Beware The Ides – June 2022 Update
Catch up on the latest Roses from Bones news
What’s Blooming at Roses from Bones?
Hey, it’s Chris at Roses from Bones 👋
I won’t lie, my desk is a mess, my car is a mess, and I’ve slacked on my workouts for the last two weeks. Sometimes it’s just impossible to finish everything on the to-do list!
Today, I’m rolling out a new monthly series: Beware the Ides.” This will be a monthly update about what’s new at Roses from Bones, what’s coming up, what’s happening in my world outside of Roses from Bones, and — most importantly — what I’ve been listening to lately.
I’m calling it “Beware the Ides” because I’m a huge nerd for Shakespeare and Ancient Rome, plus it just sounds cool.
June Ides Sale
First things first — from June 13 (today!) through June 15, I’ll be running a sale at the Roses from Bones official store. Visit the shop to take 15% off $15 or more.
The Genesis Project
So, this is a pretty exciting announcement. I’m co-authoring a novel with one of my good friends Spoon (AKA Ryan)!
Genesis: Until The Stars Burn Cold is an upcoming fantasy-fiction novel featuring black protagonists in a unique psychedelic steampunk setting.
It explores mental health through allegory along with an array of deeper themes: war and peace, love and loss, anger and forgiveness.
We're fundraising on Kickstarter to cover production costs for a deluxe print edition of the book, including full-color illustrations and even a full-length music album.
Here’s where it gets really awesome: we’re only 10 days into the campaign, and we’re already over 50% funded! Plus, Kickstarter has highlighted our project as a “brilliant example of creativity” and started promoting it on their platform!
Benefits for supporters include:
Members-Only Discord Chatrooms 📢
Private Live-Streams 🎥
eBook and Digital Music Download 📕🎧
Signed Physical Books & CDs 🎶📗
Exclusive Shirts, Stickers, & Art 👕🖼
Add your name to the story! 🤯
Claim one of the instruments used to record the album 🎸 🎹
Get a unique song written JUST FOR YOU
More unique benefits 💎
If you want to learn more about the project, visit the Kickstarter and subscribe to the email list!
Even if you can't donate, you can still make a huge difference by joining the email list and Discord and sharing the project with your friends and family.
Live Like A Corpse
My most popular blog post of the last 30 days was also the one I most enjoyed writing (funny how that works). It’s a discussion on life and death, and the unpredictability of both.
You can read it here:
Synthwave For Deep Space
I’ve been on a synthwave kick for a little while, and I decided to bring the best songs I find together into a Spotify playlist. Late Night Space Flight features 100 synthwave tracks to vibe to while you work, study, or chill. I’ll update it periodically with fresh discoveries:
That’s it for this month’s Ides update! Thanks for reading, and check back later this week for the next edition of the Roses from Bones newsletter!
Oh yeah, and if you haven’t subscribed yet, you should go ahead and do that now: