Free Lunch

Free Lunch #49 (nearly)

Hello there you mellow fellows! I would like to go ahead and apologize for my extended absence from the blog, if I hadn’t have skipped all that time we already would have hit Free Lunch #50. However, I forgot the Friday and Saturday posts and we end up here. Anyways, here’s the usual spiel. It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that is, I just type for 5 minutes on either my laptop or phone. This time it’s on my laptop because I don’t want to use the data on my phone.

Starting at 5:41.

I’m happy to tell you that a new piano song will come out this Friday for the 50th Free Lunch! This is the song i’ve been working on for a while. In other news, while I was gone I got an amp for my Guitar from my dad and went to see Blade Runner 2049 with him. The amp works great and i’m glad now that I can make an electric guitar sound with my electric guitar. I really liked Blade Runner 2049. I had read online before watching the movie that it was slow, but I didn’t think so at all after watching it. The pacing was done well in my opinion, and the action was great too. Like Legendary randomness said in their review, all the shots were cinematic and the soundtrack was fantastic. The jarring 80’s synths really help to immerse you in the film.

The next post for Top Shelf Book Reviews will be Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements, which will come out this Saturday. I also have a poll for you here, just in case this idea is relevant yet.

I don’t have much time left, so i’ll leave you with this. I tried to play Chopin’s Winter Wind (intro of course) on cups, but it was really out of tune and sounded bad. I uploaded it anyways though, and you can now watch it!

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post!

If you liked this post, listen to this storm ambiance while reading this series!

(New Undertale Food out sometime soon!)

Dictionary Taboo:

Bright blue in color, like a cloudless sky.

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #47 (almost there edition)

Hello there you Pirates of the Pancreas. Today it’s Tuesday which means it’s time for a Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, I just type for five minutes on either my laptop or phone trying not to stop.

Starting at 7:08.

The reason there hasn’t been as many good posts recently is because i’ve been pretty swamped in schoolwork. It’s mostly stuff that I should have already finished, but didn’t because I was being lazy. That’s all come back to bite me now as everything is due on Thursday, the last day before fall break. I wouldn’t expect another post from me until Friday for the Free Lunch, sorry.

Anyways on to the usual discussion topics, recently i’ve been working on a couple different ideas for piano songs that could branch off into their own full song. Most of them are about thirty seconds long and are kind of boring, but i’m sure i’ll find one that interests me. On Guitar, i’m practicing my Pentatonic Blues Scale and it’s pretty fun. I think i’m going to try and make my own solo later using that, but not anytime soon. In Trumpet news, in class we have just been working on making sure that we are able to correctly play stuff and comprehend rhythms, so we aren’t practicing any pieces, which is disappointing. I am still working on Megalovania for the Trumpet though, and it’s still a huge challenge… but one day I will conquer it.

I don’t really have much else to say to you, except I started watching a new show today indicated by the Hello There You.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this kind of boring post. I promise that this Saturday you’ve got a pretty good book review coming, so hold on for that!

Dictionary Taboo:

Choose (someone or something) from a number of alternatives, typically after careful thought.
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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #46 (four more and 7 years ago edition)

Hello there you sentient beings. Today is Friday, which means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just get either my laptop or phone and type for 5 minutes trying not to stop. It also can’t be nonsensical.

Starting at 8:06.

Recently I have been infactuated with a piano piece called 3 Gymnopedies No. 1. I heard this song through a Spotify Classical Piano Essentials playlist, and I immediately knew it needed to be in my Sentimental Piano playlist. It also inspired the beginning of a new playlist, Ambient Piano. I’m going to also be learning this song after I finish Having Lived. I’ve got the beginning chords down already, but I shouldn’t focus too much on it before I finish the piece i’m already working on.

In other news, I have mostly left behind Pokemon Go. Unfortunately i’m not going to be able to get an Raikou because I didn’t try hard enough and now they’ll be gone. But next we have Entei right? Maybe I can get that one then. If you have no idea what i’m talking about I apologize, just skip to the next paragraph. But while we’re on the subject of Pokemon Go, let’s talk about why the game has gotten less and less interesting to me. After a few weeks without any new Pokemon or anything exciting (I haven’t been able to participate in raids in my city because of school and stuff), the game gets pretty dull pretty fast. I should probably talk about something else now or i’ll run out of time without having made another paragraph.

Welcome to the next paragraph, we are glad to have you here! This one is going to be about how a new episode of Undertale No Food will be coming soon! If this paragraph wasn’t long enough for you and you skipped the last one, why don’t you go and read the last one anyways 😀

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post!

Dictionary Taboo:

A unit of time equal to 14 days.

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #45

Hello there you annoying little brothers, how are you doing today? Today is a Tuesday, which means that it’s time for another edition of your favorite series, Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just get either my laptop or phone on Tuesdays and Fridays and type for 5 minutes without stopping sensibly.

Starting at 8:12.

The last couple days have been a sort of weird mix of hectic and laid back. My mom tore a ligament in her foot and had to go to the emergency room yesterday morning, so my siblings and I didn’t go to school yesterday. She got a weird foot cast thingy though, so it’s on the way to recovery! In other news, i’m almost finished with the two paired songs, Unfinished Piano Song #1 and Unfinished Piano Song #2. These will probably be out this Winter. I’m confident that I can compose enough Piano to resemble an album or LP. If not, then it will just come out later.

In other news, it’s possible we’ll be losing an author soon. I’m not sure if i’m allowed to share details, so i’ll let them post it if they want to. They might want to continue anyways though, so i’m not so sure.

In other other news, Brendan would like to tell you that he got a new god Beyblade Burst.  Congratulations Brendan!

I don’t really have much else to say so i’ll just fill up time with this pointlessly long sentence which you can’t hope to pay attention to. Were you paying attention? That sentence was actually a coded message, and I bet you can’t figure it out! If you do, contact me in the comments!

Brendan would like to tell you that the Beyblade he got is Kreis Satan. Congratulations Brendan!
Let’s also take a moment to be excited that To The Moon’s sequel game should be coming out very soon! I’m extremely ready for this, as there has been a few year break between the games.

My time is up for now, thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post!

Dictionary Taboo:

all the people employed by a particular organization.

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Free Lunch · Home

Free Lunch #44

Hello there you magical moons. It’s a Friday so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just get either my laptop or phone and type for 5 minutes. I’m on my laptop today.

I could probably just copy and paste the intro for every Free Lunch and no one would notice if I changed the Hello there you’s.

Starting at 8:08.

Today my friend at school lent me his Guitar amp so I could practice over the weekend, and i’ve already accidentally cut my finger on a string while playing my Electric expeditiously. Recently i’ve also been thinking of looking into a Bass Guitar, as they seem like they would be a lot of fun to play. I’ve also started writing another song tonight, which looks to me like a love song, which is odd because i’m 100% sure i’m not in love right now. Confusing.

On Piano, i’m still working out the bugs on the song that i’ve been working on for a few months now. The aforementioned song will now be known as Untitled Piano #1 until I give it a name.

In other news, I was going to make cookies tonight but we don’t have any eggs, which I found out halfway through spraying the pan…

In other, other news, the new series got a name change, because RAREBOTS sounded like a kids toy. See here to find out what it’s named now! It also comes out tomorrow, so be excited everybody! I know that book reviews really aren’t a super exciting thing, but I hyped it up enough that hopefully you all are sort of looking forward to it.

My time is up for now, and only looking back to I realize that I really did terrible for having typed on a computer the entire Free Lunch. Oh well, i’ll try harder next time…

Oh, and I forgot to tell you all about this during the Free Lunch, but earlier this week my finger got stabbed by a mechanical pencil and blood was involved. Look forward to a dramatic retelling of the event this Sunday, only on Rileys Backpack!

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this semi-boring post.

Streak: 2

Dictionary Taboo:

the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #43

Hello there you jelly legs. It’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, I just get either my laptop or my phone and try to type legibly for 5 minutes without stopping. I think I may have something to say this time. I’m probably wrong though.

Starting at 9:00.

Recently one of my favorite Youtubers hit one million subscribers. Can you guess who?

Take your time guessing, it really does take a lot longer to write stuff than it does for you all to read it.

You have now had ample time to guess, the answer was Andrew Huang! The greatest! 820!

I entered in his one million subscriber giveaway, so i’ll let you all know if I win anything, even though I probably won’t.

In composing news, i’m working on two new songs. One of them I originally created as a piano tune but I think i’ll change the melody to Guitar and just add piano background. Maybe with singing? That would be interesting. The other one is going to be on the solo piano album if I deem it worthy when it’s finished. I’ve also been writing some interesting riffs on the Guitar lately (aside from the aforementioned one), and I quite like one of them. It sounds like a song that might play when something funny would happen in a game like To The Moon. Here’s a video of it:

Speaking of To The Moon though, i’m nearly finished with Having Lived, and that will definitely make it on to the solo piano album whenever that comes out.

Sadly on Pokemon Go I haven’t been making a lot of progress, and i’m just slowly inching my way towards Level 29. I also haven’t caught an Entei yet and they are almost gone 😦

My times up for now.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the very bottom of this slightly interesting post.

Also listen to other music i’ve written here please thanks.

Dictionary Taboo:

denoting a thing or person previously mentioned.

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #42 (lose out on a perfect reference that I wasted last time edition!)

Hello there you open hearts and minds. Today is a Friday which means that it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, basically I find a device and try to type for 5 minutes without stopping too much. This takes place every Tuesday and Friday. Unfortunately in a moment of incredibly low intelligence I used up the 42 reference to Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy last post. So now I can’t exploit that for free words. I’ll have to find something else interesting to write about.

Starting at 7:48.

Recently things have been boring. I’m beginning to think that just three days are not enough of a gap between the Free Lunch’s. I just don’t have anything to say that I can think of off the top of my head. I can talk about piano and guitar and the usual stuff but that probably isn’t captivating for my audience, you.

But let’s get into the piano, guitar, and usual stuff.

I’m making a song on the piano based on a sequence of notes that Jamie gave me randomly the other day in class, and it sounds pretty cool with some chords beneath it. I’m finishing up the other song I talked about last time, but it won’t be out for a really long time. I realized that if i’m making an album I shouldn’t just release every song as a single before the album actually comes out. That would ruin all the fun and surprise when it comes out! The piano album won’t be out for a while unfortunately though. If i’m very inspired and have lots of new song ideas then it will be quicker than if I have no ideas.

In Guitar news, i’m learning Cigarette Daydreams by Cage The Elephant, and while the chords behind the song aren’t that difficult, the strumming pattern and actually singing it are pretty hard for me. I’m relatively very bad at singing, and it’s hard for me to hit some of the notes while paying attention to my Guitar playing. I’m also working on a solo on it that will probably make it onto a future album.

I’m thinking of making a Patreon, here’s a poll for you!

I’m all out of time now.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post which was most likely unentertaining and uninformative.

Dictionary Taboo:

the number before 42.

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #41

9 more! Hello there you intellectual individuals. Today is Tuesday, which means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what a Free Lunch is, I just type for 5 minutes on either a laptop or my phone. This time it’s a laptop, so this post will probably be a little on the longer side. If I have anything to say that is.

Starting at 8:37.

Since you last heard from me via Free Lunch, almost nothing has happened that is significant enough to write a post about. I went on a big walk around Nashville while playing Pokemon Go on Saturday and did a Lucky Egg, making it two thirds of the way to Level 29. I will catch up to Jamie soon and then eventually (never) riseofthechairs.

I have also been finishing up a song that I should have finished a long time ago. I’m not positive on the name yet, so i’ll just describe it to you.

Happy.

But also sad.

I don’t even know…

Just wait until it comes out, which should be within a week. In fact, someone leave a comment reminding me to refine and record on the next Free Lunch please!

It seems i’ve left my Watsky phase of music, and i’m now in unknown territories. Pink Floyd and Radiohead confuse me but I like them a lot. I guess that means my next phase is like experimental rock? Who knows…

I don’t really have much to say. I’m trying to think of something to write to you while I type this. I know this lack of unpreparedness is really disorienting and probably makes you want to click away and not read the post, but bear with me. That reminds me of a funny meme about a bear that I will include in the post after I finish writing.

Now that you’ve chuckled with me about that joke, know that our time is up! Thanks for reading this very bad post, which turned out not to be long enough…

Dictionary Taboo: the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

*ALSO LISTEN TO MY MUSIC HERE THANKS SORRY FOR YELLING*

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Free Lunch

Free Lunch #38

Hello there you Crush Orange Flavorings. How are you doing today? If it hadn’t been for the perfectly timed finishing of the GoFundMe, today would have been very bad. Fortunately though, it did finish perfectly on time, so today wasn’t very bad! Everyone who donated surpassed the level of donation giving a shout-out, so this is more a list of everyone who helped!

Herbert Hoffman

Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Emily Hoffman

DiariesOfAScatterbrain

Thank you so much everybody! Even though we made our goal on time, I had forgotten than GoFundMe has a really long wait time for their withdrawals. Because of that, we may have a brief gap before we can take back rileysbackpack.com. Hopefully someone doesn’t steal it during that time ssc.

Now, on to the actual Free Lunch! If you don’t know the rules, basically I just type for 5 minutes without stopping on whatever device is handy. Tonight it’s the laptop so you will get a slightly longer Free Lunch than you typically would.

Starting at 7:19.

The reason that this day would have been bad without the completion of the GoFundMe was that there was no school. I know that to most kids, this would be very exciting, but this is literally the worst day in the whole year to be cancelled for weather. We were going to have a pizza party in band and I was going to get $20 for beating a kid at Clash Royale. So meh on that.

However, musically, I will be getting an amp for my electric guitar soon! I’m very excited about this, as that means I’ll be able to play it the way it should be (the plugged in to an amp way). I’ve been working on the ‘Feel It Still’ guitar fill, and it’s kind of difficult. Not as difficult as the first 20 seconds of Bohemian Rhapsody though!

Meanwhile, on the Piano, i’m finishing up writing two songs, and they are still both unnamed. I only have the slightest of ideas on what to name them both. One is about water or something and one is about being sad. I think that I might add lyrics to the being sad one, but I’m undecided. You all also couldn’t originally decide whether or not to split the album (it was tied perfectly) so I’ll now put the poll in this post so maybe someone who didn’t vote can break the tie. Also, I found a cool digital instrument on the piano that sounds really good with one of the drum presets.

That’s going to be the end of the post, as I am out of time. Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom and paying attention to the boring stuff I put online ❤

Dictionary Taboo:

an expression of gratitude.

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Cubix Rubes

Got Brains

Hello there you Beatles. Tonight I am here to promote a song I made, which although pretty bad, still needs slight attention to soothe me. This was the song that you all voted on a long time, but I put the name as “End of The Road” or something similar, and I didn’t realize that it looked like it would be the end of the song I’d already made “The Road”, even though it was totally unrelated. Nonetheless, here it is now, on Soundcloud.

While i’m here, I suppose i’ll also apologize for the little hiatus of no posting from me. I just didn’t have anything to say.

Thanks for reading this post and hopefully listening to my song :3

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