Selling Live Water
Top: Selling Live Water cover
Bottom: Anticon logo
Sole is the alias of the experimental hiphop
label, Anticons owner and featured artist, Tim Holland.
During the past year, Sole and other members of the Anticon collective
have toured Japan, Australia, Europe and the USA. The label has
recently entered into a new European distribution agreement with
Southern Records in the UK.
Selling Live Water is the followup to
Soles prior solo album, Bottle of Humans, which was
preceded and followed by numerous side projects featuring other
members of the Anticon collective. His clever rhymes are matched
by solid production from Telephone Jim Jesus, Jel, and Odd Nosdam.
Soles lyrics articulate like no other a cynicism and disgust
with the current state of affairs. Songs like "Salt on Everything,"
"Tokyo," "Pawn in the Game Parts 1 and 2"
and "Ode to the War on Terrorism" are particularly thoughtful
and a bit more serious than most content found in current hiphop
music, with subjects touching upon hallucinogenic drug trips,
propaganda, and politics.
Born and raised as a live poet in portland,
maine (trained to kill by NWA & organized konfusion tapes...)
Sole moved to the bay area in '98 and worked as a corporate IT
guru for dot coms and consulting firms only to retire in late
'99 to be a "rapper." When he's not "answering his critics", Sole
spends his time recording, spilling ice coffee on himself and
arguing on the phone with the record industry, in hopes of paying
off old debts from the now-bankrupt 45 below records. He has long-term
plans of eventually buying a zepplin to throw record release parties
on, and living with a girl. Maybe Sole is too sarcastic and no
one will ever appreciate his humor. Maybe Sole is wrong. Maybe
everything isn't a big joke (and that the joke is on him).
"Too bad the world don't rhyme and teachers
like us get paid like the homeless." Sole is a dissatisfied hip-hop
fan gone berzerk and despite any cynicism and negativity found
in his music, he tends to be kind to all walks of life (even wack
mcs and sucker djs...).
"I applied for Howard Hughes and live
off less then minimum wage..."
1 da baddest poet
2 shoot the messenger
3 salt on everything
4 i hope you like my stupid painting
5 respect pt 3
9 slow, cold, drops
10 pawn in the game pt 1
11 pawn in the game pt 2
12 the priziest horse
13 teepee on the highway blues
14 selling live water
15 ode to the war on terrorism
Partners in Rhyme: "Time to Wreck Shop" ('91)
L.O.C.: "Cops Ain't Shit to Me" ('91)
Northern Exposure: "..and Unpaid Bills" ('93)
Live Poets: "Sole" 12" ('94)
Live Poets: "Whats It All About" CD ('96)
Live Poets: "Respect" 12" ('97)
Sole: "Music Without a Face" tape ('98)
Sole&Moodswing9: "Banquet of.." 12" ('98)
Sole: "Bottle of Humans (bootleg)" CD ('99)
Deep Puddle Dynamics: "I am" 12" ('99)
Sole: "Bottle of Humans" 12" ('99)
Deep Puddle Dynamics: "The Taste.." LP ('00)
Sole: "Bottle of Humans" LP ('00)
Sole: "Learning to Walk" CD ('00)