40 Days of Success


Dreamers follow an unwritten journey leading them up different winding paths, opportunities and experiences as each passing day comes to light. Though, some believe everything is destined to happen, we continue to strive for collaboration, endurance, confidence and achievement to reach and make these goals. Sharing this unique experience we call life can be rewarding and even disappointing at times, but as we hold onto our inspiration and faith, we find that anything is possible.

As owner, director, producer and writer amongst many other roles (cinematographer, singer/rapper, editor, production assistant, etc.) for Trippy Tran Films and other production companies, I have been continuing the dream and doing my best to complete some of our projects in the balance. Our goal still includes releasing our feature film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown to festivals and audiences worldwide.

I’ve always been open to joining forces with other people in the entertainment industry and our love for creating and connecting will only continue to expand. (We encourage everyone to never lose sight of what they want in life!) Here are some of my own biggest feats, a new entry showcasing 40 Days of Success and determination up to this point in my life. Check back for new entries starting March 1, 2017. Believe in yourself. Believe in others.

– Anthony T. Tran
“Rory Man”
Trippy Tran Films, LLC.


Day 1 – New Music from Trippy T

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True artists are always making music whether it’s publicly released, finalized or not. This image is taken from the photo shoot on location of my new music video TBA (shhh! – details yet to be revealed!) There are a lot of surprises with the new songs and the upcoming Centerpiece EP. Working with celebrity model photographer Chris Anthony of CXL Photography fall 2016 was refreshing. I felt as I could really be myself in this video, now having lived in Los Angeles for almost 3 years and loving the SoCal atmosphere.

You can check out my reverbnation.com/TrippyT page to hear potential tracks for the EP Centerpiece – which is currently in the works and be sure to follow  facebook.com/TrippTMusic


Day 2 – Co-Producer and Cameo Role in Sovereign Entertainment’s Devil’s Point

Throwback to the club scene in the new movie Devil’s Point that I co-produced and made a cameo in with these lovely stars of the film (Alexander Sedlak and Kait Stay). It’s been since 2011, but great things take time. We hope you can’t wait to see this supernatural horror from Sovereign Entertainment and Trippy Tran Films!

Watch the trailer here 


Day 3 – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Post Party Staff (2015-?)

Working Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Post Party Event 2015 & 2016.

Growing up watching Nickelodeon myself, it brought me joy to pump up the youth for their photo op and was in overall exciting to be part of such an exclusive event for a second year in a row.
In 2016, I was teamed up with the basketball photo booth guys and helped kids and families get their star photo moment with their print used as the backboard for a mini-bball hoop and was also given my own hoop.

In 1 week, the Kids’ Choice Awards will be hosted and airing March 10, 2017 on Nickelodeon.


Day 4 – Director of Photography on Long Beach, CA web series MÆRY QUEENS

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Maery Queens – Long Beach with Anthony T. Tran as director of photography.

Working with the cast of Mæry Queens as official Director of Photography on season 1 (available to watch for free) where I worked with MTV Brasil actor Anthony Moore (Malady, Into the Shadows), Kyle Mosonyi  (“Gone” Music Video) and Ashley Hernandez (My Vacation In L.A. – Top 10 Countdown) and of course the rest of the stellar cast involved.

Production took place throughout the month of August 2015 and the first 4 webisodes premiered in April 2016 with a red carpet premier at one of the filming locations: The Silver Fox. I used facebook Live during the event highlighting some of the star moments, interviews with most of the cast and even spoke on stage in front of the audience.

I became so passionate about this project that I ended up writing additional segments to the show with solo confessionals with each character in between episodes that started after episode 4. It also marked my first major role debut in Long Beach and first cinematography role in Los Angeles County.

Watch and subscribe to Season 1 


Day 5 – COEXIST wins Audience Choice award for CMF 2009 in Greater Cincinnati

Winning our first movie award in the city for our horror short COEXIST and pictured with legendary synth-funk group Midnight Star’s Bill Simmons who was also one of my instructors.

In my final project in college at Brown Mackie Cincinnati, I had already directed 3 original shorts and several other music video projects, etc. Before #ObliquityMovie was started, this was the film that encouraged me to continue following my passion as we won an Audience Choice Award for a horror film in 2009! If anyone remembers that Era, horror films were coming out left and right and it was hard to find anything original. To this day COEXIST by @trippytranfilms remains bold, thought-provoking and unique.

Watch the trailer 

Follow the Coexist movie page

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If you feel adventurous and want to see our original website before TrippyTranFilms.com was established, check out our 2008 website http://transistorfilms.tripod.com/index.html


Day 6 – Assistant National Contest Admin for iHeartRadio contests & Clear Channel Media + Entertainment (2011-2014)

Hired at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment AKA #iHeartRadio for 3 years with 3 different job titles for radio nation.

In the birthplace of radio, Cincinnati, OH I had a good friend who saw my passion and ambition for working in entertainment. In 2011, I was hired to run national contests including giving away $1000 more than 5 times a day as well as trips to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in #LasVegas, plus, exclusively with my boss ran the private show #contest for the Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience debut and Miami and L.A. shows and pool parties with America’s top artists.

I then was hired for commercial dubbing then music in production tech. I trained and worked with original members of Blessid Union of Souls I left the job to pursue my film endeavors in #California. Here I’m pictured with KISS 107 FM host Jare E. J and WEBN legend Shroom. Also pictured is the UK’s Morning Parade and Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups in the Coke Lounge. Both great guys to be studio neighbors with. For fun, you can hear my radio voice in our short film #MyVacationInCincinnati

Watch Morning Parade’s “Alienation” music video

It’s not been the same since and I do miss the main jobs I had, especially sending people to big festivals and hearing their excitement when awarding them. The festival played live yesterday on broadcast television.


Day 7 – 27 Bands and Artists on our upcoming film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown

You may not be able to see all 27 bands and artists in this collage, but when we started our feature film debut, we never imagined networking with over 100 bands and artists talking submission, free posters that we’d provide to promote, and even some of the leading acts making a cameo appearance in the film. We ended up collaborating with over 150 people nationwide. Obliquity is a film that drew people in for having a positive outreach, wanting to unite several talents with the idea of us all promoting each other. A true collaboration – especially on the indie front.

When I was 21, I began another attempt at making a feature (my first was when I was 16 for an outrageous parody film The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever) after COEXIST had taken an audience award voted on by college students: the upcoming generation. I created a film that I wanted to resonate with people that went beyond some of the garbage that Hollywood was putting out by making a movie that spoke to the human soul with ideals to open people’s minds and showcase undiscovered talent (some that were well on their way) by bringing forth a colorful connection.

You can check out a list of bands and artists here and on IMDB for a full list of songs and names. The movie track “Obliquity” by ALTERED premiered on WEBN 102.7FM Greater Cincinnati local radio. Two music videos have been made so far for our upcoming psychological thriller including “Empty Minds” by punk rock band Killer Looks and Noise. Check out the work from affiliated bands & artists on our soundtrack and let us know your favorite tracks in the comments section.

See the Killer Looks and Noise music video “Empty Minds”

Watch the new music video from Master T.C. and the Visitors “On My Own”

Watch the new music video from The Radio Broadcast – “Body”

Watch Cheech Mob “Andy Dalton” 

Lyric video for The Upset Victory “Don’t Give Up The Night”

Behind-the-scenes making of the “Empty Minds” music video


Day 8 – Official Videographer/EditorProject SpARCH (STEM) Fundraiser

SpARCHing a new change in our community and across the nation.

Continuing the journey in Ohio back in 2012, I was asked to help bridge the connection between the University of Cincinnati and Hughes High School by filming a crowd-funding video that would kick off the STEM program where college students mentored high school students for their next stages in life in their field by creating an academic bridge. Advocate David Mierke approached me about collaborating, and after a successful meeting, I asked Josh Luckett of EZ World Entertainment to assist me on the production that would soon start a positive spark in education.

Watch the Project SpARCH video

The two of us worked with Dave and Jenna as well as the principal of Hughes High and the director of SAID/DAAP teachers. We recorded a variety of students showcasing their skills regarding architecture and design, math and science as well as their excitement for the program. After the video was featured on indiegogo and facebook, STEM ended up coming to fruition by gaining national attention from Washington D.C. and broadcasts on network news.

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OBLIQUITY Track Premiers on Cincinnati Rock’s 102.7FM WEBN on Native Noise w/ Shroom Tonight

Tonight on Cincinnati’s rock station 102.7 WEBN on Native Noise at 11pm ET – a radio rock show dedicated to bringing local rock artists on the air, Shroom and Nudge will be playing the self-titled movie track ‘Obliquity’ by hard rockers Altered. The song was written for our debut feature film of the same name.

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After working 3 years in radio at Clear Channel aka iHeartRadio, director/writer Anthony Tran moved to southern California to pursue film and finalize the theatrical cut of Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and the Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection. When the movie was being made, we knew we had to have a killer soundtrack.

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Hard rock band ALTERED was excited about the project and began writing and recording the soundtrack-themed title hit ‘Obliquity’ (available on iTunes). The result became an obscure, bellowing, cry through the chaos where both Meyers Cage and Brandon Rubenoff roar “I scream out loud: Obliquity!”Team Roster Production Stills and BTS

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See Altered tracking ‘Obliquity’ in our behind the scenes video playlist.
Altered – Obliquity Behind the Scenes Tracking
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Do The Apple Turnover! 10 More Tummy Ticklin’ Original Vids with TTF Produced Commercials! (Skits Part 2)

Trippy Tran Films - STAR LOGO HiResLast week, we listed 10 skits that have tummy tickling moments and we even listed all related videos including the future soon-to-be PocaHeyHey official, the reincarnate of Pocahontas in today’s society, plus character parodies like Titney Spears, Selena Stop!mez, Marie AntoiNOT!, the MSI “Prom” music video, the hilarious radio spot “Leatherware” and more. Well, you didn’t think it would stop there, did you!? Trippy Tran and Trippy Tran Films have been making professional videos and zany comedy skits since 2007 (and owner/operator Anthony Rory Tran has been writing since he was an itty bitty wittle kid.) Here’s 10 more skits! And look! You don’t have to worry about annoying ads all over the page (besides a select few of our own which we implore you to check up on it.) Also, you don’t have to click a Next page button constantly just to finish the article! It’s all listed below!

#1 Do The Apple Turnover! (Churry Churry)

In 2011, Arby’s was having a Cast Calling contest and Anthony “Rory” Tran aka artist Trippy T was on it. In less than a week, he called his local Arby’s (one with the original cowboy hat – those come few, far and between nowadays!) a flash mob of diverse folks, a killer food rap, a hot beat from Greg Durham aka Godtchie (who collaborated with Tran on the song “Mind ArC” for the COEXIST movie soundtrack – see our movies), the mixing style of Michail Sinenko aka Sonanze and the writing collaboration with Hapless aka J.B. Luckett of Eazy World Entertainment (see his debut music video) who also stars in the video as Tran’s hype man.

The video has gained the most fans and views for on a video for the Trippy Tran Films channel up until recently, now being the 2nd highest video with over 4 thousand views on the Trippy Tran Films channel with the highest count of views being our #2 video… (see below)

See the winner who worked with Owl City here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hidn_LJmTBI&list=PLF83E5ECB13355F92


#2 SIPPY BEARS Juice Bar, Smoothies & Wheat Grass Lemonade

Chef Dan immediately called Anthony Tran about filming commercials for his new business Panda Chefs. He hired Tran to film and edit his commercials from Sushi Bears to Bolly Bears (Indian Cuisine) to the Panda Chefs Shark Tank audition tape sent to ABC as he was being considered, Classy Beading (jewelry making) to Sippy Bears at Findlay Market in downtown Cincinnati, OH. Together, they made promos and tutorial videos to all the delicious exotic ethnic options including the emerging hype of wheatgrass being a new health trend. For some odd reason (that our market research hasn’t full grasped) the Sippy Bears is the most viewed promo and is officially now the most viewed video on the Trippy Tran Films channel at over 6 thousand views! Why do you think that is? Comment and see all the promos below!

Chef Dan with The Hunger Games star Josh Huctherson!

Chef Dan and Josh Hutcherson for Panda Chefs


#3 CONAN! Please Blow Up My Car

In 2010, Conan O’Brien had a contest for everyone in the US to submit their crappiest vehicle video and submit it to NBC for the Conan O’Brien Show. The winner was in the same town the studio was in, Los Angeles, CA where Tran now resides. Too bad his car wasn’t in LA so they could blow it up on site. We might have won!

The selection description on their site mentions:

Working in conjunction with the writers of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’brien” we created this fun promo for the launch of the Lexus HS. From over 3,000 video submissions, Conan picked a winner of the worst car in America who would win the Lexus HS in exchange for his car being blown to bits.

You can see the winner here: http://vimeo.com/29120716


#4 Dorito’s Entry feat. MMA Fighter Chad Hinton

Actor Bobby Long approached Tran about doing a Dorito’s contest entry for the Super Bowl. Always game to collaborate, Tran united a team of people to create a video, and the resources included MMA fighter Chad Hinton and his own daughter in the video! Dorito’s bags spinning around his head by graphic/VFX artist Dan Hollandsworth made this video extremely memorable and a tummy tickler for sure, even if it didn’t win the contest (like most our vids – sad face !) There’s competition out there for sure, but isn’t it really about creating and collaborating to make unique and original videos? MMA fighter Chad Hinton thinks so!

See director/writer Anthony Tran’s “COEXIST” starring Bobby Long – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8PqUbrTaCw coming soon to The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015. Read about the epic DVD release here. Future articles about the double-disc set coming soon.

(Here’s hoping everyone’s still married!)


#5 Ke$ha at LA Pride 2015

Well Ke$ha made a comeback that Saturday night at LA Pride this past year. Tran attended the aftermath and went to the parade; but when we stepped through the gates, there was a lot of trash. Needless to say, it made a funny Kesha’s “glitter trash” parody.

See PocaHeyHey and other skits here – https://trippytranfilms.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/pocaheyhey-10-skits-that-will-tickle-your-tummy-da-rigghhht-wayyyy/


#6 Pimp Cups!

In 2007, Tran started at Brown Mackie College and graduated with an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Audio/Video technology in 2009. The first storyboard project had to be done right, Tran said to himself – and even though the “Object of the Game” assignment was to film an angle, cut the camera and repeat to complete the project, Tran took it upon himself to do a small amount of editing so he could “disappear” from the pimp cups, which when premiered in front of his class, wowed the crowd.

See Tran’s “Drug Deal” featuring Izal Mane and Rel for a DP assignment he lead after he was recovering from being sick for the end of the month for a lighting class project – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB6gQ0zNpo8 and the next video features them as well!


#7 “Get Looney On ‘Em!”

Whilst Tran attended Brown Mackie, they helped film videos for a whole bunch of local Cincinnati artists including big time Showtime music vid (we shot the Goonies video which never was released) as well as Izal Mane and Rel’s old group Cincinnati’s Most Wanted. The students all got to help production, but each student was given the chance to do their own edit for a grade. Above is Tran’s edit. Honestly, Tran got a C+, but looking back at it now, if we had more time, we would perfect the video, but shoot, this is a Looney Tunes anthem for real! How hot is their take on being “looney”. Fresh. Dope. Real. Why are we so underground homies?! Ha.

Video directed by Shawnna Johnson who also currently resides in California. Read her article on Tran and check out her site here – http://producershawnnajohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/anthony-rory-tran-freelance-director/

See Izal Mane’s latest hit music video “Feed A Mouth” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnvkqRic6rk


#8 Radio Shacker!

Once again, another school project makes its way on our list. This hilarious video removed the original commercial’s audio for an assignment to redub the entire commercial. Thinking outside the box, Tran not only wanted to redo all the sound effects, music and voice overs, but instead, rematch it with a lip sync parody vid having Howie from Radio Shack say “can you transfer this cute white pussy to all my friends and family”. Yeah. We went there. See for yourself how well we matched lips and recreated the audio of a popular commercial. Featuring the voice announcer of Jeff Winkelman of Who Productions, Anthony’s main instructor at Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati.

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On July 16, 2015, Tran worked did more for sports as a P.A. on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards post party event! Due to a knee injury from a serving job in SoCal, he wasn’t able to do as much as he wanted, but being at UCLA helping the team at the Lost Child Meet-Up Point and Lost and Found. With film makers Kimbra McCaul and Dustin Young.

Nickelodeon KCS postparty Lost Child Mee-Up Point Sign


#9 A Suphero Birthday Party!

Filming our debut feature Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown came with connecting with our cast and crew, and in this case, actress Tia Casey and members of the rock band The Upset Victory. Together, we celebrated Tia’s birthday wearing superhero costumes made from table cloths and styrofoam masks.

Unfortunately, later in the evening, Tran was jumped by two guys near the band mates car. Tran said “what’s up” to them and the next thing you know, was beaten to the temple with pounding fists for over a minute until his friends left the bar and realized what was going on. It was like a black out. The attack occurred at Bellevue Vets in which there were security cameras and was by a main street off of the Newport exit, but the officer let the attacker go right in front of everyone and didn’t do anything for the ruthless attack. Luckily, only the good memories were captured above and one might call The Upset Victory including the guitarist’s heroic brother for being a superhero at the end of the night.


#10 ACTV Special featuring German Commercial parody, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever Behind The Scenes, Music Videos and more!

Let’s time travel back to when Tran was a senior in high school and was still (and still is) very passionate about film work. He took 2 years of German and was finishing some scenes for The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever after making the MSI “Prom” cover video before and after his Junior Prom and was asked to submit to public broadcasting featuring his works. This special is about 25 minutes and includes a lot of Tran’s earlier work.

A few years later, ACTV in Anderson Township, banned Anthony Tran from airing videos on their public broadcasting saying our work was “too commercial”. When Tran released “COEXIST” after 10pm on public broadcasting, there were some concerns about the majority of elderly people residing and watching the program that the film was so horrific that it might give them a heart attack, said by the chairman. We don’t think our stuff is that explicit, but to each their own! Now Tran is in California and will be making a new special for Long Beach and LA residents to check out his work going along with The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015.


What was your favorite video?! Tell us in the comments below and as always, please follow us, subscribe, like and share! Or we won’t be able to make anymore videos.. ever! Ha. For real though. Seriously. #Support

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©2015 Trippy Tran Films
All original material is owned by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films, LLC.


For more comedy videos, check out professional movies like Wreckfest and My Vacation In Cincinnati which are coming soon to DVD, and of course check out our horror parody from 2005, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever at youtube.com/trippytran and read the article about the film here.

More comedy, skits and vLogs to come!
NEW VLOG show coming soon!
Robbed By A White Man
Sparkles the Flamer
Sarah McClachlan Pita skit
My Vacation in LA – DocuVid

See behind the scenes of Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown now with 50 clips here: 50 BTS Obliquity Clips

To collaborate, email us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

Skits Part 2 (image) TrippyTranFilms.com

Bands! BANDS! BANDS!!!

Here at Trippy Tran Films, not only do we specialize in making unique movie projects (“Wreckfest” anyone?), we have filmed commercials, weddings and live music from the underground to celebrity artists.
View artists/bands on the “Obliquity” soundtrack here.

Check out our list of videos featuring music from several bands/artists – now including our newly releases sessions of Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aubert and Morning Parade performing an exclusive acoustic set at iHeartRadio in Cincinnati, OH.

Please subscribe to both of our channels YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms (professional) YouTube.com/TrippyTran (skits, bands and more) for more videos! “Like” and Share your favorites!

All video work by Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films.
*Artist names with stars* have additional filming by Trippy Tran Films’ crew.

Wallpaper.

Featuring songs: “Hesher”, “Puke My Brains Out”, “Good 4 It” and “STUPIDFACEDD”

ORGY

Featuring “Blue Monday”, “Talk Sick”, “Come Back” and “Fiction (Dreams In Digital)”
Read about how Tran met Jay Gordon in Los Angeles here. With lyrics and review to the Talk Sick EP.

Dir En Grey

The Upset Victory

Performing original music live video – coming soon!
See Tran hanging out with the band and actress Tia Casey for a Superhero Birthday Party!

Silversun Pickups (Brian Aubert Acoustic Sessions & Live Band) – NEW!

Watch the fan girls react to the sessions only on our channel! YouTube.com/TrippyTran
EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE! See a bit from their show below!

“Lazy Eye”

Killer Looks and Noise*

Live Video coming soon!

Linkin Park

See Rory and Brad perform “In The End” at karaoke.

Morning Parade – NEW!

See 2 more rehearsal videos on our channel!

The Radio Broadcast

Dustin James

His original new song “Party Love” to be featured in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown – coming soon
Thanks for 10K views on “Venus”!

KY Kingz

More from KY Kingz with full concert vid coming soon!

Bryce Vine
Tran met Bryce Vine! Check it out!
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LA Boy

See LA Boy and the Tran Man hanging out!

Trippy T*

Watch the 2012 music video!

Plastic Inevitables

THE LOST ART OF

Cincinnati’s Most Wanted*

Zak Waters

Lying In Ruins

See them perform live in My Vacation In Cincinnati available to rent or buy here.
Full live video performance at the Greater Miami River Days festival coming soon!

The Front Runners

(bigger and better videos from The Front Runners coming soon!)

Jess Lamb
(Live vids from Jess Lamb coming soon! Check out these fun skits with Jess!)

Upcoming Music from These Talented Bands/Artists to Premier on our Channel Soon:

  • R.L. Grime (VOID Tour VIP) – coming soon!
  • The Glorious Veins
  • Crime Mob
  • Lazy Ass Destroyer
  • BEER FEST Event (performances by Cheech Mob, Taylor Shannon Band and more!)

Check out our live Hard Summer music festival compilation from summer 2013 featuring Crystal Castles, 2 Chainz, Zedd, R.L. Grime, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and more!

Thanks for checking out Trippy Tran Films!
Please Subscribe to this page and at YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms (professional) YouTube.com/TrippyTran (skits, bands and more)!

Browse this site for our original 7 short films and 2 feature films, plus a whole lot more!

©2015 Trippy Tran Films, LLC.

 

ORGY ‘Talk Sick’ Album Lyrics + Review

Read the short album review at Orgy: Meeting Jay Gordon ‘Sick Talk’ Tour and read the track-by-track review below, including ‘Talk Sick’ lyrics. If it has a ‘(/)’ in the lyrics, it means I’m not sure if that is the correct lyric. I did my best listening intently and I have worked for over 2 1/2 years at iHeartRadio for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment from 2011-2014 working in the music engineering department listening for content before songs would be aired on the radio nationally.

View original posts about our films by using the LEFT side (company pages and featured projects) or RIGHT side bar (articles and featured posts) and enjoy your stay on our website. Thanks for your support!
– Anthony T Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Jay Gordon - Talk Sick Tour 1 - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

TALK SICK

You’ve got some nerve to throw it in my face
Tsunami coming from miles
They want your money, honey
Redlight District to get yourself a taste
Don’t they seem so loving?

Trick or treat and we fade away
Kicked to the curb on judgment day
A pinch of salt in your hater-ade
Just a little bit of torture
Hoping that you’ll blast away

[Hook]
Move a little closer
Listen to the clock tick
Tell me if you want it
Yeah, I can make you talk sick
Move a little closer
Listen to the clock tick
It’s all about control
Yeah, I can make you talk sick

Come fake the fire, desire
Get you higher than high
Fire, fire, desire
Suck you dryer than dry
Just see the sequel
To race you to the steeple
And laugh
But on the bright side
We should bang one last time

On the dream but we scared away
Feed the creeps as you blow L.A.
All the money get all these lames
Got a bullet and a bee sting
Does anybody feel okay?!  (/)
HEEYY!!!! / LAAME!!!

[Hook]
Move a little closer
Listen to the clock tick
Tell me if you want it
Yeah, I can make you talk sick
Move a little closer
Listen to the clock tick
It’s all about control
Yeah, I can make you talk sick/toxic

I can make you talk sick/toxic x2

Trick or treat and we fade away (fade away)
Kicked to the curb on judgment day
A pinch of salt in your hater-ade
Just a little bit of torture
Hoping that you’ll blast away…

But on the bright side
We should bang one last time

[Hook]
Move a little closer
Listen to the clock tick
Tell me if you want it
Yeah, I can make you talk sick
Move a little closer
Listen to the clock tick
It’s all about control
Yeah, I can make you talk sick/toxic

Move a little closer (Move a little closer)
Tell me if you want it, yeah
(I can make you talk sick)
Move a little closer
(Listen to the clock tick)
It’s all about control
Yeah, I can make you talk sick/toxic

I can make you toxic
Listen to the clock tick x2
I can make you talk sick
Listen to the clock tick
I can make you toxic
Listen to the clock tick
I can make you talk sick

Listen to the clock tick…

“Talk Sick” Review:
Gritty, grimy with synth slammin’ and fast shooting melodies, ‘Talk Sick’ revives the vibe we know and love about the creative orgy of sounds giving the band the name they have carried since they were signed to Elementree Records (by Jonathan Davis, lead singer of KoRn) and adds a pretty heavy twist that some may remember from Punk Statik Paranoia while being as original as songs from Candyass such as Fetisha, Dissention and Platinum. If you were to compare it to earlier work, Talk Sick almost  sounds like a raging version of Leave Me Out without all the constant screaming, but with paralyzing dark undertones. Frequently, Jay lays down a sort of rap while the guitars spastically rumble.

The revival of Orgy in this track brings one hell of an opener (Talk Sick is the EP title) so be prepared to chant “I can make you talk sick” almost sounding as if you are saying “I can make you toxic”  and take it however you want. The lyrics here are pure original and pretty outstanding considering it to be a fast-paced rock song.

5/5 – Brings back original Orgy style while maintaining its independent heavy rock sounds with a tempo-changing breakdown that will make you nod your head and hit repeat.

*When I met Jay Gordon at the Sick Talk Tour premiere in LA on 3.21.15, he told me that his favorite track from the album is in fact “Talk Sick”.

Jay Gordon - Orgy live 3.21.15 LA - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

SPELLS

Welcome to a dangerous life
A dangerous ride
A dangerous kiss
Give me all of your attention
Keep up with the class
Or sink with the ship

Uhh
But I can’t put my finger on it
She’s got her lips wrapped all around it
Redbull – give me wings to fly
But the fact is here tonight

[Hook]
I’ve seen the devil has got me in a spell
But I’m not one to kiss and tell
(Kiss and tell)
I’ve seen the devil has got me in a spell
But I’m not one to kiss and tell
(Kiss and tell)

Dig in and heat it up
Talk the small talk
And beat it up
Kiss those lips
And turn to dust
Don’t trust machines
They’re just like us

I can’t put my finger on it
Got her lips wrapped all around it
This spell’s gonna win the fight
But the fact here is tonight

[Hook]
I’ve seen the devil has got me in a spell
But I’m not one to kiss and tell
(Kiss and tell)
I’ve seen the devil has got me in a spell
But I’m not one to kiss and tell
(Kiss and tell)

Speak those spells
And everyone falls
Twisted chicks on alcohol
(Can’t put my- Put my finger on it)

Got her lips wrapped all around it
Twisted chicks on alcohol
(She’s got her – )
(Can’t put my- Put my finger on it)
(Can’t put my finger on it-  Put my finger on it)

[Hook]
I’ve seen the devil has got me in a spell
But I’m not one to kiss and tell
(Kiss and tell)
I’ve seen the devil has got me in a spell
But I’m not one to kiss and tell
(Kiss and tell)

Kiss and Tell
(Kiss and tell)

I’ve seen the devil has got me in a spell
But I’m not one to kiss and tell
(Kiss and tell) x3

“Spells” Review:
The beginning of “Spells” reminds me of the robotic-sung verses of Opticon, but quickly diverts and changes into something even more pleasant and creative. When the chorus comes in and be prepared for it to sneak into your head later in the day like it did to me. Lyrics reflect maybe even a continuation of Fiction (Dreams In Digital) from their 2nd album Vapor Transmission. The electric sounds remind me kind of like the Donkey Kong Country soundtrack (but a lot heavier) and the song will get you ready for all the dancier rock songs that continue to take a darker route all the way to ‘Monster’ while still dishing out sing-a-long anthems.

The production is strong as the bridge plays with vocal filters and effects and kind of glitches out in a well-placed fashion. The final guitar solo is worth the listen as the chorus rings in your head “I see the devil’s got me in a spell / But I’m not one to kiss and tell” and believe me, those words will fall off your lips at some point during your week.

4.7/5
At 3 minutes, the song does its purpose, but parts of it reminded me of things I did not really like in Opticon, primarily the sci-fi-induced static verse presentation in the first few lines, but that’s my personally opinion and I still enjoy most of everything that is created in ‘Spells’. It’s actually grown a lot on me since the first listen and is quickly becoming a new favorite.

Jay Gordon - Orgy live - head tilt - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

SUCK IT

I’m fucked up
It’s a quarter til 3
Looking at you
As you’re looking at me
Pretty baby
I want you to be…
Mine

Of all the suicide girls
I picked you
Because you got a little waist
And a cute tattoo
I want you more
Tonight
You dirty little whore

Don’t fight it
Let me in
I don’t need another friend
We can fuck the night away
Don’t fight it
Let me in
I don’t need another friend
Yeah, we can fuck the night away!

[Hook]
I don’t want to love you
(I don’t want to love you)
‘Cause baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
I don’t want to love you
(Sex and lies is what I do)
Baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
So suck it!

The party’s over
Now the damage is done
Your pain is faced left an impression on my pillow
Talk sick
Sexies/  One I haven’t done (/)
Swervin’ down the 101
You stupid bitch
Just give me some

Don’t fight it
Let me in
I don’t need another friend
We can fuck the night away
Don’t fight it
Let me in
I don’t need another friend
Yeah, we can fuck the night away!

[Hook]
I don’t want to love you
(I don’t want to love you)
‘Cause baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
I don’t want to love you
(Sex and lies is what I do)
Baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
So suck it!

I don’t want to love you
(Suck it! Suck it!)
Suck it…!

Ahah!
I don’t want to love you
(Suck it! Suck it!)
‘Cause I don’t want to love you

[Hook]
I don’t want to love you
(I don’t want to love you)
‘Cause baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
I don’t want to love you
(‘Cause Sex and lies is what I do)
Baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
So suck it!

I don’t want to love you
I don’t want to love you!
‘Cause baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
I don’t want to love you
Se- I don’t want to love you!
‘Cause baby, you’re mistaken that I’m here for you
So suck it!

“Suck It” Review:
Let me just say that as a trashy sex song, the pulsating guitars are going to get stuck in your head as the screaming chant “Suck It!” is repeated. Besides being the most provocative song that Orgy has put out to date yet, reminiscent lyrics like “dirty little whore” will remind you of the song “Dizzy”, the closing on their Candyass album, which may bring back the reason you like Orgy to begin with, but has a vampiric atmosphere going along with the theme of “Suck It.”

When the breakdown comes in, the classic trippy-zoning sounds of all instruments whirl through as Jay repeats “I don’t want to love you” and is one to please. “Suck It” may find its way to being favorited when you don’t want to give a flying suck. His raging vocals may also bring one back to the pre-chorus in “Vague” which makes this rock song stand out on its own, but is evolved while implementing what made them so good as a band to begin with. And these are mostly new members?(Besides vocalist Jay Gordon of course.) BravOrgy! (Bravo and Orgy… I just made that up.)

4.9/5

Jay Gordon - Orgy live mic - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

COME BACK

Bomb breaker
Earth shaker
Like a monkey wrench
A salt shaker
Such a faker
Moon maker
Back breaker
My middle finger’s up for the troublemaker

Via Sada (/)
Get your fix
Double down
Tinsel town
Now drown those tricks

Locked up in the back of the black and white
Took one for the team tonight

You’ve got me curious
Why you’re so furious
Bitch, let your hair down
Shut up and relax awhile

Who pulls ya back
You love to serve (/)
Keeps fucking with your learning curve
Bitch, let you’re hair down
Try hard not to fake a smile

[Bridge]
Now I can make you come back
Anytime I want to (want to… want to.. want to)
Now I can make you famous
Suck it up and take this (take this… t-t-t-take this)

[Hook]
Bitch, go ahead and let it be
You’re gonna make an enemy out of me
Misery loves a little company
So I don’t want a kid ’cause you had my baby (/)
Go ahead and let it be
You’re gonna make an enemy out of me
Misery loves a little company
So I don’t want a kid ’cause you had my baby (/)
Go ahead and let it be

Busy little actress
On the mattress
Your aftermath
Is so disastrous
Darth Vader
Agitator
Such a Jedi with your lightsaber
You’re a-
Soul taker
Living life on your back tonight
You’re a real heartbreaker
Daywalker
Night stalker
Gonna sink in your fangs a little deeper

You’ve got me curious
Why you’re so furious
Bitch, let your hair down
Shut up and relax awhile

Who pulls you back
You love to serve (/)
Keeps fucking with your learning curve
Bitch, let you’re hair down
Try hard not to fake that smile
(Smile…)

[Bridge]
Now I can make you come back
Anytime I want to (Anytime I want to… I can make you come back)
Now I can make you famous
Suck it up and take this (take this… t-t-t-take this)
(Take- Take – Take – Take – T-t-t-Take this!)

[Hook]
Bitch, go ahead and let it be
You’re gonna make an enemy out of me
Misery loves a little company
So I don’t want a kid ’cause you had my baby (/)

Go ahead and let it be
You’re gonna make an enemy out of me
Misery loves a little company
So I don’t want a kid ’cause you had my baby (/)

(Ay!
Baby!)
Now I can make you come back
Anytime I want to (want to..want to…want to..)

Now I can make you come back
Anytime I want to
Now I can make you come back (I can make you come back)
Anytime I want to
I can make you famous
Suck it up and take this
Take this
Take-take-take
Take this

“Come Back” Review:
If you didn’t want another song to get stuck in your head, too late. “Come Back” is one of the catchiest songs on the record with every section of the song offering something new and contorting with different sounds. The pre-chorus especially has an almost soothing 90’s vibe that then switches to some metal-raging angst of Jay telling the person that you’re gonna “come back”, almost being controlling and dominant with the person.

The lyrics seem to say that since he’s famous (or king sh!t), that this person may not be happy, but will enjoy being with him in different ways anyway. I like this song because it’s kind of dancy with a lot of heavy rock at the same time. Lyrically, the ‘dominance’ acts like a narrative and could be interpreted as saying that some people in the industry/music biz may even act this way. It’s a unique and pretty genius song if you ask me which is why it is tied for being one of the most stand-out tracks on the Talk Sick EP and is a personal favorite.

5/5

Jay Gordon - Orgy live CU 2 - mic - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Wide Awake And Dead

Sleeping with your headphones turned up
Looking like a doll
Pillow talk to solve your problems
Another to break your fall

So here we go again
It’s a race to cut ties
The mental hopscotch has got us feeling paralyzed
The thrill of the chase
A loveless embrace
A big chance to twist your faith

‘Cause you don’t care about nothing
Oooo You don’t care about anything

[Hook]
When it rains it pours
Everybody needs to take a little something for the head (Oohhh)
Does it make you feel better wide awake and dead
‘Cause you’re acting like a zombie
(Oh wide awake and dead)
Like a zombie

The sun is out now before we melt to the ground
And all is said and done
One more chance to think it over
Before the wipe out comes

Here we go again (here we go again)
From one fiend to another
We’re perfect for each other
The thrill of the chase
A loveless embrace
A big chance to twist your faith

‘Cause you don’t care about nothing
Oooo You don’t care about anything

[Hook]
When it rains it pours
Everybody needs to take a little something for the head (Oohhh)
Does it make you feel better wide awake and dead
‘Cause you’re acting like a zombie…

When it rains it pours
Everybody needs to take a little something for the head (Oohhh)
Does it make you feel better wide awake and dead
Cause you’re acting like a zombie
(Oh wide awake and dead)
Like a zombie!
Like a zombie!

[Reprise]
When it rains it pours
Everybody needs to take a little something for the head (Oohhh)
Does it make you feel better wide awake and dead
‘Cause you’re acting like a zombie
(Oh wide awake and dead)
When it rains it pours
Everybody needs to take a little something for the head (Oohhh)
Does it make you feel better wide awake and dead
‘Cause you’re acting like a zombie
Ohhh wide awake and dead…

Review:
Wide Awake and Dead was released in 2014 as Orgy’s new single after 2012’s “Grime of the Century” and boy, did it strike a wave with me… a wave of refreshing cool ocean water splashing off some of the distaste I had with certain releases today. (Let me explain. It seems as though there are plenty of talents making moves, but we are force-fed mediocre and limited talents that are making all the moves while starving independent artists have talents that are thrown to the side as if they are a stupid ragdoll with a zombie brain, when in turn, that is what THEY are for not utilizing and celebrating the gift of life and talent in all degrees.)

WAD explains as Jay tells you that “when it rains it pour and everybody needs to take a little something for the head”. Oh oh oh oh oh how fantastic are these lyrics in a world-turned zombified with technology and no appreciation for humanity while many are being manipulated by corporations and industries to only want to like a certain thing, or thinking only on what’s on TV is ‘cool’ (or YouTube nowadays) and people nowadays seem to think that life is about lying and just getting their way and raping the mindsets of others rather than encouraging us to become a better species. Clearly, I like this song, it somewhat even relates to concepts I have put in my film projects at trippytranfilms.com including our soon-to-be-released debut feature ‘Obliquity’, and if I get to talk to Jay and the D1 team again, I will ask to utilize the song in a collaboration. It’s that good. Listen to it now. And go watch the music video. It’s colorful and awesome.

7/5

Jay Gordon - blue trip - Orgy live - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

G FACE

Don’t look so down and out
Built your house
You burned it down
You’re not so innocent now (now)
Just can’t wait to blow this place
Feeling like a basket case
Yeah, we play
Replay
Let me see your G Face

Underneath the broken gown
Live so solid (/)
Broken down
Somehow you’re living a dream
Just like that you’re lost in space
Bitch-slapped in your poker face
Yeah, we play, replay
Let me see your G face

[Hook]
Throw your tips on the table
And let it ride
When the sun comes up
We won’t remember tonight
We jump another capitol
Flat on our faces
And that’s how we play
Replay
Let me see your G face

You’re the captain
Now you’re in control
Your ship is sinking oh so slow
Too late for promises now
All those white girls dance around and sing
Head to toe
And gathering
Yeah, we play
Replay
Let me see your G Face
Into the deep we go
Just how low
We’ll never know
You look to drag us down
Lost a bit of aftertaste
Waking in a windowspace (/)
Yeah, we play
Replay
Let me see your G Face

[Hook]
Throw your tips on the table
And let it ride
When the sun comes up
We won’t remember tonight
We jump another capitol
Flat on our faces
And that’s how we play
Replay
Let me see your G face

Throw your tips on the table
And let it ride
When the sun comes up
We won’t remember tonight
We jump another capitol
Flat on our faces
And that’s how we play
Replay
Let me see your G face

[Bridge]
Let me see your G face!

Another soldier
And they sit and kid
You’re looking good
But you’re feeling the pressure
Another day
Another cut to the head
We look inside
Before they left you for dead
Another soldier
And they sit and kid
You’re looking good
But you’re feeling the pressure
Switching geek (/)
Put your body in check
And that’s how we play
Replay
Let me see your G face (G face! G face!)

Now a pick a place
A face – it needs it (/)
Same poles standing
Like masturbation (/)

[Reprise]
Throw your tips on the table
And let it ride
When the sun comes up
We won’t remember tonight
We jump another capitol
Flat on our faces
And that’s how we play
Replay
Let me see your G face

Throw your tips on the table
And let it ride
When the sun comes up
We won’t remember tonight
We jump another capitol
Flat on our faces
And that’s how we play
Replay
Let me see your G face

Let me see your G face! (Let me see your G face!) x2
G Face
Let me see your G face

Review:
The ‘G Face’ track comes on and when I first heard it, I almost thought the G stood for “gimmicky”, but soon found it to be one of the most unique tracks on the album that never takes itself seriously and stands out on purpose. Even the female background track saying “G face” only once in the entire track makes it worth a listen alone (or is it a guy?), then it switches gears back into the classic Orgy-esque digital trance cooldown at the bridge leaving one wondering – what really is a G face?

With the track being so new, I found it even more likable when I wrote down and intently listened to what Jay Gordon is saying, but still cannot decipher what could possibly be a G face. A guilt face? A goat face? The lyrics mention them being a band partying on tour traveling to different capitols (if I’m hearing correctly) and spending money (tips, or is it tits?) and wanting to see a G face on the replay. At the live show in L.A., Jay shouted out to a girl friend and said something about her knowing what a G face is and liking to make it. Who knows, it’s still early on the release, but this is one helluva jam!

4.9/5

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

MONSTER
(also known as ‘MONSTER IN ME‘ based on the digital download card files.)

(Monster.. Monster)

Surrounded by an army
They love you on the floor
(Maybe they love you… They really love you)
And the blood, sweat and tears
Makes ’em wanting more
(They want you more… They want you more)
Do what you touch (/)
So you want it
You’re ready, willing and able
(Ready, willing and able)
Little girl, don’t be so rude
The way you flaunt that attitude
I don’t need that bullshit tonight
I’m trying to get you in the mood

It’s not your fault
That the bitch in you
Is your enemy
She’s just afraid of the monster in you
The monster in me
The monster in me!

[Hook]
Ohh
How high can we get
So young and dumb
We forget
So innocent
Til we find out
The monster in you
Is the monster in me!

A little bit of torture
A little bit of pain
Na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na In pain

Dead and buried
Must be so scary
To be so underground
(I’ll take you out, I’ll take you out)
Save face with the basic crowd
They want you
Fight your way out
(As you won’t make it down)
Down and out on the Sunset Strip
(Down and out on the Sunset Strip)
Hard as black as your fingertips
(Hard as black as your fingertips)
Don’t look now, but you’ve lost your grip
I’m watching you now
I’m watching you now

It’s not your fault
That the bitch in you
Is your enemy
She’s just afraid of the monster in you
The monster in me
The monster in me!

[Hook]
Ohh
How high can we get
So young and dumb
We forget
So innocent
Til we find out
The monster in you
Is the monster in me!

Ohh
How high can we get
So young and dumb
We forget
So innocent
Til we find out
The monster in you
Is the monster in me!

(The monster in you is the monster in me)

Ahhh
I don’t know another way
To lock you up and throw away
The key is to the kingdom
And the locks of hate unite it babe (/)
In the middle of the night
Theyyyy wanna see
I’m just a monster
Coming for you
So go ahead in your dreams
Think you (/)
If I look over your shoulder (/)
Just ’cause it’s gonna be me  (/)
Just a cold-blooded killer
You’ll never kill the monster in me

Monster
Monster
Monster!

[Reprise]
Ohh
How high can we get
So young and dumb
We forget
So innocent
Til we find out
The monster in you
Is the monster in me!
Ohh
How high
Ohh
How high
Ohh
How high can we get
Ohh
How high
Ohh
How high
Ohh
How high can we get
When the monster in you is the monster in me

Ohh
How high can we get
So young and dumb
We forget
So innocent
Til we find out
The monster in you
Is the monster in me!

She’s just afraid of the monster in me!
He’s just afraid of the monster in me!

REVIEW:
Monster comes on, and it seems as though Orgy just got mainstream all of a sudden, playing with effects like its a requirement until the chorus gives us a curious melody. In most areas, the vocal filters really do work. The bridge is a wild gathering of v effects being sung at you and better when the hook focuses on Jay’s vocals. The song is catchy, and does have a tale to be told, which is something Orgy has done since their debut, Candyass, but can be considered a single for mainstream dance rock to some degree, because it is what radio stations would want to play off of this album. It stands out completely and that may be a good thing.

Everything is pretty much on point, down to being another tale of being around a groupie or someone wanting sex once again in verse 1 or talking about being  on Sunset Strip on Hollywood and a certain concert, perhaps.

Final Review:
It’s a nice wrap up and is very enjoyable, but then we’re left yearning for more Orgy after hearing such a polished final track and wondering what the 2nd EP they release this year has in store, giving such an ambiguous and wild-sounding ending to ‘Talk Sick’. “The monster in you is the monster in me.” Such bold words are quite fitting to be in the end of the track, tying up ‘Talk Sick’ with a 4.9 rating for me.

4.9/5

Album Score: 4.9

Here’s to the next EP being just as enjoyable.

Bassist Orgy live - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Guitarist - ORgy live - photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

Jay Gordon Orgy live - shadow photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films

ORGY live at Whisky A Go Go – Photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films 3/21/15

I spoke to Jay Gordon at their first show of the Sick Talk tour, as formerly mentioned, when I asked if there was another EP coming in which he confirmed is true. I spoke to his tour crew and was told that ‘Talk Sick’ just wrapped up, so they don’t have an official date for the release. Here’s to bigger and bolder things from Orgy continuing now – and on their continuance of releasing fresh music to new generations as well as the ones that grew up listening to them. #jaygordonlivesbitches