Deepest Dungeon is a song about crawling around in dungeons, killing monsters and collecting loot. Or what some people call “a great way to spend the weekend”. It’s my second song inspired by gaming, and probably not the last…
I’m crowdsourcing, kind of.
After I wrote Save or Die, I decided to let “the crowd” (that’s you) decide whether the world needed more nerd rock songs by yours truly. I am humbled and happy to report, that there were people out there who wanted that to happen. If you’re one of them, thank you for helping me overcome my own insecurities!
Anyway, here is it, download Deepest Dungeon from Bandcamp. You get to name your own price, starting at free. Again, thank you for the support and encouragement.
Let’s rock ‘n’ roll some dice!
“Save or Die” is inspired by one of the tensest moments in gaming. That last chance, where everything comes down to this one final roll of the dice. Usually, when it gets to this point, it’s because things have already gone to hell. If you’ve ever played roleplaying games, you know what I’m talking about.
Whenever I have an idea for a song, I record it as a voice memo on my phone. Sometimes it will just be a line or two, sometimes it’s a chord progression or a melody. Yesterday, I stumbled across the outline of a song without any lyrics attached – just humming where the words were supposed to go. I started typing whatever wanted to come out, and after a few hours of work – I had a song!
I suppose this is nerd rock. I’ve been inspired to try writing some songs like this for a while; since the busking session at Emerald City Comic Con especially (see the post on ECCC for more on that). I love getting inspired by talented people!
The song is free, unless you want to pay for it. Get it on Bandcamp and check out my other songs in the shop.
We watch a lot of Adult Swim in our household, which also means watching a lot of Family Guy and American Dad. After a few years of this, I have come to the conclusion that Seth MacFarlane is a creative genius (unlike the watered down kind at the Apple store). Though many people are involved in the creation of the aforementioned shows, those shows are still MacFarlane’s babies. And I am definitely a fan.
Please allow me to introduce my new song – the first in a long time – and a tribute to mr. Seth MacFarlane. The song was written, recorded and uploaded to the Interwebz in about five hours.
Kelly and I have been talking about how many television shows, movies, music videos and other pop culture treasures, that have been “tainted” by MacFarlane through references in his shows. This was a major source of inspiration for the song.
Not all the inspiration came from MacFarlane, however. In fact, two other tribute songs played a part as well. One is “Nugget Man” by Paul & Storm, which planted the idea of writing a tribute song in my head, and the classic “Song for Bob Dylan” by David Bowie. All of this was mixed together in my brain, and this is what came out. I hope you enjoy it.