12.09.16 [Fandom Friday] – Scott Pilgrim vs the World

12.09.16 [Fandom Friday] – Scott Pilgrim vs the World

“Not so long ago, in the mysterious land of Toronto, Canada, Scott Pilgrim was dating a high schooler” *Cue the Link to the Past Music*

If you would have entered my room any time during my high school career, you would have, without a doubt, found Scott Pilgrim vs the World in my DVD player. A melting pot of garage-band music, retro video games, and (dare I admit it) hipsters, the movie was everything I could have dreamed of and more. My obsession with the franchise was to the point where I would watch the film not once, but up to three times a night at the low point of my addiction. Even with the unhealthy habit of binge watching a DVD I found on sale at a Wal-Mart, it got me through some the worst points in my life, and for that I will be forever greatful to Brian Lee O’Malley (author of the original graphic novels)

Although I first encountered the dorky Canadian through the media of film, the story was originally expressed as a graphic novel series (I warn you to make the distinction of the books being graphic novels instead of comics). Continue reading “12.09.16 [Fandom Friday] – Scott Pilgrim vs the World”

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12.05.16 [Music Monday] – Playlist for the Week

Additionally, I plan on giving out my Playlist for the Week.

PotW will follow a simple format of being 7 songs from seven different artists, thus giving my readers a song to binge-listen to each day of the week. I may make a theme for the week but the songs are all going to be based on my mood for the week.

This week, due to it being the first week where snow has actually stuck to the ground here in Wisconsin, I will be making a playlist of songs to chill out to.

12.05.16 Playlist – Chill Out Edition

  • Circadian Rhythm – Silversun Pickups
  • Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith) – Bastille
  • Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
  • We’ve Been Had – The Walkmen
  • Living for Sunday – Don’t Call it a Comeback
  • America’s Suitehearts (Acoustic) – Fall Out Boy
  • Banner (Acoustic) – LIGHTS

For your convenience, I will be posting all the songs I pick in a weekly YouTube playlist.

Enjoy your chill playlist for the week!

12.05.16 [Music Monday] – Don’t Call It A Comeback

12.05.16 [Music Monday] – Don’t Call It A Comeback

Since music is such a big part of my life I thought my first real blog post should be on my taste in such. Overall I listen to anything that crosses my way with a guitar in it. From acoustic covers of Fall Out Boy songs on YouTube to BabyMetal (praise be the Megistune), I definitely have a broad spectrum of genres I enjoy.

Recently, two bands have been filling my head with lyrics to sing at the worst of times. The first of which being a small band out of Indiana called Don’t Call It A Comeback

With three albums released on iTunes in 2011, 2013, and 2015, the band shows signs of making it big. When I use the term of “making it big” however, I mean falling into the machine of making music according to the label’s taste. Many great bands have started out with their own amazing sound but make it big and start throwing together Standard Bassline A with Standard Melody C. DCIAC have found the happy medium of being large enough to get their music out there, without having a label tie them down.

Their most recent self-titled album is always on my second monitor, ready to be played on a whim (or simple voice command to Cortana when I get home from classes). With some electronica mixed with more traditional Guitar/Bass/Drum/Voice songs, the album hits on all my musical urges within the 11 tracks on the disk. The lyrics can be quite simple party themes at times (Better Off Alone), but other songs like Living for Sunday hit home with me.

Overall, an excellent set of musicians who deserve to be heard by more people. If you need some good music for any mood, Don’t Call It A Comeback has what you need.

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On a Whim

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On a whim I created this blog today. I have been telling myself that I needed to just create a place to leave my thoughts for the void of the internet to perhaps one day find. As this is my first post I believe it is only fair I leave a picture of myself to put a face behind the words you read. If I stay on task (a rare phenomenon but I do have a drive right now so I will probably follow through), I will be making a short video to upload to my new YouTube channel after the failure of my last. It will be completely improvised so I wish my future self luck on making something coherent at this time of night.

For those who are curious, the photo was taken at a Moroccan restaurant in Seattle. The scarf is not mine, but the story of how I got it is for another time.