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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Episode 8: Musicians Wanted

Musicians Wanted for folk-medieval-metal band based in Edmonton, Alberta.

Ripper paused a moment, his fingers hovering over the keyboard, wondering if he should add what World he was referring to. How would one go about ascertaining which world they were from? Typing "Earth" obviously wouldn't do. That was only the planet he was on. As far as he understood it, the entire universe he occupied was one branch of the Tree. He shook his head. He'd have to hope the software had some means of providing the applicants with Ripper's world address.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist/bagpiper seeks other musicians to create a truly unique experience of live sound through music. Any interested parties are welcome to apply, regardless of race

He backspaced and replaced "race" with "species." Who knows what sorts of musicians were out there across the Tree?

Influences include In Extremo, Corvus Corax, Subway to Sally, Battlelore, Seven Devil Fix, Schandmaul, Leaves' Eyes, Athan Asia, Kate Bush, Richard Kean, Kemper Crabbe, Iona, and Lacuna Coil.

Would other worlds even know about any of these bands? Was there some sort of database of otherworld bands he could go to and listen, to find groups from other worlds who fit the style of Gotthammer?

He put in a contact number, the MySpace Music URL for Gotthammer, the address of Magik Beans and his name, and as an afterthought, added...homo sapien.

His finger hit enter. He closed his eyes, inhaled, and sat, waiting.

3 comments:

Gotthammer said...

After my short storm of entries earlier in May, I settled into my vacation in Texas so much that I felt literally unable to write anything new. I have all the ideas bouncing around in my head, but oppressive heat and regular access to a swimming pool took priority. When we got home, it was all yard work and getting ready for me to start my summer job as a Human Resources Assistant for Service Alberta. I realized I would be able to start writing again on my lunch breaks (not all of them, or I'll be labeled anti-social). This first entry was a kick-start, which is why it's so short. But expect at least one new episode a week for the summer, possibly two when it all comes together. Thanks for the patience everyone!

Meredith said...

ah, good post :) short. but good.

Anonymous said...

Loved the references to the old bands ... Patrick's Hill too anyone?

Matt L.