Black Hole Zion: The Gold Album

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Gold Album

OK, here we go!

I've loved the television show, The Golden Girls, for a loooong time now.  I've wanted to do this for a couple of years, but since today is the 30th anniversary of the Golden Girls' premiere episode, I thought this would be a good time to motivate myself.

I/we are going to do The Gold Album.  Yes, an entire album/EP about The Golden Girls' Universe!  I've set today to announce it and will have all the songs written and recorded by May 9, 2016.  May 9th is the date that the final episode of The Golden Girls aired.  Ryan, Corey, and George will be contributing in whatever way they see fit.  I'm a little bit of a fanboy when it comes to the show, so I'd imagine you'll be seeing me do a majority of the stuff for this.

Essentially, this is a concept album set in a utopian future.  Most of our 20th and 21st century culture has disappeared.  The primary exception being The Golden Girls and what the show brings to the table.  Picture it:  Viewing a new world through golden eyes.  Haha!  Each girl is viewed as a saint with her own song/hymn.  The musical style will be a bit all over the place, but every song will have some element of music that was either in the show or associated with the time period combined with what I think might have also made it 9000 years from now.  There will be one song for each girl and probably two versions of the theme song (in different musical styles).  If things feel right, there might even be a song for some of the side characters (Stanley Zbornak perhaps?).

I know it sounds ridiculous.  That's because it is.  I love the show and I hope that those with a similar view as me will get a kick out of it too.

Anyway, I threw together a YouTube video that consists of me geeking out and describing this same thing.  It's a one take, no editing kind of thing.  I don't normally do this, but today is a special today.

Happy 30th Anniversary to The Golden Girls!

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