TOUR UPDATE: Halloween, Cozza Recap, CD Hits Stores, & Community Videos!!!!

October 27th, 2009

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bassnectar_20091010-66RRRRRRREEEECAP!!! Good gawd! The first leg of COZZA FRENZY TOUR has been BONKERS!!!! From Texas, to Alabama, to Tennessee, to Georgia, through North & South Carolina, and on to Florida, we just raized some hell and contributed to one hellava freakshow experience night after night to rammed out venues and eagerly awaiting bass-heads (and their eager eardrums).

FRENZY: Officially Caused.

Massive thanks to all attendees, supporters, the community Orgs, to the killer road crew, and to PK SOUND SYSTEM, LUMATECH, and DJ VADIM & HEAVYWEIGHT DUB CHAMPION.

MASSIVE!!!!!

While raging the tour front, the digital album wobbled its way up the iTunes charts. Thanks to everyone that supported, listened and shared!!!

As of today, the HARDCOPY CD’s are available in stores, or you can grab it from our lil’ shop at the Bassnectar Labs. Includes a free poster and lots of random notes and thoughts i wrote about my music and more. (mad thanks to all you hardcores who pre-ordered!!!! nutso!!)

bassnectar_20091010-43And in addition to keeping up with a tour blog as we wandered through some of the most internet inaccessible areas of the country, got a slew of video clips coming through the pipes…. some absolutely ragin crowd shots, a little bit of backstage nonsense, and the first batch of what we hope to be many Cozza Connection videos – which highlight some of the organizations that we are working with in D.C. an Detroit. (BIG UPS CauseCast.org & Ms Holland for CRUSHING IT)

We will be posting these over the next few days, so visit http://www.youtube.com/bassnectarlabs and subscribe to the video channel.

Next Up! Halloween weekend with a quick addition to the tour schedule….
FEAR & LOATHING IN ORANGE COUNTY!!!! HAHAHAAHA

Who’d a guessed it: Halos N’ Horns fest with Korn (when i was in High School we thought Korn was *so* weak, haha! Now i’m getting raised eyebrows cuz people think they’re so hardcore! How times change!)

charathens1So it’s kind of a metalhead DJ’s ironic foray into ridiculum…a chance to right propper SWAT THA BAJEEEZUSS out of a sea of heavy metal freaks with all sorts of SMASHERS AND MASHERS!!! Custom cut this week: a whole new slew of insane remixes of Sepultura, Metallica, Pantera, Rage Against The Machine…even got som Jimi Hendrix acapellas and some sicko loops, and of course bigbang dubstep and drum&bass noiiiiiisezzzz. this will be COZZA HEADBANG, and it may never happen again. Click here to get tickets

And for Halloween night, we are off to Denver to slay a SOLD OUT Fillmore. BIG BEAR HUGS, SMOOCHES, HI-5s and TOTALLY BUGGED EYED GRATITUDE to all that grabbed tickets in advance and rammed this place out. If you weren’t able to get yours in time, no worries! We’ve added a second set to close out Halloween night at Casselman’s (remember its Daylight Savings!!). Fillmore show is THE FREAKER’S BALL MEGADOSE OF BIG BANGERS & ULTRAMAJICK. Afterparty music will be much more about just giving you a nice warm bass soup to swim in… Click here for the info.

After that… ramping up for the second leg of the tour with Nosaj Thing on board (LOVE TO DJ VADIM, HEAVYWEIGHT DUB CHAMPION & RJD2 for support as well!). Subscribe to the tour blog to keep up with the freakshow as we make our way through the Eastern, Midwest, and Northern US, as well as stops throughout those happy lands of the North, Oh Canada.

LASTLY, AND FROM THE HEART: Always remember that there are finite resources on this planet. If everything was divided up equally amongst humans, the world would look very different. Instead, 1% of humans in this country control 95% of the WEALTH of this country (That’s what happens when a Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing like Obama, or Our Congress, or of course Bu$h, allows a few wealthy bankers to steal 700 BILLION DOLLARS from US CITIZENS!)

That said, remember that it has ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS: The few rich cronies, cold hearted enough to propagate a multi-generational Control Mafia over the world’s resources (be they Kings, Emperors, Lords, Popes, or Bankers) stop at nothing to keep ALL the wealth in their few hands, while the majority of humans on earth live as some for of serf or slave or maybe a joker/jester/knight (Rove, Limbaugh, O’Reilly) or a favored baron (Rich, middleclass whitecollar conservatives)…but none the less, when something like THE INTERNET comes around that lets the serfs talk amongst themselves, and share TRUTH, not LIEs (like our corporately manufactured media) it presents a potential threat to the control of The Wealthy.

That is why Net Neutrality is so important. And that is why you have to be SOOOooooo careful with Republicans*. Because they pass an act like ‘CLEAR SKIES’ which was misleading, and was actually written to END the environmental protection program called “THE CLEAN AIR ACT”. So when John Fucking McCain recently announced that he wants to pass the “INTERNET FREEDOM” act, You Should Be Wary! The INTERNET FREEDOM act is misleading and dangerously deceptive, because it is actually designed to prevent “NET NEUTRALITY”…

As you should know, Net Neutrality is a GOOD THING. It is intended to protect equal access to the internet, and to prevent unfair corporate control of the internet. So THE INTERNET FREEDOM ACT IS BULLSHIT, because it is intended to GIVE FREEDOM TO VERIZON AND COMCAST and that’s about it.

it’s like making an act called “Happy Babies” that allows people to kill babies. It is literally that fuckin absurd.

COZZA FRENZY!

VIVA NET NEUTRALITY!!!!!!!!

-L

*[EDITOR’s NOTE] Obviously Officials of both parties – Republicans & Democrats – are not to be trusted. Republicans just play the bad cop, so they are low-hanging fruit… just wanted to be clear, cuz The Democrats role as ‘Good Cop’ often lets them escape blame and they deserve a lot of it.

  • Name

    here here!

  • angelaoohlahlah

    Yes yes yes, and one more YESS-

    All Hail to tha Community Orgs in Detroit, and all over this friggin tour! MASSIVE WORK is being done here behind tha scenes, from ***street teams to filmmakers, and now the fruit of the labor shall be tangible and tasted- ahhhh, the nectar will oooooze!

    Side Note: This commentary on the current political climate is ultra-important. THE LANGUAGE OF LEGISLATION is INCREDIBLY PURPOSEFUL, EVERY TIME. It doesn't matter WHAT their trying to pass through behind our backs- internet, medical marijuana, same-sex marriage proposal (remember THAT language!), Lorin is dead on. Thank you to The Man for including his opinions and unscrewing a cork that is usually gluuuued shut by the media, and consequently, a whole lot of normal guys n gals like us!

    HAPPY WOMPING, the Midwest is Ready.

    -Angelaoohlahlahhhh

    ***VIVA VOLUNTEERISM***

  • faithzilla

    head on the nail with obama = wolfi n sheeps clothing. ALWAYS BE WARY. OUR GOVERNMENT IS SCAREY

  • A special call out to LORIN!!
    Just wanted to applaud everything you are saying and doing, Lorin! You have definitely made a huge impact on my life and so many others. I wish I was in Denver now to make it to the Halloween performance, but my own project is keeping me a bit further south a while longer and I wont be back up there (where I saw you last February) until after Thanksgiving. I wanted to share with you a project which I think you may be interested in checking out. It is called SISNexus (SYNERGY IN SYMBIOSIS NEXUS) – and at the moment it is only a group on facebook but we are building the website right now and it is an organic network of sustainable collaboration. It will provide an interface for permanent sustainable self-reliant communities of an educational bent from all disciplines with an option for work/trade situations which may be utilized either as a hopscotch board for travel and itinerant education or as permanent residence and way of life. There will also be a forum for group chat, sustainability mentorships/”office hours”, a trading post for physical resources and skills, a brainstorming/problem solving mental resource pool, a wish fulfillment/donation/karma forum and much more. All designed to bring together all the amazing minds of our time who each have a part of the pieces needed to build the new day intentionally – hand in hand. I had planned to do a roadshow to publicize our efforts because it is a participatory thing and the more human resources we can find to join us – the better it will be! Then I found out about the Sustainable Living Road Show – and that you were traveling around as a part of that…. I feel we could all be mutually beneficial contacts and forward the grand design! If this resonates with you at all, please contact me: urchindevi@gmail.com or find me on facebook (betsy cacchione). I have a summary I could send with more information. The website will be sisnexus.org but is still under construction at the moment. Sending you many thoughts of gratitude for the great work you are doing and hoping that we may join forces in this our task!!! Haha – almost bumped into you at burning man…one of my friends was camped right by you guys… but you know how burning man is! cozza freedom frenzy! luv u lorin!!!
    (no)MAD pOET -dusty hugZ

  • Where can i get the Hendrix acapellas He's my favorite guitarist by far and to hear you remix him would be incredible!!!

  • CANNANECTAR

    BASSNECTAR DROP THAT D4L – SCOTTY ( BASSNECTAR REMIX) COME ON!!!! IM STARTING TO SEE SPACESHIPS ON BANKHEAD!!!

  • nectarjunkie

    and thats why i never hopped on the obama' band wagon… I knew he was bullshit…

  • nectarjunkie

    OH btw L- it's funny… 3 years ago i predicted that by this time you would be selling out venues once the masses found out who you were Seems like since you hit Rothbury u've just blown up so much- Now look @ u… Selling out show after show… Congrats man. Must feel great.

  • lostinlorin

    Shame on all those so-caleld fans who are selling Fillmore tickets on craigslist for 4 times what they paid for them! A real fan shares the experience of such a great energy instead of trying to make a buck from it!

  • Kastra

    Hey, looks like your team is providing serious ass-kick'n party to the people, wish i could attend and have even a smallest drop of nectar. Though it seems that in your pace it won't be too long anyways. For couple of years i've observed your progress and bounced to these insane sounds, and now it looks like you are getting serious subwoofa-produced basswinds in ye' sailin'. For that i salute you, keep it up!
    Also, best of luck with the politicians and other thugs…

    Greetings from Scandinavia, will wait for ye' ship to reach these shores some day.

  • christiedeshane

    Cant wait to see you in GR!!!!!

  • briansmets

    I am impressed. As a regestered libertarian I believe in a country where individual rights are sacred. And where a person should not have governmental control looking over our shoulder telling us what to do and when to do it and how much it will or won't cost us. Since the beginning I have been a huge fan of your music, seeing you perform numerous times. But the one thing that just didn't sit right with me was your views on politics. And I commend you for using your freedom and speaking your mind. I admire that tenacity and raw courage to go out and fight for what you believe.And using your music as a platform to do so is YOUR choice- so when someone bitches about you talking about politics at a show- don't listen to them.. it's your show you do it the way you want, if they dont like it- don't come- simple. But it seems to me that sometimes you look so deep into the wrong that you can never enjoy the 'right'. And I feel like that relates to your shows.. I know important people within the major news networks and I believe that if you hate fox and cnn ..etc.. THEN DONT LISTEN- if you are stupid enough to believe everything you hear then that is your idiotic fault. News has turned into entertainment- not a service of information. So if you want FACTS- go out and search for them- and I believe whole heartedly that we are both on the same quest- the search for peace and tranquility within this world of ours.. we both might be on different sides of the coin.. but we still have something in common- the whompp

  • briansmets

    **and when I say that I'm impressed. It was for sticking up for your belief. Alot of Democrats and Republicans HIDE behind party politics and won't stick up for their true BELIEF. Your comment about Obama being a wolf in sheeps clothing suprised me. Alot of Democrats (and Republicans) complain without merrit and FACTS… I am impressed.. WHOMP on! see you in DC

    • briansmets

      thanks for responding- see you in DC.. maybe have a chat about it ? HUGE fan!

  • mrgan

    Denver Fillmore Halloween Show- Off the fucking charts. Well done, all my roommates and I are still smiling about it.

  • casey

    Diggin and groovin on the new cd here in seattle, come back soon please! We need some NECTAR!

  • briansmets

    thanks for responding to my comments, appreciate it- see you in DC. maybe have a chat about it?

    -Briansmets

  • briansmets

    thanks for responding.. see you in DC. maybe have a chat real quick about it? huge fan!

  • briansmets

    thanks for responding- see you in DC.. maybe have a chat about it ? HUGE fan!

  • jackbeantock

    Lorin for president!

  • …and if you are looking for a political spike to the governments jugulars of accountability, sink your canine cuspids into this o' so tantalizing preview of “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder,” a documentary by the Konwiser Brothers via prosecuter Vincent Bugliosi. You'll have to wait the winter out before you can view it in its entirety (Feb 2010), or you can read the book.

    http://rawstory.com/2009/11/the-prosecution-geo

  • erinmac

    Halloween was AMAZING! A beautiful and bangin set, and a chaotic freakshow to say the least.
    Glad to have been part of it
    <3

  • squidney

    Words cannot express my love for you! You are a beautiful soul and your music is a perfect (and inspiring) expression of that. THANK YOU!! <3

  • nic

    Whats up with no portland show for the tour?
    Don't make me take the train to BC.

  • Murdockdokdok

    Rocked it in Denver man!!! you are a musical master!! I love playing your music everywhere i go and getting everyone turned on to your music…. my life has been in complete chaos for a while but your songs get me out of myself and think. i feel like you can do alot for the world and all my hopes stand behind you… i have full faith in what you are capable of… i hope ill see you next time brother…

  • FRUSCIANTE/APHEX

    Looking forward to seeing you at H.O.B tonight! Missed you at LOLLA, but my friend went to see you..said it was amazing!! Also, we appreciate what you do with your voice against all this corruption! More people are waking up everyday! You sound like a very talented and intellectual individual! Looking forward to becoming a FAN!!!! SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!

  • MP

    Drove 7 hours from West Virginia to see you in Charlotte, which was totally 100% amazing! Can't wait for your show in D.C. this coming week at the 9:30 Club. Bass be my nectar!!

  • MP

    Drove 7 hours from West Virginia to see you in Charlotte, which was totally 100% amazing! Can't wait for your show in D.C. this coming week at the 9:30 Club. Bass be my nectar!!

  • andreajc

    Lost my mind at St.Andrews hall last night…fucking sick show, can't wait to wobble w/ you beatfreaks again, see you at DEMF!!!!

  • dear Lorin Ashton,

    you are transcending art music and culture right now. IN all my experience of going to shows, never have experienced such high vibes in a span of a few hours. you should be soo proud of the scene that you pulled into downtown detroit last night! i've never seen anything like it before. everyone there seemed like someone i wanted to spend time getting to know and find out hard hard we can WHOMP together! (plus considering that ive never run into more people that i know @ a show before… xD)

    you are a such a talented soul who i would say is doing an awesomely inspiring job of remembering what you came to Earth to be a part of right now.

    keep remembering just how divine we all are.

    muchous gracias, mahalo, and peace!
    (and viva net neutrality! -> so adept souls such as yourself can continue to demonstrate how best to utilize it…)

    ps i got a 50 second HD-hifi-sound Whomptasmic teaser to share with ya from my perspective last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flsinDmjuLM

    • MAR

      I could not have explained it better myself. It is good to hear from others and know I am not the only soul out here that has truly trancedential spiritul moments at Bassnectar Freak Shows. – LOve and Light -*Miranda*

  • Amit

    I just have to say one thing: I've never seen anyone perform who enjoys themselves as much as you do. watching you jump around on stage to your own music was the best part of the whole thing.

    thanks for doing what you do.

  • yanzombie

    big ups for using this expression to inform always!

  • dzdncnfzd3

    oh goodness me 🙁 … im moving to india (love it) or shit make it afganistan…not. maybe jamaica..u should come with. 😀 but really theres no way to escape the corupt. Atleast tonight i will be throwing down to you in DC. so ill just focus on the positive for now. everyone wish me luck i have to drive through this crappy weather from VA.

  • bjmurray

    getting close to whistler and vancouver!!
    can't wait!!!

  • bjmurray

    and it's dumping up here and the mountain opens tomorrow!

  • bjmurray

    it's dumping up here and the mountain opens tomorrow!!!

  • I'm wondering Lorin, after reading the last bit, and seen a lot of interviews of you over the past few years… Do you vote?

    • yes i do. i usually post voter reccomendations, which i get from Gina, at the League of Women VOters in SF. it's a good basic guideline to spring off of.

      but i am sick to hell of all of it right now

      which doesnt mean i give up it means i work harder.

  • hota bay

    haha. love the disclaimer — like, p.s. just in case anyone got it twisted they're all fucked in the head.

    man we drove down to philly from buffalo for your show last night and it was sooooo fucking worth it. bassnectar + videolicious = the truth unburdened by language. much love to you, sir.

    not to mention if you ever bring it to buffalo we will kick up enough dust to keep everyone nice and toasty even in mid january, fo sho.

  • hota bay

    haha. love the disclaimer — like, p.s. just in case anyone got it twisted they're all fucked in the head.

    man we drove down to philly from buffalo for your show last night and it was sooooo fucking worth it. bassnectar + videolicious = the truth unburdened by language. much love to you, sir.

    not to mention if you ever bring it to buffalo we will kick up enough dust to keep everyone nice and toasty even in mid january, fo sho.

    • hellll yeah…there is a long list of future targets, buffalo is on that list! 🙂

  • Benjamen

    you deserve everything you have sir. i really don't think this can be said for most people. well, at least we can hope in your personal life you are the same person you are here and on stage. i can not wait to see you again this coming saturday in lawrence kansas again. i'm sure you insanely tired of requests, maybe to the point of not even reading.. but it would be totally insane if you opened your set with this track: Terranoise-Long Ratio. two reasons. number one and more importantly.. it is completely NOT your style, therefore creating somewhat of a creative challenge to incoporate in. number two, Lawrence has forgotten about psytrance and this song.. even if it falls into a stale repetitive genre.. absolutely KILLS. plus i just wanna hear it on the PK….

    also.. would you ever be interested in spilling the beans on more technical details of the live show? ableton specs, video specs and how/if they are integrated/synched? a proper interview would be fun and embraced by many people who may not even know you exist.

    peace

    ben

    • Hey Ben
      send it over
      share@bassnectar.net ill see whats up
      i love psy trance bits cuz its at 140, smashes perfect with dubstep…its so driving.

      technical beans are DEF overdue to be spillt. i have several essay/blogs in the works, one on technical set up, one on drugs, and one on community organizing through music…but man it takes TIME!!!!

      LAWRENCE: WE ARE COMIN ATCHAAA

  • yourmothernude

    We're doing at least four Ringling bros protests… the first one is:

    We will be doing a Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey protest on November 18, 2009 – which is a Wednesday at United Center in Chicago, IL.

    The circus begins at 7:00, so please arrive by at least 6:00!

    I have no idea where we'll be standing yet though street corner wise, other than “around United Center”, YOU WILL SEE US!

    PETA will be providing the posters and leaflets however, they will not have a representative there so we're going solo in that department. I'd like to request that we don't use megaphones during this protest and that we obey everything the police/security tell us to do, because frankly, I'd rather not get arrested for setting this protest up 😀

    PLEASE PASS THIS NOTE ON! Post it on Facebook, Myspace, blogs, etc.

    Thank you so much, Chicago 🙂

    ————————————————————————————————————

    HERE ARE TWO OTHER PROTESTS ! !i!i!iViva Chicago!i!i!i
    November 25 at 7 PM & November 28 at the 11:30 show (both are at United Center) Posters and leaflets will be provided for all shows.

    If you'd like to do a demo yourself/with friends, I can get you the materials ASAP.

  • livemusicshotsrich

    Check out an article on and photos from the show in Detroit on 11.7.2009
    at http://www.LiveMusicShots.blogspot.com. Thanks!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!

  • Dalton

    First of all, I just want to say that you gave me the night of my life at Underground Sound, and I'm stoked for round 2 of the wobble tonight. To that end, do you have any idea when you'll be taking the stage tonight? I don't get off work until ten, plus I have to drive to Fayettville. If I miss a moment of the insanity, I would be quite bummed to say the least.

    • hey!!!
      🙂
      where are you comin from?
      1. mehtinks fayetteville is sold out
      2. methinks Le Venue is a *BIT* odd cuz its open roof, so we hafta cuz sound at midnight…ill be on by 10pm @ latest, maybe even 9:45
      3. COME TO LAWRENCE, KS ON SATURDAY!!!! we moved to a bigger venue, and its the last night of our US tour for fall 2009!!!!! 🙂

      • Dalton

        I already have my ticket, so I guess I'll have to white knuckle it down there.

        • ahhh white knuckles. i have at least 20 of them at all times

  • theresarlette

    i. fucking. love. you.
    come back to atlanta for me!

  • dwalk

    where are the photos from halloween!?! been lookin for em forever!!!

  • dwalk

    where are the photos from halloween!?! been lookin for em forever!!!