Cosmic Protocol band
Cosmic Protocol

Brooklyn multi-genre band

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Cosmic Protocol band, Gangland Reflection, with concern for Earth, wildlife, all life and preservation of environment

Copyright 2016 Cosmic Protocol
Brooklyn, New York City
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Cosmic Protocol is on these radio stations:

NBT Music Radio
Germany

CiTR 101.9 FM
B.C., Canada

East Coast, U.S.


Sophie's Springboard Show,Fri 2-3:30PM
Cornwall, England

Rock n Roll Psychic
Radio ,   U.S.
"Frankie's Purr" Art & Notes
"Pool Slick" Art, Notes & Lyrics      "Pool Slick" Music Video
"G'Damn Thieves" Art, Notes & Lyrics

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    With an approach toward a symphony-like sound,
"Gangland Reflection" evokes the feelings found in old movies of gangland activity. This includes an abstract mix of feelings of ominousness, grandeur, consequence and dignity. Capturing such feelings to create a dramatic and cinematic type of musical impression is at the base of this song.
    This piece is an abstractly evocative one that calls on our memories to create an image of that which we associate with gangland film: serious characters, terrible actions, dire situations and the like. Using the power of strings, this piece reaches deeply to paint a picture taken from our common cinema culture.

Composition:
virtual string Instruments, drums and percussion: R. Gregory

Engineering: R. Gregory
Recording Facility: O. McAllister, R. Gregory
Cover Art concept and design: R. Gregory

This was composed and engineered in Brooklyn, New York

Hear our full songs free below
for a limited time on Jango Radio.
Gangland Reflection - Jango.com/music/Cosmic+Protocol/Gangland+Reflection
Frankie's Purr - Jango.com/music/Cosmic+Protocol/Frankie+s+Purr
Pool Slick - Jango.com/music/Cosmic+Protocol/Pool+Slick
G'damn Thieves - Jango.com/music/Cosmic+Protocol/G+damn+Thieves

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Copyright 2016 Cosmic Protocol, Brooklyn, New York City

Providing some demystification, our music video for "Pool Slick" was released in June '16. It was shot in Brooklyn at three locations. It was a bit of fun and work, and it may show that we didn't take ourselves too seriously. Feel free to comment at the right.



    There is a fact being faced by those willing to accept the ample evidence to which we all have access. The fact is that there is an issue that is by very far, the biggest issue that exists and the biggest issue ever faced by Mankind. Life on Earth, and the planet's ability to hold life like it has for centuries, are both under severe and absolute threat. Our Anthropocene Era is defined by our huge, harmful global impact on climate and on that which climate effects. Serious people of science around the world together acknowledge the existence of a mass extinction of many species caused by man. All this is what man around the world, together, must tackle like no other challenge ever faced.

    We espouse an approach for the world, a cosmic protocol, to help take us to the solutions to the threats. It would help the growth of a better attitude and understanding in us to keep from destroying life and environment further. It starts with what it should: the understanding that we are on a planet in a local neighborhood of planets that is part of a reality profoundly unimaginably more immense than our neighborhood. That reality, that universe of intergalactic space, is the highest level of the Cosmic Protocol. There are natural levels below this, establishing a hierarchy of organization and priority, which lead down to everything in our world. We'd like to go on about this, maybe one day.

    We have begun to understand and explore our gargantuan universe. Nations have shown with space exploration that we can do what our ancestors would have called unbelievable. A nation can do the unbelievable, and of course a world can. Remember that.

    We have to apply that to our own world. We don't even know if we have a solid chance, but if we seem not to, it doesn't matter. No matter what, we should start the global work of stopping the causes. The causes are integrally linked to the type of life we live every day, and to the type of work and industry many of us are involved in every day. The causes have to do with our choices as nations, and with what nations' hold as their interests. They have to do with how so many humans view nature. Sadly, they also have so much to do with economics and money. Remember doing the unbelievable: let's build a global concensus followed by a concerted effort. Let's begin the real "hard choices": changing how we live, to save and sustain all life and the overall habitat.

    The first step is also what it should be. We must first succeed in curtailing our malevolence toward ourselves, our way of self-harming, particularly at the higher levels. We must cut through our crap, everywhere, and change how we all choose to advance ourselves materially. We have thieves and other criminals of so many types, acting at all levels, and so many cost us way too dearly, and similarly actually, except maybe for scale. This makes them kin, of a sort. Let's go after those at the high levels enough, not just those at the low. Let's start to change. There is no choice.





Cosmic Protocol band, 'Frankie's Purr', since life is the most important thing on Earth

Copyright 2015 Cosmic Protocol
Brooklyn, New York City



"Frankie's Purr" is a jam to make you wonder about the outer limits of funk and of a groove. We consider it almost an experimental funk, and it celebrates expressions of contentment of loved ones of any form. It has an intense groove and relates to funk and heavy disco, verging on jazz-rock. It is an instrumental, with curious instruments that give powerful effect. This musical taste treat has notes of spy music and sci-fi music.

  It is named after a beloved family member at a dramatic time in his life, when an expression of contentment meant incredibly much. This story is told below.



Tenor Sax:
Alto Sax:
Bass Guitar:


    R. Gregory (Cosmic Rey)
Orlando McAllister
Ramona Gregory


Composition:

Synthesizers & Tenor Saxes:
Bass:
Drums:
Alto Saxes:


Engineering:
Recording Facility:
Cover Art concept & design:

   R. Gregory
Ramona Gregory, R. Gregory, O. McAllister
R. Gregory, O. McAllister
O. McAllister


R. Gregory
O. McAllister, R. Gregory
R. Gregory


This was composed, recorded and engineered starting in the summer of 2010, with work done in 2011 and 2015, in Brooklyn, New York.   Synthesizers and drums were provided with Ableton Live.  The purr is real.

    "Frankie's Purr" was started as I cared for a gray and white tabby my family had for roughly 20 years. He was nearby, looked after, as we began developing the song at the start of July, 2010. For those who understand, he had been getting subcutaneous injections at home for kidney issues for years. Frankie was right there for about a couple of days as we composed.
    July the 4th was the last full day we had Frankie. The next day we lost him at the hospital, and the band still met that day afterward to work. Orlando presented an idea that I couldn't refuse, to name the song after Frankie. His idea will always be appreciated. I readily remembered a time, not long before, when Frankie, despite feeling the weight of age and growing enfermity, actually purred when I was close and showing him my regard. That pleased me so tremendously, and that had to be the basis of this song's name.
    When the time to record the purr came, we didn't have Frankie. I thought on his behalf, thinking which of my cats was the one with whom he would best get along. He had not met most of them due to circumstances. I judged that an orange tabby male kitten, Sunny, would probably best get along with Frankie. Frankie was tough assed and dominating, though very loving, one of those cats that see no line between cats and humans. Sunny is very mellow, and also was very serene in his kittenhood. So, I thought the tough guy would probably feel most comfortable with Sunny. Sunny's purr is at the song's end. A one and one half year old Sunny is left of Frankie in our artwork.

Rey

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Cosmic Protocol band, 'Pool Slick', hustling because of a pressing need for survival, analogous with earth life's need for survival

Copyright 2015-2016 Cosmic Protocol
Brooklyn, New York City



"Pool Slick" is a soul song, inspired entirely by the godfather of soul, James Brown. This song is more about the solo singer and instrumentalist than it is about heavy multi-instrumental groove, like "G'Damn Thieves".

  A song of contrasts, it touches on potentially grim street reality, yet within it is a musical expression of great hope and beauty. It is a song that is daring in its very structure, as you may hear!




Pool Slick

Out on a street
You need to hustle
Money you need
No muss no fuss, so...

Run it down
Watch out in this town
Think you're pool slick?
Yeah, bullets can sure stick

You think you're slick?
Play pool with the shark
If you try to run some sh..
He might make you a mark

Not out on a lark
You're in with a shark
Be a loser or a winner
Or the worm's dinner


Run your thing
Good luck if you deserve it
Watch out for shark attack!
You think you're pool slick



Vocals, Keyboard:
Flute solo:


    R. Gregory (Cosmic Rey)
Orlando McAllister


Composition:

Synth Bass, Synth Guitar & Drums:
Lyrics:


Engineering:
Recording Facility:
Cover Art concept & design:

    R. Gregory
R. Gregory


R. Gregory
O. McAllister, R. Gregory
R. Gregory


This was composed, recorded and engineered in the summer of 2010, in Brooklyn, New York.

A flute and keyboard were used. Synth bass and drums were provided with Ableton Live.

Never forget the godfather, James Brown !!

Copyright 2015 Cosmic Protocol


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Cosmic Protocol band, G'damn Thieves, with concern for Earth, wildlife, all life and preservation of environment

Copyright 2015-2016 Cosmic Protocol
Brooklyn, New York City



"G'damn Thieves" is our first release, released June of '15, where we wanted to talk about aspects of the ills of society, by way of the different types of thief that plague us. This is within a hard core, yet slow, groove in the genres of Funk and (good) Disco.




G'damn Thieves

In us they don't see people, they see prey
They don't apply themselves, they want from us everyday
They scope you out, they case the joint
Fateful distractions are often just the point

If on the street, or in an office, it's all the same
That unbelievable mortgage deal made you fair game
Lose that house, they make more money, it's up their sleeves
Like their street kin, they're nothing more than g'damn thieves

Some government regulators work for whom they regulate
Some bankers lend a nation it's own money to circulate
Muggers rob you, cut you, throw you in the leaves
All equals in the gang that we call G'damn Thieves



Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Keyboard:
Alto Saxophone, Keyboard:


    R. Gregory (Cosmic Rey)
Orlando McAllister


Composition:

Synth Bass & Keyboard:
Strings, Horns, Drums & Shaker:
Lyrics:


Engineering:
Recording Facility:
Cover Art concept & design:

    R. Gregory, O. McAllister
R. Gregory
R. Gregory


R. Gregory
O. McAllister, R. Gregory
R. Gregory


This was composed, recorded and engineered from the middle of 2013 to early 2015, in Brooklyn, New York.

Saxes and a keyboard were used. Synth bass, strings, drums and shaker were provided with Ableton Live.

Thanks to Emilie Gregory and R@y Gregory Sr., greatly beloved parents, for everything; and to Ramona Gregory for her insights regarding this work. Thanks to Alicia Bonadonna for her insights regarding the band.

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