I realize I’m probably pretty late to the party here, but I recently got ahold of a sound programmer for the Ricoh 2A03 (the NES CPU, for the non-super-nerdy).
So how could I not throw together a dirty, crunchy 8-bit video game style tune with it?
Planet Earth is blue, indeed, to have lost both the King of Space and the Voice of God in the same manner, at the same age, in the same awful, awful week.
Farewell to the Pharaoh of Freaks, the Sultan of Strange, the Wizard of Weird. Goodbye to the Sheriff of Nottingham, the Raider of Nakatomi, the Master of Potions. May your contributions to the world continue to entertain and inspire.
Under the serious moonlight.
Posted in General, Music Tagged Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Die Hard, Dogma, film, Flight of the Conchords, Galaxy Quest, Harry Potter, Labyrinth, Let's Dance, Robin Hood, space, Space Oddity
I was recently tasked with whipping up a piece of trailer/promotional music for Shauna Scheets’s
(say that five times fast) to be used for its upcoming fourth volume. Steampunk Serials
I ended up doing a less techno-oriented (and more appropriately clock-y) rendition than this for production, but I like how this one turned out well enough to share it.
Folio 4: Stars of a Type is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle.
Since I bothered to take the effort to write it, I suppose I’ll post the theme to
The Learning Corner, unaccompanied by a talking bird.
I was going for that whole ’80s NOVA education-y vibe.
Initial score demo for an upcoming sci-fi short film. Very synthy.
As both a copyeditor and long-time Weird Al fan (I’ve seen him live three times – he puts on a fantastic show!), how could I not share his parody of “Blurred Lines”? (>^-‘)>
If you missed it earlier this week, check it out in all its perfection below.
Posted in Music Tagged Blurred Lines, copyediting, editing, English, language, Mandatory Fun, Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Weird Al, Word Crimes, words, writing
I haven’t posted anything music-related in a little while, so I figured I’d share a little something I’ve been working on.
I was asked to do the music for a short film of my brother’s, and this was the demo chosen out of the handful I put together for it. I was going for kind of an ’80s noir vibe with it.
Hope you enjoy!
Well…this is embarrassing!
I had said I was going to draw a winner for the book giveaway today, but…apparently no one entered! I guess that will teach me for trying my hand at viral marketing. (>^-‘)>
So, instead, I shall leave you with the prototype title theme for a classic point-and-click adventure game a colleague and I are developing.
This is probably the final revision of the first piece I posted on here back whenever. At least, I should probably stop tweaking at it before I go mad. (>^-‘)>
Here is a brief little piece I wrote earlier this week for the piano, cello, and clarinet.
Just…because? Yes. That must surely be why. Have a good week, all!