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about

Caesar Gergess formerly known as Caesar Guess was the frontman of Slyguess, a band that delivered its first alternative discotronic rock pulsations in spring 2005 when three members of different Parisian bands have decided to come together for a side-project.

Caesar Gergess aka Caesar Guess (Vocals, Theremin), Chris Liverpool (Guitar, Bass) and Sly Wysiwyg (Machines, Synths) aim for a mix of guitar sounds influenced by Pink Floyd's nocturnal melodies, Green Day's craziness and The Who with electronic vibes inspired by the slick sounds of the Pet Shop Boys, the hypnotic drones of OMD, Goldfrapp's dirty disco style and Gary Numan's murkiness in order to bring out the best of a voice sounding in its low keys like Dave Gahan's voice and in its high keys reminding the vocals of Jimmy Sommerville or Marcella Detroit from Shakespear's Sister with a twist of a male Siouxsie Sioux or even a testosterone-drenched Brian Molko

The band's joint songwriting probes human behaviours and interactions of all kinds : male masturbation, deceit, loneliness, love, sex, drugs, near-death experience, the passing of time, politics and partying.

From the ironic 'gay-friendly' rapping disco of Being Gay to the sci-fi political atmosphere of It's America along with the pop format of an accurately depicted Lady Christine ; all Slyguess's songs reveal themselves as musical fragments of life highlightened by live videos carried out by the band itself.

The shy stammering experimental postulate swiftly metamorphoses into a self-produced debut album named Besides that Slyguess records in their own studio located back then in the window shop of a music instruments' boutique. That transparency creates an interesting interaction with the street, the people passing by and of course the clients which all have given at some point their own opinion, good or bad, during the whole creative process.

More than an urban Red Light District-like window, Slyguess's lab/studio also allows a constant contact with the City's moodswings and changes just as much as it broadcasts daily updates to the band's first faithfull fans.

Little time after Slyguess has entered an on-line competition on the pioneer eclectic music website that 'Garageband' was before Apple bought its name, positive feedback started pouring in from listeners and music trendsetters from all over the world who have placed songs such as Move On, Rock The Club, It's America, Nobody Knows and especially Being Gay on the top of their playlists. Likewise, American gay campus radios raised Being Gay to the status of gay disco hymn, no matter how absurd, bold and daring the song is.

'The entire composition is fantastic. Good luck with it. God Bless America' / DJ Gman from Pittston, Pennsylvania.

'A good song, very bold and imaginative arrangement, really original use of synths sounds, this track really goes somewhere in terms of its own sound' / DJ Doronx Haifa, Israel.

'It’s fresh and have a nice feeling to it. Somewhere between pop and electronic musical transition, you’ll hear the nice vocals of this great track' / DJ Lewelln from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

There is no doubt that Slyguess's sound on stage is quite similar if not better yet more powerful than their work in studio, which is already something!

The live performances have the stuff it takes to create a happening ; along with tomboy/thieves uniforms, retro-projected videos, lights and merchandising Caesar Gergess aka Caesar Guess, Chris Liverpool and Sly Wysiwyg spread a hypnotic yet highly contagious energy and a groovy stage performance that transfix the eyes, prick up the ears and uplift the spirits.

Slyguess split in 2009 for personal reasons but however the three members remained friends until today.

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released June 30, 2005

Caesar Gergess aka Caesar Guess (Vocals, Theremin)
Chris Liverpool (Guitar, Bass)
Sly Wysiwyg (Machines, Synths)

Lyrics and melodies by Caesar Gergess except where mentioned.
Music and arrangements by Sly Wysiwyg
Additional guitars and bass by Chris Liverpool

Produced by Caesar Gergess, Sly Wysiwyg and Chris Liverpool.

©Slyguess, 2005.

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Caesar Gergess Paris, France

Journeys by Night is the debut album by Caesar Gergess & The Dusk Wanderers. It depicts a stroll around a city at night punctuated by different stops in pubs, bars, cabarets and of course, jazz clubs.

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Track Name: Move On
MOVE ON (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg)
Track Name: I Can't Imagine Myself
I CAN'T IMAGINE MYSELF (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg)

I can’t, I can’t, can’t
I can’t imagine myself
I can’t imagine being you
I can’t imagine myself
I can’t imagine being you

I CAN'T IMAGINE MYSELF
I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING YOU

Hey ! Who do you think you are?
Hey ! I’m better than you by far

I can see it in your eyes
The way you despise
Who’s got a crush on you

The lies you disguise
With your suits and your ties
One day will tell on you
Woah !

I CAN'T IMAGINE MYSELF
I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING YOU

Hey ! Who do you think you are?
Hey ! I’m the one who’s a star

Your style is obsolete
I’m wise I’m cool and neat
I’m going to step on you

You feel so incomplete
You lie you steal and cheat
You think I’m stuck on you
Woah!

I CAN'T IMAGINE MYSELF
I CAN'T IMAGINE BEING YOU

I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t
Track Name: Forbidden Pleasures (Romain Curtis Remix)
FORBIDDEN PLEASURES (Caesar Gergess/Romain Curtis)

Here we are, once again
On the dancefloor, sipping drinks
Drinks are soft potions of sex
Mix the mix, feel the effects
The Dj spins, the substance soars
The head heats up and spins some more
Bodies shake, twist and move
Move closer ‘til close is close

Feel my hand, touch your skin
Sweap the sweat, lick your chin
Uninhibited and obscene
Get down on me love supreme
Are we being watched, I don’t care
The more they watch, the more you dare
My hands release your lovely head
I am warned out and nearly dead

I WANNA LOVE YOU
BUT I’M LOST IN FORBIDDEN PLEASURES
I WANNA GIVE YOU LOVE
BUT I’M LOST IN FORBIDDEN PLEASURES

Here we go and dance some more
Another drink and more is more
I twitch and bounce on demand
Electric bolts numb my hands
Morpheus prince of sleep
Pulls me down until deep is deep
Time goes by, you’re with someone else
Then we wake up in different beds

I WANNA LOVE YOU
BUT I’M LOST IN FORBIDDEN PLEASURES
I WANNA GIVE YOU LOVE
BUT I’M LOST IN FORBIDDEN PLEASURES
Track Name: It's America
IT’S AMERICA (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg)

They brag a man has walked on the moon
Well was it real or made in Hollywood?
Hey Armstrong did you do it or not?
Did the FBI dictate the lie?

Norma Jean died in her bed
Was it homicide or did she do it herself?
Hey John did you want her dead?
Was she just a trophy on your shelf?

Second Amendment, grab a gun
Shoot a man for hate or fun
Choose a death from East to West
Will you be poisoned, fried or gassed?

With all the lies you’ve asserted lately
You’ll realize that you failed so badly
Will it ever gonna change?

IT’S AMERICA
IT’S AMERICA
IT’S AMERICA

Across the world the U.S. dollar rules
Raising wars between sheeps and wolves
Shaping it all the American way
Globalization is the game

Close encounters of the third kind
Flying saucers above L.A.
‘I’ve been abducted’ the Americans say
Have the aliens gone out of their mind?

With all the fears you’ve created lately
You’ll realize that you’ve failed so badly
Will it ever gonna change?

IT’S AMERICA
IT’S AMERICA
IT’S AMERICA
Track Name: Rock The Klub
ROCK THE KLUB (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg)

Jump in a taxi, you know where you’re going
Bright neon lights, on your face reflecting
You’re running late, caught in a jam
The AC is off, you’re suffocating

You feel the rush, flowing in your veins
You cannot wait, to get to the place
Just don’t forget, be there on time
So you won’t miss, our show divine

We’ll make the music and the crowd come together all at once
So come on, come on

ROCK THE KLUB
ROCK THE KLUB
BRING IT DOWN

WE’RE GONNA ROCK IT, ROCK IT
WE’RE RIDING ON A ROCKET

You’re nearly there, but you have to run
Through laserbeams, we start the fun
Just skip the queue, you’re on our list
Our electric bliss, you won’t resist

Indeed the air, is intoxicating
Though the atmosphere, is exhalarating
You’re high and dry, as you make your way
In the frantic crowd, you’re bound to stay

We’ll make the music and the crowd come together all at once
So come on, come on

ROCK THE KLUB
ROCK THE KLUB
BRING IT DOWN

WE’RE GONNA ROCK IT, ROCK IT
WE’RE RIDING ON A ROCKET

Bitch, meet you in the darkroom
Bitch, meet you in the darkroom

Come on, come on
So come on, come on
Track Name: Nobody Knows
NOBODY KNOWS (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg/Chris Liverpool)

Lights fade out on a Sunday dawn
And outside one can feel the sun
Warming up the world and the human beings
Zombie-like I trudge outside the disco

My temperature is no longer the same
Cooling down I feel it freezing my veins
I see myself from above lying down
In the gutter face to the ground

NOBODY KNOWS THAT I HAVE BEEN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
NOBODY KNOWS THAT I HAVE BEEN TO HELL AND BACK
AND THIS WORLD NO LONGER FEELS OR LOOKS THE SAME
NOBODY KNOWS

Am I dead? I really do not know
Sidewalk people can’t help stopping by
I see myself kissing some handsome prince
As he hopelessly tries to breathe life into me

In the ambulance I haven’t flatlined yet
Oxygen fills my lungs very fast
I float solemnly as I drift into void
Bereft of all my consciousness

NOBODY KNOWS THAT I HAVE BEEN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
NOBODY KNOWS THAT I HAVE BEEN TO HELL AND BACK
AND THIS WORLD NO LONGER FEELS OR LOOKS THE SAME
NOBODY KNOWS

Is it over yet? I wonder if it ends
The same way to everyone in agony and pain
They say the Heavens lie at the Tunnel’s end
An iridescent haze unfurls before my eyes

Groping in the dark towards the otherside
I cut the cord and disconnect
Though it’s hard to realize
Then suddenly I feel a strong magnetic field
Unexpectedly it sucks me back
And spits me once again into life

NOBODY KNOWS THAT I HAVE BEEN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
NOBODY KNOWS THAT I HAVE BEEN TO HELL AND BACK
AND THIS WORLD NO LONGER FEELS OR LOOKS THE SAME
NOBODY KNOWS
NOBODY KNOWS
Track Name: Lady Christine
LADY CHRISTINE (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg)

Lady Christine thinks she’s on top of the world
Skin so pristine highlightened by grey uniforms
Criticizes everything and everyone
Then realizes that she is the loneliest one

Too obsessed to swim against the tide
To love a guy who doesn’t give a damn
She looks at him with eyes that nearly bite
At thirty six still untouched by a man

YOU’RE NO MORE SIXTEEN, LADY CHRISTINE
CLOSER TO ‘HAS BEEN’, LADY CHRISTINE
WHY DON’T YOU LET GO
THAT’S THE WAY THINGS ARE
BAN THIS BITTERNESS IN YOUR HEART

Lady Christine cares only about luxury
Spends her money to tame her anxiety
Expensive skincares and sexy lingerie
To disguise her mediocrity

This unrest is making her insomniac
Vervain infusions no longer soothe her brain
Now she needs three pills a day of Prozac
Yet she refuses a glass of good Champagne

YOU’RE NO MORE SIXTEEN, LADY CHRISTINE
CLOSER TO ‘HAS BEEN’, LADY CHRISTINE
WHY DON’T YOU LET GO
THAT’S THE WAY THINGS ARE
BAN THIS BITTERNESS IN YOUR HEART

Lady Christine what’re you gonna do
When it’s over for you?

Why don’t you ponder on it
When tears roll down at night
There’s something wrong about it
But still you fantasize
Open your eyes and face it
He’s just being polite
You know well he’ll never be yours
Why don’t you understand it
Finally see the light
You’d rather have him say it
Straight in the pools of your eyes
Your cash will never buy it
His love is not for sale
You know well he’ll never be yours
Track Name: Being Gay
BEING GAY (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg)

FUCK THIS SITUATION
I’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY
‘BOUT THE WAY YOU’RE DEALING
IN TERMS OF BEING GAY

THERE’S MORE TO FUN THAN PARTIES
AND C, E, G AND K
LONG BEFORE YOU NOTICE
YOU’LL FIND NO DOUGH TO PAY

LIVING IN A GHETTO
WORKING OUT ALL DAY
SHOOTING UP STEROIDS
GET CLONED IN EVERYWAY

WHAT’S THAT BORING MUSIC?
IT’S EVERYWHERE THE SAME
PUMPING BEATS AND DIVAS
HELL, IT’S SO PASSE

BEING GAY IS A WASTE, BEING GAY IS A WASTE OF TIME

VAIN INFATUATIONS
I WONDER WHO’S TO BLAME
DROP THIS ATTITUDE
A SMILE CAN MAKE YOU REIGN

YOU’RE DULL AND LOST YOUR TOUCH
BUT STILL YOU ALWAYS CLAIM
YOU’RE BETTER THAN THE REST
YOU BREAK DOWN, GO INSANE

NOTHING REALLY MATTERS
WHEN YOU ARE OUT TO PLAY
KEEP ON CHANGING PARTNERS
‘TIL YOU WON’T FEEL OKAY

STOP THIS SEGREGATION
WE’RE ONE AND NOT THE SAME
THIS AIN’T NO COMPETITION
SO FIND A WAY TO CHANGE

BEING GAY IS A WASTE, BEING GAY IS A WASTE OF TIME

RED PARTY, WHITE PARTY
RAINBOW FLAGS AND FASHION FAGS
BITCHIN’ BITCHIN’ BITCHIN’ BITCHIN’
MAN ENOUGH, NOT BIG ENOUGH
INCHES COUNT, FEELINGS DON’T
LABELIZED WITH CODES AND COLOURS
DO YOU FUCK OR GET FUCKED?
CAN’T DO BOTH? YOU’RE SUCH A BORE!
BEACHES, BARS, CLUBS AND SAUNAS
GIGOLOS, TWINKS AND BEEFCAKES
DANCING, TANNING, PUMPING IRON
IN GAYLAND IT’S ALL THE SAME

BEING GAY IS A WASTE, BEING GAY IS A WASTE OF TIME
Track Name: Get It Over With
GET IT OVER WITH (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg/Chris Liverpool)

Roles shift, take a ride on the other side
Roles shift, take a ride on the other side

Bend down / It’s no big deal
Let go / This is for real
Don’t be ashamed / Of how you feel
Don’t worry man / My lips are sealed

Hush now / Don’t say a word
To draw back / Would be absurd
Forget about / The crap you heard
I’m in control

GET IT OVER WITH
GET IT OVER WITH
GET IT OVER WITH
WHY DON’T YOU SET IT FREE
AND GET IT OVER WITH
ONCE AND FOR ALL

Goose-bumps / On your skin
Spread fast / As you give in
Don’t be afraid / It ain’t a sin
Don’t worry man / Just let me in

Blind-folded (hurry) Hand-cuffed (hurry)
Mouth-gagged (hurry) Legs-tied (hurry)
Get ready now (hurry) To go wild, oh!

GET IT OVER WITH
GET IT OVER WITH
GET IT OVER WITH
WHY DON’T YOU SET IT FREE
AND GET IT OVER WITH
ONCE AND FOR ALL


Loosen up, relax and you’ll be fine
Trust in me, relax and you’ll be fine

Roles shift, take a ride on the other side
Roles shift, take a ride on the other side

GET IT OVER WITH
GET IT OVER WITH
GET IT OVER WITH
WHY DON’T YOU SET IT FREE
AND GET IT OVER WITH
ONCE AND FOR ALL
Track Name: Stuck
STUCK (Caesar Gergess/Sly Wysiwyg)

Don’t lose your temper ‘cause it’s okay
No need to worry ‘cause I went astray
Don’t make a scene, it’s a waste of time
Just hold me tight and say ‘you’re mine’

Can’t leave you now, I’m afraid to hurt you
I know you love me in your own way
My need for lust doesn’t concern you
I become adulterous ‘til it goes away

And I can’t help keep coming back
Back to you, ooh

‘CAUSE I'M STUCK
STUCK WITH YOUR LOVE
OH BABY, OH BABY

You are so kind to my mistakes
Never gave me reason to abandon you
A simple death is what it takes
To do us apart, be it me or you

You say I’m sadistic, won’t let you go
Well there’s a thin line between love and pain
Yet once again I close the door
Follow my instinct, do it all again

And I can’t help keep coming back
Back to you, ooh

‘CAUSE I'M STUCK
STUCK WITH YOUR LOVE
OH BABY, OH BABY