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I grew up on MLP, Rainbow Brite, Lady Lovely Locks, Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z. And everything Disney. But that's beside the point; MLP was awesome. It still is! (yeah, I watch it) :p
So, I thought I'd combine the original theme song that I grew up on, with the newer version to make a cool little cover.
And a video to go with it...
On the 1st June, I move into my new home, with my amazing studio set up that we're in the process of obtaining. Then I shall work super hard to get something out every week. For the next 12 months.
USA has been awesome so far!! Did 6 Flags already - will do it again. And again. Who wants to go?
I just found out there's a mermaid parade at cony island in June... feel free to send me mermaid costume ideas !
I'm writing a song at the moment without the aid of a keyboard... should be interesting when I finally record it. It's about the China Town Bus that takes you from PHL to NYC. Had a run in with that one the other day... fun times.
Again - if you're heading to Great Adventure and have an extra seat in the car; count me in!!
The Newgrounds meet-ups were awesome!! Pico day rocked socks and then the NYC meet-up was so much fun! It was awesome meeting everyone that came and getting to finally put faces to names. :D
There's too much to tell, but thank you to all those who have been emailing me and messaging me during this time, with welcomes and well-wishes! 1 month in USA and we feel at home! :D (and the food... oh man... the food is so moreish.)
Right, hopefully the next time I post, I'll be linking to a new song.
James, our mate Casey and I are moving to USA for 12 months. We fly in about 12.5 hours (22 hour flight... gah) so we're running around madly packing the extra things we will probably end up forgetting ;)
I thought I'd take the time to stop and let you all know that for this reason, I have not submitted much in the last few months. It has been stupid-crazy trying to prepare for this relocation that I haven't had a chance to finish anything. There's a lot in the pipeline though and I'll have all the time in the world once we set ourselves up in the States so... I'll make up for it ;)
To all those who live in America, see you soon. ;)
Roller Coasters are a-waiting ...
This has been a long time coming. My gosh, I think a collab proposition was discussed about 2 years ago between Evil-Dog and I and it's finally come to be!
Anyway, James is making a video clip for this so stay tuned for a link to that soon. We filmed it a little while ago and I can tell you now>>> it has a helicopter, dry ice and lasers! :D
Hope you enjoy the song! Remember to vote, review, download and play at your next social something. So others may hop online and vote, review, download and play...
I finally did it!! This is something I have wanted to do for a long, long time!
But after 2 failed attempts at making an epic-sounding one (the original does this so well) I started up another FL File with just Piano, Bass and an electronic drum kit and thought to myself Why does it need to be epic? Why not take it to the other extreme and make it a chilled, pizazzy song that we can play in the background while sipping on a glass of wine*?
Anyway, it's a completely different take on the original so please keep an open mind when listening. :)
*non alcoholic beverage for those not of legal age
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
This year has seriously flown by! With New York just around the corner, James and I have decided to take a small break from it all and go relax for a couple of days with family.
But before we do, (I'm writing this from said family's computer late at night) I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and post up another song from my Christmas Album 'Twelve Days'. Not as a sales pitch, but as a gift of a tune for this awesome day.
BUT the file I brought with me won't upload... so here's the song on youtube. :D
Thank you all for your awesome messages, emails, reviews, comments and chats throughout 2011. I am looking forward to another wonderful year of getting to know you all better and sharing some more music that I happen to come up with, now that I'll be doing it full time in USA!! :D
I am really looking forward to our Roller Coaster Meet-ups...
It has been a long year, and I know that I have been promising a Christmas Album for at least 2 long years so I am happy to announce the release of my completed, 12 track Christmas Album 'Twelve Days' available in iTunes & My Store
Thank you to all of you who have waited for this album so patiently! And to those who haven't been so patient, I also want to thank you guys and girls (you know who you are) - because your words of encouragement and "hurry up Hania!" drove me to actually get this finished!
What I'm trying to say is, to all those around the world that supported me with your kindness and motivation, I thank you and feel truly blessed to have you in my life.
I hope this album adds to your Christmas Celebrations. I know there are a few songs on there that may seem rather unorthodox in the way I've re-created them, but just remember that I'm giving you myself when I make music - and what you hear; is honest and truly from my heart.
So I leave you with the hope that you download the album and enjoy every moment of it.
With a week to go, we've left telling everyone about this rather late...
James and I have decided to challenge ourselves for a second year in a row - to make 24 animations in 24 hours straight. We'll be live streaming for the whole 24 hours and chatting to all that come for a squizz to ask for ideas along the way.
We'd love to make this as interactive as possible.
Check out last years attempt:
Between now and next weekend, come up with some ideas to present to us during the 24 hours of challenge time. If your idea is awesome, we'll animate it and your name will go on the credits of the submission. :D
Try and be creative with your ideas but remember that we've got to get through 1 per hour (at least) so keep them punchy and not too elaborate.
James is just working out the last few details so I'll be posting a link to the livestream soon.
In other news, a Christmas Album is being released this year for you all. I've been working hard to be as creative as possible when composing covers for all our favourite (public domain) Christmas Carols. This will be released in December - I'll update with links when they're available.
I'm also releasing my album "Fear and War" in December this year. So there's a lot of new music heading your way.
Tarboy II is coming along nicely. We also have plans to have this completed by the end of the year however a release date has not been determined yet. As soon as we know, you'll know.
New York is just around the corner! We'll be calling USA home for at least 6 months as of early 2012. I am going to set up a Roller Coaster Date for everyone that wishes to come along and ride them with me. I am so completely obsessed with coasters it's not funny.
Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ will probably be the first place we'll meet - Six Flags Magic Mountain in CA will also require a visit as they have X2... and I must ride this. I'm tipping there will be multiple coaster excursions. *Fist Pump!
I'm also going to set up live performances so you can all chill while I sing for you. I'm not sure where or when - so any ideas are welcomed.
That about it for now, I'll speak to you all next week - 8am 3rd Dec Brisbane time - which means 2pm 2nd Dec LA Time / 5pm 2nd Dec NY Time and so on and so forth. Remember to check time zone differences so you don't miss out!
HERE'S where you can see me and hear what I'm donig.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/james-le e-animation is where you can see James draw :D
July Update !
Newgrounds Aussie Meet Up was fantastic!! It's so cool being able to meet like-minded artists that are so much fun to hang around and chill with. It is such a bonus that Newgrounds not only brings people together online, but then provides the opportunity for us to meet in person and really become friends :D
Thanks NG, Luis & RubberNinja for setting this up.
**While we were sitting at the bread shop, drawing, I noticed a pastry that really resembles the NG Tank... photo evidence attached!
Next up, Robot Day 2011! I didn't get a chance to go to the NG office this year for RD but I still had a heap of fun browsing the site, checking out the creations you all have posted in celebration of Robots :D Here's my contribution - RD2011 Hear you Scream
Now for the big news - James and I are preparing to relocate to New York. We have to wait until later this year to purchase tickets due to visa blah blah boring things but we're so excited!!
It will be our first White Christmas, not to mention I'm going to be living on roller coasters the whole time I'm there.
So we've basically got 7 months until we head over - lots to do before then! ... so I better go do it...