Who are you?
I’m TrojanNemo. No, I have no association with Trojan condoms and, although I enjoyed the movie, not inspired by Finding Nemo. The Trojan was my high school mascot and Nemo came from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Why are you doing this?
“Well, for me really.
I first learned about customs the day Harmonix released Title Update #5, which was supposed to block customs from being played online. As soon as I realized that besides customs, songs from Guitar Hero could now be played in Rock Band 3, I knew what I wanted. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Pack from Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock. I searched and searched and found nobody had converted them, and there seemed to be no interest in converting them…so I learned to do it myself!
Since then, I began converting Guitar Hero and Band Hero songs that I liked and was too impatient to wait for GHtoRB3 to get to. Then Farottone encouraged me to try doing custom songs..and the rest is history.
What kind of songs should we expect from you?
I was raised in Cuba, with very little access to music besides latin dance music…I can easily say that 90% of what I know about classical rock and contemporary music is thanks to Rock Band. As a result, I have a very weird taste in music. I enjoy Taylor Swift as well as DragonForce, novelty songs and classic ballads, and everything in between. I tend to lean towards “newer” music rather than 60s, 70s, or 80s music. Unlike some of my colleagues, I don’t have the attention span to chart entire albums, but rather work on 1, 2 or 3 songs from any given artist.
Do you collaborate with other authors for your or their songs?
I am very lucky to assist Farottone with his many great songs by doing his animations. In return I get advanced copies of songs, so it works for me! Farottone also helps considerably with all my custom songs, and it would not be an exaggeration to say that without his help, I would not have done a single custom song. So thanks to him!
I have also collaborated with espher, Nyxyxylyth and the GHtoRB3 team. So thanks to all you guys.