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New site, new possibilities…

Hello, new GANG site.  Nice to see you.

It’s been a while since I blogged on GANG’s website.  Quite a lot has happened in the interum.  Most notibly, Disney shut down LucasArts.  That’s kinda’ big.  So, now I’m out there in the throng.  I hung up a shingle over at

People ask me “How do you say that? Is it Dunderpate, as in rhymes with eight? Or Dunderpate, as in goose liver?”  Well, first of all, that means I should have listened to my wife when she said “People are going to think that says pate, as in goose liver.”  But secondly, it’s pate as in rhymes with eight.

You see, dunderpate is an old word, probably from the early 1600s.  It means a numbskull, or a blockhead (ie: see my company’s logo).  It also is a reference to the fact that I must be a blockhead if I am really trying to make it out there as a freelance composer in as crowded a market as we have.  Ah, self-depricating humor…

Anyway, that’s it.  Dunderpate.  Other options I kicked around that meant the same thing were Ninnyhammer and Dunderhead.  But I liked Dunderpate best of all.

So, there you go. Now I’m freelancing. You can find me, if you’d so like to, over @dunderpatemusic on Twitter or here on SoundCloud.

Once again defying anyone to accuse me of brevity,
– Jess