So there have been many things that I’ve wanted to do. Time never seems to be on my side either. I have so many projects going around that it’s almost overwhelming. BUT that’s okay, because all of these projects are awesome!
Ever since I discovered this website plug.dj I’ve been addicted to it. I’ve been able to play my own music and gained some popularity by creating the Velvet Room lobby and playing my favorite Persona and SMT tunes. Mixing my own in there as well randomly. It has been a blast and I hope to continue to run the lobby! I even have an assistant running it now as well. And if you ever want to drop in and listen to some awesome tunes, feel free to do so! You can see whenever the lobby is open by liking us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheVelvetRoomLobby
And of course my main project Sleeping Awake is still around. New music is coming soon. I got some mixed reviews on my Keeping the Blade album. It was very experimental but I loved the sounds and I made some new fans through it so I’m pleased. Like I always do, I just create what I like to hear 😀 And through the Velvet Room Lobby I have found some more people that dig my music so that’ s a huge plus! Makes me smile too. The number of fans on the Sleeping Awake Facebook page has increased significantly. I’m so stoked!
To everyone though: Thank you for all your support and love through everything! I promise I will never sell-out or sell my soul to a record company. I will forever remain on Bandcamp and underground as much as possible. I want to play all the big clubs one day. But I want to do it off hard earned success not because I have some record company pushing my music saying it’s the next best thing. I want fans who truly dig what I put out and not have anyone tell me what is supposed to sound good.
Freedom of writing, music, and speech! The internet is a wonderful thing. We’re the Digital Nation right now people and that leads me to my next update. Everyone that has followed my blog since the beginning probably know about my number 1 favorite band. It’s Machinae Supremacy. And they have a brand new album coming out! Oct. 19th will be the release! And it’s called Rise of a Digital Nation. The album cover is sick too:
Going back to Sleeping Awake. I have a new track uploaded called Subtle Things and it’s pretty much complete probably going to be the intro track for the new album after In The Shadows Volume 4 is released. So that’s two albums coming your way folks! Some more Persona jazz fusion style electronica and another SA official release 😀 So now for that song preview, let me know what you think:
Another teaser here… CLU3 has something coming soon!
Many more updates to come! Thank you for all who diligently check my blog. I should be back in the swing of replying and updating all my social sites soon lol. Check back soon!
So many projects are piling up, but it’s not a bad thing! Because now they are all what I want to do. Having what I want to do is so much better than doing things that I don’t want to do for other people. Where’s the happiness in that? The graphic novel project has undergone some changes. Now it’s going to be more of a novel with a lot of illustrations between the story. So it’s still technically a graphic novel right? 😀 Nyarko is still doing art but I don’t want to overwhelm him right now. He’s still going to make badass art and we’re still going to see this project through. Depending on the reaction and how it turns out is whether we’ll spend more time on it expanding it and creating something more advanced.
Also my buddy Demon (Damien to you humans) is putting together a website for his Sports Talk show: The Pit. But here’s the cool thing. Now Demon wants to go further than just Sports. He’s recruited me and our other friend Korski in to help him review and discuss a lot more than just Sports. Now it will be more than just Sports Talk. It will be The Pit with multiple avenues. I’ll be helping Demon and Korski review video games, movies/tv, and music. The sports will still be there and there will be so much more as well. It’s going to be a blast I just know it!
Along with The Pit I’m going to be designing some new logos for Demon and coming up with website designs. So look forward to that in the future!
In the realm of music, I’m still creating! Always evolving. I also have a side project that I want to see come to fruition and that’s my indie label. Basically a marketing tool to get not just mine, but other underground artists music out there in the world. Putting compilations together and promoting it all through Bandcamp (oh that wonderful service). I came up with the idea in the MaSu forums like where many great ideas start. All from the hub that is Machinae Supremacy. They are truly the inspiration to a lot of things I do. The name of the label is Rogue World Industries because one day I hope to do more with it than just music 😀
So for this nice long update here are some things for you guys! Listen to my new WIP: IDWB
And it’s still under construction but I’ll love you forever if you go like Rogue World Industries on Facebook right now! 😀 Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogue-World-Industries/232376330130011
Thank you so much for reading my blog. Seriously all my followers, you guys/gals rock socks for real! I wouldn’t be anything without my followers and those that appreciate what I do. And if any of you play Xbox 360 at all and play Call of Duty or Gears of War 3, you should totally message me or comment below so we can play sometime I’ll totally accept!
PS: In The Shadows Volume 1 just hit over 150 album downloads since it’s release WOW! Thank you so much for listening and downloading that puts a smile on my face!! ^_^
I’m working on quite a bit lately. It’s so nice to have internet sometimes I forget that I can just come home and hop on my laptop and use it 😉 Four months without it has been quite annoying. So I’ve been collectively working on story arcs. Working on some good music. And staying active and busy in my new job which is great!
Just wanted to give a quick update with that. There will be more coming soon I assure you. For right now I’ll leave you with this song that I heard from a fellow friend via the MaSu forums! Check it out I think you will enjoy it:
I truly have a set path for my life.
Getting there is the hardest part.
I have my lover, my goal, and my passion.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
And success in the struggle.
With all the negativity in this town
It’s so hard to stay afloat
When those around me try and drag me down
But there is relaxation to come
Through the struggle and the pain
I will shed the drama and soon
I’ll be on my own and only them to blame
Working on Volume 1 of the first series of my graphic novel. Completely inspired by Shin Megami Tensei and their Persona series. It’s going to be a combo of the two since I like both aspects of those series’. Updates have been few and far between because of work and no internet. It really does suck! My deviant art friend Nyarko who made the new album covers to my In The Shadows albums is helping me make this graphic novel look amazing. You should definitely check out his art here:
I can’t draw worth crap, but with Nyarko’s help and my story. I hope that we can bring forth a great comic that SMT fans will enjoy 🙂
Almost literally 😛
I’m hoping that soon I’ll have some more free time to flesh out everything I have going on. As of right now one project is completed and ready for publishing! In The Shadows Volume 4 is about to come out soon. Nyarko will be providing art just like he did to revamp my other 3 Volumes. It’s going to be awesome.
Now another thing that’s brewing. Remember that Persona/Shin Megami Tensei story I was working on. I want to turn that in to graphic novel and I think Nyarko will help me with that. I’m going to be working on the story and coming up with base (crappy) sketches. And then Nyarko will be making the awesome complete panels! I’m stoked and I hope this can work!
My job is going awesomely and I’m liking it a lot so far. I will update soon!
Things are starting to look up. Today at 3pm I’m going to start training for my new full time job! I’m so excited. Nervous also. But it’s a call center so I feel it won’t be that bad. Better than Amazon Warehouse, that’s for sure. Warehouse work was killing me. And with this small country area, that’s about all that’s good around here. This full time call center is a godsend honestly. I can start saving again and I can start school this fall (finally after years)
I’m having a lot of great ideas. Mainly moving. I want my own place. I hope this job will help me secure that. But it may not. If it doesn’t I’m still saving as much as I can. Work through school and be able to do things with my wifey again. It will be so nice to go on a date again and have dinner besides a dollar heat up frozen dinner from Walmart.
I want to get a MIDI Keyboard to help start making even better music than I have been. I’ve been writing a script. Remember me talking about a Persona fan fiction story? I’m writing a movie script. I want this to be awesome. I want to create a movie about Persona. Now with all kinds of movies like these, it’s going to be my version of Persona. It’s not going to copy any of the games only certain aspects that the fans know. But translating it into a movie that people who don’t know about Persona will enjoy. Let’s also just say that it will merge with the way Shin Megami Tensei main title games go. With that said, it’s going to be insane.
Music wise again, I have this new project that I feel is getting no love. It seems like no one is really paying attention to it. But I think it’s crazy good. It might just be me, if it is, then oh well. But here’s the set list of what I’m working on. And as I’ve stated before, this music is (for me at least) what embodies my band name: Sleeping Awake. Let me know what you think , spread the word, this will be the next Sleeping Awake album.
Shin Megami Tensei fans keep your heads up for more In The Shadows Volume 4.