Jonwayne at a Higher Altitude

“Here he comes. Here comes John Wayne. I’m not gonna cry about my pa. I’m gonna build me an airport, put my name on it. — Tobias Funke. Jon Wayne is Jonwayne’s real...
By    July 24, 2013

07ab7cd42259660245f4ebe0ce350ccc“Here he comes. Here comes John Wayne. I’m not gonna cry about my pa. I’m gonna build me an airport, put my name on it. — Tobias Funke.

Jon Wayne is Jonwayne’s real name. Marion Morrison is the birth name of the football player/frat boy turned cinema star we know as John Wayne. For the original sin of name theft, the Hacienda Heights-raised sarcophagus corrupter alternately known as the Wayniac, has named his new mixtape, Marion Morrison. Confusing, I know.

The raps are dense and hieroglyphic. Wayne watches his dead friends appear in sand dunes and sees their faces turn to dust. Hallucinogenic visions from a man who usually keeps his feet on the ground and bulldozes. The images flashe from babies being born to lavender blood to log cabins to Little Nemo. The psych-jazz flourishes and beats falling out add to the oscillations. Build this man an airport.

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