Christmas in February. 8-Bit Christmas, at least…

20 02 2009

8-Bit Jesus CD CaseSo I just got my physical copy of Dr. Octoroc’s 8-Bit Christmas and I’m loving the design of the case and the detail put into the artwork.  Excellent work all around.  You know I love the music, so I won’t go too much into that, but seriously, if you like chiptunes at all, or if you’re just a huge fan of the old NES days, you should get this album to dork out during the Christmas season.  

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Quick! Get The 1UP Show OST…Fo' Free!

10 01 2009

 

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

 

 

Not much to say here other than, if you ever liked the themes, bump, or background music for The 1UP Show, then here is your chance to own a piece of the action for the low, low price of NOTHING!  

 

Ryan O’Donnell, pretty much the creator of, and head of the 1UP Show prior to the dismantling of everything holy within the 1UP Network, has decided to put up all that work between him and Caesar Quintero, and let you, the longtime fan, get the music for free.  You can click HERE to get the OST.  I’ve always been a fan of the summer theme, and I LOVED the theme they were using up until the end, with the Japanese and all…check it out, if you haven’t…

 

Also, if you have interest in the 1UP FM crew, or the 1UP Show crew, you should definitely check out Rebel FM, the podcast of the dejected rejected from 1UP. 🙂  It’s pretty good for info right now, and I expect it to continue well.  (And yes, there is an RSS feed, and it IS available through iTunes, read their site for details.)  Frankly, I think Eat.Sleep.Game has the possibility to get some decent advertising if they do things right.  People want to hear what these specific people want to say about gaming.  And right now, that site is the only place for it.  Good luck, y’all….





Quick! Get The 1UP Show OST…Fo’ Free!

10 01 2009

 

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

The 1Up Show - The Movie, The Game, The Movie

 

 

Not much to say here other than, if you ever liked the themes, bump, or background music for The 1UP Show, then here is your chance to own a piece of the action for the low, low price of NOTHING!  

 

Ryan O’Donnell, pretty much the creator of, and head of the 1UP Show prior to the dismantling of everything holy within the 1UP Network, has decided to put up all that work between him and Caesar Quintero, and let you, the longtime fan, get the music for free.  You can click HERE to get the OST.  I’ve always been a fan of the summer theme, and I LOVED the theme they were using up until the end, with the Japanese and all…check it out, if you haven’t…

 

Also, if you have interest in the 1UP FM crew, or the 1UP Show crew, you should definitely check out Rebel FM, the podcast of the dejected rejected from 1UP. 🙂  It’s pretty good for info right now, and I expect it to continue well.  (And yes, there is an RSS feed, and it IS available through iTunes, read their site for details.)  Frankly, I think Eat.Sleep.Game has the possibility to get some decent advertising if they do things right.  People want to hear what these specific people want to say about gaming.  And right now, that site is the only place for it.  Good luck, y’all….





Doctor Octoroc Needs Your Help!

18 12 2008

Hey there, readers!  Well, this is the kind of thing I have to admit, that I absolutely love the blogosphere (which is different from the Blagosphere)…when one blogger notices a problem with another blogger, and reaches out to help.

Ein - Doctor Octorocs puppy

Ein - Doctor Octoroc's puppy

So, any of you who checked out or downloaded Doctor Octoroc’s Christmastime “8-Bit Jesus” over at his site, Doc needs some assistance.  His six month old puppy, Ein, has gallstones (kidney or bladder stones?  I an not a doctor.  Good thing Octoroc is…) that are too large for him to pass, and therefore requires surgery.  No, Doc Oc is not asking for you to pay for the surgery.  Instead, he’s asking that if you liked the album, and if you were considering buying the physical copy, that he needs you to pay in advance, instead of when it comes out.  See, he doesn’t have the cash to create the CDs, but will with your contribution of $15.  So, it’s giving, yes.  And it’s giving during the holidays, in a sense of cameraderie and fellowship, but it’s also a two-fer, because on top of the sense of giving, you’ll also get the physical CD (with more tracks than listed on the site) of “8-Bit Jesus.”  You can read more about this situation and learn how to donate, by clicking this sentence.

So, let’s help a brother out, and take some pity on his dog, eh?  I can’t do it right now, but I plan on doing it after Christmas, when I’ve got a little more cash to spend.  Let’s support some cool chiptune interesting-ness (of course it’s a word!) and help someone out in the community as well!





Like Christmas? Dig Old-Skool Gaming?

8 12 2008

 

Jesus Saves! Everyone else needs to roll for damage.

Jesus Saves! Everyone else needs to roll for damage.

Then you ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY have to get this free download from doctoroctoroc.com, called 8-Bit Jesus, which is all chiptune Christmas music in the theme of your favorite NES games.  My favorites thus far are “Carol of the Belmonts” and “Ryu the Red-Nosed Ninja.”  

Man, this is awesome.





Christian Hip-Hop/Rap: The Best Music You Haven’t Heard

23 11 2008

 

To Hell With the Devil?  More Like To Hell With Your Albums!

To Hell With the Devil? More Like To Hell With Your Albums!

Little break from the recent posts about gaming to mention something that is near and dear to my heart: Christian Hip-Hop and Rap.  As a kid who came into his own, musically, in the early 90s, one of the best things about that era were the dance and rap classics from that era.  I’m talking about artists like Boyz II Men, Bell Biv Devoe, Run DMC, LL Cool J, and even more recent stuff like Eminem and Jay-Z…

 

So, around the end of my college experience, around the winter of 2001, I had all this music that I loved to listen to (not just rap, but for this post, we’ll ignore the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, They Might Be Giants, and others that I love as well) and a growing sense inside of me that while I loved this music, I needed to feed the Holy Spirit, and reinforce my belief.  

But here’s the thing, people… The Christian music that I grew up with in my home was stuff like Petra, Michael Card, and Keith Green.  Good stuff for its era, but really?  It was musical retreads, mostly.  Petra was trying to rock, but really just 80’s hair ballad stuff.  Michael Card was musically gifted, but just harkened back to Mid-Life-Crisis Billy Joel.  And while I respect and really like a lot of Keith Green, he was very dated firmly in the 70s.  It was like, there was nothing for my generation.  Sure DC Talk existed, but they were very fake-seeming.  Their lyrics were spot-on theologically, but an album called Nu Thang?  Really?

So, when I became a volunteer youth group leader at my church about 5 years ago, I started raiding their music collection to see the state of Christian music in the opening of the 21st century.  While a lot of efforts are decent, most are about a year old, in terms of pop trends (especially if you listen to the crap they play on an endless loop on K-Love).  So, what’s a guy who loves music to do?  

(read beyond the jump for a couple sample songs, as well as suggestions)

Read the rest of this entry »





Christian Hip-Hop/Rap: The Best Music You Haven't Heard

23 11 2008

 

To Hell With the Devil?  More Like To Hell With Your Albums!

To Hell With the Devil? More Like To Hell With Your Albums!

Little break from the recent posts about gaming to mention something that is near and dear to my heart: Christian Hip-Hop and Rap.  As a kid who came into his own, musically, in the early 90s, one of the best things about that era were the dance and rap classics from that era.  I’m talking about artists like Boyz II Men, Bell Biv Devoe, Run DMC, LL Cool J, and even more recent stuff like Eminem and Jay-Z…

 

So, around the end of my college experience, around the winter of 2001, I had all this music that I loved to listen to (not just rap, but for this post, we’ll ignore the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, They Might Be Giants, and others that I love as well) and a growing sense inside of me that while I loved this music, I needed to feed the Holy Spirit, and reinforce my belief.  

But here’s the thing, people… The Christian music that I grew up with in my home was stuff like Petra, Michael Card, and Keith Green.  Good stuff for its era, but really?  It was musical retreads, mostly.  Petra was trying to rock, but really just 80’s hair ballad stuff.  Michael Card was musically gifted, but just harkened back to Mid-Life-Crisis Billy Joel.  And while I respect and really like a lot of Keith Green, he was very dated firmly in the 70s.  It was like, there was nothing for my generation.  Sure DC Talk existed, but they were very fake-seeming.  Their lyrics were spot-on theologically, but an album called Nu Thang?  Really?

So, when I became a volunteer youth group leader at my church about 5 years ago, I started raiding their music collection to see the state of Christian music in the opening of the 21st century.  While a lot of efforts are decent, most are about a year old, in terms of pop trends (especially if you listen to the crap they play on an endless loop on K-Love).  So, what’s a guy who loves music to do?  

(read beyond the jump for a couple sample songs, as well as suggestions)

Read the rest of this entry »