Adam WarRock's new song: Call Me Johnny Wander
(I'm writing this on the bus going up 95, so bear with any typos - I'll make corrections when I'm home.)
Adam WarRock did a song called Call Me Johnny Wander - it's based on JW, and - well, give it a listen, it's amazing. And see if you can catch all the references - even I was struggling to keep up!
If you don't know Adam WarRock, you should! He did the Ira Glass song, which made the rounds a while ago. Adam WarRock makes rap fun again. His upcoming album, The War For Infinity, is an awesome tribute to the old days of comics and rap, which he hammers together into music that gets me pumped about making comics. It's all I've been listening to the past few days! Going to buy the hell out of that album when it comes out. Unlike a lot of other musical artists, WarRock keeps an audio sketchbook on his blog, to which he regularly adds a new tracklog that goes into his archive of tracklogs. For clarification, a tracklog is a song, fully-realized - much the same way an artist fills up their sketchbook with drawings. He is constantly honing his craft, by practicing and creating on a regular basic. His stuff crosses the spectrum in subject matter - sometimes religion, politics and life, often COMICS and pop culture and internet culture.
I had the pleasure of meeting him at SPX this past weekend - he came by and picked up a book, and then came back later and introduced himself. When he passed me his card, I did a doubletake. There was just no way. Just when I was too sideswiped to respond, he told me he wanted to do a Johnny Wander song and I thought I was losing my mind. Adam WarRock delivered, which is what I want to say about him. He's obviously good at what he does - just listen to his first single "The Silver Age"- but the thing I admire most is that he's consistent, and consistently sharpening his skills.
A few words about the song itself - for me, it is pure nostalgia. 3 years of crazy moves and crazy times compressed into 4 minutes. It feels good.
You done good, WarRock. You done good.