Orange is depressing...and how!

Depressed Orange Robot

Depressed Orange Robot is a character I originally drew back in high school. He was made pretty much for the sole purpose of making a t-shirt, which I wore a lot back then.

There’s a bit of fiction surrounding him and some other characters in his world, but the short version of it all is: Orange Robot is encased in fabric and stuffing, so he looks like a stuffed toy. He lives in a perpetual state of depression because it’s the only emotional state he was programmed to have. Even so, he has found that he enjoys eating sour oranges, even though they also make him sad because they are orange like him and orange is a depressing color.

Orange Robot’s only friend is a gelatinous lump that follows him around. Also; as far as he knows, his over-sized arms and hands serve no useful purpose, they’re just heavy.

So, here’s Orange Robot, living in his bland world, feeling sorry for himself. It’s OK to give him a hug if you feel like it. It won’t make him happy, but at least he can’t get any more depressed than he already is. :)





New music

1. Everything Resolves, Eventually
[download MP3]

Went into chill out territory this time. Strings, pads, piano, horn and little percussive noises abound. At 5 1/2 minutes, this is the longest track I’ve written in a while. Just relax and drift away. :)


2. Deep-Fried Dropkick
[download MP3]

An upbeat hip hop and disco inspired track. Big synths, guitar, electric piano and organ fill this one out. It's kind of sparse because it's prepared for vocals.


I played through Mirror's Edge on the PC a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. The running was natural feeling and pretty easy to do. The graphics and sound were also very nice. I'm still playing the time trial modes, though I'm only getting 3 star runs.

Currently I'm playing FEAR 2: Project Origin. I think I'm getting close to the end of it. It has some annoyances, but I'm liking it a lot so far. After FEAR 2 I plan on playing Trine or maybe some of these Telltale Adventure games I've been amassing. :P

I'm also playing Plants vs. Zombies, usually while listening to podcasts (Giant Bombcast, Invisible Walls, Epic Battle Cry) cause it's easy to do both at the same time. I'm not a big tower defense fan, but I'm liking this game. I have Defense Grid whenever I finish Plants vs. Zombies.

Movies and stuff

I never watch TV and I rarely watch movies. I've started using Hulu though to watch some nature documentaries and ended up watching a couple anime series as well: Death Note and Shikibane Hime (Corpse Princess). Both were good, though I think Death Note was more engaging and had a better style. I have Voltron cued up as well, cause's Voltron.

Lots of new music from me


Been busy writing music. Got some new tracks here for ya.

1. Making Contact

Post-Rock influenced track. Lots of guitars drenched in delay along with rock drums and a few synths.

Download mp3: THA – Making Contact

2. Impact Event

Big beat / Breaks. This is for a game project I'm working on. Giant robot battle music. Mainly synths, breakbeats and strings.

Download mp3: THA – Impact Event

3. Aperture: Deja Vu Soundtrack

Eight ambient and IDM tracks for the Portal mod, "Aperture: Deja Vu". Lots of drones, floating pads, hums, buzzes and things like that. The final track is the only one that has drums.

Download zip: Aperture: Deja Vu Soundtrack

or individual mp3s:

1. Deja Vu
2. Coil
3. Cyclical Chambers
4. Soul of the Machine
5. Administrator Access
6. Redundancy
7. Paramnesia
8. Why Did You Come Here

Thanks for listening!

800 sales in 5 days! ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition is kicking ass

According to the download history provided by Microsoft, ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition is selling like crazy!

Days on Market: 5 (May 6th to May 10th.)
Trials: 8171
Sales: 800
Conversion Rate 9.79%
Total Earnings: $5,420.80


It's a Community Game. It's 800 Microsoft Points. It's not really even a game, but music software. Review sites aren't reviewing it. News sites aren't posting it's press release.

Yet still; 800 sales in 5 days.

*insert image of Jeff's mind exploding here* :D

ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition released on XBOX Live!

Date: May 06, 2009
Developer: Mad Ninja Skillz
Platform: XBOX Live Community Games

ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition (EZMHE) is a loop-based music creation program developed by Mad Ninja Skillz in association with music producer The Hamster Alliance. EZMHE makes music creation fun and easy with a streamlined interface and intuitive controls.


  1. Over 600 music loops
  2. 10 track sequencer
  3. XBOX Live support: Share your mixes
  4. Volume automation: Use presets or make manual edits
  5. Built-in tutorial system



Features Walkthrough:

For more information visit:

Mad Ninja Skillz

The Hamster Alliance


ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition Walkthrough Video

A new ezmuze video is up on GameTrailers. ezmuze Hamst3r Edition is super-close to release now! It's 75% through the peer review process, so I'm guessing it'll be up on the marketplace in the next week or two. There's no way to tell tho, so my guess is as certain as a Windows Progress bar. :D

Check it out:


HD version:


Oh and you get to see what I look like. heh.


I've had some time to work on music too and I've finished quite a few tracks!

If you just want to hear the music and don't care about the back story to it, go here: THA Radio

If you want more info on the tracks, go here:

Slow Loris

Marble Madness Remix

The End of Us All

Attaining Liberation