New Art, new website and Old Music!
I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it! (Dammit! Why am I going on getting old cheesy/amusing songs stuck in my head these days?!)
Been meaning to post and this was the right kind of motivation – well this and the other half of this post.
You see I suddenly had this song stuck in my head a few days ago and I didn’t know what to do because it was painfully familiar and yet completely a loss – but praise the nigh-bottomless knowledge hub that is the internet search and lo and behold I was able to track down both the original song and the more familiar version I was exposed to which sampled it and over decade ago made me seek out the original.
I refer of course to this song which if you know it upon listening, you are my peoples! If not, well then chances are you missed out on some cool stuff back in the day above and beyond this song. Yes I’m feeling snarky, been a long few weeks.
I’ll tell you about it over some tune-age – this song was originally about the excessively paranoid state of people during the Cold War when almost anything would set people off, when something as simple as a bunch of red balloons floating way in the distance over Russian or America could have been seen as unidentified flying objects and create a panic and lead to people pushing buttons they shouldn’t be pushing:
And this is the more well-known (to the younger set like me) by a pretty under-rated musician, Mr. John Forte performing this song with his long-time collaborator and one of my favourites of my youth – Wylef Jean:
Anyway, to the other topics at hand!
First up is the news that I’ve got myself a shiny new website all my own! You see for those of you that don’t know me, I write comic, actual published comics and not imaginary ones that never see the light of day… I do those in my head in my free time! So, as some of you may recall, I started a creator-owned and run Indie publishing label a few months ago for struggling writers and artists like myself and we’ve had two HUGE big things happen:
1) The maiden launched title – Meta Desi Presents Ground Zero: Volume 1 – has become the first Indian made comic available as an e-book on Amazon in the U.S. market and,
2) WE HAVE A WEBSITE! It’s still under construction, but it’s a place where I’ll be coordinating with several artists to produce weekly and fortnightly serialised comics and old-fashioned funny-strips – free comics to read and follow and a place for us writers and artists to find a space to showcase what we can do and (hopefully!) impress them enough to keep them reading.
Next up! I just purchased prints from Deviantart(-ist jerry8448) for the first time recently (where I have an account for my own fledgling attempts at art) and they just arrived yesterday! You see I picked up these two amazing looking prints that just came in the mail and they look so good that I had to share my excitement!
Now that this is all done and done, thanks for dropping by folks!
Though don’t stray too far, I’ve got a new short story coming soon and even a shiny new science-meets-scifi post of geeky and mind-blowing coolness planned for the next few days and I promise they’ll be up since the workload is temporarily and thankfully lower.