About Palette-Swap Ninja
Jude Kelley is a chemistry professor with a keytar fetish, but he used to be a rocket scientist. Dan Amrich is a professional blogger with too many guitars, but he used to be a cartoon character. Together, they write and record videogame and nerd culture parodies under the name Palette-Swap Ninja. So everything you hear is their fault.
Jude and Dan met in 2003 when they both joined legendary Bay Area 80s cover band Fast Times. The idea for a videogame parody band evolved naturally over gaming and music conversations during long car rides home from rehearsal. While life eventually took Jude to Boston and Dan to Los Angeles, the magic of FTP makes PSN possible in that Elton John/Bernie Taupin way.
Jude and Dan kick around ideas for songs and ultimately pick one. Lyrics are a collaboration. Jude handles the keyboard and electronic drum parts and Dan tackles the guitars, bass, and vocals. PSN doesnít use karaoke tracks; everything is recorded fresh in their respective home studios, then the individual tracks are sent over the interwebs and mixed into one final project. Thatís also why things doesnít always sound right. But hey, the tracks are free, so who are you to complain?
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