened me actually) to dig up some old tunes I wrote awhile ago. They were saved on a paltry cassette tape that was fading fast. It was time to digitize.

One of the first songs I uploaded is an instrumental entitled “Information Highway.” Enjoy!

You can find my other tunes on my Music page.

House of the Rising Sun

Great song for writing poetry

If you’re like me, you enjoy writing poetry to music. Its best of we can’t understand the words to the music so it doesn’t influence our writing. try listening to this piece WITHOUT watching the video that goes with it so it doesn’t influence you. Let your mind wander…

Science in Rap

Give it up to Alpinekat. We need more science in rap. You go, girl! This one’s about the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Recently Discovered Music from the Mystic Nebula

Just pulled down some new beats from the dark matter. Find them here.