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Xbox Rare Achievement Remix Song

I went ahead and did what nobody had asked for. I remixed the new Xbox Rare Achievement sound effect into a song. When I first heard the sound effect, I thought it had a cool musical vibe tucked inside. I decided to attempt to sample and chop and manipulate the original 11 second clip into a new song. I created every instrument using bits sampled from the original rare achievement sound effect.

It took me around 7 hours to complete it. I still don’t know how to feel about that.

Rocket League (Rocket Man Parody)

A parody of Elton John’s Rocket Man, but instead of some space man it’s about the video game Rocket League.
My download finished last night, alright!
Day 1, nine p.m.
And I’m gonna have a ha-a-a-a-at
Trick by then
I miss my kids so much
I miss my wife
But I’ve gotta play one more game
And customi-i-i-ize my ride
And we’ve all been waitin’ a real long, long time
For the game to touch down on the Xbox One
And now we know the fun they had all along
On other platforms…
Playing Rocket League
Rocket League
Burnin’ up my boost
Trying to hit the ball
This ain’t the kind of game
To show your kids
You might never get your controller back
And it’s probly gonna have that Cheeto grease
If you did
And all this hype
I finally understand
I quit my job
I stay at home
Playing Rocket League
Rocket League
But now I’m scoring goals with back flips
And searching Reddit for some gameplay tips
A perfect pass and then a clean assist
Ah, oh oh oh
Rocket League
Rocket League
Cruisin’ in my jet-powered Battle Car
(when are you going to find a job)
Well I think it’s gonna be a long, long, time
(Dad, are you hungry?)
Well I think it’s gonna be a long, long, time
(Are you coming to bed)
And I think it’s gonna be a long, long, time

Just ‘Cause (Hey Rico Rodriguez) lyrics

Just 'Cause (Hey Rico Rodriguez) album art

Hey Rico Rodriguez, I’m talking to you
I’ve been taking note of everything that you do
You’re supposed to be a hero, and an honorable man
But to me, you’re the most dangerous creature
On this entire island

You’re a wingsuit flyer with grappling hook
Pulling out every trick in the book
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

I thought you were trying to liberate the nation
Why’d you have to go and blow up that gas station
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

You burned the enemy’s factory to the ground
And the bodies of the workers will never be found
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

Some bad guys are gonna die today
and maybe some innocents along the way
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

You’re the baddest good guy there ever was
Just ‘Cause

You attached your rear bumper to that one dude’s face
Then dragged him through the city at a frenzied pace
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

You’re the most effective killer that there is, I bet
You kill in ways that haven’t even been invented yet
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

You just randomly decided if a tower’s too tall
You’d turn a school bus into a giant wrecking ball (maybe like Miley Cyrus
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

From the tons of jet fuel that have poisoned our crops
To the dead marine life, the killing never stops
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

You’re the anti-est hero there ever was
Just ‘Cause

Fool me once, shame on you
You came and did the same thing in Just Cause 2
Fool me again, shame on me
Why would you be any different in Just Cause 3?
I have to think of my family

To the people of Medici, here’s some advice
The Scorpio is coming and he doesn’t play nice
Just ‘Cause
Well, actually he may have had a troubled upbringing

If you want to stay safe you had better take cover
run for your life when you see him fly over
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

Hanging upside-down while his chopper’s in motion
he’ll spread your ashes out over the ocean
Just ‘Cause
Just ‘Cause

I wish he would show up and make me a liar
But that dude comes to set the world on fire
Just ‘Cause

He brings chaos like no one else does
Just ‘Cause

Chocobo Warrior – lyrics

Chocobo Warrior album art

Yo! (Wark!) I’m gonna tell you about my Chocobo brethren
who dress in full battle gear. Wark with me.

I’m a
Chocobo Warrior
Chocobo Warrior
Chocobo Warrior
Chocobo Warrior

I’m a chocobo warrior,
I’m coming for ya.
Peck you with my beak
yellow freak bird tore ya.

Race me, chase me,
no one here can pace me.
Fools coming from the East side wanna waste me.
Taste my dust, as I stampede and you must,
be wondering. Chocobo? Can’t be.
Yes it is, and when I’m all up in your face
you’ll all be screaming Chocobo in the place.

I’m a chocobo warrior
I’m a chocobo warrior
I’m a chocobo warrior
I’m a chocobo warrior

Breaking away from the flock, have you heard?
I came to bring you a word of warning
This big bird is about to drop a …beat
On your head and your ears
My armor’s strong
Enough to take a Meteor blast with no fears

No saddle, ’cause I don’t need a rider
These two claws are for shredding foes like Strider

Hey Shinra, or any other evil corporation
I’ve got a three toed punch with enough force to break your face in

I was bred for intelligence, power, and speed
I didn’t get to be this strong by eating chicken feed
Healthy greens is what I need to lead these people
To rise up against those evil ones motivated by greed

I’m a chocobo warrior
I’m a chocobo warrior
I’m a chocobo warrior
I’m a chocobo warrior

Off the battlefield I always keep my feathers clean
Lady chocobos love my radiant sheen, I ain’t mean
I’ve got compassion when they’re feeling hurt
Romantic scratching for the best worms in the dirt
To make a wormy dessert

On the battlefield’s a different matter
I strike hard and fast and make my opponent splatter
The rest scatter
Attack like an adder, going crazy on your crew like the Mad Hatter
Hitting heavy like a cannon ball
Just before my enemies fall
From the distance getting closer they can hear the battle call of a

Chocobo Warrior
Chocobo Warrior
Chocobo Warrior
Chocobo Warrior

Chocobo Warrior, a rap song

Chocobo Warrior album art

Chocobo are the large bird-creatures from the Final Fantasy game series. They are usually harmless and in many FF games can be tamed and ridden.

Over 12 years ago, I had this idea for a song about a Chocobo Warrior. The hero of this song presented himself as independent and confident in the rap music style. The song idea always amused myself and only a couple of friends and family members until I finished it this year.

I created the “Chocobo sound” from a synthesizer in Ableton Live. I modeled the sound after a Chocobo sample, but rather than simply sampling the sound and throwing it into the song, I wanted to have the flexibility to extend the Chocobo’s call and make human like inflection. So, I really needed to create the bird call from scratch, but once I did, I was able to have a bit of fun “playing” the Chocobo sound on a keyboard. 🙂

Since it has journeyed from more than 12 years in the past, I hope this song finds you well, particularly if you are a fan of Final Fantasy, or Chocobo in general.

Screamride (Unofficial Theme Song)

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Last week I found myself explaining the video game Screamride to a family member (I’m sure it was relevant to the conversation somehow).  In the hours following, I became nearly obsessed with the game.  I needed to see the announcement trailer again.  I needed to know the release date.

Why was I suddenly so interested in this game?  I just think it sounds like a bunch of fun.  But I didn’t realize how fun it sounded until I described it out loud to another person.

I tweeted the producer of the game and asked if they were interested in having a silly song about their game included in their game.  He let me know that they have all of the music that they need.  I went ahead and wrote the song anyway.

Screamride comes out March 2015 for Xbox One and Xbox 360

My song is available for streaming and download now.



Screamride (Unofficial Theme Song) – Lyrics

Screamride Album Art

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Hey! They told me that you like extreme adventure
So what do you say, you take a ride on my roller coaster?
It goes clack clack clickitty clack clack clickitty clack
Up to the top but there’s no guarantee you’ll make it back
If they told you at the gate that this was safe then someone lied..

I’m gonna take you on a Screamride
This won’t hurt at all
At least until you hit that wall

Keep your arms and legs inside
Should you lose a valuable
I won’t be held responsible

Bring a helmet, if you’re able
The second corkscrew’s a little unstable
And don’t say that I didn’t warn you, I tried.

I heard you liked loops!  Yeah, I can assure you, we have a bunch
I heard you like twists, we’ve got enough to make you lose all your lunch
And then there’s these things that we call the destroyers
I’m not supposed to mention because lawyers
But Tommy wet his pants and Sally cried

All because of my Screamride
I’m sure you’re gonna have a ball
On that 100 meter fall

Dropping harder than a landslide
You couldn’t be braver
Just sign this here waiver

It was tested, Inspected and turned out rejected
All just because the car can come disconnected
But don’t say that I didn’t warn you, I tried.

Ahhh, I don’t want my attitude to seem
Mean or uncaring, but all I want is just to hear you scream
(from excitement, of course)

Whoa! I didn’t think that we’d see you again
Oh, and I’m glad that your injury is on the mend
I’ve reduced your admission amount
I’ve given you the survivor discount
We had all written you off and assumed that you had died

Welcome back to my Screamride
I think you’re gonna be OK
We’ve got a doctor on the way

I never meant to misguide
I don’t understand your gripe
This is just a prototype

Thanks for your help in improving our theme parks
You’ve helped provide us with many new bench marks

And soon we’ll be opening worldwide.

Words and Music by Orion Williams

Don’t Play Chicken With A Goomba

Don't Play Chicken album art

On the off chance that some of you prefer to run head-long into enemies and hazards, Don’t Play Chicken With A Goomba is a warning that you should heed.

Certain enemy types are not dangerous to bump into.  In Call of Duty, for example, it’s perfectly appropriate to run directly chest-to-chest into an enemy combatant.  At this point there is usually a frantic scrambling by both parties to execute a melee attack, but the collision itself poses no direct threat.

Other enemies inflict damage up to and including fatal amounts.  These collisions are to be avoided.  So I present this warning, with moving pictures.

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