Hey, there's something I didn't get: which song is about the Philippines?
Kalesa in Binondo.
A kalesa's a horse-drawn buggy or something.
Binondo is... I think something like Chinatown in Manila.
In the Ithaca livestream, Bowman explained the whole story behind the song.
His explanation on his tumblr should be up on Monday.
He's been doing this for every track on the album. Even if you don't have a tumblr, checking back now and then to http://iambowman.tumblr.com is very worthwhile. But getting a tumblr is well worth it just to follow Bowman, Tavia, and the other music team members who have them, as you can get previews to songs, unreleased snippets (GFD just posted some brilliant stuff, and Eidolon's been putting up stuff steadily as well) not to mention the fact that all of them are generally interesting, insightful, and funny people. Also Tavia has been livestreaming design work for Ithaca stage performances and videos, and she anounces them on her tumblr.In the Ithaca livestream, Bowman explained the whole story behind the song. His explanation on his tumblr should be up on Monday.
While we're on the subject of Kalesa in Binondo, I have to say that one of my very favourite single moments on this record is when Nick Smally says "That will be 52 dollars, please" It cracks me up every time.
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Relevent to the interest of folks here:
Pre-emptive apologies to Bowman for ninja'ing him in his own thread. Fanatical promotion is how I make up for being too broke to donate even 5$.Originally Posted by iambowman.tumblr.com
Since I didn't get to go to Austin... I still haven't listened to Ithaca! But I've heard the first 3 or so songs, and so far it's BETTER than MT&HK! And I'm still tempted to give $3, but honestly, I'm too poor right now. And I'm sure it'll reach the goal pretty soon, anyway. Kickstarters USUALLY work like that. If not, I guess I can try and spread the word!
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OH MY GOD. ITHACA. IT WAS SO GOOD. LIKE, I'D PUT IT UP THERE WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS. MT+HK WAS AMAZING, BUT THIS IS JUST... GOD DAMN.
You've inspired me, Bowman. I'm writing a song right now, and it's your fault. I hope you're happy.
Also... if I gave $6... could you read two names... together? Like, me and a certain other person's, one after the other?
So I just listened to Ithaca for the 74rd time. Somehow, between this and the 73rd time, It got EVEN BETTER.
Is there a way to make Mobius Trip Bowman loosely?
Also THAAAAAANKS LIZAAAAA.
It's 4 in the morning and I am not watching Tavia draw. What is wrong with my life.
I needed a new skin anyway, and this is fitting because when I play Minecraft I tend to just roam. *piano coda*
That joke was so horribly spectacular I have to go listen to Ithaca three more time brb.
Guys. I just realized something.
When Hadron Kaleido gets fat, do we call him...