It’s official, Xwan and Eamon now home from tour, after their 25 day run. It was a wild month, that actually went by really quick. But still felt like a lifetime. Things got kicked off in Bingen, where father and son met up with the eXtreme Tour team, led by Grandpa Flawless himself, Idiomz the Prophesayer.
Greetings Beloved, Praying for your safety during these times of treachery. It’s me, Xwan, here, having just recovered from a week of no internet, and 36 hours without power. Things are back online now, and we’re awaking to discover that on the other side of the storm, YouTube has decided to pin another strike on our channel for previously generated content. Two videos were cited for “deceptive misinformation”. Nothing deceptive or misinformative about any of it, of course.
In a livestream we go over playback on various videos that are being published to the new goodgodfather.co website, and in doing so, Xwan, had some ideas that came to mind in reflecting on the video, having to do with vocation, passions, selfishness, and the prosperity gospel. Leave your reaction in the comments [[SUBSCRIBE]] https://www.dlive.tv/goodgodfather [[REFERAL LINKS]] https://www.minds.com/register?referrer=GoodGodFather https://rumble.com/register/Goodgodfather/ [[SUPPORT DIRECT]] https://goodgodfather.bandcamp.com https://paypal.me/xwansolo https://www.patreon.com/goodgodfather [[BUY THE MUSIC]]
Living with meaning means living the way you’re meant to. When you do that, you’ll Live, as long as you’re meant to. That’s why, when you make the choice to pursue rejuvenating and immune reinforcing habits, you’re doing more than getting healthier, you’re taking a stand on what you believe is right. When your exercise your right to live by choosing to live with meaning, by living the way you’re meant to, you’re telling the rest of the world, and all of its other ideas it has meant for you, that they don’t have a right to you, and your life.
Shalom Beloved, As the Twitter purge trudges along, GGF continues the onward march from glory to glory, and I’ve managed to get plenty of dirt under my nails working on a number of projects simultaneously. We’ll talk about that, and we’ll talk about a new crush that I have… who is it? You’ll have to find out at the end of the email! First, the most immediate is the website, goodgodfather.
With our follower purge on Twitter plateauing at about 900, I’ll be putting in a solid day of streaming tomorrow. Be sure to make the move to new alternatives, before they censor everything: DLive Rumble Minds Gab For some reason YouTube lifted their penalties on our livestream, so we’ve reinitiated those capabilities on that platform. So join me on a stream, and I’ll be taking on more mixes, and more updates in real time, throughout the day.
As indie artists further dig in to their respective trenches across the new home recording landscape, this work horse has proven to stand the test of time: The E-MU 1616m from Creative has lasted 10 years, and three Windows Operating Systems. As long as you’ve got a PCI-e x1 slot open on your motherboard, you’re going to benefit from the 192 khz speed with the same conversion technology as the Pro Tools HD Core A/D.
Seasons greetings, I’ve come on to an opportunity where I’m able to invest in some new equipment for the studio, and that has me shopping for cameras. That has led me to choosing between three options, namely: The Canon EOS -R, the Sony A 7III and the Fujifilm X-T3 Each of these are 60fps, and 4k. Although, Canon and Sony have the only 4k that is NOT cropped, I’m choosing the Fujifilm for more nuanced reasons that rely more on the color science.
Holiday greetings to you, As we’ve already buried ourselves in several hundreds of bags of popcorn, watching the events unfolding around us, and spanning the globe, I, Xwan, have taken a moment to outline some ideas, as we process next moves. Being driven further in doors, and in assessing the nature of things, there’s become greater opportunity to generate video content from here at my home studio. So far, I’ve managed to conquer half the globe in the game Civilization VI, as well as beginning to attempt some ASMR, in saying some prayers and reading some scripture.
Good day, This week, we continue our campaign push to migrate our content from major corporate conglomerates, (All the usual suspects… you know who they are), and build a stronger base on alternative platforms. To do that, we’re posting old videos on Rumble, one at a time, and today, it’s one of our earliest lyric videos of the song, Dedication. This is a song that’s been on the rosters for a very long time, being written around the 2005-2006 era, and recorded in the summer of 2006-2007 era.
Happy Yom Teruah, That’s the name of the ancient Hebrew celebration, called the Feast of Shouting. You can learn more about the celebration here: Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson Yom Teruah It’s been a very intense year for us here, not least to mention the wildfires, and COVID, and riots and hailstorms of what seems to be complete madness. In spite of these things, GGF has had the opportunity to be a part of some absolutely spectacular undertakings, over and agains the negativity, to treasure that residual hope that lies latent, buried under the chaos and confusion of a broken world.
The day after Easter, HearAnDo Studios live room studio burned to the ground. Reports confirm that the fire was electrical, however, recording that was underway for a full length LP came to a complete halt after the destruction. What remained was a song, called, Waves, which is, at the time of this report, processing for release across digital distribution platforms, however, is currently available for purchase download on the Good God Father Bandcamp page.
Shalom Beloved, We hope you had a wonderful Independence Day celebration, for those of you in the states. With that past us, we are now within less than 30 days before we hit the road with the eXtreme Tour. So as we, (my son is coming with me this year on the road), run around like chickens with their heads cut off to prepare, hopefully you’ve made your way over to Bandcamp to get your download of the new song Waves.
“Freak Gospel Pop”, emanating from the dark woods of Oregon, Good God Father molds the archaic with the imminent to present an amalgam of modern thought and culture by means of somber and sober guitar and vocals, on a march through Armageddon. At times, sweet and surrendering, and at most others, brash, and abrasive, these sounds are sure to wake the living and dead, in time for dessert. The band has released their debut full length album, Chronicles, which is currently available for digital download while front man, Sean Lewis, hits the studio to begin tracking our next release, I Pray You.
Good Friday, Today, we’re announcing our first official release on October 11, 2018 across all platforms: Chronicles. If you’ve been following Sean’s music for a while, you might recognize the songs, but that’s alright. It’s only, like, twelve of you. More than likely, these are fresh new sounds that you’ve never come across before, and each track is falling on fresh ears, so we look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Happy Thor’s Day folks (…. just kidding… you see what I did there? I called the fifth day, Thor’s day… because that’s what Thursday means….. which should tell you everything you need to know about the days of the week….), Just thought I’d send a quick follow up about X Fest NW, and what’s on the horizon for the coming fall season. I hope anyone that is on the East Coast facing Hurricane Florence is getting out of the way to a safe place!
So I’ve taken the time to write out the lyrics to DNR for a recent magazine inquiry, and thought that since that’s all taken care of, that I’d share that with y’all! Enjoy! Cool Kids and Short Kids Look at the day, what do you say We can go out to play Hey,ho, what do you know Everyone says I’m just like Mo Just like Mo You’ve got some real attitude for such a short kid (x2) Your mom should be real proud of you for such a short kid Your mom should be real proud of you for such a tough guy For such a tough guy
After 3 amazing years playing with my closest friends in what was, to me, a hugely inspired project, I was left to my own devices, alone. I devoted my spare time to tracking songs that I had been writing in the back room of the church youth group building, where I had been serving as a leader. The rug, it seemed, had been pulled out from under my feet, and the wind taken from my sails.
My memory tells me that Inexposed was the more genuine of the projects that I had going on at the time, and would set the stage for how things would develop for me in the future, Joshua Fire was the next necessary step for me to take in discovering the layers beneath the surface of what it would mean to be a professional artist on the U.S. market.
Sean Lewis, Good God Father frontman, had the pleasure of sitting down to respond to some interview questions from Robex Lundgren. You can read up on the former interview at this link: interview with Martyred Whitmans In other developments, Sean, will be holding the bass end for the Salem band, The Glyph. His debut performance with the group will be on February 2nd at the Tardis Room in Portland, followed by an onslaught of Portland performances with the group.
I had the pleasure a while ago of filling out a questionnaire regarding the music of Martyred Whitmans. I’ve since reached out again to follow up about the band name change, and rebranding, and they’ve sent me another questionnaire for the blog. I’ll release the link once it’s published, but in the mean time, you can go over the previous interview at this link here: interview with Martyred Whitmans
Following along with the unfolding apocalypse, Good God Father, here to keep the record straight on the breaking news, stories and agendas that are taking over the internet and air waves. So, with sinking hearts, I, Sean Lewis, send out my sincerest condolences, and warmest affections for the community in Sutherland Springs, TX, who were devastated by an absolute act of pure, and unadulterated evil. My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families who were victimized by this ruthless, and staggeringly brutal travesty.
Swan here, breaking info on the music front. As part of the rebranding process, I’ll be releasing the first two albums I recorded (under the names Auburn, and Masonic Weird), as a single full length LP for digital distribution, which will be titled Context. I’ve titled it as such in order to give context for what I’ll be releasing in the future. I’ll release artwork as things develop, but in the meantime, you’ll still be able to purchase and download those tracks straight from our Bandcamp until the release.
We’ve now got our ground coverage on all corners of the web to build the resources necessary to hit the ground running with powerful, and intent content, with a message of conviction, and inpsiration. This great world of ours has been hijacked by hostile powers. Thieves have stolen thought, labor, history, and our very lives, through the use of many great lies, reinforced by exorbitant amounts of resources spent on advertising, and media.
Link to a report by Paul Pinkerton on pyramids in Sudan, showing the extent reaches of Egyptian influence in Africa in three capitols of Kerma, Napata, and Meroe. These discoveries and more. http://m.outdoorrevival.com/travel/sudan-has-more-ancient-pyramids-than-egypt-and-they-are-spectacular.html?utm_content=bufferc9998&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Grace, is a word that, like many before me, has taken hold in such a way that I cannot deny it’s value to me. This came to me, as itself a grace, or gift, that I didn’t wish for. In fact it came through much pain, like many of my generation. Once I found it, I reasoned that if this gift was so vast as I could then imagine, to my still developing intellect, then the storehouses where those gifts originate must the more vast be.
OK, so I thought I would be getting Google+ to be posting content, and lo, they are not linked to this blog just yet… I’m sure there’s a solution. However, time is short, and I have only one thing to say… T-Shirts! Get yours today from the Good God Father Bandcamp page! https://goodgodfather.bandcamp.com
Auburn had played a number nearly successful performances around the valley. We managed to keep things pushing along at a fervent pace. Do Not Resuscitate was actually moving on the shelves at the one local record store where we had copies being sold. Then came the name change. Choosing a new name was not at all easy. Naming bands, albums and songs never came easy for me. Masonic Weird would be where things would land, and the story wasn’t exactly riveting.
Alright, so after last night, when I sat down to churn out one of these blog post thingies, I got nearly to the very end of a hefty post just for my phone to completely drop my draft. So this time, I’ll try to keep things short and sweet and to the point. First, to catch up on, Good God Father shared in two recent performances which were captured on video, which you can watch at these links:
What you are witnessing is the start up of a magnificent mechanism, that is rising out of the wasted mire and refuse of the industrial technological age. And we’ve got merchandise. Get your shirt, today, and get a free download mp3, Vile Devil, premier track from coming Good God Father release, I Pray You. https://goodgodfather.bandcamp.com