Yo Internet, I don’t want to alarm you or anything, but did you know there are peeps straight up banging all over you? Like, pretty much every nook and cranny of the Internet has pictures of people’s nooks and crannies. I just thought you should be aware. I just recently learned this myself.
So much stuff has happened since my last blog post except that that is a lie and there really hasn’t been much of anything. No new live shows to report, I’m afraid. No Orlando Music Fest for me cause it’s in Orlando and I’ve been there twice already. Your turn to come up here, Orlando. There is a little bit of new music for ya though.
My friends Beaker and DJ Roborob have joined forces under the identity of the Crayondroids and they recently released what some have called a free EP on their Soundcloud. They have a fairly legit hit with Destroy All Humans (along with YTCracker and Dr. Awkward), remixes of Queen, Prince and others, and a little track featuring myself and Bruce Lee.
I was like, “Hey Beaker lemme be on a track! Please! Come on! I think it’s dope as fuck!” and he was like “Suuuuuuuuuure… I talked to Rob and if you can be on if you can finish your verse in 2 hours.” After some table flipping, I was able to convince them to give me until the next morning. And then awesomeness happened. Well at least I think it turned out pretty dope. I work a lot better with a deadline. Speaking of which….
Do not quote me on this, but I may have very well recorded the last stuff I need for my upcoming album Grown Up. GASP! It’s those little intro, outro, and addon bits that I always always always put off. Just the little fill in bits to make it a better overall experience for the people who, unlike me, aren’t already tired of my new album because it hasn’t been “new” on this end in soooooooo long which is 100% my fault since Mustin has been giving me the info needed to complete this project. I’ve just been… rather Beefy about the overall proceedings. My sorry. I forget I have fans and stuff who might actually like to hear some new stuff.
What time sucks have I been involving myself with in the meantime you ask? League of Legends. That fucking game, man. I don’t know what happened. I think I started missing watching football so much that I needed a new competitive outlet that wasn’t boring baseball. Goddamn LoL posts kept showing up on Reddit and I was compelled to finally figure out why everyone was on the hype train. Now I’m hooked for reasons I honestly can’t seem to explain. I’ve been mulling it over for the past month and a half and I think I’ve conjured a plausible theory: The only huge difference between an e-sports professional and you is that the pro player can practice practice practice. You can’t practice being taller for basketball. You can’t practice being born huge for football. But the e-sports people aren’t born with an innate gift to be amazeballs at all electronic gaming. Sure, some may have a mutation that makes their index finger click a half millisecond faster than the general populace, but by-and-large the pro is a pro because he plays games all day long. He doesn’t have a job. He doesn’t have a kid. Hell, half of them are kids just older than 17. My point is that with enough time and practice, anyone could theoretically be pro at LoL or Hearthstone or CS:Go or whatever, but you have to be able to put in the time and have the right kind of situation that allows you that time. I’ll never go pro. I pay rent and there’s the kid and the wife and with any luck there will be more kids, but that’s not to say that after a while I won’t know all the lingo, be the best player on my random team, and be able to point out with authority what a player did wrong in-game. No matter how good your fantasy football team is, you can’t really throw on some shoulder pads and find a pick-up game with a full 22. Granted, you can’t really play a pick-up game of LoL right now either because all the North American servers are offline, which is why I’m writing this blog before work, instead of getting worked on the Rift.
However, while I’ll never go pro, I am open to performing at a League of Legends event. Call me, Riot.