Counting on Songs like Yours…

So, Icon for Hire released an album out in October. And I’m just now getting to the review. (Yes, my time management needs work.) So, yes, Icon for Hire released their second album in October and it is pretty epic, but if you’re looking for an exact copy of their first album “Scripted”, don’t lookContinue reading “Counting on Songs like Yours…”

Awesome band is awesome.

In a nutshell: Icon for Hire rocks. I’ve been fortunate to know about their music since their song “Make a Move” popped up over as the iTunes Discovery free song back in August 2011.  (Let’s just say that the rest of the album was purchased before the song ended.) So, yeah, I’ve listened to theirContinue reading “Awesome band is awesome.”

Writing contests, word limits, and Bungie — oh my!

Recently, Bungie, er, The Black Garden (a group over at ran a contest: write a >300 word story about this image from Destiny. I didn’t win the contest, but I did find it fun to try to write for a world we know practically nothing about. I wrote two ficlets. I ultimately chose the secondContinue reading “Writing contests, word limits, and Bungie — oh my!”

Name the tune!

Like, the one at the end of Monsters University. Pixar didn’t make it easy because the song isn’t on the soundtrack, but thanks to the internet, I now know that it’s Marchfourth Marching Band’s “Gospel”. Enjoy listening to it here, but consider buying it over at Amazon or iTunes. (It’s a buck — just don’t buyContinue reading “Name the tune!”

It was my Destiny…

So, on Monday, I had the privilege of being one of Bungie’s guest for the Song E3 press conference. (Kudos to DeeJ for answering ALL THE QUESTIONS that I threw his way. Patience, the dude has it.) Babe and I arrived at the pre-show event where there were a ton of food trucks waiting for us.Continue reading “It was my Destiny…”

The Man of Steel, er, Iron

Yesterday, Babe, the girls and I went to Disneyland (surprise, surprise) and headed over to the Iron Man exhibit they have at the Innoventions building. For the first time in, well, a really long time, there was actually a line to get into it. It wasn’t too bad –maybe ten minutes– but those clever folks at DisneyContinue reading “The Man of Steel, er, Iron”

Video games and their epic music

I’ll confess, I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with music. Forget TV, give me music any day of the week. (And, yes, I’m one of those people who can listen to the same song 57 times in one day.) One of my weaknesses is video game soundtracks. (No surprise, right?) I love the Crysis soundtracks.Continue reading “Video games and their epic music”