S-Endz, AKA Casey Rain The Neosoulja. Songwriter, vocalist, producer, rapper, leader of NEOFUNK. Vegan. Member of electropop bandSwami, co-wrote and performed on songs like 'DesiRock', 'Electro Jugni', 'Sugarless' & all songs from our upcoming album, "Upgrade". Sometimes I make documentaries.
I released my new solo EP "Chapter 0: REINKARNAL" recently and you should click here and listen to it. If you don't, you may die, of unrelated causes.
Check out my review of tonight’s Alanis Morissette gig in Birmingham over on veganrockstar:
What makes a perfect gig? Well, it’d have to be an artist you love, in a great venue, that has great sound. The band would have to be tight, the song selection would have to be perfect, and the artist/band would have to be completely on form.
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (Music Video)
The other day I tweeted a link to an article interviewing Minneapolis producer David Z about how he created the legendary snare sound on this very song. For those who might not know, David was an in-house producer at Prince’s record label - Paisley Park. David is also the brother of Prince’s former drummer in his band The Revolution - Bobby Z.
In a coincidental twist of fate, the manager of the Fine Young Cannibals, John Mostyn had recently started following me on Twitter, which I hadn’t realized! John managed my cousins, Simon and Diamond for a while in the 90’s also and said to say hello to them from him after he replied to my initial tweet commenting that it was funny that he’d just began following me, and then I posted an article about one of his acts. Small world eh?
Anyway - here’s the video. This song is such a classic - still sounds fresh over 20 years later!
Old photo of me I discovered from 2005. I was cleaning up my Aunt’s old Dell computer because it got a low space warning. In the midst of everything, I found a folder from 2005 where I had evidently backed up the phone I had at the time (Nokia 3650, if you’re interested). Most of the data was in some unreadable proprietary format, but this photo was in there. Looking at the EXIF data it’s from January 2005. I look young. Good times.