Aug 16 2013

Superman can’t get Parking Tickets

Some Alien with superpowers who doesn’t need a car and can run faster than a bullet and fly everywhere will never get a parking ticket. This is obvious. I won’t explain that any further. But last wednesday I got a parking ticket in Downtown Calgary. Even funnier because on Sunday I got a speeding ticket. (Someone take me off the road already, I’m a terror to society).

“Dylan, you suck, what does this have to do with Superman?!” – you

On Wednesday I was downtown for one reason only, and that was for a photoshoot with photographer Jalisa Organ. (She’s pretty darn good and just getting things going, so you should look her up on facebook.) Anyway, one of the photos is like a photo I would send in to Warner Brothers in hopes to be the next Superman. I mean, I definitely would NOT get the part, because CLEARLY, I’m meant to be the next Bruce Wayne (Still waiting on Zack Snyder’s phone call for the Batman vs Superman casting) … But for real, My HAIR is very Clark Kenty and I think that’s the closest I’m ever gonna get to becoming the Man of Steel… *heavy sigh*

SO here’s to Paying vehicle fines and wishing I was a superhero.

I actually really liked how the pictures turned out, You can view a few of them on my Facebook Fan Page here

Man of Steel

Aug 12 2013

Who are the Top 5 rappers in the World?!

well… of course the answer is
King Dy-Lan, King Dy-Lan, King Dy-Lan, King Dy-Lan, and King Dy-Lan!!! (Audio Proof: How I Got Into Rap ) … (in all honesty, I do have a list of my top 5 of all time, but I’ll list those at the end)

WELL.. Today is the day I change… I realized late last night I was in need to rediscover the confidence that I had when I was a younger musician, a super egotistical rapper (how else would I get the name “King” Dylan), and generally super non-jaded dude.. The optimism somehow got lost along the way, and it becomes difficult to stay strong after years of rejection, not being famous yet, and what have you… Everyone can tell you as many inspirational quotes as they can find on the internet, twitter, and memes with pictures of sunsets, stars or sand with footprints in it… and you can be like “yeah yeah yeah”..

But, until that one single moment of self-realizing idiocy, you won’t change. As far as I’m concerned, it needs to be a rude awakening where someone calls you out on it, or you just finally catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and it scares you so much you fuckin jump out of your skin.

Can I point to something specific that has led me to this moment? Not entirely, it’s definitely a combination of years of comparing myself to other musicians (BAD!), my relations with friends who have come and gone, and obviously girls… females. As 40 year old Virgin so eloquently put it.. “You can’t put the Pussy on a Pedestal!” That’s like the best shit ever and we (males) all make the mistake at one point in our lives.. I may or may not have made it a few times… Oh well. Time to learn.

So here’s to optimism and saying “I COULD GIVE TWO FUCKS” to whatever threatens or tries to tear me down. Honestly. I know this probably won’t change YOUR life, but this is me saying that it’s time for ME to stop being scared of what may or may not ever exist. Thank you to everyone who is in my life to build me up.

That’s it.

If you wanna buy my first official King Dylan CD release “All Eyes On D”, (it’s so old it’s not on itunes) then you can get it here:
King Dylan

My top 5 rappers:
1) Tech n9ne
2) Eminem
3) Busta Rhymes
4) Slug (Atmosphere)
5) Tupac

(Ice cube 1988-1996 … COULD have made the list.. but, he lost it)

Aug 9 2013

I don’t have a band. I am drummer-less

I’m playing a show tonight at an All out ROCK N ROLL venue called Rock Lounge (Studio 37). Some of you older peeps might remember it as Rusty Cage, behind Westbrook Mall.

Anyway, the promoter there was bugging me to play a show for the last year or so, I told him I don’t have a full band, so he hesitated and I never played. He kept asking me if I’d rounded up a drummer and guitarist yet, and I said, I have a temporary guitarist that might be able to fill in on some songs.. he said… Gee, Dylan, really would like that Drummer, ya know?.. I’m like, yo. don’t have a Jam Space, probably not gonna happen…. as those that have seen me play before know, I rock my keyboard, with an amp and I play my tracks from the keyboard USB.

The story continues, this band from Van city named Cruel Young Heart asks me to play a show, they book Studio 37 and the venue approves it…. What I’m wondering is that if they think I have a full band now? I didn’t wanna tell them in case they said I couldn’t play the show due to this lack of drummer issue…

So, I’m gonna show up to this venue and try to play anyways. See what happens. Wish me luck!!

Aug 3 2013

Ice T is nothing without Ice Cube.. – I mean “Iced TEA”

So i was sitting on my deck sipping on some Iced Tea, when my ipod shuffled to “the Tower” by rapper-turned-actor Ice T… I had a little chuckle and continued on, staring off my balcony into the trees, the street below and enjoying the summer day. THEN.. (coincidences abound)

my ipod was being cheeky and decided to play some Ice Cube, a song called “Today is A Good Day”, and I smirked again, continuing to sip my iced tea (with a few essential ice cubes floating around), thinking that: “Yes, Today IS a good Day, because I’m drinking Iced tea, listening to music, I didn’t even have to use my A.K. and…

my latest single “Queen” has now been played on 8 different CHR Radio stations across Canada over 200 times!! My radio promoter Andrea Morris tells me that some stations are still waiting to confirm the add… so there could be more!!

Oh yeah, and Happy 39th Anniversary to my Parents today!! I’m impressed by that. Never divorced, Only one marriage (obviously they’re both crazy.. and amazing.) with 3 kids. I gotta give Kudos to that. Next year will be 40. I will give another Kudos next year.. maybe 40.

Thank you to the following stations!
MAX 104.9 FM – Bathurst, NB
GIANT 101.9 FM – Sydney, NS
6X 106.9 FM – London, ON
CINN- 91.1 FM – Hearst, ON
CFLO 104.7 FM – Mont-Laurier, QC
CJMC 100.3 FM – Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC
CKBF 104.1 FM – Medicine Hat, AB
My 96.1FM – Medicine Hat, AB

Ice T and Ice Cube