NoisyCell – “Innocence” (cover) Barakamon ED

By now, you probably know I enjoy singing quite a bit. I think I have 5 or 6 covers in the works, but I just haven’t had the time to really work on them.

Well, no that’s not true. I certainly have.

You see, the thing is… I tend to get distracted easily.

One song cover after another gets shelved as I get sidetracked and start working on others. This very song is one of those distractions. I mocked it up last night and churned it out today when my voice was a little more cooperative. I altered a few lines in the lyrics slightly so that the English would make a little more sense. The original lyrics in parenthesis and adjusted lines are in single quotes.

Here are the lyrics and chords:

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Photoshop phrustrations

So, I did a fresh install and re-install on this old Optiplex 360 here at work and couldn’t figure out why PS wasn’t running. Some of the suite would open up, but PS and Illustrator were having issues (didn’t check them all).

Strangest fix apparently. I thought Photoshop was hanging (not responding), but it actually was running.

So for the fix. This system had both monitors rotated 90 degrees and apparently that was the issue. When I put the main display back to normal, it was fine.

Go figure. One of those weird things…

(If anyone cares for the specifics of the issue:
GeForce 9300 GE
2x Dell 1908FP-BLK)

AWOL

Wow, it’s been a long time since my last post. Sorry to leave any readers I had hanging for so long. I’ve been around and just now realized something I overlooked. Comments were disabled on several of my most recent posts. I have no idea how many hits I was even getting because of this and my readers couldn’t even leave any feedback and critique. Pretty much sucks cuz the last posts were already around a year old.

Sorry that I’ve neglected you, Ritsu and Mugi. You’re both long overdue for your Death Devil drawings. Sorry Yui/LiSA for not covering “Ichiban no Takaramono” like I was supposed to. I just hate barring that first fret on the guitar I have. Sounds so muffled :/

There’s been a lot going on with me personally in the last year and let’s just say there’s been some life-changing events. My current situation has impacted my creative productiveness quite a bit. I put down fansubbing for the time being and haven’t really worked on anything for quite some time. I’ve pretty much been wallowing in a mixture of searching job boards and video gaming as an escape from my reality.

There should be things coming on the horizon. I’ll probably post the missing works I put up on dA as well as a potential music cover from something more recent. I’m targeting The Usagi Drop ED right now and already have the chords for it. Quite an enjoyable song to sing as well.

As for art, I don’t know… I might have to start from scratch on the Ritsu I was working on. With such a long gap between the last time I worked on it, I probably won’t have any recollection of the concept I had in mind. I actually had the idea of trying to dabble in doing some webcomics, kinda like the 4 koma style. Had a few concepts in mind but regarding the one I really want to do, let’s just say the references are hard to come by as they all reside in this shoddy memory of mine.

Well, I’m posting this from my phone and the battery is dying so I better publish this for now. More posts incoming once I get to my desktop.

Changes

Well, just a personal update really. Lots of changes ahead. Trying to get back to work. Trying to revamp the website with some new CSS to match a new logo. Got a new Wacom tablet to play with but gotta figure out how to use it. Been lingering in the city lately too. Mornings are a lot colder than I’m used to here, but it’s nice because I actually prefer the cold.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to do some covers, but being the perfectionist I am makes it hard for me to push something when I make the smallest mistakes.

Off to run, then back for some coding and job hunting.

Ichiban no Takaramono

I just finished transcribing this, other than some minor details for the rhythm guitar during the guitar solos. I figured instead of taking forever to perform a cover (those F and A# bars still get me), I might as well share what I got up to this point. Here’s a link and the content pasted below. Took a few hours, mostly figuring out the names of the chords (thanks to chordbook.com) and doing the tab for the solo, because I don’t have much experience doing that.

Hope you enjoy. It’s fairly enjoyable to play. Quite soothing and calm.

Ichiban no Takaramono – chords
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