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This week’s piano instrumental is my arrangement of Skylar Grey‘s song ‘Everything I Need’, which was played over the credits of Aquaman!

Such a beautiful song <3

If you like the video, definitely jump over to my YouTube channel and subscribe so you can see the future piano instrumental videos I post up! I’m posting one a week this year [all going well!]

P.S. I had my hair looking like a lump of sea kelp on my head purposely…

ECCA Award

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 - General, News

I was blown away yesterday, literally blown away.

While I was streaming Song Domination on my Twitch channel, I received a $600 donation from ECCA Award which helped the stream reach the $2000 camera goal… After which, I was informed by one of the board members of the ECCA Awards board that I had actually received an ECCA Award grant!!

The grant included the gifting not only of the $600, but also a tonne of high-quality gear to help the stream level up. Included in this list of gear was a Sony A7R II camera [This camera is NEXT LEVEL], a Shure SM7B microphone and an AVerMedia GC573 capture card!

You can see my understandably thrilled and excited reaction here.

I found out that the ECCA Awards are a non-profit group, supporting emerging content creators!! [Hence the ECC in their name]. They highlight content creators on their website. And are, also, soon going to offer resources on their site to help content creators such as:

– Business-related training materials and forms [as content creators are small businesses]

– Resources to combat common enemies [hackers/stream snipers, etc]

– Serve as a neutral third party to host standards for broadcasts such as volume levels, etc.

How awesome is that? Rather dang awesome. That’s how awesome. They’re on Twitter, so I highly recommend following them on there and seeing the good work their doing and so you can see when the resources go up [as well as watch them make streamers’ dreams come true!].

Thank you ECCA Awards! I am honoured to have been selected by you!

How I painted my Tetris studio desk

Friday, January 4th, 2019 - General, Studio

Moving out has been chaotic, exhausting and time-consuming… But it’s also been an opportunity to start afresh and create a new home with everything Pat & I want in it, the way we want it! [within financial reason of course :P]

One of the things I’ve been yearning after for YEARS has been a proper studio desk with a pull-out drawer on which I can put my 88 key MIDI controller… And it’s finally become a reality! However, I didn’t just want it to look like any boring, old studio desk. I decided it was critically important to make it into a custom, unique, Tetris table!!

I streamed the process of me painting from after the base coat had dried [I obviously started by constructing the table and then painting it with a base coat, but I figured that wasn’t interesting enough to stream]. But… To save people having to watch the full 8 hours of streams to see the process, I made a super condensed video showing how it all came together!

For those who are interested. This is the table I purchased originally [with some adjustments to the design that I paid extra for], this is the paint I used for the base coat and this is the paint I used for the colour coats [I bought white and black and then created the greys by mixing the two together at home].