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MATTHEW MCR ELLISON II B.K.A MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO: NEWS

MORE DAILY D-TOONS!! - September 17, 2008

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MORE DAILY D-TOONS! - September 17, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON - September 17, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON! - September 16, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON! - September 16, 2008

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STAYING POSITIVE. - September 15, 2008

AYO, LIKE A LOT OF MINISTERS SAY, WHEN THEY PREACH TO PEOPLE, THEY ARE ALSO PREACHING TO THEMSELVES. SO ALL YA'LL VIBE OFF THIS.

I REALIZE NOW THAT I HAVE TO BE TOTALLY SUBMISSIVE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY AND OBEY ALL OF HIS COMMANDMENTS & BELIEVE IN THE WORD OF GOD 100%! ALSO, I HAVE TO BELIEVE IN MY PRAYERS AND THROUGH GOD ALMIGHTY, BELIEVE IN MYSELF.

THROUGHOUT MY LIFE, I HAVE MET A LOT OF HATERS. A LOT OF THEM ARE RELATED TO ME. THE ONES RELATED TO ME HIT ME THE HARDEST.

NOW, I DON'T LET THAT JUNK BOTHER ME. I REALIZE NOW THAT WHAT THE LORD GOD BLESSES, NO MAN CAN CURSE, AND WHAT THE LORD GOD CURSES, NO MAN CAN BLESS. THE SAME PEOPLE HATING ON ME DIDN'T WAKE THEMSELVES UP THIS MORNING NOR DID THEY WAKE ME UP.

WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY PEOPLE IS TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BE POSITIVE! ENJOY YOUR LIFE! LIVE YOUR DREAMS AND HAVE JOY! BE YOURSELF! DON'T LET THE HATERS & HATING FAMILY MEMBERS OR WHOEVER THROW SALT IN YOUR GAME.

ALSO, THIS CAT TOLD ME THIS THIS PAST WEEKEND, "IF YOU CAN'T BE YOURSELF AROUND YOUR "FRIENDS", MAYBE YOU HAVE THE WRONG FRIENDS".

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

MORE DAILY D-TOONS!! - September 15, 2008

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MORE DAILY D-TOONS! - September 15, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON! - September 15, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON! - September 12, 2008

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RUSSELL FREE FEST POSTPONED!! - September 12, 2008

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FRIENDS & ENEMIES - September 12, 2008

IN MY LIFETIME, MOST OF MY ENEMIES HAVE BEEN BLOOD RELEATED.

IT'S MESSED UP, I HAVE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE HATE ME AND TEAR ME DOWN THAT HAVE THE SAME DNA AS ME.

I USE TO HAVE A LOT OF HATE AND BITTERNESS ABOUT THIS TYPE OF STUFF. MOSTLY BECAUSE, WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO SERVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, LIVE RIGHT AND MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE, YOU GOT THESE "FAMILY" PEOPLE KICKING YOU IN THE FACE.

GOD BLESSED ME TO CREATE A LOT OF THINGS TO ESCAPE THE NEGATIVE AND TO HAVE A BRIGHTER PESPECTIVE ON LIFE.

I GAVE MY LIFE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WHEN I WAS 12. HE IS MY BEST FRIEND. HE BECAME MY FAMILY. IF IT WASN'T FOR HIM, I WOULDN'T BE HERE RIGHT NOW OR WRITTING THIS.

I HAVE LEARNED TO BE MORE PRAYFUL, HUMBLE AND TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST MORE. I HAVE LEARNED TO FORGIVE AND PRAY FOR PEOPLE. I REALIZE THE BEST THING TO DO IS PRAY FOR PEOPLE AND LET GOD HANDLE THEM. WE MUST TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND LOVE OUR ENEMIES. WE MUST PRAY FOR PEOPLE WHO TREAT US BADLY AND ARE MEAN TO US.

WHEN YOU HOLD ON TO ANGER AND RAGE, IT WILL DESTROY YOU AND DISTORT YOUR VISION. IT WILL WARP YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE. INSTEAD OF SEEING THE GOODNESS GOD HAS FOR YOU, YOU WILL FOCUS ON THAT HATRED, RAGE AND IT WILL LEAD YOU INTO DARKNESS.

STAY IN THE LIGHT. STAY POSITIVE. PRAY. LOVE.

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

DAILY D-TOON TWO. - September 11, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON - September 11, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON! - September 10, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON! - September 9, 2008

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DAILY D-TOON! - September 9, 2008

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CHECK OUT THE NEW ROBO ROBB & MOON CHILD ALBUM: SAVE THE MUSIC!! - August 16, 2008

THE ALBUM IS FANTASTIC!! YOU NEED TO GET IT TOO!! I GOT TWO COPIES!!

ROBO ROBB GOTS THE UNIQUE FLOW & MIC SKILLS!! MOON CHILD HAS THE SUB ZERO ICE COLD BEATS!! PLUS THE ALBUM FEATURES MANY OF THE SUPERSTARS FROM THE MITTEN (MICHIGAN THE LP). SOME OF THE SUPERSTARS FEATURED ARE: D ALLIE, T-MC GEE & EMILY ROSE.

I AIN'T TRYING TO BRAG BUT I'M ON THE ALBUM TOO: I'M KEEPING A LOW PROFILE ABOUT IT AND THIS IS WHY. ROBO ROBB & MOON CHILD DESERVE ALL THE DIRECT ATTENTION ON THEIR MASTERPIECE!! I'M HAPPY THAT THEY INVITED ME TO BE A PART OF THEIR VISION. WAY TO GO FELLAS!!

AYO, YA'LL BETTA CHECK THAT CD OUT!! YOU CAN FIND ROBO ROBB & MOON CHILD IN MY TOP 40 FRIENDS ON MY MYSPACE PAGE.

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

I JUST HEARD GUNSHOTS OUTSIDE. - August 16, 2008

THIS IS NOT A JOKE.

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

NEW MONSTERS & NEW STORIES!! - August 13, 2008

AYO, I GOTZ SOME MAD IDEAS I'M BOUT TO LAY DOWN ON THE PAPER! I'M TAKING IT BACK TO OLD SCHOOL ON THESE NEW VISUALS BUT WITH A NEW SCHOOL TWIST!!

BE ON WATCH!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

IN THE STUDIO. MORE MONSTERS COMING!! - August 11, 2008

EVEN THOUGH, I HAVE BEEN BURNED OUT & STRESSED OUT, I AIN'T GOING OUT!!

THINGS HAVE BEEN REAL TIGHT LATELY, BUT I'VE BEEN MAKING THE BEST OF IT AND ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES!!

SO MORE MONSTERS ARE COMING, I WILL EXPLAIN LATER, GOTTA RUN! PEACE!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

THE DETROIT HEROES. - August 6, 2008

YEP, IF YOU BEEN WATCHING THE MOVIES, "THE CHESTNUT BROTHERS": "RAISINHEAD" & "NUTHEAD" ARE HEROES. REAL HEROES. HOOD HEREOS!! YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE VILLIANS? WE ALL HAD YOU FOOLED!! HA HA!!

AS WITH MANY OF US HERE IN THE D, WE ARE TIRED OF THE GARBAGE IN OUR COMMUNITY!! INSTEAD OF LETTING THE BAD THINGS MAKE US BAD & MAKE OUR LIVES WORSE, WE ARE PUNCHING THE BAD THINGS IN THA FACE AND BREAKING THEIR NECKS!!

OR TO SAY IT PREACHER LIKE: "IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY, WE ARE STEPPING ON THE DEVIL'S HEAD & CASTING HIM OUT!!"

"RAISINHEAD" & "NUTHEAD" ARE DOING THE SAME THING!! THEY ARE FIGHTING EVIL HEAD ON AND EXECUTING IT!! THEY ARE MAKING THEIR COMMUNITY BETTER!! THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR A BETTER DETROIT!!

"DETROIT FUNK CITY" WORLDWIDE YO!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

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WHATUP PEOPLE. - August 6, 2008

AYO, IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I WROTE ON THIS THING. BEEN REAL BUSY. ON THA GRIND. TYPICAL DETROIT LIFESTYLE STUFF.

I HOPE ALL YA'LL ARE LOVIN THE ANIMATED TOONS. MORE ARE COMING. AS SOON AS I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I GOING TO MAKE THE NEXT COUPLE OF EPISODES.

ON ANOTHER SUBJECT, I REALLY NEED TO GET SOME R & R. PLUS, I NEED A VACATION.

YOU KNOW WHAT, WRITTING THIS MADE ME FEEL BETTER! STAY TUNNED! I GOT SOME STUFF COMING FOR ALL YA'LL!

PEACE & CHILLI CHEESE FRY GREASE!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

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NEW FILM: "THE ORIGIN OF RAISINHEAD & NUTHEAD-PART 2" MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO 2008 COPYRIGHT.< - July 18, 2008

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GEARWIRE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW!! - July 14, 2008

*HERE IS A ROUGH DRAF COPY OF THE INTERVIEW. I WILL POST THE FINISHED INTERVIEW ON THE WEBSITE IN THE PRESS SECTION WHEN IT'S DONE. PEACE & CONEY ISLAND GREASE!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

Otto,

No worries. I will just include the questions here and please feel free to fill them out when you get a chance.

Thanks again!

-Bill



1. What type of bass are you using?

I use a 2003 Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass (handcrafted in Japan) on my First 7 Albums. It is the Main Bass I use in my Music & in My Live Performances. It is also my favorite Bass. I plan to buy two more.

I also use a 1960's American Fender Fretless Jazz Bass (Modified with Bartolini Pickups) on some of the tracks on Albums 8 and 9 (currently unreleased). I am releasing those two albums along with album number 10 this summer. I use this Bass on certain tracks to create a different effect/vibe/sound. I this Bass sometimes in my Live shows also.


2. What type of amp do you use? For my live shows, I use a Ampeg BA 210. I run my Bass Guitar, DR-770 Drum Machine and my BP 200 Modeling Bass Processor though it. It's a Thunderstorm in a Box!!

3. Your style seems to combine elements of funk and Detroit Techno. What influenced that style choice?

I am from Detroit. Born and raised. In Detroit, you are exposed to everything musically: Gospel, Funk, Soul, Techno-Hip-Hop, Jazz, You name it. I grew up hearing all that and more. Plus, Detroit is the Birthplace and capital of many musical genres and movements of music.

But to anwser your question specifically, Funk Music is combination of every form of Black Music Fused together. Funk gave birth to many forms of Underground Music: Techno, Hip-Hop, House, and On and On. What I did was fuse all of the New Music birthed from the Funk back into the Funk. I fused that with all the Detroit Music and took it the Future and created a Futuristic Detroit Funk. I call this music NEO-DETROIT FUNK or D-FUNK (for short).

4. How do you go about recording and distributing your tracks? I record, produce, print, edit, engineer and master everything in my company studio: Electric Otto's Funk Factory. I play all of the instruments on my recordings. I use a combination of past, present and futuristic instruments.

I use the online/internet distrubution to distrubute my Hard Copy CD's and my digital copies/downloads to all the online music stores such as: I-Tunes, I-Tune Europe, E-Music and all the others.

5. You do a lot of illustration and video work that coincides with your music. How do you incorporate those elements into a live setting?

Easy, the music is the soundtrack to the visual work and the Artwork is the Visual to the Music. They are one in the same.

My shows are a combination of an Artshow, Concert, Movie and Performance Art. I have my Cartoons/Films playing on the stage when I perform. Plus there are Monsters and Robots all over the Stage, some of them move around. I also have my Artwork hanging all over the walls. Plus I Dance and Do Martial Arts in the Live Shows. It is a multimedia experience hitting all the senses.

6. Your illustrations are made up of fictitious characters who occupy the city of Detroit, yet there is truth in many of these cartoon personalities. Tell me about the story of your characters.

The characters are all products of their enviroment. Products of Detroit. It's so much going on in Detroit and everything that is happening here produces energy. All of this energy is turning the citizens into Monsters.

Now the Monsters have a choice. They can choose to be Good and make their enviroment/community better or they can choose to be Evil and make it Worse. The stories are based off the lives of people that I see everyday. The point that I'm trying to get across people with the Characters/Monsters is that "You choose what to do with you!"

The stories are surreal in nature and are a combination of different creative elements and experiences that I've encountered in Detroit (and still encounter on the daily) and from different experiences in my life. Detroit is an Underground City. Actually, it like two cities combined in one. The commercial/mainstream side and Underground Detroit (that is another story). The Underground is where the true essence of Detroit is and there is so much Culture and Creativity in Underground Detroit!! There is a lot of stuff here!!

The stories are influenced by a lot of different elements. You can read more about these elements on my website: ELECTRICOTTOSFUNKFACTORY.COM



What is the end goal for your musical pursuits?

I MUST PROTECT "DETROIT FUNK CITY"!! MUST MAKE ROBOTS!! MUST MAKE MORE ROBOTS!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO
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