I’ve been carrying my Gameboy with me everywhere lately, working on some new chiptune tracks using Nanoloop 1. I love the new tracks I’ve been working on and even started a couple covers of old Sebadoh songs.
Yeah, I know it’s random that I’m working on chiptune covers of Sebadoh songs, but deal with it. Anyways, I’m not sure what will happen, but hopefully I’ll sit down and record a bunch of the new original tracks and release them as an EP or something. Here’s one of my favorites so far:
I had a much better time at South By Southwest than I expected. I had always feared the big crowds and long lines, but since I was in town for work, I thought I’d give it a shot. The key is to not have your mind set on anything. There’s a ton of great music in Austin this time of year, so forget about seeing a band you love and check out some random bands (with smaller crowds) instead.
I’ll share a list of great bands below, but first I wanted to talk about a few of my personal highlights from South By Southwest.
I stumbled into a Dr. Octagon reunion show with Dan The Automator, Kool Keith, and QBert. Afterwards I got a chance to hang out with Q-Bert and he told me that he got some early inspiration for his scratches by watching yo-yoers. That blew my mind since a bunch of us yo-yoers got inspiration from hip hop, scratching, and QBert in particular. I even had a trick named “Galactic Butthair”, the name of the QBert’s record label.
Happy 2018 y’all. I’ve been cranking away at a bunch of new things already this year. It’s nice to finally be coming out of my funk and being productive again. Later this week I hope to launch a Kickstarter for a collection of hand-folded mini comics, and after that I’ll be doing another yo-yo Kickstarter. Most of my creativity has been focused towards music though, with 4 new song ideas fleshed out this year.