Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The official Visual for "Seduction on the Low" out now!

Pretty excited to be dropping the official Visual for "Seduction on the Low"

Directed by the great SANTIAGO for SANTY's Gallery. We have collaborated on so many projects released and unreleased and we work well together. This particualar day we shot this video and I am all naked in the forest and some bike riding crew randomly rides through. lol I had to play it off it was AWKward lol. We ended up at this particular forest a few times in the span of two days because we got to smoked out on 4/20 last year when we shot this and thought we left the bluetooth speaker and had to come back in the storm and it was night time and spooky and we were both stoned and scared. It was like a scary movie cuz it was pouring down hard and dark and we were searching for the bluetooth in a forest.
This is the Speaker.

WE can laugh at this now but trust we were both freaking out lol and it turns out the bluetooth speaker was at the house under the couch the whole time. Anyway this was fun to shoot and glad to give this song a video.Thank you SAntiago for always working so very hard, for being an outstanding creative and having a magical brain to make outlandish visions come alive. A pure genious and original in a world today. Check out his portfolio here and book him for all things creative. He really is the best.

This song was a freestyle and is on the Cats From Venus Album. It was written in 2015 even though CAts From Venus did not fly until 2022. Got to trust the process and perservere. Just really out here expressing fat girl desire and reminding you Fat bodies are attractive. Its not fair to only admire one body type. Many Body types exist and should be applauded and celebrated for getting a body. You know how hard it is to make it to earth and here yall go choosing to be close minded and making all these rules on how to exist. Miss me with it cuz I am having a good time in my body as a big magical being. Although these days I am 40 pounds lighter but we will get into that in another post. But today and right now we will celebrate my body in this video and my sexual desire. Normalize pleasure and worship not fetish for all bodies.

Here goes "Seduction on the low". Worship me.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Castro Kid Album.....Finally a dream Fullfilled.

Who knew that in 2023 the album "Castro Kid" would be dropping. Well what had seemed like a failed mission resurfaced as a chance to once again share my story of what it was like growing up in such a colorful place. 90's SF was a revolution that I was lucky to be apart of being that I grew up in the historical Castro. I call it growing up on a rainbow because it was literally rainbows everywhere and I remember moving in to our home on 01/01/1989 and my mom had made sure my room was everything Rainbow Brite. As a kid growing up on 15th and Noe it was a mission to find other kids to play with outside. I would literally hang out with the flower guy named GUY if you know you know he is amazing and a huge part of my childhood. He would let me know when a new kid I could hang out with moved into the neighborhood. I was lucky to grow up at 2179 15th st and please dont disturb the people who live there now unless you want to remind them that your fav Maya Songbird grew up there and yall want to see what the inside of the house looked like. Well my room had really weird lime green shaggy grassy carpet but nonetheless the whole place was special and dreamy and I am really lucky to have grown up there. I saw a ghost there a few times. It was my landlords son who had passed away. I saw him maybe three times in my time staying there. I wasn't scared I just knew that he had died and that that was him and I told my mom and she didn't believe me.

My favorite things to do growing up on 15th and Noe was go to the corner and sell whatever I could sell from my house and play my clarinet and sing on the corner. I had a wholesome childhood filled with bike riding in my neighborhood. As I got older I would venture more to the castro by myself and go to the park in the castro and I remember pride when I was a kid was really just Church and the Castro and super non mainstream. It was a lot of marching and a lot of people on my block that my mom wouldn't go to church that day and I would get front row seats to the early days of pride.

Then going to the castro as a teenager was different because we would all link up with other teens who cut school and we didnt have cellphones all like that it was more so link up at Castro Street station and get in to trouble. So much natural fun. I miss just that. I miss not having cell phones and being special enhanced humans that literally intuitively knew where to meet each other. We really have gotten way to far from our lives as just that. I miss the good ole days where we read maps and printed out directions.

So ideally this album was to come out in 2012. Wow we even had a fundraiser and everything to raise funds for it but that project never made it to see the light of day. Why? Well I found out the truth about by former managers agenda and you know we all have the bad guy in our life that sinks our ship because they cant be the captain or should I say I was not about to sign that DEAD end contract she had for me. People can be so selfish and well I chose me! People really think that because I am kind compassionate that I am a fool and well I was adviced not to sign that contract and to never speak to her again and that is what happened. SHAMEFUL! I decided to walk away and take the longest journey which led me here to 2023 with a completed Castro Kid album. Not saying there were no obstacles in this new project as well. In early 2022 Wam (Womens Audio Mission) granted me a chance to record an album in their studios under a grant and I spun the block on this project and it was to be produced by Tomu and Dorsey. Well Dorsey couldn't commit so I gave the full on gig to Tomu to produce and we were scheduled to go record late february early march. I wrote and recorded this whole new project in a weeks time only for Tomu to instead congratulate for acomplishing just that but to pull her beats for saying I was to sexually explicit and kinda taking away my power and before it got real nasty and she was acting as if she was not just a collaborator on my project she kinda backed me into a corner and I didn't like it. None of us did. Yeah people be for on a self sabotaging hype and make sure you aren't a victim in that. What a fool. So insert Nate Manic who literally saved the day and re composed this album and can I say it is literally way better than any of the other castro kid projects.Nate ran circles around Tomu's production So yeah Tomu you tried it with all that weird energy. For reals though used me for my studio time to add BASS to your beats and then pulled this stunt But you did not stop anything so hahahaha. People for real be on some weird energy but ain't nobody got time for that. JUST SHAMEFUL WHAT SHE DID. SHE TRIED IT AND In the end I got a better album that really takes you on a journey through time iconically. Produced by NATE MANIC.

Thank you Nate for Accepting this project while under a tight schedule literally massacreing a song a day. I literally laid in bed distraught about Tomu's actions and just trying to figure it out and you showed up daily with the best energy and re imagined this project the right way.

Got to give recognition also to Danielle who Enginereed and Mixed this project. It was a lot of work but thank you for getting through this with me.

Don't ever stop until you get what you want. I completely own myself and my legacy. Never sign your life away to anyone.

Sincerely the CAStro KID....Black Girl from 15th and Noe.

So stay tuned! The album drops this year but you can catch a sneak peak at upcoming shows in MAY! Starting with the Party in the park thrown by wam happening on 5/13! My set is last and I am headlining! I can not wait to slide in the new grooves amongst the older grooves that are so special to me to perform. It is going to be lit. Get your tickets here!

A big thanks to Womens Audio Mission for providing me and many other femmes a Chance to execute an album recorded in a beautiful studio space. For backing this project and making sure It got done even with the unexcpected drama.

Friday, March 31, 2023

"How the Sunshines" Video + Behind the scenes and lyric breakdown

So happy this video is out finally and the goal was to drop it Spring Equinox to celebrate the sunshine after a wild winter.

We shot this video the day we shot three videos and this was the first video of the day.

As the story goes Krista and I drove down to LA early morning non stop from the bay. Pulled up on Santiago like at 8am but he was still sleeping so we took a disco nap in the car until he came out and knocked on our window and we went inside and took a little more napping before waking up around noon to plan three video shoots in one day.

We then spent the day mobbing around LA going everywhere to get everything we needed for the looks and props.

This is me trying on looks for the video BTW. So clutch. I was super excited.

That evening we had an incredible meal cooked by the amazing Santiago.

And I thought I had pictures from that but I can't find them sorry yall. I be trying to document cuz I am high key annoying and I love good times and our little dinner was the fuel we needed to wake up hella early and execute the plan.

So yeah we got up hella early and of course had our Yerba Mate's Cranberry Pomegranate to get us going. Of Course I have a picture of that.

It was super far out from Santi's house and we got stuck in fun LA traffic and had to make a few uturns but when we got there....Eureka! I don't remember the name of the spot yall but just know it was chefs kiss for what we had planned and that was a video shoot.

Krista helped me get ready in to the first look.

Meow a total kittens growl. and then we took some test shoots before I put on my wardrobe.....

So we got me dressed and then the park ranger came and was like ya'll got a permit and I was like oh shit lol I knew this one lady walking by previously was gonna snitch and she did but the ranger was like look you got 50 minutes to shoot and then you have to leave. Thank you Mr Park ranger and to the lady that was hating now what did you gain from doing all of that. lololol

My favorite part honestly is when Santyi baptizes me as a black cat. Not gonna lie yall know the water was cold and I was not trying to get my hair to wet lol.

Our next scene was the convertible scene and it got a little scary but I microdosed and did what had to be done. Krista was driving kinda fast ahem Krista. What was crazy was the police was like out but didnt stop us or say anything to us they ended up going to someone house in the neighborhood and doing a wellness check on them We guess. We were all like well thats weird they didnt care I was like literally hanging out the car lowkey could have died and they were all like this is LA everyone does this hahahaha.

This was my favorite shoot of the day. Cuz after our energy kinda went down and we all had little attitudes and then we wasn't expecting when we shot "People Hold On" for it to be a scary scene. At the end of all of the video shoots Krista and I took a disco nap and then went back to the bay. Thank you Krista for letting me sleep and getting us home safely.

So I am very happy this video is out and I wanted to save it for last for the fact it was such a great day shooting it. This song was produced by Oji and released in 2015. It is never to late to give a song a video and I always perform this song and I know people love it so it was great to give it a video.

What is this song about? Its about Capitalism being such a harsh force in humanity that we can't even enjoy the sunshine. Its really realizing that people care only about money and that is sad. Earth is so beautiful. Look at what money has done to us all. The greed is destroying this planet. Look at the weather. I had starting thinking about life without the sun on earth. About how days become a little darker as violence, ego, hate and disruption is the only way of life. I thought about the dream I had where the days were pitch black and Sharks were everywhere and it was waterworld. I have been having a lot of visions in my sleep about the world under water. We can all be a little more loving genuine and kind. We need each other more than ever. Our future does not look good and money does not equate to freedom. Money will not save or liberate you.

Thanks for watching and sharing. Pay attention to the destruction of our society. Honestly the animals got next and I can't wait to see them evolve in to the main habitants of earth. I dream of a world of Black Cats surely. Also a big thanks to Yurba Buena Gardens Seeds Commision Grant for funding this video and more video projects to come!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Happy New Year! 2023 what you got for me?

Wow we made it to 2023 and although Covid is here and destroying the planet still. I hope this is the year people find their true happiness. Life is way to short and they say you only live onve although I be feeling like a few past lives resurface just on the daily but you know YOLO if you lucky cuz to return to earth after one full human life span is a nightmare groundhog day no one should have to experience.

So here we are on day 15 of 2023! Wow the storm was really crazy. God was like you gonna feel me and see me so you know ya'll better be on your best behavior this year because God for sure ain't playing.

Say it with me...2023 what you got for me. I hope all the good things for you and for me and accepting tower moments with grace. Every time the tower falls you get real creative with the rebuild of things and after so many falls the foundation is v strong. Just be happy with the life even when you want to cry. Cry tears of joy for life and always Give thanks to God for life and magic in everything God has created for us not any man made things tap into the real source and beauty of this now very much green earth.

I am so excited to have kicked off my year with a new episode of Regal Slut Radio and you can check it out here! and also tune in Thursdays 2-4pm on Psyched Radio (PsychedRadiosf.com)

Thank you for love and support all these years! Making some personal changes in my own life and I am excited to share that journey.

This Blog site has been here for 13 years this year and that is exciting. WHo has been tuned in since day one? Thank you for that I love you!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Stream "Cats From Venus" the full album on Youtube!

The album "Cats from Venus"is now streaming with cute animation by Natalie Mckean @nataliemckeanart on Instagram. It is so cool! It is literally me!

Check it out and play this album all the time like I do! Subscribe and watch all the videos and share!

Thank you!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

My album "Cats From Venus" Out now.

Friday August 26th was so far the best day of my year. My album "Cats From Venus" finally got released and it feels real good to have this project out. I would like to thank Psychic Eye Records for giving me the oppurtunity to release this album on their label. They have supported me in ways I couldn't have imagined and also helped with the support of my own label Wired Weird Entertainment.

I want to thank Amra Island for producing such a great album. We met on Tumblr in 2014 and the rest is history. Recording this album started in 2014 and ended in 2022 so you know putting an album takes time. I have performed a few of these songs for year so to actually have them out on an album feels good because you know the lyrics!

Thank you Creepy Joni for re-recording and mixing some tracks for me!

Thank you Mikey for Mastering.

And a big thanks for a kick ass album cover from Lucy Bayne (@crimedaughter)

I am excited to share this album with the world because we had a lot of fun making it. "I Believe in Magic" was literally a freestyle started in Amelia's living room while having a good dinner. "you wanna get down get down get down on a funky feast" lol

This album I got a chance to really speak my truth and heal especially on human life/Live Again. I honestly can say when Live Again was recorded I was going through something tough. Promise me you will listen to every word I wrote on this song ok? Its really dope how Amelia the producer had driven up to oakland from la and we recorded I think "Live Again" and "You should be dancing" in my living room space.

I never knew at this time in my life "Seduction on the low" would be my favorite song like it is right now but I feel so sexy reliving it every time I hear it and I am really trying to remember who had me feeling like that. I am trying to be that inspired again. Lol.

One day Amelia the track disco bill named "Disco Bill" on the file. and that is how the song disco bill was made. I wrote that song right when she sent it to me and recorded it in garage band. Sweet Memories for this album and I am glad to share it with the world. I really had fun at the album release party and thank you Michael for being a big supporter and just a great person all together for booking me always at the Whitehorse and the Octopus Literary Saloon.

Every one who made it and got cds/tapes signed thank you for that!

My bandmates Telepathic Children were there to shower me with so much support and love. My bandmate Lix came all the way from NYC when they heard I was dropping this album and also played an opening dj set.

Really enjoyed signing my tapes and cds so if you see me I got you.

So yeah my album is out now and streaming on every platform thanks to distrokid.

I am really out here so stream me! Also I will be back here for Bandcamp Friday with all the goods So buy my digital album and merch!!!