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

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

TODAY'S NEW 313 CARTOON/MOVIE: "THE ORIGIN OF RAISINHEAD & NUTHEAD." - June 3, 2008

TODAY'S NEW 313 CARTOON/MOVIE: "THE ORIGIN OF RAISINHEAD & NUTHEAD." MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO A.K.A MATTHEW MCR ELLISON II 2008 COPYRIGHT.

TODAY'S NEW MOVIE: RAISINHEAD, NUTHEAD & THE RUBBASTOMACH IN: "DETROIT HEROES". MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO A.K.A MATTHEW MCR ELLISON II 2008 COPYRIGHT. - May 19, 2008

QUO VADIS: THE TRUE URBAN HAIRCUT!! - May 15, 2008

A QUO VADIS IS A HAIRCUT THAT IS VERY POPULAR IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY. AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT IS MY FAVORITE HAIRCUT AND THE ONLY ONE THAT I WEAR. THE HAIR IS CUT VERY LOW ALMOST BALD. IT IS LOW ALL OVER. SOMETIMES, IT IS CUT LOW WITH A FADED LOOK. THE HAIRCUT IS OUTLINED ON THE EDGES.

SOMETIMES, THE QUO VADIS IS WORN WITH WAVES (BRUSH WAVES). BACK IN THE DAY, PEOPLE USE TO PUT PARTS IN THEIR HAIR. NOWADAYS, SOME OF THE YOUNG CATS CALL THIS HAIRCUT A BALD FADE OR A LOW CUT. OLD CATS & REAL DEEP BROTHERS & SISTERS (THAT KNOW A LOT ABOUT THE CULTURE) STILL CALL THE HAIRCUT BY IT'S REAL NAME: "QUO VADIS".

OTHER RACES WEAR THIS HAIRSTYLE TOO. IT IS MADE POPULAR BECAUSE OF URBAN & HIP HOP CULTURE.

MY DAD IS A LICENSED MASTER BARBER. HE IS A MASTER OF THE QUO VADIS HAIRCUT. HE CUTS MY HAIR.

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

TODAY'S NEW MOVIE: "THE 313 DOWNRIVER ZOMBIE DINOSAUR SHAKEUP!!" - May 8, 2008

RAISINHEAD & NUTHEAD IN: "THE 313 DOWNRIVER ZOMBIE DINOSAUR SHAKEUP!!" MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO 2008 COPYRIGHT.

TODAY'S NEW MOVIE: "313 LOOSE BURGER BRAWL! THE MEAN STREETS OF DETROIT!" - May 6, 2008

"313 LOOSE BURGER BRAWL! MEAN STREETS OF DETROIT!": STARRING MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO, THE RUBBASTOMACH, RAISINHEAD & NUTHEAD. 2008 COPYRIGHT MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO A.K.A MATTHEW MCR ELLISON II.

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO: LIVE AT THE FUTURE GALLERY. FALL 2007. - April 30, 2008

TODAY'S NEW MOVIE: "THE ACTAFOOL SHOWOUT BIG PAYDAY!!" STARRING "RAISINHEAD" & "NUTHEAD"!! - April 28, 2008

NEXT FRIDAY & EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH!! - April 25, 2008

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D-FUNK WORLDWIDE!! D-FUNK WORLDWIDE!! - April 21, 2008

ONLY FOR THE FUNKY PEOPLE!! - April 21, 2008

THIS SUNDAY!! - April 16, 2008

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IT'S HERE!! ELECTRICOTTOSFUNKFACTORY ISSUE #1: DVD ANIMATED SERIES!! - April 11, 2008

ELECTRICOTTOSFUNKFACTORY.COM ANIMATED SERIES DVD IS OUT NOW! WATCH THE #1 CARTOON WORLDWIDE WITH THE D-FUNK SOUNDTRAK!! THE ONLY CARTOON ON THE PLANET ABOUT "DETROIT FUNK CITY"!!

7 FULL LENGTH EPISODES!! GET YOUR COPY NOW! LIMITED EDITION SO HURRY! ONLY $12.50 AMERICAN. POSTAGE & HANDLING INCLUDED. GO TO THE BUY SECTION ON THEN GO TO THE "CONTACT" SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME ON THE MYSPACE SITE!

CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR PAY PAL ONLY.

PEACE & CONEY ISLAND GREASE!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

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TODAY'S CARTOON/FILM: "THE STORY OF MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO!!" WATCH IT!! - April 10, 2008

"THE STORY OF "MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO!!" SHORT FILM BY "MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO" A.K.A "MATTHEW MCR ELLISON II" 2008 COPYRIGHT.

PSALM 26 - April 9, 2008

TODAY I STUDIED THIS SCRIPTURE. I FEEL GOOD AFTER STUDYING THIS PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE. I UNDERSTAND THAT AS CHILDREN OF GOD WE MUST TRUST IN THE LORD AND BELIEVE HIS WORD AND NOT DOUBT HIM.

I ALSO UNDERSTAND WE MUST NOT LISTEN TO HATERS. MAN, I CAN REALLY PREACH ON THAT!! I GREW UP WITH A LOT OF HATERS. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY I GREW UP WITH A LOT OF HATERS.

BROTHERS & SISTERS DO NOT LISTEN TO EVIL PEOPLE!! PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE LORD IN THEIR LIVES ARE FILLED WITH DARKNESS. THESE PEOPLE WILL TALK NEGATIVE TO YOU WHEN THEY SEE YOU DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE AND LIVING BY FAITH. YOU HAVE TO TRUST IN GOD ALWAYS!! YOU HAVE TO FOCUS ON THE INSTRUCTIONS HE HAS PUT IN YOUR LIFE AND NOT LISTEN TO HATERS & HYPOCRITES!! I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE OF LOT OF THE PEOPLE I'M TAKING ABOUT I AM DIRECTLY RELATED TO AND AGAIN, I GREW UP WITH THEM.

REMEMBER THIS, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST GIVES US LIFE. HE IS THE ONE CALLING THE SHOTS. EVERYTHING THAT THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY SAID, SAYS, HAS SAID AND WILL SAY WILL COME TO PASS. WE MUST ALWAYS WALK IN HIS WAYS!!

ALSO, REMEMBER THIS, WHEN THE HATERS & THE HYPOCRITES START RUNNING OFF AT THE MOUTH, REMIND THEM (OR REMIND YOURSELF) WHO WOKE THEM UP. THEY DIDN'T WAKE UP THEMSELVES.

PEACE & GOD BLESS.

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO

TODAY'S EPISODE: "THE CAR DEALER MUST DIE!!" WATCH IT HERE!! WATCH IT NOW!! CLICK THE SCREEN!! - April 8, 2008

NO MORE "STUPID STICKMAN": - April 8, 2008

A LONG TIME AGO, I CREATED THE CHARACTER "STUPID STICKMAN". I WILL BE DOING A MOVIE ABOUT THE REASON WHY MY CHRACTER "MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO" USED THE NAME "STUPID STICKMAN" AS CODE NAME & HOW THIS NAME CAME TO BE.

IN THE MEANWHILE, I WILL EXPLAIN BRIEFLY ABOUT THE "STUPID STICKMAN" NAME/CHARACTER.

I ORIGINALY MADE THE CHARACTER AS A COMIC RELIEF TO THE MAJOR CHARACTERS IN THE MY STORIES AT THE TIME. THIS WAS BACK WHEN I WAS IN THE 8TH GRADE. AS TIME WENT ON, I REALIZE THE CHARACTER WAS ME AND JUST LIKE ME HE WAS MISTREATED AND MISUNDERSTOOD BY EVIL & IGNORANT PEOPLE. I ALSO I REALIZED THAT THE CHARACTER DIDN'T HAVE ANY SUPER POWERS. HE SIMPLY WAS A SKINNY BLACK YOUNG MAN. IN REALITY, HE DIDN'T NEED "SUPER POWERS" BECAUSE HE WAS A VERY GIFTED & INTELLIGENT YOUNG BROTHER AND REALLY HE WAS THE STRONGEST CHARACTER IN THE STORY BECAUSE HE WAS HIMSELF AND TRUE TO HIMSELF. HE WAS ALWAYS HIMSELF AND NOT WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT HE SHOULD BE.

AT THE TIME, I KEPT THE NAME "STUPID STICKMAN" BECAUSE I WANTED PEOPLE TO SEE IN MYSELF AND THE CHARACTER AS WELL THAT I AM POWERFUL AND I DON'T HAVE TO PUT ON A ACT FOR PEOPLE. I HAVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN MY LIFE. HE CREATED ME THE WAY HE WANTED ME TO BE AND SINCE HE CREATED ME THE WAY HE WANTED ME TO BE, I'M SOMEBODY SPECIAL. A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT I WAS STUPID OR CRAZY (INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBERS) BECAUSE I DID NOT GO ALONG WITH THE CROWD AND I CHOSE TO BE MY OWN PERSON. BUT NO MATTER WHAT THEY THOUGHT, I CHOSE TO BE MY OWN MAN NO MATTER WHAT.

NOW I'M MORE SPIRITUAL, OLDER AND HAVE MORE WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE. EVEN THOUGH BACK THEN I WAS TRYING TO MAKE A POINT WITH "STUPID STICKMAN" CHARACTER, I DON'T LIKE THAT NAME ANYMORE. I REFUSE TO ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH THE WORD "STUPID". THEREFORE THE CHARACTER FORMERLY KNOWN AS "STUPID STICKMAN" WILL BE CALLED "MCR".

PEACE & CONEY ISLAND GREASE!!

MCR/ELECTRIC OTTO
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"TODAY'S NEW EPISODE: "DRESS TO SWEAT!!" WATCH IT HERE!! NOW!! - April 7, 2008

THE DOUBLE FEATURE!! BE THERE!! - April 6, 2008

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TONIGHT AT SAKANA!! NO COVER!! - April 4, 2008

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TODAY'S NEW MOVIE: "ELECTRICOTTOSFUNKFACTORY.COM" - April 2, 2008

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