I'm Not Your Personal IT Guy
I'm Not Your Personal IT Guy is now available as a free download at The FuMP
This song, like so many others, is ripped right out of my daily life. And it's not that I mind helping people. I really don't. I used to be a teacher and I enjoyed it quite a bit. But after the 5th time I had to explain to my boss how to get the voice memos off his iPhone I thought maybe it was time to write a song about it.
This is the first song in about 3 years for which I've done the music myself. The Professor was busy working on music for his other band Burnkit 2600 so he wasn't able to help me. I have to say I really enjoyed composing the music again and I'm looking forward to doing more songs in the future. The Professor will still be helping me, of course. I love the music that he comes up with. But he won't be doing every song anymore.Originally posted at DevoSpice.com. You can comment here or there.
posted 6 years ago
11 years ago I moved from Rochester, NY to northern New Jersey. We decided we wanted to be closer to our families so I took a job in Parsippany. This meant that instead of teaching for 10 to 12 hours a week, being on my feet most of the time, and then going for bike rides along the Erie Canal on my off days that I would be sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week and sitting in my car for another 10. All that sitting was, ironically, not good for my butt. Sitting that much tended to make it bigger. The first year I lived in New Jersey I gained 15 pounds. I would still exercise periodically and we still went for bike rides when we could but it never seemed to be enough to offset the massive amounts of sitting that I was doing.
Then my wife got pregnant, and as she gained weight I gained weight. Then she got pregnant again, and again I gained weight. I managed to lose some of it between pregnancies but I think I gained the most weight while she was pregnant for the third time.
About a year and a half ago I got on the scale and saw that I had hit my HOLYCRAP weight. The scale read 225. I didn't know that was my HOLYCRAP weight until I hit it, which I guess is normal. I know there are people reading this who would kill to be 225, but for a guy who was 185-190 for most of his adult life it was quite a shock. And I know everyone has a different HOLYCRAP weight- the weight at which you decide to get serious about losing weight. 225 was mine. It amazes me when I watch some of these programs on TLC that show people who are 700 and 800 pounds and I realize that some of them have not yet hit their HOLYCRAP weight. It's like they say to them selves "Heck, I can go another 300 pounds before I have to worry!"
So I signed up for The Daily Plate's web site. They have since been bought out by LiveStrong and are now at livestrong.com, but basically it's a calorie counter. I put in my age, weight, and goals, and then enter my food as I eat it. It's tedious and annoying, but it works. I started losing weight. The problem is I have no self-control and if there is junk food in the house I will eat it. I used to buy mini Peppermint Patties from BJs and if I had any calories left after dinner I would have a few. The problem is few people know this but the white stuff in the middle of the Peppermint Pattie is actually crack cocaine, and I couldn't just eat the 3 that I was allotted. 3 became 6, then 10, then 15, then holy crap the box is empty I have to go back to BJs and get more NOW! It's only a 30 minute drive. Screw it, Jen can put the kids to bed, if I leave now I can be back by midnight... I don't buy Peppermint Patties anymore.
So I lost some weight. Then I would gain some of it back as I would get lazy about tracking my food, which usually meant I would blow my calorie limit for the day. Then I'd start tracking my calories again and start losing weight again. And this cycle went on until last Friday morning when I got on the scale and it leveled out at an even 200 pounds.
I celebrated by eating half a bag of chocolate chips. I didn't track those calories. I really don't want to know. But I've been pretty good since then! Hopefully by the time MarsCon comes around I'll be back down in the mid 190s where I'm supposed to be. No resolutions, but here's to a thinner 2010!Originally posted at DevoSpice.com. You can comment here or there.
posted 7 years ago
RhymeTorrents volume 9 (disc 1) was released yesterday. RhymeTorrents is a free compilation of nerdcore hip hop which is released periodically. The latest version features a brand new Devo Spice song called I'm Not Your Personal IT Guy. This song will also be posted on The FuMP on Friday, January 22nd.
RhymeTorrents 9 can be downloaded now for free at rhymetorrents.org
. Disc 2 and Disc 3 of volume 9 will be released shortly.Originally posted at DevoSpice.com. You can comment here or there.
posted 7 years ago
I hope everyone had a great new year. I played some Wii Sports Resort and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and then fell asleep at 11:45 because I PARTY THAT HARD.
As I mentioned on the last episode of The Insider (to subscribers to The Spice Rack) I will have a new song coming out shortly. I submitted a song to the upcoming Rhyme Torrents 9 compilation which will be available starting on the 12th over at http://www.rhymetorrents.com
. It will be posted on The FuMP on the 22nd. I'm going to try to get the next episode of The Insider posted before the Rhyme Torrents compilation comes out so I can give Spice Rack members a sneak peak.
This is the first song in 2 years for which I've done the music myself. The Professor has gotten busy with his other band BurnKit 2600. We're still going to be working together, but I'm going to be doing more of the music myself going forward. After winning a raging battle with my sound card I had a lot of fun doing the music, so I'm looking forward to doing more.
Speaking of The Spice Rack, I still haven't nailed down the credits problem, so I'm just going to disable the code that updates it automatically and just start updating your balances manually as payments come in. I'm going to audit everyone's account first to make sure everyone has the right amount of credit before I do that, though. So everything should be sorted out in a few days.
2009 was great. 2010 is off to a great start. Let's keep this momentum going and kick some dementia butt this year!Originally posted at DevoSpice.com. You can comment here or there.
posted 7 years ago
Platform Wars- my I'm A Mac/I'm A PC commercial spoof featuring The Great Luke Ski and Dual Core- ended up being the 4th most requested song of 2009 on The Dr. Demento Show! Thank you so much to everyone who requested it!
Also on the list, at number 14, is Vampires Suck by Odd Austin, featuring me!
To see the whole playlist click here
. To listen to the show for a nominal fee head to DrDemento.com
Thanks again, everybody! And here's to a safe, fun, and prosperous 2010!Originally posted at DevoSpice.com. You can comment here or there.
posted 7 years ago