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Monday, December 30, 2013

Status Quo Sunday, Born On A Monday

YEAH, I KNOW IT'S LATE...

But since there was no podcast this week, Status Quo Sunday can pull double duty.

So, Christmas came and went, and I got some pretty good stuff, most relevant being the Rock Band 3 keyboard, which can be used as a MIDI keyboard in a pinch. Actually, it works out pretty well so I can sequence in all new instruments! Also, new gameplay in RB3 (three years too late)!

How do I find keys? It's odd to say the least. Normally on guitar my left hand is doing all the fingering, while the right handles rhythm, with keys, it's all in the right hand, so it's been hard adjusting my brain to do all these new things.

HOWEVER, I've found 5 Lane Keys A LOT easier than guitar, because I can assign a digit to a fret.

Pro keys is a lot harder, since I'm covering more ground with the same hand, and I don't get any aural feedback. Rock Band 3 provides a mode where you can "learn" the songs, so it's all good. Really, it seems to be the Rocksmith for the Keyboard.

Also got a Harmonica, which is a fun little thing to play around with, and I might be adding into another track from Status Quo Radio.

SPEAKING OF WHICH, wrote a new song for the album as well, and it's really starting to come together. You should see that sometime next week, since I'll be on Sands Of Anime business this weekend.

Right now, I'm writing this in between commercial breaks from RAW, which just featured a match between the Great Khali and Damien Sandow where I wish the announcement table would talk about twerk or how to download the WWE App.

Now, with setlist in hand for Sands of Anime, LET'S KICK THIS WEEK'S ASS!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Anime Cow Is Late For School, THE MASTER POST

Doing something a little different this week. ShadyVox was kind enough to grace us with his presence, and it was a lot of fun having him on, especially as a guest reader for "Anime Cow Is Late For School"

So, in honor of THE FINAL CHAPTER, here's the download links to all the episodes, AND a master post, collected, COMPLETELY UNALTERED!!!



PART 1: Episode 53 "Where The Guns At?"

PART 2: Episode 54 "I'm Already Pumping, So Pimp Me"

PART 3: Episode 58 "Bootleg Charlie Sheen"

PART 4: Episode 64: "No More Garbage"

PART 5: Episode 67 "I Hope Jared Leto Senpai Notices Me"

 FULL STORY BELOW THE CUT


Monday, December 23, 2013

SANTY QUO SUNDAY


1225 REPOST E'RY DAY Time has been on the exact opposite of my side all week, but I am getting some writing, however little progress I am making. Right now it's the "prepare for Christmas" Season, and afterwards, it'll be "Prepare for Sands Of Anime" Season, where I'm debuting my new and improved look. It'll be awesome. Or "Moe" as the Anime Kids say these days. These days, I split my time between two computers: The one I'm typing on now, and the one I do all my recording on. On the one hand it's terribly inconvenient, but on the other. After that it's "Prepare for Two Standard Events" Season. Then "Get Status Quo Radio Recorded" Season. :) HEY RHYTHM BASTARD, WHAT GETS YOU IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT? This playlist!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Echo Chamber Episode 66 Post Game

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE

OK, now time for the good stuff:

ANIME COW IS LATE FOR SCHOOL PART 5: THE FINAL CHAPTER

Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede was one day in school on a rampage when Anime Cow came in, late for school and said "I came here to kick ass and eat toast....And I finished my toast!" and bread crumbs fell from his mouth like cherry blossoms during the festival in which on enjoys the cherry blossoms because I am like, half Japanese and I know that shit kawaii desu.

"I may be late for school. but you are late... to you're own funeral!" said Anime Cow, wield the katana he had the whole time. "You'll be dead like Kennedy!"

"Could it be...? The mystical power...?" said Arcanon. Then a light donk noise happened.

"Aw yeah, it's the Mystical Power! Time to kick some ass!" said Jeff. Then another light donk noise happened.

"Oh... I knew you could do it Cow! Believe in yourself, and defeat Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede once for all and send him back to hell- I mean the Home For Infinite Losers!" Doink.

"I guess this baka gaijin puta is good for something..." said Mystakin, being all Tsundere. Doink.

"I'M BATMAN" said Batman in a reverent tone.

"Consider this your final exam" said Alphonse Elric, who was Anime Cow's teacher and upset that e was late for school but glad that he made it anyway to defeat Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede. Doink noise.

"420 BLAZE IT BLAZE IT SMOKE WEEK ERY DAY MOFOS" said Piccillo, before doing some marijuana needles. He ate 4 pots. "DOINK NOISE BITCHES!"

Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede used his dark magician magic on Anime Cow but Anime Cow only flew threw like 3 walls.

Anime Cow held his hands up and went "CURSE...YE...HA...ME....HA!!!!!"

Nothing happened.

"That's how stupid you're going to look after I kick your ass!" and then Anime Cow unleased the Mystical Power and Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede died.

"FOOLS!" yelled Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede. "THIS ISN'T EVEN MY FINAL FORM!"

Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede rose from the ground and was even buffer and more wizard like then before, and threw Anime Cow onto the planet Namek.

"Everyone! I need your strength!" Then everyone raised their hands up into the sky and a large blue sphere appeared in the sky!

"NO! IT COULDN'T BE!!!" said Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede in a very scared voice. He was feeling scared because of the large blue sphere.

"I don't know what that is." said Anime Cow. He had never seen the large blue sphere before. It didn't matter or anything because he just stabbed Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede with his Super Katana infused with Jeff's Beard's Wolf Spirit which he did off screen, but you should know about anyway.

Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede fell to Earth with a loud thud and unleashed his final form. I'm not going to describe what it looks like. Fuck you.

Then Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede shot Alphonse Elric with a gun. A regular ass gun. "IF I'M DYING, I'M TAKING YOU ALL WITH ME"

"Bullets! My one weakness! How did you know?" said Alphonse Elric.

Then Anime Cow won the battle and everyone in school cheered, except they were sad about Alphonse Elric dying. But he really didn't die, he just because Goku's werewolf baby, which Mystakin had immediately imprinted himself and named Anime Cow Jr. and it grew up by the strongest warrior ever.

Anime Cow was revered as a hero, and was given the Honorary Perfect Attendance Award at the end of the year, even though he was late for school.





"This is so fucking stupid" said Super Nintendo Owen, as Nic Cage humped a cow beside him.

THE END


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Status Quo Sunday Gets Some Press Going

First and foremost, the biggest change is the Press Page, where I put up all the articles and interviews, where I hope it gets to be a lot bigger next year.

I was in Indianapolis for the 9-5 this week, and that put a damper on a lot, but I'm back here now, and can get back to work!

So, a list of some of the podcasts that I've listened to on the flight there and back:
CM Punk on WTFPod 
As noted on my Heel Turn appearances, I like to watch Wrestling (and I have TLC open in another window). Listening to CM Punk, who is known for turning things on his head and cutting this promo:


So it was interesting hearing his story behind all of that, and a little insight into the business. Defintely one of those WTFPods that really motivates me.

P.S. Randy Orton is the Undisputed Super Mega WWE Ultra Champion of The World Heavy Weight Champion X

Super Best Friends Cast: Episode 18 
These guys are always a blast, and it's a 2.5 hour cast with Giant Bomb.

The F-Plus
This site I found out via Something Awful. As the title implies "Awful Things Read With Enthusiasm", it highlights the worst from the internet. Mixing could use some work, but other than that, a lot of funny stuff on there. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Echo Chamber Post Game Episode 65

Sorry this took so long to put up. I was on a business trip and that put a damper on things. 

IT'S TIME TO D-D-D-D---D-D-D-D-DOWNLOAD

Lots of talk about card games in this one. Allow me to recap:
ME: I went to a Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Qualifier this past weekend, and everyone looked like Bray Wyatt. (pictured below)
 
ANIME COW: I play Magic and work for a card shop that has dubious labor practices.
ARCANON: I play Yu-Gi-Oh.
ANIME COW: YUGIOHS A WHACK-ASS GAME FOR IDIOT BABIES
ARCANON: I unconcur.
ME: Who want's to talk about game theory you guys?

(Several days later)
OWEN: Fuckin' NERRRRRDS!

-Hahaha Bray Wyatt's real name is Windham Rotunda. It's funny 'cause he's fat.

-I could write an essay on aforementioned difference between all of them, but the main thing I will say is that the major difference between the three is what happens when a creature attacks:
Magic: A creature becomes "tapped" and cannot block your attack (unless it has an attribute known as Vigilance). Knowing this, you can either block or take the damage.
Yu-Gi-Oh: You cannot attack the player directly. You have to get rid of all the creatures he controls first.
Pokemon: You need to have one creature available to send into battle. If not, you lose. Also, a creature can be worn down over time. If you defeat 6 of your opponents creatures (which can be healed or switched out), you win.
Vanguard: Kill yourself, because you're playing Vanguard.

-Finally, because FUCK YOU:


-Contrast that with the Japanese opening, which while still obnoxiously mall punky, you can at least skank to it:


-Fun fact, the Yu-Gi-Oh card game, was not initially the main focus of the series. The author had an idea for a fighting manga without the fighting and "game" was the first thing he came up with. It changed every issue or so where he'd compete against someone via a different game. Interesting take, now it's a children's card game that EVERYONE TAKES SUPER FUCKING SERIOUSLY

-So, I was reading the Bitcoin Thread on Someting Awful, and it reminded me of this one time a girl tried to pay me in YuGiOh cards. Granted, she only got some buttons that I found, and I gave said cards right to little brother, but I thought… Is this how the YuGiOh Anime started?

Lemme back up a little bit: Bitcoins, while an interesting experiment, still have a lot going against them, and I always joke how if there was no more electricity, or internet, YuGiOh/MtG cards would make a way better currency because you can at least still play the game.

WHAT IF that little by little, the cards to the game slowly started replacing real money, and that’s why everyone takes a children’s card game SO FUCKING SERIOUSLY. It even explains why they’re so surprised when they see common cards: they’ve never had to use them as money.

So, then that means that all the game store owners became the new 1%ers, since they’re sitting on such a vast reserve.

Pegasus wasn’t a genius, he just worked the counter at Toys R’ Us


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Status Quo Sunday Seiges The Tower

NEW SONG: "Tower Seige"


Sorry it took so long, computer and hardware problems prolonged the process, but hey! I'm here with new tunes. Mix is a little rough, but when I send it out for the mailing list peeps, it'll be refurbished, and I'll update the Soundcloud accordingly.

Updates are going to be sparse this week, as I'm going to Indianapolis for business, but I'll try to have at least the podcast update ready before then.

Also, a new addition to the site will be "Press", where I'll be posting up all the news pieces and interviews I've done.

Short week for me this week, but I'll still be bullshitting on my emailFacebook, Twitter, and Tumblr while I freeze in Indiana!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Echo Chamber Post Game Episode 64

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE

-Head's up: Episode 5 of the epic "Anime Cow is Late For School" will come out in time for not next week's, but the week after, since I'm heading to a conference for work.

-Sorry to hear about Jeff, though.
YO EVERYONE, HERE'S SINGLE WHITE INFIDEL. HE'S A COOL DUDE WHO MAKES GOOD MUSIC AND ALSO PLAYS TABLETOP GAMES:
Bandcamp!
Rock Band Network!
His Website!
Cover of a Chiptune Song!

-Here's the Aziz Ansari bit on Conan!
I am that paranoid w/r/t messaging. Like I texted a friend for weekend plans, and he's like "I'm busy, how about Saturday or Sunday?" and I replied "Yeah, sure". Is that a dissappointed "yeah..." or a casual "Yeah, sure!" or a sarcastic "Yeah, SURE (I'd rather stick my dick in an anthill)" This was the same friend that was the reason I went to a Magic Tournament last weekend.

-Here's a link to my interview with Chimichanga Talk! Again!

-THIS WEEK'S ANIME BREAK BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRUNCHYROLL
Stella Women's Academy
Kill La Kill

-I don't know who I'm giving the Best Actor Award to really, but I'll probably give it to Owen for not being involved with this horrid affair, that will continue IN ITS OWN POST, DECEMBER 18TH, 2013.

DRIVE BACK HOME IS TEXT ONLY

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Status Quo Sunday Becomes the New Post Thanksgiving Holiday

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Eat Turkey? See family? Drove 3 hours only to go 3-5 at a Sealed PTQ, and have the I-95 backed up like a motherfucker at 11:30 PM on your way home?

OK, first, despite all the technical problems, a new song, titled "The Siege" will be released this Thursday. I finished crafting the lyrics yesterday, and finished the vocals just now, and I'm trying to find my way around REAPER so I can cut a good stem. After this song, the next two are related to Christmas things I'm working on.
 
Second, along with a download of "The Siege", I'm giving away a poster and CD to a random subscriber on the mailing list, so get it in now. I'm going to be sending it out/doing the drawing Monday night! 


Thirdly, Dino Hunter MD: The Sound Track is PAY WHAT YOU WANT (just as its always been)!
Cyber Monday came a day early!

I ordered a new Audio Interface, so everything is back on track, FINGERS CROSSED!!!