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Friday, July 30, 2010

DO IT RIGHT--Letter to a Pop Star in Arizona: the bilingual bassline remix


huh-huh-HEY-HEY
gaga do it right
its a war zone fight
don't side with hate

da-dit DO IT RIGHT
INCITE tonight
luh-luh-LOVE and RAGE
should claim your stage
kill the cylon phage
don't play with hate

ma-ma MONSTA teeth
need MONSTA claws
ma-ma-MONSTA army going strong
pound your feet in stilleto heels
bash the bigots with GAGA steel

sin justicia no hay paz
sin la musica
BIGOTS can't dance
be a dit-dit DIVA
or a righteous boss
don't forget to floss
don't forget your base
(ba-ba- BASS not hate)

MONSTA power- EJERCITO
smash the border-free the people
una fuerza de justicia esta creciendo
de raices profondas y poderosas
la lucha de amor esta surgiendo

like the BOSS don't floss
don't hide your claws
ta-ta-TAKE-take CHARGE
be a righteous STAR
be a rebel with a cause
funk the bigots ball

do it right
liberate your fame
be a MILITANT
not the bit-bit-BIGOTS'
hipstress debutante
stuck iin a bad romance with racist fans

paparazi watching you
the world takes heed of what you do
los inmigrantes CAN'T-JUST-BAILLAR
cop cars bring FEAR to the bar
ice raids SCAR obama's SHAME and name
priorities distorted
hope aborted
alejandro's gonna be deported

its not right- not even ok
to play pop star games in a racist state
minutemen are armed with aks
hitler loving vader wannabes
possessed by toxic rage
in love with hate
bigots obsessed
with hating the hands
putting food on their plates
cleaning leaves from their drains

slam dunk-get CRUNK
no cowardly chumps
on GAGA's monster bus
da MONSTA army
keeps it CRUNK
na-nah needs to FUNK
the bigots' border patrol
post-modern kkk
necks red with rage
the wall of hate and apartheid
could fall the night that GAGA plays

tus canciones en arizona
podrian appoyar los fascistas
mistah-mistah don't get it twisted
don't be red listed be an anarchista
don't play POP-pop games
in a racist state
(smash the state with righteous rage...)

night and day
dit-dit-DAY and night
immigrant rights can't be left to DIE
don't hide behind your pokerface
we need your voice on the side of light

si se puede
yes you can
duh-dit-dit do it right
take a STAND
and fight the right
funk the MAN
deface the plan
put the KLAN
and its band
back in the CAN

GAGA-MONSTA!
there's blood on the border
alejandro might be deported
lady of love-lady of rage
MONSTA army inya ear
priorities proud and queer
not da-diss-diss-distorted

MONSTA army going hard
playing pop politics cards
and taking CHARGE
hoping gaga takes a stand
fa-fa FUNK the tea party
suh-suh-SLAM the bigots
BASHING BACK!

gaga: this is a moment of truth
the world is watching what you do
so do it right
JUST DANCE in the light
justice is worth more than fame
you can't be neutral on a moving train

immigrant roots
immigrant rights
seize the time
stuh-stuh- STAND and FIGHT

do it gaga
do it right
seize the time
smash the right


BYPO
c2010
REVOLT or Live Lying
http://byporevolution.blogspot.com/

CRUDE FABLE



the fox is guarding the hen house
and bp is fixing the oil spill
a toxic game of cat and mouse
big oil wants to save its well
obama's talking tough
cuz folks are mad as hell
but words just aren't enough
hypocrisy has a noxious smell

we pay with our lives
for corporate greed
profit valves trump human need
institutional vampires
pollute our seas and ruin homes
if bp doesn't lose its charter
a raisin in the sun
is gettin' ready to explode

BYPO
c2010
Evolve--Or Die Trying
bypo.evolve@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MONSTA MARX REMIX: the Hybrid Architecture of the GAGA Revolution



juh-juh JUST DANCE
to pulsating pokerface rhythms

in a TRANCE
pink lips on the dealer's ceiling

with alejandro's lil’ monster
da dit-dit-DANCING in the dark
flung far and going HARD
fanon foucault mieville and marx

reading parts and taking charge
thinking big but drinking hard
post-industrial DECAY
ruins the family farm

gaga’s monsta
mad with rage
leaving money honey
in your cage
and dangerous LOVING
for the cylon phage

playing ta-tit-tit TELEPHONE
with dirty rich bones
leaving PAPARAZI paralyzed
by pavarati's opal eyes and precious stones
never alone but always stoned
the monsta/marxist army grows

JUXTAPOSE this fantasy
with creeping pop reality
free your mind
and you will see
the MONSTA army is you and me
existential humanist
socialist and anarchist
make a wish and raise your fist

gaga’s in an armored BRA
living large and taking charge
sex cells liberate
MONSTA QUEER they procreate

ta-tur-tur TURNING
pretty pubescent boys
into freshly flavored toys
cute and coy but never bored
playing love games for FAME
and dancing in the dark
da-dit-dit-DARK-dark


fame is earned by few
and we are GAGA for lady gaga
always raw fresh and new
turning incipid pop culture
into puh-pah-pah POP POLITICS

sucking neo out of the MATRIX
forging image into reality
making love look like EVERYTHING
kicking the ASS
of tawdry pop tarts
taking NAMES
eating your heart
rebranding the game
never falling apart
open HEART in the DARK

Q-L-G-B-T
thousands marched for equality
MONSTA army queer and proud
say it loud-say it now
gaga was there baring teeth
wearing white like gabriel
jeweled like galadriel
screaming a la casa blanca
ARE--YOU-- LISTENING?!
Escuchanden?
(in da house… in da house…)

the whole world IS watching
a POST-modern POP goddess
monsta army is evolving
standardizing problem solving
veiled and voluptuous
wild and tempestous
hatred sacred love profane
QUEEN of love
lord of RAGE

JUST DANCE she said
and we ARE listening
cylon tounges glistening
forked like asps’ to sting like wasps
dancing with the hybrid dead
with RUNAGATE vinyl sex instead
not on the bed but in our heads
from afar and blessed by STARS

the ma-ma-MONSTER ate my heart
enthralled enthroned but never cloned
cylon style we roll deep
creep don’t sleep
CRY don’t weep
like omar says: know the code
subaltern army OVERTHROW
sharp as nails - never slow
throw some blows then hide the dough

JUST DANCE
play your part
life is art
in light or dark
beautiful mess of sensous flesh
striving for connection
and a fiercer reflection

evolution is unstoppable
another world is possible
and happening now
pa-pu-pu-POW
(in da monsta house!)

the revolution may not be televised
but it will come in scintillating heels
barbed with wire
don’t cop a feel
fakers best recognize
that our remade lives are for real
on our own - no cat and mouse
(New Crobuzon is in da house!)

Ra-ruh-ruh-REVOLUTION
with performance art and paper gangstas
eva-vu-vu-vu EVOLUTION
remaking minds to make them faster
MONSTA army on our feet
armed to the teeth and rolling deep
with BASS hooks and psycho plastics
cybernetic ghetto blasters
scarred hexed and crudely plastered
combat boots with platinum armor
hitting HARD and getting hotter
making the new viper madonna
vuh-va-va-VOGUE a little harder

EVOLVE or die trying
REVOLT or live lying
FO-TO-GRAF my mind
and battle plans you will find
dopamine on the rise
seratonin in disguise
perdido station will be ours
tonight’s the night
the dreamers rise

JUST DANCE
its gonna be ok
the monster army will have its day
M-O-N-E-Y is fly
But lives are precious
and hope won't DIE
when we lie and don’t deny

EVOLVE or die trying
REVOLT or live lying
Electrify and magnify
my mind this time is open wide
viscious battle plans to find
dopamine staying high and fly
revamping the CORTEX
next frontier to pump and flex
sampling the cock effects
plugging in and scanning text
free your mind and let it rise
conquer matter – conquer time
have no fear neo-gaga’s real
neurons and synapses hear

ROCKSTAR
do it right
go too far
SEDUCE the night
evolving
seeking truth
HOLDING ON
BULLET PROOF

monsta army inda house
remade party on the bounce
sentinels don’t drop your guard
neo-gaga’s going HARD
battle scarred but taking charge
living large with monster claws

REVOLT-REBEL
give suckas hell
hypomanic in the flow
ebbing changing making whole
just DANCE behind your poker face
paparazi’s saving grace
amazing how fine freedom tastes

love and pain
guilt and shame
building power
branding FAME
trust: a weapon taking aim
blow the sockets
from your brain

EVOLVE NOW or lose your place
in darwin’s hypomanic race
style and flair will guard our army
blood red hair HARD and swarthy
REVOLUTION coming strong
like a beat just GOING hard
MONSTA flesh takes the matrix down
marx’s crown is Gaga’s power
the specter haunting those on top
is agitprop hip hop and pop
flush with cash but fierce as hell
training us to suck it well
revolt rebel ignore the smell
hybrid ZION: love and kill
the oracle will keep it real

MONSTA mash - MONSTA army
barricade with money honey
all we have to lose are chains
WAR PAINT will brand our face
armageddon’s marx’s day
gaga will be looking out
to see the crowd so hold it down
cock your rocks and let em fly
goliath dies when david cries

evolve, rebel, or die trying
intifida globalizing
oracle and architect
marx and gramsci reconnect
gaga and her super powers
workers of the world unite
the monsta’s right
we rule the night

we run this town
we run this world
RED and BLACK banners unfurled
malcolm’s rage is martin’s power
REVOLUTION coming strong
It’s a monsta mix not just a song

raize the house
burn it down
slaves rebel and take the town
rebuild and grow
with GAGA power
on the hour
from sauron’s tower

just DANCE with that poker face
change the game and take the stage

MONSTA army here to STAY
eat the rich and make them pay

just DANCE to the MONSTA mix
feuerbach and river styx

building new mythology
hieroglyphics flying free
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BYPO:
c2010*
EVOLVE or die trying
bypo.evolve@gmail.com


Words, beats, and aural collage by BYPO
Back up vocals by the global hip hop nation
Samples from Lady Gaga, Gil Scott Heron, Rhianna, Jay-Z, Tricky, Madonna, China Mieville, Karl Marx, the Matrix, Battlestar Galactica, the Wire, queer theory, ancient and biblical iconography, the collective unconscious, the black freedom struggle etc…

*=copyright issues, while often real, generally get in the way of creative thinking

Monday, July 26, 2010

BASSLINE BOUNCE

BASSLINE BOUNCE

da-dun-dun-da SHOW ME LOVE
ba-dumpadum-pa UP ABOVE
SHOW ME GRACE (deface-replace)
give me hugs and toxic drugs
da dit-dit-DANCING
never enough
in the DARK (be my thug)
MONSTA's here
Never fear
in-in-INTIFADA in your ear

BYPO
c2010

http://byporevolution.blogspot.com/
EVOLVE or Die Trying
REVOLT or Live Lying

bypo.evolve@gmail.com

TOXIC MELANGE




LOVE and RAGE
GUILT and PAIN
make me CRY
SCREAM my NAME
trust is a WEAPON
when LOVE is a GAME
RAGE is a MONSTER
too TOXIC to TAME

BYPO
c2010
Evolve--Or Die Trying
bypo.evolve@gmail.com

MEMORIA: A Tribute to the Life of Gloria Cobbs

MEMORIA: A tribute to the Life of Gloria Cobbs

stop to pray
stop and stare
pain can teach
or destroy

night and day
love and rage
rule the streets
fill a void

six feet deep
a body laid
grief runs wild
children play

set love free
this sacred day
make a choice
to change your ways

friendship bleeds
love is pain
choked by weeds
a rose is slain

rise again
live to die
joy comes
to those who cry

BYPO
c2010
Evolve-- Or Die Trying

LAS RAICES DE LA ESPERANZA

queremos la justicia
no la poli-migra
gritamos si se puede
dicen no se pudo

nuestras historias
son nuestras victorias
el poder de l'amor
es mas que lo de odio

queremos la justicia
nos dan arizona
queremos la reforma
justa y humana
su idea de reforma
se abusa la idioma

raices inmigrantes
derechos inmigrantes
no somos delinquentes
trabajadores son gigantes
dormiendo por el momento
la esperanza esta surgiendo
de raices poderosas
rayando al cielo marveilloso

justicia y democracia
no puede esperar
poder no entiende
los que no marchar

la lucha obrera
no tiene fronteras
las palabras de la tierra
dicen si se puede
para siempre
ganaremos esta lucha
questa lo que cueste


paz amor y revolucion
resistencia y transformacion
raices inmigrantes
derechos inmigrantes
justicia por todo el mundo
es la solucion de nuestra gente

BYPO
c2010
EVOLVE--Or Die Trying

URBAN HIEROGLYPHICS-- a poetic collage



agitprop
street art
hits the mind
hits the heart
write it down
make it pop
make it rhyme
make it art

i write
because i am
love and hate
fast friends
rockstar
do it right
go too far
rule the night

neolithic
pancreatic
so seductive
and emphatic
hieroglyphics
deeply rooted
changing hearts
changing moods

educate
liberate
agitate
devestate
free your mind
seize the time
organize
and demonstrate

BYPO
c2010
Evolve or Die Trying
bypo.evolve@gmail.com

"MONSTA" REMIX 2.0




juh-juh JUST DANCE
to pulsating pokerface rhythms

in a TRANCE
pink lips on the dealer's ceiling

with alejandro's lil monster
da dit-dit-DANCING in the dark
never far and going HARD

leaving money honey
in your mouth
and dangerous LOVING
in gaga's monsta house

playing ta-tit-tit TELEPHONE
with dirty rich bones
leaving PAPARAZI paralyzed
by pavarati's opal eyes and precious stones

ta-tur-tur TURNING
pretty pubescent boys
into freshly flavored toys
playing love games for FAME
and dancing in the dark


fame is earned by few
and we are GAGA for lady gaga
always raw fresh and new
turning incipid pop culture
into puh-pah-pah POLITICS

sucking neo out of the MATRIX
forging image into reality
making love look like EVERYTHING

kicking the ass
of tawdry pop tarts
taking names
eating your heart
rebranding the game
never falling apart

Q-L-G-B-T
thousands marched for equality
and gaga was there screaming
ARE--YOU-- LISTENING?!
(in da house—in da house)

the whole world is watching
a postmodern pop monster is evolving
veiled and voluptuous
sacred and profane
wild and tempestous
QUEEN of love--lady of RAGE

JUST DANCE she said
and we ARE listening
forked tounges glistening
dancing with the dead
with vinyl sex toys
on the bed and in our monsta heads

the MONSTER ate my heart
and gaga is enthroned but never cloned

JUST DANCE
play your part
watch the beautiful mess
of sensous human flesh
striving for connection
and a fiercer reflection

evolution is unstoppable
another world is possible
and happening now
pa-pu-pu-POW (in da house)

the revolution may not be televised
but it will come in scintillating heels
fakers best recognize
that our remade lives are for real
(New Crobuzon is in da house)

Ra-ruh-ruh-REVOLUTION
with performance art and paper gangstas
armed to the teeth
with BASS hooks and ghetto blasters
scarred hexed and crudely plastered
combat boots with platinum armor
hitting HARD and getting hotter
making Madonna vogue a little harder

EVOLVE or die trying
REVOLT or live lying
photograph my mind
and battle plans you will find
dopamine on the rise

JUST DANCE
its gonna be ok
the monster army will have its day
M-O-N-E-Y is fly
But lives are precious
and hope won't DIE

EVOLVE or die trying
REVOLT or live lying
photograph my mind
and battle plans you will find
Dopamine on the rise

ROCKSTAR
do it right
go to far
RULE the night
evolving
seeking truth
HOLDING ON
BULLET PROOF

(monsta inda house- remade party on the bounce)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BYPO:
words, beats, and aural collage
c2010
EVOLVE or die trying

Samples from Lady Gaga, China Mieville, queer theory, and ancient iconography

(copyright issues, while often real, generally get in the way of creativity)

bypo.evolve@gmail.com