UStream No Longer Exists 

 

Friday, August 10, 2018:

You might've noticed the "Shows" page 
on this site looking a little different. Well, 
There's a reason for that. IBM Cloud Video 
(formerly Ustream) has discontinued free 
accounts, so basically, if I wanted to use it 
(after August 1st, anyway), I'd have to pay. 
And that shit ain't cheap. So, as expected, 
They basically deleted My account. And 
with that, no more embedded video or chat 
like You used to see on the "Shows" page 
where You could go and watch My shows 
and chat for free if You liked. 
(Not that too many people were doing that, anyway)

This Makes My upcoming show 
"The Happening Reimagined" the 
1st to be featured on stream.me 
as well as Mixer and Twitch. 
3 sites predominately known for 
gaming, despite the latter having 
quite the abundant music community 
that seems almost lacking in the other 2.

I'm finished with the script for My documentary 
"The Blackberry Monologues" and it's currently 
in production. I've yet to begin filming, or recording 
any voice over work. As of right now, I'm only 
working on subtitles for each part that requires it. 
No release date is guaranteed yet, for all know it 
could come out summer of next year. There's also 
the matter of "The Remix Trilogy" to take into 
account, as well.

In spite of all that, I'm happy to say that today 
marks the 5th anniversary of My 1st ever 
music video "Wizard of Death". Looking back 
on it now, I realize that while "Mutant Melvin" 
says that it's a 90's fighting game, the video 
itself suggest that it might be some kind of 
robot slasher film with the only character to 
possibly give "Big Blue" a run for His money 
being Froggit during the song's climax/outro.

No Guarantee on New Documentary 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018: 
After the livestream, I plan to work on  
"The Blackberry Monologues". 
Between the "Reimagined" series of livestreams  
and the summer heat, this is taking longer  
than I expected, so there's no guarantee  
when it will be finished. 
What I /do know is that after I get done with that, 
I wanna begin work on the triple remix album 
which I feel will be quite interesting to play live. 
With Ustream getting rid of it's free users next month, 
Twitch will be new My front runner streaming site 
meaning all 3 sites I now use (stream.me included) 
are known predominately for gaming and  
not much for music, but I'm hoping 
to maybe change that somehow.

Some BiG News regarding UStream 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018:

UStream has decided to discontinue their "free" plan which means no more embedded streams on the

"Shows" page of this website. That will most likely be replaced by just the calendar letting You know when

& where events will happen, but the events themselves can no longer be shown on this website after August

if simply because I can't afford it making July's stream "Law Abiding Citizen Reimagined" the last show I'll

ever do on UStream. It's like saying goodbye to an old friend considering I've been with them since about 2012

and then I'll have to find a new streaming site that restream.io supports like stream.me or something similar

because OBS doesn't have an embed feature like the old UStream once did.

This news hits Me right in the gut as mush as I'm sure it does You guys.

 

Livestreams - How They Should've Been 

Friday, May 11, 2018: 
I'm halfway done with writing  
the script for "The Blackberry Monologues" 
which was slated for an early July release, 
but might come out in August or September 
depending on how it takes to finish. 

I've got another livestream coming up 
on the 16th called "Nite Trax and Thrill" 
(a follow-up to April's "Nite Trax & Chill") 
and speaking of livestreams, The idea of 
"Livestreams Revisited" has been changed 
to "Livestreams Reimagined"! and this time 
They're done the way they *should've* been.

Think Less Rock Concert, More Jam Session 

Friday, April 13, 2018: 


The day has come. My new double 
covers album "Nite Trax: vol. 1 & II" 
is out now, and can listen to it here
https://soundcloud.com/bill-ulsh/sets/nite-trax-vol-1

and here 
https://soundcloud.com/bill-ulsh/sets/nite-trax-vol-ii 

As far as the livestream is concerned, 
I decided to do away with the lights and 
fog machine (save those for the music videos) 
and think of this less like a rock concert 
and more like a jam session.  
Not pretend it's something more  
than what it really is. 

I've also decided to redo "Livestreams Revisited" 
and included a few extra from the "Judgment Years" era. 
Who knows, I might even streams My practice sessions on 
the game "Synthesia" and Show you guys How I learn songs. 

Meanwhile, I'm still working on  
"The Blackberry Monologues" 
on the side, but I'm not sure 
when that will be finished.

Time for a little Nite Trax and Chill 

Friday, March 16, 2018:

The 1st single "Mr. Self Destruct" 
from My up coming covers e.p. 
"Nite Trax Vol.II" is out Now 
and You can listen to it here: 
https://soundcloud.com/bill-ulsh/mr-self-destruct-nin-cover 

I've always compared to "Master of Puppets" for some reason. 

Nite Trax Vol. 1 & II 
is set for release April 13, 2018 
That's right - Friday the 13th 

My next live stream in support of that 
also now has a name: "Nite Trax and Chill" 
and now I move onto My upcoming documentary 
"The Blackberry Monologues" 
so, if You don't mind, I got a script to write.

My Time Off has Come to an End 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018: 
I'm sure by now, some of You may have 
already figured out that My time off 
has reached it's conclusion, 
and with that being said... 

Experiment II with the Marshall Mini 
& Livestream was a success. I figured 
out what levels I needed for the next 
time I play live somewhere. 

I'm ready to hit the studio again, 
for "Nite Trax vol. 1 & II" 
Vol. 1 is basically the same 4 songs 
You've heard before, just done differently. 
Vol. II on the other hand is buncha 
songs You've only ever heard me do live 
never recorded until now. 
Think of it less as Me doing My own 
versions of these songs and more... 
"Look what else I can play"

What I've been up to lately 

Friday, January 19, 2018: 
You've probably been wondering what I've been 
up to during My time off, before I go back 
in the studio to lay down some vocals 
for this new covers album. 
I'm just going through the motions right now. 
Kicking around ideas for future projects. 
Most of that stuff's already on the itinerary. 
I've been experimenting with the Marshall Mini 
& Ustream and one thing I've learned recently was 
to turn up the mic a bit but without 
drowning out the music.

Some Much Needed Time Off 

Friday, November 10, 2017: 
After 2 Months, The 1st part of the Trilogy 
project is complete. (The main backing tacks, that is) 
Asa result, I'm taking time off from any 'main' projects 
until maybe January, or February of 2018 
and During that time off I'll be Uploading Outtakes 
& Deleted scenes from Mutant Melvin 6 
and experimenting with the 
Marshall mini and Livestream, as promised.

What's Left on the Itinerary? 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017: 
I'm 3/4 of the way done with stuff from "Wizard of Death" 
and already 1/3 into the stuff I wanna do from 
"Judgment Years". I'm still excited for "The Classic Edition" 
despite the limited number of songs. This is because of that 
playing style's one and only major drawback: You can really 
only do so much with playing bass and rhythm at the same time. 
While intriguing, it limits what songs can faithfully 
be recreated in such a way. However it's still interesting 
to hear the songs that can be done, played this way. 
Now You're probably asking "What about 'Nite Trax: Vol. II' 
or 'Blackberry Monologues'?" Those are still gonna happen 
at some point. I already have a track listing for "Nite Trax II" 
The only thing I can tell about that is that it feels like 
a continuation of Vol.1 while also being it's own stand-alone E.P.