The Inspiration Behind Morgan Shaker’s Paradise 

I was blooming, feeling giddy with excitement. I felt alive in your presence. I felt safe in the humanity of your existence as I navigate the warmth of your heart. There was a fuzzy feeling, joyous, and momentous. I found my paradise in you. Everything was beautiful. The sun’s warmth was gentle on my shoulders. The breeze was kind to my hair. It never rained on my parade. It was paradise. The sun hung from the horizon, the sea was calm, the birds flew above us, the trees were whispering messages of delight. Oh, it was paradise. Me and you, talking endlessly. About mundane stuff, about stuff that would change the world, about life, about love, about you, about me. It was paradise.  

Then suddenly, there was a flash of lightning and there was rolling thunder. It rained really hard and nothing but an empty church offered reprieve. I sought your hand, the sound of your heartbeat, but there was none. Then it hit me. You were gone. I was no longer in paradise. I was alone. I could hear the pain sounding both massive and minimal, I never knew one could hear the sound of a heartbreaking. I can hear the sound of something that is tearing up, breaking apart. I can hear my heart ache. I look deep into my psyche and I know I was broken. I am alive and then I am not. You left me here all alone, longing for paradise. In this old church, I pray. I can hear the cry for penance and redemption as I lay flat on the floor. Tears blinded my eyes. I can no longer see you. I can no longer see our paradise.  

Promises and hearts were broken. My vision of paradise ceased the day you left me for someone else. 


Catch the very first collection of songs and artistic renditions from 26 artists from The WhiteHaus Family Record. This much-awaited album features Blabber S. Ellis’ poetries entitled Blabber Heart, Blast of Atom Foam, and I Will Banish Luck, Greg Mullen’s The Hungry Ocean, Manners’ Look Into Look Unto, Morgan Shaker’s L.A. Knightz and Darkness, Gracious Calamity’s Becky’s on Vacation and Rabbit Rabbit, Casey Rocheteau’s Chiaroscuro and Pump Your Concrete , Truman Peyote’s Light Lightning, Greg Sun and Chris North’s Two Voices at the End of Winter, Anna Fox Rochinski’s S/T, April Ranger’s Like Canvas, Peace Loving’s Live, Prince Rama of Ayodhya’s Threshold Dances, Many Mansion’s Return to Source, The Woodrow Wilsons’ According to the Seasonal Tilt of the World, Kate Lee and the Opposites Attract’s Whatever Whatever, Avi Jacob’s Frolic-a-holic, Kettle Stitches’ Put Out the Lights and Cry, Michael Collins’ Holy Mountain Life Adventure Club, The Meadow Larks’ Gringos Split, Lindsay Clark’s Thistles, Shane Don and the Field of Light’s The Many and the One, Debbie and the Bullet’s Debbie, The Cups’ Sketchbook, and The Popsicles’ Stay a While. This collection is indeed a gem that will take you through different genres, techniques, and modes of music and the arts from the artists of The WhiteHaus Family. 

The WhiteHaus Family Record will also be showcasing their talents and perform songs from this album in Blastfest at the  YMCA Theater on July 21, 2018. The musical and sound arrangements will be engineered by The WhiteHaus Family Record’s very own, Shane Myrbeck. Catch this once in a lifetime event that features The WhiteHaus Family Record’s artists all under one roof doing what they do best in front of the audience. Tickets are available at Event Brite and they can also be purchased at the ticket booth in front of the theater. 


Truman Peyote: I get my inspiration from my experiences and from what I perceive to be happening in the daily lives of ordinary people. I try to look beyond the ordinary and think of reasons why they do what they do and everything else in between. I get inspired by the sound of the wind, the sound of people talking, the sound of the hammer against the wood, the sound of the engine of the car traveling to an unknown destination, and the sound of the sea waves rushing to the shore. 

Interviewer: You are a part of The WhiteHaus Family Record. How did that come about? 

Truman Peyote: I met some of my fellow artists in one gig and they invited me over to their place which apparently is also where they work on their collections. We started collaborating until I decided to stay with them at Jamaica Hill. That is how it all started. 

Interviewer: Speaking of that house in Jamaica Hill, how do things flow inside the house with all the artists in there? 

Truman Peyote: It is pretty cool actually being homies with all these talented artists. Many people are asking how we keep things together inside our humble house. We do our recordings in the hoot room or in the attic. All of us try to help each other out. We collaborate on album designs, throw creative ideas at each other, lend our musical talents, or just basically supporting each other’s endeavors. It is truly a home for artists to harness their creative skills and talents. 

Interviewer: You have a collaboration with fellow The WhiteHaus Family Record artist Many Mansions. Please invite our readers to buy your album. 

Truman Peyote: Please support my collaboration with Many Mansions. Our album is entitled Peaced Together so I hope you will check it out. Thank you for your support.   

Going Down Memory Lane 

This is the official fan site of The WhiteHaus Family Record. They are a group of artists that work together to document and record all their songs and performances. They also have a collection of their essays, texts, and spoken word poetry. We admire this group a lot because they are full of passion and creativity. The WhiteHaus Family Record lets us into their world and shares their vast talent with us. 

Like a true family, the artists that belong to The WhiteHaus Family Record all stay in one big house in Jamaica Plain, MA. Can you imagine what goes on inside that house? For sure it is bursting with energy, imagination, ingenuity, and excitement. With their numerous artists and the different genres of arts and music that they are involved in, it is no wonder that this group has made a mark in the entertainment industry. They have everything you need in one roof with all the talents that their artists have. They have talents that play different musical instruments, excel in hosting, live improvisations and spoken poetry, digital arts and other avenues of manipulation.  

If you are wondering who their artists are, check this out. The WhiteHaus Family Record boasts of such talents as Ambitious Tugboat, Anna Fox Rochinski, Avi Jacob, V. Law, Brian S. Ellis, Casey Rocheteau, The Cups, Con Tex, Dave Mudd, Debbie and the Bullets, Dinners, Fey Rey and Freedom Sound, Gangsta Love, Gracious Calamity, The Great Valley, Greg Mullen, Hay Gun, Hot Company, Illicism, Hurricanes of Love,  Kettle Stitches, and Knight Owls. Also joining this talented roster are Krab Tree, Lenora Symczak, Lyndsay Clark, Manners, Many Mansions, Michael Collins,  Morgan Shaker, the Needy Visions, Oh! Oh! Mints, Pancho The Kid, Peace Loving, The Points North, The Popsicles, Prince Rama, Rene, Shai Erlichman, Shane A. Myrbeck, Shira E., Streight Angular, Thunderheart, Time Solo, Truman Peyote, Turtle Ambulance, Welcome Home, Wolf Woolf, and The Woodrow Wilsons. 

Just in case you are living under the rock and do not know their works, here are some of their collections: The Woodrow Wilsons’ Devil Jonah (A Musical Recording), Chris North’s Love Dream (LP), Streight Angular’s Everything is Syncopated (Digital Album), Thunder Hearts’ Under Billy (CD), Gangsta Love’s Spiritual T hangz (Digital Album), Erich Haygun’s You Don’t Have To Stay Here But You Can’t Go Home (CD and Digital Album), Fey Rey and Freedom Sound’s Gestation (Digital Album), Michael Collin’s Violet Flame (Tape and Digital Album), Con Tex’s Everything in ConTex (Tape and Digital Album), Wolf Woolf’s Band Camp (Digital Album), Many Mansions’ Whales (EP), Brian S. Ellis’ No Hay Banda, Avi Jacob’s 1000, Shai Erlichman’s Season of Increasing Light, and Peace Loving: Six Kinds of Mystery at the Edge of Beach Forest; Terrible Fishgut Magic. With all the chills, the feels, and all there is to it, these are all the reasons why we support The WhiteHaus Family Record all the way from our garage doors in Mesa. 

Come and join us in enjoying the unique offering of The WhiteHaus Family Record. They may not be mainstream but they are oozing with talent and personality.