NEW ROBERT PLANT!

Woo hoo! Robert Plants new album, Carry Fire is out! I love hearing new stuff from RP, who could never be pinned down to a single genre! I highly recommend it! Though he is getting older, his voice is still great, and I am really hoping I can see him when he comes to L.A. early next year!

Enjoy the first track on YouTube:

Buy the album here on Amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/Carry-Fire-Robert-Plant/dp/B074R73Y3W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1507900976&sr=8-3&keywords=robert+plant

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Jethro Tull: My God (Early Version)

I like Jethro Tull a lot. Not many bands have a certified “rock flute”. This is a great version of a great song that I think maybe describes a lot of what’s going on in the churches now days. I didn’t post it as a religious statement, though, but because its a great song, and I really enjoy Ian Andersons little comment at the beginning about the guitar strings being a bit of a bother. Enjoy!

More Cuphead

A little more video from my son and I playing Cuphead. I cannot stress enough how difficult the game is when you consider everything that happens on the screen at once. Overall the game is not really DIFFICULT compared to other games of its type, there’s just so much happening at once that it is very easy to get distracted! Enjoy! (BTW: I’m the red ‘Cuphead’ that keeps dying while my son is the blue ‘Mugman’. Younger eyes and fingers are a boon in this game!)

Cuphead: Real Review

Back in the day my friend and I used to play a little game named Contra on the SNES. You may have heard of it before. It is probably one of the most well known of the ‘run-n-gun’ style games in which you (and occasionally a second player) move across a map, machine guns blazing, while taking out a constant stream of bad guys. Super C, the iteration of Contra on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System upped the ante with bigger explosions, large bosses and new play mechanics (double guns).

That was many, many years ago.

Enter Cuphead, a unique run-n-gun style game along the same lines as Contra, but with the unique distinction of completely hand drawn animation that reflects the style of old cartoons. Not just any cartoons, but Fleisher cartoons, which you may have heard of if your my age (42) and have every seen old Betty Boop or Superman cartoons, amongst others. The thing is the game really, REALLY does an absolutely fantastic job of emulating the original cartoon style, right down to the odd black, scratchy screen between scenes. For someone of my age it seriously takes me back to being five or six years old, sitting in my grandma’s TV room (yeah, old people used to have a specific room for TV watching), after church on Sunday, tuned in to KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles watching Colonel Tom Parker host Fleisher cartoons.

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