Thoughts On Mega Man X ‘Spark Mandrill’ For Orchestra
"Wow, I can feel you chanting ‘No More Boss’ in every measure"
That’s what my friend said when he heard this week’s song, and that’s what I felt as I wrote every measure.
It’s quite fitting that Spark Mandrill is this week’s song for you because I feel like I finally overcame my own final boss this week. I’m moving to Los Angeles tomorrow and setting off for new beginnings.
With new beginnings comes happiness, which is really the only thing I’m after. I just want to be around the sun, go outside, collaborate with friends, and be along the Coastline. The East Coast stopped being fun for me. The pickup basketball teams got smaller, my friends are all married and usually unavailable, and my music has been uninspiring as a result recently.
As you know, I’ve been lost. I’ve been spending lots of time on building my robots, learning photography, and just searching for an answer in life. Not that that answer is Los Angeles, but at least hitting the “reset” button may lead to new ideas and motivation.
Spark Mandrill was a bigger, deadlier weapon, and stronger opponent than Mega Man X in almost every way. But what he didn’t have was Mega Man’s burning desire to save the Earth alongside the Maverick Hunters and Zero.
I feel that when push comes to shove, the size of the fight in the dog will always be more powerful than the size of the dog in the fight. Spark Mandrill learned that lesson, one that I hope to take with me on my new beginning.
The orchestra is the greatest ensemble in the world, and I can’t wait to share that captured emotion with you… tomorrow.
My Smosh Debut
My music plays in Smosh’s latest Pokemon video from 5:26 - 5:29.
They felt bad it got cut down. But I can assure you - these will be the best 3 seconds of your life.
comic-sans-because-fuck-you asked: I hope you know how excited I am for your Spark Mandrill stage remix.
Yea it’s one of my favorites. I’m pretty stoked for it too man. I feel great to be back.