Let's start off with the main attraction this week, the latest animation from Fun Station 4 Kids! As you may have noticed, it's been a while since we last saw T-Rex, as Anthony the animator has been super busy this year, but we've both been working hard in the background on some new material for you in the past few months. Due to the channel's success too, Anthony (our great animator, creator and voice of lots of people) has been contacted by YouTube directly and has been assigned an official YouTube mentor! Exciting times for the channel and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing where it takes us in the future! Onto this animation though, in this episode T-Rex will be driving a monster truck in an arena and jumping over 3D shapes! It's great fun with some awesome 3D amidst the usual 2.5 (2.75?) D style and a huge dose of puns and references in there too! I'm sure you'll enjoy it! As for what's next for Fun Station 4 Kids, there'll definitely be a speedy version as usual for this animation (I've already seen it) coming in the next few weeks + another animated song is in the works too and should be out shortly. Subscribe to Fun Station 4 Kids on YouTube to keep updated with the latest releases. Anyway, hope you're ready to learn something new and I hope you enjoy T-Rex's latest adventure!
Onto the next piece of news this week, thank you so much to everyone who's shared and voted for Better Than The Book in the OpenLabs songwriting contest for which the grand prize is a mentoring session with Linkin Park (as well as some awesome runners up prizes)! I'm just overwhelmed with the amount of support the project has received in the last week and a half, and with only two and a half weeks to go, I'm very VERY pleased to announce that Better Than The Book's "Hearts Racing" is currently ranked at #5 out of 137 entries, (and I only need to be in the top 10 to move onto the next round)! I can't tell you how much it means to me that it's doing so well, and I really can't thank you all enough. It's a close competition though so if you haven't voted yet then please do so here, and if you have voted, remember you can vote weekly so please do so too. Remember too that everyone who votes is entered into weekly sweepstakes to win some awesome prizes including new computers and laptops, so apart from lending your support, there are some great incentives. I hope you all win some great prizes and thanks so much again for all your support. You can vote for "Hearts Racing" by Better Than The Book here:
VOTE HERE: http://contest.openlabs.com/contestants/hearts-racing/
As well as the great ranking this week, Better Than The Book has also been approved for airplay on Indie Radio Music, and has been inducted into the Universal Talents artist roster! Exciting times! Not exactly sure what'll happen next but hopefully it all adds up to more people than I could reach alone being able to listen to Better Than The Book. This week actually marks 6 months since the release of "Two Years On" too, and it's crazy to think how much has happened since then! BTTB's first play on radio, first play on international radio, first interview in a web magazine (more to come by the way!), first award from Newgrounds and some great feedback and independent reviews too! If you'd have asked me what to expect when the album was first released, I really couldn't have expected all of this. I'm so chuffed that people have enjoyed it so much and I wonder what's in store for the next months? I might have to start working on another album soon as I've built up quite the collection of song ideas, riffs and lyrics since even before "Two Years On" was finished. We shall see, and I'll keep you all informed! There's certainly lots of BTTB music that's yet to be shared!
That's about it for this week! Next week's update is likely to fairly short and a few days late, as I'll be spending a lot of next week celebrating 3 awesome years with my wonderful girlfriend Eva! I'll be sure to to post anything I can on Sunday 21st though and give you another update on the OpenLabs songwriting contest at the very least. Remember to keep up the weekly votes here and I hope you win lots of goodies for your support! Until then, I hope you have a fantastic time until I next post, and thanks so much as always for supporting all my projects and collaborations, Better Than The Book, Fun Station 4 Kids and of course JabunAudio. See you next week and take care!