Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish First But They Do Tour…or Toor?

Hello peeps. D. Allie here. My boys Parallax from Minnesota are swinging through town on their nice toor in release of their new album so I figured we’d show them how we rock around here. Let’s show them a good time and keep the drinks flowing next thursday at the Black Lotus. Oh and for you it’s FREE so all you gotta do is pay attention.

get involved with Parallax on the web @

I’m sure there’s something hip hop about the spelling in the Flyer. Let’s have some fun. Solo shows are few and far between with me these days so lets celebrate my individuality while it’s still there. lol. In a minute friends.

Progress Report has been getting some blog love so come see about us

Whaddup peeps,

Hopefully you have been finding yourself hitting the site because you have seen us starting to pop up on the web here and there.  As we appreciated the love that the blogs show us, we always want to return the favor and let people that know about us know about them.  Chances are they help shine light on other artists of like mind and ish like that.  So if you would be so kind as to click on some of the links as you might find free downloads from us and our other musical peers.  Explore these sites, enjoy these sites and let em know why you came.  We appreciate your support and your support of the people that support us as we all support each other.  I don’t know if that made sense but I hope a tear drop formed either way.  Peace.

-D. Allie

Thank You Blogs For Taking A Chance On An Unknown Group;  At lease some still have the balls to break an artist.

Just When You Thought You Were Nice: When Yesterday’s Up Becomes Today’s Down

So I thought today I might write a little blog about one of the many hiccups we had along the way in the making of the above vinyl, but I say “why talk about old problems you solved when you can talk about the new problems that are happening right before your eyes.”  Alright, I don’t say that and neither should you, but in this instance I must put the aforementioned quote into action.

As quickly as we had a date for our release party we lost a date for our release party.  I could scream, shout, yell, and complain, but I feel like I personally know everyone who reads this (and in actuality I probably do in some way, shape, or form and if I don’t let’s change that – holla at a backpacker) and if you know me you know that’s far from my style.

As I had to hit you with a little bit of negative with the news I’m gonna quickly shift to the positive.  We will have a release party sometime this century (gotta start with wider goals before you narrow them down. lol) and it will be dope.  Also I have a new song I recorded last week with the homie Dial 81 (he might kill me for doing this, but I think he’ll understand as we’re about to grab some drinks) and I want to share it with you as I’m in a bit of a jaded mood and need to love music again.  It’s very rough and unfinished, but it’s a bit how I feel about the state music is in right now.  I think music could be served well by being a little more rough and unfinished so here it is.

(if you happen to be reading this by way of facebook you might have to go to the actual blog to see it.

This Saturday Come Catch My First Show of 2010

The Subject Line pretty much says it all but here are some added reasons

1) it’s for a good cause with all proceeds going to Gleaners

2) there’s an eclectic line up so a little something for everybody

3) i’ll be drinking (you might think this is just fun for me, but if you think that you haven’t seen me drink)

4) The Situation is rumored to be there (i know it’s your guilty pleasure too)

5) 2040 will be holding me down on the 1’s and 2’s

6) I’ll be giving away free CD’s and shirts

to sum up it will be a good time for a good cause so get involved.

United States of Mind says “Kill The Bullshit”

Whaddup Netheads,

don’t really got much to say, but i am excited.  the album has been sent off to be manufactured and the release will be Saturday Febuary 28th at Elements Gallery in Beautiful Dowtown Detroit.   This will also mark the return of kill the bullshit which will take place the last Saturday of every month.  This album has been quite awhile in the making so i truly hope you will enjoy it.  I will of course be hitting you guys off with more information as the date nears and begging you for help, but for now i just wanted to share this with you.

also don’t think i haven’t been keeping busy.  been in the lab so should have some more projects coming out in 09 for you guys to put your ear on.  just keep checking for me and spread the word.  let your people know that United States of Mind is coming.

New Collaboration w/ The Fakehunters

The Fakehunters are some cats for France that are making dope shit so i had to fuck with em.  you can check out what they do @ and there you can find out collaboration.  It’s a rough mix, but you’ll get the point as usual.  The song is called “Life for Granted”.  You will also be able to find the song on my myspace page @   I know not many are checking this right now as it is new but I hope people will comment and give opinions. i am not afraid of criticism.  in fact since i am putting myself out there, i guess i am encouraging it.  Let me know what you think and please support the fakehunters.  For one they are dope and secondly they support me.   I’ll keep ya updated.

I Need Your Vote For Urb Magazine’s Next 1000

I recently made Urb Magazine’s Next 1000 and I need your help to show those fuckers they should have put me in their Next 900 list. Here’s the link:

You can sign up to vote by going to and looking for the “sign up here” link.

and once you do that you can find my page here:

just click on the stars by my name (preferably 5 stars) and you are done and you have helped me more than you know once again.

you might have to quickly register, but it’s a small price to pay to not have me harrass you for at least a couple days.

also, for your troubles I have put my album “The Cooperative” up for free download at so if you don’t have it yet go cop that shit.

As always, thank you and spread the word if you can.