Musivational – M3 is now out!

My 3rd full length album (18 songs), M3 is now out and available just about everywhere you can digitally download music!

Start at Bandcamp, where you can stream the album for free, or purchase it for a measly $3.

If you’re a Spotify fan, you can stream the album there as well.

Amazon’s digital music download has it for $5.99.

iTunes and Google Play both have it for about $10. Unfortunately, there’s no way for me to control the price on those platforms.

Please enjoy, and let me know what you think!

A 4 track EP (little album for you younger folks) based on some favorite board games – A Worker Placed

A Worker Placed is a four track album where each track is inspired by a current favorite game. You’ll find Love Letter, Gravwell, A Feast for Odin and Tokaido all represented.

It’s only available on Bandcamp at the moment but you can stream it from the site for free, or spend $2 to download all four tracks.

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2550132442/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/transparent=true/

And now for something completely different – Music

A long time ago, in a galaxy somewhere up in New Hampshire, I used to play in a band. I’ve always loved music and have always fooled around a bit with musical production. Over the past year or so I’ve very much gotten into electronic and dubstep music – mostly because I love having something trance-like on while I’m thinking, writing and creating. Over the past month, I was given the opportunity (free time) and the tools (Garage Band, electronic instruments) to actually create something of my own. So I did.

Musivational is what I’m calling it. The concept behind the music is a re-imaging of my childhood in the 80’s. It’s influenced strongly by my own memories, awesome 80’s flicks, shows like Stranger Things and the artwork of Simon Stålenhag www.theverge.com/2013/8/27/466484…i-tech-were-real which you should really check out if you’ve not already.

This is a complete, 100% experiment on my part. The neat thing is – I’m actually launching an album which will be available from just about all electronic music distribution formats. iTunes, Play, Amazon and the rest. Here are links to two songs if you’d like to check them out. The actual album drops January 23rd. This will be the first, and possibly the only time I’ve ever tried to make money from music. We’ll see how it goes. It cost me very little to do this. I can make back what I’m spending to keep this album in circulation (which is approximately the cost of a nice dinner) for a year, I’ll keep going with projects like these. If I can’t? Well, at least I’ll have done this!

Please let me know what you think. Constructive criticism always welcome!

GE33: Wizard Rocking with The Whomping Willows

“So I swear I do believe in Nargles.”  This totally clean episode is devoted to a unique musical act known as the Whomping Willows.  If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books, reading, equality, owning who you are, and using your imagination, then this is an episode to which you must listen.

Prepare yourself for a music concert courtesy of the Whomping Willows.  Many thanks to Matt Maggiacomo, a.k.a. Whompy himself, for granting permission so these songs can be played for you.

 

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Geeks Explicitly #5: Whedon, Joss Whedon. Part 1

Geeks Explicitly is here yet again! Co-hosts Drew McCarthy & Jonathan J. Reinhart shoot out another episode for the Troll in the Corner network. The dynamic duo discuss, evaluate, review, and chew the fat about Joss Whedon and his works from Buffy to Firefly/Serenity. Stay for the end of the show to hear the new, Geeks Explicitly promo followed by the snazzy Wargaming Recon Promo AND the Indie Talks promo.

Future guests Mike W. of The Hot Dog I Ate, the Game Night Guys, and Jeremy Kostiew of Mighty Night Gaunt are announced.

You’ll want to check out Jonathan’s other podcasts:
Gamer Tunes, a member of the Troll in the Corner podcast network
Wargaming Recon, the newest member of the Troll in the Corner podcast network, which is a twice a month historical wargaming podcast.

Be sure to tell your friends about Geeks Explicitly. You can contact us by e-mailing GeeksExplicitly@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter @GeeksExplicitly, or Like our Facebook page.

Also, listen to us on iTunes!

Many thanks to Jeremy Kostiew for creating our new logo. Check out his work at MightyNightGaunt.com.

If you like Geeks Explicitly, then you’re sure to like the other shows on the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network.

Be sure to buy the Firefly soundtrack on Amazon or iTunes!

Gamer Tunes #2: Nine Inch Nails

Created by Jeremy Kostiew at Mighty Night Gaunt

Gamer Tunes is here! Host Jonathan J. Reinhart transmits the 2nd Gamer Tunes episode. The show plays “Countdown” by Jupiter One and “Discipline” by Nine Inch Nails from their album The Slip.

Promos for Geeks Explicitly and Wargaming Recon (my other, non-Troll in the Corner podcast) air at the end of the episode.

Gamer Tunes will share music for gamers to game to or just relax to. Musicians will be interviewed and tracks reviewed.

Be sure to tell your friends about Gamer Tunes. Don’t forget to check out the other Troll in the Corner network podcasts:

  • On Wednesdays you can listen to new episodes of Indie Talks with Ben Gerber.
  • On Thursdays you can listen to new episodes of Geeks Explicitly with my buddy Drew McCarthy and myself.

Hope you enjoyed the episode and that you found the sound quality to be improved from my Blue Snowball microphone.

Many thanks to Jeremy Kostiew for creating the Indie Talks and Geeks Explicitly logos! Check out his work at MightyNightGaunt.com.

Gamer Tunes #1: Music to Game By

Created by Jeremy Kostiew at Mighty Night Gaunt

Gamer Tunes is here! Host Jonathan J. Reinhart unleashes his second podcast for the Troll in the Corner network. The show plays Enter Darkrider [Extended Remix] from the album Autumnal Slumber by Bryan Borgman of Bailey Records and the song I Wish I Were from the album The Lives of Dexter Perserson by Matthew Ebel.

Promos for Geeks Explicitly and Wargaming Recon (my other, non-Troll in the Corner podcast) air at the end of the episode.

Gamer Tunes will share music for gamers to game to or just relax to. Musicians will be interviewed and tracks reviewed.

Be sure to tell your friends about Gamer Tunes. Don’t forget to check out the other Troll in the Corner network podcasts.

On Wednesdays (starting June 6th) you can listen to new episodes of Indie Talks with Ben Gerber.

On Thursdays you can listen to new episodes of Geeks Explicitly with my buddy Drew McCarthy and myself.

I want to apologize for the quality of this recording. I used a new mic and positioned it poorly causing my breathing to be picked up more prominently. It is being fixed, and re-released, and new episodes won’t have this problem.

Knock Your Socks Off – the Creative Commons RPG soundtrack

While I was putting together a video for my Kickstarter Project Argyle & Crew, I realized I needed some music.  That’s when I cast about the internet for Creative Commons licensed tunes and I quickly bumped in to Jamendo – a clearing house for tons of CC licensed music. I’ve spent a few weeks exploring there when I can and I’ve found some truly amazing music.

This prompted me to put together a modern day mix tape with an ear towards role players in general and A&C background music specifically.  Some of these tunes I’d play while my kids were making Soppets, and others I’ve reserved for adult gaming sessions.  Named Knock Your Socks Off, this compilation is free to download and distribute (as long as you abide by the CC License) and is available right now at DriveThruRPG. It features 10 tracks which range from trippy electronic music to a slightly satanic swing band.

Included with the download is an info sheet which lists all ten artist, the type of CC license they’ve used, and where to find the rest of their work. If you like a song, I’d highly encourage you to seek that artist out, get the rest of their music and let them know.

In other Argyle & Crew news, the game has been reviewed over at the Sages of RPG who’ve written some great prose about it.

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