Awwwww, yeah, boyyyeeeeeeeeezzzz! The details and release list for the first two days of Record Store Days 2021 were released today! Of course, as you'd expect, there are a metric ton of records coming out. Re-releases, exclusive releases, etc. To those, I say "MEH!"
It's fun to watch Nathan's tastes evolve in terms of pop culture and pop media and whatnot. I've noted for you before how he's getting into hard rock music at eight years old. That's still going strong.
Well, this was a little bit of good news yesterday in my inbox...
As I mentioned last week, Nathan has developed an appreciation for The Scorpions. Yes, it has moved beyond just “Rock You Like a Hurricane” into other tracks.
I remember reading all the stories back in the day about how Ben Affleck, while married to Jennifer Garner, ruined her friendship with 13 Going on 30 costar Mark Ruffalo.
Sometimes you just gotta take a little time to scroll through your Reddit timeline to see what fun stuff may or may not be there.
As I’ve stated before, it’s both a blessing and a curse when modern kids movies revisit old music to add to their soundtracks.
A few weeks ago, my brother contacted me to ask if I was interested in taking back my old Van Halen concert shirt.
Yeah. See what I did there? "Deflated"? On the night that Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl? Heh heh.
Apparently, M&Ms is releasing a new commercial during the Super Bowl. I have seen it via the Today show and it is pretty amazing. If you're interested in watching it, you can check it out on the Today show site.
Usually when our DVR service “records” episodes of Saturday Night Live for our season pass, it also records a lead-up classic episode. We usually just delete these trimmed-down hourlong episodes because I just don’t care to revisit old episodes.
Because who hasn't always wanted to hear Huey Lewis & the News' "Hip to Be Square" mashed up with Metallica's "Enter Sandman" with a dash of Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight" and Megadeth's "Peace Sells"? It's the mashup you never knew you needed in your life!
I knew, three years ago, when it was first announced, that I’d likely enjoy the YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai. I mean, it’s all about The Karate Kid characters Johnny (William Zabka) and Daniel (Ralph Macchio) 34 years after their tournament fight. And I loved that film (and its first sequel) growing up.
Quick Public Service Announcement:
If you’ve ever received an email advertising free or discounted books from one of the major ebook providers, in this case Apple Books:
[I apologize in advance for a post-Christmas Christmas post, but I forgot to publish it last week. Oh well.] This is Reis O'Brien. He's a creative director for Funko Corporation and also a member of the death metal band Knee Deep in Blood.
Chapter 16 of The Mandalorian... oh. my. god.
I found this Christmas movie bracket on Instagram. It was a sponsored post instead of an account I follow so, no, I’m not going to give them free love here.
More facepalm inducing than Donald Trump’s antics.
More devastating than Coronavirus.
More of a train wreck than the 2020 election.
We weren't going to do it. We convinced ourselves not to give in. Not to fold. Not to be pressured.
I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline recently when I saw this image posted by Tom Morello (@tmorello), guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
Katie and I were discussing actor David McCallum (NCIS) and we’re debating his age. So I looked him up on IMDb and discovered he and Nathan shared the same birthday. September 19.
Like I’m sure so many parents of young ones try to do (unless you’re Donald Trump and likely don’t give a damn what your youngest son sees and hears you do), we try to limit our swearing around Nathan. Additionally, when he sees or hears something involving swear words, we steer him away and explain why it’s bad.
This is the greatest thing I’ve seen on the Web in God-only-knows how long. The creativity that went into it... outstanding! Well done, @_gh0stn!
Oh. My. God. Have you seen the season 2 premiere of The Mandalorian on Disney+? Wow! Just wow! Just... yowza!
Interview with a Vampire... ‘tis the season for bloodsuckers!
I started reading the first-published book in the Chronicles of Narnia series the other day and noticed that my printed copy varied from the Kindle copy in one major way...
After reading about it for months and hearing the raves from friends and coworkers and god only knows who else, Katie and I are finally digging into Schitt’s Creek on Netflix.
Oh. My. God. Have you seen the trailer for Freaky yet? It's a slasher remake of body swap movies like Freaky Friday, Big, Vice Versa, etc., produced by Blumhouse and directed by Christopher Landon.
I decided to work from the library again today. Just a chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air on the balcony.
Until Thursday, I had no idea that the NFL season was starting this weekend. Sad, isn't it? That's how removed I am from sports due to the pandemic. Not that I watched a lot of sports before that. It's called parenting. But, Katie and I would watch some Bears and Cubs and Blackhawks when we could. It just wasn't often.
I thought I had seen everything there was to see regarding footage of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. A buddy sent me the link to this documentary made by two French filmmakers who were there.
Yesterday, Nathan found the 2006 live action Charlotte's Web on Netflix and turned it on. As I had never seen it before, I was watching over the top of my laptop. Decent enough film. Julia Roberts was a fantastic voice choice for Charlotte.
Last night, I couldn’t fall asleep. Nathan had moved into our room and I didn’t feel like waking him up to move him back. So I went to his room and fired up the TV and watched Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third in the slacker duo trilogy starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves.
I began reading Black Panther comics years ago as part of the Marvel Knights sub-branding. I loved Marvel Knights and read several titles. Even for heroes I’d never previously checked out.
I found this gem of a shirt on Twitter today from Consequence of Sound. It made me laugh. I had to share. It’s supposed to be the concert t-shirt for the summer of coronavirus.