Friday, December 26, 2008

Post Xmas Wrap-up

It's the day after Christmas, and all is quiet in the House of Z.

No, that's bullshit. The air is thick herein with the swears of a man having to put together one too many Hot Wheels playsets. It's that kinda thing.

And since I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday, what with my roving the countryside in search of hillbilly relations bearing gifts (and ham), I figured I'd hip you to a few things you may have overlooked due to your own festivities.

For those who missed it the first time around, I am still hosting Optimus Rhyme's final EP TransfORmed. This will be offered as a free download until January 1st, after which time it will disappear until the final, full version becomes available for purchase mid-month. Of course, as grimROCK recently let slip that this iteration will also feature some long lost live cuts, I'm gonna have to recommend that you buy it after its release whether you already scored the freebie version or not.

And speaking of things you may already have, Doctor Octoroc's 8-Bit Jesus album has been re-released, this time in its entirety. Download it again for the first time and hear several new cuts that are just as amazing as the previous tracks.

Another free holiday EP was made available yesterday, this one from my pal Nate (also known as Trier Music). It's from his band Skantily Clad, and it's a seasonal ska release entitled Skantaliy Clad Christmas. Deck the dancehalls!

And lastly, but certainly not leastly, the PBC Productions crew have just posted Little Miss Gamer's holiday episode "SNESmas." Will Santa come through with that Super Nintendo Z's been askin' for, or will the fat man let her down again? Watch for yourself.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Optimus Rhyme EP Free for the Holidays!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause. And that fat bastard got my letter!

Here's a copy of the new (and final) Optimus Rhyme EP TransfORmed. Just for you. Just for free. Compliments of my man grimROCK. I'm only allowed to give this seasonal delight away until January 1st, though, so act now.

Enjoy it in good cheer. And Wheelie bless us, every one.

Download TransfORmed

EDIT: No longer available. Sorry, folks, but the album will be released for realsies later this January.

UPDATE: A short reprieve! Optimus Rhyme’s TransfORmed is still alive and well. And free! Wheelie and Co. gave me the green-light to continue giving it away for the foreseeable future.

UPDATE: Going, going, and gone, my friends. With the first days of spring, the freely downloadable version of TransfORmed is no more. You can, however, now purchase the release through iTunes.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Further Proof

I'm spending the week at home with the fam, so I honestly don't expect to get too much blogging done in the immediate future. Still, I was just treated to an unexpected slice of awesome this afternoon, and I felt like sharing.

Well, more specifically, I felt like bragging.

My friend Denika - who, you may remember, provided me with my swanky new banner art, a place to stay over Nerdaplooza weekend, and, well, a veritable grocery list of other niceties over the past couple of years - sent a surprise parcel my way. It contained one of MC Frontalot's new Final Boss t-shirts autographed by the man himself for little ol' me! How fuckin' cool is that?

Denika's boyfriend Dennis did the back cover art for Frontalot's most recent album, and she also spent a good bit of time snapping photos of Front and the other artists at 'Palooza, so you could say she is down with the Godfather. And apparently on his most recent stop-over in O-town she decided to give me the hook-up via signed swag.

Further proof, faithful readers, that my friends are awesome.

Now quick, head over to the Joined at the Stitch Etsy store and buy some zombie art. We all know you have some morbid last minute Christmas shopping to do!