Friday, March 07, 2008

Chilly S live ...

What more can I say...



www.whoischillys.com

I chatted with Chilly S after I got the notice of this video and I thought I should print the conversation here as well.

I want to ask you about making this video and selling the book and all. I appreciate the shout out, but what brought on the inspiration?

Chilly S: Listen - you did the first ever chilly s interview - you gave me an outlet to be heard and I just wanted to return the favor. Besides, your story needs to be heard. There aren't many Americans in your situation. I think people can do more good by exposing human rights violations one story at a time rather than contributing money to some charity. See something - say something.

The song ("gas mask?") is very angry and cynical and seems to be about how social realities have become dysfunctional as a result of bureaucratic corruption and mismanagement. You urge us not to believe what we see and hear. Where did the inspiration for this song come from?

Chilly S: You probably missed it cuz this is the part where the audio was poor and the DJ was talking over me - but when I lifted the gas mask up i said "Chilly S could not be here today - so I came instead". My whole "act" is that I come out in a gasmask on stage (look at first episode of Chronicles). Why I do this, will be made more clear in future episodes. That night I was performing but I was also filming footage for the internet show - I was interviewing other artists and asking them questions, the final question was "Do you know who is Chilly S"? obviously most of them did not know me. So the funny part was that even after my performance people were not sure if I was Chilly S or not.

The song is called Transurfing with Vadim Zeland. It's about nothing and it's about everything. Vadim Zeland is someone I discovered about a year ago and everything I've been doing with Chilly S is heavily influenced by his books. It's too much to go into but if you're interested you can check out - http://transurfing.newmail.ru/e_book1.htm. His books have not been translated to English yet (due out this fall). My whole deal with trying to wake people up and turn them on to Reality Transurfing in hopes that it will change their life for the better as it has changed mine. Future episodes will deal with Transurfing in more detail with a few surprises here and there. Stay tuned.

I asked you this before, but do you think your soviet dissident background plays a role in your distrust of power?

Chilly S: I was too young (9 years old) when I left Russia - so I didn't really feel any of the oppression of communism. But maybe I have some of that distrust implanted in me genetically - that is if the Illuminati didn't get to me first ? ;-)

Ok, but seriously, I can't believe you did this. It was so cool. I just stared at it while the titles were rolling and it was like "what the fu…" When are you coming to Belarus? Me Casa su casa.

Chilly S: We'll see... we'll see...

more soon...

15 Comments:

Blogger Chilly S said...

Everyone is their own worst critic so here goes:

1. "Rights" are violated not "persecuted". People are persecuted.
2. Instead of "Civil Rights", I wanted to say "Human Rights"
3. "Belarus Russia" - two different countries
4. Instead of "Bicycle" I should have said "Bike"
5. Instead of "Other parts of the country" I wanted to say "Other parts of the world"

I guess you gotta take the bad with the good... as long as the general point gets across.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008  
Anonymous jen said...

Long time no hear from AG. Thought you would be in jail in Poland by now. This is awesome and this song rocks. Atlanta, Georgia gives a shout out to Chilly S fans everywhere. Fight the power!

Thursday, March 06, 2008  
Anonymous Steve R said...

Another sign of the apocalypse!

Thursday, March 06, 2008  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

Don't trip on it C. Jenna's right; the song rocks!

Thursday, March 06, 2008  
Blogger Chilly S said...

while we are on the topic of exposing the truth:

http://cryptome.org/

http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

http://www.wikileaks.be/wiki/Wikileaks

Thursday, March 06, 2008  
Anonymous Filip Mikolajewski said...

What about a song regarding £ukaszenko? That would be more appropriate, I think. Considering the fact that he's a dictator and oppresses his own people. Viva la Democracia!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2008  
Blogger Chilly S said...

Filip, did you listen to the words at all? My song is not against any one specific government or country. My song is not against anything. It is FOR something.

"that would be more appropriate"... more appropriate than what exactly?

Sunday, March 09, 2008  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

Don't worry about Filip. He is very intellegent and well educated. He will find his own way.

Monday, March 10, 2008  
Anonymous Paul said...

Not to excuse the multiple violations of human rights that have been committed by police around the world and clearly in Adam's situation, I think the phrase "Fuck the police worldwide, nigger!" can safely be said to be "against" something.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008  
Blogger Chilly S said...

Paul, thank you for taking the time to watch the video. As a neutral person observing this I would have to say:

1. Chilly S was not the one that said "Fuck the Policy World-Wide Nigga" - it was the DJ - this is very clear in the video as his lips were not moving.

2. Chilly S did mention the "corrupt police" but that was before he went into his song.

3. Chilly's pre-amble or the "performance" was FOR Adam, and yes against police corruption BUT Filip was talking in the context of the song. The song is called called Transurfing with Vadim Zeland. I listened to it and it doesn't have 1 curse word, does not talk specifically about corruption of a specific government or agency (to which Filip was eluding to) nor is it against anything. It seems to be pro - Transurfing and pro - Vadim Zeland.

Peace!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008  
Anonymous Paul said...

That's cool, Chilly. Is the DJ part of your entourage or was he with the house? Either way it seems like there's a lot in your performances that you don't really control. I doubt your audience gave a damn. And I don't really care either, but it seems like you might need to tighten your show a bit.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I'd like to cut in here and say that being sensitive about the language might not be the point. Paul makes a good point in asking of the guy who said "fuck the police" was with Chilly or was in the audience; if he was with Chilly, this is Chilly's sentiment and if not, it was just a reaction. But on the other hand, Chilly does say in his shout that "police are not just corrupt here ( in th USA) but elewhere as well. Therefore, I think we need to understand that Police corruption was the point (no matter how it is described) and that people don't like it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008  
Blogger Chilly S said...

Paul, the DJ - or Emcee to be more exact was with the house - not part of my crew.

I'm not sure if anyone there gave a damn or not, but you can ask Adam if the additional exposure gave his website a spike. Not that more visitors or readers translated into what Adam really needs - which is to tell his story by selling the book. But the past and present does not determine the future.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008  
Anonymous Paul said...

Sorry if I implied the wrong thing, Chilly. When I said the audience probably didn't give a damn, I meant over the issue of fucking the police worldwide, not whether they gave a damn about Adam or not.

Thursday, March 13, 2008  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I have been talking about this language issue with friends and really, I have to say that there is a big difference in attitude over the use of "bad" language between the US and here. Probably this means specifically the politicization of the use of certain words. I really don't think any Belarusian would have thought anything abut the comment other than it was there and clearly understandable. And of course they would have understood the sentiment, just as with anywhere else in the world. Possibly we could say that talking about this might have a positive effect or would change things, but more probably, the negative situation will simply continue because there are no real concrete systems to prevent bad behavior (in the police) but only to punish, occasionally, after the fact.

Thursday, March 13, 2008  

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