MAGfest 2017

MAGfest, as always, was a total blast. My favorite time of the year, it never disappoints in providing me with inspiration, new ideas, new friends, and chances to reconnect with kindred spirits who I don't see enough. This MAGfest was no different in that regard, and I am so honored to have been asked to be a part of it again.

If you're wondering what I'm talking about - MAGfest happens once a year and is a festival that's all about music and video gaming. I love both of those things, but the real reason I love MAGfest is because it is one of the very few times a year when I see many of my friends who I met through music. It takes place at a hotel/convention center right outside of Washington DC and it's a reunion of sorts. It's a very unique experience to be in a microcosm with nothing to do besides talk, enjoy music, and play games with friends for several days.

I never thought I'd have the opportunity to see so many amazing chip music performers, especially the international ones, at all, never mind all at once. Every single performance I saw was great. It's tough to make a list of favorite moments, and it feels a little pointless to be honest, so I won't try. I spent a lot of time with people I love and don't see enough, and was lucky to have the chance to kick off the official music of MAGfest with my good friend Jeremy, aka THRESHER, who is a performing visualist and uses a computer and projector to make all sorts of cool stuff happen and entertain the audience while I play my songs. Jeremy did a fantastic job, and he also performed with the awesome Nanode, EMAR, and the incredible (T-T)b from Boston, who I am glad I got to see rock the main stage at MAGfest, and even got to hang with them afterwards. Looking forward to playing some shows with them!

That's all I got for now! Oh yeah, I changed my instagram 'handle' to "@heyscram, as well as made a new twitter account that is also @heyscram.  I think this will be a good change. I am planning on getting some help with my radio show, Nerd Rock Radio, which I believe will make it a better, more consistent show. Also, I think it will be good to separate the show from my music for conflict of interest purposes. Blah blah blah, more news/stuff coming soon!


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