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Friday, January 11, 2013

STATE OF THE BASTARD ADDRESS 2013

1. I'm 25 now. Hell yeah.

 2. NEW(EST) SONG: "Ride On" 3. SONG FROM THE DHMD SOUNDTRACK UP FOR DOWNLOAD BEFORE WE HAVE ALL NEW AND EPIC VERSIONS: "Heroes Die" 4. For my RBN output, 2012 was the year of MC Lars with:
"This Gigantic Robot Kills" AND
"Lars Attacks"

5. So, with the album coming out SOON, one of my songs, "Hell Yeah" is in Peer Review, and I do plan on putting the following songs up there, so to reiterate, it would be:
"College Party"
"Pass The Class"
"Robotman's Lament"
"XZ71"
"Heroes Die"
"Invisiball"
"Cliffhanger"
"Hell Yeah" (in progress)

6. HOLY SHIT I CAME OUT WITH A MUSIC VIDEO, "Pass The Class"

I'm looking to do another one, so if you're withing driving distance of the Palm Beach County area, send me an e-mail to rhythmbastard@gmail.com

7. Now that I live in Florida, there's a ton of conventions in the area, so I'm going to be e-mailing those guys again. I-Con was a lot of fun to do, and I hope to get in touch with some guys at PAX East, maybe do a little networking.

8. The album "Status Quo Radio" will be worked on again after Dino Hunter M.D. is done.

9. ALSO YOU GUYS SHOULD TOTALLY LISTEN TO THE Echo Chamber Podcast, courtest of Zone-Casts!

Hey, GUESSWHATIT'STIMEFOR?MY2012HIGHLIGHTS!

BEST PODCAST- The Echo Chamber
Started in July. this podcast has some fucking geniuses on it. Seriously, click on any of those and you'd get pure gold.

FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR- "Looper Unchained"
It was a toss up between Looper and Django Unchanined, so I dedcided, why not? Looper was shorter and more punchy, but Django Unchained was more exciting. There was a lot of good movies that came out this year, but these two were the best movies as singular entities.

BEST MOVIE THAT I WAS IN- "Halloween Party"
Yeah, I roundhouse kicked a zombie, whatevz.

FAVORITE MOVIE THAT WAS BASED ON SOMETHING AND/OR SETTING UP A SEQUEL OR ANY OF THAT OTHER BULLSHIT MOVIES ARE TRYING TO DO NOWADAYS- The Avengers
It was a lot of fun, but it was more of an event than a straight up movie. RDJ was as charming as ever, Hulk stole the show, Loki has so much villain swag I can't even contain it, and it was content to have a couple breaks from the action to let the characters interact. I wanted the Dark Knight Rises to be good, but it tried to do so much and it failed. Credit to Nolan for trying, but it felt a little unfocused at times.

FAVORITE GAME OF THE YEAR- The Walking Dead
It told it's story the only way a video game could. It felt like a real adventure, and most of my decisions were based on what I was thinking as opposed to what the game wanted me to think. Comedian Dana O' Briain has a bit how you can't be bad at watching a movie or reading a book, but you can be bad at video games, and I think that's what's holding them back as an art medium. You can give any doubter a copy of Bioshock or Shadow of The Collosus, but there will be a section they can't beat. The point of the video game requires you to finish it.

Gameplay wise, The Walking Dead is very simple, and the game rarely punishes you for a decision, it lets you punish yourself.

FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY A GAME- Dancing to Dance Central 3 in Stark Confusion
Yeah, I've hopped on the Dance Central train. I like it. But wow is the story straight up weird for a dancing game. Understandable, since Harmonix wanted the story a little more interesting than "Yeah, OK dance to progressively harder songs"

FAVORITE TOP 40 SONG I'LL ADMIT TO LIKING- A Lot of Them, Because It Seems That Now Labels Are Looking to Indie Rock For Inspiration

FAVORITE SONG THAT WAS ON THE RADIO THIS YEAR- "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men

For a while it seemed that music was becoming more condensed because FUCK WE HAVE TO HAVE NOISE EVERY SECOND OR ELSE THE PEOPLE WILL TURN OFF THEIR RADIOS, but with fun.'s output and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", it seems that we might be calming down after having a lot of club-inspired music for the past year.

FAVORITE SONG RELEASED ON ROCK BAND- "Party Hard" by Andrew WK
Just BARELY making the cut.

FAVORITE GIG- I-Con 2012
Duh.

SADDEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF 2012- Anything Bille Joe Armstrong  Did
The Uno! Dos! Tre! trilogy was all right, but the  "I'M NOT FUCKING JUSTIN BIEBER!" line just made me lose all faith in that man, possibly moreso than describing Rock Band Green Day as "like Mortal Kombat with guitars"

FAVORITE BAND I JUST BECAME AWARE OF THIS YEAR- Foxy Shazam
Thanks Jeff! If you were to combine Queen and noise rock, this is what you'd get.

FAVORITE SONG I RELEASED IN 2012- "Let The Bombs Go Off"
In the same year as "Hell Yeah", this one gets the vote. I liked what I did with it, I liked how it started, and it ws my first song done in Studio One.

So that's the  State Of The Bastard, I'm gonna make 2013 kick ass!

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