Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rebel 23 - The Remix Available Now!

Lyrics to Rebel (You Can Call Me Baby) ... available ONLY on my Bandcamp page.

© 2010 Jayson Tanner
Subliminal Erotica

My body is not me
It's Just where I Reside
I don't Mind Being Free
I've got, nothing to hide
It may be a Temple
but you're Welcome Inside
My body is not me
It's Just where i Reside

You know that I won't stop you
I won't get in your way
You've always been my rebel, Babe
That's not gonna change

You've got your life to live now
Some things to re-arrange
You've always been my rebel, Babe
That's not gonna change

You can call me, Baby
Call me - anytime
I know you've got my number
I left it on your line

You can call me, Baby
Call me - anytime
I know you've got my number
I left it on your line

They said the times were changin'
We both knew it was true
But what they didn't tell us - was
What the hell we're supposed to do

and now the world is bleeding
I think I'm bleeding, too
You've always been my rebel, Babe
That will always be true

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Glowing Review of "One Mystic View"

Thanks to Carol Ann for the wonderful review (Found here.) of Subliminal Erotica's "One Mystic View":

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Cafe Press Store featuring Subliminal Erotica Thongs, Teddy Bears & More

Hey, if you want a Subliminal Erotica magnet for your fridge or a new sexy thong - from Subliminal Erotica, go here. Fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


If you deejay on Blip.FM you can find Subliminal Erotica there - feel free to Blip away! Also, Jayson is deejaying there as Mystic23.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sample the CD Here

I don't know what happened to those nifty File Factory widgets with the individual songs on them, the widgets that looked like little iPods. I won't use that service anymore since I can't trust that they'll be there. Instead, you can hear some of the CD through the Reverb Nation widget down below on this page. Or here:


You can still hear the entire CD on line - just "fan" Subliminal Erotica on Reverb Nation.

Some of the songs are up and available to share via Blip.FM - if you blip, just do a Blip search for Subliminal Erotica.

Subliminal Erotica Art

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This is also a Charity CD, possibly a tax deduction for you (ask your accountant)

A portion of the sales revenue generated by "One Mystic View" by Subliminal Erotica will be donated to Autism & Aspergers Syndrome awareness charities. If you enjoy the tracks here please consider making a purchase at CD Baby, Amazon or iTunes - thanks!

Go here for more information about Autism. And here for information about Asperger's Syndrome.

Thank you.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Entire CD Song By Song - Liner Notes

Land of 1,000 Chakras

The title is a nod to the classic Wilson Pickett soul jam "Land of a Thousand Dances" but that's where the similarities end, really.  "...Thousand Chakras", like most of  "One Mystic View" is an evocative and sexy meditation, heavy on mellow percussion sounds.  Trance-inducing, gentle, peaceful and, ultimately, powerful on many dimensions, if your head's in the right place.  And if not, lay back and get in the mood.  

Traditionally we're told we have seven main chakras up and down our bodies, from the top of our heads (crown) downward.  If we attune to them in meditation,  imagining them in light and color we can balance and restore ourselves in many ways.  I like to think we're far more than seven and that we have multi dimensional chakras, all throughout our physical and astral bodies.  

Sing to the Birds

The title comes from a line in Rob Brezsny's book "Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia" - it was a suggestion about doing something different and fun and inspiring.  I enjoy singing to the birds, with the birds, getting them stirred up with my own whistling.  I once had a bird bring me a worm!  No, I didn't manage that on purpose.   It just happened after I was out whistling to the birds and this little compassionate one must have thought I was hungry. 

The song itself starts out with a lot of sound effects working together.  It almost sounds like a rocket ship taking off but if you listen closely there's wind, ocean waves and more.  It quickly turns into a playful Bolero style march, with some added "underwater" sounding effects.  Someone said they imagined they were scuba diving to this song, visiting underwater worlds.  
(Perhaps that's where we encounter the "Psychedelic Manatee" found in song 3.)

One of these days I'm going to make a 90 minute version of "Sing to the Birds".  I think it'd be fun.

Psychedelic Manatee


What can I say?  I love Manatees.  And I love psychedelic culture & 60's style hippie art.   Put the two together and here's what we get.  I think eventually, if we can find the right artist, we'll have a cool Psychedelic Manatee toy, or series of toys, similar to those nifty Grateful Dead teddy bears we all love.  

By the way, I think the Psychedelic Manatee has more life in him than this one particular song.  We'll likely revisit the old boy in future volumes of Subliminal Erotica.

Fragile Little Line


World keeps hangin' by a thin little string
Keeps right on turnin' round no matter what we bring
World keeps on spinnin' by a fragile little line
Let's keep on livin' for the ones we leave behind

Politicians are not our friend
well, they can be, if they choose
But if I place my faith in them
I'm surely bound to lose

(repeat chorus)

Some say we're sure to fall
Some say that we'll be fine
No matter who you listen to
It's the blind leadin' the blind

(repeat chorus)

©2009 subliminal erotica

This song's lyrics just kind of came to me quickly.  I recorded it twice (the first take was horrible) and decided, even though my timing is shaky at times on this take, the shakiness lent a kind of organic feel to it.  I didn't want it to sound overly produced.   People are saying my vocals sound a little like Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen.  I was going for Robbie Robertson but I'll take it!  

Ancient Wisdom

Here's another playful instrumental - this one seems as addictive as Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" to me.  At this writing, it's my favorite of all the songs here, though I really don't have much to say about it for some reason!  One listener says it sounds like something Peter Gabriel would sing on - which is high praise, indeed.   Maybe if Peter runs across this song he'll figure out some decent lyrics for it and have a go.

Sacred Agent

Though some have said this sounds like an old Western movie, I was thinking it sounded more like a Spy movie.  But maybe both are true.  The title is a play on words, evoking the idea of taking something in to one's body that transforms their consciousness in a positive way.  Something that gets them in touch with a higher power within.  And possibly without.

Not advocating anything illegal here, mind you.  What we "take in" may be a book, or a movie, or a CD - possibly THIS CD - that leaves us feeling more inspired and in touch with our own humanity.

One More Time Tonight

This is a moody, dreamy little tune which puts me in mind of some of the Wendy & Lisa inspirations from Prince's "Purple Rain" days - and, at the same time, a little of Jan Hammer's "Miami Vice" work.  Though, somehow, it doesn't really sound like the 80's to me.

Happy Ending

Self-explanatory, likely.  It's just a happy little two minute song which was the original closing to the album.  

Further Adventures

It might be your own further adventures - or it might be the further adventures of the Psychedelic Manatee, maybe?  A foreshadowing of the 2nd installment to come?  This is a trippy soundscape someone told me sounded like something Jimi Hendrix did forever ago.  Weird for me to admit but, outside of  "All Along the Watchtower" and "Voodoo Chile",  I was never a big Jimi fan.  I think I've heard five of his songs (!) but someone played me "And the Gods Made Love" after I created "Further Adventures", and yeah, I hear some resemblance, without it being a total knockoff.   I suppose, if you like Jimi's song and you wanted something similar that lasted nearly 9 minutes instead of his song's 90 seconds, this is the track for you. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Review Me, Baby

If you find my music worth while, please leave a nice review at CD Baby. Thanks!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Track Listings

1. Land of a Thousand Chakras

2. Sing to the Birds

3. Psychedelic Manatee

4. Fragile Little Line (Vocal)

5. Ancient Wisdom

6. Sacred Agent

7.  One More Time Tonight

8.  Happy Ending

9.  Further Adventures

10.  Fragile Little Line (Instrumental)