West meets East

by WHAKi

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Guitarist Zakk Kuzda travelled from Portland, Oregon to meet drummer Judd Higgins in Savannah, Georgia to record West meets East in a closet, er rehearsal room. WHAKi jammed for a solid week and then worked via the intertrons to produce several diverse tracks. Spanning most genres, from garage rock to electro to country to soundtrack, West meets East sees Zakk and Judd breaking out of the guitar/drum mold and incorporating synthesizers, guiro, and vocals.

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released December 23, 2009

Judd Higgins: Drums, Vocals
Zakk Kuzda: Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Producer: Long John
Engineer: Jelly, assisted by A. Fritter

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WHAKi Portland, Oregon

WHAKi is the drums and guitar duo of Judd Higgins and Zakk Kuzda. Together they make Absurdly Serious Music. If you put 70’s Eno, CAN, Zappa, Charlie Hunter, John Scofield, Ween and a dash of our secret Fazz Junk sauce into a blender and drank that musical smoothie from a straw you would taste the sound of WHAKi. ... more

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Track Name: Declaration
Attention rooftop lovers
and cracked sidewalk dwellers:
Your god is here,
In the lazy foothills,
singing swallows,
The pink purple yellows,
The junk car squeal-out bellows,
The passing neighborhood-type fellows
and the waxed, thin-lipped moon
saying 'hello'
Track Name: ElectroPretzel
instrumental
Track Name: Already Dead
Josh works in a library,
reading books all the time.
He works with some fine women,
but he never crosses the line,
'cause he knows it's too late
and they're already dead.

Shanah gives out money
to the starving masses.
She works with some ruddy people
living in the lower classes
'cause she knows it's too late
and they're already dead.

Me, I'm just a wanderer,
travelling 'round this country.
I work wherever I can get it
and try to love everybody
'cause I know it's too late
and they're already dead.

Us lovers three, we like to party -
drink our wine and smoke our stuff
hoping we never have to leave.

Too sexy to be dead.
Track Name: God Money
spoken word
Track Name: Powdered Creamer
(haven't seen it all afternoon)

(Powdered Creamer. Where is it?)

I put it in my coffee,
I put it in my tea
I put it in my baby
and she puts it in me
Powdered Creamer tastes so very tasty
It tastes better than that bee honey.

I like it in the morning,
I like it at the night.
I like it when I'm feeling happy
or when I'm feeling uptight.

Powdered Creamer you're the one for me.
I don't want no half and half
even though she's silky.

Powdered Creamer you're a dreamer.

Shake it baby

You're so crumbly

Stir it up
you melt in my coffee cup.

You make it milky but you're not.

(unintelligible)

Don't know what you're made of
But I love the taste

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Corn Syrup Solids
Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Sodium Caseinate, a milk derivative
Dipotassium Phosphate
Sodium Aluminosilicate
Mono- and Diglycerides
Diacetyl Tartaric Acid
Sodium Tripoliophosphate
Esters of Mono and Diglycerides
Artificial Flavors
Beta Carotene and RiboFlavin
Artificial Colors
Contains Milk
May Contain Soy
Track Name: Tangled Up
instrumental
Track Name: Thrown Down
instrumental
Track Name: Dermyn Z. German
I want to be in your moving pictures
Track Name: No Company for That
Times is Rough
Times is hard
Tryin' to make some money
selling some lard
but you know,
there ain't no company for that.

Well I go downtown
and I look for some booze
you know, when you're drunk
you can never lose,
but not me,
I'm the man in the crack.

So I dream of a place
where the foods is fried
and the stock of lard
is in short supply -
I wake up and see her walking by.

Hey there honey, can you get me a beer?
Been stuck in this crack for about a year.
Thanks for the taste, much obliged -
Let me tell you about the dream I've had all my life -

Where there's a lack of lard
and the foods is fried
She said "I know that place"
and I nearly cried.
She helped me up with my bag of lard
I slid right out when she pulled real hard.

Out of the crack.
Gonna sell my lard.
Now that there's company for that.