Milkshake Daddy: Secret Lives of Probes, Satellites and Rovers

About the Album:

Secret Lives of Probes, Satellites and Rovers is a concept album. All songs are about unmanned space vehicles of assorted varieties, with inspiration coming from NASA, Japanese & Russian space programs, and TV shows like NOVA.

Here’s the songs! This album is FREE as in BEER! You’re free to download, share, play it where ever you like, and remix it.


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Song Listen
Launch!
Voyager 1
Voyager 2
America, I Love You (USA 193)
SKYLAB
Kaguya
Communication (Satcom 1)
Hubble
Good Life! (Opportunity and Spirit Rovers
Sojourner Attacks!
Sputnik 2

Lyrics for Good Life:

I'm a robot rock n' roller
On the planet Mars
Got a sister Martian rover
And this world is ours

We have a dirty job
But there's nothing to it
We love the opportunity
And have the right spirit

I investigate the Crater
And my sister's on the Plain
Determining the structure
Of local terrain

NASA dropped us off
in 2000 and 4
Said We were down for the count
But we came back for more

The dirts so red
I never get the blues
It's a good life
It's a good life

I'm feeling all right
I found some hematite
It's good life
It's a awesome life

We got the magnets and
We got the cameras
Grinding tools and
Microscopic imagers

We move from place to place
Testing stones and soil
We've got solar panels
We don't run no oil

NASA set us up good and
For that we're glad
Been down with the job
Since we left the launch pad

Viva Mars Visa NaSa
You'll here us cheer
Six hundred Eighty Seven Days
in the Martian year

The dirts so red
I never get the blues
It's a good life
It's a good life

I'm feeling all right
I found some hematite
It's good life
It's a awesome life

Rock all day
Eat sun for food
It's a good life
It's a great life

Think I'm artificial
I'm more alive that you
It's a good life
It's a good life
Viva Mars! Viva Nasa!!!

Some Sojourner Attacks Lyrics:

I dig for rocks all day, but I'm not on the pipe!
There's no water on Mars, don't believe that hype!
I'm green on the red planet, cause I'm solar son!
Don't step to me boy, my Pathfinder weights a ton.
NASA left me for dead, and I don't care!
Keep your Java upgrades, I don't need no repairs!
Relaxing in my crater, watching the stars!
I'm the Sojourner Rover, Emperor of Mars!

Milkshake Daddy: Triglidae Cosplay Facsimile

About the Album:

Triglide Cosplay Facsimile is a concept album about a satellite that develops artificial intelligence and decides that it wants to explore earth’s oceans instead of space. On earth it meets Mr. Sprinkles, the Cat, who directs him to Sakanayokai the fish demon whom it does battle with to free the Sea Robins off the Jersey Shore. Yes really. Crazy right? Music has fallen behind visual art in terms of weirdness, and it’s time to catch up.

I recorded the album during February 2009, during which time I was working 50 hours a week at my jobby job, drinking lots of black tea, eating about a loaf of bread a day (not kidding). I also lost 6 pounds. I used Guitar Band to record this (that’s my excuse for any quality issues, like low volume or clipping), with a little help from Audacity, a Shure 58 microphone and lots of cables.

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Title Description Listen
Love Satellite

Genre: Rock
Volume: Loud
Instruments: BOSS DR-880, microKORG, Gibson SG, POD XT, Japanese novelty key chains, computerized vocals.
Inspiration/Notes: Las Vegas Grind compilations, B movies, Front 242, NASA, JAXA.

Return to Earth

Genre: Ambient
Volume: Low
Instruments: microKORG, the blue KORG Electribe, arcade noise
Inspiration/Notes: Armed Police Batrider videogame, NASA, JAXA.

Atmosphere

Genre: Ambient
Volume: Medium
Notes: Was a song featuring thrash guitar and troll vocals. I removed those.
Instruments: microKORG, arcade noise
Inspiration/Notes: Just the microKorg.

The Interview

Genre: Rock
Volume: Medium
Instruments: microKORG, Gibson SG, POD XT, arcade noise, computerized vocals
Inspiration/Notes: British TV and Lit. Louis Carrol. NASA & JAXA.

Meeting Mr. Sprinkles

Genre: Electronica
Volume: Loud
Instruments: Human beat box, microKORG, Gibson SG, POD XT
Inspiration/Notes: My sister’s cat. Funkadelic.

My Camera

Genre: Reggae
Volume: Low, but lots of bass
Instruments: microKORG, Polaroid Camera, Sony Camcorder
Inspiration/Notes: my photography hobby, NASA, JAXA.

Someday We’ll Look Back and SCREAM

Genre: Ambient
Volume: Loud, lots of bass
Instruments: Human beat box, KORG Kaossilator, microKORG.
Inspiration/Notes: this one is just totally random.

Scorpaeniform Paradox

Genre: Ambient
Volume, Low, but lots of bass at the end
Instruments: My goldfish tank, KORG Kaossilator, the blue KORG Electribe
Inspiration/Notes: Sea Robins, my Sea Robin costume, my goldfish Portia de Rossi and Rojo Calente, British TV like the Clangers, Inuyasha.

BOSS FIGHT!

Genre: Noise
Volume: Loud
Instruments: Japanese novelty key chains, the blue KORG Electribe, microKORG
Inspiration/Notes: Sea Robins, my Sea Robin costume, Neon Genesis Evangeleon, Kaiju, Rodan, 90′s gabber, Inuyasha.

The Sea Robin Parade

Genre: Ambient
Volume: Low (maybe medium at the end)
Instruments: Actual ocean waves, KORG Kaossilator, microKORG, Seagull acoustic, computerized vocals
Inspiration/Notes: Sea Robins, my Sea Robin costume, British TV.

The Album Cover:

Triglidae Cosplay Facsimile

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Milkshake Daddy: Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

About the Album:

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is an audio odyssey spanning the genres of electronic rock, ambient, acid rock, funk and instrumental, and inspired by futurism, B-movies, science fiction, science fact, NASA, space exploration, Japanese giant monsters, fish, cicada insects, and even Flipper. Instruments used include: mandolin, bass, electric guitar, Stylophone, various Korg keyboards & sound devices, a Bliptronic 5000, BOSS drum machine, a “Take Back the Noise” bent-circuit noise device, an iMac, and my throat.

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Song Notes Listen
Light Dispelling Darkness rock noise about a sculpture in Roosevelt Park in Edison NJ. Features a mandolin solo!
Convexigon industrial soundtrack for the continuing saga of the satellite and the giant man-fish monster.
Aquatic Ape Hypothesis instrumental rock soundtrack for the epic adventures of the Aquatic Ape Man.
Cathy an ambient song dedicated to the dolphin who played Flipper.
Curiosity instrumental rock song about the Curiosity rover.
The Fifth Instar, Parts 1 & 2 an ambient soundtrack for the emergence of Magicicada cicadas
Neil Degrasse High an ambient track that brings to mind space, and all the beauty it has to offer.
Sloppy Space Junk a funky odessy about the space junk that orbits the earth.

SkanaYasha Fish Demon Attacks!
The Luddite no keyboards on this track

Album Cover

Milkshake Daddy: Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

Milkshake Daddy: Substitute Songwriter

About the Album:

Production notes: All songs recorded using GarageBand with help from Audacity. Instruments were piped though a Boss DR 880 (ironic as I didn’t use it for drums) and a Presonus Firebox. I use a Shure Beta 58 mic.

Inspirations: modern technology, social media, modern culture, Anime, geek speak, video gamers in Korea with fast internet connections, video games new and old, the moon, the future, Bleach (the main Aizen arc, not the filler crap), SakanaYasha the giant fish-man kaiju, Neon Genesis Evangeleon, punk rock, cow punk, Nova, tv shows about outerspace, cloud computing, the TWIT and TWIG podcasts, Nasa, JPL, 3D animations of planets, jazz, Gershwin, old public service films, my fans, and the RPM Challenge.

Here’s the songs! This album is FREE as in FREE BEER! You’re free to download, share, play it where ever you like, and remix it. You just can’t sell it.

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Song Notes Listen
Cell Phone in the Pit

Genre:Punk rock!

My reaction to the fact that people now stand in front of bands taking photos and video with their cell phones instead of dancing.

The Plastic Colors of Summer

Genre: Pop Rock

There’s a movie called The Plastic Colors of Summer, but this song only shares the title. I wanted something chaotic and rhythmic, like summer can be.

Equipment: Gibson SG, moxMatrix iPad app, various noise making toys from Japan.

Lost the Fucking Manual

Genre: Pop Rock

You can’t read the fucking manual (RTFM) if you’ve lost the fucking manual (LTFM).

Equipment: microKorg, FunkBox iPad app, vocals, Schecter Bass

Kim Park Can’t Lose

Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Here’s the concept: no matter what video game you play – Star Craft, Halo, Brickbreaker – there’s always that dude who has the world-wide top score. This is the themesong for that dude.

Equipment: microKorg, Koassilator, Schecter Bass, Gibson SG, Drums! iPad app, various video games

Music for Mining on the Moon

Genre: Pop Rock

Eventually we’ll be mining the moon for H3.

Equipment: Schecter Bass, Gibson SG, FunkBox iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app, KP3 Touchpad for vocals

The Hogyoku (Breakdown Sphere)

Genre: Noise

This one is completely inspired by the manga Bleach. Google “wiki Hogyoku” for its definition.

Equipment: Gibson SG, Drums! iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app, microKorg, Schecter Bass, vocals

Sailing the Seas of Titan

Genre: Ambient

Equipment: microKorg, Drums! iPad app

Virus in the Cloud

Genre: Ambient

Equipment: Schecter Bass, FunkBox iPad app, Koassilator, microKorg, SoundPrism iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app

Eject the Capsule (SakanaYasha Kaiju vs. NERV)

Genre: Anime Soundtrack

I need at least one track featuring the SakanaYasha Kaiju monster. This time he’s fighting EVA gundams instead of satellites.

Equipment: a Min Min Zemi cicada, Korg Electribe MX, microKorg, MorphWiz iPad app, Gibson SG

The Laws of Physics Breakdown

Genre: Automated Jazz meets Guitar Noise

Equipment: Korg Electribe MX, Gibson SG, Drums! iPad app, Space iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app

The Party is Over

Genre: Ambient

Equipment: Samples from an old public service film, tonematrix, microKorg, Drums! iPad app, Schecter Bass