Category Archives: music

Review: The Sing-Off

To steal a phrase from one of the judges, this show is “off the hook!” I don’t like a lot of the “talent competitions” that are on TV. American Idol is little more than a chance to alternately berate people or contribute to creating a narcissistic personality. Yes, some of those people are very talented,… Read More »

2 voices + 4 spices = 1 big impact

You never know what’s going to make an impact on your kids. I don’t mean an immediate “wow!” impact, I’m talking about the long term stuff. It may not even be a big deal when it happens, and you might not know of its impact for years to come. I wrote about one of those… Read More »

Throwing spaghetti on the wall

This post is going to be like throwing spaghetti on the wall: I’m just gonna toss a lot of stuff up here and see what sticks. It worked for Oscar Madison (okay, that was linguini – work with me). Movie prices According to Slice-of-Sci-Fi… The weekend closed out the books for the summer season and while ticket… Read More »

Percussionists: Object lesson for today

Today we’re having an installation of “What to do, What not to do” for percussionists. What to do Back in college I had the privilege of seeing a percussion group called Nexus perform. It was one of two moments in those years that I just had this goofy grin stuck on my face because the… Read More »

Portal – The Game. Free Download until May 24th (ps: the cake is a lie)

Portal – The Game. Free Download until May 24th. | The #1 bookmarked Freeware site. I love Portal. I first played it at my brother’s house a few years ago, and was completely into it, until my wife wanted me to do something silly like help with our daughter or go somewhere we’d planned on… Read More »

Utter randomness

Nothing mind blowing today. This is pretty much going to be a stream of conciousness post. We’ll see if it’s even vaguely interesting by the time it’s over. Just found Grooveshark. Loving it. On their About Us page, this was a quote one of their employees used: “If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement,… Read More »

Make a silent noise unto the Lord – Tuesday TubeWatch

[This post was scheduled to go up last week, and I just realized it never posted. Anyone know how that could happen with WordPress’ schedule function? I’m not waiting another whole year to post this, so you’ll have to put up with the slightly late seasonal message.] The opening is a bit long in my… Read More »