Gary Llama

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Gary Llama
Birth name Gary Longest, Jr.
Born (1979-06-05) June 5, 1979 (age 37)
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Genres Punk rock, electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, engineer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, synthesizers
Years active 1990s–present
Labels OVOLR! / Debackle
Associated acts Mineral Writes, Fbox, Silence Is Suicide, Imagination Society, Cinema Society, 500$fine

Gary Llama (born Gary Longest, June 5, 1979) is an American musician and recording engineer from Richmond, Virginia. He started playing music in the 1990s Richmond punk rock community with the band 500$Fine. In the early 2000s, he began recording solo work under various aliases and releasing them on his label, OVOLR! / Debackle.[1]

As an author, He has written books and zines, generally with a political undertone.[2]

In the 2000s, he worked as recording engineer and mastering engineer working with bands such as Down to Nothing [3] and Dave Brockie Experience [4]

He has also worked as an activist regarding the treatment by police of those with mental health concerns.[5]

In 2016, he formed the group Mineral Writes with rapper Timbo King.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

as Gary Llama[edit]

  • V / V (2013)
  • A Conversational Style Of Living (2013)
  • New Folk (2014)
  • All The Punk Rockers (2014)
  • A Long Road Ahead (2014)
  • We Always Resisted (2014)
  • Just Feel (2015)
  • A Catalog Of Around Me (2015)
  • The Beauty Of Music (2016)

as Imagination Society[edit]

  • Folded Flag Remix (2014)
  • Imagination Society (2014)
  • A Song of Possibilities (2014)
  • Bearbao (2014)
  • Here, Before (2014)
  • Misi (2014)
  • III (UNTITLED) (2014)
  • the rev and the bell (2014)
  • System (2015)
  • System II (2015)
  • Firecracker (2015)
  • Fifth (2015)
  • WTF Remix with Ben FM (2016)
  • Ben FM God Is A Woman (2016)

as Cinema Society[edit]

  • An Introduction (2010)
  • Small Music (2011)
  • Fortress (2012)
  • SAVE (2012)

as Fbox[edit]

  • ep1020 (2001)
  • Hateless (2003)
  • S.O.S. October (2005)
  • This Malaise Is Our Grave (2006)
  • Discography (2009)

as Silence Is Suicide[edit]

  • Silence Is Suicide (2000)
  • Hope & The Anti-Culture (2014)

with 500$fine[edit]

  • Forward (1998)
  • 95 Demo (2014)

Bibliography[edit]

Essays[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • A Fictional Tale Of Things. First Second. February 1, 2015. ISBN 098644894X.

Children's[edit]

Art[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • "Exchange—Mental Illness: Lighter and Darker"[8]
  • "Mural Project's Aim Betrays Process of Art"[9]
  • "Proposed Park Would Be Faux Public "[10]
  • "Unhealed"[11]
  • "They Want to Ride Their Bicycles, But How?"[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Notes: Llama success is output, not record sales". Richmond Times-Dispatch. April 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Arrested Artists". Broken Pencil Magazine. November 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Split with Kids Like Us - Down To Nothing". All Music. June 21, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Songs For The Wrong - Dave Brockie Experience". All Music. July 15, 2003. 
  5. ^ "[UPDATED with Documents Released] Mental Health Activists Still Waiting for Fullerton Police to Respond to their Public-Records Request". OC Weekly. June 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ OldToTheNew
  7. ^ Wu Tang Messageboard
  8. ^ Llama, Gary (May 15, 2013). "Exchange—Mental Illness: Lighter and Darker". The Nation. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ Llama, Gary (August 6, 2013). "LETTER: Mural Project's Aim Betrays Process of Art". Style Weekly. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ Llama, Gary (January 7, 2014). "LETTER: Proposed Park Would Be Faux Public". Style Weekly. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ Llama, Gary (March 18, 2014). "Unhealed". Quail Bell Magazine. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  12. ^ Llama, Gary (May 5, 2014). "Op-ed: A Clash Of Class in the UCI Championships". Quail Bell Magazine. Retrieved October 12, 2016.