Thursday, June 9, 2016

A World Beyond Image.

The worlds an image, more beyond then color and light.
Extending beyond humanities eye.
Were crying out weather we know it or not.
A world of wonder or maybe not?
A world of love do we deny?
Love growing in pockets and tiny waves.
Humanity hides for future days.
Long for something more then love can brave.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Mell Street, Show Athens Georgia, Early 2000's.



Photos By Addison Godel


Friday, May 20, 2016

Get a free song, when you sign up to the Spooky Moon Mailing list.




I created this service via musicglue.com. It allows you share media that an artist makes such as songs and music videos. I will be mostly using it to promote new material. I will never charge money also it you sign up you will get mail to comics and other free songs in the future.

Sincerely
The Spooky Moon! :)

Friday, May 13, 2016

NASA RECEIVED AN SOS CALL FROM ANOTHER GALAXY?



I think information like this is fascinating. I am not sure if it true or not, but I want to believe it is true. Below is the text that is in this video.



"NASA detected, intercepted, and decoded a mathematically-based distress signal from a purportedly doomed planetoid outside our own galaxy.

The signal was detected in January of 1998 but, however and as it might be expected, it took many years to properly decode the message.

NASA experts claim to have intercepted an intergalactic distress call from an alien civilization that had already peaked and was actually dying when saber-tooth tigers still roamed the earth.

The 80,000-year-old SOS was received and digitally recorded in late January 1998.

But only in 2011 have radio astronomers and language experts found the key to the complex mathematics-based language that enabled them to translate the 'frantic plea for help'.

The world press has been suspiciously silent about the startling message, though lengthy scientific reports are scheduled for publication in two professional journals, Radio Astronomy and Universe.

According to a highly placed NASA source in Houston, Texas, noted Russian superior officer Gen. in ex-Soviet Union’s army, Viktor Kulikov was leading a United Nations research team from a state-operated observatory 50 miles northwest of Moscow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_K...

Gen. Victor Kulikov told Universe that the signal emanated from a point beyond the galaxy nearest to our own, Andromeda, and was sent by beings that had apparently achieved a civilization no more advanced than our own here on Earth.

“The simple fact that we received and decoded the message proves beyond any doubt that their knowledge and technology were, at the very best, within our reach.” Dr. Kulikov explained.

“And while there are years of study ahead of us, I can say with certainty that the death of their civilization was not the result of some cosmic catastrophe. It was the result of the civilization turning on itself, possibly with devastating nuclear weaponry.”

Dr Kulikov flatly refused to provide either of the magazines with a transcript of the message, but he did say it began with the plea, “Help us,” and went on to give data pinpointing the exact position of the doomed planet.

There was a quite lucid account of apocalyptic devastation, hellish explosions, widespread death and terminal illnesses,” he said.

“A Shower of meteors? Perhaps. But what stikes me, and this is just a feeling, is an underlying acceptance of guilt. It’s as if the senders of the message are acknowledging blame for what happened.”

"Whatever it was, they apparently had no means to evacuate the remaining population. Interplanetary space travel was available to them, but only on a very limited level. The message makes it very clear that they were trapped on their world,” said Dr. Kulikov.

The article was written by two journals. NASA simply managed to not get much publicity. At that time the newspapers wrote very little about this issue. When after thirteen years managed to decrypt the message fails to hide from the media."




Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Sorry Sods - Athens Georgia - Early 2000s.



The Sorry Sods are playing Magma By Eshniner Forest. It was a covers night, I played as well. I played Fragile Tree by Natural Bridges.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Athens Georgia Photos from Early 2000's.


Crunchafus.


Travis and Ryan outside the Ultramod Compount before a show.



Photos from the Apartment I lived in.


Doctor Casino


Green Bean Go at the Ultramod Compound.


Room mates for the most part.

Me in my bedroom at the time.
I am wearing a Donkey Hat I made... I use to perform as a Donkey because I use to play a song called Donkey and Plow.

Me and Emma the dog and Me and Travis, both were taken in Ila, Georgia.

Bellhouse playing at the Caladonia Lounge. It was Kimberly's birthday show, she made her self a birthday dress.
The one and only time I performed Buffalo Run.
Halloween in my Donkey costume.
Back seat of some car, Me, Javier, Missy and Travis.

Either Bellhouse or The Orchid Pool playing a backyard show in Ila, Georgia.


Kimberly was a middle school teacher and needed a little backing band. Javier on drums, Tony on guitar, me on Bass.

We all went on a road trip so an amusement park in North Carolina.
Crammed in the back seat again.
Show Flier for Green Bean Go! - Kabuki Track Stars and Omar Mathatron.
Doctor Casino at some house show.
I am not sure who or where this picture was taken.


Extreme Animals. That the back of my head in the top photo. It was a very loud show.
Some random party. That's me looking at the fire extinguisher.
























Green Bean Go! - April 13, 2002. Apartment Show - Athens Georgia.


I don't remember much from this show and I am not sure why we switched around so much on instruments. There was always a lot of talking between songs from what I do remember, mainly because music practice always happened maybe an hour or two prior the show.


In this photo I know were trying to play, Eye of the Tiger. I remember we practiced figuring out the song, by listening to the recording upstairs for maybe 15 mins. Javier is on the drums in this photo, he is a multi-instrumentalist and just recently made an appearance on the Late Show playing sax with Deerhunter.


Matt the guy on the left wrote a lot of songs in Green Bean Go & I was rarely involved. Julie would sing the lyrics. Travis the guy on drums would also write songs. This was most likely one of maybe two times I played with Green Bean Go.

These photos were taken by Addison Godel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Only 4 Albums on my Bandcamp now / Less Confusing.

I had to remove about 30 albums and singles from my bandcamp page due to the amount of plays I was getting of songs I wrote and recorded over 10 years ago. I did this because I would rather have people hear my newer songs. Currently their are 4 albums up on my bandcamp. I know bandcamp is not preferred by music listeners but it is a good place for an artist to track and listen to their own work if need be. I have taken a screen shot of the one weeks worth of listen data. Magma is the only song with a full listen and is one of the first songs I recorded and its is of horrible quality. I personally have not listened to this song in maybe 3 years.

I should have stream lined my bandcamp a lot time ago. I know I have about 4 real fans out there, so maybe it was one of my fans, however now they have no other option but to hear my most recent recordings.


Thank you for reading this useless rant:
Ryan of The Spook Moon.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Celeste - Donovan ( Cover )



I once met Donovan in 2006 I want to say. It was for a show he did at a college at Ohio State University. He played all his hit songs from what I remember. After the show, pictured above I got to meet him. It was brief, but he left a huge impression on me and my music. The song I chose to cover is one a band I was in use to perform live. I think we only performed it once or twice, but I found the melody and chord changes to be fascinating.

Temples & Pyramids - Digital Streaming Services.

Check out my album TEMPLES & PYRAMIDS! It is available digitally on Spotify, I-Tunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

Spotify: HERE - Free to Stream
I-Tunes: HERE - $9.99
Amazon: HERE - $8.99
Bandcamp: HERE - Free to Stream & Download.

Here is a music video I made for the song: Watch Dr. Who.


Here is a video I made of the title track. Temples and Pyramids.


Here is a video I made for my most recent album Mystic Ukulele.


You can head over to eshninerforest.org for more information.

Thank You for checking out my music!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Friend on Stephen Colbert



A friend of mine played on the Late Show last night. He is the sax player in the video above. SPIN magazine wrote a little review about this performance and referred to his playing as giddy. I disagree, I personally think he stole the show, even more so then the singers.

Here is the SPIN review : http://www.spin.com/2016/05/deerhunter-fading-frontier-late-show-with-stephen-colbert-watch-listen/




Saturday, April 9, 2016

Life of Pablo By Kanye West - Review

The Life of Pablo By Kanye West is his latest album and features 19 recordings. This is currently the most popular album in the world as of April 2016. I just gave the entire album a listen and it has a few good moments that I wished lasted longer. This album also has a handful of interestingly put together tracks, but the majority are lacking input and seem to be done without a lot of attention. A lot of the more interesting moments that happen are very brief and sometimes never return within the songs and only happen once. In fact that's the basis of my entire opinion of this album is that, it sounds very quickly put together. A lot of these songs sound like they were made in the course of day or afternoon or maybe two. Additionally a lot of the songs end abruptly, or just end and the intro of the track is pasted onto the end creating an ending that the listener already heard. There are a lot of what I would call "Cut and Paste moments" on this album. Toward the end of the album, the sounds get very muddy sounding at times when it comes to sampling. I get an overall vibe of carelessness and lack of attention to detail on this album. I know art and music are very subjective and to each their own, but at this point in our history there is a lot of art and music out there to compare things to. This album in my opinion is lacking composure and attention and was quickly made. I want to say a good handful like 4 or 5 songs are really more interesting and more composed, but for the most part, most of the songs could have been more developed. 

Cheers
The Spooky Moon

Thursday, April 7, 2016

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer - Reaction Video




I just woke up about 10 mins prior to the making of this reaction video and I was not planning to make a video, but I thought it would be fun! I know I am not very reactive until the end. I do think it looks really cool and I am a little more then mildly excited now that I am more awake! :)

Cheers!
Ryan / The Spooky Moon

Sunday, March 27, 2016

In Our Wake By The Spooky Moon ( Original Song )




Here is a song I wrote that is featured on my album Temples and Pyramids from October 2013.

This song is a little pop song & I think really defines the direction of the entire album. Lyrically the song is about moving forward in life and not dwelling in the past in a way that is not self destructive. Musically it reminds you of the later years of The Beatles.

Thanks for listening:
The Spooky Moon

Saturday, March 26, 2016

My Opinion about The Needle Drops video Titled "It Came from Bandcamp!"

I was on twitter... like I always am in the morning and I came across this image The Needle Drop posted.

I would have to totally agree with whom ever emailed this message to him. The Needle Drop is in a position where he can shine light onto artists that have little to no name for them selves and possible good things can happen to that artist. Instead he digs up the worse junk on Bandcamp.com and tells the world about it. Why not do something useful and show people good bands? Additionally not all bandcamp.com bands suck. I personally have found some great bands and I must say the great music might be a lot harder to find because they are using common search tags such as "RocknRoll" and "RapMusic". I would also have to add from my own experience that I do think a lot of the bands on bandcamp.com are either quite generic sounding or not worthy of being recognized.

A lot of major labels use bandcamp.com to help sell there albums. Bandcamp.com is just another way for artist to get there music out there along side other sites such as, ITunes and digital music streaming services such as Spotify.

I for the most part enjoy The Needle Drops video and find them for the most part entertaining. This It came from bandcamp video really struck a negative chord with me. Here is a link the The Needle Drops IT CAME FROM BANDCAMP video.


Additionally again!!!


Here is a list of Nine bands that I have found on bandcamp that I think are worth attention. They might not be what you are looking for musically, but I my opinon they are not crappy meme worthy artists. These artist take time and craft interesting one of kind original music.




Until Next Time:
Ryan of Eshniner

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Smugglers Bounty Cantina Box.

So today I received my first Smugglers Bounty Box and it's a box of cool Star Wars stuff from Funko. I was really hoping for the Blue Snaggle Tooth, but it is a random thing so you can't expect to win every time. I also got the Han Solo shirt, which is the shirt I wanted the least of the four shirts. The three other shirts had aliens on them and I would have been happier with any of them. I am still very happy with everything over all. The Obi Wan Kenobi is really cool, I like how it is not your standard stance holding a light saber.

I am looking forward to the next box in two months.

Cheers:
Ryan

Friday, March 18, 2016

Le Butcherettes - Masquerade - Atlanta - March 15th, 2016


On March 15th I went to see The Le Butcherettes and up until two weeks ago I had never heard of them. How I discovered them was on complete accident and I forget what I was watching on YouTube, but YouTube has this auto play feature and I was doing something else online and was just listening to an interview and the auto play feature went to an interview with Teri Gender Bender and I was impressed by her self expression of her music and just her personality and character really captured me. So I liked the video and my Twitter account is connected to my YouTube account and then a day or two later I got a like and a follow from the Le Butcherettes Twitter account. I then followed her back and went to http://lebutcherettes.net/ and learned they were on tour in about two weeks time and I then bought my ticket and attended the concert at the Masqerade in Atlanta.

I then started listening to them on Spotify and I was even more impressed. Her music reminded me of Bikini Kill with a bit of an 80s punk vibe. It is just not straight puck rock, her songs have more then three chords and she has an ear for melody, which is quite rare in this day and age. I love her powerful voice as well as her range. It is like each song has its own character that has its own persona that pours out of her as the songs progress. She also has an amazing stage presents. She is moving around and making facial expressions and totally feeling the music and is very much "in the moment" as one might say. She is just not up there performing one song after another, she is very expressive in her own way and I love it!

Seeing The Le Butcherettes was very inspiring to me. It hard to put it into words because a lot of it is an emotional reaction that I find very good overall. If you ever get a moment, look up interviews with Teri Gender Bender on YouTube. She has an amazing personality and a spirit in her soul that makes you just want to like her. If they ever come to Atlanta again, I will be attending again and I am looking forward to whatever they release in the future.

I filmed the entire show witch is a little over an hour. I split the video into 3 parts, Part 1 and Part 2 are about 30 mins in length and Part 3 is under 10 mins. The video are listen below.


Part 1


Part 2

Part 3



Monday, March 14, 2016

Ghostly Light & Recent Nice Comments.



Here is a version of one of my newer songs called Ghostly Light. It will be featured on my October 2016 album. I am trying something new in this video, by playing a bass drum along with my guitar and voice. I think it sounds cool and I will be inputting this drum feature into my live performances.

Also this morning I received some nice comments about this song and I will be sharing the comments below.


Cheers:
Ryan