Posts Tagged ‘gaminghud’
I felt really blah yesterday so Scooter and I spent the day playing Hearthfire, the new DLC for Skyrim. We mined ore, planted herbs and forged too many nails to count. At the end of the day we both felt better and we had a shiny new in-game house, a moose named Barnaby and a couple of chickens. Yes, chickens.
New music out this month from Ryan Bingham, Patterson Hood, Animal Collective, the Avett Brothers, The Killers and lots more. I have lots of new music for the jukebox and a few reviews if Scooter will cooperate.
There are still a few tickets left for the StageIt – Steve Carlson concert later today.
Finally, rock on little Freddie bird.
“Rovio and Angry Birds are proud supporters of the Mercury Phoenix Trust and Freddie For A Day on September 5th!”
So last night I was all “OMG! New Doctor Who! Dinosaurs on a spaceship! Whee!”
This morning I am more “ow, ow, ow, coffee, please give me coffee”. I have a headache and Into Free -Dangan- by the B’z stuck in my head making it even worse. Not as bad as having Immigrant Song stuck in my head because no matter how old and mellow he is now, the Robert Plant inside my head is always really freakin’ loud.
I have a new article on Dragon’s Dogma up over at GamingHUD. (thus explaining the music stuck in my head)
It’s like the ’80s exploding all over my screen…and I can’t look away.
Moving along —
Lots of new stuff up in the sidebar jukebox. I must go find everything Nicki Bluhm has ever recorded and snag it because her voice is amazing. You all pop over and give her a listen. Beautiful, beautiful voice. Her band is the Gramblers and keep wondering if it is some smushing of rambler and gambler or just, you know, a word?
This last vid is for shoreacres from The Task at Hand. It’s The Record Company at this years’ SXSW covering Freddy Cannon’s Tallahassee Lassie. I consider this fair payment for the backwards walking chicken video.
Whoa…Hi to all the new people!
Yes, yes. I know most of you are only here hunting for Loki…or donuts…or Loki and donuts but still…HI!!
GamingHUD is your source for all things E3 this week. Well, it is my source but you all are welcome to join in and check out all the new and soon-to-be released gaming stuff. I am looking forward to the whole Smart Glass thing because trying to search for movies on netflix with the game controller is a huge pain (grin) but I know most people are waiting for news on their particular favorite game or franchise. Dean and Aldath are living on energy drinks, coffee and sheer willpower this week so they won’t miss a minute of the conference.
I’ve started packing for vacation which basically means I am hunting for Scooter’s shoes. I think they are sentient and actually hide themselves when I am not looking but so far I have been unable to prove this.
I have been sort of following the Diamond Jubilee. By following I actually mean reading Jack Moore’s tweets and watching an occasional vid but whatever.
Then I found this. I have no words.
Kit’s ‘So Awesome It Blows Awesome Out of The Water’ Awesome Vid of the Day
Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm – Live at the Diamond Jubilee
I would like to go back to bed and start today over. Like, maybe tomorrow.
GamingHUD has a staff position open for a Community and PR person. Dean is a great guy to work with and Gaminghud is just a cool site.
I have a lot of new tracks up on the jukebox and a few more to add over the next couple of days. Scooter and I were going to hit the Farmer’s Market this morning but due to a combination of rain and both of us feeling bleh I decided to go Saturday instead.
Here is my music log for May 8, 2012:
Yesterday was busy so my music listening was sporadic and all over the map. I ran thru part of Seven, the new release from Viv and the Revival while I worked on my review, played The Record Company for all my up-and-moving-around stuff and braved iTunes to preview and pick up 45 by The Gaslight Anthem.
Also played some new The Carpels, Amends and Right Away, Great Captain. Our classical thing for the day was Water Music by Handel.
And finally, the small section of Scooter’s ‘Go to Sleep’ Playlist we listened to last night -
I’ll Play for You – Seals and Crofts
I’m No Angel – Gregg Allman
Ordinary World – Duran Duran
Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Heroes or Ghosts – The Coronas
Hush – Deep Purple
I Can Hear Music – She and Him
Hallelujah – Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses
Yes, I have songs on the go to sleep list that make no sense (Hush for one) but they make her fall asleep so they stay.
I have spent all morning trying to get over to Suburban Home Records and pick up the new Arliss Nancy release, Simple Machines. I know, I know – it’s not like I have to drive up and bang on Virgil’s door to get one. He has this nifty online site where I can click a few buttons and then listen to my d/l while I wait for the physical cds to arrive in the mail. I just can’t get over there. I also…cough…can’t remember exactly where I put my purse with my money-stuff so that might be…you know…part of the problem.
I’ve been woken by a charlie horse in my leg twice this week so I thought, hey, eat a banana. When I went to get one I found my two remaining bananas are so old they may have petrified. Now I am thinking, just back away from the petrified bananas and leave them be.
The ‘Bit got Johnny Ramone for her guitarist profile powerpoint thing in her guitar class, then she spent the rest of the class refusing to trade him for someone else. Apparently, “you just don’t trade Johnny off”. I am so proud.
The Alan Lomax Archive is now online. I have been trying to get on all morning but the traffic flow on the site must be incredible. I’ll try again later tonight when it hopefully eases up a bit. Ah, there it is. Oh wow, guys this is kind of awesome.
Okay, I have bread to bake and new blues and prog to listen to while I work.
Shoo, go play in the archive.
If I could get Scooter to take a nap I would go veg on the couch and watch Iron Man…again. It’s that kind of a day.
There is still time to cast a vote (or many votes) for Viv and the Revival in the ESPN Who’s Next in music promotion. You can continue to vote until Thursday.
I have a new review up on GamingHUD for Margaritaville Online.
So I had moved my office to the sunroom but it was just too noisy to work there so I have moved it back to
my coffee bar the breakfast room. And when I say I moved, of course mean Kahuna moved all the heavy furniture from room to room and I followed along behind with you know…a book or a CD. Now I can stare at my coffee pot when I am deep in thought.
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!