Posts Tagged ‘city of steam’
My office needs a door…that can be locked…and then barred with a big railroad tie.
My ninebullets radio sticker came in the mail today!!!
I haven’t put it up anywhere permanently since I was going to stick it on my gig bag but decided I want it in the office instead. Now if they would just make a ninebullets radio coffee cup.
I have shiny new Patterson Hood up in the sidebar jukebox today!
Check out “Come Back Little Star” a preview track from his upcoming album Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance. I love the piano on this track – it is so very pretty. You can download your own copy from the link below -
I got my key for the City of Steam preview yesterday so I will be MMO’ing this weekend.
Huh, I ran out of exclamation points. Anyway…the plan is to game test City of Steam and finish my Dawnguard review. Possibly also toss the girls in the pool if the weather will cooperate.
I picked up the new Captain Marvel # 1 this morning. The Marvel Captain Marvel with Carol Danvers, not the DC Captain Marvel.
I love the new costume. The hair – the gloves – the everything.
(And seriously dudes, it isn’t like there is a shortage of thigh-high boots in the comic ‘verse. Trust me, you all will survive the trama of one super chick in pants.)
You can pick up Captain Marvel #1 at your local comic shop or order it online. I picked my copy up and pre-ordered the next three issues over on Things From Another World.
Scooter is watching Angry Birds videos this morning. Yes, there really are Angry Birds vids and no, I haven’t a clue why. She seems to be stuck on the one with the superhero angry birds and one set to I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Somebody save me…please.
New video for “45″ from The Gaslight Anthem.
According to The Mary Sue, NASA will be having a bake sale this weekend. Seriously.
The peeps over on City of Steam have put together some game-related merchandise. You can pick up City of Steam themed (ouch, sorry) or Mechanist Games themed t-shirts, coffee cups, posters and mouse pads.
I still have an Arlis Nancy - Simple Machines CD to give away.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse have reunited to release Americana. I’ve had the vid to Oh, Suzannah floating around the blog and my facebook this week. I kinda like the ‘let’s add a hard guitar and drum edge to the tune’ sound. Before they became grade school standards, some of these tracks were protest songs and I think Americana does a good job of recapturing that feeling. You all should definitely check it out just…skip the Rolling Stone review ’cause it is crap.
Yeah, don’t even. I was over there to read the review for the awesome new Joe Bonamassa release, Driving Towards the Daylight (another crap review, btw) and read the one for Americana while I was there. No, I am not linking to either of them because I would rather have my fingernails pulled off with pliers than link to RS. Have a Joe vid instead.
Catch Joe at about 2:58 in the vid.
My Iron Man lamp is finally here!
Once I put away all the folded clothes on the top of my desk I’ll take a pic. I may use it as my ’On Vacation’ graphic this year. According to the news, I should be able to step outside and like, run into someone from Iron Man 3. Wednesday they were filming over in Cary so they could be ANYWHERE.
Well, anywhere except Lowes tomorrow since I need things from the Garden Center and don’t want to fight traffic to get there. Hey, I have priorities.
Okay, I need coffee and eventually I must conquer the laundry. I also need to start on the week in blogs since it is looking kind of huge at this point. Go, shoo. Watch the vids.
Whoa…it’s like Monday…even though it isn’t.
I’m playing in the sneak preview of City of Steam on the 28th. Okay, okay…it’s more like I (and others) are bug hunting for free but what I’ve seen of the game so far looks pretty cool so I am excited it is about to start.
There are still a few tickets left for the Steve Carlson – Christian Kane StageIt show tomorrow night. About ten a day go up since the second sell-out so if you still need one try checking the page every few hours. As of 2:20pm est they have four listed.
My car is paid off! Yay!
Now my car wants a shiny new catalytic convertor. Sigh.
I am going through email so if you have sent me one recently I WILL get a reply out to you today. I just have to email my dad-in-law first.
When I was 18 it never once occurred to me that one day I would be sitting in a room dedicated to coffee (seriously) and telling the world at large that I am not sure what color hair my kid went to school with today. Life is…strange.
BTW the ‘Bit is enjoying her guitar class. She has two honors classes this semester and an advanced design class so Kahuna and I are glad she has guitar so she can catch her breath.
I am giving ‘mobile mudding’ a try for my next Mud review. We will see how it goes.
Okay, back to work on my review.
Got an email from Reverbnation with some messages which reminded me that hey, I have a Reverbnation account. Sigh. If the internet were my house, Reverbnation would be a shelf in my closet with lots of cool things I never have enough time to go sort out. Anyway, marked a few bands for listening later, liked a couple others and stuck a few new songs in my playlist.
If you are not listening to ninebullets radio on Thursday nights at 10 pm you are missing a great show. True you are probably finishing whatever project needed doing unlike me, but sometimes sacrifices must be made in the name of cool music.
Check out Mike Tobin’s interview with Tinsley Ellis over on Times Square.
TS: So why did you go down the blues route, as oppose to rock and roll or jazz, or any other genre?
TE: Well, the Beatles got me into the British invasion music, but then the Rolling Stones, The Animals, and The Yardbirds all had the same thing in common. They were all doing the Muddy Waters/Howlin Wolf/BB King thing. Then I went to see BB King when he was playing at a hotel lounge in North Miami Beach (I grew up in South Florida). He was playing there for a week and he did a teen show, which meant they shut the bar down and sold soda pop and stuff like that. He stood in the lobby and greeted all the kids. I was about fourteen at the time and it just knocked me out…”
Nice interview but I do have a quibble with the line “His tone suggests that he’s been gigging non-stop since the get-go“. Way back at the dawn of time when the blog was on typepad and under a different title, I kept posted a running list of about 10 – 12 blues performers and their gigs. Ellis was one of them and he was ALWAYS working. “Suggests” is not the word I would have chosen.
Put several new tracks up on the jukebox including one from The White Buffalo. I have a review of their new EP, The Lost and Found that I’ll be posting on Monday. I took the monthly designation off the juke so I can take the songs down or leave them up as long as I want depending on how much I like listening to them. Or how busy I get.
I have a preview vid and short article up on GamingHUD. City of Steam is a steampunk-themed MMO in production and you can still get in on the alpha test if you hurry.
Since Steve Carlson never wound up on my door step with his gear, I have moved my office into the sunroom. While I am enjoying the view from the windows and having more space I really miss staring at my coffee maker. Sad, but true.
Okay, I need to go before I start posting pics of my coffee maker, Scooter and her Angry Bird plushies as pirates, Ralof from Skyrim or the neighbor walking his dog. Yeah…it’s that kind of day.
Have a good weekend!