killing time (¿teatime? album version)

by tunnelmental experimental assembly

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Killing Time, why I had to write it.
I had been reading reports about the columbine kids and other kids with guns. I was horrified by the easy availability of guns. I also heard about kids trading guns for drugs in the U.K. to emulate their heroes from gangster rap videos. I researched articles from all over the globe and was appalled at what I read. I delved into articles on arms dealers and the arms trade. I had re-occurring disturbing vivid dreams about kids and guns. I decided to try and channel an arms dealer and an armed kid disillusioned with the world. It is not easy to describe how the lyrics came to me, I set the pen to paper and it flowed through me. Not all the songs I write happen this way but of the many that do “killing time” really disturbed me. When I finished writing the lyrics, I felt compelled to record the song. I wanted to convey the message in the lyric in such a way as to make the listener uncomfortable and to make people think. No one is without responsibility when a child has a gun.


released March 9, 2009


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tunnelmental experimental assembly Los Angeles, California

tunnelmental are Derek Pippert and Nigel R Mitchell, we love creating music, so we do. We also do remixes for others. Our studio is in Los Angeles. Someone said we are punktronica if you really need a genre.

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