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(How does THIS article count as “Movie Club”? What? Meh, let’s just go along with it.)
After the pretty scathing article I wrote about Homestuck last week, I wanted to focus on the most obviously-positive aspect of the whole of Homestuck, which is of course the music. Out of everything that has stuck with me from Homestuck over the past five and a half years since I started reading it, its amazing soundtrack, its Music Team, and the fan music community surrounding it have been a near-permanent fixture. And here’s just a few of the many reasons why:
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Genre: Soft Rock
Moonglasses consists of seventeen members that formed together in 1993 to promote good vibes and chillax tunes. Their biggest hit was the 1998 album, “Highway to Good Feelings”, which consisted of thirteen tiny-mood tunes. They broke up on January 2, 2000.
Name: A Curious Case of Slumber
Genre: R&B, Blues, Prog
During the late 70s, this band saw the successes of prog rock and were especially inspired by Rush’s opus 2112. So they decided to combine this storytelling-through-song method with the good old classic rhythms and slow jams and create the most chill-out, relaxing, thirty-minute long epic poems that music had ever conceived of.
Not a single person has ever been able to successfully complete any of their songs without falling asleep midway through.
Name: Running Out of Tim
Genre: Drunken Rock
Running Out of Tim was created by Tim Lancaster and his two friends who decided they would start a garage band, but only perform when intoxicated. Their music is not very high-quality, to say the least, but they became a viral sensation in 2007, becoming one of the first real break-out groups to rise up from Youtube. Their highest-rated video, “Everything a Disaste”, has over 80,500,000 views.
Name: The Search for the 13th President
Genre: Heavy Metal
It started as a folk band, but members Max Gleeson and Yuri McLeod decided three years into their band’s run to switch to the coolest new genre– heavy metal. They still retain some of their folk roots in certain songs, and they also veer into screamo other times. Their band has never had a song mentioning Millard Fillmore.
It’s been nearly a week since the last post, but now we’re finally back! Home Clipart Animal Deer is here, and not at all hungover from various Christmas and/or Boxing Day parties.
Now that we’re here on the new .wordpress.com-less website, we can do a lot more cool things, like post some more stories. That’s exactly what we’re going to do. Stay tuned for more stuff.
Also coming at you soon will be a bit of a shakeup of the site to start the new year. We’ll talk about that… next week. There may be anime involved but that’s not decided just yet.
Name: Plates of Plato
Genre: Prog Rock
Dan Thoron, Russell Miller, and Rodney “Coop” Fieldings started their band in 1973 while attending Brown University, bored while taking their freshman literature classes. From then on, they decided to study for their tests by adapting the epic poems and other stories they read into twenty-minute-long rock songs, and this eventually turned into their band’s shtick. They never got a record deal, though, so only a few hundred copies of their first two albums were ever in circulation.
Name: Thay Gypsy Up There
That Gypsy Up There is the name of artists Ghan Odelle and Roxy Rockatansky, who made electronic dance music (EDM) from 1993 to 2001. They made absolutely nothing notable at all, but their music played in the background of dance club scenes of over sixty movies and television shows.
Name: Everybody’s There
Genre: Classic Rock
Sylvester Reynolds and his girlfriend started a band in 1984 consisting mainly of power ballads, but sometimes of somber songs of mourning. They got married in 1989, and their band fizzled out. They mostly perform at weddings for their friends and their kids.
Name: Meat is Poison
Genre: Glam Rock
Bruce Willford and Mel Gleeson, along with a rotating drummer and synth player, travelled the country for thirteen years, from 1973 to 1986, performing strange covers of 60s Anti-War songs and classic Rock-and-Roll songs. They never actually had an album produced, and their names were likely made up for their band, so we may never know anything about the band except from eyewitnesses.