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WTF STEWIT?!

ok so we have a lot to say about stewit driedjiss today.

this summer has really been a trip for all of us.

let’s start with a small video summary shall we?

this is what happens when e pays the gang to fun!

thanks mr leventine

ursa urn

ps no stuart you are still not entitled to your own header, bud

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Pop Culture Junkies = Nostalgia Hilarioos

ursa: i’m ready. lay it on me.

SD: kay.

ursa: the facts. c’mon.

SD: whadthafug’ryouonabout?

ursa: mixtapesSAH!

SD: right, ummm…so… i finished up an old project thanks to help from you. you. aaaaaahhh lolz. thanks for the arty art, boo boo.

ursa: donmenshnit. what were we working on then?

SD: right so summer 2011, me and a comedian friend of mine, Drew MC , thought it would be funny to make an album of songs, which would start as spoken word, rap covers of songs written for films. generally title tracks and one rule was NO AWARD WINNERS ALLOWED.

ursa: is this a mixtape…izle?

SD: not exactly.

ursa: why suh, is suh it, not uh mix-uh tape-uh?

SD: i don’t google these definitions, so people may argue with me butt fuck em. a mixtape is generally a collection of tracks with lyrics (often improvised) that are performed and recorded on an already existing instrumental generally not created by the performing arist, but sometimes presented as a remix.

ursa: can you give me an example

SD: SHUT UP!

ursa: !

SD: no. i don’t really collect music so i would never be able to tell you. i just talk people and they play their music all the time so that’s one way of keeping things interesting. whateva! what we’re doing here is really just covers on remixes (although i would say covers really benefit when approached like a remix, i already know how the original artist plays it thanks)

ursa: neat!

SD: really?

ursa: you are being mean today.

SD: and you’re talking like a five year old. were you mind controlled when you were a kid or something?

ursa: egh, maybe.

SD: better… >: | anywho the tracks we ended up making before drew stopped calling me were:

Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks – “City of Crime” – Dragnet

Partners in Kryme – “Turtle Power” – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

MC Hammer – “Addams Groove” – The Addams Family

others on the list were:

Queen – “Princes of the Universe” – Highlander

Will Smith – “Wild Wild West” – Wild Wild West

The Fat Boys – Are You Ready Freddy” – A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

i dunno the list was long. me and drew actually made another video rap track called hot in the club like a year later or whatever.

ursa: but that’s not what we’re talking about right now.

SD: ahahaa k.

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dui dollar sign – Fill in the Blanks

ursa: so here we are with something with a lot of vocal layering.

SD: yeah yeah this is the next track we’ll be discussing. and i wouldn’t say there’s a LOT of vocal layer. three voices.

ursa: what’s with the title?

SD: it was the title i had before really beginning. but then again i’d say because the original was called “fill it”. and i kept it because it kinda capture the essence? kinda?

ursa: are you asking me?

SD: ?

ursa: …

SD: kinda?

ursa: explain to me a little more about this vocal thing we were talking about.

SD: ok so in this tune especially, there’s this area where you hear the rhodesy-organny-piano thing loud and clear. and when you listen carefully it masks some of the heavy back ups especially in the beginning where they tend to be lower. as in notes. now in this case it seems unavoidable. i tried panning but the whole sound is compromised because i really wanted this wide organ being that it is the only instrument other than the voices and the drums/percussion. i wanted it to fill space. so it cuts the vocal a bit.

ursa: how does the width effect that

SD: gah, geez, i don’t really know much about audio width it’s sort of new to me. but it seems to interfere with the sound when the sample is wide and you pan other sounds into that area of the audio spectrum. i don’t know i haven’t googled it or anything.

ursa: i like this one. it’s pretty big. why does it sound like my speaker is broken even when i turn it down?

SD: i can’t remember what i did. this track is from 2010. i do remember that i wanted that effect though. i did see the center vocal has a pitch effect on it but i couldn’t place it.

ursa: i don’t know if i like that

SD: well fuck you.

ursa: haha. so what is this tune about?

SD: death? i don’t know, i wrote it when i was pissed off because i had this girl staying over cuz she got kicked out of her place. i had a huge crush on her and my friend totes came over and just started making out with her and it was late and i most certainly did not want them effing in my house.

ursa: hahaha whaaaaat?! haha this does not sound like that kind of song.

SD: listen closer. it’s about how all of you will eventually die. and as much as i want to remember your sunny smiling faces, i def will be happy if i die and never live again. that and how i’m the one.

ursa: what?

SD: huh?

ursa: did you say…

SD: yes.

ursa: … k so next time what are we gonna talk about?

SD: well i have some mixtape stuff i’d really like you to hear.

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KNEW YOU (Who is Dewey Steez?)

here’s some new stuff from DUI DOLLAR SIGN.

who is this chump? well…

ursa: so what’s this thing.

SD: well mkhhmm, if you take my name and switch the letters. and so on. plus it means “flow”.

ursa: flow?

SD: yeah, you know how rappers talk about flow?

ursa: right, but the name means flow?

SD: yeah, yeah, if you etymologize them words you find dewey is wet and steez flows. but we’re done that. now we’re called dui dollar sign. no caps. never any caps.

ursa: my mistake.

SD: yeah and its super fitting and sorta matches everything that’s been going on. dui dollar sign is also flow.

ursa: oh! like draft and cash…

SD: yeah something like that. and you know how people are re-branding themselves all the time. this works for rapping. and steez rhymes with please. and dui was neat, i’ve had one, and instead of being stupid and making my name $teez, i took “dollar sign”.  i haven’t seen there to be any specific word for that symbol.

ursa: …tell me about this track.

SD: well i often blatantly steal ideas from people. in this case i was stealing some minimal funk stuff from prince and it ended up sounding more like the disco-housey-whatever stylings of jamiroquai. like especially when the bass gets busy and then even more when the synthy thing comes in at 2:40 doing this pan thing. it’s playing these bizarre chords on top of that ostinato bass. very cool. very… jamiroquai. like post disco. and my gf was all “sounds like robots”. i was very happy about that. i mean i wrote this years ago. like sep 2010? and there’s a vocal idea for it as well. but it’ll be tricky fitting it in.

ursa: why come?

SD: well when mixing there needs to be space for the voice to sit and this mix is a little heavy in those areas, but that’s fine.

ursa: esplain a tad deeper, sir.

SD: well the voice core, which is the part that people really HEAR [the words], yknow, the part where they tell you to sing louder? the bit above that nasally sound? it sits like between i don’t know, 2000 up to like 4000hz, is being covered by other instruments. you can hear the space in the 500 range where the voice um, notes would be and your ears might even think there are bits missing from the music, well that’s what’s missing.  I really had this huge funk outfit idea for the track but production is hard and i doubt we’ll get around to it, so i post as an instrumental. my friend and musical partner jeanette robertson and i have a hilarious demo of autotune on the original of this track that i will likely lift the melody from, i mean i don’t know if i’ll ever have time for that though. and even then the tune would need to be extended like twice as much?

ursa: why twice as long?

SD: have you heard funk tracks? fuck they could go all night! you don’t have to change the track till people stop dancing. shit the only reason mine is so short is cuz there’s no vocals. I’d probably even save that bad ass guitar solo thingy for much later if there were.

ursa: send me some thingies with vocals next and we’ll discuss more.

interview by ursa urn

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Texual Transcripts 6 (ursa and Pont)

The following is a transcription of today’s business meeting. For more transcriptions, click here.

  • ursa
    wtf?!?!?!
  • Pont
    ?!
  • ursa
    that post?!?! that transcript?!?!
  • Pont
    Oh yeah, our artists decided to take matters into their own hands.
  • ursa
    and you let them?!
  • Pont
    Listen you might not like this subtle reality but i blame you a little bit.
    Just a wee bit
    When was the last time you posted any of your artists work?
  • ursa
    you blame me?!?!
  • Pont
    sonsofbitches are restless k? Can’t blame them for misrepresentation.
  • ursa
    but your artist did this!
    they are stepping out of the chain of command
  • Pont
    True
    I must say I have been getting a little slack here but you don’t have like any content.
    What has Stuart been up to is he sending you art? I can’t run this ship on my own you know.
    WHERE IS YOUR CONTENT?
  • ursa
    alright, i admit, i have beem slacking off but friggin DOUBLE YOU THE EFF?!
  • Pont
    pow pow! bang! I just posted it to keep you on your toes. appreciate it.
  • ursa
    but there are real identity killers in there i am not stoked.

    HELLO?
  • Pont
    sorry totally cooking.

    antipasto

    totally cooking this, specifically. antipasto waits for no “man”

  • ursa
  • Pont
    Get on that artist of yours. Ride that fucker like the sun’s burning out. Like where’s SANTA. where’a the music? Where’s that Amazing Lee Possible full length? Stuart has told me he will most likely be reuniting with Amazing lee possibles why haven’t you written anything about any of that?
    amprl

    ampstu

    will you drink that runoff once more, stu?

    And what aboutt he whole WRRD HRRDR WEDNESDAYS?

  • ursa
    and the format of the transcript is so off
    ugh etymology… and me and stu so talk about that…
    well i feel like an kevin’s mom when she realized her kid was missing.
  • Pont
    Great film. and Joe Pesci.
  • ursa
    FUUUUUU
  • Pont
    Happy 70th indeed. Guh, I’m getting older.
  • ursa
    i will fix this.
    and what is with the BOLD LETTERS that say highly unauthorized? ugh you have a way about making us look bad…
    i can’t even use foul language this makes me mad.
  • Pont
    Believe it.
    I mean we’re obv past you apologizing
  • ursa
    D:
    oh no you dih’in. bitch you done effed yo mouff.
  • Pont
    Bring it.
  • ursa
    i’ll be bringing the chuck norris variety.
    norristiredofit
    or if Mr Lee had a beard i would be coming at you like the many more and much more powerful fists of fury unleashing at you right meow.
    leevsnorris
    i never get head aches this makes me want to have obe
  • Pont
    Who’s obe? is he cute?
  • ursa
    * dammit.
    ugh he’s your dog.
    where does the chuck norris meme originate?
  • Pont
    you mean other than that they are facts?
    i hate you so much for asking that. who asks shit like that. this is why we can’t have nice things, and why our contributors are going over our heads to get shit done.

Pont

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Texual Transcripts 5 (Stuart and BMCMB)

The following is a highly unauthorized transcription of today’s highly unauthorized business meeting.

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BMCMB
I love wearing men’s jeans

SD
Ha!

BMCMB
Men’s jeans make me look like an early suffragette who just ain’t give a damn, going on safari with her brothers.
annie peck smoke

I also love looking like shit after a night of drinking and dressing hyper-feminine. Like a tired-ass groupie face, sex-and-sweat-and-aerosol hair, rococo prim clothes, pastels and florals and shit.

SD
Hahaha!

BMCMB
And when i dress in baggy ass men’s slacks and tucked in white buttonup, you know my hair and makeup be perfect, son.
katherine-hepburn-trousers

SD
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Hospital Visit: FYI

Intro
Stuart Driedger is one of ursa’s pet artists, and a frequent E. Leventine contributor. He has previously released a concept album (Demolish Us Vol 3, with The Amazing Lee Possibles) which ties in with an upcoming collaborative comic project between he and ursa, Santa and the Enchanted Delorean. His most recent submissions were his collection of semi-coherent diaries written while he was hospitalized.

ursa interviewed Stu and compiled a sort of chronology/index to accompany each chapter. Key words are linked to reference articles for clarity. The notes for each chapter are linked to the relevant diary entry, and should help untangle the drugged up stream-of-thought mania that are his hospital diaries.

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Texual Transcripts 4 (ursa and SD)

The following is a transcription of today’s business meeting between ursa urn and Stuart Driedger. Other transcriptions are found here.

  • SD (Stuart Driedger)
    Yeah I’d like to speak with upper management
  • ursa
    please hold whilst i place your call
  • SD
    THIS IS A TEXT BOOBS
  • ursa
    boobs?!

    hilarious!
  • SD
    How do i get in touch with E anyways?
  • ursa
    ha! you’re talking to the wrong peon
  • SD
    Listen, I gotta ask him why I don’t have my own header yet.
  • ursa
    there’s no way thats ever gonna happen
    even beiber doesn’t have a header and i hear she’s famous
  • SD
    Yeah well let me ask him myself
  • ursa
    errrrr
    does not compute…
    it seems i’m having problems connect on this motorola
    it says right here that my GSM 7200 doesn’t recieve texts
    you’ll have to try back whither before or after christmas

    Paul Christoforo, wither before or after wwebsite as on the internet

    Paul Christoforo, wither before or after wwebsite as on the internet

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Textual Transcripts 3 (Pont and the New Guy)

The following is a transcription of today’s business meeting. Parts 1 and 2 are here.

  • Stuart Driedger (SD)
    Thinkin bout some denny’s latenight
  • Pont
    I’m bummed all by myself, had one of my most pathetic days today. Fuck I want Denny’s
  • (SD)
    Great! I’ll be there in ten hours.
    Lolz
  • Pont
    Don’t tease, you arsehole.
  • (SD)
    I was thinking of going to *censored* … Next week i’d be free til thursday
    Mon – Thursday
  • Pont
    No fucking Way, I only work tuesday
  • (SD)
    I have this song should be recorded haha
  • Pont
    Song recorded you say?
  • (SD)
    Yea lolz
  • Pont
    Hyuckhyuck
  • (SD)
    Is that your comedian laugh
  • Pont
    That’s my cartoon character laugh
  • (SD)
    I was gonna guess again thanks a lot.
    Ruin my life
  • Pont
    Fuckin boohoohoo
    What song izzit? Have i heard it?
  • (SD)
    No that new one.
    I might have $300
    Getting denny’s
    So i’m gonna eat a lot here at th’ol den‘s
  • Pont
    Please describe for me exactly what you are ordering.Their menu is like a moebius strip, man. It’s endless. Unbelievable.
    dennys menujapanese dennys
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7 friday

*disclaimer: this is a series of the events that took place when i was admitted to hospital. i wrote a journal of the visit and decided to share it with you. because it’s awesome. all or most spelling mistakes are intentional.*

YAY!!! I’m outta here.

homecare nursing.

middle-aged asian(?) lady. loves to tan. loves to git hrr harr did.

and i’m thinking of her voice sounding like Barney. y’know. the purple dinosaur.

add in the music on your own accord.

“so! are you gunna be able ta take care o’this on yer own?… at home?”

“yeah sure, we’ve worked it out. i got my PICC line in”

“ok shooer! but yer gunna have ta come in ta git thuh dressings changed. dahyulk!”

“what ever, i just wanna get the fuck out of here”

“ok! well, seeya later! hahaha yup!”

SHEENA

“alright, get me the fuck outta here! yeah.”

“well we’ll just check out your discharge orders and let’s get this last anti-biotics in ya”

mom

“hey stu poo”

“alright! let’s get the fuck outta here!”

“hey, don’t swear. i’ll find out if you can get out.”

“i can, just get me outta here, right now!”

“yaaa, yaaa, yaaa…”
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