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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