Friday, November 21, 2008

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

ITA Studio will be out of commission until roughly the 3rd week in December. My board's gone to Chicago to be Frankenstein'd into a Monster. If you haven't already, head on over to this link and check out Captain Zap's EX album. It's a free download, and the good Captain would love the company.

Effortless may yet see a few more releases out before years end. With little more than a month to go, it's going to be pretty close on a few projects. What's up with the Compilation you ask? It's the monkey on my back that just won't die. We're basically sitting at, a few more songs need to finish up in the studio, and then get mastered, and then we're ready to go. The buck stops here, in that, the delay's currently are all my fault. Once my board comes back from Chicago, I'll be back at it again, full steam ahead.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Years in the making, Captain Zapoleon's 5 song release entitled "Ex" is now available as a web-only download, absolutely free. Tales of Lost Love, Vampires, and casual stimulant addiction is reason alone to check it out. FREE Download is available here.


*Great Loves*
Great loves just won’t go away.
Get out of my head,
I found a bigger, greater love instead.
You don’t mean anything to me.
Another forgotten memory,
That used to mean so much to me.
Now another never meant to be.
Stop haunting me.

*For The Sake Of Argument*
Take it easy on me.
Remember it's still just me.
Though I might-a gone wrong, it’s not all that wrong at all,
its not all that wrong at all.
Oh watch what you say,
It's been a long hard day,
You could turn it around,
Or make it worse with a few words, make it worse with your words.
There’s no need to fight,
I know that your right.
And I'm over that line,
And its time we had it out, and its time we let things out.
Nothing left to say.
So I meet her halfway.
Then we think to ourselves,
Were we really arguing about what we were arguing about?
So let it all out, just let it all out, lay it on me, lay it all on me.

*Keep It From The Man*
You gotta keep it from the man.
You'd better run while you still can.
Head straight down to the underground.
Down below where you won’t be found.
Cause I can hear them, and they’re on their way.
The party’s over and you gotta pay.
Do whatever you can to keep it from the man.
No more lies, no more alibis, those secrets you keep locked inside.
You’re exposed now, you’ve got no disguise. No place to turn, nowhere to hide. It’s over now, time to realize, that you’ll never make it out alive,
All their money that you burned, they want more than that in return. Your broken bones and tired eyes, calluses, and a troubled mind.
Cause you are what they made you, and they made you just to break you.
You are what they made you, and they made you just to break you. That’s if they can.

*Coffee And Cigarettes*
Another coffee, and another cigarette, another glorious morning waking up with you at your apartment. But, we didn't sleep last night, no we didn't sleep the night before, we probably just won't sleep anymore. Cause time's decaying away. Time is always weighing on my mind and there is never enough time. No. Tomorrow I'll be leaving. Yah I hate to go. I feel this thing we got is spinning out of control. But really who needs control, let's just let this thing roll, cause were having a good time, yah were having a great time. Dancing the night long to that Jimi Hendrix song, then you grabbed my hand and we ran all the way home. Strumming your guitar, a summer night in your backyard, you sang me a love song, and I sang you one too. Then another coffee and another cigarette, another glorious morning, waking up with you at your apartment. But we didn't sleep last night, no we didn't sleep at all.

*There is a Vampire Living on Parkstraat*
This one goes to the vampire living on Parkstraat who burns me with her evil gaze.
She sucks the blood right from my fingers. I fall so pale and drained.
Locked in a cage, down in her basement. Alone and cold, I shake.
I write my notes under a dim light, planning my next great escape.
And, all this suffering, and, all for what?
I pray it’s over soon, but I must have prayed too much.
Cause, I’m still here in the dark of my cell.
It’s been a year now, but I can’t tell.
Am I forgotten? Am I forgone?

Great Loves
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Shannon Kearns - Vocals, Drums
Matt Workman - Bass
For The Sake of Argument
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Shannon Kearns - Vocals, Drums
Matt Workman - Vocals
Charlie Miller - Bass
Keep It From The Man
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Keith Smith - Drums
Matt Workman - Bass, Vocals, Tambourine
Coffee and Cigarettes
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitar
Matt Workman - Telephone, Guitar, Bass, Tambourine
There's A Vampire Living On Parkstraat
Craig Robinson - Vocals, Guitars
Keith Smith - Drums
Written By Craig Robinson between 2002 - 2004.
Recorded by Matt Workman
@ InTouch Studio versions 1 - 3 between 2002 - 2005
Mastered by Matt Workman
@ ITA Studio - November of 2008
Artwork by Craig Robinson
Effortless Records cat# ERG022
© 2008 Effortless Recording Group