Hiya!

Man, it’s been busy around here lately. A lot of music deadlines coming up! I thought about writing a rap song about all the myriad things I need to get done, but “99 problems but females do not count among them because I enjoy a healthy and committed marriage” doesn’t have much of a ring to it.

So, executive decision time! I’ve decided to use the time I’d normally spend writing the Microjam this week to finish up a lot of the pieces that needs doin’. I mean, we can still hang out and stuff, sure! I just need some space, you know? I’m going through a lot of stuff right now.

To prove it, here’s a track I wrote a few months ago for Ryan Davies’ awesome Play It Forward, which features a bunch of established and up-and-coming game composers cranking out rad original tunes. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can listen to it and purchase it here. It’s pay what you want, and all the proceeds go to benefit Child’s Play!

Basically I was sitting around one day thinking “How cool would it be if all of gaming’s most famous villains got together and had a rave? What would that sound like?” Then I just stared into the mirror for like nineteen minutes trying to figure out what to do with my life and why I didn’t become a veterinarian or a dental hygienist or something useful! Stupid! Ugh!

When I got over it, I wrote this track. Bonus nerd cred if you can name all four boss themes that make a cameo appearance between 2:25 and 3:12. What’s that? You’d rather go on living a life that’s not diminished in any way and, in fact, may be enhanced by the knowledge that you don’t know or care at all about which tracks I quoted from? Well there’s no need to be a jerk about it.

Anyway, hope you enjoy! This track even features a (heavily modified) sample of my wife starring as GlaDOS! Unfortunately, you’ll have to head on over to Soundcloud to take a listen, as this thing’s too fat to upload properly, apparently.

http://soundcloud.com/ryanike/like-a-boss-original-track

 

-Ryan