By TheJohn 8 Comments
Music and moonshine
It started, as most musical endeavors do, with a conversation at an after party some months ago. Fueled by confidence of the fermented sort I requested a pianist to record some songs far removed from my usual repertoire. A friend of mine latched on to the idea, but as always with conversations like these, nothing really came out of it.
Until this weekend.
Since our initial conversation, my friend has built a small recording studio in his trailer, next to his still and the pillow that his neighbors cat usually sleeps on. It's cramped, but functional. Perfect for a duo who doesn't mind the drip-drip-drip sound of distillation, and knows how to appreciate the unconditional love only other peoples cats can give.
Sadly, we were unable to fit a working piano in there, so we had to settle for a smaller, electronic one, but beggars can't be choosers.
After spit-balling a couple of ideas, we recorded a song my friend wrote for the acoustic guitar a while back. There's other songs in the pipeline, but thanks to the aforementioned still, this is the only one we got down on tape during our first session.
So if you can appreciate a raspy voiced, piano based dirge, please check out our efforts at http://www.myspace.com/555718947
Oh, if anyone know any better way of sharing mp3s for free, please let me know in the comments. Myspace is weird.
The addiction that is Dragon Age
I've already finished Dragon Age twice on my PS3, and loved (almost) every second of it, so I decided to get a new harddrive, just to be able to download all the DLC and the Awakenings expansion. Problem is, I let my friend borrow the game a while back, and he's taking his time finishing it, leaving me disc less and jonesing for that sweet, sweet RPG kick.
Add to my situation, I'll be on the road for most of the coming year. I'll be traveling so much next year that I'll move out from my apartment and will be putting most of my stuff into storage. And I'll be leaving pretty soon, so there's no chance of me finishing it all before I leave.
So the nerd in me decided to just buy the damn game again, this time on Steam, get all the DLC from there and put it on my laptop, which I'll be bringing along with me all year.
I justify this by telling myself that the experience is said to be better on the PC anyway, and that by supporting this game on PC, I do my share in ensuring that Bioware will continue to make awesome RPGs in years to come. I hope.
Coupled with Borderlands and Torchlight, I believe that my traveling setup is close to perfect, and that I shouldn't have to buy another game until I get a new apartment sometime in the early stages of 2012. Or, you know, until the next Steam sale. Whichever comes first.