Friday, November 13, 2015

New single "Dead Centre" produced by Joelistics

HERE IT IS! DEAD CENTRE, produced by Joelistics. I’ve made it free download so you can bump it in your Ipods, cars and kitchens while you’re stirring up the laksa. You know the deal — pass it on if you dig it!

Monday, November 9, 2015

New single "Dead Centre" coming this Friday the 13th!

My new single "Dead Centre" comes out this Friday. It's about racism, "outsiders", Werner Herzog and Dr. J. Man I'm excited to show you all! Took three years off to see if I could write a novel but to be honest I was missing making music the whole time. Last year after a Speech Therapy gig in Sydney I was in a cab with Joelistics and he was like "mannn when are you gonna get some new tunes out?!" So we decided to get to work. Keep two eyes and two ears out!

Friday, November 6, 2015

What's in a Smile?

A silk flower blooms 
in his daughter’s hair,
& his little son has a lovely smile
missing a single tooth.

The man walks with them
into the food court
with triceps as tense
as any necessary conversation.

amongst Indian street food & Islander diners,
Souvlaki sellers & African eaters,
South Americans pinching together empanadas
& Asian waiters,
he is six-foot-four & striding,
tatted arms & a head shaved right down.

One tatt says "ARYAN."
One is a Third Reich eagle.
One says “1488”,
which is code for a phrase:

"We must secure the existence of our people 
and a future for white children.”

“But he looks pretty dark to me,”
says my Samoan mate.

The man buys his kids 
cinnamon twists & cupcakes,
& bends down to kiss his daughter
right where a streak of glitter
sends a constellation across her cheek.

As he passes me & my mate,
the man smiles & nods,
with intimacy & recognition,

as if we are friends.

— Omar Musa, 2015