THE EP MIXED: http://soundcloud.com/teaganbear/back-to-the-wild-ep-mixed
INDIVIDUAL SONGS: https://teaganbear.bandcamp.com/album/back-to-the-wild-ep
THE FULL EP w/ COVER ART in a ZIP File: http://www.hulkshare.com/p64mgblu2k1s
I would elaborate but I’m too lazy. Two things:
1) I don’t want to be famous anymore. I like my life the way it is. I think I would hate to be famous. The only thing I really want is a consistent source of income so a part/full time job sounds like the answer to all my problems. I’m still down to make music, but just for fun. And if it hits off, cool. But never again am I going to idolize it as the single meaning of my existence.
2) Here’s some new music under the name Spicybear… we’re figuring out his sound still so these are WIPs. Spicybear is Teaganbear + NTMG.
And they ain’t saying nothing.
My mix for Full Moon Party Vol.9 (Sept 5th 2013)…. big trap then house. has 3 of my originals in it this was the first show I headlined at Upstairs too
one of the originals: https://app.box.com/s/atliycdq2v8znq4ehpx4
Okay so I realized that my blog is the only place I can get sappy and write about my feelings, since Twitter has a 140 char limit and Facebook…. well nobody really reads their News Feeds these days haha
I am SO stoked to see BangerSound coming together slowly but surely….. okay first I’ll tell you what that is. At first, it was just a SoundCloud page that I made with the intention of re-posting only the very sickest songs – along with amazing undiscovered tunes that needed more attention. And obviously, since I’m a selfish bastard, my own music was getting reposted all over this page too.
Now BangerSound is not just a music promotion forum, but a group of people who are friends, DJs, musicians, producers, promoters, ravers, dancers, whatever. BangerSound has finally started to hit the music scene. NTMG and Scrimmy D just DJ’d their first legit club events in downtown Vic, Kaslo & Silas Egan & Cypress & so many more people that should be named here have been producing some amazing songs. Most of the BangerSound crew live in Victoria but we have friends abroad too. What is our mission? Honestly, I’m not really sure. I know that all our missions are slightly different, but they all share something in common.
We all seem to want to have… WAY too much fun. We all seem to want to get as much love and life and amazingness out of life as possible. We all seem to have given up on listening to negativity and letting it get us down. Obviously you can’t be happy all the time no matter how good your living conditions are, but that doesn’t seem to stop us either.
The other part is that we love music. It gives us something that nothing else in the vast world can give us. That’s what I think BangerSound is about, son…
Do I want us to be famous? Haha yeah, that would be sweet. As long as it doesn’t corrupt us. ‘You have be able to manage yourself.’
August 26th 2013, 5am
I am Teagan Kelk. I was born 20 years ago give or take about 8 hours. I am proud of what I have done and what I have learned in my twenty years of living. I know that I could have lived more intelligently, more positively, more fairly to others, more kindly to myself, more sparingly on the planet, etc. I know I could be more and better than I am.
The biggest thing that I’ve come to terms with over this past year is that I am already at my destination – and I will always be and have always been. The point of life is to live, not to wait until you’re ready to live it right.
I used to fall into thinking that once I got famous for my music, then it would be ‘real life’ as Logic says in one of his tracks. I’d be at my destination and obviously I imagined a happy, perfect, comfortable world to go along with this.
That world doesn’t exist on Planet Earth for anyone for too long until their experience twists for the worse somehow. We have happy feelings and awful feelings in us. We have 1′s and 0′s within us, good and bad feelings, right and wrong decisions, smart and dumb actions, ups and downs, ins and outs, circles and lines, so much DUALITY.
I used to stress myself out trying to do EVERYTHING the right way, and I envied those who could seemingly do everything right without much effort. Now I realize the reason it seemed so easy to them is because it was! When you let go, the thing you let go of often has a tendency to come back to you, eventually. And don’t confuse letting go with giving up. Giving up is a phrase we usually say to describe a surrender on the good guys’ part. Letting go is a more peaceful act of… taking that intense, worked up, anxious, frustrating IDEA that’s crawling around in your head like a spider and letting it… just crawl out of your head. Hey, why did you put a spider in your head anyway?!