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.
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.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017:
I'm pretty much done with all the backing tracks
for songs from "Bash Contract" and getting ready to
move on to stuff from "Wizard of Death" and "Judgment Years",
but that's only the beginning, because I haven't even
gotten to the "hands-on" studio stuff yet (Vocals, guitars etc.)
I think it'll be pretty interesting to hear these songs done this way.
Can't wait to do them live, speaking of which I still plan on
experimenting with sound quality on Ustream and seeing what I can work with
at some point in time in the near future now the weather's cooled down
a little bit. As far as Mutant Melvin goes I'll snap up the outtakes
from "Texico City Mutations" at some point as well.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017:
I can't believe I'm finally finished with
ALL 6 Mutant Melvin graphic novels.
The last one coming out the 25th
(Melvin's birthday, for those who get the reference)
There will, of course be outtakes, deleted & alternate
scenes posted in the picture galleries, and Believe Me
-there's a whole entire book of 'em. It'll no doubt be
a little time consuming, but I'll get it done, eventually.
What else I'm working on:
I just began work on a another project.
"Bill Ulsh Trilogy" (or just simply "Trilogy")
a triple remix album where I take a handful
of select songs from all 3 albums and redo them in a different
(and very interesting) way.
1st we have the "All Synth Remix"
which on the surface, sounds like the original
just with a different coat of paint.
Square Lead and Synth Bass may be obvious,
but the sawtooth acts as sort of a rhythm guitar part.
Next We have the "Full Band Edit".
Where I get to play guitar on songs
that didn't previously have them,
and I know what You're all thinking -
"but wait... don't they already have guitar?"
Yes, but it's the keyboard's guitar.
Here, those parts are swapped out with actual guitar.
However if You're expecting "wicked crazy solos",
You might be setting Yourself up for a serious disappointment
because what can be played on guitar, will be played. (mostly rhythm stuff)
and last, but certainly not least is what I'm personally
most excited for - "The Classic Edition"
and why do I find this exciting?
Because this one basically brings back a sound I'd not
heard in nearly a decade. Even before I started making albums.
See, before I had My Yamaha PSR-E413 that You hear on the albums,
I had a Crumar "Organizer-B" (mislabelled as Traveler-1)
and for an old draw bar organ, it had a pretty heavy sound
complete with a bumpin' split bass. The distortion on that thing
could rival some guitars easily before its untimely demise
back in 2008. Well I guess You could say it's alive again
(in some form, anyway) and not only the sound, but the
playing style as well, because the synth track on the albums
has always been based on that playing style.
I think it's safe to say I've found My next project to
keep Me occupied for quite some time to come.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017:
I've come to a decision. After My most recent show
"ReinVisited", I'm done with live-streaming for the
summer, but will however experiment with different
sounds and see what works.
In the meantime, I plan on finishing up
My graphic novel series "Mutant Melvin"
with a release date for somewhere between
late August and early September.
As for the future, There's still
"The Blackberry Monologues" and maybe another covers
e.p. in the pipeline. In time, We'll see.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017:
How's it goin', My fellow Hyper-Kinetic Beings?
Excellent news. I'm almost finished with Mutant Melvin
and lemme tell ya, the story really did take an interesting turn.
(Just wait and see when it comes out)
In other news, I finally had to ditch My red and beige
"RMS" practice amp due to it fading in and out of volume
during My shows. It started at last year's "Smooth 4-Now" show,
and I eventually got tired of it, so I broke down and got a little
50 dollar "Marshall Mini". It runs on a 9 volt and it isn't big and
clunky like the last one was.
Also, I GOT APPROVED for SSDI
Yup My ADHD is now CONFIRMED!!!
So that e.p. I was working on
before might become a reality.
Monday, May 8, 2017:
My Fellow Tribesmen, I've decided it's been long enough
and now I plan to finish "Mutant Melvin" whenever there's
downtime from the livestreams in support of My Best-of album
"The Bill Ulsh Yearbook". It's been since December of 2016,
since I'd taken any time off from it. I have a couple ideas
already in store for the conclusion of "Mutant Melvin 6".
It should be interesting where things go from there.
In other news, due to the release of "Bill Ulsh Yearbook",
and the Re-Release of the first 3 albums, the Spotify Shares
are Back!!! Sharing only one song a day. and speaking
of songs, You guys should go check out "Spider's Dirty Rotten Weekend"
on spreaker, where Myself, and other artists such as SPIDER in the HALL,
& State of Being are featured, it's a nice little indie radio show hosted by
My friend Craig Huston (a.k.a. SPIDER in the HALL)
Thursday, April 6, 2017:
You may've noticed a few changes to the website over the past week.
There's a "Comics" section where the old Guestbook used to be.
That's right - You can now read all 5 of the current "Mutant Melvin"
graphic novels EXCLUSIVELY on this website. (also what exists of "Biffman")
I also had to bump one of My upcoming livestreams up a day because
I'm dealing with some personal things of which the future of
Myself and this very website May depend on.
But not to worry about the albums, they will still come out on the 18th
as scheduled. It's anything after that You need to worry about.
Thursday, March 23, 2017:
Hey, what Up? I know it's late, but Here's what's been going on.
You might've seen some dates on the calendar, or perhaps
the new trailer that's been out, lately. Yes that's right.
I've got a couple of shows coming up in April and May.
The 1st one being an album release show.
Yes -an ACTUAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW (on the date of release, no less)
Something I've always wanted to do, but could never really
get around to doing for some reason.
My best-of album "Bill Ulsh Yearbook" is getting released
alongside the 1st 3 albums (through DistroKid, hopefully)
on April 18th, which will take place before the 1st livestream.
Also I have to give props to ysup12, 3dregenerator and the others over at
tf3dm.com for making the 3D models You've seen in My music videos
over the years that aren't "Wizard of Death" (which I made ENTIRELY myself)
You guys are awesome.
-Bill Ulsh, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017:
Hey, how's it been?
I know it's been awhile,
and You're probably wondering what
I've been up to lately.
Remember last month when I said
I was gonna have to take some albums off of Spotify,
simply because I couldn't afford it?
That's still a thing. (at least until April)
As for what I've been doing lately?
Working on more cover songs, actually.
Seeing what works / what doesn't.
and as far as new stuff is concerned,
both the e.p. and Mutant Melvin 6 have kinda been
put on the backburner for awhile.