Project Format: mp3
song downloads individually, or as album
Download Price: $8.88
album, 0.88 song
Record Producer: Richard
Record Label: Shaolin
Release Date: 6/9/2010
Cowboy was about Richard
Del Connor, The
Hippy Coyote, who is also Buddha
The story of Coyote's
Kung Fu development since 1980 was depicted with photos, stories
and graphics. The ROUGH DRAFT of this book, KUNG
FU COWBOY ORIGINAL DRAFT, was
completed on February 4, 2009. This book then became the blueprint
for this album.
With Coyote going
in so many directions, at the same time, it was a lot of work to
sort out a storyline of his life and create a songlist for this
album. It took many shapes as Coyote laid out his life, then simplified
it into several different storylines. The album song lists are included
in the KUNG
FU COWBOY ORIGINAL DRAFT book.
Summer of 2009, Coyote used the gymnasium of Crescenta Valley Park
to record his drums. With his ProTools Mbox system and two microphones,
Richard Del Connor produced a unique drum sound for the album. Rather
than putting one microphone to the left and the other to the right,
Richard invented another way to record drums.
Richard Connor placed packing blankets on the linoleum floor with
a cardiod microphone 8' in front of the kick drum. The other microphone,
a condensor microphone, was up about 10' where it could pick up
the tom toms, snare, and high hat. It sounds really cool--and huge.
The remaining instruments
were recorded in Coyote's crappy apartment when his neighbors were
gone to work and the next door neighbor's air conditioner wasn't
running. This was a difficult album to record, without sound isolation.
Coyotes foam mattress was used to seal off the windows...
broke, with his guitar stolen, his van impounded, and his flute
not being serviced in 8 years, Coyote gave up. In November of 2009,
Coyote announced he was giving up on the album and posted rough
mixes of almost the entire albums, PART
1 and PART
2. On the brink of homelessness, no gas
heat, no internet... he wanted someone to see what he'd accomplished,
even if it ended there.
Fans were helpful.
They sent encouraging emails and bought more books and records...but
in March 2010, Coyote resorted to a free apartment on Skid Row,
the MIDNIGHT MISSION, funded by the Freemasons, in downtown Los
Angeles. Unable to cope with this "bottom of the barrel,"
he decided to wait until the Marshals dragged him out of the
Montrose apartment as he resumed work on the LEVEL
4 = KUNG FU COWBOY PART 1 album.
magical happened. His daughter loaned him her Yamaha flute. In 2009
Coyote was still playing and performing with his original $75 nickel
Selmer-Bundy flute he purchased in 1977. Using his daughter's flute,
Coyote cut the remaining flute solos on the PART 1 album and was
able to start editing and mixing the album during May 2010. On June
9, 2010, Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote, announced the album
was completed as he uploaded the files to the internet web servers
for online downloading and purchase.
During that magical
month of May, Richard changed the storyline again. This time it
was to transpose Coyote's autobiographical music album into a ROCK
OPERA about Hiram
Abif being murdered as he completed King
Solomon's Temple, 3,000 years ago. This also enabled Richard to
mix the album with the characters of this rock opera in mind. It
Richard Del Connor
became a 3rd Degree Master Mason in February, 2009. This also led
to the discovery of his "Masonic
Kung Fu" martial arts dance
Form he discovered that following summer on June 9, 2009. The Chinese
Freemasons have been informed of this discovery and have begun helping
Coyote uncover the origins of this Form which dates back to when
the Japanese were invading China and...this will be the story of
the next album.
the album that was an autobiography, became a Kung Fu journey, and
now is the ROCK OPERA about King Solomon.
your rock opera album about KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE,
directly from Shaolin Communications for only 8.88.
CDs can be ordered from CDbaby.com or Amazon.com.
By the way,
LEVEL 4 is one level above the Original Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha,
when he became enlightened under the Bodhi tree.