The Zero Stooges
mindlessfiend asked: Do you get money from Spotify?
About $1 for every 225 streams. I make about 6 1/2 times as much money on iTunes. I wonder if that’s proportionate to the companies’ respective revenues.
Anonymous asked: Hey, Neil, I really enjoy the gender/race generator, but if you update it, would it be possible to allow for nonbinary genders? I know the statistics are hard to come by since most surveys and censuses don't include options other than male and female, but it'd be nice to be able to plug in something.
Okay, updated with a non-binary field. I put the default ratio at 1.0, but have no pretenses of that being accurate. Enter your own best guess!
I had an idea for this writing tool where you punch in all your characters and it overrides any biases you might have by assigning their races and genders fairly. Here it is. It’s not perfect! Maybe not even useful! But I thought it would be interesting.
Let me know if I goofed up the racial nomenclature or anything. Also, definitely feel free to go ahead and change the rather simple code, add other aspects of human identity, use other countries’ census statistics, etc!
Anonymous asked: Is that answers thing real, or inspect element? I ask because there are some crazy people on those sites.
That one was real, I found it while trying to figure out why my cat’s noggin smells like a different kind of cookie every day
Here’s a song that I won’t ever finish and won’t be on the new album. I give it to you, Tumblr. It’s called Cat Hacks.
I’m going to sleep now
“mash them all together and make the neil cicirega scrapped music anthology clusterfuck”
I did this in 2007 with songs from 2000. Maybe in 2021 I’ll do it for songs from now.
I frequently incubate and scrap and remix and recycle song ideas and melodies for literally half a decade before they approach becoming real songs. I have thousands of project files that will never be heard, ever.
The creative process with digital music is terrifying
this is all random song projects of varying completedness and likelihood of being included on the album. Just want you to know what kind of jams I am fidgeting with all day
A MUSIC SNIPPET
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE