Monthly Archives: September 2008

Sammy Hagar

So now I’m letting my mind focus on writing music, and that inevitably leads me to think about what other people have already written that I want to aspire to and emulate…and what I don’t. And that obviously starts with … Continue reading

Posted in Music | 3 Comments

Finding my other voice

When I was a kid, I grew up listening to the Beatles. My sister Denise, older and wiser, exposed me to a lot of classic rock, but the Beatles were, by far, the toppermost of the poppermost. I found I … Continue reading

Posted in Fast Times, Music, Palette-Swap Ninja | 11 Comments

New drums

After many months of attempting to finish the drum career in Rock Band, I finally did it this weekend, reclaiming a whopping 90 Gamerscore in the process. The problem was Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills” — there was something … Continue reading

Posted in Games, Music | 6 Comments

At the ren faire

Hit the ren faire today as an anniversary activity. There are a handful of folks you see every year whether they should be there or not. Pirates. They are the new Scotsmen, now that Braveheart is over. I saw two … Continue reading

Posted in Etc, Geek | 2 Comments

Lucky 13

On September 9. 1995, the PlayStation was released in the US. On September 9, 1995, my wife and I were married in a lovely medieval ceremony in the woods of her parents’ farm. My PlayStation still works just fine after … Continue reading

Posted in Etc | 16 Comments

A note from your local dictator

Pardon the public service announcement that follows, but I need to do some housekeeping. This is my website. I will run it as I see fit. I pay the bills; I make the rules. You’re a guest in my house, … Continue reading

Posted in Etc | 12 Comments

Sore Thumbs

That’s good readin’. Can, open. Worms, everywhere. Good.

Posted in Games | 6 Comments

Haiku Review: Gears of War

Chainsaw bayonets Slice through ashen Locust horde It’s all gritty cool

Posted in Games, Haiku | 4 Comments

More on review scores

I’ve been thinking lately about game reviewing — again — and despite my snarky take on the review process, I do feel assigning a score to games is the biggest problem. People obsess over that score to the point where … Continue reading

Posted in Games | 2 Comments