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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tracklisting and New Mixtape Title


It’s official. Shut Up Make Music is now Project Nightmare: Shut Up Make Music.

The tracklisting for the New Year’s Day release:

  1. Lonely Astronaut
  2. Temptress
  3. One Day Too Many
  4. Without A Moment to Breathe
  5. Masquerade of Liars
  6. So Far Away
  7. Fake Ideas
  8. If/Then/Also
  9. Stop Short
  10. Hearts Are Meant to Break
  11. Diary of A Mad Producer
  12. Ashes of Nothingness Part 2

Avaliable on New Year’s Day @ 12:00 AM.

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Peace out,

-MC Larny

Monday, October 26, 2009

Quick update on the upcoming release

Hey everyone,

As I speak, the mixtape EP Shut Up Make Music is currently coming along nicely. Expect to hear it in mid-November. The goal is to put 5-7 songs on there, a good number and freely distribute it. I do have some other plans for it, but I’ll speak on those later on.

See you at the week’s end…midterm projects and exams are comin’ after me.

-MC Larny

P.S. Got any feedback on the demo track posted last week? Let loose with it on the Facebook page. Don’t be shy… go there now (if not already there)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

An Open Letter from MC Larny to Everyone


It’s been quite some time since I’ve talked to you like this. Over 2 months, to be exact. Lots of things have happened, not all of them expected or wanted.

I’ve given some thought to what exactly my future in music would be, if there was such a thing. I’ve done some personal soul-searching, reflected on the past few months, and more importantly, years of my life that have gone by. Eventually, when you love something so much that you can’t give your heart to it, you have to let it go, and come to terms with your reality.

Much like an addict , I’m (sadly) addicted to hip-hop music to the point of dependency, to the point where I’m crawling back. So this officially ends the hiatus, as of this sentence.

So what’s up? Few things:

  • Putting the mic down: I think there was a time for MC Larny to spit ill rhymes, and it seems that for now, it’s not the time. Call it what you want, reality catching up with me, lack of enthusiasm, or just plain falling off… there were a lot of little things not falling into place to really take MC’ing to the next level in my eyes. In general, I’m still on hiatus in terms of verbal output.
  • Producing all the time: The project is moving to an all-instrumental direction for the time being. It’s new, it’s fresh, and instead of taking 18 months (on average) to create a package….I can drop stuff faster, and at a better quality. Also, I don’t need to map out beats to follow the verse-chorus-verse structure, so I can really go all out on this.
  • What’s next?: The next project is a mixtape project called Shut Up Make Music. It will be free, online exclusive, and drop dates are looking really good right now.

That’s all I can really say as of this moment. So check out my Bandcamp page and Facebook page for the 411.

Peace and whatever you so want it to be,

MC Larny

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

One Last Word... after thinking this over... I think everyone deserves to hear what was supposed to be "The_Endgame".

So today, on, you can download and listen to "Last Words Left Unsaid". And it's free...can't beat that.

Peace, see y'all somewhere in the distant future.

-MC Larny

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

State of Affairs

Hi everyone,

I'm struggling to come up with the words to explain my current situation, to write a blog that will explain everything that's floating inside my head. So bear with me, this may be a rambling and ranting entry instead of a cohesive piece of writing.

Here's the story: The_Endgame, after a lot of thought, has been shelved. A tough decision to make, but after my laptop crashed and took a lot of the project files down with it, it seemed better to just move on and go do something else.

There's more to it, though. As I tried to make music, I made a startling revelation: over the past few months, making music was no longer a way of affliction relief, it became an affliction. It was no longer pure and fun, it had become something ugly. I realized that I let my emotions make decisions with my music, and before I knew it, I was burned out again.

For the past few weeks, I've contemplated this over and over again, wondering if this "decision" is the right thing, if I'm reading this all wrong.

But for once, I have the clarity to say this: MC Larny is over, for the time being.

When I made this decision, I struggled to find the words that would act as the reasoning behind it. Then, while watching YouTube, I found a clip that would give me the words I needed

A clip of WWF Superstar Shawn Michaels vacating the WWF title because he "lost his smile". When I saw that, I knew that I was in the same situation with my music. I lost a lot over the past few months, my mind, my band, my desire, and my smile. I tried to persevere and all that, but I guess I couldn't do it.

This isn't retirement, it's just a vacation, till I get stuff together again. I may come back, I may not...but it feels right to leave it as it is right now.

Before I close this, I might as well thank the fans, the people I've played with, and anyone else who could be considered influential to this. It's been fun, but I guess, once a harmless addiction becomes a crippling affliction, it has to stop sometime.

Peace out...for real this time,
-MC Larny

Friday, July 10, 2009


I'm not quite sure how to explain the current situation regarding the projects I've been working on. As it stands, it's complicated right now.

But I might as well get it out there, to let y'all know.

Late last week, my laptop started to malfunction. Which is somewhat expected to happen down the road. However, after sending it to the shop to get it fixed, there are still problems with the machine and as a result, it's become very hard to work on anything as of late.

So as it turns out, it may have to be reimaged in order to work again, a troubling situation as it is.

And now you wonder what this has to do with the music. It has a lot to do with it.

From the looks of it, "The_Endgame" project is getting pushed back and may possibly be shelved. It's not easy to say and to even consider a personal project like that being put away for now, but I think it's because there is nothing else that can be done right now. There is a chance it may see the light of day, but as I said, it's not definite.

So yeah, that is the current story as it stands. I'm disappointed that things ended up like this, and it's not something I wish to see repeat itself. Hopefully, it will pass, and this personal project of mine sees the light of day.

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned. ~Paul Valéry"


Friday, June 19, 2009

Blog Report: 6/19/09

Work continues on "The_Endgame". It's getting somewhere again, and now we got a roadmap, a target to shoot for, and a conceptual vision. The instrumentals are being fine-tuned, over and over so that they bang….they bang HARD. I would put it at a 90% completion phase right about now, and if the pace remains the way it is, it'll be 100% by the start of July.

Also, the mixtape is doing well too. It's all instrumental jam sessions, and it'll be out in July. Release details will be unveiled shortly. Don't worry, it'll be something easy and accessible.

coming to a headphone near you (art subject to change)

CLIP SHOW: Friendship or Fatality

The victorious return of the Clip Show, and this week, it's time for MORTAL KOMBAT! Or, a good reason to use voice clips in this week's clip. It's a slither, so enjoy the 19 seconds you get.

Now I might as well delve into a story I read today on Yahoo! News. This woman was sued by the RIAA for file-sharing, and she's been ordered to pay them 1.92 million dollars.

Yes, 1,920,000 bills. Over the downloading and sharing of 24 songs. Now maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way, but when you look at all the money involved, isn't it a bit odd that the artists are not mentioned at all in this discussion? Don't they deserve a cut of the bogus settlement, seeing as how they preformed, wrote and created the "pirated" works?

Makes me wonder, and this is my theory: Artists should be happy that people listen to their music in any way. We can measure how many people buy it, but truly, do people actually buy music to listen to it, or buy it for the sake of buying? Think about that, and shoot me an opinion, I'd like to hear someone's perspective on the matter.

And with that, I ain't got much else to say, y'all continue on.

-MC Larny

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Blog Report 6/5/09: The Endgame Starts. Who Wants to Play?


Another Blog Report, another week down. So for those who read the blog last week, I said that I would be giving up the goods on something in the next installment.

Well, who am I to lie? Here it is.

With "The_Endgame" project underway, there came about an excessive amount of ideas that didn't fit the core objectives, the overall sound that I was aiming for. There were a lot of instrumentals that came out of this, and most likely, beats that I was making for fun. So what does this mean?

An instrumental mixtape called "The_Endgame : ALPHA". Coming next month. Stay tuned.


-MC Larny


P.S. The actual project is still being worked on. I'll say more about it in a few.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blog Report 5/28/09: It's Getting Closer...

So right now, I can proudly say that (instrumentally) the project known as "The_Endgame" is 79% complete. Basic sequencing has reached the final stages. The beats are coming along, and the sound is more and more cohesive.

The lyrics will be coming around soon. I like how this is going so far.

I'm not yet ready to announce how this will all be coming out. But I can give you a bit of a teaser...stay tuned, and check back next week.


-MC Larny

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blog Report 5/14/09: Fun Times With Music and Concepts

Evening folks,

So yeah, the blog has been dry, due to a lot of things happening. School/work/general lack of drive to type, whatever. But at least I'm back...

OK, enough of that. As it stands now, "The_Endgame" is still under construction. There is a concept in place, there is a map being drawn, lyrics are being written constantly, and the beats are being finalized. I'll approximate and say about 60-65% of the beats are "showable". That is, the beats are almost there. Just a little push further will do the trick. I'm not giving away the exact sound of the beats yet (keep peeping the Clip Show and the clips going up every week or so on the Reverbnation player/Facebook audio player), but I will say that everything has a point, and that every beat matches the lyrics I've imagined for them.

As for the lyrics themselves, well, I'm still working on it. Got a lot of songs coming together, and there is a bit of a concept to them. It's most likely going ot be a personal look, but not along the lines of 808's and Heartbreak. Sorry, I can't dig it, just can't.

Dang....I don't know what to tell y'all. I want to say so much on this project, but I really think I need to finalize everything before I pull the curtain off and bring it all out. Let's see...what else to talk about...?

Oh, I got it. The music I'm listening to right now:

Sevendust- Praise,Will It Bleed
Deftones- Around The Fur, Mascara
Gang Starr- The Militia, F.A.L.A., Suckas Need Bodyguards
Eminem- Kim, '97 Bonnie and Clyde, My Name Is
Nas- U Wanna Be Me
Alice In Chains- Queen of The Rodeo
Jay-Z - Streets Is Watching, Can I Get A....
Bigg Jus- Halogen Lanterns, Eerie Silence

I'd say a nice balance of hip-hop I dig and rock songs that I feel like throwing up the horns for.

OK...I'm out of gas. Ain't got much to say here, except stay tuned for more clips, maybe some freestyles soon, and more info on the music being made.

And I'm out like the Mavs (ooooooooh)

-MC Larny

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Clip Show 5/14/09: NEScapade

This week's clip was something I was just playing around with. The thought process was "What If I mixed "Spanish Caravan" with 8-Bit Weapon? This is what my brain came up with. I especially love how it starts with 8-bit chiptune drums, a hip-hop bassline, then goes into bells, Spanish guitars, and live drums. I live for those moments.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Clip Show 4/25/09: Life With The Bomb

Yet another edition of the Clip Show. This week: a detailed description of "Life With The Bomb".
Friday night, 11:37PM: A thought entered my head, after a very good, very interesting day. I started to ponder, "What if someone did a song that sonically expressed a bomb dropping in 3 parts, before, during, and after the dropping?" I then said, "I can do that!"
11:45AM: Found the loops in my library. Time to go to work. Drums and synth are down, now we need something else.
12:18AM: Adding some elements from a techno-industrial sound loop set. Sounds real good.
12:54AM: Calling it a night.
3:10AM: Really calling it a night. It's all sequenced, just needed to be mixed.
10:53AM: Awake, and finishing the beat.
11:20AM: Done. Rendering and uploading to Reverbnation and Facebook.

The process of the beat sounds like calm peace, with panic creeping in, and finally, the bomb drops. There are survivors, but they are slowly dying, and the end comes too soon.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Blog Report 4/13/09: Standstill…

Hey everyone,

Sorry I didn't get to posting clips this weekend, it's been busy. But I will post TWO clips this week, by tomorrow night. Yes, I made a promise. And I see fit to keep it.

So with spring coming around, I gotta get stuff in gear for the summer. And by stuff, I mean a lot of things. Stick around.

-MC Larny


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blog Report 3/24/09: Putting Work In

Howdy fly girls and guys, it's the Blog Report.

After an interesting 2 weeks, quite a lot of work has been put into "The_Endgame" project. I can now say that a firm base for at least 50% of the project is in place. Thanks to all the non-stop creative groundwork being laid down for this, the vision I have for this is becoming fleshed out more and more as time progresses. There is a lot to the songs this time, things I haven't done with my music ever.

No, I have not dropped the mic and picked up a guitar, switched vocal styles to accommodate Auto-Tune, ripped off old pop songs and put rapid-fire lyrics to it, or anything that would constitute trying to sell more records. But it is different, while keeping the MC Larny DNA entact. A challenge to say the least. It's all about control, to sum it up. Self-control of yourself in tight situations, control of emotions so that your heart and mind don't switch places, and remember to play their positions. It's a matter of balancing the world around you.

With that said, I might as well delve into the lyrical content just a bit. This is the heaviest and also darkest musical project I've created, and to be honest, I would not have it any other way. I believe that people should always do what they say in their music, and not fake it, if they are speaking of themselves. I can understand playing a character and metaphorical usage, but let's be honest here: If music is a combat sport, it's comparable to MMA and not pro wrestling. You don't fake things, you let them know about what's really happening in your life, no matter what. But I digress.

Also, as it stands now, the project does not have any collaborators. Again, I personally want to hold down this project by myself, based on the personal nature of all the songs in development.

Also, to keep y'all occupied, every week till this project drops, little snippets of songs will be popping up on the music player. Sure, it's small, but it will keep the veil of secrecy over the final product and at least I can update the page with new songs every week, therefore hooking you in for the long haul. Plus, you never know what the clips could be….they could be studio out-takes, small bits of a song in process

I guess, at this point in the picture, I would be asked by the captured superhero what my plans for world domination entail, in an attempt to foil me. Well, I do have somewhat of a world domination plan.

It's called "Add Day". The goal: to get 200 friends on Myspace, or 50 fans on Facebook. The date for this will be 3/31/09, because April Fool's Day is not a day to make power moves. Expect event invites/bulletins to spread around in the coming days. And to coincide with this, I'm putting out a sampler called "The_Retribution" which is a free online sampler made for sharing with friends and loved ones. That will be up in the next week, so be sure to check it out!

Finally, I am working on a street team, and I need members. So if you want to inquire, and get in on something cool, CLICK HERE. I really need members, so please sign up!

Thanks for reading, and we'll be back in a few, probably next week.

MC Larny

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Blog Report 3/8/09: Changes

Hey everyone.

I've had some time to think, consider, reconsider, and think again about what the future holds with my music. I've been fortunate to hear a lot of varied suggestions from people close to me, and with their suggestions, I've come to a decision.

2009 from this point on is all MC Larny. I think I need to strip it down to pure basics and for now, stay solo. I've noticed that when I work solo, I have no restrictions to adhere to, no multitude of people to try and please, no compromises required to make things work. While I do admit that starting and maintaining a band was a personal dream/goal of mine, I think it's now time to move on and go back to the land of solo music. That goes for live performances too, keeping it basic, and just using the beat. No bands, no guitars, no drums, just me and my beats pumping through the PA system.

And with that, I would like to formally announce the next slate of music in the works. It's called "The Endgame" and it can mean just about anything to anyone. It could mean the end of a dream, the end of the world, the end of a phase of life, or the end of someone's career. Multiple meanings, if you catch the drift.

I'm not saying just what this new project is, but it will all make sense in due time. Expect more info in a few weeks. Yeah, I know, I'm teasing everyone as usual with this "more info in a few weeks" thing, but then again, some things just need to be secret for now. And, it gives you a reason to stay interested…that is, if anyone truly has an interest in this.

-MC Larny

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Blog Report 2/24/09: All Fates Have Changed.

To say the past few days have been unexpected is an understatement. Within the space of 2 days, Aces Down went from "Active" to "defunct", and I'm left with my solo project again.

So there are a lot of questions being asked about what's next. To be honest, it's a broad scope.

I have no idea what I plan to do, now that MC Larny is back to being a solo artist again…there's a lot of options, and I need some time to figure it out.

Before you even ask, no, I am not restarting Aces Down with a new lineup, out of respect for my ex-band mates. As easy as that is, I just don't see that happening. I don't believe in rearranging history, just to serve for my own purposes. Also, I do not know if I will start a new side-project. Again, I need some time and space to see what I should and shouldn't do.

I do admit that I had a lot of song ideas for Aces Down that was under construction. So maybe if re-worked, they could become MC Larny songs. Again, I don't know. I'm not even sure if my heart's in it anymore. It's been unimaginably rough these past few days. To watch your long-time dream materialize then vaporize in the blink of an eye is something I can't fathom, and yet it's happened.

So yeah, that's the current status in a nutshell. What, cryptic answers aren't good enough? OK then… here's a straight answer, made for the news sites and message boards:

"MC Larny is currently weighing all his options regarding his music, and will be making a decision regarding the future of MC Larny in the next month. Stay tuned to see what happens next!"


And I'm out.

-MC Larny

Sunday, January 18, 2009

2009: The start of something…

Howdy peeps,

It's been awhile since I've written for this blog. Sorry for my absence, it's been somewhat quiet in the world of MC Larny as of late.

1st off, I definitely need to give big ups to my bandmates in Aces Down for a great show on December 27th. We had a lot of fun doing that and needless to say, I can't wait to do it again and again and again and again But back to business, as usual.

Aces Down is definitely rolling forward, and I intend to stay with it. Now what does this mean for MC Larny?

Simple: MC Larny will keep on going, in some capacity. I don't know if it means that I'll put it back on hiatus, deactivate the project, or keep it the same. I mean, I love both projects and while they may intertwine, I like to keep the 2 separate. Kinda like Mike Patton did with Faith No More and Mr. Bungle. Bungle was established and thru the band, he became a part of Faith No More, and kept them both going for most of the 90's. You get what I'm saying? I love them both.

2nd, as I type this, I am currently working on the next MC Larny solo effort. I got some concrete ideas, and they are starting to come to fruition gradually. Every day I mess around with FL Studio, I keep on finding out new ways of making this crazy conceptual vision of mine come closer to being real. Eventually, the new stuff will be up. Check back soon.

That is really all I can think of right now. Apparently, a month away doesn't lead to a lot of ideas to write about stuff.

Peace people.

MC Larny

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