Fan Fiction Redux

I mentioned before that I was on my friend Freddy’s show, but I wanted to do a quick update, because he’s just gotten the audio version of the latest episode out.

If you’ve got an hour or so to kill, though, here’s the video of the show, where you can see my ugly mug along with a group of awesome people reading varying qualities of fan fiction!


Freddy’s Fan Fiction Episode 9

Ooh, I’m reblogging again! Tune in to Freddy’s Fan Fiction tonight, because I will be on it. This is seriously one of my favorite shows to be on. Did Insay that last time? I probably said that last time.

Check it out tonight, anyway. If you can’t, you can always catch it on YouTube afterward (I’ll probably embed the video here for your edification), or subscribe to the audio podcast.

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Hey everyone, it’s that time again!  We’re planning a big crew this time, and we will have most or all of the following as guests tonight:








Shareece will be contributing the exclusive story, premiering only on Freddy’s Fan Fiction.

You can watch live tonight (Thursday night) at around 11:45 PM Central Time.  The live show will air on my Youtube Channel, and you can follow me on Twitter to get up to the minute updates on the show, as well as other random crap I say.

Hope to see you there!  We have tons of fun dramatically reading ridiculous and hilarious stories.

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Like Motherfucking Pythagoras

I’ve been playing guitar for a long friggin’ time. Way longer than I should probably admit to, given my current skill level. I mean, I’m okay. I can figure stuff out by ear sometimes. I can improvise a lead. I can play and sing at the same time. I’m about good enough to be in a garage band. Maybe a gigging punk outfit.

Anyway, I’ve been in a creative slump for a while, so I figured that a good way to pull myself out was to follow the pack of jackals I’m friends with on Twitter and sign up for some lessons. I met my teacher on Saturday. He sounds like Otto from <em>The Simpsons</em>, but he knows his shit, and that’s cool. He’s also super friendly. I have a feeling we’ll get along just fine.

The first thing that Tony (that’s my teacher) gave me was some paperwork on the major scale, which is awesome because, after playing with it, I finally figured out how the major scale modes work. Also, I learned a great mnemonic device for remembering them: I Don’t Play Like Mr. Alex Lifeson. That’s , Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian.

As I was going over these, I figured out that the Aeolian mode is the same thing as the natural minor scale. This is a known thing, among people who actually know what the fuck they’re doing when it comes to music theory. I, however, felt like motherfucking Pythagoras sorting out the relationship between a triangle’s sides and its hypotenuse! It was Archimedes in the bathtub time for me.

It’s a silly thing, I know. It’s not a great discovery. It’s certainly not new. But it’s been a long time since I felt like I actually accomplished something musically, and that was awesome. I’m pretty convinced that picking back up with guitar lessons was pretty much one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while. I find myself excited to play, when I really haven’t been in a long time.

Sensitive Saturday – Freddy’s Fan Fiction Episode 8

So, I was on this show. It’s a great podcast, and I would recommend it even if I weren’t a fairly regular guest. However, this particular episode contains the first story I’ve written in, oh, five years or so. It’s at the end. I’d give out the time it starts, but you’re going to be way more entertained if you just listen to the whole thing.

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Hey y’all!  I’d like to direct you to Freddy’s Fan Fiction Episode 8!  It was recorded this past Thursday night, and I’ve just finished cobbling together the audio-only podcast version.

Watch the YouTube version here.

Listen to the Audio Podcast version here.

Subscribe to the podcast here.

Read along with the show here.

This is a project that I’ve been having a whole lot of fun with.  I’d like you all to tell your friends about it, subscribe to it, and even write in with ideas and stories!  I’m going to keep doing this for the foreseeable future.  You won’t want to miss any of it!

Have a great weekend

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