Eric Lappe also known as Goemon047 on the Internet, is a comedian, musician, journalist and videographer. Once on a drunken night I decided to send him a random friend request on Skype, and he accepted, which was beyond me, but he did. Random friend requests are rarely accepted, because there's so many wackos out there. But that's the kind of guy Eric is. He doesn't assume you're insane right away. Since then I had many conversations online with him about electronic and experimental music, video games, Japanese art and language, Basically all kinds of things. I discovered his music through his YouTube channel, and really liked his sound, even if he disclaimed in the video description that he didn't like it himself that much, considering he got better at it since.
Eric's ”Band” is called De-structure and it started out really lo-fi, but it had a nice percussive and somehow asian feel to it (?) not sure what that even means, but he has a lot of good tunes. He sent me a CD of his album alt-esc-world in the mail which has been on heavy rotation in Chateau de Stilletid ever since.
Eric and I exchanged a few letters over the years, and most recently I got him into the music of Bacon Grease (Andrea Knight) and sent him the Stilletid split tape, but we sent each other NES games before, like that time I sent him the Europe and Japan exclusive game Road Fighter.
Eric is a funny guy, and I encouraged him to make straight up comedy videos before, which were not rooted in video gaming or music, and hopefully someday he will make a comedy classic to rival the Marx Brothers! I am sure he will, but his ”Audience” is very video game-centered. I will share the classic ”What the fuck is clam juice!?” with you thought to show you his raw talent!
All in all Eric is a great guy. He's always looking to enjoy new sides to life, which I admire him hugely for. He doesn't seem to ever sit still, unless he is playing a video game or making music on his laptop. Then he doesn't seem to sit very still at those times either.
Viva La Let's get!