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Pretty Hate Machine Super Mario Style – 8Bit Version called Pretty Eight Machine

Pretty Hate Machine Super Mario Style – 8Bit Version called Pretty Eight Machine

8. A version of Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine has been floating around the internet in an 8-bit version. It’s worth a listen especially if you like minimalist stuff. I like new takes on old stuff and I like it when a new take on something old is done in an old nostalgic style. […]

Money Store by Death Grips

7. Pitchfork Thinks they’re as intellectual as a scraped knee. I call them refreshing and unruly. Definitely an album I had to give a couple of listens to before I realized it was so good. At first it annoyed me that Stephan Burnett’s vocals and Zach Hill’s acoustic drumming weren’t taking center stage, but the […]

Aesthethica by Liturgy

8. Things I’m going to get over with at the very beginning: Liturgy makes black metal fans mad because they where jeans instead of corpse paint. Lead singer Hunter Hunt-Hendrix wrote what amounts to a treatise on black metal and its future, that made people mad. Black metal types are stupid even though black metal […]

Fatou by Fatoumata Diawara

7. This is nice little album. I don’t feel like it’s something I’d call groundbreaking but it is a nice change of pace without getting too experimental. It’s a wonderful piece of world music worth a listen especially as an entry level album to Malian music. The background of me even finding this is a […]

Exmilitary by Death Grips

Exmilitary by Death Grips

9. It’s dirty. It’s abrasive. It’s weird. It’s hard to like on the first listen, but a trained ear even on a first listen can know that something is there, something is going on. I’m not sure if Death Grip‘s first album Exmilitary is good, but it is interesting, it does get huge points for […]

Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation By George Szpiro

Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation By George Szpiro

8. This is a very entertaining book which tells the incredible stories of how all of the Black-Scholes model was put together. It takes you on a ride through 1800s France, to World War II and even all the way to Japan, before finding its place in the United States where Fischer Black, Myron Scholes […]

Marvel’s Avengers

9. Listen I know I’m supposed to be cool indie guy who watches foreign movies and art films and all that BS, but what can I say about Marvel’s Avengers? It was fun, plain and simple. There were a lot of super heroes bashing things and saving the world and destroying property. No it didn’t […]

New Video From Sigur Ros

New Video From Sigur Ros

A few days ago I posted a review of the new Sigur Ros album Valtari and mentioned that they gave a handful of directors complete creative control. Here is the video release on June 6th. Sorry to say I’m not that impressed with it. But here it is:  

In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla

7. Adam Carolla’s new book Not Taco Bell Material comes out on June 12th so I figure I’d throw up this late review of his first book before his new book hits the stands. I only gave it a 7 because if you’re a fan you’ve heard most of these stories in some fashion before. […]

The Bride Screamed Murder by The Melvins

7. The Melvins‘ new album Freak Puke comes out today, but I wanted to get this review up before I’m able to review of that album as I’m a bit of a late bloomer to The Bride Screamed Murder (but by no means new to the Melvins as a band) and thought it’d be cool […]

Valtari by Sigur Ros

7. If you look over to the right you’ll see a list of albums that I’m currently listening to. That list basically serves as a preview of what will be reviewed in the future, unless I have no opinion about it, which I can guarantee will be a rare occurrence. The problem with that list […]

The American Staring George Clooney Review

The American Staring George Clooney Review

Just finished watching The American staring the underrated George Clooney, I wish I could say that this movie was underrated, but unfortunately it was just boring. When I lived in Europe, or when I talk to the more artsy type of movie watcher here in the United States I understand when someone complains about the […]

#Oscar Rundown From a Casual Film Fan

#Oscar Rundown From a Casual Film Fan

I always try to watch all the films nominated for best picture, I never succeed but I always try. The last two years has made it even more difficult now that they have added to the number of films that get nominated. One would think this would annoy me, since I could never really finish […]

Radiohead Producing Worse Music Is Still Better Than Most

Radiohead Producing Worse Music Is Still Better Than Most

Radiohead decided to announce their new album less than a week before it gets released, though it is released digitally, like In Rainbows, it is not being released for free or for donation. King of Limbs is good, the only problem is that for Radiohead good isn’t good enough. This is a band that bent […]

The History Writing of Joseph Ellis

The History Writing of Joseph Ellis

Joseph Ellis has a wonderful idea for history writing that takes the biography to another level.  As any history reader knows, there are a lot of biographies on all of the founding fathers, let alone the biggies like Jefferson, Adams and Jefferson.  Some encompass entire lives, others focus on specific events, e.g. Washington as a […]

Inception Review… The Preview!

Inception Review… The Preview!

Yes, it’s true, I’m previewing my review of of the new film Inception.  I will let you in on my biases and what I expect. I realize now, by looking at a list of Christopher Nolan directed films, I am most certainly a fan, but a fan with an critical eye.  I loved Memento, in […]

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