I tried my best to contain my NSP fanaticism to my Music Monday posts, but then Ninja Sex Party went ahead and launched the amazing new song ‘Danny Don’t You Know’, and I just can’t help but write about it today.
Ninja Sex Party (NSP) is a musical comedy duo consisting of Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht, commonly known as Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian.
Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.
This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!
So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.
This first one was quite big.
10. Sweet L.A.
I recently rediscovered one of my favorite musicians, Gavin Dunne, aka Miracle Of Sound.
I usually spend my listening-time on podcasts, but when I am in the mood for music, I like stuff that has lyrics worth paying attention to.
That often means comedy or musicals (e.g. Hamilton), but Miracle Of Sound also fits in that category.
Gavin Dunne often takes a video game, movie or tv-show, and makes a song based on it. The lyrics always reflects the events and spirit present in the works he draws on, in a very interesting way.
I like all his music, but I love the songs based on something I am familiar with the most, as those hit me in a way that the ones based on works I don’t know could not.
I have here tried to find my favorite song out of each of his main albums (the ones named “Level #”), while also trying to keep my choices as diverse as his various music styles.
If you like this stuff, you can buy his albums here!
Level 1: Sovngarde Song
“Level 1” has the most tracks out of all of these albums, so this was a very hard choice to make. ‘Sovngarde Song’ presents the awesomeness that is Skyrim, the fifth Elder Scrolls game.
This is a more recent remaster, but it is still the same song, so I felt that would be ok.
Level 2: Take It Back!
This was a song he got to make as promotion for Mass Effect 3, back before that game came out.
Such a good war-anthem, pumping you up to reclaim Earth from The Reapers!
Level 3: Dream Of The Sky
Listening to this song again is what gave me the idea to write this whole thing.
The song has so many aspects, just like Bioshock Infinite itself!
Level 4: Forever Blue
Both a deep dive into the psychology of the main character of Breaking Bad, Walter White, AND a pun on the color of the meth he makes.
Top 5 Songs from Level 4
Like with visual art, there are many ways which music can inspire you when you write.
It can set you in the correct mood or mindset. Or maybe the lyrics of a song can set your mind on an idea.
But for me the song below brings a particularly inspiring feeling to my heart. Shame!
If I need to shame myself into putting down a video-game to actually get some writing done, I listen to the song ‘Non Stop’ from ‘Hamilton: The Musical’.
If Hamilton did all that,
there is no excuse for me