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Ritual Sing-Song Has Commenced

January 2nd, 2007 + 2:01 PM  ·  TonightsLastSong

As promised by rule number 7 (post number 12) of the thread The Church of Bandamp... the 100th poster of the said thread would be glorified in ritual sing-song around a camp fire.

if ever there is a bandamp get-together around a campfire, this song must be sung in honor of dodosito.  The tune is put/crammed to the tune of the japanese folk song "Sakura."

dodosito, dodosito
One hundredth poster here
These stars will witness ever more,
Smiling faces, marsh-a-mallows
Yet Mud reigns supreme
Now, now
Let's not forget them both



December 18th, 2006 + 7:12 PM  ·  TonightsLastSong

I`m not one for telling sappy stories about loved ones, (and I especially won`t do so for attention or sympathy) but sappy stories about loved ones happen.  They just do.  And if they didn`t, then most musicians would be out of a job.  Or, they might write about cupcakes or other noxious junkfoods.

Anyway, to be brief...

I`ve been thinking about what the purpose of our life experiences are.  We are the sum of our total experience, basically, though that typically adds up to a very nasty, variable, indescribable thing.  What is to be done?  What`s it all for?  If one person`s life adds up to more than someone else`s, or is somehow more complex... then so what?  Is that to be admired, or dismissed?  (In case you haven`t noticed, this is question asking time for Mr. TLS right now.)  Should we seek for innocence, or truth?  Do we do this for love, or for our own sakes?  And... am I in love, or am I bitter..?   ..bitter over life`s trials... the difficulties that spin around our heads.

We make promises, but few of them seem to last.  Sometimes it`s not our own fault (or maybe it is, but we refuse to believe such nonsense.).  Sometimes we just simply can`t do anything about the broken words and promises.  I`ve done it myself.  I haven`t lived up to things that I tell people that I`ll be.  But strangely enough, as a result of broken things, we can gain our experiences if we do not choose to be too headstrong.

Are our lives a sum of mess-ups that become redeemed somehow?

This Room is a Castle

April 5th, 2017 + 6:04 PM  ·  TonightsLastSong

Hey, the uploads are working again.

Conceptually, this is part of Atop The Sailing Spire of Machinations and Ten Years of White and Gray, where I imagined a girl has 10 tracks worth of kind of loopy adventures.  This 11th song ended those adventures by pulling back and understanding that the girl never left her friends room, that the adventures are part of what she feels when she is there.

This Room is a Castle, and the afternoon is hot, and laying here is all she feels like doing.  This is the place that she can go and be whatever she wants, because she cant do that just anywhere these days.

I built this a while back and every time I try to update it and fix the problems I see, it loses something.  Probably just a nostalgia for the way I felt when I built it this particular way.

Obligatory TLS visual inspiration image:


Upload failures

March 16th, 2017 + 5:03 PM  ·  TonightsLastSong

A couple of weeks ago the audio uploads stopped working with a message about the uploaded file needing to be at least 1 MB.

Is there anybody that can dig into a problem like that, or are we stranded for a while?


Cover of Mega Man X2 Zero

January 28th, 2017 + 9:01 PM  ·  TonightsLastSong

This is one of my favorite video game songs ever.  Its a Super Nintendo riff that is seriously no more than 15 seconds long and set to repeat, but the emotional context was huge.  It was the first time the game series stole away one of your allies and made you fight him head to head.

It could probably use some adjustments, but I love the core!  All of the remixes out there never satisfied me, so here is mine.

Here is a faithful reproduction of the source material (you have been warned, it is literally like 15 seconds on repeat)

And for bonus content, here's the one for Mega Man X3 that I did:

Original here:


Annabelle Slept

December 21st, 2016 + 8:12 PM  ·  TonightsLastSong

Here is something a touch less dramatic than that last one.  I felt like I should probably not make Catatonic my holiday submission (!)

Merry Christmas boyos.


Catatonic Was Nicer

December 18th, 2016 + 4:12 AM  ·  TonightsLastSong

This composition is a little bit screwball.  Its a concept track for being half nuts and getting the (scary) real and the (comforting) imaginary mixed up.

Probably should have done this around Halloween.

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