Praise the Sun – Again…

I was going to write a little about the new Dark Souls game and I even had a couple of paragraphs tossed out where I compared it to evil, undead Chuck Norris and sent Hidetaka Miyazaki on a coffee break.

(It has been a strange day)

Then I wanted coffee myself and was running out of time and…ugh…just have look at the cool cinematic for Dark Souls 3.

 

 

Dark Souls 3 will be available in Japan on March 24, 2016 and in the US on April 12, 2016 – for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Nobody’s ever called me a good man…

American Aquarium put out one of the best albums of 2012, Burn.Flicker.Die.

(I put Burn.Flicker.Die first or second in my best of 2012 list – until I move the blog archives I can’t check)

Last year they ran a great Kickstarter campaign and released Wolves. I have played these songs all year and could happily listen to Whit on pedal steel for hours and never get tired of it.

American Aquarium – Man I’m Supposed to Be

 

Girls Night – Jo Wymer…

My little one likes Jo's jewelry...

Okay, I’ll be honest. Jo Wymer is cool.  Not the casual, off-hand, ‘Yeah she’s kind of cool’  but the ‘loud, pounding, screamin’ guitars, freakin’ awesome’  kind of cool.

 

 

Now that I have the extreme fangirling out of my system, (maybe) I can point out that Jo has started a gofundme  for her new cd Racing Thru Red.

After you finish watching the video pop over and check the site out. Drop a few bucks if you can or help by passing the link and news along.

The weak willed need not apply…

It’s Reset Day on Destiny and the Nightfall is Dust Palace (I know, I know) with solar burn, epic, ironclad, (sigh) brawler and airborne. Airborne is nice but brawler against ironclad is kind of worthless. Still, it is a chance to pull out your solar Long Far Gone and your sword and wreak havoc on Flayers.

The Weekly Crucible is Iron Banner Rift. Yes, I said Rift.

(Those of you who play solo might want to consider playing the Division beta this weekend instead)

Okay, this is very simple. Repeat this over and over until it burns a hole in your brain. Rift is not Clash. You get more points for picking up the Spark than for shooting the other team. Pick up the spark, carry it as far as you can run and even if they shoot you down you are positive point-wise. Add 1500 points for igniting the spark and it is easy to lose if you only play for kills . Again, this is not Clash.

Saladin will have class items and chest armor as well as the IB Scout and Fusion rifles and all of those are also possible drops.

In the non-Destiny word, Japan gets a Pikachu detective game on 3DS (dropping Feb 3, 2016) but no word on when or if it will release in the US.

 


I want a coffee drinking, crime detecting Pikachu of my own…

I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts…

I didn’t write about music in 2015 (for reasons I may go into at another time) but I did listen to a lot of it. When I sat down to put together a ‘best of’ list I discovered I didn’t have the words, links and images to draw from as in years past. All I have are rambling thoughts and feelings.

So during the next couple of weeks I’ll be presenting (in no particular order) videos from what I ‘feel’ was the best music of 2015.

Jason Isbell has been writing beautiful, honest, and sometimes painful songs for years.  While a small part of me is annoyed it took this long for everyone to notice him, the rest of me is thrilled he is getting recognition for his craft.

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
 

 

Off the ground…

I could tell you all that the guys signed a contract with Concord Records last October and this is the first single off their soon-to-release album. I could tell you all the album, Give It Back To You is a great mix of new tracks and previously released on EP ones and includes my personal favorite, Don’t Let Me Get Lonely. I could tell you all to pop over to iTunes for a preview listen to the whole thing and even suggest you pre-order a copy afterwards from there or the band’s website.

Or I could just tell you “this is from The Record Company” and that would pretty much say it all.

 

 

Give it Back to You drops February 12, 2016.