So I made this song, and I should probably credit my friend Carey for introducing me to “Shake It Off” one morning in her office, with her yelling at me “You should make a rap song out of this!” She planted the seed in my head, that later became this song. And I have to say, I’m pretty proud of it. I have a tradition of taking famouspopsongs and making raps out of them, so I guess it was only a matter of time before I took this song and flipped it (and for the record, I have always loved this song since that first morning in Carey’s office, I ain’t embarrassed. It’s a great pop song). So here’s a good way to get your week off and popping, or something.
Don’t forget, my 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon is still happening October 18! For 24 hours straight, I will write, record and post music, and you can pledge a per song amount or lump sum donation by emailing email@example.com! A portion of all proceeds go to RAINN.org, to fight sexual violence and abuse. Support indie music, support a good cause, tune in and watch me make a ton of music from scratch!
You know that feeling you get, after watching one of these modern superhero flicks? That time between the end of the movie, and waiting for the after-the-credits scene? When you sit around with your friends, adrenaline pumping, geeking out, just wasting time as those credits roll by? No, just me? Okay.
In any case, I wrote a song just riffing on that kind of an abstract concept, and I’m pretty proud of it. I hope you enjoy it.
My 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon is still happening October 18. I will write, record and post music for 24 Hours straight, all in the name of raising money, a portion of which will benefit RAINN.org, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence and abuse charity. Last time I did this (in the infamous laptop theft of 2012), I made 16 songs in 24 hours. This year, I am trying to break 20.
You can donate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and pledging a per-song or lump sum amount. If you wish, you can set a maximum amount for your pledge. I’m excited to make a bunch of music for you, and raise some money for a good cause in the process.
So please support if you can, and let’s do some good in the name of nerd rap! Or..something like that.
No new music, as I’ve been west coast bound for a bit. But I got Rose City Comic Con this weekend, and don’t forget!…
PLEDGE TO THE 24 HR RAP-A-THON, OCTOBER 18 24 hours of making and posting new music! Pledge a per-song amount (optional cap) or lump-sum by emailing email@example.com. Portion of proceeds benefit RAINN.org, to fight sexual abuse and assault! More info here.
If you needed a reminder why adamwarrock.com is worth supporting, here’s all the free music I’ve posted up just this year:
I’ll be at Rose City Comic Con this weekend in Portland, OR! Come by and see me tabling at R-11 on Saturday. I’ll also be doing these events:
Oni Sweet Sixteen Party @ Union/Pine (info) Friday, 9/19 - 7:00PM Invite only! Come celebrate 16 years of Oni with free food and bar, as well as a performance by…well, me. I’ll also be DJing after the set, so come by, have fun, celebrate one of the coolest indie presses around.
Nerd Music Panel Saturday, 9/20 4:00PM Panel with Kirby Krackle & The Doubleclicks. I’ll be up there too. Talking, and uh, stuff.
I’ll have CDs, tshirts, and free stickers, and mostly just giving out good vibes. So come by and say hi!
Hey Southern California people! Come out to Central Coast Comic Con in Ventura, CA today. I’ll be performing at their after party tonight at Bombay’s, Doors at 9pm. $5 donation to charity for entry (or free with VIP Con Badge). Come by and say hi!
Listener Jemal emailed and asked me if I would do a Lumberjanes song. Being that I had read Lumberjanes, and that it’s a really good comic, I was like, “Sure!” See? It’s that easy to have your dreams come true.
It’s weird, I’ve had such a busy summer with work, touring, moving and getting settled into a new city - I’ve fallen insanely behind on a lot of comics (except X-Men, still caught up with that. Mystique? Really, Chuck?). So in a weird way, I’ve found it easier to follow non-big-Two books that have their own contained stories. Things like Lumberjanes, where you can follow a single title that has a vision by one creative team and isn’t bogged down by decades of canon to follow.
Anyway, that’s a tangent. The point is that if you like Gravity Falls and summer camp scary stories and good comics, you should definitely read Lumberjanes, from Boom by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis (art by Brooke Allen). It’s a great title, and one that you can hand to even younger readers and feel good about. For more information, check out Boom’s page on the comic.
Also, this Saturday I’ll be at Bombay’s in Ventura, CA performing at the official Central Coast Comic Con after party. Doors at 9m $5 donation to get in! More info here. Next week, Rose City Comic Con.
On October 18, I’ll be doing a 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon! 24 hours of me writing, recording and posting as many songs as I can. Pledge a per-song (optional cap) or lump sum donation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of proceeds will go to benefit RAINN.org, to fight sexual assault. Last time I did this, I made sixteen songs in a day. Can I beat it?
This weekend I’ll be at Central Coast Comic Con in Ventura, CA! On Saturday, I’ll be performing at their official after party at Bombay’s, free with a VIP badge or $5 at the door donation for charity. More info here.
So uh, I accidentally lost the previous mission statement post in an editing/computer/internet mishap, but here’s some updates from the past week at adamwarrock.com
[24 Hour Rap-A-Thon] October 18, I’ll be doing the 2nd 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon. To summarize, it’s where I wake up, and for 24 hours straight, I try to write, record and post as many songs as possible (last time I made 16). If you want to pledge a per-song amount or a lump-sum amount, email it to email@example.com (you can also set a maximum donation amount with your pledge). This time, a portion of the proceeds will go to RAINN.org, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. Help support indie music and do some good in the process. More info.
[West Coast Shows] I’ll be at Bombay’s in Ventura, CA on Sept 13 performing at the official afterparty for Central Coast Comic Con (where I’ll also be tabling). More info.
I’ll be at Rose City Comic Con, headlining and DJing the Oni Press Party (by invitation only) on Sept 19, as well as tabling at Rose City Comic Con during the weekend. More info.
I’ll have CDs and the new GOTG tshirts and free stickers, so come by and say hi. More free music coming next week. Everyone have a good weekend.