Michael Plishka

Michael Plishka

 Lake Villa, Illinois, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

A synthesis of aerobic, percussive guitar chops, storytelling, looping technology and at times, sacred chant, Michael Plishka’s music is an evocative and powerful, image-rich synthesis of passions; non-traditional, alternative folk that has been likened to poetry set to music.

Biography

With a stage presence shaped by 12 years of touring with alternative bands in the Midwest, a background in liturgical chant, and masterful poetic lyrics punctuated by percussive guitar accents and looping technology, Michael Plishka has been entrancing and amazing audiences with his woven aural mindscapes.

"what I experienced last night was more than I ever expected... your CD DOES NOT do justice to your talents. Although I do like the CD, I was absolutely blown away last night. It's hard to believe that I was speechless, but when I got home, all I could (tell my husband) is "WOW". The way you deliver is amazing. You touch people's souls. You certainly touched my soul in a way I cannot explain -- in a way that it hasn't been touched in a while. You have a gift and I think it's an honor to the world that you are sharing it. You have been more of a spiritual guide than you can imagine. Thank you." -- ZK (A fan's letter after a performance)

Music from the Infinite Horizon-Experience...Michael Plishka

More tunes available at: http://www.michaelplishka.com

Lyrics

Seven Sisters

Written By: Michael Plishka

Sunlit sliver in an aqua sky
Greek God planet shines into my eye
High above immersed in char-blue sea
Seven sisters looking down on me

Frosted breath beneath a mercury light
Twists and curls
Disappears from sight
On wings of angels
From the skies above
Bring me whispers from the one I love

Wind wisped flurries swirl around my feet
Gold Fall leaves dancing
across the street
Through barren branches strain my eyes to see
Seven sisters looking over me

Frosted breath beneath a neon light
Twists and curls
Disappears from sight
On wings of angels
to the skies above
Take these kisses to the one I love

Flying through the dark
to Southern skies
Wing to wing beneath the stars
they cry
Fly my soul
to the love you seek
While seven sisters looking down on me

Frosted breath beneath a neon light
Twists and curls
Disappears from sight
On wings of angels
to the skies above
Take these kisses to the one I love

Frosted breath beneath a mercury light
Twists and curls
Disappears from sight
On wings of angels
to the skies above
Take these kisses to the one I love

Spit, Sputter, Blow...

Written By: Michael Plishka

Candle light
Fills my night
Cave damp air
I strain my sight
I picture all the world
in my mind's eye
Time to create
the sky

I fill my mouth with earth and soul
Spit, Sputter, Blow…

To create for eyes
that which can't be said
To touch a soul
through a soul that's bled
To share a pain, a joy, a love
To share the breath
from the One above
I fill my mouth with earth and soul,
Spit, Sputter, Blow…

Gaze upon this speckled granite
and tell me what you see
Can you perceive yourself
through experiencing me?

I place my hand
upon the wall
To leave my mark
on this hallowed hall
I fill my mouth with earth and soul
Spit, Sputter, Blow…

I fill my mouth with earth and soul
Spit, Sputter, Blow…

Aurora

Written By: Michael Plishka

Salmon ribbons weave across the stream
Between magnetic shores
Sliver blue shimmers
Pulse and dodge
Flash and grow
Follow the leader
I only stare
Roots run deeply
Too entangled with satiety
A soul enchained in this abyss
Oblivious to a divine kiss
Preferring darkness
To light
Aurora

Life's blood courses through the skies
When the sun cries
Teardrops fall from the flame
Splatter on this bio-laden orb
I only stare

I see you dancing with the moon
Caressing her with crimson waves
On velvet sheets of black
Nuptial bed of heaven and earth
Me in this chamber
Seeing the consummation of a covenant
A rainbow
Aurora

Discography

Stuck in Purgatory (In Production)
Looper's Delight-International Compilation (2005)
Hermitage - EP (2003)
Spit Sputter, Blow.. (2000)

“From the earliest cave painters to the modern artist sitting in a dark room where the glow of the screen bathes her face; from the ancient musicians playing drums prior to the hunt, to current-day maestros, there is a commonality in all artist expression, a commonality born of the human condition,”(Cd Liner).

This world view shapes the 12 songs on his new album, which include “I Woke Up This Morning,” “Seven Sisters,” “Snowflake on My Tongue,” “When You Love Me,” “And the River Flows…,” “Please Dance With Me,” “Move,” “Bernard’s Waltz,” “Einstein’s Time,” “Dance in the Rain (Love You, Kiss You, Sure Do Miss You),” “Dream of Light (Soar My Soul),” and the title track “Spit, Sputter, Blow.”

Songs are available for streaming at www.michaelplishka.com

Set List

Sets are adjusted based upon the venue/crowd demographics. Typically perform 50 minute sets. Can perform for over 2 hours utilizing solely original material. Will also perform covers as circumstances warrant.

Diverse covers with a special twist such as high energy, acoustic versions of "Pride in the Name of Love,"(U2), to "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" (Paul Simon), to Johnny Cash to Social Distortion.