Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Ramblatory Nonsense – Episode 02 – Adventure games rant, Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, etc.

June 28, 2010

I did not intend to do a podcast (if you even want to call these things a podcast) so soon again. But hearing the guys on Rebel FM talk about Gray Matter, briefly, got me fired up. I ranted for a good 9 minutes or so. Then I talked a bit about Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, and some other random junk. When talking about the stuff I’d built in the past, I got distracted and moved on before mentioning that I also built a portable NES and a portable PS2 before as well. The PS2 died, unfortunately.

Music in this episode: Ozma – Bad Dogs (Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco 3/28/2003) and Lorraine (live acoustic at Digevent).

Forgot to add ID3 tags this time. Feeling too lazy to re-upload it.

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Ramblatory Nonsense – Episode 01 – The Elder Scrolls

June 25, 2010

A podcast? What? Yeah, so, I start lots of projects and things and usually never finish them. Here’s the newest one.

I hate you.

Introductory episode of the podcast discussing The Elder Scrolls series of games by Bethesda Softworks. All three parts of it were recorded without planning ahead, which is why the name fits so well. I’m completely rambling. Still experimenting with things. File had to be compressed a lot due to my host only accepting small files. Which means the audio quality is fairly bad. Really makes the music sound terrible especially. If you’re used to listening to podcasts, you’re probably used to it though.

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FAWM Approaches! (a blog renewed?)

January 12, 2010

Frightening prospect. Maybe this blog will get some use now? Sorry about that, dear nonexistent readers. It turned out that my back has gotten so bad that I can’t actually sit upright in a chair at a table/desk long enough to solder anything. It was very frustrating to realize that after all the planning and preparation I’d done. Oh well.

So yes, FAWM. That’d be February Album Writing Month for you noobs out there. Who knows how much I’ll write this year. Though if I do finish anything, I have a feeling the quality will be a bit better this time. Not the writing quality – oh no that will still be terrible – but the production quality. It’ll still be noisy and lo-fi sounding, but there should be better drums and stuff. We shall see.

During FAWM, I’ll probably do a lot of whining and complaining here on this blog to get my frustrations out while attempting to write. I might even cross-post the songs here as well as on the FAWM site.

Project ADD

September 4, 2009

This is a real issue for me. It always has been. I’ll plan out something or start working on something and then suddenly a new project occurs to me and I move onto that. This tends to result in a lot of half-finished things. We’re going to call this phenomena “Project ADD” or “pADD” for short.

So, since my arm was screwed up today and I couldn’t do anything, I spent a lot of time surfing and researching different things. I’ve got a laptop that I bought well over a year ago that I’d planned to upgrade and resell. Never got around to it (standard pADD) and when I wanted to again, I suddenly had no money. It still needs a hard drive. Well, I still don’t have any money. But I want to get some use out of it, even if I can’t sell it yet. I’m now planning on building a hard drive converter to be able to use a larger 3.5″ hard drive with it. Since that’s all I’ve got. It’s going to be fairly simple, yet time consuming. I mean, it’s 40 pins! Crazy. It’ll probably take an hour or two. Who knows. If I remember to, I’ll take pictures of it.

So that’s what I’m planning to do tomorrow assuming my arm feels better. Unless the dreaded pADD strikes again.

First!

September 2, 2009

I really hate “first!” posters and I suppose I hate first posts as well. To get things started off, here’s something I made recently:

Here we have a mashup. The songs being “All of Your Love” by Hellogoodbye and “Don’t Trust Me” by 3OH!3. I call it “Don’t Trust Your Love.” Logical title, no?

I’m currently taking part in the 50 Songs in 90 Days challenge. Well, theoretically, anyways. It started on July 1st and I’ve only completed one song. Whoops. I’d post it here, but I haven’t figured out how to post a flash mp3 player yet. That demo of it sucks anyways. I need to redo it. But yeah, I’ve actually been working on two songs in the last week or so. Problem is I’m not in the mood for it very often. I open them up once a day or so, maybe add or tweak something, then close them. Both songs are nowhere near done. Pathetic really, considering I finished that first song in a matter of hours. Going to be using some new techniques this time, however. We’ll see how that goes.