Little Blue Planet In Great Need Of Care

by Gee-Ø

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about

I've been working on this project for almost two years. Musically, it’s different than anything I've ever done before.

Every track takes you on a journey, each telling a different story taken from my own musical journey and life experiences.

The album as a whole has three themes, all running in parallel. The order of the tracks evokes the passing of one day, from early morning to very late at night. At the same time, the order of the songs represents the four seasons of the year – starting with spring, passing through summer and autumn, and ending with winter.

The third and most important theme is the theme of love. The love of friendship, of family, of someone special. The love of a particular season or part of the world or time of day. The love of all cultures and colors of humanity. The love of a pet, of a nostalgic memory, or of the planets and stars.

All of the music is original and I’m playing every instrument in most cases: drums, piano, bass, synthesizers, ocean harp, percussion and vocals. On a few tracks, I used a Vocoder, a talkbox, and an amazing instrument called the guzheng. I also sampled sounds from things like vinyl records, cassettes, retro video games, nature, and even a radio show that my grandfather did in the 1940s.

Some tracks also feature guest artists. Several singers and rappers contributed their amazing voices, and more than ten instrumental musicians contributed their talents.

The amazing album artwork for this project was created by my cousin Alex Williams. Every track name is represented in the artwork.

This project is a very personal statement for me, but its themes of time and place and love are themes that everyone can relate to. I'm so excited to share this project with the world, and I hope it has a positive and emotional impact on everyone who listens.

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released January 30, 2017

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Gee-Ø | George Heid III Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Producer, Composer,
Drummer,
Percussionist,
Educator

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Track Name: Little Blue Planet
People of Earth
What is it worth?
To kill and destroy
All that brings love and joy
Share your love with someone

Feelings Astray
Hearts in Dismay
Hate and Despair
Shootings everywhere
Share your love with someone

Love is the Key
Love sets us Free
Live and let live
Don’t hate, you must forgive
Share your love with someone

Bright Mysteries
Dark Histories
Children will grow
Knowledge will overflow
Share your love with someone

Now close your eyes
Ears open wide
Come on a trek
No need for cash or check
Let the music take you there
Track Name: Puffy White Clouds
I love to watch those puffy clouds as they sail by
I always try to reach them but they’re oh so high
I want to fly so gracefully into the sky
Passed Saturn, Jupiter on board my satellite
Track Name: War and Peace
The pain of insane thoughts that we believed would lead to change has done nothing but increase the idea of separation, leading down the road of degradation, inflammation of the heart cries out, producing tears of fears blocking unity of all under the banner of freedom, some believing we don’t need ‘em, those who look different, talk different, dress different, birth different, were born different, pray different, make love different than I, no we, no us, just the lust of distrust among human beings sharing the same planet, don’t understand it, but, man, it’s getting crazy out here, no, it’s been crazy, a craze of days, months, years, decades, centuries of man and woman deluding themselves with the wealth of selfishness, frustration, destructive thoughts, bullet shot, bodies hit with batons, parents crying, and got our children dying in between war and peace.


So where’s the protection we were promised? I know some are being honest when they say they care or value our beingness, but what I’m seeing is a dream deferred, goals wiped out before they had a chance to occur, feeling burned, disturbed, waiting for the word to come from heaven to lift us like leaven to bring forth sustenance for the soul, we feel so exhausted, frosted by the cold vibrations of society that often lies to me, I feel it’s trying me and testing me to see if I will give in, give up, and give away my happiness and faith as I bathe in the world of disappointment, shame, fear and guilt, paralyzing our spirits, giving birth to these lyrics, as I live among hysterics, feeling like I can’t bear it, I can’t bear no more, but then something miraculous happens when I begin to fear no more, hear no more whispers of doubt resulting from false concepts of life, when I begin to go within, trusting self, trusting love to get us through this age, help us turn the page of this chapter that has been going on for too too long, time for a new new song to be sung from the deepest part of our stomach, creating harmonious music as our collective hysteria begins to plummet, from the dust of change we rise, from the dust of change we unify, and create ways to release, create ways to release the next generation from a battle of war and peace.
Track Name: Retro Gamer
5...4...3...2...1...
I'ma Luigi, number one!
I'm game Genie I came here for fun
I'm the best!
Alien Faces, yeah we alien Faces
I'ma Wario Im'a gonna win
Uh, release the codes for my flows
It's Gee-Ø!
If you know about games you gonna love this

Stretch's Verse:

Joysticks over D-pads
Pellets for that Pac-man
I'm Panzer Dragon blowing up by my Dig Dug
Doing with Mr. Do
Level up, collecting clues
By the barrels, I roll 'em down by my Donkey Kong
Rampage when the buildings fall
Crocodiles and pitfalls
Guitar Hero solos playing out my favorite songs
When my Pokemon evolves
If we tag team Tekken it them I'm Paul and Law
Wish my guard impact push 'em back like Soul Calibur
Me and Gene is double ship shooting like Galaga
A Link to my Zelda
My Metroid get "M"-Brain
Ninja Gaiden magic slashing through these henchman on the train
Use the code and save the day
Memory card and save the game
Bomberman up in the maze
Hold a joust and ride an ostrich
Tap the reset button but first blow the cartridge
Techmo Bowl with Bo Jackson when I use the Raiders
I shoot an alien; dodge behind rocks like Space Invaders
Throw a frisbee like Tron
Save families on Robo-tron
That first first-person shooting soldiers was Bond
R.B.I. with Barry Bonds
Red Faction was Mars
Fallout was on DC so you can't forget injustice
Playing GTA where no-one can be trusted
Jack a sports car and leave the cops dusted
Until we get busted
Stackin' sandwiches my Burger Time
PaRappa the Rapper rappin' these retro rhymes

STOV's (Gene Stovall) Verse:

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right
B A START Barakus for my A Team Clean
Konami Codes
FIFA shell toes

I know my flow be Rogue Squadron bombin em
I'm Diddy Kongin' em
Tomb Raider panty raids
Ultimecia's sex slave

Insane to Leave my Lego Bricks for Multi colored whisper Chicks
Barbie Girls wit (Stop That)
Power Glove a Chun Li kick

I switch The game up when I'm board wit it
Blowing in the cartridge for the easy fix
Put it in and close the lid

Speaking on behalf of Jive
I'm Dr. Jekle
For the benefit of Mr. Heid
Lundgrin Dolphin Ecco

On my Sega Genesis that I borrowed
Broke it and beat it up
Battle Toads over Battlestar Galactica Psycho Nuts

Level up! Reset the situation
Open world third person shooter
Commodore computer
Need dust remover

I'll trade you for my rumble pak if I can get
expansion codes
for virtual aerial Mortal Kombat
We drink at Mario's
Track Name: My Drum Machine
What do you think of my drum machine?
I know this groove is feeling right on my tape machine so let’s ride, oh tonight!

What do think of this cosmic beat?
I know this groove has got you dancing, drinkin’, feeling real sweet
So am I, I’m so high!

Do You Dig This Groove? 8x

On My Drum Machine

What do you think of my drum machine?
I know this groove is feeling right on my tape machine so let’s ride, oh tonight!

What do think of this cosmic beat?
I know this groove has got you dancing, drinkin’, feeling real sweet
So am I, I’m so high!
Track Name: Autumn Vibes
Planet Earth, my home my place
Do you care?
Have you a part,
in the deepest emotions of my own heart?

Autumn, Autumn
Pulling on my heartstrings
Autumn, Autumn
Why you do that to me?
Autumn, Autumn
Golden Trees, so breezy
Autumn, Autumn
In the air, autumn's there

Planet Earth
Are you just floating by?
A cloud of dust
A lonely spaceship
A large asteroid

When autumn's in the air
You'll find it hard to bare
That crisp smell in the air
and bright leaves everywhere
I'll find my rocking chair
and watch that solar flare
My little love affair
In the air, Autumn's there

Planet Earth
Are you just floating by?
Tender with breezes, careering and whole
Alive with music, haunting my soul

Autumn, Autumn
Pulling on my heartstrings
Autumn, Autumn
Why you do that to me?
Autumn, Autumn
Golden Trees, so breezy
Autumn, Autumn
In the air, autumn's there
Track Name: Floating In Space
When all of my troubles run together
The rotation of the earth is moving so fast
That nothing slows it down
You won't find me
I'm beyond this atmosphere
To where the air is clear
And my ears can't hear the noise

I'm floating in space
A million light-years away from anything else
It's just what I needed
I'm floating in space
A million light-years away from anything else
Troubles defeated

Whenever the question is the answer
Will my senses separate the vast
Vacuum of sound all around me
I have to close my eyes
And listen carefully
So my ears can feel the joy

I'm floating in space
A million light-years away from anything else
It's just what I needed
I'm floating in space
A million light-years away from anything else
Troubles defeated

I imagine another dimension full of aboriginese
Native planetarians tuned into other frequencies
With universal features, peaceful creatures, natural teachers
But I wonder can they really teach us to unify. Unify? UNIFY!
Why won't the leaders listen to the screams of the people,
To the dreams of the people
When unhappiness is coming out the seams of the people
I wonder will we ever be equals

Our world is in order she needs no fabricated boarders
Her natural laws control the land
Working with her father, the sun, hand in hand
To generate a force much greater than man could ever understand
Her elements are blue prints, that footprints cause new dents on human estimations but space-stations only spread our pollution to the atmosphere
When the problem begins down here

The problem is us
We need to discuss
Our problems with each other
We can't go to space
whenever the race is getting' too hard to run

The problem is us
We need to discuss
Our problems with each other
We can't go to space
whenever the race is getting' too hard to run

The problem is us
We need to discuss
Our problems with each other
We can't go to space
whenever the race is getting' too hard to run
Track Name: Not Like Planet Earth
The music is different here
The vibrations are different
Not like planet earth
Planet earth sound of guns, anger, frustration
There was no-one to talk to up on planet earth that would understand
we set up a colony for people here
They could drink in the beauty of this planet
Would affect their vibrations
For the better of course

This is the end of fictitious smiles and frowns gathering support from erroneous belief systems based on the trepidation of love
I've conquered the conquest of ego filled dreams and delusions of grandeur
I'm hugging the oasis of contemplation leading me down the road to glory
No more stories of tears, no more stories of fears
I've had enough of that fair weather trembling
Waiting to be held by some idols that never can respond to me
I used to seek the approval of clouds, the scent of sun rays, the dance of rainbows, but I am fine now
Higher than ever before, my vision is clear, my definition of self is clear, my breathing is clear
Yes I can breathe, finally, totally and completely
I'm seeking no more
I've decided to create myself as the love I was looking for

Life is not easy, especially today
At the same time, there's an undenaible beauty to the essence of life
And we all have infinite capacity
Infinite capacity to create a beautiful life and manifest the light of advancement by turning poison into medicine

So I'm celebrating this day as a new life
A new way of growing and embracing the love that I am and I have no regrets
I only have tears of fearless dancing in the streets
Not looking back, not looking forward, but looking within
Thank you for joining me today
I have no meaning without you
No way to experience this love without you
You see I used to seek smiles in star dust, hugs from the moon, laughter from the comets
But your presence, your presence has reminded me that I'm not alone
Your presence has co-created with me the remembrance of unconditional love shared with all
The same way you share your light
The same way you share your light regardless of past, present or future
I'm seeking no more
I've decided to create myself as the love I was looking for

This is an artistic endeavor in which we are all involved
It's called the art of living
For peace and happiness in the world
The one constant that connects everything
and this is wisdom