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‘My Dad’s Eyes (Revisited)’ 6/20/11 - The day after Father’s Day.

You can see em there…in the pic. 

This is the only way you can see em, cuz he’s gone. (I have questions that I will never be able to get answers to…that inspires me A LOT.)

Let’s see what we worked out today. @MrKinetik sent me a crazy track with the working title, 'LovePain’ that I was blessed to have as the foundation for this one. I’m gonna type out the lyrics and hook for you. I dunno what this may be on or when you will hear it, but in light of yesterday’s post, I felt it was relevant that I open up the chamber and let you see what I’m working on right now. 

'My Dad’s Eyes (Revisited)’ - Rusty Redenbacher 6.20.11

(1st Verse)

The 19th, alone in my room/thoughts consumed/“Damn, man..one more day.”/One chance to say what I needed to say/Screamin at a box that I should put away/Navigating my way thru minefields of memories/I stay lookin down/ten toes on the ground/I stay lookin down at the danger I found/I stay lookin down at the stranger I found/Took a couple years to get here/I don’t hate/Good times, I’m tryna to get that back today/Let that marinate/Think of a playa’s fate/Alone, cold, sick in that messed-up state/Cold game, homey/You already showed me/One thing you can never say is “You don’t know me.”/Oh yes, I do/In fact to keep it true/Every time I look in the mirror, I miss you…

(chorus)

I ain’t got my Dad’s eyes/They changed color before they even focused/Can’t see em, no more so I wrote this/I draw a picture in mind, but it’s hopeless/Now take notice/Dad’s eyes gorgeous/Take notice/Dad’s eyes gorgeous/Now they can see anything in the world that they want to see/And I still feel them lookin at me.

(2nd Verse)

Greengreyhazelsumn…/I dunno/He kept a tint on the lens to mask his soul/So much pain, sometimes a loss of control/They saw things I will never know/Held secrets, trauma, and shame below/Those eyes still retained that glow/Beauty in the ones of the beholder, I suppose/I felt a pain in my veins when they would sink low/Pop back up/“HEY, MR. STUPENDOUS!”/But I don’t understand the stupid tinted lenses/I can’t see your natural gift and what I’ve found/Is with those on, the whole world looks brown/Black is beautiful, no doubt, knowhutimean?/Dad’s eyes were bold, full of gold and green/Wish I had seen em much more/I had to stop keepin score/And that’s not what today is for…/

(chorus)

I ain’t got my Dad’s eyes/They changed color before they even focused/Can’t see em, no more so I wrote this/I draw a picture in mind, but it’s hopeless/Now take notice/Dad’s eyes gorgeous/Take notice/Dad’s eyes gorgeous/Now they can see anything in the world that they want to see/And I still feel them lookin at me.

(3rd verse)

I got ONE pic/that’s where you see em real good/I keep it tucked away/that’s for when WE talk/He’s out there in that cursed box/Scatter the ashes, maybe that’ll make it stop/Me and you/One last ride, one last trip/Where you taught me rules that I used to exist/I thought you taught me how to view all of this/Where we talked and you said that you would watch me grow/DAD! OVER HERE! Never stopped, watch me roll/You didn’t see so many things, now we can’t even chill/I close mine when it’s you over my shoulder I feel/I hold mine out in the open so you see how I feel/Now how I’m supposed to feel, cmon, you know the deal/Can’t look into my Dad’s eyes and speak of the joy/They’ll never see whatever became of that boy/But I feel them/I will them/Keep on staring/Long as Dad’s eyes can see that I never stopped caring. 

(chorus)I ain’t got my Dad’s eyes/They changed color before they even focused/Can’t see em, no more so I wrote this/I draw a picture in mind, but it’s hopeless/Now take notice/Dad’s eyes gorgeous/Take notice/Dad’s eyes gorgeous/Now they can see anything in the world that they want to see/And I still feel them lookin at me.

fin.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading. I hope to have it recorded soon. Gonna try to master the flow before I record, for real. 

OK, be great… #Shruglife #ATFU #Naptown. Rocking the planet…for Dads everywhere. You ain’t perfect, but you’re worth it.

RR

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@MrKinetik / Rusty Redenbacher #ELPEEPLAYLIST …. and if you watch the whole thing, the #TITLE too…

1) ‘Stir It Up…Again (Mumia)’ - [produced by @Thesselonious]

2) 'Magic’ - [produced by @EOM_]

3) 'Already’ [produced by @EazyEDot]

4) 'Over’ [produced by @beatmafiafire]

5) 'Think Before You Speak’ {over a @REALDJPREMIER beat that @kanyewest rejected]

6) 'Maybe One Day’ [produced by @DrKhil]

7) 'It Don’t Stop’ [produced by @shadecobain]

8) 'Boss Playa’ [produced by @MrKinetik]

9) 'Cashin in’ [produced by @TheAxehand]

10) 'Baby’ [produced by @MrKinetik]

11) ’#Shruglife Radio (Burn One)’ - [produced by @EFCUTTIN]

12) ’________’ - [produced by @MrKinetik]

No date on when we’re gonna drop it, still looking for someone to help us with cover art…but as you see and hear, we’re done.

Visit The Tornado Alley’s Tumblr for updates and free music and follow @TheTornadoAlley on Twitter

#SIRENS #ATFU

RR

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MAGIC. Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) and myself rockin with Native Sun at The Jazz Kitchen. This is what I do when I’m not at the day gig: make music and perform it.

The recorded version of this song is on EOM’s Wondervision which I recently posted!

Watch on rustyredenbacher-blog.tumblr.com

#HELLO? #ATFU

Just making sure…

Download  'Hello?’ here 

#ATFU

#Magic #BARS. 

Little things about my songs will stick in my head long after they are written and recorded…I always liked this verse because of how I tied everything together, but I was never sure about how I pronounced Dirk Nowitzki’s name. Well, I just read on Twitter that he has officially stated that it is pronounce ‘No-VITZ-Key’, “HARD V”…

\o/. I NAILED IT!

Here’s the #BARS:

“Let this play on repeat, so you can hear/The brand-new flavor in your ear and it’s magic/From my chapeau, I extract no rabbits/Parlor-tricks: so sad, so tragic/I’m a maverick, 'no Palin’, NOWITZKI/Narrow escape in a biz so risky/Flames, smoke, mirrors; the game’s so iffy/"POOF!”/“Now errybody in the club get tipsy!”/“POOF!”/Magazines to milk-cartons/They disappear just as soon as they startin/That ain’t 'magic’/I see the sleight of hand, dummies/All you did was not say 'like’…../……Young Money/Young minds blown by the obvious/Honor us, I’m in your body like phosphorous/“Ay, when’s it droppin’, Russ?”/The game has gotten us/Pullin off new tricks till we prosperous/Now, who see me/Houdini/Freaks come out at night/That’s when my friends need me/Shame, the game resists the change/I stare at it real weird like David Blaine/I’m walkin up to strangers on the street/“I know your name”/I’m in my glass coffin dyin to close this thang/And like magic, I reappear with refrains/…like magic, I reappear with refrains.“

I like that shit, man.

You can hear 'Magic’ on 'The Professor And The Hustler’ by @MrKinetik and myself. Click the pic, it’ll take you to the download link. 

#ATFU RAWKRAWKAWN.

RR

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#ATFU for the kids!

Room 213 retells Donald Crews’ book, “Shortcut”, using a miniature set created by students in grades 4-6th. The lighting was provided by students as well. The short film was edited by their classroom teacher. The students provided the lighting and initial idea that led to the creation of this film. This was completed from May 23-26, 2011. The students really wanted to do something different for the last week of their school year and it really turned out great.


Thank you for watching. Please be kind with your comments…this is a product made/thought of/directed by kids!

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GREAT WORK, KIDS! We salute you! Way to close the year out strong.

ALLEY. We’re for the children too. 

#ATFU


Salute Mr. Kinetik.  You really are ‘The Man’, bruh.
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Who You Wit! @alphaisforever @rustymk2 and myself on one of my favorite beats in my catalog. At The Vogue. HOUSING THINGS. #ATFU