'Twas the night before Mancember and all through the woodshop, not a creature was stirring, because all creatures fear the all-watchful, all-powerful eye of Santa the Klaus.
It's interesting the difference between being normal-everyday exhausted and being exhausted from creating an ambitious multimedia music and comedy spectacular with your fun and talented friends. It's an exhilarating experience, let me tell ya!
It all comes to fruition tomorrow (Friday, the 13th!) as we crank up Mancember 2013! We filled up our early show, but there are a few seats left for the 9:30 PM show, so click on our ridiculous faces below and get 'em whilst you can!
I guess some people do still buy CDs! Physical orders of my new Sad EP (available here at the online store) are zipping out the door as we speak. If you get the order in before Friday, my elves and I will be able to get them out to you before the looming holiday!
Coupled with Happy, Anywhere and some discounted T-shirts, you could fill an entire oddly-shaped stocking with djp gear if you were so inclined!
If downloads and streaming are more your speed, you can get the new record on my Bandcamp store or any of these fine services and more:
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TIME TO GET SAD!
No, like, not "get sad" as in "start crying", but get Sad as in get my new EP of that title. Produced by the one and only Andrew Osenga, this is the 2nd installment of my Mental State Trilogy (following my previous release Happy and preceding next year's Twisted) and I'm most pleased with how it turned out. Most pleased indeed. Lest you forget, it is now the holiday season and CDs fit relatively well into stockings.
Tickets are now posted for Mancember 2013! If you are in Nashville on December 13th, I highly recommend checking out the show. We sold out quickly last year, so make sure to grab your tickets as soon as possible! $5, no fees, no muss, no fuss.
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I came across this video talking about rhyme schemes. I'm probably nerding out on you here, but I found it really interesting. For those of you who didn't sit through classes on this, it gives a nice overview of different lyrical rhyme schemes in rap.
While I was visiting the folks a couple weeks ago, I came upon a bunch of old recordings from my bands in high school and college. It's interesting to take note of how my own application of these ideas (to a much lesser skill level) has matured. I learned that A) I was really bad but also B) I didn't even give much thought to how the rhyme of the lyrics flowed. I remember thinking "I'm just going to say what I want to say." And while there might be a grain of truth to that, I think I was also disrespecting the listener to a certain degree.
What I'm saying is that you deserve better than AABB and I'll try my best to give it to you.