Website revisions forthcoming

So…ahem…it appears that I have been a tad delinquent in updating my website.

(Ok – bit of an understatement.)

My last post was over three years ago. So why the long break? Not because I stopped working. Not because I decided to become a hermit. It might be*possible* that I stopped updating my website because I found it a tad tedious…but that isn’t really the best excuse. Bottom line: I’m not going to bore you with all of the minutia from these past few years. Suffice it to say, I have decided to reenter the land of the internet.

In the next few weeks, look for a fresh coat of paint on this website, as well as some more recent recordings from these past few years.

More to come, and looking forward to jumping back in to the deep end!

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Website changes are coming!

Wow – has it been over a year since my last post? Well, that needs to change!

I am in the process of updating this website to allow for the direct sale of my scores and (soon-to-be-released) CD. I am aiming to have this all up in place by the end of April/beginning of May, so stay tuned!

Texts for NERD SONGS

To go alongside my recent upload of Ann Moss’ premiere of NERD SONGS, here are the texts that I penned for those songs. To listen to these songs, follow this link: https://kennethfroelich.com/audio/

Enjoy!:

NERD SONGS Texts

I. GUK’S LAMENT

Tragedy! Ill fate!
How could this happen?
Where did I go wrong?

The plan was perfect!
Immaculate. Unassailable.
My plus five demonic battle-axe of cleaving in my hands,
I was invincible.

But luck was cruel.
I rolled a ONE.
The goblin archer rolled a TWENTY.
I collapsed, my dwarven honor was crushed.

My days as a warrior done,
I will spend the rest of my years drinking mead,
Warning young adventures of the perils of
Goblin Arrows.

II. WRONG CASTLE

Is it true? Am I saved?
My loyal servant tells me so!
My hero has slain my captor –
MARIO comes for me!

Oh wonder, oh rapture!
I knew he would triumph!
No mushrooms, nor turtles, could
Stop his victory charge!

I think I hear him now!
He approaches my door!
It opens! And – what’s that now?
He went to the wrong castle???
…Pity.

III. HELLO WORLD

note: the following text paraphrases a working segment of BASIC code – actual code is next to each line

TEN. Goto FORTY.                                                                            10 GOTO 40
TWENTY. Print A-String.                                                               20 PRINT A$;
THIRTY. Goto SEVENTY.                                                              30 GOTO 70
FORTY. Let A-String equal “L O Space.”                                   40 LET A$=”LO ”
FIFTY. Print “H E L.”                                                                        50 PRINT “HEL”;
SIXTY. Goto NINETY.                                                                     60 GOTO 90
SEVENTY. Print B-String “L D.”                                                    70 PRINT B$;”LD”;
EIGHTY. Goto ONE-HUNDRED TEN.                                         80 GOTO 110
NINETY. Let B-String equal “W O R.”                                         90 LET B$=”WOR”
ONE-HUNDRED. Goto TWENTY.                                                100 GOTO 20
ONE-HUNDRED TEN. End.                                                            110 END

Run.                                                                                                        RUN

HELLO WORLD                                                                                   Hello World.

IV. RED SHIRT

This was fate.
My destiny is complete.
I die knowing I played my part.
I am thankful that, as my vision fades,
The last thing I will see is
My beloved red shirt,
Torn asunder from my chest,
Ripped to pieces by
A Klingon’s pet Targ.

V. RAISED IN THE 80s

In my childhood…
I believed in “turtle power,”
A plan always came together,
Raising a sword gave you the power,
Knowing was half the battle,
and there always was more than meets the eye.

Now with a child of my own…
“Turtle power” sadly does not exist,
A plan is hardly foolproof,
Raising a sword will get you arrested,
Knowing is definitely half the battle, if not more,
And while there may be more than meets the eye,
You may not want to know.