Tag: The Invisible Plan

Plant the Seed. Grow Wild.

Posted 17 Nov 2011 in Blog
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I am so grateful that the story of the observer from Trickster all the way up to The Invisible Plan has been so interconnected. I was going through photos and organizing them and came across this photo of wildflowers from Zerospace:

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Photographer Matthew Welch did the shoot with scenes of nature projected onto me (trees, rocks, leaves, sky, etc.) to symbolize finding the balance between us and nature. (Zer0space was about finding balance). That seed was planted. Enter The Invisible Plan, where things are taken into action, and the album artwork you can plant to grow wildflowers. Some (ok, actually many!) have called me a sentimental person. When stuff rocks itself out like this, it makes me go, “hmm, big ups to unplanned shit workin out!”

This is part of The Invisible Plan.
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The Story of The Invisible Plan

Posted 10 Nov 2011 in Blog
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These lyrics were so easy to write. I had been listening to a lot of Black Thought’s lyrics and just the power he puts behind them, sometimes you feel like it’s fucking church. When I listen to The Roots How I Got Over, to me, there’s not a better album that is a full affirmation about how tough life is, the internal battles and dialogue about achieving goals, and being your own Fire through it all.

The Invisible Plan came out of being inspired by that, for sure, and imagery I have in mind of what our next full-length album would be about (which I can’t wait to share!). I feel so strong about the Power of the Mind and what we can do if we change our minds.

The only way it seems to make a change anymore is to do it covertly, starting with your Self and then gathering others…guiding your karma and letting shit work its magicactive karma weaponry, so to speak.

The “use the mind as a muscle” – was something that felt important in my life, as I had made a commitment to change my thought process about a year ago. I eliminated the phrase “I DON’T WANT” in my language. I started talking only about what I do want, if that makes any sense. To me, words and thoughts are actual things, actual matter, and if I was saying I don’t want this or that, I’m still attracting it because I’m talking about it. At least it puts me in the driver’s seat of living with less drama.

Things started happening and coming to me and appearing in my life, it was like a “reverse scavenger hunt.” Keeps things exciting for sure.

What is it that you WANT?

This is part of The Invisible Plan.

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fd


Free Download: Lick U Clean (KMFDM Remix)

Posted 07 Nov 2011 in Blog
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he’s the king of the talk
he’s the cock of the walk
don’t let him go he’s a crime in the room

how did it start, where is your heart? i know how to get the truth out of you.

hey baby, you wanna get up inside of this
I’ll twist your mind like vines you’ll see just what you missed
hey baby from your head to your heart to your jeans
I’m gonna lick u clean

I was the one to turn it around, you were the one who wanted it now, didn’t you?

out of control, deep in your soul
you never thought that you would do it like that
bitten’ the lip, chomping the bit (didn’t say you wanted out of this)
a volcano on the verge of explosion

hey baby, you wanna get up inside of this
I’ll twist your mind like vines you’ll see just what you missed
hey baby from your head to your heart to your jeans
I’m gonna lick u clean

I was the one to turn it around, you were the one who wanted it now, didn’t you?
I was the one to turn it out and freak you down and lick u clean.

hey baby you wanna get up inside of this? i’ll twist your mind’s eye

hey baby, you wanna get up inside of this
my twisted mind will take you to the place you’ve never been
hey baby from your head to your heart to your jeans
I’m gonna lick u

I was the one to turn it around, you were the one who wanted it now, didn’t you?
I was the one to turn it around, and lick u clean
you were the one who wanted it now, didn’t you?
I was the one to turn it around, you were the one who wanted it now, didn’t you?
I was the one to turn it out and freak you down and lick u clean.

you were the one who wanted it now, didn’t you?


The Story of F2theF

Posted 25 Oct 2011 in Blog
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This song came about when I heard the initial groove that Bruce was working on. It had been awhile since we had worked on something groovy, and we really dug into it. The groove was very easy to dance around with the verse melody, and it brought a confidence and sensual nature out.

Every album I think we do something that strikes more of a sensual/sexual chord, from s+m (a love song), k, to spank to lick u clean. F2theF definitely falls into that category–but as all of them, have other psychological meanings. To me, F2theF also has a feeling of getting into someone’s mind.

F2theF

How did I get to this place

I cannot feel my face

What the fuck is wrong with me

You wanna freak to the funk and then funk with me


Your soldiers all in play

You’re looking motivated

I’m doing things that are not me

You wanna freak to the funk and then funk with me

Smooth an so cool

Breaking my rules

It can be anything you could want it to be

Spinning on a planet cloud

Can’t see a thing but I feel the sound

Of the low and down pounding beat

Freak to the funk and then funk with me

My favorite place to be

Out of a dream, and into the scene

Take a wet bite out of me

Freak to the funk and then funk with me

Smooth an so cool

Breaking my rules

Anything you want, freak it to the funk

It’s a low and down undercover

Come down

Low and down undercover

How did I get to this place

You’re looking motivated

And I’m not me

(F2theF and then F with me)

You’re soldiers all in play

You’re so motivated

And I’m not me

I’m not me.


The Story of Never and Me

Posted 20 Oct 2011 in Blog
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Track 1. Never and Me.

This track was inspired when I read a series of Saul Williams’ tweets, actually (and the song is NOT about him, I do not know him.) He was in the streets of Paris in the middle of the night, alone with his thoughts, and it made me feel like I was there, in this invisible battle that we all have, between what we see, and what we have on the inside. The “me” was more like of what I visualized the overrulling invisible universal force was, observing, that could be our salvation or our destruction. Our choice.

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it’s 3 a.m. i know where your mind is
somewhere between the thick of the streets
calling in the souls of the blinded
somewhere between never and me

it’s 4 a.m. i know where your soul is
somewhere between the lost and the fallen
it’s climbing in
and calling you slowly
somewhere between never and me

is it safe to leave you alone
with all of your devices and all of your crises
twisted as the fight is
it’s all been decided
and the night will keep you

safe from harm
safe from harm
the space between never and me
is where you find it safe to be

it’s 5 a.m. there’s nowhere to go now
somewhere between
sleep and a dream
the night it fades, a weight off your shoulders
somewhere between never and me

is it safe to leave you alone
with all of your vices and all of your crises
twisted as the fight is
it’s all been decided
and the night will keep you

safe from harm
safe from harm
the space between never and me
is where you find it safe to be

I will keep you safe from harm.


Listen to The Invisible Plan

Posted 18 Oct 2011 in Blog
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Kidneythieves: The Invisible Plan

Get It Now.


This is #TheInvisiblePlan FB + Twitter Contests

Posted 18 Oct 2011 in Blog
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CONTEST: TWITTER
You and 5 of your friends could win signed CDs of The Invisible Plan!

Enter To Win

Between Tuesday, October 18th 12am – 11:59pm PST through Monday, October 24th at 11:59pm PST: @-tag the following message to 5 of your friends in one tweet:
This is #TheInvisiblePlan http://bit.ly/KTlisten

Example:
@freedominguez @brucesomers @kylemortensen @n8thesk8 @CynLuscious This is #TheInvisiblePlan http://bit.ly/KTlisten

We will pick one tweet at random. The original tweeter, plus each of the friends they’ve tagged in their original tweet, will win an autographed CD from the band.

Rules: No purchase necessary. No limit on entries; however, each entry after the first must contain original @-names not used in any prior entry tweet (e.g. you cannot @-tag the same friend twice).

Go.

CONTEST: FACEBOOK

You could win 1 of 5 autographed posters of The Invisible Plan album cover!

Between Tuesday, October 18th 12am – 11:59pm PST through Monday, October 24th at 11:59pm PST:

1. Change your profile picture on Facebook to the album cover for The Invisible Plan (above). Keep it up for the entire week to be eligible to win.
2. When you change your profile picture, post the following status update:
@Kidneythieves I am #TheInvisiblePlan http://bit.ly/KTlisten

NOTE: Your post must be a “Public” post. If it’s private, we can’t see it. To ensure it is, write the post on your own personal page wall, tag us and write the message above, and make sure the privacy setting below the text window says “Public”.
Rules: No purchase necessary. You must tag @Kidneythieves in your status update so it posts to our wall and we can track you.

Go.


Here It Comes

Posted 14 Oct 2011 in Blog
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Here it comes…

So excited you guys will be able to hear the new songs and the prelude to our next full length on TUESDAY.

I love how everything has come together.  The Invisible Plan is about living your life so that things find you, using your strong internal powers to affect the world.  You can plant the entire CD sleeve in the ground and grow wildflowers. I love the correlation that a seed is invisible in the ground but has an innate power to push through the dirt and become something beautiful. The poster, which was done by Justin Hampton, has me in “Tree Pose” (the symbolism of roots being deep in the ground providing nourishment for all that you see above ground) with a Third Eye (the Invisible eye) and it changes between dark and light.  What is cool about the poster is Justin and I never talked about it, and this is what he came up with. Everything is intertwined.

It’s pretty cool when people come together in a creative setting and pull off of the creative energies with the result making perfect sense.

I hope you will enjoy The Invisible Plan.  We have so much more in store.

p+l and thank you

fd


Justin Hampton Poster Reveal

Posted 10 Oct 2011 in Blog
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The limited edition poster by artist Justin Hampton for purchasers of the Thieves Gold pack. Each poster is silk-screened, numbered and signed by the band. They also glow in the dark – check it:

“Lights On”

“Lights Off”

Get yours now before next Tuesday.


Kidneythieves Symbol: The Story and Meaning Behind It.

Posted 04 Oct 2011 in Blog
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A hobby of mine has always been unconscious/subconscious, man and his symbols, personal myths and psychology—the things that drive us on a primal level, that on some level we know, or choose to not know about.

I read a book during the time Bruce and I met about how all alphabets are linked intrinsically, through their vibration, meaning; that we all vibrationally come up with the same things, but are just a result of our physical existence/demographic. It was another thing that made me realize, for lack of sounding trite, we are all One.

The K and the T, playing around, and noticed that I could get a few symbols out of it: a greater than sign (>), less than sign (<) and an equal sign (=), as well as Pi (π) all enclosed in a circle (unity). Translate: Everything greater than and less than makes an equal balance, Unity is around and inside the Circle of Life. We are ALL EQUAL.

For me, the symbol took the focus away from the “band” and made it about something else. Bruce and I do what we do, but in the Love of music, ultimately is not about ego/us. It is about inspiring, expiring, sharing and giving. We are just the shells of which this passes through.

Now, if you don’t care about this shit, and you think the KT logo is just cool to look at, that’s fine with me too. As you know, we do get into the deep, but we also can turn it all around, be decadent, and just rock/feel good for the sake of it!

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fd


The Invisible Plan = Planting a Seed

Posted 22 Sep 2011 in Blog
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Now that we have our special orders up for The Invisible Plan, I can talk about how we have made every aspect of this EP release a part of the meaning of this story, the prelude to our next full-length.

There is power and change in the hidden.

When a seed is in the dirt, you cannot see it above ground, but it has a natural determination to come above ground and yield something new. I found a correlation between this and Trypt0fanatic ~ bringing the Dreamworld into Waking Life.

Plant the seed. Grow wild.

“Underground. Let’s take them down.”

“When the magic comes, they’ll say ‘I knew it all along.’”

This is part of The Invisible Plan.

p+l

fd