hello, TEAM MONSTERFACE.
today is a sad dae that we tried to make a bit less sad.
you see, gary gygax died.
if you don’t know, gary gygax was instrumental in creating dungeons & dragons.
we realize all too well the unfortunate truth is that too often, folks wait until someone has kicked the proverbial bucketcan before they say all the nice things they meant to say about them. that isn’t reason enough not to, let it just serve as a collective reminder to us all that we should tell people that we like them and that we like what they do. before they die. people have tried to convince me otherwise, and i refuse to believe it. but if you miss the boat, make them a song.
so the story is good. you see, i was home, when my friend the big j broke the news of mister gygax’s demise (and gave us the beautiful line ‘there’s no graph paper map where you’ve gone’ – thanks big j). i immediately freaked out and picked up the ukulele that i am trying to learn how to play and started singing about him. in between lyrics about orcs, i fired off an e-mail to my group of friends, whom i was LITERALLY SCHEDULED TO PLAY d & d with on this very night. seriously. we’re in the midst of a very serious campaign, looking for some dwarven artifacts. i’m a monk, which, as a class, totally rules.
paradise dan comes home early, and i attack him with a ,’DUDE! GARY GYGAX IS DEAD! WE NEED A SONG!’ team monsterface took action.
what’s doubly crazy is that we’ve been working on our new album. feverishly. like in every spare moment. tonight was our night off, when we hang out and don’t make songs. we’ve got a show on saturday (with LIMA in DOYLESTOWN PA at SIREN RECORDS you SHOULD COME!), and we’re all kinds of sleepy. but when gary gygax dies, there is no time for rest.
so, this isn’t our first tribute song. when steve erwin, crocodile hunter, died, we wrote him a song and and made him a video. it was in episode 2 of monsterface tee vee, but here it also is by itself on revver
and you know what YOU should do? make a video. for this song. that would be awesome.
okey doke, team. back to ‘this is an adventure’ for us. but we like how this came out so much, it might just make the album.
this one’s for you, mister gygax. keep ’em rollin,\. thanks for all that you gave us.
…on behalf of