Whatever happen to the sax?

Sitting here today I am listening to my ‘Huey Lewis and the News Greatest Hits’ and I wonder to myself: Whatever happened to the saxophone as a rock n’ roll instrument? I mean, give me sick guitar and drum solos, but there’s really nothing like the smooth yet raspy sound of a good sax solo! Did the sax die with the 80’s? I had a friend of mine tell me the saxophone was the WORST INSTRUMENT EVER! Really?

Actually, whatever happen to the brass section in rock? The sax, trumpet and trombone used to seem to be a big part of 50’s rock. Why? I mean, just listen to this:

Oh man, I love me some brass. Maybe the sax can make a comeback! Maybe…..

FFXIV: Under the Weight

Behold the power of the primal, Titan!

Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (in hell I wait)

Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (in hell I wait)

Wrought from the rock that stands upon old
With heart of black and a stare that’s cold

Cold are the hands that grasp at your soul
‘Fore the graves are dug and the death knells toll

Tempered in the flows of the mountain’s core
Where the rage runs red twixt shore and shore

Shorn from the world ‘neath the blazing sun
Bound to the dark, for the light I shun

Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (in hell I wait)

Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Succumb to the hate that corrupts your fate

Into the dark of an endless night
Where the pulse of the land offers no respite

In spite of the blood that was spilled before
You whet your blades, you thirst for more

Now kneel overdweller, your lord commands
There’s no salvation for the sons of man

The skies will tremble and the earth will quake
From the crumbling walls no one escapes

Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (in hell I wait)

Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
Bow down overdweller (under the weight)
I’ll drag you right down to the seventh gate

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10 Reasons Dissidia 012 is the greatest fighting game ever! (that you have probably never played)

No doubt you have seen, on this very blog, several posts espousing the glory that is Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. What I perhaps have not conveyed properly is the true scope of awesomeness that is this game, and why, in my mind, it is the greatest fighting game ever made. “Wait a minute, SnapperTrx, how in the world can you say that? You sound like a loon!”, you may say, but allow me to elaborate!

First of all understand that I lived through, and played through, the golden age of arcade fighters. I remember playing the original Street Fighter, the one with only two massive buttons. I remember the rise of Street Fighter II, the SNK clone King of Fighters, the incredible Samurai Shodown and the vastly superior Samurai Shodown 2. I remember the clunkers who’s horrible gameplay and graphics are stuck in my mind, yet they were so awful I cannot remember their names (“Fighters History”, “Time Killers”, I think…). I recall the rise of one Mortal Kombat and the much touted Killer Instinct. I paid my dues at the Marvel vs. Capcom machine, and paid even more at the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 machine! I have owned many console fighters and, for many, many years, would NEVER touch a fighting game on a console that did not have a fighter stick attached to it. My credentials are good.

See here for previous post on the game.

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