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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Echo Chamber Podcast Post Game Episode 15

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New York Comic Con was a lot of fun, I made some new friends, and I got some really good books, "Twisted Dark" by Neil Gibson, and "I Kill Giants" by Joe Kelly (writer of Superman vs. The Elite and Deadpool vol. 1).

I have an NYCC video I've been meaning to put up, but I also got a lot of stuff I have to do to get the DHMD Soundtrack ready. ALSO BONUS SONG!!!

So yesterday, after I've mentioned on this podcast that I'm all Gangnam Style'd out, three things happened:

1. Dance Central announces "Gangnam Style" as DLC

2. Just Dance 4 announces "Gangnam Style" as DLC

3. I get asked to be a security guard in a beer commercial that Psy is doing. It was for Heit Beer, which is a Korean Beer, and after a quick Google search revealed Psy is going to be the new spokesperson. So, I'm walking toward holding, and on set, what do I see, but PSY in big letters.

"Oh fuck", I thought.

Then he did the dance and everything live, and suddenly I forgot that I've heard "HEEEYY SEXY LADIES!" 9001 times.Also, TONS of ladies in skimpy club outfits, while I was macking on extra swag in my suit and shades.

Like most extra shoots, it was long hours and little pay, but at least I got a story out of it.

And here's Deadpool again:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Redeem 400 Posts for 3 Albums

 So, at long last, I'm announcing three album length projects I'm working, AS WELL AS a date for my next live performance. Let's get to it!

1. DINO HUNTER MD: THE SOUND TRACK.
All the songs for the webseries, Dino Hunter M.D., now remastered, remixed, re-everythinged, with two new bonus songs! Me and the guys at Cannibal Troll were talking about releasing a proper album for some time now, since the closest anyone has ever had to a physical soundtrack was the copies we gave with the DVD at I-Con in the halycon days of this past March. Also, making the video for "Pass The Class" gave way to a better version, since my singing has gotten a lot better, and not under the stress of a deadline.

So this would be out by November on Bandcamp, and talks of physical copies will come as the project nears completion.

2. A TEAM FORTRESS 2 INSPIRED CONCEPT ALBUM (CURRENTLY TITLED "STATUS QUO RADIO")
So after getting a good earful of "The Protomen (Act 1)", and seeing the "American Idiot" musical, this project has been in the works for EASILY the past two years. In fact, my Soundcloud has a few early demos. Go ahead!

The idea came for this really after the first time I played TF2 and started writing my own music: an album where each song would be inspired by each of the different classes. It's finally nearing completion, as it's been on and off for a while.

This one I'll try to have out by January 11th, as part of 2013's State Of The Bastard Address.

3. ACTION BASTARD (A COMPENDIUM OF COMICS BASED ON COMICS)
"Axe Punk" and "Wanderin' Johnny" were just the tip of the iceberg. After NYCC and broadening my horizons a little bit, this will be along the lines of the DHMD soundtrack: what I've already got redone given better equipment and know-how, along with some new songs that have been in the ether for a while, based on Atomic Robo, webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and more?

This would be coming out around Spring time for PAX East.

NEXT SHOW:
Halloween Spooktacular! It's my first house party gig for some friends who are well equipped with video, so you won't have a shitty recording like my Dad is known for.I'm looking for some good Halloween-y type songs to cover, so drop me some suggestions.

HOW IT REALLY WENT DOWN:
RB: OK, I made 400 posts on a blog that hardly anybody reads, what does that get me?

Clerk: Well, for 10 you can get a Chinese Finger Trap, and fox 800,000 you can get a Nintendo Wii!

RB: Just a Wii?

Clerk: Yeah.

RB: Fuck that, what's over here?

Clerk: Oh, those are just albums that you've already been working on in some capacity that you've finally decided to go ahead with full throttle.

RB: How much?

Clerk: 120.

RB: I'll take three! And that Milky Way bar for 40.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Echo Chamber Podcast Post Game Episode 14

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Right, so this week we all talked about live shows!

-First and foremost, the Rhythm Dadstard (a.k.a. Lead Bastard, a.k.a. My Dad!) made a guest appearance to talk about one of his concert stories, where he saw the J. Geils Band before they got all synth-poppy and popular.

Thank you so much, Dad, and despite my lukewarm reception for Pink Floyd and The Band and whatever other Dad Rock you play in the car, you're still the music man to me :)

-First live show I ever went to see was The Blue Man Group for my 18th Birthday. I just remember being entranced the whole show with this spectacle of light and sound. While I'm sure there's tons and tons pages of explanations and whys and hows for the act, it still delivers one hell of a show that can entertain everyone. Maybe I should learn how to play "Axe Punk" on PVC piping... 


-I wasn't lying about Green Day:


-I don't know whether or not I'm jealous or lucky that I haven't gotten into any fights at shows. Then again, nerdcore fans aren't known for their physicality. Ska fans maybe, since their kind of dancing involves kicking the air (skanking), though not as bad as the hardcore kids who think they're in an invisible game of Final Fight. (N.B. If you hardcore dance at shows, then you're too young to remember Final Fight.)

-The Platinum Banana is NONE OF YOUR GODDAMNED BUISNESS!!! AnimeCow, if you're reading this, make sure you respond to the proxy's prompt with "Flip the broccoli"

-THIS JUST IN! MORE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW!

-THIS ALSO JUST IN! BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Echo Chamber Podcast Post Game Episode 13

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Our musical histories! The biggest thing I left out? From 7th grade through my sophmore year of college I played trumpet.

For all of high school, I played for the Concert Band at Townsend Harris High School, and for my first year of college I was on the Stony Brook Marching Band, back in its infacy. It's been kinda cool to hear from old friends on Facebook and stuff how big the bands getting, playing in parades in the Bronx and stuff.

So when this video's been making the rounds, I can't help but feel a twinge of nostalgia for those halcyon days:

Monday, October 8, 2012