Well, I guess I should explain what's going on.
Those of you who pay attention to DoD might remember a Willow medley that I did last September titled "Unbridled Ambition". Well, I just got a message on myspace from someone I've never seen before. He wrote:
Hey, I was checking out Dwelling of Duels and came upon Unbridled Ambition and it has totally blown my mind. I have a long time online penpal type friend who played Willow on the NES a whole bunch as a wee lad, and has always lamented that it has never been given much attention in the remixing community. Long story short, his grandmother passed away recently and it's done a lot to cheer him up.
I was wondering if you would be up for handling some more Willow music in the same style; maybe a medley of all the tracks from the game. Christmas is rolling around, and every year I send him a CD, so having an orchestral/metal CD of the Willow soundtrack done proper would just warm his heart.
I dunno if you do commissions or not or if you're currently working on other projects, but I'd be willing to lay down about 50 dollars if you could make this happen- even if it takes a while past Christmas. It would mean a lot to him and I.
Email me at [deleted], since I don't use my Myspace at all.
Thanks for reading and considering!
Reading that actually really touched me. Unfortunately, I can't do the CD that he asked for. I'm in the middle of two big projects right now, and even if I weren't, there's no way that I could get something like that done anytime soon.
So I'm asking for the Shizz's help on this one. I really want to help this kid - death of family members is never anything easy to deal with. I think if we can get some member contributing, we can easily do a CD like this and make a Christmas present for a kid who's not feeling too good right now. Of course, I'm going to drop the offer for money, as it will be a Christmas present from us, and you will all be credited for whatever you do.
I know that he's not a Shizzie, and hell, I don't even know him, but I think that we can help out. What say you guys?
The Willow NSF is here: http://www.zophar.ne...=nsf/willow.zip
And hell, the game has great music, so even if you're not doing it to help someone, you can remix a badass track.
01 - Norg
04 - Shawn Phase
06 - Theo
07 - Josiah Tobin
09 - Battlerager
10, 11 - Ryan8bit
14 - ShinerCCC
15 - jvincion
17 - xoc
19 - Emptyeye
I've said later in the thread, but in case you don't want to read, I've offered up myself to help anyone who wants it, be it mixing, arranging, or recording or anything. I'm sure plenty of others will be willing to help, too, but if you don't feel like asking anyone, I'm offering.
Thanks to you guys for doing this. You guys really rock. Keep on coming, shizzies!
On another note, it's been decided that Christmas is NOT going to be the deadline. We'll want more time to 1) get more songs and remixers and 2) get more quality on these tracks. The finish date is now going to be as soon as we can.