Swapped CDs in my car today. That’s actually a fairly big event — I have three CD-Rs burned full of MP3s, and whenever I load a new one I leave it on Random Play and it goes and goes for, oh, a month or so of job commuting. When I sense it’s starting to repeat tracks, I switch.
I’ve got three collections, each vaguely mood-driven. “Activate” has techno, upbeat j-pop like DDR, and other electronica. “Aggrivate” has all my nu-metal, rap, rock, and other aggressive stuff. “Contemplate” was a mix I burned to listen to on the way to Dr. K’s funeral, and has largely quiet mood pieces or uplifting, life-affirming stuff.
Today I swapped from Aggrivate to Contemplate. We’ll see if it has a long-standing effect on my mood. Not that I’m particularly full of rage but hey, a little audio xanax is always good…
I’ve got a NWN Hodge Podge campaign session tonight, and for a change, I’m ready for it! All players are declared in advance, the module’s basically done (I may put final polish on it when I get home but all new content is integrated) and the server has been arranged. The Fleet Street Gaming crew has been extremely helpful as always, even if some of them can’t make it due to having sex with women tonight. (I’d make the same sacrifice if only I was given the opportunity.)
Once this is in the can, I guess it’s off to the races for PR4. I want to finish the PR series ASAP so I can get back to UE. Problem is, I only have a very loose definition in my mind of what PR4 is going to be — something involving the dark bardic arts I’ve hinted at, maybe a Resident Evil parody or an Evil Dead parody thrown in, etc. I’d really like to add a song, a REAL SONG WITH LYRICS to the module and the lute-strumming object Polyhedral made, but A) that’s adding an extra meg and a half to the game, is that okay? and B) I need the 1.28 patch which Bioware’s still developing to do add any new content. But 1.28 Beta will be out on monday, so maybe I can dive right in.
Now, if I’m gonna do a Real Song With Lyrics(tm) I’m going to need a Real Singer(tm). And since the singer is a fairly bassy male, that’s gonna be difficult to find — plus I have no actual songwriting ability whatsoever to speak of in the slightest amount. I may swap in a female singer and/or pass off the lyrical duties to someone else once I get the actual tune done. Do I have any volunteers from the audience, or suggestions on how to proceed? The song is probably going to be a bit like Clint Eastwood from the Gorillaz; simple, slow, but spooky and dark.