MYSTR Treefrog (and The Smoking Gnomes)

MYSTR Treefrog (and The Smoking Gnomes)

670 bryants nursery rd., Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
BandRockAmericana

While at a blues séance I am inhabited by the spirits of Howlin Wolf,Sun Ra,John Zorn, Jim Morrison, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart and Tinkerbell. I am locked in a beer and blood soaked studio by Iggy Pop and ordered to produce an album in 8 hours. This is what my music sounds like. A purist I ain't

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Biography

About the new release (4/1/13) by MTF and The Smoking Gnomes::EAT MY CLOUD

When Athens Ga meets Washington D.C. everything goes wild and trip-sonic. MYSTR Treefrog and Dr. Morpheus were kids in Athens, Georgia once. They hung out in a crazed gaggle of artists,musicians and psychedelic icons-some of whom later became The B-52s. Dr. Morpheus(Owen Scott III) played with Ricky Wilson and Keith Strickland in seminal Athens bands like Black Narcissus and The Zambo Flirts. Fast forward to the recent past when mutual friend Roy Bell re-connected with MTF and Dr.M. on the ubiquitous FaceBook channel and the two began reacquainting.. The old friends decided to do some studio time with Frank"the Punisher" Marchand -legendary Balt-DC Engineer. .and EAT MY CLOUD by The Smoking Gnomes was the result.This album is a collaboration of Power Rock, Psychedelia,Psycho-Americana and great lyrics. Backed by the monster Thump of a D.C. based rhythm section- James Dail/bass and Chris Zogby on drums- the MYSTR and the DOCTOR they laid down this rocking piece of mayhem. This is not music to NAP QUIETLY to.
Energy Rules. Loud is Best.
The great Deanna Bogart guests on 2 cuts,playing saxophone,singing support, and rocking a Little Richard inspired piano..(Bed Of Hot Coals and MYSTR Treefrog Road Trip.)
Ms. Sara Kryscio adds soulful vocals and Larry Byrne puts the B-3 funkadelic in the mix. Alphonso'Hot'Coals adds the percussive heartbeat on djembe and congas.
Also appearing are Francene Machetto and Patty Dougherty on support vocals and Francene takes the bass on MYSTR Treefrog Road Trip- a hillarious song written by Dr. Morpheus(Owen Scott III) about the random road trip the band took to appear on a live webcast at a local Long Island webshow called RealRadio. com. This was that madcap adventure that started it all.
Mastered at Bias Studios in Springfield ,Va by the star engineer Mike Monsuer.
MAKE this music YOURS.

Lyrics

UBIQUITOUS Id

Written By: J.Brayton-J.Dail

Ubiquitous id
J.Brayton-lyrics-J.Dail music
(PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE CURTAIN-MAN)
TURN OFF THE RAINBOW, JUST TO BLACKEN MY EYES
KING JAMES ATE THE BABY, NO MORE NICE
FATTEN UP THE CANINES, AND YOU CALL’EM YOUR KIDS
SHAME AND ELATION-UBIQUITOUS ID

PARANOID KITCHEN COOKING UP HOPE
CAN ME RELIGION, OR HAND ME SOME DOPE
THE TURKEY IS BASTING, IN THE ELEPHANT ROOM
ELEGAIC SERMONS FROM THE PROPHETS OF DOOM
INNA LOCKSTEP.
(PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE CIRCUS BAND-PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE SERPENT CLAN)
CRUNCH THOSE NUMBERS WITH A VOICE FROM THE PAST
SMOKE AND MIRRORS, BLOOD IN THE SAND
PRAY FOR ARMAGEDDON, BUT I JUST WANNA LIVE
PISS IN MY GARDEN, UBIQUITOUS ID
INNA LOCKSTEP
(PROPHETS OF DOOM-I DON’T BELIEVE YOU -BEATING OUT A RHYTHM WITH A IDIOT STICK)
TURN OFF THE RAINBOW, JUST TO BLACKEN MY EYES
KING JAMES ATE THE BABY-NO SURPRISE
VOICE FROM THE PAST BLURRING THE TRUTH
HAND ME TEN DOLLARS, OR SHOW ME SOME PROOF.
BEATING OUT A RHYTHM WITH AN IDIOT STICK(PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE CURTAIN-MAN-PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE SERPENT CLAN)

PUT U THRU

Written By: J.Brayton

PUT YOU THRU- copyright J.Brayton BMI

Let me tellya what I’ll Put you through
The four stages of grief, no hope of relief
Inkspots on your flesh, don’t laugh- you got nothing left
You’ll wish you could pray, every morning of every day
Diphthong with a priest, who doesn’t care in the least
All the trials of Job, and the righteous motherload
Ten times regret, and it ain’t start to stop it all yet
Laugh whippin’ your back, with a mohair rat-tail strap
Dark night of the soul, human skull begging bowl
Your momma’s in jail, puppy barking backwards and it never fails
Pound of flesh to sell,
Sister got sick and she never got well
I’m’a tell you once , Diphtheria and the mumps
Stove in your toe, a nervous gas down below
You want more proof? A mighty wind tear off your roof
Ten broken steps, make you blind now you have to guess
Poison in your well,
Break your back, no sense of smell
Your soul is lost, fry your lizards in a box
Four-legged dog,Three legged dog, two legged dog, one legged dog, No-legged dog -Say yo’ prayers now you’ve been warned.

BISCUIT IN THE JESUS RM

Written By: J. Brayton (Ottomanix Music -B.M.I.)

BISCUIT IN THE JESUS ROOM

50 YEARS OF MY LIFE IN GEORGIA AND I’VE BARELY SEEN A SNAKE
I WAS TRIPPING IN MY BACKYARD HOEING WITH A RAKE
I KICKED OVER A STUMP AND LORD KNOWS THERE IT BE
A FOUL TEMPERED COPPERHEAD STARING UP AT ME
BE FOREWARNED
MAMA’S IN THE KITCHEN BOILING SHRUNKEN HEADS MADE OF CORN
SOME CHEEZY COLLEGE BOYS ON MY DOORSTEP TRYING TO SELL ME DORMITORY PORN
THE HOLY GHOST IS LATE FOR DINNER AGAIN AND IT’S VERY POOR FORM
AND BISCUIT’S IN THE JESUS ROOM
BARKING UP A STORM
BE FOREWARNED
I CAN’T AGE GRACEFULLY-THEY SAY I CAN’T AGE GRACEFULLY
EVERY ONE OF THESE WRINKLES THEY BELONG TO ME-I CAME BY ‘EM HONESTLY
BE FOREWARNED
OUT IN A FIELD PAST COMER THERE IS AN IRON HORSE
RIDING OUT THE ROAD AT SUNSET WHEN I WAS YOUNG I’D LAUGH UNTIL I WAS HOARSER
SOMEBODY WENT AND LEFT IT HERE TO ENTERTAIN THEM BEANS
JUST ANOTHER STORY ABOUT RUSTED HOPES AND SOLITARY DREAMS
BE FOREWARNED
MAMA’S IN THE KITCHEN BOILING SHRUNKEN HEADS MADE OF CORN
SOME COLLEGE PUNK WANTS TO SELL ME DORMITORY PORN
THE HOLY GHOST IS LATE AGAIN FOR DINNER AND IT’S VERY POOR FORM
AND BISCUIT’S IN THE JESUS ROOM
BARKING UP A STORM
BE FOREWARNED
AND I CAN’T AGE GRACEFULLY-YOU SAYIN’ THESE WRINKLES DON’T BELONG TO ME?
I CAN’T AGE GRACEFULLY, THEY WON’T LET ME AGE GRACEFULLY
IF THEY DON’T LET ME AGE GRACEFULLY
I WON’T AGE AT ALL, BUDDY.

IMPRESS ME

Written By: J.Brayton(Ottomanix Music- B.M.I.)

IMPRESS ME

I CAN’T BELIEVE THESE GIRLS ARE BARBIE DOLLS
I’VE BEEN SITTING FOR HOURS, JUST WATCHING THEM TALK
I’M WASTING MY TIME WITH AN INTELLIGENT LINE
ON A ROOM FULL OF ROCKS FOR A BED FULL OF NAILS

IMPRESS ME, YOU IMPRESS ME- ALL THE WRONG WAYS

IF I BLEACH MY TEETH AND WEAR SUNGLASSES
AND TALK WITH MY SMILE
AND KNOW MY ACTORS
MAYBE YOU’D TEACH ME, MAYBE YOU’D REACH ME
BUT I KINDA DOUBT IT NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

(Chorus-Breakdown)
I WANT A SIMPLE RELATIONSHIP (x2)
KINDA LIKE A ROBOT-OR A BLOW-UP TOY(x2)

(Second breakdown)
I GUESS I DON’T KNOW WHY I CAME TO THIS PARTY
I WAS TOLD I”D MEET PEOPLE WITH CONNECTIONS
MAYBE I’LL STEAL BUFFY AWAY FROM JODY
BUT I KINDA DOUBT IT NO DOUBT IT NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

Discography

EAT MY CLOUD-MYSTR Treefrog and The Smoking Gnomes BRAND NEW RELEASE ON CDBaby.com !!
April 1,2013

SWAMPADELIC HOUND DAWG new release 7/09
http://cdbaby.com/cd/MYSTRTreefrog

BATS WILL SCATTER- Independent release.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/MYSTRTreefrog

Mer De Mente(SHOCK OPERA) Independent release.
Available on Amazon.com

Set List

Besides the Originals of multiple Recorded Works(listed on CD covers)

MYSTR Treefrog plays a mix of Original and Covers,depending on the Venue.
Mostly eclectic Americana,Rock and blues based.
Smaller venues or solo performances are done on mostly acoustic instruments with Percussio(congas/djembe) and bass guitar.