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4:42 PM on 12.31.2008

Apparently, the Micro$oft Gods hate me...

So, not only was I hit with the Y2K9 bug on my Zune today, but my Xbox 360 just got the three Red Rings of Doom.



I finally get two days off from work in a row (let a lone two days off PERIOD), which happen to coincide with my birthday (yay New Year's Baby!), where all I want to do is spend it listening to music and catching up on my backlog of games...and my two resources FOR those things up and die.

Happy 30th Birthday Ian!

So not fair.

Oh well, at least I found out Nick posted a column about my "WOW, Christmas!" song

Too bad no one saw that, since it was posted on X-mas day...c'mon folks! I'm looking for feedback on the tune! Comment on Nick's post, or here! I'd like to know if some of the Destructoid regs are interested in my nerdly album of videogame and sci-fi comedy tunes, or if i'm wasting my breath on this blog.

Much appreciated ^_^   read

10:09 AM on 12.27.2008

Dr. Demento's Funny 25 for 2008...featuring my GUITAR HERO song!

So...the Dr. Demento Show...y'know, the radio show that gave "Weird Al" his start? Well, their Funny 25 songs list for 2008 just posted...

playlist courtesy of The Dr. Demento Show

The Dr. Demento Show #08-52 - December 28, 2008

Special Topic: the funny 25

#25 When J. Edgar Hoover Wore A Dress - Bob Pyle
#24 Living On A Roll And A Prayer - Hot Waffles
#23 I Peed In The Pool - Robert Lund
#22 I'm Thinkin' 'Bout Nailin' Sarah Palin - Steve Goodie
#21 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
#20 Dear Santa - Sean Morey
#19 Jack Bauer - the great Luke Ski
#18 Viagra In The Waters - Camille West
#17 Ti Kwan Leep/Boot to the Head - The Frantics
#16 Re: Your Brains - Jonathan Coulton
#15 The Smoke-Off - Shel Silverstein
#14 Battlestar Rhapsody - the great Luke Ski
#13 Hey Indy! - Whimsical Will
#12 Wet Dream - Kip Addotta
#11 Guitar Hero - Insane Ian
#10 Dead Puppies - Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band
#9 It's Business Time - Flight Of The Conchords
#8 The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny - Lemon Demon
#7 Dungeons And Dragons - The Dead Alewives
#6 Whatever You Like - "Weird Al" Yankovic
#5 White & Nerdy - "Weird Al" Yankovic
#4 Fish Heads - Barnes & Barnes
#3 99 Words For Boobs - Robert Lund
#2 Robots - Flight Of The Conchords
#1 Hold On, I've Got To Take This - Power Salad

THANKS SO MUCH to anyone and everyone who requested my song!!! This is SO awesome!

WOO! finish the album... ^_^   read

2:11 AM on 12.25.2008

Merry Feast of Winter Veil: AKA "W.O.W., Christmas!"


So, i posted about the contest a few days ago...and I got third place! Awesome! Thanks to all who voted, and a Merry Feast of Winter Veil to all!

Oh, and, obviously, the song is now available for free download from

W00t indeed.   read

4:59 PM on 12.20.2008

It's a World of Warcraft Christmas!

Hey there, friends!

I'm sure you're all full of figgy pudding and merry wishes for the holidays (and strung out from shopping...gotta boost that economy!) but if you get a chance, hit up the following site:

to listen to and vote for my new holiday tune, "WOW Christmas!" for this year's Christmas contest! It's free to sign up and vote, and only takes a moment of your holiday time (and it's all I'll ask of you for x-mas)! ^_^ Voting ends Sunday night (the 21st) at 10pm, so go vote quick!

More tunes are coming soon, with an announcement about the full album just around the corner! Thanks for all your help and support in '08!

-Insane Ian   read

1:01 AM on 10.31.2008

Celebrate Halloween with a Resident Evil...COMEDY SONG?!

That's right, from the guy who brought you the song about "Guitar Hero""Guitar Hero", comes, just in time for Halloween, his song about the survival horror series "Resident Evil".

"Umbrella Chronicles" is a parody of "Umbrella" by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, and is the next song from the upcoming album "n3rds0ngs". The song features Insane Ian as Chris Redfield and introduces The Stacey as Jill Valentine.

You can listen to the song below, or download for free from The FuMP (that's the Funny Music Project) here:

Please, let me know what you think!

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1:29 PM on 10.30.2008

Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles...the SONG?

That's right, from the guy who brought you the song about "Guitar Hero""Guitar Hero", comes, just in time for Halloween, his song about the survival horror series "Resident Evil".

"Umbrella Chronicles" is a parody of "Umbrella" by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z, and is the next song from the upcoming album "n3rds0ngs". The song features Insane Ian as Chris Redfield and introduces The Stacey as Jill Valentine.

You can listen to the song below, or download for free from The FuMP (that's the Funny Music Project) here:

Please, let me know what you think!

[embed]109702:15555[/embed]   read

11:52 AM on 10.22.2008

Request GUITAR HERO (The Song) and have it reach the Top Ten the day GUITAR HERO (The Game) hits stores!

Hey some may know, I'm a comedy music artist. I recently wrote and recorded a song about Guitar Hero called...well, GUITAR HERO. It's a parody of JUKE BOX HERO by Foreigner and we think it's pretty damn awesome. So do a lot of people actually, as it has hit the Top Ten countdown on the Dr Demento Show, a national syndicated novelty radio show (that gave a certain Weird Al Yankovic his comedy start).

Here is the song itself:


Now, Dr Demento's Top Ten is aired the end of each month, and this month's happens to fall on October 26th...the same day GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR hits you see what i'm getting at? How AWESOME would it be for my song ABOUT Guitar Hero to reach the Top Ten (or even, number one?) the day and date the new GAME of Guitar Hero hits store shelves? That'd be pretty frikkin' killer, if you ask me (of course, i just may be a BIT biased).

To help out, you can go here:
and request "Guitar Hero" by Insane Ian. I'd really appreciate it.

Also, check out the music video below!


Again, hope you all dig the song, and thanks for all your help!   read

1:57 AM on 10.22.2008

On Nov 4th, celebrate election day with DLC of the PRESIDENTS!

That's the Presidents of the United States of America...THE BAND! That's right, one of the coolest , rokin-est bands alive, PUSA (no, not POTUSA) will have a 3 song track pack for DLC on Xbox live on Nov. 4th, election day. Included in the track pack are the new single, "Ladybug" from their new album "These Are The Good Times People", as well as two tracks from their eponymous debut album, "Dune Buggy" and "Feather Pluckn". This information was announced by band frontman and "basitartist" Chris Ballew on the band's website,

Now, I'm all for PUSa music in Rock Band, but personally...where's Peaches? And hell, where's the love for their second album, "II"? Give me Tiki God ANY day...

Still, can't fault them for these songs...the latter two tear up the pogo-ing fools at their live shows, and "Ladybug" just had it's music video released EXCLUSIVELY on Xbox Live Marketplace TODAY so, the timing couldn't be sweeter.

Plus...The Presidents on election day? Sure, they released their second album on the same day in '96, but that, for me, never gets old with these guys.

Here's the video for their first single from the new album, directed by none other than Weird Al Yankovic!

Where's HIS DLC for Rock Band!?! I know *I* always sing "The Rye or The Kaiser" instead of "The Eye of the Tiger", don't you?

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1:20 AM on 10.17.2008


Holy crap in a hat...just got back from a press sneak preview screening of MAX PAYNE It''s so horrible!

I'm a huge fan of the games and this was just one of, if not THE worst video game adaptations I've EVER seen. It makes an Uwe Boll movie look ACCURATE.

It's like they looked at a character overlay of the game, grabbed the names, took the Aesir company name and the Valkyr drug, and wrote a movie around that, never playing the game.

Hell, they didn't even take ALL the characters...the mob element? GONE. Jack Lupino (the boss from the FIRST LEVEL) is the big bad here...well, excepting some dumb "twist". It's not film noir,'s just some badly done cop movie...I wouldn't even call it a "mystery" film.

Plus, and worst of all...THERE'S NO ACTION IN THIS MOVIE! All the cool shit you see in the trailer...the slow motion gun shots, Max capping fools...that's about a 2 minute trailer, yes? Well, THAT'S THE ONLY ACTION IN THE MOVIE. Those two minutes. And the movie is 100 minutes long.

Well, let's say you're not familiar with the games, you go into this fresh. There's a long boring set up that makes NO sense as they establish characters that don't DO anything (Mona Sax is a WHAT in this film? Seriously, who is she, what is she doing and why do I care? It's so ambiguous, you wonder why she's along, or helping Max at all) and the "plot" is so convoluted and dumb that you won't really give a shit anyway. You'll just wonder where the two minutes of action from the trailer is. Oh, there it is...spread out over the last 20 minutes of the film.

Just terrible. And the trailer made it look so good, too. So much for actually having a GOOD Video Game movie.

Admitedly, it's not the director's fault...I blame the writer. The movie LOOKS's just not MAX PAYNE.   read

1:30 PM on 08.26.2008


So, anything having to do with zombies...I'm there. After catching a trailer or two on this kind of on-the-down-low game that uses what looks like Google maps as stage settings, I became interested when I heard the word "zombie" involved. The game is set to hit the network on Thursday, but damn if the demo isn't out now. Just downloaded it and installed, but no time to play yet as I have to head back to work (i was on my lunch break at home). Anyone play this yet? i didn't see much zombie action from the trailer, but apparently from the game's description, you ARE a zombie...that saves people? Color me confused. I'll be back with my impressions later. -Insane Ian   read

2:30 PM on 07.30.2008

Sonic Warriors Ep. 7 "Jerk In The Box"

So, if you're not sure what the Sonic Warriors are, a quick lesson:

The Sonic Warriors, Jeff and Carlos, fight crime and villainy where ever it may lay. Aided by their Chief, The Chief, they uphold justice and stop corruption...and enjoy sandwiches.

Basically...they're the Power Rangers...with swearing.

In the seventh episode, we find the Sonic Warriors, Jeff and Carlos, interrupted while having innocent beach fun so that they may take down an enemy of corregated proportions. Bodacious boxing and devilish destruction ensue. Enjoy this action packed tale that will test your soul to its limits.

Featuring...yours truly in a key role.

[embed]97394:13537[/embed]   read

4:35 PM on 07.28.2008

My "Guitar Hero" Song is CLIMBING THE CHARTS!

The comedy music charts, that is. Yes, for the month of July, my song "Guitar Hero", from my upcoming album "n3rds0ngs", is number THREE on The Dr Demento radio show...the very same radio show that "Weird Al" Yankovic got his start on! Woo!

You can go here to request it:

Or here to view it!

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