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July 1st, 2009

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12:17 am - I'm a beat poet...
...and you know just how I flow it,
I got heart, I show it,
But the ladies, they forgo it.

So Death Star has another show -- this one is at the Blue Moon in the University District of Seattle. We'll be playing around 9:00 PM on Thursday, July 30th. The Blue Moon is a pretty decent tavern, and Steve's other band (Press Start to Rock) has played there a number of times, so I'm really comfortable there. It feels like a base of operations.

We're working on merchandise right now, and are pretty sure that the "Hug Life" shirts are going to be ready. We're considering doing bottle opener keychains and buttons as well, plus we'll have the Soldiers of Fortran EP finished by then and ready for sale. CDs, keychains, and buttons should be about a dollar, and shirts will be $12. If anyone ends up wanting one but can't make the show, let me know -- I'll set one aside for you.

Hand in hand with that development is the completion of the recording sessions for the Soldiers of Fortran EP, which we wrapped up on Sunday night. Our friend Nick (aka Bill Beats, aka Bullet Bill) did the production, and the tracks sound pretty good. They're all up on our MySpace page, for those interested in listening.

In fact, here are the vital links, for those of you curious to hear what my Nerdcore project sounds like.

http://www.deathstarhiphop.com is the eventual Death Star homepage. Right now there's nothing on it, but eventually we'll have a site up (eventually meaning sooner rather than later). We only purchased it about ten days ago, so it's very nascent.

http://www.myspace.com/deathstarhiphop is the main band MySpace page. From there you can hear the four tracks we recorded and see the three videos from our first show.
http://www.myspace.com/emceethreepio is my musician page on MySpace.
http://www.myspace.com/c0splay is Steve's musician page on MySpace.
http://www.myspace.com/talmanes is my personal MySpace page.
http://www.myspace.com/minustheear is Steve's personal MySpace page.

http://www.tinyurl.com/deathstarfacebook is the Death Star Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/talmanes is my personal Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1786816714 is Steve's personal Facebook page.

http://www.twitter.com/deathstarhiphop is the official Death Star Twitter. We post to it. Seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/deathstarhiphop is the Death Star YouTube channel, where we will be posting our videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhPXt_EO86U&feature=channel_page is the video for The Sound of Nerdcore, recorded at the Mars Bar on 12-12-2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9qTEnPg5wo&feature=channel_page is the video for Who Wants to Be a Comic Book Villain, recorded at the Mars Bar on 12-12-2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq2mk_cqXAY&feature=channel_page is the video for Rollin' '20s, recorded at the Mars Bar on 12-12-2008.

It's a lot, right? Try maintaining it all. Sheesh.

The song of the day is "Looking for Group [Demo 02]" by my band, Death*Star. Even if you never download tracks from my journal, you should download this one -- it's my band!
Current Location: Home -- Kirkland, Washington, USA
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Death Star, "Looking for Group [Demo 02]"

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Date:November 22nd, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)


Touch base - pljwc2@mizzou.edu - It's Patricia.
Date:February 12th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Hi! This is Tad Williams. Please excuse the interruption to your regularly scheduled bloggery. People here have mentioned my work, or love fantasy and science fiction, so I just wanted to pop in and say that anyone interested in reading a chapter from my new book, SHADOWRISE, should drop an email to:


and we'll send one to you. We won't do anything rotten with your email address, either, we promise. This is real!

Thanks – Tad

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