Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Another Post for our Fundraiser!

Type rest of the post here

Further investigate...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fundraising Night

All of our tips that evening will go towards our upcoming release, Velvet Suit. Come on down and help us make this record less expensive!

Type rest of the post here

Further investigate...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

show with Murder by Death, May 7th

Poster says it. Here's the Facebook Event. Full text details after the jump.

Thursday, May 7th at Off Broadway.  Murder by Death  performing, The Hibernauts opening. 

View Larger Map

Further investigate...

Hibernauts Calendar

If you want to stay current with The Hibernauts' shows and events, our calendar is a great way. In addition, I personally highly recommend Google Calendars for all of your scheduling needs.

Further investigate...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dr. Robitnik's Mean Bean Machine

Today I want to talk briefly about a topic that is long overdue: Sega Genesis's Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.

mentioned it a couple times, but I think this video game deserves its own post.

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.  However, Sonic never appears in the game, but we do see Dr. Robotnik, Sonic's arch-enemy.

The setting for this game is on a planet called Mobius, where evil Robotnik is removing all of the happiness and music from the planet.  He is turning all of the bean citizens of the planet into robots, and your mission as the gameplayer is to save these bean citizens from the dungeon by playing DRMBM.  From the DRMBM wikipedia page:
Dr. Robotnik has hatched a plan to ensure that no music or fun remains on Mobius. To do this, he kidnaps the jolly citizens of Beanville and stuffs them into a giant robotising machine called the Mean Bean-Steaming Machine (hence the name, Mean Bean Machine), so that they become devious little robot slaves, as well as getting rid of them. The instruction manual states that the disappearing Beans are sent to the Mean Bean Machine, regardless of which character does this. The game ends after a face-off with Robotnik.
At first blush the game looks like Tetris or Dr. Mario.  Which is far from the truth.  As Hibernaut Bill Vehige put it, comparing a Robotnik player's game to a Tetris match is one of the most scathing insults in the game.  In Tetris, the goal is to clear lines of blocks. In DRMBM, clearing blocks is a method used to reach your goal to create chain reactions of  bean clusters; each group's elimination contributing to a cascade of clusters of beans that disappear in tandem.  Here's a video of gameplay (the concept is well-demonstrated around 1:22):

The game is based off of a puzzle game called Puyo Puyo.  We began playing it when we set up the studio and have taken it very seriously, even keeping stats on wins and losses and records against each other.  Anyone is welcome to challenge us in head-to-head competition, as we are the best band in the world at this game.

Further investigate...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bass tracking complete!

Good ole Bill finished up all of our bass tracking this week.  It took him less time than it took for me to eat a J.J. Gargantuan  from Jimmy John's.  Check out a picture after the jump.

Just kidding, there's no studio photo, but what the hell, here's a recent pic...

It's a picture of Young William in a very well-known bar in South St. Louis.  With a pretty sizeable cockroach on the wall.

Further investigate...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hibernauts Recording and Radio Show

Well, things have been going pretty smoothly for us Hibernauts lately.  Like I mentioned in an earlier post, drum tracks have been completed, and now Chad's bass tracks are now done.  Being in an unusual position where we have two bass players, now we're about half done with bass.  This weekend we should have all of the bass complete and the bulk of the next instrument (probably keyboard/synth).

In the meantime, I have become even better at Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (if that's possible).

Don't forget to tune in to our radio show, Sleeping In Space, every Monday at 2 p.m. on KWUR 90.3 fm.  You may be dissapointed/delighted to know that I am no longer in the studio for the show, due to a new job

So don't forget to tune in on Monday.  Set an alarm, write it on your calendar, have your mom call you (you probably haven't talked to her in a while anyway), but don't miss it.  For the large majority of you that don't reside or work right next to Washington University's campus, you'll have to tune in online at  But you can call in from anywhere: 314-935-5987

Happy Easter to all of the Christians out there.  Enjoy your Cadburies.

Further investigate...