The Krelkins (band)
The Krelkins
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DOWNLOADABLE SONGS pencil drawing by Chris Wayan of a being I met in a dream who called herself a krelkin
DAWN'S DREAM: by Dawn Z and Wayan; 2.3MB (MP3 + lyrics), 1999/4/1, a rock song telling a dream
My friend Dawn dreamed she crawled into a dumpster to live, and at last felt at home, secure...
A TOUR OF YOUR BRAIN: by Wayan's brain, 3.4MB (MP3 + lyrics), May 2004, a rock-jig.
A bouncy, lobe-by-lobe musical tour of your brain with Buddha as your tourguide...
GOD: by Mike Marrelli, 3.4MB (MP3 + lyrics)
God tells all! "I admit I've a split personality..."
GAIA'S SONG: by Wayan, 2.1MB (MP3 + lyrics), 2002, an old folk ballad on robotics
Gaia appears in a warning vision. However, she's not addressing humanity, but our silver successors...
PINK EARS: by Mike Marrelli, 2.2MB (MP3 + lyrics)
A sea-chanty mourning how Nic's stuffed bunny fell overboard into San Francisco Bay...
COYOTE SENT ME CASH!: by Wayan, 3.1MB (MP3 + lyrics), a 2007 jazz-rap telling a 1982/10/11 psychic dream.
A true tale proving the Trickster God really will provide. We're lilies of the field!
I WANNA BE: by Mike Marrelli, 3.25MB (MP3 + lyrics)
Tell me--what's your secret desire? Now... can you act on it?

SONGS IN PROGRESS

THE KRELKINS PODCAST

We'll make songs downloadable as we record them. If you have podcatching software like Apple iTunes or iPodder Lemon (free on the Web), you can get new songs automatically, rather than checking repeatedly for new stuff. The Krelkins Podcast is free. It's new, so if you have trouble with it please email us! The Krelkins, a San Francisco band. Left to right: Chris Wayan, Nic Griffin, Mike Marrelli. Photo by Ingrid Larson.


THE BAND

WHO ARE WE?

A San Francisco-based trio of singer-songwriters. Many of our songs come from dreams. Most have three-part harmonies. Some have accordion. Only one has quacking.


Mike Marrelli, guitarist and songwriter for The Krelkins. Photo by Nic Griffin.

WHAT SORT OF MUSIC DO WE PLAY?

We serve the song: each gets the style it needs. Having a signature sound or style restricts a band and betrays the music. We aim for powerful tunes, harmonies, moods, lyrics and stories. Of course, an obsession with quality could itself be labeled a style--but it hasn't yet. We do think a new musical model is brewing here in the Bay Area--polycultural, politically radical, complex, varied, highly personal but respecting the audience--accessible. But this movement is still nameless. Perhaps, at this stage, it needs to be.


WHO IS GOD?

The Beatles, Beethoven and Frank Zappa.
Nic Griffin, drummer and vocalist for The Krelkins, a San Francisco band. Photo by Ingrid Larson.

CONTACT US

Email: thekrelkins@yahoo.com
Phone: (415) 648-4907

NicGriffin.com: Nic's trash fashion

WorldDreamBank.org: Wayan's dream art

WILL WE PLAY FOR YOU?

Why not?

REFERENCES


WHAT'S THE NAME MEAN?

Krelkins are strange beings I keep meeting in my dreams--something like maned, horse-tailed herbivorous greyhounds, or hornless deer-sized unicorns... with opposable thumbs and huge brains. On rare occasions, I've dreamt I am one, a wonderful experience, since Krelkins enjoy life: amiable, sensual, humorous and highly intelligent. Like human shamans, they like to roam between realities. They're not Club Med-type tourists, either--they'll explore bizarre, backward places. They'll even come here.

Anyway, the other band members liked the strangeness of the name--we're not gonna get mistaken for anyone else. Since no one else can spell it.

--Chris Wayan

A krelkin: a sentient herbivore like a lightly built pony with paws not hooves; opposable thumbs on the forepaws.
This is a guest page of the World Dream Bank, a site for dream art, dream stories, dream poetry , and dream music. It even has krelkins.