Archive for October, 2008
are both enjoying the zombie dance at the moment. Multiple stories have been popping up about the popular games getting infused with a little Halloween horror and how much of an homage it is giving to the scary undead. I’ve been playing WoW since release and the scourge invasion is as hilarious as it is fun.
I however am taking sides as there are people who can’t stand to be “griefed.” I haven’t played GTA4 in awhile but will certainly pop it in tonight to see whats up. As for this Halloween thing, its great. It’s finally nice to see games take on the approach of including a culture mix of holidays and game life. If it wasn’t for the Scourge invasion being added for the release of Wrath of The Lich King, I don’t know if I would have signed on to play or just waited until the expansion hit live.
As for Grand Theft Auto, I played it alot, in fact, it was a game that after your done in the story, its kinda like, see what kinda crazy stuff you can do yadda yadda. But, certainly give props to two huge games and their companies throwing in some unique storyline to keep the interest in their games at maximum capacity.
Well, today something incredible has happened. I was doing my morning routine when I went to check my mail at yahoo, and was incredibly surprised with the new look!
I have to say, I really enjoy the new streamlined look of the site. I just felt as if Yahoo was stale recently from their old school search engine looking approach. It may be a new graphics approach, but I certainly love how it’s set up. Now if they could just mimic the quality of gmail and it’s functions and apply it to Yahoo mail. So take a gander at the new front page by clicking the image or heading over to Yahoo yourself!
Ever since the release of Burning Bridges, I have been hooked on Haste The Day. I’ve seen them live twice, picked up all their albums and have been eagerly awaiting the release of their newest CD: Dreamer. I will say this now and get this out of the way. This CD is as good if not better than their last release Pressure the Hinges.
Dreamer starts off with a thought provoking first song(68) that immediatly brings on the typical heavy riffs and deep screams that the traditional listener is used to from this band. These songs are well written and its evident. In their first song called 68, Stephen Keech sings the words, “We wall fall to ruins if we don’t bury disguises that we’ve made, We will see the finish if we would carry ourselves to the end of the race, The judges will fall I am my own disease.” This lyrical writing is totally typical and thought provoking, as this band totally envelops themselves with the Christian mantra and belief of good vs. evil.
Their systematic way of creating a headrush in everysong is evident. Although, that’s the major drawback of the CD, alot of the songs flow right into each other without any notation of speed and or tempo change. Meaning to the average listener one may come off as saying it’s repeated and hard to clarify the changes between songs.
However, the notable tracks are surefire monster’s that Haste the Day is used to writing and playing. Haunting(track number 3) Is another great of example of great breakdowns and wonderful writing. Stephen Keech again shows that he is above and beyond basic writing by singing “We are but captives. We are deceased. We know that one day we will be free.” Each person has the right to take away the writing as how it applies to them in the daily world. Which is why I praise Keech’s open end approach to suggesting questions and thoughts in his lyrics.
All in all this CD is a great pick up for $9 at most major retail stores. I am incredibly happy with the purchase, even with times of many songs flowing into each other, there are not many filler tracks on this album. Out of 11 tracks, I would say maybe 2 were just put there to take up space. Finally, it’s just too good to pass up if your influenced by Christian bands, and still want something heavy to rock out too.
Grade of CD: 4.5/5
Posted on Yahoo this morning, I figured I would go ahead and give a plug to some interesting surveys shown about some of the strangest jobs people have taken for work. The list goes from A-Z and can be found here as well.
- A: Autopsy assistant
- B: Bartender at the Liberace mansion
- C: Cat nanny
- D: Donkey trainer
- E: Elf at Santa’s workshop
- F: FBI Fingerprint examiner
- G: Grave digger
- H: Hurricane hunter
- I: Ice sculpture carver
- J: Junk mail machine operator
- K: Kitty litter box decorator
- L: Laser tag referee
- M: Magician’s assistant
- N: Nuclear electrician on a submarine
- O: Opera singer
- P: Parachute tester
- Q: Quality control/taster for chocolate factory
- R: Romance specialist
- S: Scratcher (scratched backs for patients)
- T: Turkey wrangler
- U: Undercover vice decoy
- V: Video game tester
- W: Wallpaper peeler
- X: X-ray technician for zoo animals
- Y: Yawn counter at a sleep clinic
- Z: Zamboni driver
I’m not going to lie but some of these jobs seem pretty cool to be working for. Like, Zamboni Driver, Romance Specialist, and Laser Tag Referee. All of them are equally badass, and more fun that a librarian!