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2017 RADROSPECT

It’s like “retrospect” but RAD!

Here’s a list of things that I’m grateful for that happened in 2017 (in no order):

  • The release of WAIFU, and tracks “Robots!”, and “85,15”.
  • Paid off my student loans after 9 years!
  • Made new friends in Toronto.
  • I was a groomsman at my buddy’s wedding.
  • Celebrated 25 years of friendship with my best friend.
  • I saw Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical with my best friend, and my lady.
  • Celebrated my 10th anniversary with my lady.

 

It was a damn good year for me, personally. 2018 will have less debt, and more love and creativity coming out of me. I’m also looking forward to getting RADUTRON on stage this year! Woo!


New Track – Something for the…uh… imagination?

I cannot confirm nor deny the potentially revealing theme of this track. Ah hell, who am I kidding!?


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Rockin’ to “Lara”

Wanna see me playing guitar? SURE YOU DO!

Rockin’ to my track “Lara” (inspired by Lara Croft from Tomb Raider), with my sweet Kassandra.

Listen to track on Soundcloud, and Bandcamp.


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Talking about a WAIFU: Jack

My next Stuttering & Stammering video (podcast now?). I’m talking about my first track “Jack” from my record WAIFU. Why I chose to make the track, and why it sounds the way it does.


WAIFU OUT NOW!

My love letters in musical form to some of my favourite female characters in video games is now completed, and available to stream, or to purchase to download! I’m so very excited and I’m happy to share it with the world.


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WAIFU Promo Photo

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Soon.

Check out: http://www.radutron.com/music

Photo by: Melissa Jim


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Talking about My Attitude – …Stammering about

Here’s an update my attitude post-The Rabid Whole. I felt compelled to do this one since I was thinking about how sour I sounded at the end of the Part 3 of 3 of Being In A Rock Band video.

More footage of Tearaway Unfolded.

The track “Options” made by myself. Just a ditty I made ages ago, that I don’t see being anything more than it is already.

-G


Talking about Being Creative

Trying to talk about the creative things I’ve done in the past, and what’s to come for the future. If you listen as far as my cat purring at the start of this, I thank you!

Playing “Tearaway” for PS4. Boy, is this a really cute, and fun game!

Song: “Robots! (Sans Robots!)” by RADUTRON
Download here: http://www.radutron.com/music

Artists Sitting Down While Flipping Me The Bird: https://radutron.com/2014/04/06/artists-flipping-me-the-bird-2013/


ROBOTS! (New Music)

Had fun with this.


A very cool thing…

Some might call this a humble-brag, but whatever…
I posted the song “Jack” and tagged her character’s voice actor on Twitter. I did this because I appreciate her work and wanted to show her that. Social media is great for getting in contact with these performers no matter how casual it may be.
Anyways, she responded and it’s bloody f’n cool, man! 
  

I don’t know if she actually likes the track, but at least she appreciates it.
I’ll be doing the same with the other tracks once they’re finished, posting the complete album on bandcamp/soundcloud/YouTube.

I don’t expect acknowledgement but it sure is a hoot and a holler when it happens.

Yeah!!

-G


First track from “WAIFU”.

Here’s the first track, from the upcoming record, WAIFU. Inspired by the character Jack from the video game series Mass Effect.

Jack satisfied my messiah-complex in the game. Plus, she’s just beautiful with that shaved skull, and omega tattoo.


Dear Deadsy,

Once upon a time my brother was a huge fan of KoRn, and consumed everything they were associated with. This included your album Commencement after listening to the Family Values Tour cd. I heard every frequency of your album at the opposite end of the house that slowly got me hooked.

As I listened to Commencement I found myself using the adolescent years of the internet to get to know who Deadsy was (interviews, Deadsy Legion forum, etc.) and anticipating when the next album would be finished. I remember listening to clips leaked through Kazaa/Morpheus, and one stood out to me: “Dreamcrusher”. I still remember half of the lyrics to the clip despite not hearing it for many years:

“Oh, the misty highs we climb/A search through fear-the skies/These sudden facts can make you hollow.

When checked this life derived from barren scapes behind/where we supposedly hide/In a place to waste/A place to wallow…”

In 12th grade, I wrote a play for English class called “Dreamcrusher”, as a final assignment. It was crappy.

Eventually Phantasmagore was officially announced and I pre-ordered the album online with the promise I’d get a signed copy. I got my copy with an apology letter saying that additional signed album inserts would be mailed at a later date (and they were!).

Then I never heard anything from you guys again. I would catch “Razor Love” (I think) on some stupid MTV show at the end credits, which to me was an obscure find if someone was listening close enough.

ANYWAYS…

Years pass, and I slowly but surely shake my teenage obsessions. Now being interested in music from before my time, I’ve found familiarity of your music in artists like Tom Petty, and Gary Numan. I’m now 31, and after getting into a different (positive) mind set in my life (one of philosophy, some spirituality, and maybe some revelations of what life is), I was drawn to listen to Commencement whole again.

This album still holds up, and captures my imagination. Call me crazy but I can hear the colours you guys played on that album. “Mansion World”, and “Seagulls” are my top choices on that album, especially the latter.

Thanks for your music, and I hope that everyone has found happiness in their future years.

I am legion.

-G


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Talking about Music

Talking about music that I was into from age 5 to the end of high school. This over some game-play of Transformers Devastation. A fantastic game for big kids like me.


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Announcing New album “WAIFU”

RADUTRON ANNOUNCES “WAIFU”

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“Waifu” (‘wife’ in Japanese) is a term associating with fictional characters in video games that players have a crush on. Musician and gamer, George V. Radutu decided to glimpse into the memory of his beloved female characters of games past and present. Fall/winter will see 5 songs that celebrate the admiration and character of each woman.

Artist: Radutron

Album: Waifu

Tracks:

  1. Jack Naught
  2. Lara Croft
  3. Chun-Li
  4. Piper Wright
  5. Angela Ziegler

Movember 22

 

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“Awesome Mix Vol.2” Suggestions

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of my favourite movies of this generation for many reasons. Among those reasons is the fantastic soundtrack. The cinematic music is fine for the action, but it’s Starlord’s “Awesome Mix Vol.1” that puts new context into classic tunes for me that I couldn’t appreciate as a teenager.

Listening to my local classic hit radio station has had my imagination anticipate what the movie’s sequel could include in Starlord’s “Awesome Mix Vol.2”. So, I decided to share some of my picks.

 

Boston – More Than A Feeling

I can’t think of a better song to reminisce about listening to Awesome Mix Vol.1

 

 

Trooper – We’re Here For A Good Time

I picture this track being in an RNR-type of situation with the Guardians. Or even a return of morale to the team.

 

 

ABBA – Knowing Me, Knowing You

Starlord wallows in despair in front of a twin-sunset as some relationship, with maybe a teammate, falls through for a time.

 

 

Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

Floating in space either alone, or in his ship, The Marion, which has run out of fuel and they’re waiting on help from, perhaps Nova Core.

 

 

Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe

Montage of the Guardians hunting down Nebula, or even Thanos.

 

 

The Ronettes – Be My Baby

Starlord and Gamora have a chance to dance with each other, which probably ends with Starlord’s ego ruining it.

 

 

Bill Landford & The Landfordaires – Run On For A Long Time

Can be used similar to Red Rider’s song, but I picture this being the last track in the movie when The Marion takes off to hunt down Thanos.

 

 

Harry Chapin – Cat’s In The Cradle

A great track that can be used similar to the ABBA track, but since Starlord never knew his father, applies better here.

 

Now, the music in the first movie didn’t necessarily match what was happening on screen, but I believe the tunes can definitely touch on themes relating to Starlord’s character.

Even if none of these tracks make it to Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2, I’m sure Starlord’s new mix will be pleasant to our ears.

Boom.

-G

 

P.S.

“Some Kind Of Wonderful” (by, I think, Grand Funk Railroad) would be a great song as well. Maybe an Annie Lennox track.


I gotta tell ya folks…

I can’t pretend anymore.
Due to the messages, and comments I’ve been getting about The Rabid Whole either playing shows or doing things in Toronto or beyond, I have to say that TRW is currently defunct.

Since it’s ultimately Andreas’ baby, it’s his choice to continue or not.

You can probably guess why. Being in a band is expensive, and being in an ambitious band like TRW can be very expensive. I’m not here to whine, but there’s a line you eventually have to draw when things aren’t working out the way one would expect.

As for myself, I’m still in Toronto with my lovely woman, and shall be spending the next year or two paying off the debt I’ve accumulated during the last 4 years in TRW.

If TRW does continue, it shall do it with out me.

Do not take that last sentence as if I have any regret being in the band for the last 9.5 years (fun fact: “Selfish Nature” was written in 2005). There once was a time when I was happy, and somewhere along the line that happiness turned into emotionally withdrawn towards my bandmates, personality clashes, and absolute anger during certain conversations.

I’m nothing but thankful for the experiences I’ve had. The tours with Dope Stars, Bile, and Cyanotic in the U.S./Canada; attending two Cold Waves festivals, and performing in one; opening for Hanzel Und Gretyl in Edmonton; Playing with 16Volt at a couple of shows; and meeting/touring with Left Spine Down (which kickstarted the association with industrial music TRW would have). Being a fan of KMFDM since 1995, and getting right into the whole genre since high school, to then achieving the above listed, is such a great feeling.

I also can’t forget the many floors, couches, and sometimes beds I’d be able to sleep on, and the meals cooked for us, thanks to the hospitality of people we’d meet! You know who you are. If there’s hope for the human race, as a weary traveller, you’ll find it on the road!

I’m not finished with music as I have a need to create, and have a notebook that I’m filling up with ideas. I’m looking forward to recording music about “The Things I Like”.

I’ll end this with a quote I saw in a newspaper about Craig Ferguson leaving The Late Late Show…

  

Here’s to the future.

Boom.

-G


Top 15 KMFDM Tracks.

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It’s KMFDM’s 30th Anniversary next year. I’ve been listening to them for the last 18, and just now decided to share my favourite songs.
This was a very difficult decision, as their catalog is huge (with 18 albums, and whatever number of singles, and EPs). Many KMFDM fans may agree with some, or wonder why I left out some obvious gems (SPOILER: “Light” and “Megalomaniac” are NOT on this list). Some of the images in my head, as I describe below, might be NSFW. I pray your computer monitor faces the window, at least 2 stories above ground.

15. Help Us/Save Us/Take Us Away (MONEY, 1992)
The ‘ultra-heavy beat” carries the soulful vocals from a mere teenager (14 I think?), Dorona Alberti. Sascha K.’s vocals mixed with effects (any combination of distortion, fuzz, and/or cigarettes), are a great contrast to Alberti’s voice. The first distorted guitar you hear in the track is among my favourite riffs of all time.

14. Penetration (Opium 1984, re-released in 2002)
Raymond Watts’ voice arises from a murky pink swamp of twangy guitar, and (almost) lounge-y beat. I’m pretty sure Watts was super-stoned during his vocal takes, but his laughter is so devious in the middle of him saying how he wants to bang you, that it’s almost sick. I just picture Watts with a top hat/cane, walking sideways down stairs, with vaginal lubrication running under his feet, and down the walls. Don’t slip, Raymond. You still have to make it to the other track further down this list.

13. People Of The Lie (BLITZ, 2009)
Probably the most venturous, haunting, interesting, NEW track I’ve heard KMFDM do in the last 10 years. Lucia’s vocals go down smooth like vodka/cranberry, under the moonlight in a prison cell. I picture Sascha and Lucia tied to chairs back to back, when they sing together on this song.

12. Move On (ANGST, 1993)
Ahh, the early 90’s. When hair-metal bands were finally letting their hair down. This track oozes spotlights on the guitar and piano. Put that fog filter on them, and crank that reverb knob. The guitar solo is soooo mysterious guy (or lady?) on a motorcycle.

11. Money (MONEY, 1992)
I sing this song every payday at my day job. “I was payday today/and I’m gonna spend money/on a bottle of booze/to bring home for my honey.” Sascha does a semi-rap style, vocally. Pretty much the imagery in my head for this track exists in the music video for it. The only thing missing in this song is SFX of cash registers.

10. Dogma (XTORT, 1996)
Nicole Blackman offers her performance-art, vocal style to this track. I usually associate performance art with female hairy armpits, bare feet, and a strange mole where you WOULD like to kiss. However if I saw this LIVE with F.M. Einheit tapping the rocks, and slapping those straps you hear in this track, with Blackman on a podium, I would be very happy. Aside from all that, Ms. Blackman speaks the truth. Every word of it!

9. Power (XTORT, 1996)
Nothing like a song you wish you could parade through town, with a choir singing “We’ve got the power…” This song is a strong, fist-in-the-air anthem, which could only be slightly bettered by…

8. Terror (NIHIL, 1995)
A real track that sounds like the precursor to a riot. But you know, I peaceful one where cops stand off to the side with their shields, while the leader stands on his soap box with a megaphone rallying his fellow man. And through the glimmer of his aviators we all see hope. I can’t help but get goosebumps when I hear “I get closer beat by beat…” when its repeated near the end of the song.

7. Naive (NAIVE, 1990)
Finally a somewhat positive song, telling guys (and girls! sure, that the heck!) that, yes, “she has to be loved”, “everybody needs somebody”. A lot of KMFDM tracks are aggressive/powerful “fuck you, we won’t take anymore you stinky government” tracks. This track seems to promote love, even if its just telling people to fuck. At least fucking is better than killing, amiright?

6. Son Of A Gun (XTORT, 1996)
Some of my favourite guitar riffs put together with synth! Fast, furious. Involving shockwaves, atomic blasts, and shit for brains. The colours blue, yellow, and white from the album cover are totally suited for this song. I wish I had synesthesia when listening to this. However, I’d end up an epileptic.

5. Piggybank {Shock Mix} (SPLIT single, 1991)
Ever listen to a remix that sounds better than the original? This is one of those tracks for me. Remixes of songs with rock guitars in them! Imagine! This makes me think of a gloomy church requiem (because of the organ) of someone writing a letter to his loved one promising of a better future for them.

4. Don’t Blow Your Top (DON’T BLOW YOUR TOP, 1987)
If you love Frank Zappa (I don’t), then you’ll recognize that a lot of the lyrics in this song are ripped right from the moustached man. Aside from the unoriginal lyrics, its catchy. Makes me wanna go back to the 80’s, cruise in the car, and look moody.

3. Juke-Joint Jezebel (NIHIL, 1995)
Raymond Watts’ near-top spot on this list. This is the song that got me into KMFDM. Catchy as fuck, and its Giorgio Moroder remix was on the Mortal Kombat Soundtrack (which alone was the genesis of my love for industrial). It’s the track that Sonya kicked Kano’s ass to, in the MK movie. SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t end well for Kano.

2. Down And Out (SYMBOLS, 1997)
Drum pads, crickets, synths, marching, bag pipes, guitar, trumpets, and one (maybe two) bomb blasts. This is song is probably in league with “People Of The Lie”. I would love to hear an acoustic rendition of this song. Such a great groove, and the chorus melody is fantastic. And those sexy trumpets!

1. The Problem (ANGST, 1993)
Dorona Alberti sings this song with her soulful 15 year-old vocal pipes, shaming any contestant on American Idol before there was one. Acoustic guitar, piano, and a dash of synth. Alberti sings about how this kid is in trouble in court about what he’s done, but the problem isn’t with the boy, it’s with the environment they were molded by. It’s a case of nature vs. nurture. It’s one of those walk-away-in-slow-motion tracks before the credits roll. Probably the most soulful track KMFDM has ever done. And its all about that with me.

If you’re a KMFDM fan, I’d love to hear your fav tracks. If you’ve never heard them before, these tracks may sway you into fandom.

Boom.

-G


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The Rabid Whole NEWS!

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Lots of stuff happening with The Rabid Whole lately! If you don’t know who my band is, just click The Rabid Whole tab on my blog.

First thing, we recently shot a music video for our song “Future”. It’s currently being edited and we can’t wait to show the world when it’s done!

We played Toronto and Ottawa, few weeks back, and we rocked the hell out of those cities! Lithium Magazine did a interview with us at the Toronto show, so here’s the video. Though ignore the mention of a tour for this fall (we may have shot off about that way too soon. But be patient!)

The Rabid Whole is nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award in the “Best Electronic” catagory, so the band is going to be attending the awards this Saturday. Here’s the press release about it. We will be wearing our finest polyester to this shindig. 😛

Our next show is during Indie Week, here in Toronto next week. Here’s the Facebook event.

And if you’d like, here’s a full stream of our most recent album “Refuge“.

Hopefully I’ll see some of you at one of our shows!

On a personal note, I’ve helped brought lighting to The Rabid Whole’s live show, which I’m pretty proud of. I learned a whole whack load of new tech stuff in a weekend!

For my fellow Canadians, have a lovely Thanksgiving, this weekend.

Boom.

-G


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Soundtrack To The End Of The World


My Influence Map

I’ve seen a few of these on deviantArt.com and thought I’d do my own. I tried to use just logos, and symbols to represent each influence. Do your own!