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o. x. reality

by rufus stennis brown

with descriptive lyrics, a story unfolds that's found in everyone: love, madness, a glympse thru fictitious eyes of creeps, dreamers, dominatrices and overtly philanderistic mother thieves; all housed in an ever winding and unpredictable loop of aesthetic
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. awake but tired
1:57 $0.99
2. so be reality
3:40 $0.99
3. going nowhere
2:43 $0.99
4. see her picture
2:46 $0.99
5. kiss goodbye
2:42 $0.99
6. o, May
3:41 $0.99
7. that is me tomorrow
3:13 $0.99
8. this curse
2:43 $0.99
9. arise my love
2:34 $0.99
10. thru my dream
2:43 $0.99
11. bootsa's flute
2:31 $0.99
12. bendiqua brinditrix
3:42 $0.99
13. She Expose
2:47 $0.99
14. meanie
1:54 $0.99
15. tired again of everything
3:01 $0.99
16. the Roosterman
5:30 $0.99
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Album Notes
--produced / recorded / performed by rufus stennis brown. more information on rufus stennis brown see:

this is rufus's latest cd. other cd's soon to come out includes "(femme)" by Mertyl--featuring the vocals of Johanna McKenzie Miller and the tunes of both johanna and rufus.

and "a la la mashina," featuring the music and stylings of Ron Terman for HEaleR's debut cd (sometime in the spring 05).

rufus' interest in classical music and composition has given this "pop" cd an interesting bent with regard to melody and harmony--(track 6 is a good example of that).

his favorite track on the cd is the final track, The Roosterman. It features his wife, Jennifer, on violin and his oldest daughter, Hanna (7), singing back up vocals. The Roosterman is "sort of" a Leonard Cohen type tune--give it a listen (track 16).

rufus highly recommends you enroll in his music appreciation course at kishwaukee college:

Music Appreciation Winter 2004-(all technical syllabi info forthcoming)

Grading: I use a percentage system: 90-100% = A 80-89% = B 70-79% = C 60-69% = D 0-69% = failure.

40% of your grade is based on your daily homework
--you will turn in a lecture review for each lecture
--the lecture review is to be in Haiku format
--the strict Haiku format is as follows:

5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

Raise Your Hand if you still do not know what a Haiku is or need more clarification.

--reviews that aren't about the lecture will not be graded.
--reviews that are not in Haiku format will be marked down

30% of your grade is based on quizzes
--quizzes may occur at anytime and in any way shape or form

20% of your grade is based on 2 CD reviews
--each review is worth 50% of the 20% of the total grade
--in other words, each one is worth a letter grade, essentially.
--one cd must be of "classical" music
--classical includes music of any composer considered
--of the Middle Ages (476-1450); Renaissance (1450-1600); Baroque (1600-1750); Classical (1750-1827); Romantic (1820-1923); Modern (1923 - 1990) ; Post Modern (1990 - 2054)-the case for jazz being consider classical will be judged on an individual basis. In other words, is jazz a classical artform?

Well, anyone? --yes, get your paper out, take notes, chop chop, each class is a week. Yes, time to begin. We can finish this syllabus later. We have a good 3 hours infront of us, let us not grow bored yet... I haven't even talked about Lully yet... just wait, all you'll recall is that I mentioned something about mucus, but, ah, at least you'll recall something.
--CD reviews must be hand written and legible; no more than 2 pages. In any color.

10% is for class participation which includes attendance and classroom behavior. I demand absolute silence when I lecture.

Please address me as "rufus," and always feel free to ask me appropriate questions-both in and out of the classroom:

--this is subject to change
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If you have read this far, congrats you have had a taste of the wonderful being that was Rufus Brown. He was an amazing person and you should check out his music and get a glimpse at the talent the world lost this year.



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Stay some with RUFUS STENNIS BROWN- O. X. REALITY and it will become a true favourate. RECOMMENDED BUY!


O. X. Reality is an amazing work of art. Track 4 (A Kiss Goodbye) is an almost ominous premonition of Rufus. I love each and every track the more I listen to the cd. I wish he was still around to comtinue his passion for music.


it's a great cd it could be no better!
this cd is awsome rufus did a great job with it I really give the Cd 10 stars. order this Today you will be happy with the results.

Kay Shelton

A few days before Rufus died, I passed by his room at Kishwaukee College, and I was struck with a strange feeling that I should stop and say "hi" and that I would not get a chance to do that again. I did not stop, and only now do I understand what that feeling meant.

Life is too short--do not miss out on anything, live without regrets, and never miss an opportunity to stop to talk to someone.



Kate Moan

Love It!!
I bought this CD shortly after I found out that Rufus died. It starts out slow and kinda sounds like Beck, but it picks up. I never knew he had such a deep singing voice! It sounds like he had a lot of fun making it. I wish I could tell him in person... :,(

Frank Marzano

At first listen, he sounds like Leonard Cohen, then you keep on listening and realize he's everything Leonard Cohen still should be: quirky, straightforward and gifted at putting a song together. "Bendiqua Brinditrix" is on a par with The The. "Thru My Dream" is as pretty as anything the Radar Brothers ever recorded.


A listening pleasure
What a great job! It is nice to be able to listen to something that isn't your typical radio stuff. It will always remind me of the free spirit that Rufus was.


A great CD, great flow song to song, bad ass lyrics
A way to really close you eyes again and get what the artist is trying to pass on. quirky mezmorizing riffs, Rufus encompases a variety of variety. A very somber, daring approach at his latest opus!! WELL DONE RUFUS... well done.

John Myers - Kaleidoscope/Kishwaukee College Malta, IL

RIP Rufus Brown
I love this cd, Rufus gave me a copy of this cd to review for the college that he worked at newspaper. It was the end of the semester and I didn't submit the review to the paper on time so it didn't get in. I wish I could have spread the word about Rufus' music. I would always look for him in the halls. Since he left school before I did sometimes I wasn't able to see him. I just wanted to see him one more time. He will be missed, I know I will. I know he is composing a great symphony in the sky. The reincarnation of Beethoven went back home.