Saturday, February 10, 2007

it's award season ...

And thankfully, I'm happy to announce that I've been nominated for two Game Audio Network Guild (GANG) awards this year. The cool thing about the GANG awards is that the nominations come from other industry audio professionals and the entire voting audience are your peers. It's a really nice honor.

The first I'm nominated in is for the category of "Best Original Vocal - Pop" where the song "Dr. Kunkle's Funnkel Cake" picked up a nomination for the game Thrillville. The second nomination is in the category of "Best Game Article, Broadcast, or Publication" for the October, 2006 Aural Fixation column in Game Developer magazine entitled "Musical Symmetry."

Any GANG members out there who might be reading this should log into the GANG forums and check out all of the nominations.


EmoRiot said...

Didn't David sing Funklecake? You trying to steal his thunder? :P

Bug said...

Yeah, he did. I didn't say "Hey, my vocal performance totally got a nomination." I said "We got nominated in the category of 'Best Original Vocal - Pop'".

No, David did a great job with Funnkel Cake and, believe me, there's no thunder-stealing goin on.

My apologies if that was unclear.

EmoRiot said...

Need I quote your own post? You thunder-stealer!!

"The first I'm nominated in is for the category of "Best Original Vocal - Pop" where the song 'Dr. Kunkle's Funnkel Cake' picked up a nomination for the game Thrillville."

But congrats on the nominations. You are, of course, preparing an acceptance speech that lays all the credit where it is appropriately due.. that is, with me?

rooni said...

Simmer down, there's plenty of thunder to go around.

The credits for the Thrillville tracks could not be more evenly and clearly split between Jesse and David. They also mention each other practically every time they open their mouths. Why? Because apparently, if they don't, heaven forbid, someone else will rejoice in randomly stealing their collective thunder in a public forum by accusing them of thunder-stealing, when nothing could be further from the truth.

To get back to the point of the post: Congratulations to you, Jess, for all the hard work you put into the original songs for Thrillville, and the recognition this track is getting. You and David both do great work, and I know there is no shortage of respect between the two of you.

And excellent work as always on the Game Developer article. As you know, I think each of your articles is very enjoyable to read, even though I'm not involved in the game industry. Good stuff!