mike swaine

sorry for my absence these last two days!! been trying to get a bunch of work done!

here’s a jumpy louden swain i finished up today! i’ve wanted to do something like this for FOREVER but just never had the technical skill. i’ve been practicing SO DAMN MUCH lately, i’m fINALLY able to do it! LITTLE VICTORIES

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SeaCon 2017 Saturday Night Special stageit recording.

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Just a little video of Jensen & Rob Singing Freefalling.
No big deal at all!!!
oh and Jared playing guitar too!!
Also features Richard Speigt Jr, Billy Moran & Mike Borja

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Saturday Night Special at AHBL8 in Melbourne, Australia.

Pics unedited for expeditious use. Cleaner pics coming later.

anonymous asked:

ok this is really awkward to ask and i know it's a stupid question but what is louden swain? the only thing i know is that rob and richard speight jr are involved and that's it

no no no it’s FINE i was BORN TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION

ok. ok. so this is louden swain:

it’s a band that was formed in the mid-90s by rob benedict and mike borja. within the band you’ll find:

  • ^ the youngest member and lead guitar player, billy! he’s self-taught, soft-spoken, and a super super funny dude. he also does visual design for their albums, and he’s composed a number of songs as well. you won’t catch him leaving his house without his calculator watch
  • ^ next up is drum player and Committed Cat Dad, stephen! he handles a lot of scheduling, logistics, and merch stuff. if you’re at a con, he’ll be the one you see speed-walking the most back and forth from the the vendor room to the greenroom. he’s a world traveler and pretty outspoken about politics. he is also 100% aware that he looks intimidating in-person. he’s fine with this.
  • ^ and, to top it all off, we have bass/keys player and infamous robot, mike!! this man is pure sunshine and smiles. there’s a theory that he was murdered years ago, and was replaced by an exact robot replica commissioned by the band. i believe this was all spawned because his phone sent random coordinates to a starbucks to the band one day. he has another job outside of the band, and no one knows what it is. the people at his job-away-from-band also have no idea what he does other than “they think he’s in a band” 

they travel across the country with the SPN con circuit and play throughout the entire weekend. they also stay on stage with J2 during their panel, so if you’re at a con and can’t really see j2 but you can see the band, i suggest watching stephen. i can almost guarantee you, at some point during the panel, he will find food. however, on-stage at cons they don’t speak other than mike making the occasional robot noise. they will also shake their heads “no” at generally any remarks rich makes. 

(rich, by the way, isn’t actually involved other than on stage he will occasionally sing and perform with them. he will also harass them. it just happens to be his best friend’s band!)

along with that, they also had music they’ve done featured in spn. they are played in bars in season 7 and season 11. 

robbie thompson had actually thrown the idea around to have the entire band playing in the bar where chuck reveals once and for all that he’s god. in the end i think this was just too complicated to do, but i love knowing that someone else was also including them in the fabric of the show.

and now that you know this,

you know why i created The Swaingels:

the band is so deeply involved in the show–to me, they’re like…the foreground of the background. if that makes sense.

i’ve been a big fan of their music for years, and they’re just so dang great it was impossible for me to resist not actually giving them their own parts to play ;u;

(i suggest following them on twitter! : Louden Swain, Billy, Stephen, Mike)

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TRACK LIST IN DESCRIPTION
So because I was able to zoom in as much as I was there are some minor focus errors because when the guys are moving around the camera sometimes loses a tiny bit of focus, I apologize.
Here is the track list:
1) 1:05- 4:30 : Present Time
2) 4:50- 7:58 : Roll Me Over
3) 8:15- 12:36 : Eskimo
4) 14:00- 17:59 : Juliet (feat. Chris Schmelke)
5) 19:25- 22:50 : Crooked Wheel(feat. Stephanie Dizon)
6) 23:02- 25:39 : Bandaged Hand
7) 25:43- 30:32 : Creep by Radiohead (feat. Emily Swallow)
8)30:48- 35:33 : This is How(feat. Adam Malin)
9) 35:43- 41:50 : Let It Be Me by Ray LaMontagne (feat. Gil McKinney, Adam Malin)
10) 42:35- 47:01 : Over Before It Began (feat. Richard Speight Jr.)
* small skip @ 46:40; I apologize
11) 47:20- 54:37 : Whipping Post by the Allman Brothers (feat. Mark Sheppard, Richard Speight Jr.)
12) 54:56- 58:45 :Fare Thee Well (Just Rob Benedict)
13) 59:52- 1:04:26 : Leg Up (feat. Richard Speight Jr., Mark Sheppard, Adam Malin)
14) 1:04:37- 1:09:27 : Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker (feat. Jason Manns, Gil McKinney, Richard Speight Jr., Mark Sheppard, Adam Malin)
15) 1:11:04- 1:15:35 : Slightest Thing; The Station Breaks Song (feat. Jason Manns, Mark Sheppard, Emily Swallow, Richard Speight Jr.)
16)1:16:25- 1:21:00 : She Waits (feat. Mark Sheppard)
17) 1:22:22- 1:27:37 : Mamma’s Jam (feat. Mark Sheppard)
18) 1:28:20- 1:34:43 : Amazing
19) 1:35:20-  1:41:58 : Medicated (feat. Alaina Huffman, Samantha Smith, Richard Speight Jr., Jason Manns, Gil McKinney, Emily Swallow, Adam Malin)

My seacon sns adventure!

So as a joke i snap chatted jason manns saying i was coming straight from work did he want pizza and he said yes please. So i take a a couple pizzas but he’s in sound check so i had to give to someone from creation who is drilling me about it like I’m smuggling in a bomb or something.

He hits me up saying sorry and he wanted to come get it to say thank you and he will try and find me after.

So it’s after he isn’t responding so i make it all the way to my car and he’s like where are you! So i go back and he gives me terrible directions and no-one from creation believes I’m supposed to be there so i go back to the stage and tell him to find me.

Norton is off to the side and i am staring a little bit and he sees me and says my name and calls me over. Take selfies but my phone won’t load the camera so I’m just standing with his arm around me while he laughs at my frustration.

Manns comes out and says hi with obligatory small talk and billy comes up and calls me the pizza girl takes selfies with me and says was delicious and thanks.

We are all walking out together and then robs right in front of me so i ask for a pic and his handlers say no. He grins all mischievous and says he can do one better.
Ducks around the handlers and gives me a bear hug.

What is my life? I almost didn’t go. Best night ever. Also mike was there the whole time but i forgot to take a pic because i suck

SPOOPY LOUDEN SWAIN edited and made more proportional so it can be a print! while i love ink, having the ability to flip a canvas is very important to me

ANYWAY these were really fun designs to come up with! seriously, horsemen of the rockpocalypse. gosh, how did i not think of that already–BUT THEY PERFECT FOR CREPPY MONTH THO

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My photo ops from JaxCon! Minus my Jared op because I have to get it in the mail! But I had such an amazing time and I love these men so much. They have made my life so much better by leaps and bounds and I adore them. I am forever thankful for their kindness and patience.