By the end of this week, I will have seen a Guardians of the Galaxy movie. And let’s say, for one second that it is in fact very, very good. And that the world then loves the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. I don’t even know what is happening anymore in the world. But I am excited. So excited. Like I needed to hype this movie up even more - in a way it’s got more riding on it than the big tentpole movies in the Marvel-U, mostly because success with this title (both critically and commercially) would pretty much seal the deal that Marvel can go ahead and do whatever the hell they want. So I just made a Star-Lord song. Guys, by the end of this week, people may LOVE STAR-LORD. I don’t even know anymore.
I’ll be at Otakon next week (August 7-10), performing at the Matsuri Thursday at 1:ooPM (free and open to the public) and inside Otakon at 5:00PM (pass needed). I’ll also be tabling in the con with Tribe One all weekend. You should come by and say hi. Bring Pocky.
T-shirts are not for sale online anymore, but I am going to do a second print run of them soon. Stay tuned. Yayerrrr.
I recently rewatched Pacific Rim (on Blu-Ray!) and for some reason, decided to read up on the history of Striker Eureka. Reading that it was the first of the Mark 5 series and basically the last of the modern Jaegers to be made, it’s funny to me to think there was a time when everyone in the (fictional) world was celebrating how awesome Striker Eureka was, before the days of everyone in the (real) world would celebrate the name of Gipsy Danger. So I wrote a song about Striker; plus I’ve always loved that name, and wanted a song where that name was like, the anthemic cheer.
I dunno, I focus on the most left-of-center, fringe things I guess.
I’m doing two shows in the next week, you should come see them!
Post-Donation Drive break is over, and I’m starting up the free music machine again. Been banking songs for you, and I’m ready to share them with the world. Also, still working on the next mixtape/theme-week, but trust me, it will be worth the wait. In other words, I’m back, y’all.
Go to my merch store, and you can get your very own Run GOTG tshirt. Art by Jacob Chabot. And because of the success of the Donation Drive, I can offer these shirts at the totally reasonable $15 price tag ($3 extra for 2XL/3XL) plus shipping (int’l & canada extra).
I am offering a VERY LIMITED NUMBER for pre-order, and taking the rest with me to NYC, NC, and Otakon. So if you want it before this limited number sells out, grab it now! Orders ship 7/25.
Also, all my two older tshirts are available at the low cost of $12 (any size I have left!)
Free music starts up again next week! Get excited!
I’m moving to Philly! In late July, I will be moving to a new place in Philly with my lovely gf. I’ll have a chance to do some work with some universities in the area, doing some higher education work, as it’s one of the most rewarding parts of my job (working with students), and hopefully will be a bit closer to the action in the Northeast.
I’ll be touring less! I just finished a grueling, pretty consistent road trip from the release of my newest album until, well, now. That’s six months on the road. So I’ll be touring a lot less, probably until 2015. I still have a couple of event shows here and there, so check out my tour dates. But no more shows for a while!
24 Rap-A-Thon! In October, I’ll be doing another 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon, in conjunction with a charity. So your dollars will not only fuel me writing and recording as many songs as I can in 24 hours (last time, I made sixteen), but it will also go to a good cause that I’ll be focusing on during the month of October. Announcement coming soon!
New music! Since I won’t be touring, I’ll be working on tons of new music for the site. I’m already working on a new mixtape for your ears, some songs, and a new EP hopefully for release late this year or early next.
New Tshirts! The art above is my new tshirts, which are on their way from the printer. I’ll be putting up a pre-order form soon, I will have sizes S - 3XL, and womens S and M. Art by the amazing Jacob Chabot
And that’s it! Back to working on music. Hope everyone’s enjoying the Donation Drive rewards, and I’ll be back soon (after I still take a moderate vacation from the Interwebz).