A lot of blues/rock, a rap track or two and a few outliers: that pretty much sums up my musical tastes. And now, some quick notes on a few songs that you might enjoy.
GOOD LOVE IS ON THE WAY
John Mayer is pretty well-known for his pop-ballads like “Your Body is a Wonderland” and “Daughters.” Even though in recent years, with the release of Continuum and the more-recent Born & Raised, he’s moved away from this type of track, the reputation has stuck. Anyone who has attended one of his concerts, then, is presented with a weird disconnect; the saccharine pop juxtaposed against the searing, Stevie Ray Vaughan inspired guitar soloing. Read it! >>
A few quick hits on video games I’ve enjoyed playing recently, ranging from the triple-A blockbusters with in-your-face million dollar ad campaigns to some things you’ve probably never heard of (and might have you wondering if I spend too much time playing and not enough time making money).
SABOTAGE SOME BITCHES
It’s not enough for a video game to be just a game anymore; they’ve got to be experiences or art. Such is the curse of mainstream popularity and respect: expectations are higher and things must change.
This is why The Saboteur is quite enjoyable: it’s not the best production I’ve ever played – not even close – but it has a certain impish charm that is absent from most major studio releases. Read it! >>
You’re bored, I’m lazy – that’s pretty much why lists like these exist. I watch movies, write some stuff, and then find that I don’t have enough to say to form a full-fledged article. Perfect for those short attention span days. Ok, ok – I’ll get on with it.
YOU HAVE 8 MINUTES
Source Code is one of my favorite films, largely because it satisfies the necessary trifecta of points on my imaginary “good movies” grading scale. It’s short – runtime is about 83 minutes – but not too short. In other words, it says what it needs to say – which is, surprisingly enough, pretty profound – and then gets the hell out. Read it! >>