Originally added to YouTube 12/12/2007.
I filmed this months ago, in summer. I suffered many mosquito bites. For you, I suffered.
Basically, I had this video in my head, so I went and made it. I really like it.
Originally added to YouTube 28/8/2007.
More than any other song in history, ‘Why Did You Grow A Beard?’ by They Might Be Giants best captures that most animal of human emotions: RAGE.
This is a scientific fact and not open for discussion.
This song appears on Cast Your Pod to the Wind, a bonus disc that came with The Else, that is also available on iTunes apparently!
Added to YouTube 22/8/2008.
Patrick plays the World 1-1 music on a banana. Don’t forget to call him a fag in the comments!
Half the viewers called me a fag in the comments; the other half downvoted the comments calling me a fag. Ah, YouTube.
Added to YouTube 27/11/2007.
Sonic the Hedgehog and a very special fan do a happy dance together.
Recorded at Tokyo Game Show 2007.
The music is ‘Activation Theme’ by Bit Shifter, from his Information Chase EP — download it for free!
by Patrick Alexander
DOWNLOAD version 1.03 (11 MB)
Made in Game Maker – for Windows only
Chu-Chi is a colourful, music-based scrolling shooter — sort of half-toy, half-game. I wanted to capture that old feeling of discovering a strange game on an unmarked floppy disk: You don’t know what it is, where it came from, or how it works, but it’s fun just playing around and figuring it out.
In hindsight, I’m fully aware that Chu-Chi is less fun than it could be, and more frustrating. My intention was to make an easy, easy, fun game, but it’s actually quite time-consuming and tedious to beat either of the levels. It’s best to forget about beating Chu-Chi and approach it as a sort of musical toy.
Despite its flaws, I’m very proud of Chu-Chi: It took most of a year to make, and there are some really worthwhile ideas in it. The concept is solid — just a bit lofty and complex for my first game ever. Next time, I’m doing a platformer!
Christmas, Christmas, Christmas (2007)
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For a generation (and I’m talkin’ ‘bout my generation) raised on Bart Simpson and the Internet, the word ‘sentimental’ sounds like an insult. Sentiment is for Grandma and Grandpa – it’s an old-fashioned value, to be regarded with suspicion. Well I say, to hell with that.
What are we so afraid of, that we can’t share some warm, sentimental feelings, especially at this time of year? Sentiment doesn’t drop bombs on people or arrest negroes disproportionately. Sentiment is what makes us love our country; sentiment is why, no matter how old we get, no place will ever feel like home quite like Mom and Dad’s. And sentiment is how, for just one day of the year, everyone on Earth can join together and focus on what’s really important: Love, Joy and Family.
This is an album of original songs about just those things. I sang them with all my heart. I know that sounds ‘cheesy’ – and believe me, the music does too! But I hope you can put aside your ‘internet rage’ for a little while, and enjoy some good old-fashioned Holiday tunes. Who knows? You just might find yourself singing along.
You might even find yourself smiling. :)
All the best,