Making Music – pondering

I would love for some kind of unity between individuals in this NY music area, making music, etc. Even if your band tours, or makes records, or you make your money elsewhere – no need to call people out as a hobbyist, or poser, or whatever. It’s all the same energy. It is wanting to be liked, make connections between people (individual. not to be divided). Wanting to progress sound and energy through positive work. I’m writing this because I found a lot of hate within the annals of making music – contention and fear – people putting negativity where it need not exist. Labeling. Taking occultist ideals and setting them forth as original.

I have been a follower of Anton Levay since 1983, and never cared to put imagery like this out there until now. It bothers me not to be included in the cronyism, but ads to the mystique and honesty of my writing.

Take for instance this Brooklyn ‘Doom’ thing that is happen(ed)ing – I found myself talking with, hanging with and exchanging pleasantries with a lot of the (now broken up) bands — would they play a show with us? Never. I recall one time playing a show with a local trio – and dude from other band asks my bassist to go on tour after seeing us. I even filmed said band, and put their video on Youtube the same day. Shit like this, man.

My day to day is filled with writing music — fueled by graphic novels, audio books, metal and art, all with money made through art sales. Never have I worked a job, and other than being a pretentious white metal head, I am not so bad to hang with. Still – if your back-patch is not perfect, you don’t have tattoos ,a righteous band and beard – or shit, you are married with a kid – it is a lonely road filled with posing, flakes, writing alone daily and the production!

There is nothing wrong with writing and releasing music without fucking over people, or having to be in a ‘band’ where nobody is a true friend.

This is why I am not playing anymore shows until I have some integrity in partnership, true friends with integrity and a strong malleable work ethic to follow a shared dream consistently.

 

-Gavin TTH Oct 2015
#metal, #music

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December rambling

Been busy reorganizing thoughts, rooms, genres and beard growth over the last few months. We have not been able to get into the studio to track, though we do have several HUNDRED songs you have not yet ‘HERD’. We have been holding back for a good reason. The market is flooded with similar ‘doom’ related projects, and this makes TTH want to write differently.

Not at all interested in influencing or buddying up with stubbly D+D dudes that do similar kinds of music. Dropping D, ONE FINGER BARRE CHORDS, growling ugly ass dudes with mouths agape – akin to exotic stars waiting on a payoff. Looks good on youporn, but the reality is – it is most anti art/ mass depression/ego laden regurgitated mid life crisis energy – the nail in the heavy metal coffin – and not so wonderfully sonic. Sure, I LOVE PINK FLOYD – but shit man, never would I ever pretend my band is as cool as the 1972 Pompeii pioneers. Leave that shit alone brothers and sisters.

We thrive on art, which means creating new things. The same old thing has been done, and will be done – and by 10 year old Korean girls – well! Probobly better than I do – so in that case BACK TO BLUES MUSIC for this songwriter. Thanks for your interest – and also – thanks to those not having an interest….it keeps me writing, and secures my plight – knowing I am on the right path. I love you all, kinda.

-gavin

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TTH making music!

What are you listening to?

I stopped listening to modern music years ago – in order to hear new songs that might have some validity. I am so lost as to what people listen to, tending to stay away from media trends that push sounds into my memory and hopefully thwart regurgitating it back.

A good way to create is to let the inspired energy in through watching and observing, moving around, from loving and hating things…observation and dictation.

Understanding culture is the seed of movement.

Thanks for your time.

Gavin
Thinning the Herd

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TTH Producing own Video

We are almost done with the video! More to come.

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TTH on the radio

t might not mean much in this world of social media and over saturated mediocrity we call entertainment – but today we charted on CMJ’s loud music chart – beating out Phil Anselmo and SODOM among others, and still rising! Thank you to my peoples who are working for the direction of this band – the radio gods, and especially ANGUS YOUNG and Simon Chardiet who instilled in me an old school musical work ethos- finally finding a home on the dusty radio frequencies.

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Show with Geezer and Borracho

We are proud to be headlining a show Sept. 13th in our hometown, BROOKLYN baby — at Grand Victory.

Finally a show that is congruent to our sound – since COC. We are psyched man!

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Buy directly from us.

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Pick up our record through iTunes!

Buy our new record ‘ Freedom From The Known’ - here

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Thanks Underground Music Zine for this AWESOME review of our Record!

http://undergroundmusickzine.blogspot.com/2013/04/thinning-herdfreedom-from-knownsaint.html

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First show with new lineup 3/9/13 and Great Write Up~!

We played our first show with Garth this week – it was with Cinema Cinema, bbigpigg and pocket pool. I liked the show a lot. No pretense and bullshit, all the bands rocking out to the other bands, people showing up and saying hi! Whiskey and beer and all sorts of good times.

http://www.harvestmoonmusic.com/2013/05/review-thinning-herd-freedom-from-known.html

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