In the spirit of the Holiday season, add this one to your list. A Zolarian carol where Earth meets outer space, complete with a rocket-powered sleigh, jingle bells, lasered icicles like none you’ve ever seen, Saint Nick and the elves from Plutonia.
ZX Spirit (Mistletoe Fever) was written by Ygarr Ygarrist in 2009 at Hollywood CA. Vocals, mixed and Produced by Zolar X/Ygarr Ygarrist and Raidii X. You can find it just about everywhere on planet Earth. Enjoy, from Zolar X!
1,000 Nok voo’s (many thanks) to all who participated in our first Zolar X giveaway. Bök ke-ôtu (it was a lot of fun) to connect with xemiz across planet Earth. Congratulations to Michael Francis Matz Jr. and Greg McWhorter. Stay tuned as we plan to have more of these in the future.
"Every night like clockwork, Charlie returned home from work with a case of beer and a bottle of scotch. His partner John Desko always had a bag of weed. The party never stopped. During the first few nights, Charlie sipped scotch and told us how he’d become the black sheep of the Serta mattress empire. We also learned that he was a designer and a fabricator who’d displayed his sculptures at the New York World’s Fair in ‘64. A full-blown alcoholic, Charlie got up every day, went to work, and paid his rent. Luckily, our girlfriends brought us plenty of vittles, and I learned many exciting new recipes involving noodles and potatoes. Occasionally, we ate pizza at the Rainbow or went to Café Figaro’s for soup, salad, breadsticks, and icy pitchers of sangria. Life could have been worse."
Out of This World: The Story of Zolar X
The Memoirs of Ygarr Ygarrist & Zory Zenith (coming in 2021)
A few weeks ago, Ygarr and I decided to add photos to the book, Out of This World: The Story of Zolar X. When we got to Chapter 73, where the band is in Memphis recording at Ardent Studios, we knew an updated pic of the vintage tape from that recording session was necessary. Today, Ygarr pulled out the tapes from the Zolar X archives. Yesterday afternoon I took pics and video as Ygarr sifted through tapes and Zory letters. It's a deep dive into Zolar X history. We can’t wait to share this 6-year project with planet Earth! - Raidii X
The song, Observations of Earth, was written in Laurel Canyon, CA in 2008. Raidii and I knew we had something special and had plans for putting the song on the album Observations of Earth, but for many reasons those plans didn’t materialize.
Fast forward to 2020. You can imagine how the global events that have unfolded in 2020 might look to an observer from another planet. We decided to pull on some of the threads of things that have unraveled around us, not just here in the USA but around the world. And a promotional video launching our masks grew and became something else – part meme, part statement, part observation.
The Zolarian mythology and philosophy is simple yet complex, easy yet hard – racial equality, be aware of your place in the universe, be open but with well-thought out limits, ask the right questions, apply logic with heart – the spoken story of our people from far, far away. We call Earth home and we care deeply. This is our contribution in this moment to what matters.
We’re working on the book today, the memoirs of Ygarrr Ygarrist and Zory Zenith. We originally thought we were going to write three separate books or “volumes” but it has been recommended, from a reliable source, that we combine them. We spent today joining Volume 2 with Volume 1. It’s an interesting collaboration we have – Ygarr and I. He’s the one who lived it and knows it so well that he tends to leave some of the juicy, forbidden stuff out. It’s finding the balance of looking inside his mind/heart yet keeping it real and then putting that into words.