A Miscreant Looks At Forty

It's official....I have successfully survived 40 years on this fucking insane planet!

With that said, I'm taking a brief hiatus and won't be posting for a few weeks so that I can...

* tend to the new kittens
* listen to a bunch of new records that I've been sitting on
* rip and digitize the aforementioned records
* continue to digitize the Miscreant Cassette Archives
* work on and record some new music
* do a bit of traveling
* do a bit of writing

My Facebook profile as well as the Miscreant Productions/Aloha Miscreant pages have been deactivated and I don't have any immediate plans to reactivate, so for now, it's safe to say that I'm officially (albeit temporarily) going off the grid. If you need to contact me, please shoot an email to alohamiscreant@gmail.com and it will be forwarded accordingly!

By the way, and just in case you didn't know, the Shangri-La's were fucking awesome:

Catch ya on the flipside!

New Kitten On Deck

To be specific, it's TWO new kittens on deck, however as you can see from the pic above, only one has mastered the art of the cat scratch. This is Mixmaster Blondie Bell and she's a 2 month old domestic shorthair. She was rescued and fostered in Miami and moved into Aloha Miscreant headquarters just a few days ago along with her sister, Cleopatra Jones:
So for those keeping score at home, that brings us to a total of four cats and one pooch! 

Stay tuned for additional pics and toxoplasmosis!

Currently Reading: Goodbye Helter Skelter

Summer reading is in full effect! Click here for more info and ordering options. At the present time, it's out of stock on Amazon, however I ordered my copy directly from the publisher and it was received shortly thereafter. I'm still in the process of reading Squeaky: The Life and Times Of Lynette Alice Fromme, but I think I'm putting it on the back burner to read this instead. 

Just A Dog Day Afternoon

As part of his bucket list, Scoob was treated to some well-deserved time down on the beach where he frolicked and waded in the South Florida surf. He oggled a few tourist gals in bikinis and asked them to "show their tits", but as to be expected, this was promptly met with rejection and Scoob was left high and dry. Personally, I think that Scooberto needs to work on his approach, but he strongly insists that the line has worked before, however he also insists that he knows how to drive a motorcycle, so I take what he says with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, I think that he had a great time down at la playa!

My Impromptu Set List

We had a small shindig at the house yesterday and this was my impromptu set list...

Maceo & The Macks - Cross the Tracks
Stanglers - Golden Brown
Madonna - Lucky Star
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
Falco - Der Kommissar
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Duran Duran - Save A Prayer
Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
Faze-O - Riding High
Cat Stevens - Wild World
America - A Horse With No Name
The Undisputed Truth - Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) Friendship Train
DJ Krush - Dig This Vibe
Rick Rubin - Dust Cloud
DJ Shadow - Six Days
DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like Part 2 (Peeshay Remix)
Alex Reece - Feel The Sunshine
Jonny L - 2 Of Us (Photek Remix)
Missy Elliot - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) (Lumbajak Drum-N-Bass Mix)
Jhana - Say Say Say
DJ Shadow - Def Surrounds Us
James Brown - I Feel Good (Tincup Remix)
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Yasunori Mitsuda - Swamp Of Hydra
Simon & Garfunkel - America
MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha (instrumental)
DJ Shadow - I Gotta Rokk (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix)
DJ Krush - Shin-Sekai
MC Solaar - Nouveau Western
Towa Tei - Technova (La Em Compacabana)
The Pop Tarts - Money, Success, Fame, Glamour
Nena - 99 Luft Balloons
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - 007
Blondie - The Tide Is High
The Andrews Sisters - South American Way
Chicks On Speed - For All The Boys
George Michael - Careless Whisper
The Beatles - Do You Want To Know a Secret
Charity Shayne - Ain't It Babe
Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In The Grass
The Gals And Pals - Blue On Blue
Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer For You
Betty Everett - The Shoop Shoop Song
The Vogues - Magic Town
Heart - Magic Man
Steve Miller Band - Space Intro/Fly Like An Eagle
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee
Tori Amos - God
Luscious Jackson - LP Retreat
Duran Duran - Come Undone
New Age Steppers - Fade Away
Outkast Bombs Over Baghdad 
Keisuke Egusa - Call Me
Red Martian - Daichee Bell
The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In
Neil Diamond - Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon

Eclectic? Yes.
Good times? Indeed. 

Beastie Boys Instrumental Collection

Reuploaded for all of your karaoke, sing-a-long, or nostalgic needs; these are the full instrumentals ranging in quality from 192kbps to 320kbps, with a majority being the latter. Also included are the Hello Nasty and To The Five Boroughs show vinyl from their live performances in 1999 and 2004, respectively. If you're a fan of the Beasties, this collection is a must have for a multitude of reasons, but if for nothing else, to check out the amazing production they pulled off on some of the tracks. Seriously, even without vocals, some of these instrumentals are masterpieces unto themselves, especially Paul's Boutique, but that probably goes without saying. As is usually the case, I don't foresee these files being up for very long, so if you want 'em, ya better get 'em! If the links below are no longer available, simply email me at alohamiscreant@gmail.com, and I'll link you with the files!

Click here for a complete track listing via PDF. 

Collection Includes:

(1986) Licensed To Ill Instrumentals
(1988) Paul's Boutique Instrumentals
(1992) Check Your Head Instrumentals
(1994) Ill Communication Instrumentals
(1998) Hello Nasty Instrumentals
(1998) Hello Nasty Show Vinyl
(2004) To The 5 Boroughs Instrumentals
(2004) To The 5 Boroughs Show Vinyl

Part One (496mb)
Part Two (396mb)


Casiohardcore - Premeditated

Track: Premeditated
Source: drum machine/sampler/sequencer

The Daily Commute

Recorded on 05-07-14 between Coral Springs and Boca Raton, Florida

Music: The Hi-Fi/Low-Life - The Deal (previously unreleased)

The Lost Tapes Part 5: Moo Moo Baa Baa

Nearly 20 years ago to the day, I stood in the "vocal closet" of my makeshift studio (aka The Palm Plaza) and belted out this off-the-cuff little ditty as an homage to one of my most favorite cartoon scenes. I loaded up a quick beat on the DR-550, added some guitar nonsense, and threw it all together in just one take. If memory serves me right, the crackhead neighbor who lived next door started banging on the wall and said that he was calling the police if we didn't keep it down. Needless to say, we didn't keep it down, the police were never called, and the rest is strange history...

Don't forget to check out the ongoing Lost Tapes series here!