Double Toasted Interview and Mayhem Brew Reunion

12990836_10153331243996862_7410693138996648888_nBefore there was God Complex, before Judicious¬†Jason was breaking Guinness World Records, and before “It’s Your Birthday!” exploded all over the internet, there was Mayhem Brew. So much of my musical influence can be traced back to this band we started back in middle school.

On April 10th, 2016 I had the privilege of reuniting with my former bandmates Mark and Joel. We were introduced by our dear friend Elisha and joined on stage by special guests Jordan, Jessica, and Evan. Right before the show I chatted with my good friends Korey and Martin on Double Toasted about God Complex.

For everyone that came to see us play, thank you for making this a night that we’ll never forget.

God Complex

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I’ve Missed the Boat (Poseidon’s Song)

Late nights
With all my friends enjoying life
Thinking
The good times would never end
We had a lot of fun

Lately
It seems like the party is winding down
Friendship
Makes me feel stranded at sea
Everyone’s moving on
And they don’t have time for me

I’ve missed the boat
And it feels so lonely
Everyone has settled down
But I don’t want to give it up

Because the life we once held dearly
Is the life I want to lead

Longing
For lovers that longed to be near to me
Wanting
Nothing more than a kiss
Love was a simple game

Sinking
Deep into currents I’ve never known
Mourning
The life that I thought we would live
It’s time to let it go
Because life has more to give

I’ve missed the boat
And it feels so lonely
Everyone has settled down
But I don’t want to give it up
Because the life we once held dearly
Is the life I want to lead
And it feels so incomplete
Without a strong family
I’ve Missed the Boat (Poseidon’s Song)
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Monk Turner: Electric Guitar, Bass, Shaker, Programming
Jared Grimble: Vocals
Talisse Turner: Crying
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA)

But Then I Got Married (Hera’s Song)

I used to get around
But then I got married
I was the talk of the town
But then I got married

My life was full of smiles
Until I walked down the aisle
Now all I want to do is die
Ohh I used to be so carefree
Sipping wine with the bourgeoisie
But then I got married

I had a lot to say
But then I got married
I used to have fun everyday
But then I got married

I am a hollow shell of who I used to be
I wish that someone would relieve me of this misery

My life was full of smiles
Until I walked down the aisle
Now all I want to do is die die die die
Yeah
I used to be so carefree
Sipping wine with the bourgeoisie
But then I got married
Why did I get married?
Oh it’s too late, I’m married

But Then I Got Married (Hera’s Song)
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Monk Turner: Electric Guitar, Snaps
Christine Gengaro: Vocals
Robert Peterson: Bass, Snaps
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA)

Bad Luck (Hephaestus’ Song)

I’m just a fatalistic fool I’m always getting trampled
(A victim of circumstance)
I want to do what’s right And set a good example
But I never get a chance
Or maybe I’ve just got bad luck

I’m a child of royalty I should have all the answers
(Privilege only gets you so far)
I married a beauty queen But it turned into a disaster
I didn’t stand a chance
Or maybe I’ve just got bad luck

(Baby it’s just part of the plan)
But it’s all too much for just one man
(Your destiny has been determined)
And maybe I’ve just got bad luck
Black cats follow me
Everywhere I go
I wish I could break free
But I’m in the undertow
My fate is written in the stars
I fear a retrograding Mars
Or maybe I’m just stuck
Or maybe I’ve just got bad luck

Solo

(Baby it’s just part of the plan)
But it’s all too much for just one man
(Your destiny has been determined)
And maybe I’ve just got bad luck maybe I’ve just got bad maybe I’ve just got bad
Baby I’ve just got bad luck

Bad Luck (Hephaestus’ Song)
From God Complex
Words by B.A. Monk Turner, Music by B.A. Monk Turner and Chris Warrior
Chris Warrior: Vocals, Organ
Monk Turner: Electric Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA) and Warrior Creations (OC, CA)

A Lone Hunter (Artemis’ Song)

I’m a hunter – working in the jungles at night
My poisoned arrows fly though pale moonlight
No one tells me what to do
Aint got nobody to answer to
I’m on my own and I can do whatever I like

I’m a lone
Hunter
I’m a lone
Hunter
I’m a lone
Hunter
I’m a lone
Hunter

I’m hunter – I’m never gonna be a wife
A man only brings stress, struggle, and strife
And I’d rather be stuck with Hades
Than tied down with a crying baby
I don’t need family interrupting my life

I’m a lone
Hunter
I’m a lone
Hunter
I’m a lone
Hunter
I’m a lone
Hunter

Now I’m not saying
That I’m happy
Or that I planned it this way
I’m just a hunter and hunting is all I know

Hunter
I’m alone
Hunter
I’m alone
Hunter
I’m alone
Hunter
I’m alone I’m alone

A Lone Hunter (Artemis’ Song)
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Emily Mahon: Vocals
Monk Turner: Guitar, Bass, Keys, Shaker, Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA)

A Strong Foundation (Athena’s Song)

Oh Poseidon won’t you put your trident down
Oh Poseidon won’t you put your trident down

Start off with a strong foundation
If you want longevity
You’ve got to have good relations
To create stability

Find yourself a good location
And plant an olive tree
Surround yourself with good vibrations
Trust and honesty

Don’t you get discouraged
It’s easier to say than do
Compromise takes courage
But love will see you through

If you provide the inspiration
It inspires unity
When you start off with a strong foundation
You create community

Don’t you get discouraged
It’s easier to say than do
Compromise takes courage
But love will see you through

If you provide the inspiration
It inspires unity
When you start off with a strong foundation
You create community

When you start off with a strong foundation
A strong foundation
When you start off with a strong foundation
You create community

Oh Poseidon won’t you put your trident down
Oh Poseidon won’t you put your trident down

A Strong Foundation (Athena’s Song)
From God Complex
Words and Music by B.A. Monk Turner
Malynda Hale: Vocals

Adrien Prevost: Guitar
Monk Turner: Bass, Keys, Programming
Recorded at Terrace Studios (Highland Park, CA), Le Petit Putain (Macarthur Park, CA)