Monday, May 28, 2018

Status Quo Sunday Asks: Where Ya Been Bastard?

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Where Ya Been Lars?" by MC Lars

The intro to MC Lars's "This Gigantic Robot Kills".

So where have I been?

Basically working on this new song.

I spent all of Labor Day setting this up,

So things have been slow, just setting up everything for the future!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Status Quo Sunday Is Playin' Around


OK! So, I'm finally getting some momentum on this month's song, and I'm liking how it's turning out. So my missing Dominaria song is going to be May's Patreon song.

For June, there's a couple things in the pan, but I want that project to be a "Sell Out" album, where I try to compose over video games and take on whatever goes on SongTrader.


Status Quo Radio Playmat

I will have some over stock available on my Bandcamp, but those are limited in supply. I also pan on having my Dino Hunter MD Playmat up on Inked Gaming as well. 

JAM OF THE WEEK: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino

Wow, this is really a music video for the internet age: Using a unique hook to draw the viewer in, and has plenty of small details open to interpretation that become clear on multiple repeats. I want to go back and listen to Childish Gamino's other songs!

Let me just go on YouTube to get the embed code and-

JAM OF THE WEEK TAKE TWO: "Redbone" by Childish Gambino

OK, this is another Childish Gambino that hasn't been memed to the point of diluting the original. It's a soothing, calming blanket I can wrap my self up in at night.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Status Quo Sunday Tries To Keep It Together


New job is REALLY kicking my ass. That, combined with me not being as into Magic as I used to be has made this new song difficult. I'll still finish it and I have plenty of other songs in the pocket.I have a very taxing job, both physically and mentally, so when I come home I find it difficult to work on music. There's this thing called "Spoon Theory" that KIND OF reflects how I've been feeling. For however much I've been slacking, sanity, stability and my day job have to come first.

One thing I proposed doing for next month's (June) Patreon is to do a smaller album of shorter songs that are designed to get me work, whether it's game music or whatever's popping on SongTradr. I have WAY more songs on my plate, as well as 10th Anniversary Album stuff to do, but doing smaller, more manageable projects will keep me more sane and on schedule.


The video of last November's 3000 Brigade Performance is now available!

YOU might think it's a funny show full of sexy jokes, sexy violence and sexy dancing with all of your favorite characters from all across video games and pop culture, buuuuut.... It is. It really is, screw my anxiety making me think I looked dumb.

Anyway, here's a trip to THE GUN SHOW (photo courtesy of Ben Badger):

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WOW what a ride. I figured it would end the way it did, since Virtue's Last Reward and Zero Time Dilema ended in a similar way with "Oh yeah, the world ended and we're all keeping you here for reasons". Junko's monologues went on for way to long, and it got boring after a while, striding into downright annoying with all the voice changes. Still, despite the plot getting both ridiculously full of holes, yet still predictable, it still kept me going to the next week.

Hopefully DR2 improves on a lot of stuff while cutting a lot of the fat (HANGMAN'S GAMBIT!!! BULLET TIME BATTLE!!! WHY YOU SO USELESS?!?!?!?)

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix)" by N.E.R.D.

As far as I'm concerned, this is the definitie version of this song. YEAH IT'S FROM SSX 3, I'M DOING THAT AGAIN.

The original version of "Rock Star" was more subtle and a really nice lick, but it was a little too repetitive, broken up by the drum stings that distract more than add variety. Jason Nevins turns everything WAY THE HELL UP, and adds way more variety with little additions in the productions, varying the guitar pattern a little and dropping everything out at juuuuust the right point so that when everything feels like it SLAMS back.

It's in regular rotation in my workout mix.