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I ain’t sung it yet, since I’m still busy… and Cassie swears if I sing again, she’ll show me the secret technique that helps male opera stars sing soprano. It has something to do with piano wire, and some latin word… prostrati? Castrati? Sounds like a new type of mochachino at Starbucks to me.

Anyway, I wrote this originally in fond remembrance of our first run at the new boss of Vault of Archavon. I hope you enjoy it.

To be sung to the tune of The Gambler, by Kenny Rogers, a man who knows some fried chicken. Hmmm, broasted!

The Raider

On a late summers evening, in a raid bound for Emalon,
We got the invites going out, with Wintergrasp in our reach
The leader ran the plan down, as we buffed up for the first go
He asked for any questions, before the tanks went in deep.

The tanks went in blazing, the healers started casting
The tempests went the wrong way; while the main tank stood and died
We barely saw the fight start, before the whole damn raid had blown up
As we regrouped and got buffed up, you could hear the laughter fade and die.

You got to know when to pull em, know when to taunt em,
Know when to call for heals and know when to Sheep.
You never loot no bosses when they’re waiting to be rezzed now.
There’ll be time enough for looting when the raids on their feet.

We put on our best game face; we set aside thoughts of laying blame
We stopped expecting easy epics, woke up and prepared to fight
And the vent got deathly quiet, and the leader sent the tanks in.
And you coulda heard a pin drop, when the raid all still wiped.

You got to know when to pull em, know when to taunt em,
Know when to call for heals and know when to Sheep.
You never loot no bosses when they’re waiting to be rezzed now.
There’ll be time enough for looting when the raids on their feet.

Now every raider knows that the secret to surviving
Is keeping under aggro; and powerful main tank heals.
cause every pulls a winner and every pulls a loser,
And the best that you can hope for is purple pixels for your gear.

Now when we finished wiping, the Wintergrasp timer went off
We’d spent too much time dying and the instance closed us out
Our leader started sobbing, and the guild all started bitching
The shock of real hard content, and nobody got T8!

You got to know when to pull em, know when to taunt em,
Know when to call for heals and know when to Sheep.
You never loot no bosses when they’re waiting to be rezzed now.
There’ll be time enough for looting when the raids on their feet.

Now taking offers for someone that can sound remarkably like Kenny Rogers to sing this one on mp3. I can get you the backing track, I’m sure. Why? ‘Cause I’m evil, of course. No other reason.

Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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Breana‘s cousin is simply flat out amazing!

Frances is apparently getting married in a few weeks, and understandably she is under quite a bit of stress.

But she was still willing to find the time to sing this, and Breana sent it to me to share.

I understand that Chocolate Mousse may have had some influence on this happening.

Hey, who can hold someone to blame for anything they do while under the influence of chocolate?

Now, this is awesome. Incredibly awesome. What a beautiful singing voice.

However, understand that this is acapella. There ain’t no background music. So no crankiness! Just listen to that incredibly lovely voice!

We do have background music, but they didn’t have it available when she recorded this. Breana will ask her if she’ll do it again… which would kind of make this the unplugged version. :)

Anyway, you can download the song itself, this version, from FileFront from this link.

I Play A Hunter by Francis.mp3

And below is the player so you can hear it streaming right now!

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So, running that Kara PUG last weekend, we had more Sidhe Devils than just Cassie and I in there. It went over two days, and during that time we had the awesome healing of Daxie and Doodle, plus the hunter fun of Nighthawke’s alt.

Good times were had by all.

At least, that’s what they told me. :)

At one point, early on, I’m doing my usual rotations of damage dealing, opening with some mana DOTting Vampiric Touch goodness, followed by Shadow Word: Pain, Mind Blast, Shadow Word: Death, and Mind Flay until a cooldown is up or a DOT expires.

And for those who aren’t aware, Shadow Word: Death is a very fun, very awesome evil little Shadow Priest defning spell you get in end game. It is an instant cast direct damage spell that is very mana efficient and does some slam-bam good damage.

The catch?

If your Shadow Word: Death does not cause a Killing Blow, YOU take a very large chunk of damage yourself. A hefty chunk.

I love that spell.

So, there I am blasting away, having a good old time of it, and I have noticed a time or two that group 1, the melee and tanks, are taking a hammering… but group 2, the casters… the group I am feeding mana to.. is also damn near always at 100% health. Why? Well, with a Paladin tank and Consecrate up all the time, I MAY have been slipping my Vampiric Embrace in there on the rotation… like, all the time. hey, a DOT is a DOT, and as long as I ain’t pulling aggro, and my Vampiric Touch is always up and giving mana back, well… what’s a little group healing between friends?

But it was making it that much more noticeable that group 2 is, like, always at 100% health… except for that damn Shadow Priest that keeps taking 1000 – 1500 or so damage every so often, over and over.

And I swear Doodle at one point asked me what the heck was going on, that I kept taking damage that he was healing.

And I explained that I was a Shadow Priest… “It’s okay, I’m emo, baby, every so often I have to cut myself to see if I still feel. It’s a Shadow Priest thing.” 

And Dax pipes up by starting to sing ‘Hurt’. And I shushed him, not because his singing was bad, as you know he sings great, but because we were in a mixed PUG group… I didn’t want to freak out the straights that short in the run, damnit!

But I was thinking about it… and I think he’s right.

I hereby wish to nominate Trent Reznor’/Nine Inch Nails’ “hurt”, as sung by Johnny Cash, for Official Shadow Priest Anthem.

And if you don’t agree… what’s your choice?

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Damnit, Trollin is absolutely right… I had somehow completely forgotten about Mana Mana, what ratshag had posted and what i’d seen an awesomed at…

There can be no song above Mana Mana.

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A little music for Breana, and everyone else that has told me they like the Celtic and Irish music, and wish I still shared a song once in a while…

I present to you Silly Wizard… and no, not the Unicorn Song. Instead, this is teh Queen of Argyll, one of my favorite songs of all time.


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Earlier, I shared with you the rendition of Wreath of Fire that Dax from Musings of a Nutjob had done.

It turns out that Dax was just getting started.

The only input I have had on this project is to be a listener, as Dax decided he had an idea for a different Johnny Cash tune.

I love this song. It is beyond belief how much I love this song.

While I am putting it up on streaming player here, later tonight I will find a solid place with good bandwidth to host it for your download leasure.

Because this, ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, is a keeper.

This one I’m going to be listening to, at full blast, in my car.

I hereby present to you, the Pugging Kara Blues, lyrics and performance and everything great solelyby Dax of Musings of a Nutjob.

And let me just say, how proud I am to be in the same guild with this man. Rock on, Dax. I’ll be hunting down that other backing track you wanted. Bet on it.

Direct download is;

And the Streaming is;

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