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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Status Quo Sunday Made It Through Irma

Yes, we're doing all right over here. Thankfully, the storm moved on to Florida's west coast as it developed. We didn't lose power Sunday, but we did briefly overnight. I've got friends that have been without for quite a while but are getting it back now. There seems to be other storms coming my way, but I'm not sure about those yet but at least they won't be a Category 5.

Anyway, on to business:

BUTTONS ON BANDCAMP!

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Put one on your clothes, bookbag or anywhere! Preferably somewhere visible so someone will ask "Oh, who's Rhythm Bastard?" and you'll be all like "Oh, Rhythm Bastard? He's this really awesome guy who can take Magic The Gathering or whatever and make a sick ass punk jam out of it" and then your friend will be like "Oh shit, he sounds hot" and you'll be like "Oh yeah, he's totally shredded. I hear he has an 8 pack"
If you've seen me at a recent show, you've seen these. However due to a gross oversight I haven't put them on Bandcamp yet, so here they are!

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Walk The Dinosaur" by Was (Not Was)


What ever assumption you have of Was (Not Was) is dead wrong. Yeah, they do funk music, but as far as subject matter goes, the go from the typical R&B that was pop in the day ("Spy in the House of Love") to more pointed commentary ("Out Come The Freaks") to sad stories ("There's A Street Named After My Dad") to whatever the fuck "I'm In Jail" was.

"Walk The Dinosaur" looks and sounds like a gay old time, to quote the Flintstones. "They're wearing caveman outfits and the set looks like the old times! Eyyy!. It was featured on the soundtrack to The Flintstones and The Super Mario Bros. movie and one of the Ice Ages!

It's about nuclear war.

...Yeah. The front men aren't the actual songwriters, the guitarist and bassist are and they have pretty commited ideals.

Anyway, I'm talking about this because the Magic The Gathering Ixilan Prerelease is this weekend!
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Yay! Magic!

I am working on the new song.

THE METRONOMICON TOURNAMENT


THIS FRIDAY, I'm gonna kick some ass on The Metronomicon!


COMING SOON

I found a bunch of footage and I'm looking to make another cosplay video! They got away from me after a while, and they didn't feel as fresh.

I'm also updating a lot of stuff with my Twitch stream and have put together a Discord, but that's more of an "I Don't Know What I'd Need To Start" kind of thing. Leave suggestions in the comments!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Todaybor Day Is Status Quoborday



This is going to be a quick one. Hurricane Irma is breathing down Florida's neck and I've been feeling REALLY lethargic lately. I've been diagnosed with a thyroid problem recently and have been taking medicine for it, so I guess that accounts for it, so sorry if things are coming a little slow. 


TODAYBORDAY IS LABORDAY

 
 

BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO FOR "SUPLEX SAGA BATTLE THEME"




Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Status Quo Sunday Is Expanding The Empire

MIZUCON RECAP
Boy, where do I begin?

-I FINALLY got to see "Cosplay and Me", a documentary by some of the crew behind Just Guys Playing Games,

-MY SHOW! I played really loud, got to preview a new song and then I had some drinks afterwards. Yeah, it was deece.

-Playing a shitton of One Night Ultimate Werewolf. It's really fun to piece things together and have everyone work together. Until you play as the werewolf and your eagerness works against you. At least I don't get killed in the first round because I have a hairy chest.

-Mega Ran's show! Good as always, and I picked up some of his albms I was missing, so I listened to Black Materia and Mat Mania: The Revenge on the way home.
 
-Speaking of Mega Ran, he was kind enough to be on commentary with me for MIZU-MANIA! I do plan on doing more of these events at other cons that lend themselves well to clever puns. I'm taking suggestions for the names of my virtual wrestling empire.

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Tifa's Theme" by Mega Ran


Really, I'm not necessarily picking the song because of the tune (FF7's music will always be considered excellent), or the vocals (It does paint a sweet picture). No, this gets jam of the week because I saw him live, and it gets even better live.

Why? First, he gets the audience to sit down on the floor as he tells the story between Cloud and Tifa like a parent telling their children how they met the love of the their lives. Then, at the end, it launches into a rendition of Biz Markie's "Just A Friend", which is one of the greatest sing alongs ever.



PROVE ME WRONG.

FUTURE STUFF
So, my next show isn't until (presumably) Anime Iwai, and that means I have more than two months to work on new songs (which I have a queue of), fix up my live show and design some new merch. Also, I'm thinking of some other longer running projects, like a Patreon. I figure now is the time to do some back end stuff while I have some time off my regular day job.

SUPLEX SAGA UPDATE
Suplex Saga, while a very solid idea, is not likely to make its Kickstarter Goal. They're still intending on making the game, which is great, because I'd like to see it come to fruition.

However, I'd like to work more game soundtracks in the future!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Status Quo Sunday Fights With Literally Everything All The Time


MIZUCON AND WHERE TO FIND ME!
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SATURDAY
COSPLAY AND ME SCREENING
1:15 PM-2:00 PM
PANEL ROOM 1
I was a part of this movie, and promised the filmmakers I'd be a part of at least ONE of the Q & As. It's been making the rounds a couple of the Miami cons, and I have a music video in there!

HARDCORE NERDCORE PUNK ROCK
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
MAIN EVENTS ROOM
Me playing music! I'm also working on a new song that I hope to premire there!

MEGARAN CONCERT
10:15 PM-11:15 PM
I likes me some Mega Ran!

SUNDAY
MEGA RAN WRESTLING CHAT
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
I likes me some Mega Ran and some wrestling


MIZU-MANIA
3:45 PM- 4:45 PM
I likes me some wrestling, and I likes expanding my brand. I did something similar in the AFO Rumble, so I'm bringing that brand here to Sooooouuuth Florida!

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Imperfect Cells" by Richie Branson

Richie Branson has had quite a couple of years: he was diagnosed with cancer, got treated, it went into remission, then got hired by the Bleacher Report to do memes, and is now getting around to his long awaited Kickstarter Project: "From The Underground To The Stars". He's best known for songs like "Bring Back Toonami" and his Otaku Tuesdays series of EPs.

"Imperfect Cells" is basically his comeback track, going over what happened since the Kickstarter started. It's catchy, it's sunny, it's everything it needs to be. Hell, it's even apologetic at times, telling everyone that he's sorry for the wait like three times.

"Still remember when my album was the most anticipated/Now I be surprised if anyone remembers what my name is"

Richie Branson, welcome back.




SUPLEX SAGA ON KICKSTARTER!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Both Sides" Means Implicit Support Of The Status Quo Sunday



JAM OF THE WEEK: "Goodnight Alt Right" by Stray From The Path

Given current events, this only seemed appropriate. Everything that should be said has been more or less covered already about the Neo-Nazi/"Unite The Right" rally in Charloettesville:
-This is fucking bullshit after we fought 2 wars about this (Civil War and WWII)
-The idiots chanting white power slogans have never faced real oppression, as in their existence is not being legislated away, they're squabbling about convenience. The only "positive" trait they have is being born white.
-White Nationalist and Neo-Nazis are our bankers, police officers, neighbors, etc. and to recognize this as happening NOW, is to be ignorant of the struggles everyone else went through.
-This:
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NON INVOLVEMENT IS IMPLICIT SUPPORT OF THE STATUS QUO
-Trump has dropped the ball on this shit so hard by adopting the phrase "alt-left" which is a term used by centrist Democrats

But two things I don't see as often:
1. In a way, as a white male, I let this happen. Not in any obvious ways, but there have been jokes or comments I let slide from fellow white dudes because I was either too afraid of conflict or wasn't "prepared". Most of the time, a "Dude, what's your problem?" will suffice.

2. MC Lars tweeted out "The Alt-Right Are Not Punk Rock". I wrote a piece a while ago speculating if punk could be right wing, and I came to the point of "Reject labels, you do you", anyone can play power chords, etc. 

Now? My answer would be vastly different, considering all that had happened in the past 8 years. Especially now that a lot of conservative commentators on YouTube are claiming that they are the new "punk rock"

It isn't rebellion of the status quo: This is the status quo, just yelled louder and more aggressively. When you believe that women and minorities deserve less rights and should be even MORE marginalized, and a governor in North Carolina is signing a bill for the same thing, you're not punk rock.

The Neo-Nazis that call themselves the Alt-Right thinking they're punk is the equivalent of rebelling against the doom metal scene by forming The Chainsmokers.

PALATE CLEANSER TIME: NEW STRONG BAD E-MAIL

Ahhh!

KICKSTARTER FOR SUPLEX SAGA STILL GOES ON


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It slowed down A LOT, but it's still going on!


ALL RIGHT, WHAT ELSE YOU GOT? 
I am working on new material and hope to premiere a new song at Mizucon!

It should have a new piece of merch to go with it, when I'm ready to release it, since, like Deep Space Tragedy, I've yet to put it to an actual MP3.