What sits and hides in the bathroom for hide and seeking.
Any of your lost, louse, lemon-ring levities.
Any of the eyes who take offense and find no pride in them.
Any off-off-branded coloration stories
The alone routine inside your nose stories…
In the latest musical escapade from the wonderfully warped world of Mary Chicken Soup And Rice (aka Los Angeles filmmaker/musician Matthew Dunehoo), we’re treated to a sound that’s as outlandish as a UFO landing in your backyard. Ethereal highs that ride beats so sultry they should come with a warning label. Wait – did Brian Eno and Siouxsie Sioux throw a house party for The Dandy Warhols, Primal Scream, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Raveonettes, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre?
And let’s not forget, an encounter with a chicken here isn’t just poultry play – it’s an omen with more cluck than you can shake a drumstick at. Welcome to a musical menagerie where the eccentric becomes the norm.
In As Life Was To Life, Mary Chicken Soup and Rice spins a hypnotic track that feels like a funky philosophy class on the dance floor. It’s a groovy deep-dive into the existential tango of life and love, where everything is as interconnected as headphones in your pocket. The song is a kaleidoscopic journey through transformation, a kind of emotional shape-shifting that takes you from high-fives to existential dives. It’s all about the rollercoaster of feelings life throws at us – one minute you’re laughing, the next you’re… not. This track leaves a mark – a ‘stain’ if you will – proving that even in music, life’s journey is about more than just finding the right beat.
In this self-directed video, viewers are taken on a surreal and bizarre journey that mirrors the track’s hypnotic and strange qualities. The experience blurs the lines between a lucid dream and a transcendental meditation, making for an intriguing and enjoyable watch that keeps you guessing and immersed every step of the way.
Watch the bedlam unfold below:
“I want to thank my Mom for enduring the effort to encourage me to be a critical thinker and artist,” says Dunehoo. “I really love her. Sometimes we ache with those we love. We are fortunate if we have people who actually give us their presence of mind and focused attention. Maybe it’s not fortune, per se. Maybe that sort of thing only feels good for those of us who have a certain taste for it, even as we feel misshapen in receiving unconditional love, from entities other than pets, who either must love or be eaten.”
Mary Chicken Soup And Rice’s next show is Friday, January 19th, at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.
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