Monthly Archives: December 2014
We were called Glitch when we formed in 1998 and played shows. Glitch was a great name for a no-guitar 3-piece band. Apparently lots of other bands liked that name too. So we changed it to BigAssRobot, because GMac had the domain name already.
This is the only known video of Glitch, at Tuba Man’s (RIP) in San Diego in early 1999. For jumping around, the song list/links are in the video description. Have fun.
So you have my wife on horseback with a bunch of middle-aged ladies in Jackson State Forest California wearing my GoPro on her helmet, galloping down this hairy trail. The hard part for us was finding the overriding rhythm – the mean speed. Well, it’s about 110 bpm, or so.
This is one of those songs where during mixing we could not remember which of us played certain parts. There’s lots of layers of guitar in there. But I consider it a compliment as I’m a crappy guitar player.
I got a single-take walkthrough of Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon 2012. Then we scored it essentially by the rooms, which are named by color. There are 10 different musical pieces, which are varying degrees of collaborative writing, recording, and solo efforts.
At about 3:02 you’ll hear a portion of “Elevator Music for Stairwells” which we are pushing as the perfect all-purpose elevator music that should be used in every movie from here on out where some cliche cheesy elevator music is needed. I had to really dig to find the crappy drums and strings.
And the HUD map was animated in because we like to make things more complicated than need be.