Venice and Camp Bully

CampBully.jpg Nope it ain’t no fancy schmancy spa. It’s artists, in this case musicians doing what they do best working the crowd on the boardwalk. Today we were greeted by D. Starks with Camp Bully before we even got to the the boardwalk itself. Normally I pretend to speak french and blow them off. I don’t know what it was about these guys but they struck a cord and I had to hear their story.

The better half rolled her eyes and walked away, the kids were mixed as these 3 guys approached with ‘pod’s in hand asking if we wanted a listen. I grabbed the headsets first. I liked it, kinda hip hop (in the band stand days I’d give an 8 outta 10 for danceability) and kinda rappy, without it being totally sexual or violent. Kid safe, or at least safe for my teens.

The rest after the jump.

In talking with D.S, Don Coly and the rest I found out they are family in the best sense of the word. Have a message about success and are having fun. Boy, how many people can say that about what they do?

My teens really liked it. My daughter wanted a copy. I actually spent a bit more than planned but bought all 3 CD’s they had to offer. I really liked the Camp Bully offering. Don’s Remix album was good too, my 10 year old liked it as it was about doing great things.

Don Coly was there sharing the music of Kraze. Interesting techno/dancey stuff, I liked it even though at times it strikes me as the bastard step-child of disco. (Yeah, I was around for that the first time around so I have a reference point). For a parent what I heard was alright. Certainly wouldn’t object to that one tossed in the changer on a Vegas run to see my folks.

It’s a tough world out there. These guys deserve a listen. Nice to see LA owns still striking out and making a name for themselves. If this crazed Dad type is willing to pop for the CD’s and even drop in his CD changer on the long trips you might want to give them a listen too.

Do your own research and decide for yourself
www.myspace.com/campbully
www.kraze.com
www.ankore.com

Pic by me. Get’s bigger.

One Reply to “Venice and Camp Bully”

  1. “Kid safe, or at least safe for my teens.”
    I have walked by these guys many times, and I estimate that, at least 80% of the time, they are approaching or presenting their music to unaccompanied white teenage girls. Just sayin’.

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