Private Project

Everything by Spartan Jet-Plex

everything that I have done and I have seen
it comes to me

And everything that isn't true and isn't real
I set it free

you are a dream
in this world
what do we mean
in this world

and everything that ever breathed and ever bled
are things I see

and everything that grew on earth and walked on earth
can never be

you are a dream
in this world
what do we mean
in this world

and everything I haven't shown and do not know
it leaves me be

and all of this I haven't said, breaking of bread
it leaves from me

you are a dream
in this world
what do we mean
in this world

  • Nancy (I go by Grim though and use they/them pronouns) Kells McNamara (I don't use my last name except for legal things like song writing royalties, etc.)
  • Spartan Jet-Plex
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Folk, Goth Folk, Dark Folk, Rock, Pop, Country, Alternative, Experimental
  • Length:
    2 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2019
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • Songwriting Fellowship from the Virginia Commision for the Arts in 2023
    December 14, 2022
    Songwriting Artist Fellowship
Artist Biography

Nancy Grim Kells aka Grim makes music as Spartan Jet-Plex and is a recipient of a 2023 Songwriting Fellowship with the Virginia Commision for the Arts.  They serve as both a member of the Virginia Anti-Violence Project’s Board and a Facilitator/Executive Director at nonprofit, Grimalkin, in Virginia, Grimalkin's mission is to mentor and support trans and queer musicians, particularly BIPOC and disabled artists, using an artist-centered holistic approach to break down barriers, create new systems and structures of support, and expand the reach of marginalized voices. Grim identifies as Non-binary, Agender, and fluidly trans. Grim has a BFA from Tyler School of Art and a MS in Special Education and was a public middle school teacher for 14 years in both Los Angeles and Virginia. They also were a Vocational Counselor for 7 years, and they are currently a Certified Workforce Development Practitioner and Work Incentive Specialist Advocate (WISA).  As a disabled and neurodivergent person, disability advocacy is part of the work they do in and out of Grimalkin. 

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Artist Statement

I am cells inside a cell. I have been a visual artist for as long as I can remember. I have been drawing, painting in watercolor and gouache and making sculptures for over 30 years. I have been writing and recording music for almost as long. Poetry and lyrics are often integral to my music. I have a variety of musical collaborations and create solo music as Spartan Jet-Plex. I record, produce, mix, and master my own music and I have also assisted numerous Grimalkin artists with production, mixing and mastering. I also have been playing live shows since 2019 in-person and online I also teach and facilitate workshops and help other artists develop workshops and lesson plans that are accessible to people with disabilities.