Standing Between Two Worlds

Two days after returning from Furry Fiesta, I packed right back up and boarded a plane for Virginia to play two cons at the same time. No, seriously, this was a first for me. I was invited to play for FursonaCon’s first year, but they were no ordinary nascent geek gathering. They’d emerged as part
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Art by SwanBear based on lyrics from Lost My Way

“When The Sun Comes Up” by SwanBear

An artist who goes by SwanBear shared this beautiful piece based on a lyric from Goodbye Planet Earth. Here’s the artist’s description: I’m very proud to present this piece that I drew for Ethan Staghorne for his music art book project! I was instructed to illustrate a lyrics quote, and chose a quote from a
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Thank You, Texas

I had an absolute BLAST in Texas last weekend. No, this wasn’t SXSW. Why would I go to Austin when Texas Furry Fiesta wanted to put me on their main stage, treat me like a rock star, and surround me with adorable fluffy things for three days? As I type, I can still feel the
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Working on the Big Concert

My, how the days fly by. It feels like I just announced another performance of Goodbye Planet Earth LIVE yesterday, but nearly every day since then I’ve been holed up in my Composition Lab going over the technical gymnastics that make that show happen. Audio/video sync, live looping, practicing song transitions that sometimes overlap each
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The Need to Feel “Better”

Warning: This song is NSFW, but you should listen to it anyway. Read the lyrics beforehand if you’re worried. So… here’s a song about my raging insecurities. Doesn’t that sound like fun? It’s not easy being with someone who often feels, as Jon Stewart put it, “embarrassingly superior to you.” Especially when you’re an artist,
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Looking Forward To A Year Of Failure

Photo by Mr. TinDC 2016 is going to be a year of failure. I embrace it. Something that annoys the hell out of me is my Fear of Failure. It’s the same fear that’s been there ever since grade school, like a zit that simply won’t go away. In fact, the world has given me
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The High Orbit Holiday Special

Merry Christmas from Matthew Ebel

Merry Christmas, Seuss Day, or whatever winter coldtime ritual is practiced on your planet! Ever since I moved the Officer’s Club to Patreon, I’ve been re-recording songs from Beer & Coffee with REAL drums (thank you, Runtt) and re-mixing them with the ten years of experience I’ve had since that album was released. Well, instead
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The Best Concert Video I’ve Ever Made

This is probably the best concert footage I’ve ever gotten. Not exaggerating. During our Anthrocon show, “Live at Fortran Prison”, Runtt and I were joined by Jared Clark (aka Pepper Coyote) and Foxamoore for one of the most magical on-stage moments I’ve ever experienced. Seriously, it gives me chills watching this and remembering how good
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Stop showing up for the beating.

Just in time for Black Friday, it’s a song about mindless consumerism! Aren’t I the opportunist? Actually, this one started as a song about not drinking shitty beer, but I couldn’t bring myself to write an entire song about JUST that. I mean, it’s a noble topic, but probably not worth more than an entire
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That’s It… I’m Getting Professional Help

I don’t normally do a hard-ask kind of message like this, but we’re so damn close I have to try. You see, since I jumped on board with Patreon to host my Officer’s Club, I’ve been amazed at how much more I’ve been able to create on a monthly basis. Part of it is a
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