Posts tagged “Polka Glocks”

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Polka Glocks vs Christopher Grant Harris

Some backstory: Polka Glocks is a hip-hop group comprised of three people living in entirely different parts of the country: Davy Hamburgers (Pittsburgh), Jason Sabbides (Tennessee) and Three Ninjas (Seattle). They also have some kinda members who live in Wales and Virginia. Their collaborations happen over the internets.

After Three Ninjas did some collaboration with them (and was then formally inducted into the group) I started listening to them and became internet-friendly with Davy Hamburgers. During that time I was ramping up my 8-bit chiptune Saucecore project.

I had composed a chiptune song that I liked but I had no idea what to do with it because it didn’t really fit the style that I was going for. So I thought, hey, I’ll send it to Davy Hamburgers; maybe he can figure out something to do with it. Gosh, that musta been about a year ago. And honestly I completely forgot that I’d done that.

And then last week to my delight a song suddenly materialized as if by magic out of the internets! Take a wissen:

I wrote the chiptune musics for that! It’s going to be on their next album, Secret Land of the Monkey Man. I am excite!

Categories: Music, News.

Monday, 1 March 2010

“Of the Month” March 2010

Link of the Month:
Uvumi
A welcome haven for those artists and listeners who were forced to abandon that other music listening site that shall not be named here. This site is a wonderful way to discover indie music of many genres. Poke around and listen. Make friends and become a fan. Listen to some good music.

Album of the Month:
Polka Glocks: Hand Held Accordion Blasters
Polka Glocks is a fun hip-hop collective lead by “Davy Hamburgers,” who provides most of the easy-flow vocals. This album is at times groovy, at times funny, and always interesting. Plus my pal Three Ninjas contributes to a couple of songs (and was made an official, full-fledged member of the group after this album was produced). Take a listen and you’ll see what I mean:
<a href="http://polkaglocks.bandcamp.com/track/monkey-money-w-big-brainz-three-ninjas">Monkey Money ( w. Big Brainz &amp; Three Ninjas) by Polka Glocks</a>

Game of the Month:
Cestos
So, imagine you’re playing billiards against another person. Now imagine that each of you own only two balls each. Then, imagine that the goal of the game is to use your balls to knock your opponent’s balls into the pockets. Imagine also that whenever you strike a ball with your stick, the ball drops a tiny little explosive device that explodes whenever any ball rolls into it and makes that ball careen off in a different direction. And finally imagine that you and your opponent strike your balls at exactly the same time. That’s the gist of Cestos, and immensely fun game that is played 100% against randomly-selected LIVE opponents (you must have a wifi connection to play it). There are several different tables with different hole setups and rules (my favorite is “speedball” with only corner pockets). It is only available on Android phones!

Categories: Links, Music, Of the Month, Video Games.