Mar 162012
Rock Band DLC, Week of 20 March 2012

My favourite DLC announcements are the ones with the pleasant little surprises, and that’s what Harmonix is delivering next week. Santana! Men at Work! How have we gone this long without Men at Work?     The Songs * Men at Work – “Down Under” ^ * Men at Work – “Overkill” ^ * Santana – “Smooth” ^ + ^ = keyboard chart + = pro-guitar/bass upgrade available   The Thoughts “Down Under” by Men […]

Mar 132012
Rock Band DLC, Week of 12 March 2012

I’m late. I know. I blame barley wine. Harmonix made the effort to specifically point out that this week’s pack meets fan demand, as the group is one of the most requested ever. I’ve seen that most requested list and I can’t say that this fact alone gets me excited. Still, while I can’t bring to mind a single song by Three Days Grace, HMX has introduced me to more than a few awesome bands […]

Mar 022012
Rock Band DLC, Week of 7 March 2012

A random mix of singles greets us this week. I can’t help feeling that Harmonix is clearing the table of the last few holiday treats nobody’s eaten yet; the too-hard caramel in the sampler box, the Hershey’s chocolate miniature beginning to turn chalky. There’s no unifying element to these songs, evidenced by the complete absence of a pack purchase option. Still, random doesn’t automatically mean bad (chalky chocolate aside), so I’m off to refresh myself […]

Feb 112012
The Adventures of Jet Wolf & Ultrace

Mike and I have gone mad like mad little madlings. It is the only explanation, for we have become … PODCASTERS. It’s true. You thought you’d had enough of us and all we have to say? You were wrong. We’ve talked about doing this for ages, back when Internet radio was the cool hip new thing, but we never got it off the ground. It came as quite a surprise to us both to discover […]

Rock Band DLC, Week of 7 February 2012

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Feb 032012
Rock Band DLC, Week of 7 February 2012

Surprising no one, next week’s DLC will be a three-pack from English alt-rockers Bush (leaving only Huey Lewis & the News from the revealed artists in HMX’s Christmas livestream). The only song I actually remember from Bush is “Glycerine” – which I love but fully acknowledge would suck to play in Rock Band – so hearing all these again should be a thing.   The Songs * Bush – “Everything Zen” * Bush – “Comedown” […]

Jan 242012
CopyPasteMAGIC would be a great band name.

As discussed yesterday, I’ve gone and made that separate blog. I feel good about the decision to stop washing my lights with my darks. The other blog is named Tilting at Doombots, and there’s your link. RSS feed is here. While new posts over there will be automatically announced on Twitter, I won’t be talking about it much here, as that rather misses the point. ~~~ Photoshop was a place where I spent some time […]

Jan 232012
Forty-Seven Dead Beats

I’m writing this with my egg timer going. I’m living in paranoid fear that at any second Andy Rooney is going to come down from heaven and complain at me about the harps. Because death = stringed instruments. Makes you wonder what instrument they give you in hell. Guitars. Of course. Anybody else picture heaven and hell as basically exactly like South Park? ~~~ I get to sleep in this week. These are the most […]

Rock Band DLC, Week of 10 January 2012

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Jan 062012
Rock Band DLC, Week of 10 January 2012

It may not have escaped your notice that I’ve been absent from my entire blog of late, let alone Rock Band posts. I talked a little about that in another post, suffice it to say that it’s a new year, I’m feeling better, and it’s time to once more talk about this stuff, a lot. Not only that but I return to Rock Band DLC with a three-pack of Hall & Oates? Someone sure loves […]

Jan 062012
Fear and Loathing in 2011

2012. This time last year, I wasn’t sure I would see it. Wasn’t sure I wanted to. Pretty sure I didn’t. Yet here I am. I made it. 2011 is done, and thank fuck for that. I’ve never been a particularly happy person. Part of my charm, I like to think, always ready with a dry and cynical word (often several). I took it as given that this would come with frequent dips into darkness. […]

Rock Band DLC, Week of 15 November 2011

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Nov 112011
Rock Band DLC, Week of 15 November 2011

A quick informative DLC post today as I have dragons to slay and flowers to pick in Skyrim. An exciting week coming up though, with some much-needed love for keyboardists: Stevie Wonder. This pack hits it out of the park, and if you have any interest whatsoever in keys you must check these out. But don’t think you should pass them by if you don’t play keys – there’s some incredible funk/soul picks in here, […]