The second track, Oblivion at 00:54 punches you square in the face and says, “THIS IS MIDLAKE! Now sit back, have a smoke, relax and enjoy the journey”. It is magical sorcery, mixing together misty harmonies with deeply warm layers of mysterious instruments.
Some point within the past year, I woke up and felt a nudge to check out the so-called ‘darknet’ and the websites that can be found there. I wanted to know what it is, and what it is not, for there are myths aplenty scattered across the ‘surface web’ about it, and almost all of it bad. What actually exists within the darknet? Danger, violence, drugs, really, really bad pornography, super-illegal stuff for sale, I thought. And that’s not entirely untrue …
This is the partially completed catalog of my vinyl collection through Discogs.com. So far I’ve cataloged about half of my collection, I think. I had no idea that there were so many collectible ones from my time in Japan. FWIW, most of the 1960s through 1980s albums are from Japan and most often purchased at ¥105 (about $1). All of my newer albums are primarily US and bought new.
Mindhunter is — better yet, let me tell you what Mindhunter is not. This Netflix Original Series is not a police procedural. It’s also not a whodunnit crime mystery. Show creator Joe Penhall and executive producers David Fincher and Charlize Theron have created a binge-worthy series exploring the evolution of the freshly minted FBI Behavioral Science Unit. Set in the late 1970s, the show carefully showcases how protagonists Holden Ford and Bill Tench carve out a new path for modern […]
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Daiso, please allow me to enlighten you. Daiso is a Japanese dollar store. But it’s no ordinary dollar store, no indeedy-sir-Bob no. Here is a place jam-packed with Asian candies, chips, drinks, dishes, office supplies, makeup, household goods, and gosh, so many things. What makes it so special you might ask? For one, most of the products are created for Daiso directly, so many of the goodies you’ll find here are unique […]
As of this holiday season, I’m temporarily unemployed. Or, as I’d like to call it, 100% available for new employment opportunities. One thing I can say for certain is that I’m also 100% done with Texas. It’s not necessarily a bad place, it’s just that I’ve learned over the last 5 years or so that Texas is just not my style at all. Sure, Denton is cool and all but it’s like a little hip oasis in a tragically unhip […]
On November 15, 2018, NASA sent the so-called ‘goodnight’ commands to the Kepler telescope. These final instructions were sent to end communications between Earth and the craft which ran out of fuel on October 30, 2018. The Kepler telescope has brought over 2,600 planets to light since she was launched on March 6, 2009. Her contribution to science and mapping of our galactic neighborhood cannot be understated. In a statement that sounds almost more science fiction than science fact, NASA […]