A couple of years ago when it was announced The Mars One Project
was taking applications to go to Mars in 2023(?), I was considering getting into shape and applying.
I mentioned this to a close friend, my lady, and my mom, and all them responded with varying degrees of puzzlement. Reactions ranging from “Huh?” to “Do you want to leave me behind?”.
My thoughts were I could have a chance to be apart of something epic even if something could go wrong. I was born too late to explore the Earth, and too early to explore the Galaxy.
Anyways, I’m not going now.
Recently I’ve been watching Discovery News’ YouTube channel, and they did a piece on the whole traveling to Mars thing: “Basically you’re going there to die” (Something along those lines).
My lady hears this, leans into the living room and says, “And you wanted to go to Mars…”
A had a big grin on my face. Not because I was a fool to think it could happen, but because I’m one of the few people on this planet who had “And you wanted to go to Mars…” said to them.
*laugh track *
I’m talking about my musical tastes from the end of high school up to now, over footage of some Batman: Arkham Knight.
Talking about music that I was into from age 5 to the end of high school. This over some game-play of Transformers Devastation. A fantastic game for big kids like me.
Over the last few months I’ve gotten into the whole YouTube video posting thing.
This started once a friend from back in my TRW days asked me to be on his podcast just talking about video games. It turned out to be a regular thing for me, and I enjoy it very much! Everyone on the podcast has their own YouTube channel, so I thought I’d get back into making videos.
Since getting a PS4, its been very easy to capture my gaming sessions to video. So I just import them to my computer, and record my own commentary over them. This has been a great way for me to sort of combine a “let’s play” and a video blog together. I also have been dabbling in creating some more video game cover songs.
I’m not cranking out videos every 5 min, but when I can I’ll put one out. I’m more interested in quality, not quantity.
I’m not looking to get popular at all, I just feel like I want an outlet to project my thoughts with my favourite hobby.
Anyways, here’s a few videos…More to come…Boom…
I just recently finished “Tales From The Borderlands”. I have to say it was phenomenal!
I’ve played through “Back To The Future”, both “Walking Dead” seasons, and “The Wolf Among Us”, and love all of them. But it was this title that cemented why I love good story in video games.
I’m 31, and have been gaming since I was 5. Except back then I thought shows like “Law And Order” we’re terribly boring. The script has been flipped now and I truly prefer a great story –and even better– a “choose-your-own-context” in video games.
I’ve played through the first “Borderlands” titles, and I love how you captured the humour, the lore, and the style of it. Even the flux between humour and drama was perfect! It had me guessing the whole time until the end! I thought Felix was the mysterious guy with the shotgun. Wrong!
Anyways, keep on doing a great job. Looking forward to picking up “Batman” on PS4 next month.
• The “will they or won’t they” with Rhys and Sascha.
• Loader Bot and Gortys
• Sascha’s gift
• The Power Rangers reference
• Pretty much everything in Episode 4 and 5
• The music intros to each episode!!!
Guardians of the Galaxy is one of my favourite movies of this generation for many reasons. Among those reasons is the fantastic soundtrack. The cinematic music is fine for the action, but it’s Starlord’s “Awesome Mix Vol.1” that puts new context into classic tunes for me that I couldn’t appreciate as a teenager.
Listening to my local classic hit radio station has had my imagination anticipate what the movie’s sequel could include in Starlord’s “Awesome Mix Vol.2”. So, I decided to share some of my picks.
Boston – More Than A Feeling
I can’t think of a better song to reminisce about listening to Awesome Mix Vol.1
Trooper – We’re Here For A Good Time
I picture this track being in an RNR-type of situation with the Guardians. Or even a return of morale to the team.
ABBA – Knowing Me, Knowing You
Starlord wallows in despair in front of a twin-sunset as some relationship, with maybe a teammate, falls through for a time.
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Floating in space either alone, or in his ship, The Marion, which has run out of fuel and they’re waiting on help from, perhaps Nova Core.
Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe
Montage of the Guardians hunting down Nebula, or even Thanos.
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Starlord and Gamora have a chance to dance with each other, which probably ends with Starlord’s ego ruining it.
Bill Landford & The Landfordaires – Run On For A Long Time
Can be used similar to Red Rider’s song, but I picture this being the last track in the movie when The Marion takes off to hunt down Thanos.
Harry Chapin – Cat’s In The Cradle
A great track that can be used similar to the ABBA track, but since Starlord never knew his father, applies better here.
Now, the music in the first movie didn’t necessarily match what was happening on screen, but I believe the tunes can definitely touch on themes relating to Starlord’s character.
Even if none of these tracks make it to Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2, I’m sure Starlord’s new mix will be pleasant to our ears.
“Some Kind Of Wonderful” (by, I think, Grand Funk Railroad) would be a great song as well. Maybe an Annie Lennox track.
I can’t pretend anymore.
Due to the messages, and comments I’ve been getting about The Rabid Whole either playing shows or doing things in Toronto or beyond, I have to say that TRW is currently defunct.
Since it’s ultimately Andreas’ baby, it’s his choice to continue or not.
You can probably guess why. Being in a band is expensive, and being in an ambitious band like TRW can be very expensive. I’m not here to whine, but there’s a line you eventually have to draw when things aren’t working out the way one would expect.
As for myself, I’m still in Toronto with my lovely woman, and shall be spending the next year or two paying off the debt I’ve accumulated during the last 4 years in TRW.
If TRW does continue, it shall do it with out me.
Do not take that last sentence as if I have any regret being in the band for the last 9.5 years (fun fact: “Selfish Nature” was written in 2005). There once was a time when I was happy, and somewhere along the line that happiness turned into emotionally withdrawn towards my bandmates, personality clashes, and absolute anger during certain conversations.
I’m nothing but thankful for the experiences I’ve had. The tours with Dope Stars, Bile, and Cyanotic in the U.S./Canada; attending two Cold Waves festivals, and performing in one; opening for Hanzel Und Gretyl in Edmonton; Playing with 16Volt at a couple of shows; and meeting/touring with Left Spine Down (which kickstarted the association with industrial music TRW would have). Being a fan of KMFDM since 1995, and getting right into the whole genre since high school, to then achieving the above listed, is such a great feeling.
I also can’t forget the many floors, couches, and sometimes beds I’d be able to sleep on, and the meals cooked for us, thanks to the hospitality of people we’d meet! You know who you are. If there’s hope for the human race, as a weary traveller, you’ll find it on the road!
I’m not finished with music as I have a need to create, and have a notebook that I’m filling up with ideas. I’m looking forward to recording music about “The Things I Like”.
I’ll end this with a quote I saw in a newspaper about Craig Ferguson leaving The Late Late Show…
Here’s to the future.