Silent Tree Music
Mick Terry, Blond Chitlin' Goldstein, Dr. DeCrepid
ANCIENT HISTORY ( PART 2 )
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MICK TERRY's eclectic musical influences range
from Bach & Tchaikovsky to Dvorák & Grieg,
from The 4 Seasons, The Mamas & Papas, The Lovin' Spoonful & The Bee Gees
through Buffalo Springfield, Eagles, Traffic, & The Band,
to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Benmont Tench, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers,
from Brian Wilson (circa Beach Boys' Pet Sounds), Billy Joel & Don Henley
to Herb Alpert, Jimmie Haskell, Mike Post, Dave Grusin, Bob James,
& Muscle Shoals / FAME funkiness
& (on the more serious side) Spinal Tap ("... All our amps go to 13 ...").
More current influences include Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Green Day,
Incubus, Linkin Park, Third Eye Blind & Weezer.
Yeah, yeah, yeah ... The Beatles weren't all that bad, either.
The music of MICK TERRY is highly lyrical,
with catchy hooks & gripping melodies,
simple in form, yet contrapuntally intricate,
rhythmically moving & harmonically engaging.
With the general direction toward pop-rock,
his melodies & arrangements span a spectrum of emotions & genres,
with an underlying sense of beauty, dignity & caring,
occasionally even allowing his humor to slip through.
Sometimes beautiful, sometimes rough: rich feelings
are brought to the heart, colorful pictures to the mind.
MICK's lyrics lean toward the quasi-intelligent side,
in a visually descriptive & emotional style.
Sprinkled with ample flavorings
of wit, irony & a healthy dosage of story-telling,
they at times end with a Rod Serling-flavored twist.
Often, his prolific lyrics deal with serious topics
& themes of spiritual & social concern.
Since September 2011, his lyrics have been published
in Brier Patch Ramble Magazine in his monthly column,
Ain't Poetry, Dammit!.
Recollections of a Songwriter
MICK is currently working in the studio with
MICK TERRY has been performing solo LIVE around the greater L.A. area
in cafés, coffee houses, nightclubs, theaters, poetry readings,
open mics, bars, dives, dreary hallways, grimy restrooms, ...
Although not considering himself a poet, evidently others do.
He has been the Featured Poet
at the highly venerated Beyond Baroque (Venice CA),
the historic Rapp Saloon (Santa Monica CA),
Barnes & Noble (Encino CA),
Encino-Tarzana Library ( x2 ) &
Expressions - Days Inn (Glendale CA).
He also has been Featured Songwriter:
once at Pvt. John Woods Foundation PTSD Fundraiser (Carpinteria CA),
twice at Songwriter Sanctum (Santa Monica CA),
& thrice at Repertory East Playhouse 10 by 10 Variety Night (Newhall CA).
Usually, he reads his lyrics dramatically, only rarely singing.
Often, noisy audiences will grow quiet & listen attentively
to his impassioned & entertaining performances.
YouTube VIDEOS of Mick Terry
However, at some of his shows,
MICK may have taken on either of two alter egos (so far).
Blond Chitlin' Goldstein
is a scrawny, scroungy, long-haired blues singer beltin' da delta blues,
wailin' away on blues harp & tenor ukulele on such favorites as
Hard Times in Malibu Blues, Never Took Viagra, Jew Christmas,
The Hanukkah-Chanukah Song, Methane, The Last Time I Saw Elvis,
This Isn't Twilight & Bottomless Bottle.
Claiming to represent heavily oppressed people of the world
by professing to be 1/3 Jewish, 1/3 Blackish & 1/3 Blondish,
he also claims to be 1/3 illegitimate offspring of MICK TERRY.
He has never made claims of being good at math or geneology.
He has been called "the world's least-known tone-deaf blues singer".
The effectiveness of Blond Chitlin' Goldstein as a performer
might be gauged by the number of times that he has performed for,
sat next to & spoken to acquaintances & friends of MICK TERRY
without them ever even suspecting his true identity.
That would include the night he was repeatedly denied
the opportunity to perform at the open mic at bang. Comedy Theater,
the improvizational studio in L.A.,
with the manager trying whatever he could
to keep this haggard street person from getting to the stage.
YouTube VIDEOS of Blond Chitlin' Goldstein
is a diabolical de-composer of disastrous inconsequence,
haunting local L.A. establishments around Halloween since 1997.
He has destroyed the souls & ears of many unfortunate beings
by what has conservatively been described in the media as
"the unwelcome sounds of violent spasmodic wretching"
with his performances of Howl RU on Horrorween?, Horror Stories,
Where Do Vampires Go on Christmas? & Creepy Crawlies.
Recent utterances include Do Vampires Floss after Feeding? & Zombie Vampires.
Increasingly, suspicions had arisen that MICK TERRY had a much darker side.
He seemed to disappear at night around Halloween for several hours at a time.
During those periods, reports proliferated of a nefarious ghoul lurking around L.A.
The full extent of the danger to the public has yet to be determined.
Symptoms of victims coming near this loathsome phantom
range from excruciatingly painful eardrums to extreme & violent nausea.
Besides the horrendous appearance & the pungent nose-wrinkling stench,
what sends these helpless innocents reeling could be
the dissonant unearthly utterances belching forth
from the bowels of the creature's monster KORG.
Suburban legends & folklore had spread about this phenomenon
& it had become known around L.A. as Dr. DeCrepid,
the despicable de-composer of distaste,
the diabolical director of disection,
the dreadful denizen of disaster horrorifying Halloween.
( Although this appalling apparition had been totally unheard of
prior to MICK TERRY's relocation to the Los Angeles area,
& although never seen in the same place at the same time,
& despite some claims that there is a striking resemblance,
MICK TERRY has invoked the 5th Amendment in this matter. )
YouTube VIDEOS of Dr. DeCrepid
MICK TERRY has had some
Experiences with Scientology.
( Now, that is scary. )
Not only have his scores, arrangements, melodies & lyrics won awards,
but so has this website, MickTerry.com.
Earning over 40 Web awards, it has been top-ranked (often in the Top 3)
by most major Search Engines.
( search: Darfur genocide song, witty songwriter, Holocaust myth lyrics + many others )
BITCHY & ORNERY
Music & lyrics are not the only media of creativity for MICK TERRY.
In 1991, he designed & built a highly detailed scale model train diorama.
Since then, 2 fictitious stories & 27 of his photos of
The BICCI & ONRI RailRoad
have been published in national publications & catalogs.
The detail & photography are so realistic that professional photographers,
modelers & railroad personnel, as well as most lay people,
have thought the pictures were of full-scale reality,
not models less than 2 inches high.
The diorama has spent most of its existence on public display
in Maryland & California in museums, libraries, hobby stores & businesses.
[ Note: Prior to the move from Maryland to California in 1997,
MICK TERRY was known professionally as
MICHAEL STEVEN TERRY or
MICHAEL C. TERRY
& to friends & acquaintences as MIKE TERRY ]
MICK TERRY is on LinkedIn
but not on Faceblock, MySpam or Twatter.
Topped Out on Twitter
That's another musician or 2 with the same name in England or US.
MICK TERRY 's
purpose in life
is to create & produce
music, lyrics & humor
that empower, satisfy
& heal millions of people.
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[ Train photos - Bicci & Onri RailRoad ]
[ Treble clefs, Speaker - Music Graphics Galore ]
[ Demon head - © 1996 Mike Strick - Creation Zone ]
[ Photos: Dr.DeCrepid, MT- Tammy Abbott, Blond Chitlin' Goldstein- Aeon Oliver-Terry ]
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