Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2007

From my office here at Gorilla Coffee in Brooklyn:

Gorilla Coffee on Halloween

FLAC Now Available

October 26th, 2007

After many months of promises and procrastination, I have finally gotten to this. For those of you who don’t know, FLAC is a lossless compression format, which basically means these files are smaller than full quality ones would be but they sound just as good. (The MP3 format makes music files much smaller, but you lose some amount of quality along the way.) This may or may not matter to you depending on your ears, headphones, etc., but a lot of you have asked for them, so here they are.

You’ll need a device or player software that supports FLAC, so don’t just go buying these willy-nilly if you don’t know what you’re doing. They’re the same price as MP3s. And of course, I’ve just set it up so I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the files are named wrong, or missing, or whatever. Just let me know if you have any trouble and I’ll fix it as soon as I can.

Some of you will ask me, “Hey JoCo, I appreciate you making those files available, and I understand it must have taken an awful lot of time and effort and everything (you rule dood, thx!). But I already bought music in mp3 format, and I love FLAC. FLAC FLAC FLAC! LOL! Anyhoo, I’d prefer to listen to your music in its full-quality audio glory. Can I trade my mp3s in for FLAC?” To which I will say “Yes, I think.” I’m not sure how many of you will want to do this, and I’m not sure how easy it’s going to be for me to send you new download links. Obviously if you bought the whole collection that’s pretty easy for me to do, but if you picked 13 different songs a la carte, that’s going to take a little more effort. So if you’re in this situation, just let me know and we’ll see if we can work it out.

And now, enjoy your FLAC.

Link Dump, Oops I Mean “Bounty”

October 23rd, 2007

Here’s that bonus room song from Skullmonkeys I was talking about: Little Bonus Room. Still awesome.

Keith took the Portal voice audio and messed with it something fierce to make this song. Spooooooky.

Pudgenet rocks “Still Alive” on acoustic guitar and pop filter in this video. About what it would sound like if Steve Earle did a version.

Kerrin of JoCoPro returns after a long hiatus with this slideshow vid for “First of May.”

Joel’s obligatory JoCo/Portal episode of the HijiNKS ENSUE comic. Cake!

Good old Gl3nn (with a 3) has posted MANY videos from my recent LA show. Here’s Skullcrusher Mountain, the rest can be found under Gl3nn’s user on YouTube.

Thank you, internet: sometimes you really ARE a dump truck.

Sellersville Merch

October 18th, 2007

Any volunteers who’d like to handle the filthy money for me at the merch table tomorrow night, send me an email and I will be eternally grateful.

Sellersville!

Still Alive Performed on GMod Piano

October 17th, 2007

Stay with me here, I had to look a lot of this up myself:

Crazy emmer effer called FPtje on YouTube has used the Valve Source engine and GMod (yeah grandma, that’s like, a sort of sandbox add-on thingie built using the Source SDK…er…which is kind of like a, um, forget it, never mind) to create a playable piano within the Half-Life environment, on which he plays along to “Still Alive” in this here video, seemingly BY AIMING AND FIRING HIS GUN. In theory I understand what’s happening here, but I’m not sure I would be able to explain it without reading from the post I just wrote. Holy shit, when did I fall so far behind?

Anyway, it’s awesome. As Mr. tje (or perhaps Ptje?) points out in his YouTube post, “It’s hard to play a piano with a gun!” I couldn’t agree more.