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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.

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.

I am DONE with livestreams (...for the summer, at least) 

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.

A rough couple of months ahead 

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.

HALT THE ITINERARY!!! something has just come up 

Friday, October 14, 2016: 
I've decided to take some time off due to recent things 
I'm dealing with in My personal life, so it'll be awhile 
before I begin work on "Mutant Melvin 6". Speaking of "Mutant Melvin", 
as You might've seen on social media, "A Very Mutant Melvin X-Mas" 
has a release date. "Mutant Melvin V" comes out on December 14, 2016. 
As far as the cover songs go, That's still up in the air.

Ulshman is making changes to the livestreams 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016: 
Okay, so here's the deal. 

Bad News: My batteries crapped out on Me while changing setlists tonight, 
so I'm gonna have to postpone the other 2 livestreams until next week. 
Also, it's gonna rain tomorrow, so I probably would've gotten rained out anyway. 

Good News: At least I made it through the 1st set before that happened 
(Which is where all the good songs are, anyway IMHO) with the exception 
of having to stop mid-song to deal with popups and the occasional screen saver.