The fork, the spoon, and the knife

by David Allie

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THERE ARE A COUPLE REASONS AS TO WHY I ENTITLED THIS PROJECT THE WAY I DID. FROM LOOKING AT THE COVER YOU CAN ASSUME THERE IS A MEAL ASPECT TO IT FOR MUSIC IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE WAYS I EAT (ALTHOUGH IF I WERE TO DEPEND ON JUST MUSIC TO EAT THE PROJECT WOULD BE MORE APTLY TITLED “GAS STATION BURRITOS AND VALUE MENUS”).

I ONCE HEARD THE GREAT WRITER AND ACTIVIST NIKKI GIOVANNI SPEAK, AND ONE OF HER WORDS OF WISDOM WAS “PLATE YOUR MEALS”. WHAT I TOOK FROM THAT IS NOT ONLY THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR TIME AND THE PROPER PREPARATION WHEN EATING, BUT ALSO ENJOY THE MOMENT. TOO OFTEN I’M THINKING SO MUCH ABOUT THE NEXT MEAL THAT I ALMOST FORGET TO CHEW THE MEAL I’M CURRENTLY HAVING. MY SONGS ARE OFTEN JUST AS MUCH A REMINDER TO MYSELF TO LIVE IN THE NOW.

THE THIRD MEANING AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEANING TO MYSELF DEALS WITH CHOICES. ”THE FORK” REFERS TO THAT PROVERBIAL FORK IN THE ROAD WHERE YOU CAN EITHER GO LEFT OR RIGHT. I’VE HAD MY SHARE OF VICES AND STILL DO, BUT I FEEL THAT HONESTLY EXPRESSING MYSELF THROUGH MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY SAVING GRACE. THE SONG WITH THIS TITLE DISCUSSES THE MIND STATE OF DECIDING WHICH DIRECTION TO HEAD. “THE SPOON” PLAYS OFF OF THE FORK IN THE OUTCOMES OF ACTIONS. SOMETIMES IF YOU GO LEFT OR RIGHT YOU END UP IN THE SAME PLACE. LIFE CAN HAVE A VERY CIRCULAR NATURE AND THE SHAPE OF THE SPOON EMBODIES THAT. THIS SONG DEALS WITH GETTING AWAY FROM THE NEGATIVE. ”THE KNIFE” PLAYS ON BOTH “THE FORK” AND “THE SPOON” IN THE FACT THAT SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA CUT THROUGH THE BULLSHIT AND CHARGE STRAIGHT AHEAD. THIS SONG DEALS WITH BEING YOURSELF NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE.


I’LL LEAVE YOU WITH A QUOTE THAT I ONCE HEARD FROM THE LEGENDARY PRINCE WHIPPER WHIP OF GRANDWIZARD THEODORE & THE FANTASTIC 5 FAME. ”CALL ME WHATEVER YOU WANT… JUST DON’T CALL ME LATE FOR DINNER.”

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released March 1, 2014

"The Fork" and "The Spoon" Produced by PushLevel
"The Knife" produced by Jesse Cohn
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Eddie Logix

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David Allie Detroit, Michigan

David Allie comes from a good family, he has lived in the suburbs, went to college, and graduated. However, he has his struggles like everyone else. He recalls a time when it didn’t matter where you were from, what crew you were down with, how many times you were shot, how many drugs you sold, how much money you made, or how real you kept it. BE YOURSELF AND LET THE MUSIC BE. ... more

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