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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Dragon, The Sun (Lyrics)



Monolouge:
My story is not so different than the story of so many others. The only is, it didn't take some self-righteous crusade to kill me, nor was I martyred. I simply lay down and died. I had become lethargic in my way of thinking, and looking back, I can't really say that I was ever really alive. 
In my so called life,the things that I lived for were all turned into dust...rotted before my very eyes. My rise to stardom came crashing down when the Dragon swung his tail and knocked me from the sky.  
And the Great Dragon's flood of lies had already begun to suck the life out of me...began to dictate everything that I had believed in...everything we thought we knew. We were deceived. 
He lied to us about who we were, and who we were to become. He lied to us about where we had come from, and where we were going. He even lied to us about Himself, making us think that he was the next-best-thing to God, and we believed him. 
In one mighty stroke, most of us had fallen from our rightful place. Unaware that we were new captives in our own land. I was one of them. Disconnected from the True Vine, I was now forfeiting my rights with the rest of them. The Gates were spreading, and we were hallow. 
Its a curious thing how One becomes aware of his own death. I think it nothing short of a miracle because, once you've had your fill of Death, well, then you begin to develop an appetite for something else. And, while most things simply lead right back to dying, some things have an alternate effect.


Lyrics:
Fall into my arms 
don't let down your guard 
just forget the world 

it lights these Embers
when I remember the Sun 
and when I was happy

Yes I cherish these scars
 but I let down my guard 
but I won't do it again 

it lights please Embers 
when I remember the Sun 
and when I was happy 
the hunger growing 
my heart does make me so blind 
when I'm with you

Don't deny me 
lay beside me 
let me feel your kiss on my lips 
(no I don't deserve to die) 

does my own heart love to hurt me 
I endore this test of Silence 
(I can't find my way)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Smashing Pumpkins has always been one of my favorite bands, ever since I discovered them back in the 90s. Actually, the by the time I discovered them, they were already getting ready to break up. So I never really got to enjoy them in their Heyday, but I did enjoy catching up on all of their albums over time.

Needless to say, I've always wanted to cover a Smashing Pumpkins song, but never really knew how I wanted to do it or which one would be the best fit for me. I decided to go with a song that is widely known by Smashing Pumpkins fans, but isn't a radio single. I hope you guys enjoy my interpretation, and perhaps maybe even Billy will hear about it and have something positive to say. That would be really cool too.

I've already released an image on Instagram. So there might be a few Savvy users who know that this is SoundCloud and want to hear the song. I'm really not expecting a whole lot of traffic from that though.

I hope that you guys really enjoy the music, that you will share it with your friends comma but most of all, that you would leave a comment in that SoundCloud comments section so that other people can hear your thoughts and reviews.

 Thanks again for giving us a platform to share our music, and don't forget, that there is a bunch more music coming out to Spotify, YouTube, and some other streaming sites and just a few more days ~ XERO

Listen to An Ode to No One ☆ Smashing Pumpkins Tribute (XEROmix) by The Legend of XERO
https://soundcloud.com/thelegendofxero/an-ode-to-no-one-smashing

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How do you do Ministry in The Hood?

When a man stopped by the house to sell some basic, but obscure items, we wanted to help. He wasn't selling drugs or bootleg dvd's, but it wasn't expected either. When moving into a new neighborhood, you need to form alliances right away, without inviting the wrong people into your life. You want to be sure that the locals will keep an eye out for you, and even protect you if they see someone trying to take advantage of you. It's a very tricky thing, trying to be friendly at a distance because you don't know if you can trust someone.

So my friend spent money that he didn't really have trying to build and strengthen that First Alliance. It wasn't the best move that we could have done, but it wasn't the worst either. It's very difficult to invest into a community when you have very little to invest, and all we can do is hope that that little bit will pay off in the end.

Paul says that one of the qualities of leadership in the church is to be hospitable. Again, this is really difficult to do when you don't know if you can trust people. It's easy to want to take everything you read in the Bible at face value with all simplicity. But when it cuts so close to home, or rather is placed within your home, it's really easy to get kind of sketchy and downright fearful.

Tonight, Im trying to stay the night in some unknown part of Muskegon Heights this evening, I found myself looking out the windows frequently. Not even really sure what I would do if someone were to approach the house. I guess appearing out of the blinds in the middle of the night with a baseball bat gave me some false sense of security, so I could at least sleep a little better tonight. The reality is that God is my true security. But it seems like I'm lacking in that realization more often than not.

It's easy for me to trust God that he will protect me when I'm driving on the highway. But when I hear a loud Bass in a passing car, or gunshots down the street, my mind does a lot more than wander. To be honest, I've lived in the hood my whole life, and yet I was never taught how to live in the hood. it's something that you just get thrown into, most times unintentionally. it seems that all I really wanted to do was Escape, only to find out that I don't make nearly enough money to live in those nice neighborhoods.

I found myself equally discomforted when we showed up to work and a condo neighborhood. For the next few weeks, will be doing some power washing and painting and basic maintenance on houses that are basically worth more than my entire life. These are realtors and doctors and lawyers and ex-federal officers with $30,000 chandeliers imported from Italy. You know, the kind of stuff I know nothing about. And it's weird, because I'm very uncomfortable there as well, but in a different way.

You see, in these nice neighborhoods, I'm a little bit fearful that someone's going to point me out of place. That I don't belong there. Because it's happened before. I remember working in some small town new the country, and having someone tell me that I needed to go back to Saginaw. Class and racial profiling can be some of the most hurtful experiences in one's life. But on the other hand, living in the hood, or just being in the hood, can be and even more threatening experience on the wrong day.

I guess in both scenarios, if the Neighbors Know Who You Are, and think at least fairly highly of you, then walking down the street in our neighborhood can just be a really nice experience. Even with the loud music, or old people sitting on their porches, it's just another walk in the neighborhood. but when you're the new guy on the Block, it seems like you being introduced to the Jungle. everybody's looking at you trying to find out whether or not you can be taken advantage of, or at least that's how it feels.

This is how it was for me growing up at least. No one ever really believe me when I tried to tell them about it as a kid, and I guess it never really went away. Sometimes people can behave like (and treat you like) animals.

Now in my adulthood I'm starting to learn a little more about finding my identity in Christ and putting my trust in God. But the two things I haven't fully figured out are these:

1) how do you minister to a group of people that you're afraid of?
Whether you're in a suburb full of mansions, or on a block where the houses are falling apart, it's all the same. How do you reach people in your own community when you're afraid of them, or when it seems like they want NOTHING to do with you?

In my younger years, I used to burn mixtapes of my favorite Christian rap songs and then use them to walk up to a group of guys and try to talk to them a little bit as I passed out the CDs. Nothing ever really came of it. The guys never really seemed all that interested in what I had to say, and a lot of them even laughed and threw the CDs on the ground and walked away. other times people would just glaze over, and sort of tolerate me because I was in there area of activity, sort of dampening the mood. I've never had anyone want to pray with me, or talk a little more. they just seem to want me to go away so they could go back to drinking and selling their drugs ( I'm not assuming, I'm talking about walking into obvious drug traffic areas).

I've never been physically threatened when trying to do ministry. But that kind of rejection is pretty hard to deal with. I always tried to tell myself that I was planting seeds, but I never really knew for sure.
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2) how do you create a safe Zone in your neighborhood or people can feel like they trust you?

Again, this question comes from the rejection of being more of a black sheep in my neighborhood than actually one of the flock. it's just one of those things where people look at me and they can tell that I'm not like them. I have no idea what to do in that situation anymore. it's nothing like talking to people after shows at a performance, because they've already somewhat accepted me and probably think that I'm cool or whatever. and it's really not like relating to people at church on Sunday morning, because they live nowhere near my neighborhood (I'm often embarrassed when somebody from my church has to come to my house because my neighborhood is so ghetto).

But when I'm not mad at people for playing their music too loud, or for being drug dealers or fighting in the street in the middle of the night, I find that I really do wish I could reach them. I have a genuine love and concern for these people that I don't even know, and I have no idea how to even talk to them sometimes. I mean, I can strike up a conversation with someone that I've seen a few times, but these situations are difficult at best.
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It seems like if I wanted to have or be a part of a successful Ministry, I just go where the money is. but I feel like it must only be natural to want to do ministry where you live. I wrote this because I couldn't find anything on Google about how to do ministry in the hood. There was one article about what some guy is doing at his church. But that is a whole different context. What about the average person, in the average situation, who's not running a church?

So, if anybody has any solutions or ideas, or even links that are helpful. Please let me know. In the meantime, I'll be here in Muskegon Heights, trying to help my friend get settled in, and trying to make more relationships with the neighbors.

Pray that we can be more full of God's love and Power.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Avatar

Wierd that I've never lost a fight as XERO. He's actually rarely challenged as an avatar. I (on the other hand) am attacked quite often, and i even lose fights. I think Shae is attacked more frequently and fiercely than XERO.

So there os a problem somewhere.

One thing I can say for sure is that I as a person and much more of a coward than XERO is as an avatar. I tend to keep my mouth shut when I often should be shouting against evil. I often do and say things that I shouldn't do when I'm in my street clothes, but if I were in uniform, you would never catch me saying or doing those very things. I think also as a person, I'm a lot less scary than XERO.

I've based my avatar on everything that I see in Christ and in God. Obviously it's not a comprehensive picture, but there's nothing about xero that you won't catch some where in scripture. It is also my interpretation of my walking in God's will. I believe that in that state, I am probably covered with a lot more/less grace than I am as a person, does giving it a higher state of responsibility and visibility, along with fewer mistakes.

I think that when someone shows up as a warrior, you expect him to behave as a warrior, and so you give him a Warrior's respect. On the other hand, familiarity breeds contempt. So I have to wonder if I need to change things around a bit.

In actuality, there's nothing different between me and xero. Because I am he. Xero is my avatar. Not the other way around. So why don't I show the same attitudes and behaviors as I do when I'm in uniform? Why do people tend to approach them differently and attack me more often? Why do I tend to fall more when I'm in that state?

I mean I don't think any differently just because I change my clothes and put in some contacts. I don't answer people with the same answers, or change the way I interact with them just because I'm performing that day. The only real difference I can see in my own personal behavior is that I feel more responsible and visible, the magnifying my own fear and cowardice. A man like me is terribly afraid of falling in public.

These are all questions that I don't know the answer to right now.  but I can feel it in my gut, that something needs to change, and something is definitely about to change whether I like it or not. I think that if I am to grow as a man and as a Christian, but I need to start showing love and I'm much more mature fashion. I am going to have to stop being so tolerant and Silent about evil and wickedness Kama even in my own life and even in those around me. I'm going to have to stop being such a coward just because I want you guys to like me, especially since I lived much of my life in solitude.

I don't think that having a lot of friends is going to change anything significant about my life. And to be quite honest, I think in the like me more because I am always willing to speak the truth, and see what needs to be said even when it's uncomfortable.  Usually the people who fight against me the most in that area proved that they were never good for me in the first place. and other times, some of the people that I end up disagreeing with become better friends in the end.

 maybe I just haven't been walking in God's will all this time.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


The Legend of XERO is teaming up with Tweek's Corner for a huge online music release event this month! On July 1st, we will be releasing "The Sun", the second track from XERO's stream-only album "Ascension: The Creative Power of the Imagination". Alongside that release will be the Tweek's Corner Metal Remix of "Crazy Praises", and special discounts on music from Tweek's Corner.

Ascension: The Creative Power of the Imagination (Digital release)

We are adopting a new method of music release that I am intending to use for the rest of the year. You will be able to expect a finished song to be released for Digital Streaming EVERY MONTH, until the album is completely released. In the end, we will offer a full physical release with all of the previously released songs.
July's Song is Called "The Sun" and it's extended counterpart "The Dragon, The Sun". It is a lament, and a story of a lonely vampire who lives by sucking the life (and love) from his lovers. Deeper meanings will be released later this month on XERO's Blog. The Extended version will have a much deeper explanation as it is 2 different stories.
If you would like to receive an email when each month to remind you of new songs, you can follow The Legend of XERO on 

Tweek's Corner: B-Sides

On July 1st at 9am you will be able to order our B-Sides album here:http://kunaki.com/mSales.asp?PublisherId=143680
All major credit/debit cards are accepted and it usually takes a week for delievery

Crazy Praises Remix

You will be able to Stream Crazy Praises (TweeK's Rock Mix) on July 1, 2016 right here: https://soundcloud.com/tweekscorner

T-Shirt Giveaway

We will also be announcing the winner of the free T-Shirt Give Away. 
(You can sign up here - https://www.signupanywhere.com/signup/I6cDfm0j)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

AURYN: The Song and Story

AURYN is a masculine approach to birth and the miracle of life. It is an instrumental that encompasses what its like to be born. The story started when my wife and I were discussing how babies can only hear bass when they are in the womb. They can hear our voices and even learn words. I thought it was a cool idea, so I created this bass heavy track to be enjoyed by unborn babies. as soon as I finished the first draft of the song, my wife told me she was pregnant!

So I named the track after my daughter and she was born 8 months later. It would still be 2 years before I could officially release the song. Today, it is the first of many more releases to come. I hope it works out or even goes viral :-) .


New songs come out on the first of each month.  If you are subscribed to me on Spotify, then you'll receive a message like this when songs release.  You can listen to this stream-only track on 
or watch the video for the full experience on 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Xero Vlog #41: Auryn Official Release

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