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Niçoise Release #TorradaFresh

Words Of Release [off Goodbye Monday Blue (2009) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)] catalyzes a tuna salad niçoise in the latest episode of #TorradaTorrada‘s #TorradaFresh with Luanda Gazoni. The YouTube description has Luanda giving my work a wonderful shout-out, too, and the feeling’s mutual. Amo from Brooklyn to Brazil, Luanda!

:^D

Published on Feb 24, 2015
Minha Versão da Salada Niçoise #TorradaFresh

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Apresentação:
Luanda Gazoni http://instagram.com/luandagazoni

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Música: “Words of Release” – Westy Reflector (pesquisem as músicas dessa banda!amo!)

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Long Road Ahead in “Billete de ida”


A short film out of Spain opens with the lead character listening to Long Road Ahead [Goodbye Monday Blue (2009) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)] on headphones. Such an xclnt integration of my track into a scene.

Cortometraje “Billete de ida”, realizado durante el Curso de Cine para Jóvenes El Volander 2013-2014. Dirección, guión y montaje: Elena Casabella. Intérpretes: Mónica Gómez, Álex Lavarias, Margarita Piquer, Valeria Roca, Mario Perdomo. Ayudante de dirección y cámara: Mario Perdomo. Cámara: Elena Casabella. Script: Víctor López, Santiago Ruiz. Sonido: Víctor Jeanpierre Calero. Profesor del curso y ayudas de iluminación y montaje: Miguel Ángel Mengó. Música: Westy Reflector, The New Mystical Trobaudours, Dead Horse One.

Sinopsis: Nora es una joven sin demasiadas esperanzas, amargada por su conflictiva situación familiar. Un día ve cómo a un chico se le cae un sobre de su bicicleta. Nora decide buscar al dueño del sobre para devolvérselo.
Nora is young, without much hope, embittered by a troubled family situation. One day she sees a guy drop an envelope from his bike. Nora decides to look for the owner and return it.


#DaCaLuF 138: Long Road Ahead in Chile


Long Road Ahead [off Goodbye Monday Blue (2009) and Reflected.10×10 (2012)] soundtracks a Bellais family adventure down the Chilean Carretera Austral highway. Fitting and wonderful.

La belle Carretera Austral!
Musique: “Long road ahead” par Westy Reflector
westyreflector.net

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The Bellais family from France is traveling around the world in a converted old fire truck for 2-years. They’ve used a few of my tracks in their video episodes, and it’s an absolute kick to follow along and hear my songs pop up every so often. Follow them here:

http://dacaluf.com
https://vimeo.com/channels/dacaluf
https://www.facebook.com/dacaluf

Pied dedans, plein les yeux et le vent dans le dos!


Words Of [ABARTH 500] Release

Published on Jul 14, 2014
Trofeo ABARTH 500 | tappa Mugello Circuit | 12.07.2014 | riprese: fabio D’Arco | editing: www.labvideo.it | musiche: CC Westy Reflector – “Words Of Release”

Trofeo Abarth 500 | stage Mugello Circuit | 07.12.2014 | shooting: fabio D’Arco | editing: www.labvideo.it | music: CC Westy Reflector – “Words Of Release”


beautiful blurs

My wife, Cat, is an xclnt, award-winning film & tv costume designer, and my front row seat to her work is electrifying and teeming with inspiration. That said, her job takes her away from me, sometimes quite distant, for very long stretches.

When she filmed Kill Bill in 2002, she shuttled between Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beijing for 8 months, came home to NYC for 1 week and then went to Mexico and LA for 3 more months. During that production, including the 7 days she was home, we saw each other a grand total of 23 days. Most of her jobs aren’t that far-flung, but even when she works close by for a few months, as she did in Boston on last year’s The Heat, seeing her often, or at all, is always difficult. Now, Cat is again away – this time in New Orleans until July on a film called Untitled Texas Buddy Comedy.

Longing is as much a process as an emotion. You can miss something, or someone, without longing for it, or her, or him. Once the longing sets in, though, that’s where the heartbreak starts. Collected here are tracks I’ve written over the last 10 years to deal with various states of longing. In these songs, I see evolution, but also constant threads, in my perspective on Cat’s absences. If you’ve ever longed for someone – or some time or place or thing – you’ll relate.

You and I never get enough
Time to make
More than a beautiful blur


Words Of Release Ride The Planet

My track Words Of Release soundtracks an extreme ride down Uganda’s White Nile River. Awesome that a song about peace makes such sense against raging waters. Wonderful cinematography. My track starts approximately 01:50.

Uganda’s politics around self-expression and gender are not aligned with mine (understatement), but you rarely have control over where your music is placed (just ask Chrissy Hynde about Rush Limbaugh’s daily use of My City Was Gone). That said, I will view this placement as an unintentional subversion, and hope it provides a subconscious hint of an enlightened world.

RideThePlanet: Uganda. White Nile from Konstantin Galat on Vimeo.

**extra fun: on youtube, the 1st comment (in russian) asks “at around 1:55, what’s that song?” cheap thrills all around. :^D


Goodbye Monday B-Sides

11 January 2010

Cement
Everything Falls
Decades
Star

From the Goodbye Monday Blue sessions.

Bandcamp


Star

have you seen what they do to innocence now?

There’s always something somewhere that interrupts your business
Gets in the way of your success
There’s always something somewhere that splits the electorate in two
Renders each half ridiculous

Burn your pile of magazines
Destroy the dial on your radio
Turn your back on that television
See stars in your mind
See the stars in your mind

There’s always something somewhere that catches you on tape
everyone is someone else’s celebrity
Feel free to feel famous when you’re down-
town at the end of the world

You are free to fly…free to deny gravity……stretch time………

There’s always something somewhere that interrupts your business
Gets in the way of your success
Never let anyone anytime tell you that you’re worthless
Dream of love, take back your time!

Burn your pile of magazines
Destroy the dial on your radio
Turn your back on that television
See stars in your mind

Burn your pile of magazines
Destroy the dial on your radio
Turn back the clock on the internet
See stars in your mind
See the stars in your mind

you just have to believe
in the right to believe in yourself

03.01.2008 10:54pm; 03.05.2009 3:24pm; 03.19.2010 5:05pm


Cement

A harvest-moony reflection, written in November 1993 and left alone until 2007, when the band got into a rainy day mode and dusted it off.

b-side of the Words Of Release single off Goodbye Monday Blue.

on top of a cement sidewalk — under a cloudless sky
you and i had our first embrace — before our first goodbye

then i drove along the freeway — away from the city
saw the skyline in my mirror –- could’ve sworn you were looking at me

i don’t want to know anymore
i don’t need to know anymore
Because i know you’re still there
i just know that you’re still there

so now i’m flyin over this memory — on a hazy afternoon
you have to know that i am watching — you have to know i made it through


decades

Don’t. Break. Down.
b-side of goodbye monday blue
thereflectors.bandcamp.com/track/goodbye-monday-blue

Wishing this time was just in dreams
But it’s one more triangle scheme
You, me and all the distance between…

Sending all those letters home
from the front line like a movie star in the sky
but now you’re wasted like a sequel going nowhere
lie after lie after lie

’cause it’ll be on my head if you break down
you don’t break down
so don’t break down

the dreams the faith we have in each other
through made up war
closing doors
decades every day

there’s a fixed amount of luck in the world
to wish it different would break all the rules


everything falls

still sun shines

you worked hard to make something happen
never say you are not made for this world
just watch out, if you wake up in a messed up mission
because before you know it…

all of a sudden everything falls
away from you

enjoy power while it lasts
tastes change, lovers fly so fast
but all you need is one good last
long time ago

all of a sudden everything falls
into grace when you least expect it
even when it all just falls away
all around you

all of a sudden everything stalls
at the moment of execution
all of a sudden the white phone rings
and it’s for you

do me a favor -> say you’re in grace
say you’re in grace

everything falls


Goodbye Monday Blue

01 October 2009

Goodbye Monday Blue
Long Road Ahead
Get Like That
Words Of Release
Invisible Girl
Cult Status
Freeway Sign
Nothing But Love
Cognac + Polyester

Bandcamp | CDBaby
Spotify | iTunes


Long Road Ahead

Some people can turn their conscience on and off
like Ray Davies’ Yo-Yo.
Not me. You?

we got a long road ahead
settle down. settle back. settle in.
don’t you know we’re gonna have to work until we’re dead?
we’ve got such a long road ahead

full of naked feelings
illumination
you know all those things you just can’t teach

There you go again
laughing at real life
I guess that’s the way things will always be

it’s been a long slow descent
energy lost. energy found. energy spent.
you know it takes years to make an overnight collapse
it’s been a long slow descent

we got a long road ahead
don’t look down. don’t look back. don’t fit in.
let’s have the last good time with what little we got left
we got a long road ahead

screw cynicism
and useless language
you know, all those things we say instead of what we mean

there you go again
laughing at real life
I guess that’s the way things will always be

09.10.2008 8:17p
09.15.2008 7:38p


Freeway Sign

have you ever been really really far away
from your lover for a really really long time?

I know you’re lonely
I’m waiting here for you
Baby, nothing changes
When you feel like I do

So now you’re far away
You got a job to do
So, baby don’t get desperate
Don’t be blue

I see that exit sign
The one you take tonight
The one you take to know you’re home

So many freeway signs
An exit for every life
Remember there’s one can take you home

Other people
They don’t have a clue
They drive on by
Like they do

I see that exit sign
The one you take tonight
The one you take to know you’re home

So many freeway signs
An exit for every life
Remember there’s one can take you home

Where’s the love in a freeway sign
That’s got nothing to do with your life?
It just says you are miles from home

07.20.2008 12:07a


Goodbye Monday Blue

written and recorded in a 72 hour flurry.
have you ever had to re-write a memory?

No one told me about what happened
To you for a couple of years
Had to rewrite all the good times
Had to rewire ½ the gears

Goodbye Monday Blue
Goodbye I did love you
You had nothing left to lose
Save goodbye monday blue

It takes all your will
To draw with your eyes closed
And it takes all the energy
To recreate this world

Goodbye Monday Blue
Goodbye I did love you
You had nothing left to lose
Save goodbye monday blue

07.02.2008 1:15a

©2008 Sock Drawer Studios


Cognac + Polyester


this song was written in 2000, back when you could live in the future.
call it a love song to a pub song.

find me an after-hours London club
one where the taps don’t close up
from 11 o’clock until the sun comes up
‘cause I got 2 friends, baby, who just won’t shut up

cognac & polyester are best friends to me
and neither of ‘em thinks the lesser to be
the fabric & the drink of high society
sounds like best friends to me

it’s all the fault of this woman faulting out of her dress
close enough to spill, but not to confess
my brood & I, we just gotta laugh at all this decadence
times are not good, until you live them to excess

everybody’s drenched
seconds get stretched
the least likely combination
is never that far fetched

cognac & polyester are best friends to me
and neither of ‘em thinks the lesser to be
the fabric & the drink of high society
sounds like best friends to me

two me


Get Like That


mmm. mmm. mmm.

I don’t ever want to get like that
How’d you ever come to get like that?
I swore I’d never want to get like that again

Kicked out of the house and shown the door
Forgotten twice by the side of the road
2 nights coatless
in the bitterbitter cold

I don’t ever want to get like that
How’d you ever come to get like that?
I swore I’d never want to get like that again… but here I am

Carried from the club
Never made it to the door
Now you’re leaving your body leaving your body leaving your body behind

Anytime there’s win or lose
Anytime someone gets to choose
There’s always the back of a hand
It’s just…sometimes this world…

I don’t ever want to get like that
How’d you ever come to get like that?
I swore I’d never want to get like that again… but here I am


Nothing But Love

up then down then down then

I had it all then I had nothing
just like Job traded to hell from heaven

Wouldn’t you know it I was done in
by just one careless hand
Simply screwed up one little thing
got handed my hat

And now I got nothing but love
to get us out of here
I got nothing but love
so there’s nothing to fear

After a few lost jobs I had a few lost evenings
I felt betrayed by some pretty good feelings

Fortune just kept turning the corner
She kept turning away her head
She kept turning me into a shadow
under that empty hat

So now I got nothing but love
to get us out of here
I got nothing but love
so there’s nothing to fear

There is nothing to fear
We have nothing to fear
There is nothing to fear
When there’s nothing left but love

When there’s nothing left
Nothing but love
I’ve got nothing left to give but love

There is nothing to fear (when there’s nothing but love)

03.06.2008 3:32pm; 9:20pm; 12:50am
03.07.2008 11:44am; 04.05.2008 10:50am


Invisible Girl


Written in 2002. Finally recorded correctly in the key of B.

I know you’re in my mind
I hear you if I sleep
Lying awake in the dark I feel you deep

Invisible girl – don’t get lost in your
background

I’m gonna dream ‘til I know you’re mine
I’m gonna dream ‘til I run out of time
I’m gonna dream unfinished songs
I’m gonna dream on and on and on

I know you’re in the room
Your body rise and fall
Interrupting all the light dancing on the other wall

Invisible girl – don’t fade into the
background

I’m gonna dream ‘til I know you’re mine
I’m gonna dream ‘til I run out of time
I’m gonna dream unfinished songs
I’m gonna dream on and on and on


Words Of Release


New track for a new year. The dove and the hawk are clawing at each other again.

Hey
I need you to bail me out again
I don’t know that I can
I’ve got artifacts from a war I need to give to a widow

Hey
You said you’d be waiting home for me
Now I don’t know where you are
And I can’t tell the distance from the echoes

(I’ve got) Words of love
(I’ve got) Words of peace
And when she hears these words
They will be her release

You
Brace for the future you don’t know
Long ago you told your friends you’d never change

I
Carry these remains
Rushing forward on a train
I can’t say that they’ll ever reach their destination

Now
I’m leaving once again
Papers have been sent
Time has been spent

(I’ve got) Words of love
(I’ve got) Words of peace
And when she reads these words
They will be her release