Those of you who follow this blog know that I tend to go through “phases” when it comes to hobbies and the like. Some I actually make decent progress on before hitting a brick wall (The music page); some are more fleeting in nature (Hey, what’s up card game idea?). Currently, it’s working on Rock Band 2 vocals in early preparation for defending my Best Vocalist title at Connecticon. Thankfully, so far I’m continuing to improve on most of the songs in the game, though I have an annoying syndrome I like to call ORSS, or One Random Strong Syndrome. Basically, even on songs I know well that should be pretty easy, I have a tendency to get a Strong (The second highest grade, which breaks your combo and costs you a bunch of points and the 100% grade) on exactly one phrase for no real reason. It’s a bit annoying, to say the least.
Yep. Mainly due to this:
Basically, it’s a 100% of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” in Rock Band 2 on Expert Vocals. It’s not a particularly long song, but it has some of the more notoriously difficult phrases in the game in the “Sure plays a mean pinball”s. I never had any major trouble with those specific phrases, oddly (Being more vexed by the “That deaf, dumb and blind kid”s myself), but this was the first time I 100%ed it in a solo game (I did it once before while playing with Jess on guitar, surprising even myself at the time).
This is the first full combo that tells me that I may be pretty okay at this whole “Rock Band 2 vocals” thing, despite what my scoresheet would tell you.
A few brief notes in lieu of doing anything productive tonight:
1. I’m convinced that what Rock Band needs is some of the early Power Rangers theme songs. C’mon, tell me the full version of the original theme, or the extended ZEO theme wouldn’t make awesome rhythm game songs. You can’t do it. Bonus points in that the guitar parts actually have what I can see as some pretty difficult parts; the hilarity factor in watching people fail a children’s show theme on the higher difficulties would just be great in itself.
Actually, as I go through some more of the various Power Rangers themes, I think they’d all work pretty well.
2. For some reason, almost all would-be spam comments seem to target one particular entry. Maybe because of its length? Fortunately, since the Amsterdam incident mentioned here, nothing of that sort has actually made it through Akismet.
For those of you who actually live near me, Fables Comics has a deal for the month of March where you get 25% off of collections/trades. I found this out randomly yesterday after buying Batman in the Seventies and the owner was nice enough to give me the deal anyway. Pretty cool.
Oh, and did you think it took four years for the North to win the America Civil War? Silly person, the South won it in 3 months, though the two battles in the war took a combined 20 seconds or so. Check out how history really played out here.