I'm gonna try as best I can for AIM.

2017-03-26 12:10:12 by TheDukeofJuke
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I'm doing my best to get inspiration to work on the track. But I'm trying not to force the creativity since it just makes me stressed and I can't get anything done anyway. I'm working longer hours at my job right now to pay off a lot of money my family and I owe, and that's more important to me at the moment than having a track ready for some contest. I can promise I'll try though.


Plans after AIM2017.

2017-03-19 12:12:35 by TheDukeofJuke

So, I've had these melodies stored in my brain for ages. Pretty much ever since I started writing music and I think at this point it's time I did something with them. So, after AIM2017 which I'm using as a means of practice with my motivation, I will be working on an album of video game music inspired by layouts like SMB3 with different music correlating to environments. Even though this music probably won't ever actually be used in a game, I'm going to make it regardless. I'm going to make the album revolve around a save the world scenario without worrying too much about plot, but more on the concept. 

Since I'm going to be really pushing myself with this album, I won't be on the internet that much but maybe to update people or post a track on the side occasionally. During my journey of fulfillment, I asked myself what was my purpose in this world. And now I believe it is to compose. I started my music much later than most musicians. 17 years old. I had a lot to learn in a short period of time. I not only listened to the music that inspired me, but studied it. Things like: "How did they match the atmosphere of the environment so well? How did they transition to that key so flawlessly? How do they make such complex music, but still have the same composition contain such memorable melodies?" These were things I paid amazing attention to during my studying and I'm still learning to this day. I don't ever want to stop learning, cause that will be the day I die as a musician. 

I have a lot to prove to a world full of musicians who started at a very young age. But I like a challenge.

Stay tuned.



So...yeah. Sup again.



I can understand if some people are not exactly for this. People have come to know me as "TheDukeofJuke" and it is a rather catchy name. But to be honest it does come off the wrong way to people who don't know what I do. If I read the name without any knowledge of the user, I would assume he was some sort of DJ. I don't need a dj for my project. I need a composer. Which is why I'm letting people know about my name change ahead of time. Sorry. :T



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I have been on a journey of fullfilment for a good while now and hit a long period of withdrawal that comes and goes. I have days where I'm at maximum creativity and others where I'm not so much. I look to be more active in the future, but it all depends on my state of mind. I will say that the journey is doing me very well though. My brain is healthier than ever. Stick by me, guys. You won't regret it.



http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/189727

This is back when cornandbeans was at his peak, in my opinion. Now he makes music under the alias "Space Laces". I get people like dubstep, but I'm not a fan of his new stuff. Wish he would finish this masterpiece.


Blog Entry #1: Things are starting to look up.

2016-11-16 17:56:10 by TheDukeofJuke
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Okay, so I figure I should start doing these so this profile doesn't experience any long-winded cycles of silence.

Things are starting to look up from where they were before. Some people may or may not know. But a long while back about 3 to 4 years ago our house got foreclosed when my family and I lived in Georgia. We then moved up to Ohio to live with the Grandparents for a awhile until we could find a place. We found one...but it was like living in the equivalent of a London flat with 10 people and was in Indiana of all places. Didn't expect to be so far away from home, but I've grown to like this state. It's got a lot of scenery and more open space compared to Georgia. I also experienced actual snow here. In GA it would melt almost instantly due to how hot and dry it would get. Anyway, off topic here...

It took us a very long time, but we finally found an actual house to make an official restart in. It's not perfect, but it's humble and rather quaint. I may get my own room. XD I'm 23 and still share a room with my younger siblings. We get on each other's nerves sometimes, but we all love each other to death really. I've been able to get myself some music equipment and pay it off. However in the past some things unexpectedly popped up out of nowhere that caused us to have to spend money we already didn't have to fix the problem. We're paying off the money together little by little. Though I'm not gonna lie, I could definitely go with some extra assistance. If people are willing to help, just let us know through a PM. We sure could use it. Thanks for your attention.

~ Joe