Did you get to meet one of the X96 Toyota Big Ass Show artists? Then find your picture here. Thanks for coming to the show! (photos taken by Vladimir Chopine)
The new Weezer album, "Everything Will Be Alright in the End" will be out on October 7th, so I am guessing we will get a full stream of the album sometime next week. Until them the band has shared another track. This is the closest thing I have head to the "Blue Album" and it makes plenty of sense since Rick Ocasek produced that album as well. Two minutes and fourty-nine seconds of what could work as a sequel to "Buddy Holly" in spirit.
Thom Yorke is a sly guy. Last week he was teasing us by posting a short video of mysterious, white vinyl on a turntable. This led many to speculate that a new Radiohead album was in the cards.
That isn't what was in the cards. The cards of the day and Thom Yorke say it's time for a new Thom Yorke solo album. It's called "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" and it's available via Bit Torrent here. Thom is nice enough to give a taste of the album for free with the first track, "A Brain in a Bottle" with accompanying video as a free download. For a mere $6 you can get all 8 of the tracks.
Go forth and enjoy all the bloops, beeps and melodic moans.
I remember sitting for hours and hour playing Final Fantasy II. That's right, I said part two. Do you know why I could sit and play Final Fantasy II for hours and hours? Because you could actually play it. It was a game, with objectives.
So, my gripe: jumping a full generation ahead we have the first peek at Final Fantasy XV. Like many before it and many after Final Fantasy III there isn't as much gaming. Sure, you can put in forty, eighty or more hours on per new volume, but after playing the last few editions I felt I was watching a movie and not playing a game. I was being lulled into submission and passivity rather than the active passivity I achieve from playing most games, watching "Transformers" movies or writing blogs while sending emails while watching "Transformers" movies at 10:30p. What went wrong with this once great gaming franchise?
You may disagree with the last paragraph but when "game" gets removed from "video game" we have left the fun dome. Yeah, the Fun Dome is gone, too. Though I hear kids are getting educated there, which is probably better than what I got from my time spent there: mini golf, roller skating and batting cages. It's why I am a radio guy and not lawyer.
The trailer looks amazing but if every 5 minutes of gameplay is interrupted with over-indulgent clips, well, I just cant hang. I guess we will wait and see.
I used to date this lady who was an avid skier. She was and probably is a big time Alta-prideful rider. That's the kind way to put it. A bit snobbish about her riding habits would be another way to put it.
I skied for one season and then picked up a snowboard and never went back. It was a Forum 154, wide board with Ralph Steadman artwork on it from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." A heavy, but epic board.
Anyway, I was proud with my new board, so when I asked her if she would like to go riding together I was met with, "Snowboarders are slow and you can't ride Alta." The slow part I may have been able to compete with, but not the Alta part. I can say her response revealed where I stood with her socio-economically and legally. Sometimes life delivers those lessons in blunt ways.
It seems the lawsuit fought on the grounds that it was some sort of modern, affluent prejudice against those who ride the on one stich will not get the privilege of the hill East of Snowbird. The judge basically said the law's road map didn't draw a path for snowboarders to Alta.
The good new is we still have Snowbird, Brighton, Beaver, Snowbasin and all the other civilized resorts. It's better there. People ride hard and in harmony at those mountains.
Read the pro's report on it here.
Or just watch it.
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