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Hello there you billion brilliant stars. Today I have something very exciting for you all! It’s my first song on the internet with singing (if you don’t count the Minecraft Parody covers from 5 years ago). I would greatly appreciate any positive words at all because i’m not so sure I should even try singing.

Lyrics:

You remind me of the rainy days

Staying inside gazing out my window
It’s you that I am trying to chase
But so far it’s only caused me more woe

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

Heartstrings
Are the most useful instrument
Inspiration rings
Through my heartstring’s torment

Heartstrings
Are the most useful instrument
All my writing
Come from my heartstring’s lament

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

Love is just like other things
That’s the only metaphor I need
Doves can’t fly without their wings
So take my warning and heed

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

I love you
But you don’t love me the way I do to you
But I can blame it on getting no sleep
See the last track, sit and weep

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

note: I am overtagging this post just so that my music gets noticed 🙂

Free Lunch

Free Lunch #39 (Fate of Dictionary Taboo Edition)

Hello there you pairs of shoulders crumbling under the weights of responsibility. It is a Tuesday! You know what that means! Probably! That means it’s time for a Free Lunch! (your favorite series, only on Rileys Backpack, Tuesdays and Fridays). If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just find a device and type for 5 minutes without stopping. I get bonus points for making sense.

Starting at 4:21.

The reason there weren’t any posts this weekend was because I was travelling for a wedding, going to a wedding, and then travelling back from a wedding. I do realize now that all this time travelling would have been an excellent opportunity to write a bunch of posts to schedule for the next few weeks, but I guess I can’t now. The wedding and associated events were all super fun, and it went off flawlessly, even though it was planned in a total of 9 days. This is definitely not a lot of time to plan an entire wedding. It was all perfect though, and I had a lot of fun and got to see two awesome people get married.

In other news, tomorrow a song I made will be released. This is going to be the first song that I edited at all aside from reversing (First Steps). I added some reverb, two layers with high and low guitar parts, and fixed some timings that I wasn’t able to hit right while recording. So that comes out tomorrow evening.

I’ve run out of time for this Free Lunch, if you liked this post, like it.

BUT.

Before we go, I need to ask you all something. I have noticed that recently the response to Dictionary Taboo hasn’t been great, so i’m going to put a poll in asking whether or not you would like to keep it regularly appearing on the blog.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the very bottom of this post, I really do appreciate it.

Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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The New WordPress Band Blog!

Hello there you Kwik-E-Marts. This post is going to be relatively brief, but it should be exciting for everyone interested in that WordPress Music project! I created a blog for the project. Comment your email address on the first post on this website. Just so you know, none of the comments will be seen by anyone but me because I won’t approve them. I’ll add everyone that comments there as an author on the blog so that you can all post songs whenever you wish to.

That’s all for today’s post, i’m sorry if this doesn’t concern you and this is just annoying clutter in your WordPress reader.

Regardless, thanks for reading all the way down to here.

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Free Lunch #35

Hello there you emboldened signals of distress. Today is Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch. If you don’t know what that is, basically I just get a device and type for 5 minutes, trying not to stop. I’m typing on a computer that isn’t mine now, so i’ll have to edit in the pictures on my phone afterwards. This doesn’t really effect you at all, so I don’t know why I shared it.

Starting at 6:49.

Earlier this morning, and then well into the afternoon, I went on a Pokemon Adventure with Jamie throughout the city. It was fun, I got a ton of XP, ate some Wendy’s, which I haven’t had in a long time, and caught a Moltres!

Now would also be a good time to mention that on the day I was leaving Oak Ridge I was able to nab this Lugia!

This means that I currently have all of the Legendary Birds released in Pokemon Go so far, and Zapados shouldn’t be too difficult to catch.

In other news, that WordPress Album project seems to interest a lot of people, so I think it might actually happen! What started as a stray idea has now grown to a half stray idea.

In other, other news, in Clash of Clans we were generally doing well, but then we’ve lost two wars in a row. Luckily, our match now seems pretty easy, so we will probably be able to take them out easily.

In other, other, other news, on Piano, i’m learning a song from one of my favorite video games, To The Moon. The song is Having Lived, and you can listen to it here. I will probably make a video on my YouTube channel and feature it here once I can play the whole song to perfection. It’s one of my favorite piano songs right now 😀

That’s going to be all for today, as my time is up. This is a pretty lengthy post compared to how long the regular Free Lunch is, so I hope I maintained readership all the way to the bottom.

Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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WordPress Album Admin Poll

Hello there you silver sandwiches. This isn’t today’s real post (Free Lunch), and that will be coming in a bit, but rather this is just a poll. This poll will decide who is the administrator of the new WordPress album project. I included everyone who said they wanted to be a part of the project. The answers are randomized, but don’t vote for yourself because then we would have 10 votes spread evenly xD

That’s pretty much it for now, the new website will get created by the person who gets the most votes of approval in this post.

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WordPress Album

Hello there you hallway doors. This is a follow-up post to the one I posted yesterday, which you can read here if you missed it.

Currently I have 7 people who said they were definitely interested, and 3 people who weren’t sure about being able to join. I think that’s more than enough interest generated to continue this!

I have a few ideas on what we could make this like, so here they are.

1. Everyone who wanted to could just put in a song, and without any real editing or anything, it’s posted on Soundcloud, Youtube, etc.

2. People can enter their own songs, and if anyone has experience in music-production, they can help edit and stuff.

3. We can do our songs, but try to collaborate on a song by recording our separate parts of the song, and layering them in a digital audio workstation like Audacity.

4. We should probably make a website outside of this?

Before we start with anything like that yet, I think that everyone who will help should put some information about their musical stuff.

For example, I am okay at Piano, Guitar, and Trumpet, and bad at singing and editing.

If people who have previously commented could follow-up with their own ideas and info like above, then we should be a bit closer to making this real!

That’s all from me for right now, let me know your ideas in the comments!

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A PROPosterous LAY #20

Wohoo twenty! But the first one is not even on the website for some confounding reason so when we celebrate our anniversary of LAY it’ll be for the second one.

I was going to a write one of my kind of serious, long, introspective posts but I am sleepy and don’t want to do anything wrong. So today you will get a Life and You, the very self explanatory series that I still find the need to explain. Basically talking about life, cool things, and talking to you, about you, behind your back. Though definitely not the last one!

Last LAY (well two LAYs ago, 19 was weird) the question was what time do you prefer most (day, night, midnight, the elusive mid-morning sunset) and the answers were

Night Time from: bittersweetlyirrevocable, Legendary randomness, and EclecticMusicLover

And 5 in the morning from: the_great_awesome. Props to you for being original!

And props to everyone who commented!

Props to everyone who read the last post too!

And props to you for reading this post!

Also props to you if you live on the planet Earth!

I can’t forget props to all humans!

Jamie spent 45 minutes propping up everything except the house he was building. The resulting slant in the house created a permanent dutch tilt for all residing in the abode. But after residence left the house the entire world seemed like a dutch tilt. The only ‘normal’ world was that crooked house Jamie built, and that slowly drove everybody in the house insane. They all mysteriously disappeared one day, and nobody knows why. Redundancy aside, legend has it that the ghosts of all patrons of the house whisper in directors’ ears, telling them to add dutch tilts into all movies they make. Soon, one day, all movies will consist of entirely dutch tilts. How do I know this? Well, I am a dutch tilt.Image result for scary dutch tilt

Hey, what are you doing in my post?

Uhh..nothing.

How you been filling my audience’s heads with lies about your ‘dutch tilt ghosts’?

Nooo…

I told you, that house was built on a slope, there was nothing I could do!

Ok fine, fine. I’ll leave!

Okay, thanks. Well guys, lets just continue the post with Li-

Jamie unleashed the ghosts upon the world, soon I will be in all of cinema. Comedy, drama, romance, whatever the heck the emoji movie is! Dutch Tilts EVERYWHERE! Okay I’m done, get back to your post.

terally

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I have gotten back from TIP, and TIP Life is going to be released Mondays and Thursdays until the series is over. I don’t exactly know how long the series is going to be because I don’t plan very far into the future but Mondays and Thursdays right here on Riley’s Backpack. Also

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remember that? A podcast with me, my brother, and more often than not Riley? Well my brother and I have been brian storming (not a typo, a way of life) and we are starting production hopefully within 2 weeks. Rest assured Riley will be brought in for the process starting when I see him in the future.

And I also cleaned my room, exercised, and fell asleep today. More than I do on most days!

Hmm..

Oh right, we went school supply shopping yesterday! And I was so confident I picked up 2 graphing paper notebooks and walked out of the Target without a SINGLE LINED RING NOTEBOOK. I truly believe that the odd choices and decisions I have made are going to be majorly important when I get on a large plane flying from Australia to the US and crash land on an unknown island, so writing this kind of mishap down could be very helpful to be in the future.

That finishes up LML!

Question Time

This may sound like an off topic question for this LAY (probably because it is) but what do you think of ticket scalpers? Love ’em, hate ’em, feel some other emotion towards ’em, comment it below!

And before I forget, the winning Paul McCartney from Life and You 19 is…

Early/Mid Solo Paul and Wings Paul

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Personally a Paul I got to know more recently but really really enjoy listening to.

Well technically Ringo Starr won with 7 votes but I took the highest serious choice. I guess I know not to add silly answer choices now because you guys CHOOSE THEM EVERY TIME! So yeah, thanks to everyone who voted!

 

Moltres

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is out in Pokemon Go now, and I recently came into several premium raid passes. So tomorrow I’m going to go out on a raiding spree and make a Pokemon Go Pokemon Post! Also my adventures a couple of days ago with Pokemon will be in that post! So look for that Wednesday!

 

And yes, this disproves the uno, dos, tres theory about the legendary birds, but it also means Niantic is sticking to the catches by players on that team. So bringing up the rear Instinct will have Zapdos in 2 weeks (August 14). Lugia appears to still be spawning, so there is still hope for me on that front.

While we are on the subject of mobile games, my lack of Clash RoyaleImage result for clash royale

has merely been a lack of playing and a lack of interest. To me the game is kind of getting stale and the only fun thing is 2v2 if the person is with you IRL. I don’t know, maybe the new cards will make it better.

On that note the super special extra long LAY #20 is over. Thank you if you read this post all the way through that Dutch Tilt section, and thanks for reading my Life and You posts for 20 episodes. Although in the archives I can’t find the first Life and You, so if you locate it please, PLEASE let me know.

Goodbye everyone, and as I once said in a long lost episode of The Nerd and His Brother:

The Dutch angle, also known as Dutch tiltcanted angle, or oblique angle, is a type of camera shot where the camera is set at an angle on its roll axis so that the shot is composed with vertical lines at an angle to the side of the frame, or so that the horizon line of the shot is not parallel with the bottom of the camera frame. This produces a viewpoint akin to tilting one’s head to the side.

haha riley no more canted angle dictionary taboo for you!

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For All Musicians on WordPress

Hello there you ridiculously expensive guitar amps. Tonight I will be revisiting an idea that was brought up a while ago while I was talking to sfcamster. The idea in question was us thinking that we could possibly get a collaboration going between all the bloggers on WordPress who are also musicians to create an album between us all. Everyone who writes on Rileys Backpack is musical in one way or another, and while I can’t guarantee the participation of other peeps here, I can say that I would like to do this.

There’s also the problem of how we would go about publishing it, if it ever gets to a publishing stage. Would someone create a Soundcloud for the WordPress musicians? Would we all be part of one big band? The other possibility is we just take a name and have a group of revolving people, so that we could pass on the mantle one day if we didn’t want to do it anymore. If you have any idea on a way to make all these things come together for a good release, comment your thoughts below.

Just to gauge the number of people who would be interested in participating, leave a comment if you want this idea to come to reality and to be a part of it!

With a good number of volunteers, we can set up maybe another website for this or something? I don’t know..

If enough people comment saying they want to take part, I’ll write a follow up post with a little more details based on what was discussed in these comments, and we could take a more solid step towards making this real.

That’s the post for today, sorry if you are a blogger, but not a musician and this is just annoying for you :/

But thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom!

Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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Shamelessly fighting in the view of the wars

A list of all the things I love:

 

Disney, in particular Disney Channel

Nintendo, always wearing flannel

Poems and Science

Beauty, not lice!

And also most definitely reading and WordPress

Music, but I digress

Whats most important to me

Is just blogging, can’t you see?

And although this isn’t up to my creative standard

I lost my library card (specifically the lanyard)

I can pull views

With this cheap ruse

So forgive me, the next real post is Monday

I hope you enjoyed my last real post, right here you can find it

So goodbye and now I have realized, I stole Riley’s idea right under his eyes.

So as I am legally required to disclose:

Sorry!

 

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As the title suggests, I don’t know what to do. I was thinking of making a cooking vid but then I thought I would save the recipe for when Riley and I do a cooking collab possibly.

So my March books are going well, and I’ve got to hurry up to fit in the deadline. Reviews for the books will come soon, so if you are thinking about reading them, hopefully that will help.

And now an interview with my little brother.

Q: What is your favorite type of coin?

A: Quarters. Well, pennies and dimes and stuff, they’re small, they don’t have a lot of value. And, um there are half dollars and others.. but they’re hard to find and you wouldn’t find a place to use them.

Q: If you could create one Pokemon, what would it be named and what would its moves/type be?

Well, its type would be dragon and fire, its name would be Tyrangue and um its moves would be Dual Chop, Dragon Breath, Flamethrower, and Overheat.

Q: If you could have any other name, what would it be and why?

I would be Adam because well Adam is just a cool name. It’s short, its not that special, but you also don’t see it all the time.

Q: What is your biggest regret in life?

Um, well *waits for 45 seconds* I don’t know.

And that is Eliot Watson, my co-host in the Nerd and His Brother whenever we get that done!

Let’s see….

I’ve got a boring homework packet just like Victoria and Riley.

OH! I have started guitar and Riley already posted about that you can check that out here.

Like for run on sentences!

And since Riley didn’t do a Dictionary Taboo, I will.

Dictionary Taboo:

Something some people can’t eat it, but makes delicious food like ice cream.

 

Also let me know if that was too easy or too difficult.

 

I’ll see you guys later and as I always say:

Did you hear Willie Nelson got run over by a car?