Miracle of Sound - Encore

Miracle of Sound - Encore
Roll Out and The Escapist Expo

MiracleOfSound | 4 Oct 2012 16:00
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It's been a great month. The first ever Escapist Expo was a roaring success and tons of fun for everyone who came. The staff worked their butts off but it was worth it judging by the many smiling, happy faces we saw over the weekend.

During my gig (which by the way was so much fun - thank you guys for being awesome and singing along and dancing, you made my year) I mentioned how The Escapist community can sometimes get a rep for being snarky, cynical meanies due to the forums. But meeting all of you in person gave a completely different picture. We have a really lovely, gentle, friendly community here, away from the anonymous snideness of the web. It really was a pleasure to meet so many of you, chat to you, hear your stories and your passions, your favorite games, your favorite Miracle Of Sound songs and much more. I look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Apart from meeting all of you, we had a few other little personal highlights of the weekend:

Meeting Susan and all The Escapist staff (and getting drunk in their office then going all emo when I found Justin's desk where the Miracle Of Sound videos are made).

Jim's immortal line: "I'm Yahtzee, I have dignity!"

Talking to Bob and realizing just how unbelievably knowledgeable he is about movies and games.

Getting my SNMG 1&2 Deployment 2012 Proud Defenders army t-shirt from a fan in the military who sadly I didn't have time to talk to for long. If you're reading this, hit me up on twitter!

Meeting Stacey from Epic Games, who was the first person to Tweet out one of my songs. It was nice to be able to say thank you in person!

So all around a great success and here's to 2013.

Question Time:

If you could play any venue in the world, where would you play?

The Bannered Mare.

What's your favorite midnight snack?

Whatever's left after Rachel had hers.

How do you feel about Annette leaving Nightwish?

A bit sad. She has a lovely voice.

Will you ever make Miracle Of Sound posters? I want one.

We'll definitely look into that this year. T-shirts, too!

Do you have a song that you've been sitting on for a while because you don't feel it's quite "ready"?

Always. I actually currently have one that has been finished for a while and we are waiting until a certain thing returns to release it. I am such a tease.

Is there something you would like to do with your music, but you can't due to your own technical limitations/playing abilities?

Guitar/piano solos. I suck at them. I have no natural dexterity no matter how much I practice, as anyone who has played Call of Duty with me can tell you.

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