It's going to be a big weekend for us at the podcast. I do hope you tune in live (Sunday around 2-2:30pm Central time), but if you can't, all the broadcasted shenanigans will be uploaded within a day or so.
It's with that in mind that we try to saunter into the weekend with at least a little swagger. The often speared Load and Reload albums don't sit well with a lot of Metallica fans, but I've always had a like for them. No, they aren't my favorite Metallica albums, but I still really like them. I've often argued that if they would have released it under a completely different band name, it likely would have done fine with no backlash at all. It happened, and they got (in my eyes) unfairly burned for it. This is one of the gems off those albums.
See you Sunday.
I'm here! Still alive! While Mardi Gras has begun winding down, things are now ramping up for our 100th episode extravaganza super special. . . thing. . . this weekend. Right now, tentative plan is to start broadcasting between 2 and 2:30pm Central time. In the meantime, this is Peelander-Z. Sean from the House of Goats brought this to my attention. If you watched our interview with the House of Goats, you won't be surprised by this.
It might be a cold and wet Mardi Gras, but I'm out to enjoy it whatever way I can. Cheers to you and yours, whatever your day might bring.
Out partying. Not saying I won't be updating, but it's a holiday here. If you aren't from here, come visit!
Don't forget, our 100th episode is this coming Sunday. Broadcast will likely start around 2-2:30 central time. Follow our Facebook (link to the right) or me on Twitter (also linked there) for more details.
Before I take my leave of you for the weekend, arguably the most watchable C-SPAN video made the rounds on my Facebook feed recently. A few of my friends posted this. In case yours didn't, it's worth checking out. Professional goofball Seth Rogan gives a well-composed talk to our government on behalf of Alzheimer's research.
It's Carnival season and I haven't posted any jazz. Let's fix that. How about a cover? As I've stated before, I love it when groups take songs and make it their own. This isn't just a new coat of paint though, this is a complete overhaul of a classic Guns N' Rosses song. A little bit of my neighborhood to yours for this weekend. Cheers.
I'm sure the car guys on your Facebook feed have likely linked this already. As a wanna-be car guy, this is the sort of video that makes me drool. It's short and sweet. There is a new record for fastest car on land, and it's a beautiful car to boot. I originally wasn't going to link to this because I was worried it was already over-exposed, but it has rewatchability. I only wish they had edited in some more footage from cameras on the side to see just how fast it passes somebody holding still. 270mph is fast, but it's hard to get an idea of just how fast that is without much visual markers for comparison. It's still intense. Really intense.
Typically black and white footage furthers the notion that something is old. When you see some footage of something from the past that's now in color though, it tends to give it new life, almost an authenticity. This video of air combat wasn't that long ago. I found myself captivated for the length of the video. War is hell.
While this might come to a shock that have seen me on the podcast, I am nowhere near this flexible. Contain your shock. My favorite part of this whole video though? The completely disinterested pedestrians. Makes you wonder what was going on before the cameras were rolling.
The Oculus Rift has spent what seems like forever in development. Periodically, a video will come out that genuinely gets me excited. This is one of those moments. The Legend of Zelda, rendered in virtual reality. Skip to around the 55 second mark to get the action going.
Just a reminder, our 100th episode will be on March 9th.
In the meantime, swing elements surfacing in EDM make me happy. With Carnival season in full swing, this seems like an appropriate start to the weekend. Have a good one.