31 Aug 2012 - Happy 10th birthday, SMC!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SMC! Our 10th anniversary is today. I can't believe it was August 31st, 2002 when Brandon Blume and I first hashed an idea out for a site to do Space Quest and other soundtracks.
New SMC Webpage
I'm posting this at least in part, testing out Bountice's awesome new news system, and what better day/way to do it
(For more information on the new SMC webpage, please see http://www.sierramusiccentral.com/index.php?topic=971 .)
I will be trying to post news items from now on roughly in a "blog" style, but without the off-topic rambling. Comments are enabled as this is a forum post as well as front-page news post, so please reply with any questions or comments you might have
Anyway, onto business. SMC's 10th anniversary is here, and I will be working very hard (as will Bountice) to ensure there is a big fanfare and some new content for download very soon.
Specifically, the SQ4 soundtrack should be available very soon. For those not on the SMC forums, I just finished recording the first go-round, the beta CD, last night.
I'd also like to give some thanks for 10 great years, and hopefully the next few will add a lot more than the few soundtracks the 10 years previous.
Specifically, I'd like to thank:
- Kainenable, for the original SMC hosting and webpage
- Colin "e1ven" Davis, for SMC's subsequent hosting plan
- Brandon "MusicallyInspired" Blume, for being the co-creator and webmaster of SMC
- Elizabeth "Jeysie" Calkins, as SMC's subsequent webmistress
- Stephane "Bountice" Mainil, as SMC's current webmaster and generous host (see below)
Honourable mention to Jan Rydzak also for his years of support while SMC was in its' infancy, and Vroomfondel (name withheld) for a similar reason except present-day. SMC and the Sierra community at large can't survive without fans like you taking the time to be involved.
I might also add that Bountice pays for SMC's webpage out of his own pocket, so next time you send me an email, you should also send him one, otherwise this site wouldn't exist
So- to quote Captain Kielbasa from SQ6, "Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you [and so forth].."
In other news, the Coles dropped by and relistened to the old QFG4 soundtrack from '03, and had the following to say:
Iím listening to your old QfG sound track now, and it sounds great. It matches my memories of the songs.To honour the Coles, and to support their upcoming Kickstarter campaign, SMC will be releasing at least one QFG soundtrack over the next 2 months (roughly when the Kickstarter will occur), and there will likely at least be a revamped version of SMC's 2003 "Shadows of Darkness" score, due to my desire to revisit this with new skills and technology acquired in the last 9 years.
To quote Lori again:
I really look forward to hearing your new [QFG4] CD. The old one still sounds fine, but there is nothing like practice and experience to sharpen the skills.Amen, Ms. Cole. This is why I'm so excited to see what you guys are going to do later this year!
Some new QFG4 songs will be posted after SQ4 is released.
Enough for today, gotta record!
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