Saturday, April 18, 2009

WhiskeyFist

Both Thomas Howard and AudioGuru (the two people who are the creators of WhiskeyFist) have been writing, playing and recording music for some years, which is why they both have these nifty names. Then when they found themselves with the opportunity to record together, they decided that maybe it would be really cool to try merging their musical abilities into what some would call a "band".
So what you're getting with WhiskeyFist is a merging of musical styles into something that, hopefully, is a fresh creation. Neither AudioGuru nor T.H., even with their cool names, know exactly what the future of WhiskeyFist is. But one thing that we, the listerners, know is that the music is very cool, very awesome, & exactly what we want. And one thing that AudioGuru & Thomas Howard know, is that there will definetly be Luderdash! Enjoy the music.
P.S. the WhiskeyFist songs are rated PG -16, meaning that if you are not over 16, you'll have to let your parent preview these songs first!

WHISKEY FIST -Solving Problems With Spiritual Violence Since 1969
MAKE IT HOME
GONNA BE A LONG NIGHT
HUMAN STAIN
IT ALWAYS FOLLOWS
DREAM ANOTHER REASON
I SAW YOU GO


other Audioguru songs
TO THE NEW MAJORITY
ANGEL AFAR
RECONCILIATION
ACT 1 -GENERATION D
ACT 2 -S.O.T.M
SOME GIRLS I LIKE
BREATHLESSLY
MY ASCENSION
BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS Remix
THIS IS WAR remix
MELD



other Thomas Howard songs
WHY CAN'T WE WAKE UP
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU
JIMMY
PINSTRIPE GODDESS

122 comments:

hi said...

Neo, could you give me the link to whiskeyfist's myspace? I used to use Audioguru's myspace link to get to it, but now the link is not working and I can't get to whiskeyfist's myspace. Thanks a lot man!
And thank you for posting the new song! I'm sure it rocks!
I found it quite interesting that Thomas Howard was the "jimmy" guy... quite cool...
and is Audioguru Nathan Knight? cause i'm just wondering where Nathan knight went...

THANKS SO MUCH NEO!

hi said...

come to think of it... if audioguru was nathan knight, then you would put them in the same column... but whatever happened to Nathan knight? I like some of his songs... :(

Neo said...

Nathan Knight & Audioguru are not the same person. Nathan Knight is no longer in teh Family.

WhiskeyFist's myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/thewhiskeyfist

hi said...

TX!

Anonymous said...

nice stuff...i like the other ones better, but this is not bad.

woah, "Why can't we wake up, The Truth about you, Pinstripe Goddess"....those are sooooooooooo old!!! I used to rock out to those way back, how old were you T.H.?? hehe, old memories of ALU come to mind :D
PLEASE re-make The truth About You, it would be so cool.

Thomas Howard said...

i was 17 i think. I really never should have released those songs, i'm totally embarrassed, you can't even call them recordings. anyways, hope everyone enjoys Human Stain, and pray we'll finish the new one soon.

Neo said...

I'm glad you did release them. I love'm still -including the ones that aren't released here.

hi said...

Wait, someone here says that Kiran who sings Jimmy is NOT Thomas Howard... I assumed from reading this that it WAS... Help?
I'll pray that you guys finish the new song soon... you guys are reeaaaally good! I also didn't like Human Stain as much as the others, but still, it's good. God bless!

AudioGuru said...

Kiran who sings Jimmy is Thomas Howard.

Neo said...

Audioguru tells the truth! It's tha smae man!

hi said...

Ok, thanks a lot!

hi said...

Oh ya, are you planning on updating the Metanoya section? :D

hi said...

Sorry for posting so much... but I just heard the 4 songs in Sunny's MySpace and I like them... any clue of how I can download them?
TX a lot for your help!

Neo said...

go to http://file2hd.com and type the URL for the myspace page. You'll get to download all teh songs from there.

A new Metanoya segment will come in teh next couple of weeks.

hi said...

Thanks a million! Really needed it! I love the "Life" song!

Under Construction said...

By the way, Nathan Knight is still in the Family.

- Dan

Nakati said...

with the next song WhiskeyFist puts out, we'll be able to see if we should look forward to their full album, because right now they've got hits and misses(well to be exact, 2 hits 1 miss).
On their own AG and T.H. have made good stuff, so that is why we have to wait for another song to make up our minds. PLEASE GIVE US MORE!!!!

Neo said...

Under Construction:
That's really good news. Í guess I was under the wrong impression.

Nakati:
There will be more coming -I know all about it!

Anonymous said...

really?? what can you tell us Neo, how come you have the details?

Drakeot said...

Yeah, I heard Nathan was still in the Family. Then again, maybe I'm wrong.

Neo said...

Please people! Any disrespectful, foul language, or just unkind comments will be deleted! Please don't post unless you have something positive to say. Thank you!

How do I have info? Well, because I went to XD with Thomas Howard & i chat Audioguru from time to time. Both of them are very cool heads & they are both gearing up for more music!

Anonymous said...

hehe....lets have that song already...please!!!

hi said...

Liking the new poster... is it official?

Thomas Howard said...

yeah it's the front cover for our album.

Neo said...

What is "that"song, anonymous?

Anonymous said...

the one you're telling us about.

Neo said...

I didn't name any specific song -I just said they were working on more. Other than that, loyalty seals my lips.

hi said...

Hey, Audioguru, are you gonna write faith songs, like, the ones that Mama requested?

Drakeot said...

Audioguru, rock on! Or should I say, metal on!

hi said...

"Metal on" hehehe

Neo said...

Ha ha -I used to say that a few years ago.

AudioGuru said...

Not really Hi, as most of the songs that are gonne come out of whiskeyfist have been waiting to get out for a loooong time from Kiran's and my history of writing songs without getting around to getting them out, though some (Gonna Be A Long Night) just appear out of nowhere all of a sudden.

hi said...

Wow... that's a pretty cool "fact" about Gonna Be a Long Night... It's my fav. I will be praying for it all. Will the album be along the same lines (metal-wise) as the other songs or just a bunch of groovy randomness?
OH ya, compliments on "Some Girls I Like"... I know it's old, but i only got to hearing it now and it's pretty catchy and the lyrics are... can't put my finger on it... cross between funky/funny/slammed together/random/and many more adjectives!

AudioGuru said...

Thanks about "some girls I like". It was a Christmas present to the girls in our home, and I got all the young guys in our home to write and perform for it in a couple days.

And no, I didn't notice that about the guitar sound, a number of others didn't either.... do you happen to live in a tin can? I actually even own a metal zone, but that wasn't used at any point of this.

mark said...

I don't understand why my comment was deleted. Is it not allowed to have an opinion that could possibly put the artist or his sound/tone in question?

That's censorship at it's worst, dude. Not cool!

I more or less would like to address the tone of the guitar.

Neo said...

Well, due to the fact that I have gotten scores of exrtremely negative comments on this blog, I have opted for cersorship. Comments of a negative nature, that put down the songs, are deleted for the edification of the whole.
You could ask about the tone without putting it down in the first sentence

mark said...

A differing opinion can often be misconstrued as offensive to a sensitive person. I think we need to shy away from that kind of thing if you hope to grow and learn.

Family music is awesome and amazing, but it's not an almighty entity that cannot be questioned at the risk of being "out-of-it".

Having some experience in guitar tone myself, that was what i heard...a tin can. There are a number of things one can do to get a good tone from your rig, whatever that might be.

Having said that, i like the song! The Vocals are great and the Composition is different and interesting.

I didn't mean to offend anyone, I should be more Diplomatic in sharing my opinions. Love you guys!

AudioGuru said...

I would have commented earlier but I didn't have time... sorry about your comment being deleted, I can attest that Neo has had a LOT of flak on here, so he's naturally pretty quick with his deletes...

Though I agree with you that yours wasn't out there or anything. I'm much worse with a lot of my commentary.

Though I thought to mention for trivia's sake... I really have played a metal zone in a tin can. It wasn't so good.

Also, this song is unique in that I used a different method for the distortion than all the rest.

By the way people, stay tuned, the next single is nearing completion, and it's a legit Thomas Howard/AudioGuru production!

a true WF fan said...

thats the best news i've heard all week!!!!! TH and AG bringing the smack down!!! waiting for the awesomeness to unveil!!!

hi said...

yai!!! thanks for the update! Will look forward! Praying for you guys!

David Fighter said...

hey, do you have the lyrics for "Make it Home" available any where? Would love to get my hands on it. Thanks a lot! Keep on jammin' away! Your stuff is good!

AudioGuru said...

Taking me, Overflow
Something that you cannot see
Making me, You don't know
What this torture means to me
Quietness, Thoughts so slow
Bringing pain back to my mind
Holding this, All I know
This is something I need to leave behind

I emerge, From this death
Rise above, Take a breath
Fighting what, I cannot see
In a matrix world so real to me
Bleeding thoughts, Stop the flow
So ready or not, Just let go
Cycling back, Now I choose
Will I gain, Or will I lose

Will I be the one who's breaking all alone
Will I free the ones who look to me for hope
Will I find the light or will I always grope
Will I now succumb or will I make it home

Fighting me so vehemently
It’s gonna be your tragedy
Seeing your face is all I need
Launching my next killing spree
Don’t you think you’re ever gonna be
Anything more than easy game for me
And you’re telling me that I can’t do it
As I hit the wall and plow right through it
But the walls keep coming, no end in sight
But you ain’t gonna stop when its fall or fight

Will I be the one who's breaking all alone
Will I free the ones who look to me for hope
Will I find the light or will I always grope
Will I now succumb or will I make it home

hi said...

OH ya, did I ever tell you Audioguru that I think you have a gift for lyric-writing? I think you do! I really a lot of your lyrics... they have very good rhyme, very good, clear,and often deep meaning. God bless! KGFG!

Thomas Howard said...

hmmm...lots of good comments, tx to all. hope our music has helped you to do more for the Lord...and have more anger when fighting the devil.

p.s. the newest song is almost done, please write AG sweet love notes if you want it released soon. he needs the love and encouragement for good results to happen.

hi said...

I can send him pictures of cute girls.... will that help? :P

Jason said...

If your interest in having this blog was to promote Family music as a qualified equivalent to secular music you may want to consider having some scruples, or standard, or at least allow some criticism of the music that you post. The impression that a person could get here is that much of Family music is very unprofessional and amateur; that our youth appreciates low quality music.
In the interest of producing higher quality music/musicians you must see that a fully uncritical group like this one is counterproductive.

Neo said...

And again, that is a very nasty opinion. To say that Family music is "very unprofessional & amateur & our youth appreciates low quality music" is not only a flat out lie, its also extremely detrimental to the progress of Family music.
All you'll do by calling Family music unprofessional & low quality is make the musicians to discouraged to produce, which is exactly what I want to avoid. (Which was what happen to the album from The 5th Angel -we'll never get to hear it because of an overload of criticism)
And if system music is the only stuff you can call "professional" & "high quality", then God help you!

Anonymous said...

hey Neo i knw this isnt related to WhiskeyFist(which is pretty cool btw...) but i was wondering if u cud send me the lyrics of 'BOD'..?/ you can send it to
(the_mamba_24@yahoo.com)
i wud really appreciate it tx...

Jason said...

Friend I think you have vastly missed the point of my comment.

I don't believe in the common use of vast blanket statements like the one which you seem to think I've made; namely that Family music is unprofessional and low quality.

For your clarification, I think that the majority of the Family music, that I know of, is very much the opposite; it's professional, and creative.

Now if we can believe that there is such a thing as professional, high quality music, we must also know that, distinct from it, there is music that is not professional, or high quality.
Having said that let me reiterate my point. If you want to promote growth in the quality and content of Family music, then deleting all comments except complimentary ones is counterproductive.
And no, not every song produced by Family hands needs complimenting.

Creating delusion, and undue confidence in amateur, young, musicians, and producers is no favor. It's often a better token of love and appreciation to tell the truth. Years later after they have worked hard and earned skill they will be grateful for the reality check.

AudioGuru said...

While I'll take no side in the cencorship issue, I will say I understand what each of you are saying...

That said, I think the question begs to be asked, since this is the comment box on my group, is it my music that needs a "reality check"?

3Ddude said...

These songs Rock!!! nuf said.

Neo said...

Jason:
Thank you. That made it much clearer. Of couse crtitcing is nessesary to help improve the quality & style of music. The point of this site, however, is to make music easily avalible -not to critc it. For that -use email or join the Family Music Forum. I am not the greatest at choosing what criticing is ok & what is overboard, merely because it all sounds uncomefortably negative to me -as I don't critic myself. I either like the style or I don't, & I never had issues with quality. (I listen to live music alot -no quality there!) So I prefer to dissallow it completely rather that have to deal with choosing. Hope that makes it easy to understand my postion.

Jason said...

Neo:
I'm glad that we could communicate our opinion ,by means of respectful discourse. Having said that, I know that of course your blogs managerial approach is always your prerogative. I only mean to participate, and maybe be of some help. In other words I'm not here to brawl.

AudioGuru: Unlike Mark I have not yet downloaded your album (I will shortly). The comments I have made are in no way directed toward you or your music.

hi said...

hey, call me weird, but this is really cool... when I clicked on the album cover it opened a new page and was all zoomed in right? so, i scroll down to see the whole thing and when i scroll down, the diagonal lines from "whiskeyfist" have this whole optical illusion deal... basically, when I scroll down, it seems to be going down diagonally and when i scroll up, it looks like it scrolls up and to the side at the same time... seriously... and if i go up, down, up, down fast, it seems like i am dragging the picture around and around... try it, it's super cool!

hi said...

Great job on Afar Audioguru! Could I get the lyrics from somewhere?

AudioGuru said...

I wanna go far away somewhere
Close your eyes and I'll take you there
Wanna strip you of every care
Anything that reminds you of down there
Wanna take you on a ride tonight
So just let go and you'll know it's right
The stars in height, the sun in light
Won't compare to us tonight, with just

You and me
Where all I can do is just
Prove I'll be
The one that's for you and
Consume my being
With all that you are
And do what you do
And know that it's true
And give you my heart
Cuz you're my angel afar

All I can think of is you tonight
Wanting to make each wrong a right
And hold you so close hold so tight
That none of the past could stay inside
Wanna breathe you like breath tonight
Wanna make your soul one with mine
As in this time, our dreams entwine
Till the stars have lost their shine, with

just

You and me
Where all I can do is just
Prove I'll be
The one that's for you and
Consume my being
With all that you are
And do what you do
And know that it's true
God gave me a heart
So I could give it to you
You and me
Where all I can do is just
Prove I'll be
The one that's for you and
Consume my being
With all that you are
And do what you do
And know that it's true
God gave you my heart
Cuz you're my angel afar

Neo said...

All the Whiskeyfist songs have teh lyrics in the .zip file

Sam D said...

Hey there. I'm not sure if this is kosher or anything, but are you guys allowed to send us the music and chords for your songs? Would like to play them.

Anonymous said...

new song??? lets have it already!!!

AudioGuru said...

Kosher? For us? Of course it is. I'm just gonna be unavailable for almost a week though...

And the new song has gotten tied up. Kiran's away, and he'll continue to be for about another month. I was going to finish up the new song on my own, but I hit a snag, and I'm waiting for him to come back.

hi said...

Does that mean we'll have to wait that long for the songs? :(

Names away said...

arrrrgh we want that song. Heard from a little birdie that it's rock. If so, I like it already!!!

Sam D said...

Cool! Post them when you get back! GBY! Keep on producing that stuff!

AudioGuru said...

The upcoming WhiskeyFist release

will be the final WhiskeyFist release.

3Ddude said...

why

AudioGuru said...

Thomas Howard and I are parting ways. He's moving on to new places. But we will have one final release, dedicated to the ladies who make our lives wonderful things.

You can expect it in the beginning of August.

3Ddude said...

What a shame. I really liked the few songs you had.

hi said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's so horrible! That's such bad news! uuufff! PTL, He knows! Ok, have fun you guys! We will definitely miss that!

Neo said...

WHAT!?!?!? Oh God, no! This is the worst news all year! Are you gonnna still keep making songs on your own??

Anonymous said...

Yes, I will. I may end up keeping WhiskeyFist alive by just using it as an avenue to release my rock and metal songs, but I'll have to discuss that with Kiran. Depending on where he ends up, who knows, we may keep collaborating in some way or another. I'm also still producing for Translated, just finished a new single for it actually. Which reminds me. Neo. Translated section. Pronto! I've got a new release coming from that, something Philly Dee describes as "very avant garde" and Michael Piano said was "very innovative" so don't miss it!

Aside from all that, though, I'm currently well underway with my biggest project yet, recording a full album with my local band here. It will definitely not be something to miss.

hi said...

oh... that's a relief! About the "local band" album... will it be english music and all that, or more tailored to the ppl you minister to, the culture, etc.?
Thanks for the good news!

Anonymous said...

Hi Neo, just wondering how you came to the info that Nathan Knight wasn't in the Fam anymore? We write each other quite a bit about work, but he never told me that? It would be good to know. - Thanks.

Anonymous said...

what about Thomas Howard?
and AG will you go back to metal?

R. said...

Yes, what is your plans TH, please keep making music. You've got a nice voice and catchy tunes, right people? And please tell us that you(AG and TH) will release one more Whiskeyfist song. Pretty please :D

AudioGuru said...

I'll be using WhiskeyFist to release all manner of music that doesn't fit into the electronica category, mostly rock to metal.

And yes, one more single is on the way. Early August.

TH does plan to keep up with music, but I don't know if he'll be recording any of it.

Neo said...

I feel so relieved now! Thank you for giving us that good news Audio. Praying your music keeps up.



Anonymous:
The rumor mill -& I was so wrong.

3Ddude said...

Does anyone know where I can download the songs from Gavin and Godfrey's band Diana?

AudioGuru said...

http://joeamaranthine.blogspot.com/2009/02/diana.html

3Ddude said...

the links are dead

Neo said...

I think they might be on the Glitch -if not, try thier myspace page.

3Ddude said...

They're on the myspace page but I cant download them. If anyone knows how to download myspace music, I would love to know.

AudioGuru said...

http://file2hd.com/

3Ddude said...

That doesn't work either.=(

Neo said...

That site does work, but the audio downloads are under construction. Follow the instructions & you'll still be able to get it.

3Ddude said...

for myspace?

AudioGuru said...

Yes.

hi said...

AG, when's the new song coming? I'm checking your website everyday!!!

Luther said...

human stain... kamelot alert just by the title. although the song doesn't sound anything like it. anyways... I love metal and almost all its forms. this falls under the forms I do like... soo.... GOD BLESS ALL OUR FAMILY METAL SINGERS AND PRODUCERS!! and if anyone needs a metal singer who sings either like The Disturbed or Killswitch Engage (or possible even Dimmu Borgir) keep me in mind... =]
note: I'm not saying I like those bands... I'm just saying thats what I can do with my voice.

Luther said...

you can download the songs from this site. just right click on the song link and select 'save link as'.

hi said...

Fancy dancy Luther.. do you have a demo of your voice? Ever done anything?

T.H. said...

Yes everyone, I will keep on making music...it just may take some time.

and Disturbed is not metal, their hard-rock or maybe nu-metal.

AudioGuru said...

Thanks Luther...

And the final WhiskeyFist release will be done soon, thanks for waiting guys.

AudioGuru

Anonymous said...

"And the final WhiskeyFist release will be done soon, thanks for waiting guys.

AudioGuru"

that is the best news i've heard all week!!!

hi said...

AG, loving the new song in Translated! You're soooo cool! I love how you have such good ideas! I'd never think of such a thing! KGFG!

Luther said...

yes... I have done demo's. www.youtube.com/luth9
The songs here were written when I was out of the family. I'm working on a couple new ones that I will post on a new site on my blog in a month or two.

Drakeot said...

Wow Whiskey Fist really has a lot of comments to their name. Personally I preferred Audioguru's older stuff, but then again, I don't have all the Whiskey Fist songs, so we shall see.

Drakeot said...

It seems as if there is a problem, because I can't download any of Whiskey Fist's songs.

AudioGuru said...

Start clicking around.

AudioGuru said...

On the whiskeyfist site, that is...

Neo said...

All the download links are working fine! Try again.

Luther said...

as I said before: just right click on the links here and click on: save link as.
that's how you can download the songs from here.

TH: yes.. you just made the point in your comment that The Disturbed is metal. my original point is rested.

Drakeot said...

Uh, I tried the "right clicking and saving link as..." thing, but it doesn't seem to work? Maybe it's our internet connection.

Drakeot said...

Nope, it doesn't work. It must be on our side, but...hmmm, everything else works.

Neo said...

Yeah it must be your side, cause it works perfectly for me.
(try NOT using Firefox, heh heh)

Drakeot said...

I'm not using Firefox...maybe that's the problem. :?

Luther said...

well... for me firefox works best for everything. if it doesn't work for you try google chrome.

Drakeot said...

It's possible that our computer just has a problem downloading zip files, as "Make It Home" works fine, but none of the songs from the "Whiskey Fist" site work, neither do any of the 4shared ones, so...PTL anyway.

AudioGuru said...

WhiskeyFist's last single is out.

Get it from http://whiskeyfist.110mb.com

Neo said...

It's already posted her! See "Dream Another Reason"

Anonymous said...

SWEET!!!! totally different, but nice sounding

Neo said...

That is vintage Thomas Howard sound. If you've heard "Jimmy" you'll know what I mean.

hi said...

Thank you! All I can say is thank you! Your songs are heartfelt and inspirational! Thank you so much! If you re-did jimmy and edited it all, it would be just as good if not better than this one. Thanks a lot! This is what Family music is all about!

Thomas Howard said...

I'm glad you liked it. While I was living with A.G. he mention the idea of re-recording Jimmy...it might have been a bonus track for the album or something...we had lots of good ideas floating around for Whiskeyfist, maybe in the future :D

Neo said...

It is a sad thing that there will be no more WhiskeyFist. It was a great era of Family music & will sorely be missed.

hi said...

have to agree with Neo. If there ever will be more WhiskeyFist songs, the future is bright!

hi said...

Hey, AG, congrats on keeping Translated going! Thanks a lot! I really like the music coming from there!

hi said...

Audioguru, could you give me the lyrics to "D-Generation"? It's an awesome song!

hi said...

Just saw "SOTM"; brilliant, genius! SOTM would stand for...? Song of the Mind? Silence of the Masses?

hi said...

Short PS: Sorry for posting so much... don't know anywhere else to ask or say... really appreciate your guys' music

AudioGuru said...

SOTM is about the decadence of the system, the machine that's all around us, and the hazards of it. So while S.O.T.M. stands for Song Of The Machine, when said, it sounds like Soddom, which is intentional.

AudioGuru said...

We had more than what is now inside
We been told that lies are truth and truth is lie
Demanufactured on a disassembly line
We ring hollow because
We been taught that it's right

(whispered)
We cannot see, our eyes are blind
No longer feel what we left behind
Stolen from our faith, we cry to you
Hear our screams, our words are true

Believe in me and I'll believe in you
And between us our words will be true
And upon each other, we'll make our stand
But we'll be sinking because
We are on quicksand

So join us all now as we cite the incantation
This is Generation D
That's the DeGeneration

We've got facsimiles of faith
Verisimilitudes of virtue
Wings of wraith
Words ringing untrue
The culmination of years of technological sophistication
Careful manipulation and rigorous indoctrination
Deconstructing our creation and inserting imitation
With disconcerting limitations due to mental insulations
So join us all now as we cite the incantation
This is Generation D
That's the DeGeneration




And Neo... lets get a Translated part up on here, eh?

hi said...

TY so much! God bless! Keep up the good work!