Posts tagged “Geli Wuerzner”

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

“Of the Month” March 2011

Link of the Month:
Boxcar 2D
A shockingly addictive “game” in which randomly-generated, wheeled vehicles are pitted against one of several 2-dimensional terrains. The cars that do the best in any given round then “breed” to create the cars of the next generation. A fascinating simulation of how environment shapes evolution as the cars “evolve” to be better and better over the course of many generations. You can introduce other factors, such as a chance of mutation or a “seed” car that you can design yourself. I suggest you load this website before going to bed and then checking on it in the morning to see just how many generations have passed and how evolution has shaped your creations.

Album of the Month:
Geli Wuerzner: Before the Eye
Electric violin virtuoso Geli Wuerzner participated in the RPM Music Challenge: record an entire album in the month of February 2011. The result is this remarkable 10-song album, which is in turn beautiful, haunting, and just plain pretty! Mostly instrumental, but periodically Geli’s voice appears to blend perfectly with her strings, and there are pianos, organs (as in the delightful “Spectacle“) and even some electronica sounds. Take a listen, but more importantly it’s only $6.00 for the entire album! Support local independent musicians!

Game of the Month:
Tetris Party
Man-o-man, is my wife ever addicted to Tetris, though it comes and goes in phases; she’ll spend entire months playing it nonstop, and then take a year-long break from it before picking it up again. This year we got the Wiiware Tetris Party with a gift card I got for Christmas, and I have to say—it really is a lot of fun. There are some crazy modes and special items (especially the one that drops a tiny little man into the playing field that you have to try not to squish). The multi-player modes are where it’s at, though, whether playing with your wife as she sits intensely on the couch next to you or playing with people around the world via wi-fi. It’s a hoot.

Categories: Music, Of the Month, Video Games.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Mix CD: February 2011

I decided it was about damned time that I made myself a new mix CD. For your convenience, I’ve included (when I can) links to where you can get these songs for yourself, should you so desire!

  1. Things I Think About On Planes – Palmdale
  2. An Open Letter to Stephen Fry – Molly Lewis
  3. All The Same To Me – Anya Marina
  4. Airbrushed – Anamanaguchi
  5. Career Advice – Open Mike Eagle
  6. Common Scents – Spot Two – JP Inc.
  7. Dark Dark Eyes – Marian Call
  8. Deer God – Busdriver feat. Open Mike Eagle
  9. End Of Line – Daft Punk
  10. Stay The Same – Bonobo & Andreya Triana
  11. Haircut – Open Mike Eagle
  12. The Internet – JP Inc.
  13. Juicy Fruit – Mtume
  14. Meet The Future Downlow – Palmdale
  15. The Mating Game – Bitter:Sweet
  16. Sentimental Heart – She & Him
  17. Nothing in Between – Celene Ramadan
  18. Lieutenant Custard & His Banger Of Time – JP Inc.
  19. Promise – Cocorosie
  20. Three Is a Magic Number – Molly Lewis
  21. Your Woman – White Town
  22. Original Butterscotch Confection (Three Ninjas Remix) – Open Mike Eagle feat. Busdriver
  23. Bucky Done Gun – M.I.A.
  24. Nothing Unusual – Three Ninjas feat. Geli Wuerzner
  25. Twice As Nice – Pomplamoose

I especially like how I have a Busdriver song featuring Open Mike Eagle AND an Open Mike Eagle song featuring Busdriver.

Categories: Music.