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the mike townsend quintilogy

by the garages

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A Grizzly Caterpillar
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A Grizzly Caterpillar One hell of an audial legacy for the prodigal son and shameful pitcher himself. Rocking, and among the best outputs in the Blaseball community. Favorite track: mike townsend (knows what he's gotta do).
ariokart
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ariokart rain is an incredible songwriter; in these tracks it masterfully crafts an unmatchably strong narrative. as a songwriter, i could write an 8pg essay just analyzing these in depth tbh. unfortunately, i can't within the confines of a bandcamp review, so to summarize: in particular, i'm absolutely blown away by, specifically, the first lines of (is a disappointment) & (knows what hes gotta do)—each tells you EXACTLY what you need to know abt what's going on, in a SINGLE LINE.

tl;dr: showstopping. Favorite track: mike townsend (knows what he's gotta do).
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Caiphon blaseball is a horror game (sad) Favorite track: mike townsend (knows what he's gotta do).
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the waterboy looks down on him as he picks up the ball it's another awful day it's another awful day for mike townsend our prodigal son, our shameful pitcher, mike townsend and he pitches the ball in the same way to the same place every time, like an asshole and it's a strong hit to the outfield and a double for the spies mike townsend is a disappointment he's a loser and a total disgrace mike townsend is a disappointment mike townsend better end up in flames yeah he throws the ball in the air so that he can catch it and look cool but he misses catching it on the way down so he just drops it on the floor and has to bend down and pick it up again like nobody just saw him drop it and then he pitches the ball in the same way to the same place every time, like an asshole and the batter sees the defeat in his eyes and there's no strikes, no outs, it's a home run, great job mike townsend is a disappointment he's a loser and a total disgrace mike townsend is a disappointment mike townsend better end up in flames yeah mike townsend is a disappointment he's a loser and a total disgrace
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i've an apology i need to make to you cause i was underestimating all that you could do we can't know what you've got, or what's coming next i just can't wait to see you get into your eight-legged mech and i admit i got a little caught up cause after all, you didn't disappoint me that much mike townsend is a credit to the team like a laser beam we fire at the sun mike townsend is a credit to the team yeah, you're not just a meme when all is said and done your redemption arc is coming up! i made a mistake, i downplayed your credentials, i did not realise all of mike townsend's p-p-potential and we can leave what's in the past as antecedent cause i can't put your vibes down when they're "most excellent" and i admit i got a little caught up cause after all, you didn't disappoint me that much mike townsend is a credit to the team he needs a theme that goes like "na na na na na na" mike townsend is a credit to the team man of our dreams y'know, he's gonna save us all yeah, your redemption arc is coming up! when the time comes round, it's not an accident that mike will be there with his mech gun pointed heaven-sent and from his cockpit high, he will rain down blows and if the gods survive is something only townsend knows and i admit i got a little caught up mike townsend is a credit to the team it's not extreme to say he's beaten all the odds mike townsend is a credit to the team and i believe he's gonna end all of the gods yeah, your redemption arc is coming up!
3.
mike townsend has to get out of bed mike townsend's got the voice in his head and he can't remove the heavy feeling and it persists through the morning commute he's running late, so he texts "i'm en route" but he can't remove the heavy feeling and it's the coffee with one sugar but he wonders where they took her and the radio comes on and he cannot help but to hear "they found a way to get her from the shadows, but we need someone to go to where the map shows" mike townsend knows what he's gotta do "if you need respect, then you might just earn some, it's a journey you might not return from" mike townsend knows what he's gotta do the radio's blasting and he's singing along mike townsend hears his favourite song but he can't remove the heavy feeling the static hits when he's nearly there the null mixing with the waves in the air and he can't remove the heavy feeling he downs the coffee with one sugar and still he wonders where they took her and the radio comes on and he cannot help but to hear his hand is hovering at the gate now, and he's trying to think of a way out, but he closes his eyes and talks to himself in his head "they found a way to get her from the shadows, but they need someone to go to where the map shows, i'm mike townsend, and i know what to do. i need respect, and i just might earn some it's a journey i might not return from, i'm mike townsend, and i know what to do. there's a chance that this is the end, but i know i have to do it if it saves my friend, i'm mike townsend, and i know what to do. i can feel my spirit is leaving me, but i get power from the team, cause they believe in me, i'm mike townsend, and i know what to do, i'm a disappointment, i'm a credit to the team, there's a coldness in my blood, and i know what that means, i'm mike townsend, and i know what to do,
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i feel the shadows tugging, lord oh my lord i feel the shadows tugging, lord i feel the shadows call their darkness and their thrall i feel the shadows tugging, lord i thought that what i’d need is the opportunity to be the one who shines just like the sun but when i got the chance they turned to necromance and i knew i’d be the forgotten one i feel the shadows tugging, lord oh my lord i feel the shadows tugging, lord the light is fading fast and though this too shall pass i feel the shadows tugging, lord i spent my days in gray tryna keep my fears at bay and eventually i learned what i find true that loneliness is not some curse that leaves you lost and if it saves you all, that’s what i’d choose i feel the shadows tugging, lord oh my lord i feel the shadows tugging, lord when night time turns to day i'll have to go away i feel the shadows tugging, lord i answer not to seeds to coins, or to the sea i answer not to man, nor to machine the only thing i know is after, when i go i hope the ones i love remember me i feel the shadows tugging, lord oh my lord i feel the shadows tugging, lord i feel the shadows call their darkness and their thrall i feel the shadows tugging, lord

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the end of an era. the mike townsend quintilogy is now complete.

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mike townsend (feels the shadows call) by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) and zack.ry (@zackleston, zackry.bandcamp.com)

all other tracks by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com)

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released December 4, 2020

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we are the garages, an anarcho-syndicalist blaseball band from the fictional location of seattle. we make songs about being gay, the apocalypse, and fighting the gods. ... more

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