Friends doing big things: Check it!
Alright kids. I’ve been neglecting tumblr for far too long. Sorry about that. If you are still paying attention to this page thanks to the ultimate max.
Here is what’s happening…
I’ve been talking about this album for a very long time now. Well, now it’s finally about to happen but on a way bigger scale. Not only are we working on a full length album, but with it we are producing an hour long animated film, both titled “Bring Down the Sky”. This has been years of work and it’s starting to come together quite nicely with the help of our animator Aaron Booe, and our illustrator Allen Walton. More about those dudes in a minute.
The music, and the the story, and the art have all been inspired by all of our favorite bands, science fiction movies, video games, comic books, etc. The title is actually from the first DLC mission from the first Mass Effect for all my fellow gamers out there. The goal is to show the film when we play live, and put the whole thing out on CD and DVD.
Saturday we launched a kickstarter to fund the whole thing. Now I know, asking for money is a turn off to most people, but keep reading. In 5 days we have raised $1241. That number is steadily climbing but we have a long way to go. We need $8000 to fund the whole project, that includes paying for illustration and animation which aren’t cheap, studio time, pressing the discs, as well as creating all of our backer rewards.
This has been a labor of love for so long for so many different people involved in this project. It’s gotten so big, and we cannot do it without your help. Please, if you have the time go check out the kickstarter, pledge what you can, and share it with everyone. Repost this blog, post the link on your social media outlets. The best way to achieve this goal is to get it all over the internet. $8000 sounds like a lot of money, which it is, but for the scope of what we are doing it’s not much and we’ve already got a hell of a start.
Thank you everyone who has stuck with us over the years. We can’t do this without you. No click this link and let’s make it happen!
By the way our backer rewards are AWESOME. Want a CD and a DVD? How about posters, buttons, and t-shirts? No problem. What’s that? You wanna get weird? There are some tiers where you can have yourself drawn as a robot by our illustrator, AND even have that drawing of you put into the film. Your face, as a robot, for the world to see. There are also cool things like, I’ve promised to stop eating fast food for a year if we get halfway funded by next saturday. Or for life if we get totally funded. There are a lot of other awesome rewards but you have to go to the kickstarter page to learn more.
I ALMOST FORGOT!
We put up new demo versions of songs from the album a few weeks ago. The song in the video is the first track.
Allen is going to be posting art every week related to the project. He already has up some awesome stuff. Go check him out.
Thanks again everyone!
Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.
Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.
[feels any emotion intensely for longer than five minutes] oh. oh god
Hello. it has been a while. there is a reason for that. i’ve got a few things to talk about.
the FIRST THING is this: about a year ago i was approached by my neighbor David to maybe do some art for his band or something, and i said sure, yeah, why not, without really knowing what he was talking…
the band in reference are some of my dearest friends. the art is spectacular! ch ch ch check it out.
There is this odd trend
of taken women
saying they are too much,
and how the men they love
are amazing for dealing with them.
Love should not be a responsibility.
You should not have to deal with me.
Just because a woman is wild
does not mean she is difficult.
He is not a martyr for loving me
through the good
and not so good.
Some mornings I will wake up swinging,
you do not get a gold star
for still loving me.
Some mornings I will wake up like a lamb,
you do not get a gold star
for loving me.
I am not a hurricane of a girl,
you always have the chance to leave.