Archive for the 'Screens' Category

Spook’s Cowboy Bebop Blog

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

This is the blog of a Second Life/Facebook friend:

Spook’s Cowboy Bebop Blog.

(And no, it’s not THE Spook, my old college buddy that I’ve mentioned here so many times. No connection whatsoever.)

So anyway: Check it out!

New Elder Scrolls Game!

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

I’m overdue to post something here, so here’s the amazing-looking trailer for the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim, due for release on 11/11/11:

As a reminder of how epic the previous game was, here are my screenshots from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Mandatory Update, Various Things

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

… so let’s make this quick, shall we?

Brutal summer is OVER! But it’s still hotter than it should be – close to 90F on Monday. Here at the end of October.

Only watching a few current shows on TV this fall: Community, 30 Rock, Venture Bros., America’s Funniest Home Videos, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole (though that’s in reruns … just 10 original episodes so far), SNL, Attack of the Show, Infomania … and that’s it. 3 NBC, 1 ABC, 2 Cartoon Network, 1 G4TV, 1 Current TV. That’s all that’s worth watching. On the other hand, the dearth of worthy programming — seriously, there’s not any decent filler any more to just have on while doing chores around the house –frees me from the tyranny of network scheduling, and allows me to focus on things outside of the tube’s reach.

I’m still not getting anything accomplished, but it’s the principle.

Most of my posting is on Facebook these days, so go friend me other there, ‘kay? ‘kay.

And on Twitter too. I often “live Tweet” the shows I mentioned above, so if you want to join in, send me a comment or IM and I’ll show ya how it’s done.

And oh yeah, I still DJ occasionally in Second Life, although not as much as I once did:

Okay, that’ll do for now.

Really freaky video

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I haven’t posted in a while, so here’s a really, really freaky video:

Yeah I’ll post something else soon …

A Trip Down Memory Lane via Tornado Alley

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Today is the 40th anniversary of the big huge devastating May 11 Lubbock Tornado. More importantly, it’s the 30th anniversary of the 10-year disaster commemoration concert: Tornado Jam, starring Joe Ely, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and … um … lots of other people … in Buddy Holly Park. And I was there! As I recall, my date was a girl who didn’t much like me, and who I didn’t see much after that, which was pretty much the story of my dating life (especially when it came to big events) back then, just like the Chicago concert my senior year in high school. But I digress: Watch the video! Maybe you’ll see me in the background somewhere …

Note to Self …

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

I’m blogging this to remind myself to check back. It’s a link I found in a fellow Lost-twitterer’s bio: We Are Movie Geeks.

And seriously, how did we ever watch TV before Twitter?? I’m not one of those “Here’s what I’m having for breakfast” Twitterers, but it’s a huge rush watching an already great show like Lost and at the same time following hundreds on conversations and reactions on the episode. It’s huge. It makes TV watching a wildly social activity.

Who would have thought that was possible.

New Bristol Video!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

In fact, I think it’s my first ever video of Bristol that I’ve posted:

I think I’ve posted more videos in the past 2 months than I did in the previous 36 months! I think I started out as too much of a perfectionist, wanting to do titles, or have better lighting or sound, or just generally making more of a production out of it.

Now I’m finally more of a mindset of where I’m saying, “Ooh, that’s cool, let’s upload it! — NEXT!”

Anyway, check out his frantic little paws, batting at my shoes through the crack in the door. Never fails to crack me up!

Irish Festival Posting #2

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

These folks were playing outside the main halls are the Irish Festival last weekend. They’re called Paddy Gone Wild, and you can find out more about them — and here more of their music for free – here.

First Irish Festival Posting!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Yeah, yeah, it’s been almost a week since the Irish Festival and all I’ve posted is this video, and it’s just related to the venue and not to the festival itself, and I didn’t even post it here until now — I haven’t even put any of my festival photos on Flickr!

Hey, blogging isn’t what it used to be. Diminishing returns is the name of the game. I blog in short form these days, on Twitter, Facebook, and (as well as Flickr & YouTube & Tumblr and whatever else) and route it through here.

Anyway, here’s this, more to come:

You may recognize the music as Aaron Copland’s Hoedown, better known as the “Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner” music, and as the song covered by ELP in about 1971.

Anyway, enjoy, and check back.

Farrah & Michael

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Celebrity deaths seem to cluster together; and today, it was Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. We’ve know for months that Farrah’s health was bad, but Michael Jackson’s heart attack was stunningly sudden.

I disagree with the title he gave himself, The King of Pop (although that act was the perfect embodiment of his almost total self-centeredness), but there’s no denying that his cultural impact was huge.

I was going to embed one of his videos here, but none of his videos on YouTube allow embedding (again, a reminder of how everything was always about HIM), and apparently his lawyers have managed to take down all “unofficial” postings of his videos.

This could be an indication that his biggest legacy is a portrait of a once-great artist who became totally wrapped up in himself until the very end.

Farrah, on the other hand, has always been known for her generosity, strength of character and willingness to work with others.

Here’s the news report of her passing, and a quick review of her life: