Showing posts from August, 2012

Song of the Week: mc chris - omc

I never could manage a true affection for nerdcore rap.  I've got nothing against it and a lot of it can be quite good, but in general it's just never something that grabbed me and said "Listen to me, you idiot!"...though admittedly being called an idiot probably wouldn't be the best way of getting someone to try something new anyway. 

Still, regardless of my feelings on nerdcore, mc chris (a legend in nerdcore and a veteran in hip-hop, period) is a cat capable of putting together a musically solid record when he wants to, like here with omc.  I don't think this is one of his favorite songs amongst his target audience, but this was a favorite of mine since the first time I heard it.  That addicting beat matching with the guitar, and how confident he sounds on the track made me pretty much an instant fan.

Dear Fans: Calm. The Fuck. Down.

I'm going to try and be as brief as possible with this, but I'm making no promises.   It's been a long time since I had a genuine, angry rant so I apologize in advance for the extra profanity and if I seem a bit rusty, but it needs to be said.

Dear Fans,

Calm.  The Fuck. Down.

I know you're thinking "fans of what", and the real answer is fans of every fucking thing, ever.  Because the internet is quite simply running out of room for the incredulous levels of stupidity that you idiots drag onto it day in and day out.

What kick-started this was an article written a couple days ago that was meant to be a sort of "good bye" piece about the recent passing of artist Joe Kubert.  Joe Kubert was a pretty famous fellow in the comic world: a talented artist who'd been around for decades (since the late 30's/early 40's), he was responsible for classic takes on some famous characters (Sgt. Rock and Hawkman), founded The Kubert School of art, and I&…

Just When I Thought I Was Out...

You know the rest.  Honestly, I've been finding myself slowly making my way out of video games.  J-RPGs don't exactly thrill me these days, but I don't much care for the West's dystopian-fueled fantasies or obsession with first-person shooters either.   I visit video game blogs more out of habit than anything else, and even my gamer friends mock me about always being online on my PS3 but never playing a game.

For the entire year I've bought exactly three video games: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions which came out like two years ago and I just finally got around to buying it (it's amazing though), Soul Calibur V which was just disappointing in terms of being anything other than an arcade port brought to consoles without ANY extra features, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and we ALL know how that turned out.  I finished Shattered Dimensions the month I bought it (to get me back in a gaming mood for Amalur), there was nothing in Soul Calibur to finish, and Ama…