American Zen | Level 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy Part 1

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Level 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy Part 1

by American Zen

Kung Fu Cowboy is the fourth LEVEL of Shaolin Zen Buddhism attained by the classic rock band, American Zen, featuring THE HIPPY COYOTE who performs all the instruments and writes all the songs and poetry.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kung Fu Cowboy
3:36 $0.99
2. Boy and King poem
1:06 $0.99
3. Spirit Gun
2:34 $0.99
4. A Lucky Man
2:31 $0.99
5. 33 Bass Players
2:05 $0.99
6. My Life Belongs To Me
2:59 $0.99
7. Elaine
4:39 $0.99
8. Christmas Is
3:33 $0.99
9. Dear Lara poem
8:31 $0.99
10. You're Lazy
2:25 $0.99
11. You'll Find Me
3:03 $0.99
12. Flintridge Fire
5:51 $0.99
13. From Within
2:14 $0.99
14. Horses And Harleys poem
2:36 $0.99
15. King Solomon's Temple Penny Whistle
4:07 $0.99
16. Hiram Abif
2:31 $0.99
17. Kill the Spider
3:18 $0.99
18. I've Been Thinkin'
4:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
Kung Fu Cowboy was about Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote, who is also Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang, which translates to "Spirit Wolf of Truth." As Buddha Zhen, Coyote has founded and launched three entirely different Kung Fu schools. In 1992 he founded the Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu & Taijiquan schools after teaching informally since 1984. In 1996 he launched the Tai Chi Youth nonprofit schools in a dozen locations in Utah. In 2008 Coyote, or Buddha Zhen, launched the Buddha Kung Fu schools which include the 12 Step 12 Week Kung Fu Bootcamp programs and Buddha Tai Chi programs that were very popular with seniors at the YMCAs he taught at for 8 years.

The story of Coyote's Kung Fu development since 1980 will be depicted with photos, stories and graphics in the final draft of Kung Fu Cowboy. The rough draft of this book, Kung Fu Cowboy Original Draft, was completed on February 4, 2009. This book then became the blueprint for the American Zen album, LEVEL 4 = Kung Fu Cowboy.

With Coyote going in so many directions, at the same time, it was a lot of work to sort out a storyline of his life and create a songlist for this album. The Kung Fu Cowboy book took many shapes and contained dozens of poems and lyrics as Coyote laid out his life, then simplified it into several different storylines. The original album song lists are included in the Kung Fu Cowboy Original Draft book.

That following Summer of 2009, Coyote used the gymnasium of Crescenta Valley Park to record his Chinese made, Pro Drums drumset. With his ProTools Mbox system and two microphones, Richard Del Connor produced a unique drum sound for the Level 4 = Kung Fu Cowboyi album. Rather than putting one microphone to the left and the other to the right, Richard invented another way to record drums.

Record producer Richard Connor placed packing blankets on the linoleum floor with a cardioid microphone 8' in front of the kick drum. The other microphone, a condensor microphone, was placed up about 10' where it could pick up the tom toms, snare, and high hat. The recorded drums sound really cool--and huge like John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.

The remaining instruments were recorded in Coyote's crappy apartment when his neighbors were gone to work and the next door neighbor's air conditioner wasn't running. This was a difficult album to record, without sound isolation. Coyotes foam mattress was used to seal off the windows... and the poetry and most of the vocals were recorded in the Montrose apartment closet...



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