Adam WarRock & Beefy “Febreeze Bros.” (Free download)
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After getting back from Nerdapalooza (R.I.P.), me and some nerdcore guys were talking and kinda missed the sense of community that Nerdcore used to have. It’s weird, being in a scene where virtually everyone who makes noise is friends with each other. There’s never any beef or drama when we get together. We mostly hug and high five and just smile a lot. Thug life. So anyway, until the end of 2013, I’m going to be trying to bring my friends along to do some free tracks for y’all. Hopefully the collaborations bring the best out of us.
Me and Beefy have known each other since my debut album came out, I always remember that it was him, int80, and Mikal kHill who were the first three people who came out of the woodwork and welcomed me into the fold. And after doing numerous songs together, we actually only met each other in person at PAX earlier this year. Since then, the two times we’ve hung out, I kinda want to be roommates with him, and be best friends with him. This is all on top of the fact that he’s a Seahawks fan.
Anyway, he’s an amazingly talented, fun emcee (I play Rolling Doubles a lot), and he’s a genuinely awesome, hilarious, and fun person to spend random weekends with. Someday I’ll force him to abandon his responsibilities and tour with me. Follow him on twitter, and check out his music.
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Nov 19 – Lafayette, LA – And Books Too (info)
Nov 20 – Austin, TX – Dragon’s Lair Comics - FREE
Nov 21 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s (info)
Nov 22 – Dallas, TX – Zeus Comics (info) – FREE
Dec 4 – Kansas City, MO – Elite Comics (info)
Dec 6 - Omaha, NE – Legend Comics & Coffee (info)
Dec 7 – St. Louis, MO – Star Clipper (info)
Dec 9 - Minneapolis, MN – Highlander Games & Comics (info)
Dec 11 - Bloomington, IN – Vintage Phoenix Comics (info)
Dec 12 - Milwaukee, WI – Lost World of Wonders (info)
Dec 13 - Chicago, IL – Brainstorm Comics (info)
Dec 14 - Columbus, OH – Packrat Comics (info)
Dec 15 - Dearborn, MI – Green Brain Comics (info)
Dec 16 – Dayton, OH – Super-Fly Comics (info)
Dec 18 - Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Comics (info)
Dec 19 – Louisville, KY – Haymarket Whiskey Bar (info)
5 Thought on Thor: The Dark World
1. Count me among the people who were not OVER THE MOON about the first Thor. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I dug it. It was great. It was awesome. But something about it didn’t really sit with me. Mostly, I enjoyed Loki as the villain and the fish-out-of-water arrogant, brashness of Thor on Earth. That’s why it’s so confusing to me why Thor: The Dark World ALSO didn’t send me over the moon, being that everything I kinda wans’t all about in Thor, was sort of remedied here: bigger and better action sequences, a cast around Thor that not only had more to do, but actually had some genuine character moments, and less focused on Odin and the father/son thing that while effective, never really hit close to home. Maybe it has more to do with the fact that while Thor 1 was mainly focused on the story of Thor, Thor 2 was focused on so many things, that I felt the central, most weighty parts got short shrift in exchange for a bad ass action scene. This isn’t to say I didn’t like it, I loved it. But I had no idea what kind of emotional through line, or overall sentiment I was supposed to take away. The one thing you can say is that under Kenneth Branagh’s direction, there was definitely an overarching emotional theme to the first Thor movie. Here, directed by TV’s Alan Taylor felt more fun, quick paced, but unquestionably more like a great multi-episode arc of a premiere TV show (i.e. Game of Thrones) than it felt like a grand epic film.
2. It’s funny, because Thor 2 and Iron Man 3 (and presumably to a certain degree, Cap 2) are all movies trying to establish the characters as movie franchises that don’t hinge on your insane, obsessive knowledge of the Marvel Movie Universe. This is totally understandable, being that these movie franchises will in some way continue to be made, regardless if the Marvel universal structure in some way collapses in the future; and they need to be able to appeal to new and dedicated fans alike. But it’s amazing how much a little bit of lip service pays off, in showing that the characters are connected to something bigger. I felt like Iron Man 3 turned the ship hard right away from any kind of further universe building, while Thor was happy to let the ship skim by the glacier, whether it was a well-placed (near movie stealing) cameo, or the more concrete mentions of New York and the fact that Thor is known in Earth as a sort of BAMF hero. It’s a very subtle distinction, but Thor did it better.
3. Kinda bummed that Sif, who was all over the previews, didn’t really… DO much in this movie. She’s such a great character from the comics, and I thought that it was an obvious choice to make her, a sexy ass kicking lady, more of a central focus of the movie. I guess it’s good that they steered away from a love triangle kinda thing (snore!), but I wanted more. In fact, I wanted more from all the Warriors Three. But what can you do. There’s only so much time.
4. Did anyone else get a really heavy Star Wars feel? I made the joke that it was the best prequel movie out of all the prequels. But even the sounds and looks of the lasers during the siege of Asgard; or the look of the Dark Elves had a very stormtroopery feel to it. Also, what a waste of Eccleston as Malekith. The movie did a great job of establishing him as a clear danger, but man… he really wasn’t much more than that, was he?
5. I’m not sure what to think of Thor 2. Maybe I need to see it again. At times it’s funny, emotionally powerful, and adrenaline-surging bad ass. These are all awesome things, that the movie actually executes very successfully. But I’m not sure how they all fit together. I think it’s a movie of AWESOME stuff in it, that adds up to a pretty to really good movie. But again, with a Thor movie in November, that’s actually not too bad. I’d take that anyday.
Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston dressed as each other’s characters at a Breaking Bad cast party.
punning should be an olympic sport please hear me ancient greek gods and make it so
Oh D-Trix! How I miss you and ABDC! The best thing is he can make those same faces while spinning on his head. #myhero