[Movie Club] The Best Part About Homestuck: The Music

[Movie Club] The Best Part About Homestuck: The Music

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(How does THIS article count as “Movie Club”? What? Meh, let’s just go along with it.)
After the pretty scathing article I wrote about Homestuck last week, I wanted to focus on the most obviously-positive aspect of the whole of Homestuck, which is of course the music. Out of everything that has stuck with me from Homestuck over the past five and a half years since I started reading it, its amazing soundtrack, its Music Team, and the fan music community surrounding it have beenĀ a near-permanent fixture. And here’s just a few of the many reasons why:

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Good Band Names – A Curious Case of Slumber

Good Band Names – A Curious Case of Slumber

Name: A Curious Case of Slumber

Genre: R&B, Blues, Prog

During the late 70s, this band saw the successes of prog rock and were especially inspired by Rush’s opus 2112. So they decided to combine this storytelling-through-song method with the good old classic rhythms and slow jams and create the most chill-out, relaxing, thirty-minute long epic poems that music had ever conceived of.

Not a single person has ever been able to successfully complete any of their songs without falling asleep midway through.

Good Band Names — Running Out of Tim

Good Band Names — Running Out of Tim

Name: Running Out of Tim

Genre: Drunken Rock

Running Out of Tim was created by Tim Lancaster and his two friends who decided they would start a garage band, but only perform when intoxicated. Their music is not very high-quality, to say the least, but they became a viral sensation in 2007, becoming one of the first real break-out groups to rise up from Youtube. Their highest-rated video, “Everything a Disaste”, has over 80,500,000 views.

Good Band Names – The Search for the 13th President

Good Band Names – The Search for the 13th President

Name: The Search for the 13th President

Genre: Heavy Metal

It started as a folk band, but members Max Gleeson and Yuri McLeod decided three years into their band’s run to switch to the coolest new genre– heavy metal. They still retain some of their folk roots in certain songs, and they also veer into screamo other times. Their band has never had a song mentioning Millard Fillmore.

The Welcome-ing

The Welcome-ing

It’s been nearly a week since the last post, but now we’re finally back! Home Clipart Animal Deer is here, and not at all hungover from various Christmas and/or Boxing Day parties.

Now that we’re here on the new .wordpress.com-less website, we can do a lot more cool things, like post some more stories. That’s exactly what we’re going to do. Stay tuned for more stuff.

Also coming at you soon will be a bit of a shakeup of the site to start the new year. We’ll talk about that… next week. There may be anime involved but that’s not decided just yet.

Good Band Names – Plates of Plato

Good Band Names – Plates of Plato

Name: Plates of Plato

Genre: Prog Rock

Dan Thoron, Russell Miller, and Rodney “Coop” Fieldings started their band in 1973 while attending Brown University, bored while taking their freshman literature classes. From then on, they decided to study for their tests by adapting the epic poems and other stories they read into twenty-minute-long rock songs, and this eventually turned into their band’s shtick. They never got a record deal, though, so only a few hundred copies of their first two albums were ever in circulation.

Good Band Names – That Gypsy Up There

Good Band Names – That Gypsy Up There

Name: Thay Gypsy Up There

Genre: Techno

That Gypsy Up There is the name of artists Ghan Odelle and Roxy Rockatansky, who made electronic dance music (EDM) from 1993 to 2001. They made absolutely nothing notable at all, but their music played in the background of dance club scenes of over sixty movies and television shows.

Good Band Names – Meat is Poison

Good Band Names – Meat is Poison

Name: Meat is Poison

Genre: Glam Rock

Bruce Willford and Mel Gleeson, along with a rotating drummer and synth player, travelled the country for thirteen years, from 1973 to 1986, performing strange covers of 60s Anti-War songs and classic Rock-and-Roll songs. They never actually had an album produced, and their names were likely made up for their band, so we may never know anything about the band except from eyewitnesses.