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dweeb

by spoony bard

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1.
misgiving 03:13
i'm living with so many misgivings they weigh me down but i don't care and she's living with so many misgivings but she don't ever let it weigh her down cuz she's so rare she once told me that i scare them away i said well they scare me but at least i'm not afraid of myself like i used to be
2.
dweeb/dryout 03:30
dry out dry the fuck out
3.
vibe/void 03:08
i used to always be on some (can i feel the vibe) then it was can i get a job well i fucked around and got a job but the the grass on the other side turned out to be astroturf now i'm on this fuckin nine to five thing tryin to stay stuck in my ways so come casual friday i'ma be rockin my J's but for now i'm on the A on my way to work lookin like a jerk in my fuckin khakis sippin starbucks ah fuck what have i become just another lackey who finally succumbed to the hum drum after more than a quarter century of avoiding anything resembling conformity i keep tellin myself i'm still an artist at heart but it's getting harder and harder for me to honestly believe that though i once knew it for a fact my sense of self is gettin farther and farther from intact so i swear solemnly that i'ma get back on my (can i feel the vibe) i used to always be on some (can i feel the vibe) or maybe it was more like can i fill the void i was 19 screamin motherfucker i'm nord so listen to the play by play day by day rollin in the mazda with 16 dents in it as i made my way to the wawa to get me some cancer sticks probably shaved like eight years off my life from all the packs of cigs and booze binges and other bad decisions i won't mention vain attempts to feel a vibe and fill a void but at least i had a mission at least i knew something had to give at least i hadn't yet let complacency set in now i wanna recapture this spirit minus the mistakes and angst i did battle with and just rise above it all so can i feel the vibe and never toe the line only time will tell but i'ma (go for mine and maybe never come back)
4.
let it wash over you you remember every single time you were wrong or that someone wronged you but one day i know you'll figure out how to let it all just wash over you
5.
the isle my isle words are wind
6.
much better 03:20
of hair black and of skin olive we met back when was in college back then i was a mess and if your goal was to clean me up nowadays you may not say mission accomplished but you gotta admit you made a lot of progress not that you ever had such an agenda i'm just sayin you made me much better such that i cant believe my luck every time i gaze into your irises but mind you i am just one of your many admirers all your friends idolize you cuz they know like i do that you have every right to be bitter after some of the shit you survived through but you're not you're a rock and if they could they would be just like you and if i could i would find the words to describe you but for not this'll have to do girl i'm always all the way down for you and i'll stay there always all the way around for you and i'll stay there always and when it seems like my dreams are too hard to attain and i'm farther away from success than far rockaway from the bx you let me rest my head on your chest and the problems i face seem small all the stress dissolves yeah it all goes away till i'm no longer depressed you're the best i ever had so i'm never mad when i see other dimepieces i'll never have well maybe a little but whatever man i'm in this forever and day from now till the epitaph it's just me and my much much better half and i'm always all the way down for you and i'll stay there always all the way around for you and i'll stay there always
7.
geno 02:22
8.
commoner 02:45
a whole plethora of cats tried to pause my trajectory in fact i applaud their efforts but i'm back on track like the iron horse and i'm never lookin back i am nord the best to ever rap i am soarin towards the rack and crackin the backboard while i'm sportin jordan 4 black cats unorthodox no black hat just the iced out yarmulke i am an outlander and a commoner a sedentary wanderer descended from the denizens of shtetls in the pale of settlement who later dwelled in tenements my mamele tried to raise me to be a gentleman but i'm not a gentleman at all no i am ashkenazi man original i'm not a gentleman at all at all all my exes live on the east coast i don't have .exe's i got .dmg's tho i'm goin in ray allen with the free throw nine times out of ten write rhymes without a pen i don't need those young magneto you couldn't see me with cerebro, my helmet on i need that cheese tho that parmesan without it i can't eat like a muslim on ramadan but i'm a yid tho so i'm supposed to get dough right? that stereotype make me very uptight that's that shit i don't like call me chief juif i think i'm bugsy siegel meyer lansky peace to the killer k family big spoony the kid groovy and i'm broader than broad street everybody dance now pull your pants down get half naked bish i'm ash ketchum kickin raps catchin rec rectum son it nearly killed him dual wieldin two hand weapons dave nord with twin great swords took a arrow to the knee but still go on adventures born in 88 and still ain't no half steppin still flowin like spermatozoa through vas deferens and there's a vast difference between who i am and who you am so just do you fam i couldn't be mad atcha so why are are you mad at me for being genuine word to fela kuti spoony is no gentleman i'm not a gentleman at all no i am ashkenazi man original i'm not a gentleman at all at all

about

Like the video game garbled insult of its namesake, spoony bard is the result of a cultural collision as well as an honest and self-deprecating exploration of life. The hybrid of L.A. beat scene, electronic, jazz and avant-garde takes a fresh approach to musical soul-bearing with compelling sonic textures and introspective lyrics. spoony bard combines hints of Flying Lotus, Dalek, DJ Premier, Herbie Hancock, Aphex Twin and more.

spoony bard is the alter-ego of musician David Nord. Originally a jazz composer/guitarist, Nord’s equal interest in hip-hop and electronic sounds brought about an evolution in his work, leading him to merge these styles and explore the possibilities of an alternate musical vocabulary.

“Just playing jazz wasn't cutting it anymore,” Nord says. “I started hearing the L.A. beat scene type stuff that was coming out and got inspired to really dive deeper into synthesizers, sampling, music software, etc., while also continuing to hone the harmonic and melodic approach that I had developed as a jazz musician.”

Dweeb is the 8-song full length debut of spoony bard. The album is filled with delightful instrumental passages like the glitchy organs, tiny piano plinking and diced rhythms of the title track, as well as contemplative sung/rapped passages like, “I’m living with so many misgivings, they weigh me down but I don’t care / She once told me that I scare them away, I said well they scare me, but at least I’m not afraid of myself like I used to be.” Elsewhere, mellow trip-hop leaning tones and beats turn on a dime into cathartic raps. Throughout, Dweeb is a thoroughly unique and revealing album from an artist unhindered by genres and rules.

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released May 12, 2017

Composed, performed, and mixed by David Epstein Nord
Mastered by Joe Lambert joelambertmastering.com
Cover art by David Epstein Nord

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