Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rock Band Wii Drums in GarageBand

Using the GamePad Companion Plugin for Mac OS 10.5, I was able to use my drum set that came with Rock Band for the Wii a few years ago in GarageBand. All you need to do is map the pads to keys on the keyboard and then use the "Musical Typing" window in GarageBand. It's a cheap alternative to an expensive midi drum set.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lyrics Re-DO: MCR

When I was
a young boy
my mother
took me into the forest
to see the Deku Tree.
He said, "Son, when
you grow up,
would you be
the savior of the kingdom
of Hyrule, and of me?"
He said, "Will you
defeat them-
the demons
and all the evil doers,
the plans that they have made?
Because one day
I'll leave you
a phantom
will kill me in the summer,
the land cast into shade."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Olimar's Logs- Pt 1

Captain's Log: Delivery #207, Day 4

All systems are functioning well. The route to the delivery site should be completed in about 6 days.

Captain's Log: Delivery #207, Day 5

Today has brought the worst of luck. i awoke this morning to find that the navigation system of the Dolphin was broken. Unable to override the malfunctioning ship, I crash-landed on a foreign planet. The dolphin suffered critical damage, with crucial components being jettisoned over the terrain of the alien landscape. Much to my dismay, the sensors in my suit detected that the atmosphere contains a significant poisonous oxygen level. My systems will support me for only 30 days before I either suffocate in my suit or die from oxygen poisoning...

I decided to look around and assess my situation further, when I came across a small red creature that had characteristics resembling at the same time both plant and animal. I blew my whistle at it, and it ran to me, following behind me wherever I went until I disbanded it again with the whistle. Near my crash site, I found nine more of these creatures, and the all behaved in the same way, as little men awaiting my every order. They resemble Pikpik brand carrots from home, so I have decided to call them "Pikmin". Experimenting further, I determined that they originate from a large, red, machine-like object which I have given the name "Onion". I led the Pikmin near a large flower, and to my surprise, I they all attacked it, and carried the remains back to the Onion, which absorbed it, then produced, and planted, Pikmin seeds. The Onion seems to use the energy in the remains of deceased creatures to produce more Pikmin seeds. It is a remarkable system!

As the sun began to set, the Pikmin began to grow uneasy. Large, dangerous creatures began approaching the crash site, and so I disbanded the Pikmin, who immediately ran into the Onion. I escaped the surface's nocturnal predators by flying the Dolphin's emergency systems into a low orbit- the most the poor ship could still muster. The Onion followed the Dolphin into the air, remaining with me in orbit. With the help of the Pikmin, I may yet be able to return home safely.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I put this comic together yesterday. Click for a larger resolution.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Still Alive Sheet Music

For the trumpet, anyway. Ask me nicely, and I'll transpose it to another instrument.