Mundane Arcana & Eldritch Lucidity

from by rap legend Jesse Dangerously

  • SPECIAL EDITION alternate jacket vinyl with chapbook
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The last 50 vinyl copies of "Humble & Brilliant" are being issued with a unique and super-limited jacket, designed by Hayden Myers of Mister Hayden Comics, and printed by Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles craft/DJ collective!

    The labels are the same as before, illustrated by Bryan Lee O'Malley and Hope Larson.

    The new chapbooks are 5"x6" and very convenient for carrying around to read or start cooking fires.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Humble & Brilliant via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • 64-page chapbook of lyrics and liner notes. Reads like a novel or textbook, only more brilliant!

    **Now much tinier! 4x5" pocket edition is just as clever but way cheaper to ship to you.

    Features a foreword written by Buck 65, several indices and appendices, and beautiful illustrations by Eisner-winning cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Lost At Sea) and Ignatz-winning cartoonist Hope Larson (Chiggers, Mercury, Grey Horses).

    This version of the chapbook is bound using perfect binding, which is like a real paperback.

    Also includes immediate download of [numtracks]-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Humble & Brilliant via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    now you don't have to carry your cumbersome MP3 player or turntable in the jeep when you want to blast tunes up and down the beach... I promised I would never make a cd but I missed the 90s too much and here we are.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Humble & Brilliant via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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We live in a culture where the weirdest things are ordinary and vice versa. Tension warps kids and batters adults. What’s the alternative?


Kids read spell books but can't spell. Look, they're trapped in a bell jar instead of hung up on bell hooks. James L. Brooks, Mel Brooks, a clouded outlook.
“You ain't a chicken, you a loudmouth schnook!”
Shook, ain't no such things as halfway homes. Cub Scouts stubbed out in the ashtray.
That's “gay” – not to say I don't like men kissing. It's like the middle of the day went missing. This candle's all wicks and none of your beeswax.
Handlebar, kickstand, rubber sole, peace activist building quicksand castles on a slow day, like kids can't have 'em no more, no way.
Brocaded vests? That's no way to dress! Now, with no major threats, you get okay'd to death. Go make your bed and lie wired wide awake while a whole day of stress leaves you no place to rest.
Best of both worlds, big girls and boys mope; One wretched, the other destroys hope. Unchecked, sour candy swells with stupidity.
Mundane arcana. Eldritch lucidity.

“Living in my own world; I’m awake! I’m asleep! Through all seven days of the week!”

Monday: Hate Mondays, drink coffee. Shower every all day, get the stink off me!
Tuesday: Blues at bay from the radio morning show mediocre media rodeo, here we go!
Wednesday: Hump day, make the joke weakly. If you don't got a quote to say, don't speak to me.
Thursday: Start to need a drink in the worst way; thirst makes it hard, lurch my way to first base. Thank God it's
Friday: Fried like a snake on the highway. Set my teeth on edge and my pager on vibrate.
Saturday: Cartoons from dawn to noon. All I wanna do is rendezvous with an ingenue
Sunday: Guilt-ridden, oughta haunt the pew. Run, pray I don't see my face on the news.
Hell is what I'm closest to, oh well, you tell me - what else am I supposed to do, huh?


from Humble & Brilliant, released March 10, 2011



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rap legend Jesse Dangerously Ottawa, Ontario

Genuine Independent Rap Legend (GIRL)

member of Backburner crew

partially culpable for the nerdcore problem

"Sapphire meets Sappho meets Saafir meets Jonathan Saffron Foer;"
"not the Black Frank White, just the white Frank Black;"
"Wiz Khalifa meets Pat Califia;"
"like Buck 65 but faster and fat."
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