Posts from May 2019

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Woke as Me” by Open Mike Eagle and Phonte

Open Mike Eagle & Phonte: "Woke as Me"

Who more woke…?

Yes, another WLS featuring Open Mike Eagle. You know what, friends? If you have a TV show and release a new music video every week, there’s a good chance I’ll feature you as well. Here Mike verbally spars with Phonte about whom is the more “woke” of the two:

I particularly love the “Wokken Fighters” video game that’s featured throughout the video:

Wokken Fighters: Fight!

Wokken Fighters: Fight!

Wokken Fighters: Open Mike Eagle vs Phonte!

OME & Phonte get in on the game…

And especially how at the end of the video the video game characters get in on the real-world action and start beating Mike up (though they do seem to be aiming directly for his crotch, which is a bit disturbing).

Wokken Fighter vs Open Mike Eagle!

School Him!

Wokken Fighters defeat Open Mike Eagle!

School Him/Her/They/Z/Ze!

At any rate, you have now been pleasured.

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Video Games, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Video Game Review: Yoshi’s Crafted World

Avery & Papa Play & Review Yoshi's Crafted World…

Avery & Papa Play & Review Yoshi’s Crafted World…

It’s lovely to have a daughter who is just coming into the age to be able to really play video games. Avery & I have several we enjoy a lot, but her favorite used to be Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U. So we were very much looking forward to getting the new Yoshi’s Crafted World for our Switch. And I got it for my birthday last week!

What does Avery think of this new Yoshi game? Watch some gameplay and our video review right here:

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Categories: Reviews, Video Game Reviews, Video Games, Videos.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Holiday Inn (Ukulele Cover)” by Phoebe Masteller-Defiance

Phoebe Masteller-Defiance Holiday Inn Ukulele Cover

Is Cameron dead yet…?

Phoebe Masteller-Defiance, who also makes music as I Kill Cameron and is a part of Dandelion Massacre (and I’m pretty sure a couple of other punky bands as well), has released her first video of 2019! It’s a delightful ukulele cover of the very punk “Holiday Inn” by Dollar Signs. Listen and be pleased:

For one, Phoebe is a WAAAAAAY better singer than Dollar Signs (you can listen to the original song here). For two, the song translates over perfectly into the more laid-back ukulele vibe without having to change the chord progression at all. Noice!

You have now been pleasured.

Categories: Music, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Warren Dunes Gets Animated at Alma Mater in Tacoma

Warren Dunes at Alma Mater in Tacoma

Something something… some sorta pun about studying animation at my Alma Mater, Warren Dunes…

This last Saturday, Warren Dunes made the epic trek down from Seattle to perform a show in my very own Tacoma! Did I forget to post about the show beforehand like I usually do? SURE LOOKS LIKE IT.

The show was at Alma Mater (specifically “Fawcett Hall” in the back half of the building), which is an absolutely gorgeous venue in downtown T-Town. Seriously high-quality all around. A couple of cool things happened other than the show: Warren Dunes got me into the green room and I got some fancy green room tequila, and I was able to stand in the venue while they did their soundcheck to make sure it all sounded good (it sounded frikkin’ great; this is a high-quality venue with high-quality sound).

I made a couple of animated .GIFs of the performance, as is my nature.

Warren Dunes Soundcheck at Alma Mater in Tacoma

Ch-ch-ch-check it out (the soundcheck)…

Warren Dunes at Alma Mater in Tacoma

A bit of the Emerald City in the City of Destiny…

I promise I will try to give a heads-up for the next show I go to so you won’t just hear about it afterwards. You can also always check out my calendar to see what upcoming stuff I’m into. If you’re into that kind of thing.

Categories: Animated .GIFs, Concerts/Shows, Tacoma.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Police Myself” by Open Mike Eagle & MF Doom

Is Oh-Em-Eee Em-Eff-Doomed by the Tiny Cop in his head…?

Is Oh-Em-Eee Em-Eff-Doomed by the Tiny Cop in his head…?

Back again with yet another new song and amazing video from his Comedy Central show The New Negroes is your friend and mine, Open Mike Eagle. “Police Myself” is a rather biting song about the necessity of self-censorship in the face of racial bias with a denouement that made me say, “Ouch” aloud. It also has some hilarious visuals with Mike as a tiny cop speeding around town in a tiny cop car with an enormous (to him) blunt.

It’s interesting how this song fits thematically with the previous New Negroes music video release, “Unfiltered” (that I featured a couple of weeks ago, so go listen to that as well if you haven’t). It’s also great seeing Mike swinging for the fences with some of the biggest and best names in hip-hop! Em-effing MF Doom!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.