A musical interlude
So, a few weeks ago the Zombie Ranch theme song popped into my skull. A theme song for a webcomic? Preposterous, you say! And yet, this webcomic is in part about a TV show, and TV shows have theme songs. What could be better than some country-twanged gentleman regaling the Safe Zone audiences about the romance and danger of the occupation they’re about to witness?
Now I can (allegedly) write, and even do a bit of singing, but I sure can’t play guitar much. Fortunately, I happen to have friends who can sing, play, and have access to a recording studio. So after confirming they’d be interested in bringing the song to life (unlife?), I typed up the lyrics and made a recording of me warbling out a preliminary melody, and sent them off with a few “mood” guidelines.
You can tell when your partners are excited about a project, because they got this done in just a couple of weeks, and what they came up with is fantastic. I expected maybe one of them strumming a guitar and singing, and instead got a recording worthy of Nashville. You better believe I’m going to permalink it somewhere on the site, as soon as we figure out where to put it. For now, we’ve linked it as this week’s “comic”, so go there and have a listen if you haven’t already!
By the by, Seth and Justin have a band called Southern Oracle that tours the Los Angeles area. If you’re interested, join up on their Facebook page and find out when you can catch a concert! Southern Oracle isn’t really a Country-Western group, but that just goes to show how talented they are at exploring all sorts of music. They love what they do, and it shows.