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Hey, here's where else you can find me

Because I wanted to do...something for Leap Day but only have six minutes left before March, here's a buncha links to stuff I do on the Internet!

My Youtube page
My Twitter account
The Night Howls on Bandcamp
Expect The Unexpected

Is it weird that I feel hollow that there isn't more I could think of?  Only four links?  I dunno.  Anyways, have fun checking those out!


For those expecting a Kanye West think piece, it's...probably coming?  I don't even know if it's really an album or some new kind of thing yet, so I'll have to see.  Give it another week, maybe.  Until then, here's four joints I copped recently:

Mutemath "Vitals" ** and 1/2

It's basically "88.Nine: The Album".  Was really into "Odd Soul", and their first two records contain some of my favorite songs of the last ten years, but this one is going to take awhile to get into.  That being said, I don't really hear the standout, anthem, AWESOME song or songs that made me love their previous shit.  But there's stuff to work with here, so maybe something'll grow on me.

Prong "X - No Absolutes" ** and 2/3
Not terrible, but it's really all over the place, and there's even a few songs that border on nu-metal ballad a-la Saliva territory.  The highest praise I can give "No Absolutes" is: "It'…

A Review Of The New Dream Theater Album "The Astonishing"

Dream Theater "The Astonishing"

I was really really hoping this was where Dream Theater would turn it around.  I REALLY wanted this to be good.  And the first single was promising: "The Gift Of Music" is a unique approach for the band, clocking in at a lean, mean 4:00 on the dot.  Dream Theater has been stuck in a rut for so long of writing songs between eight and twenty five minutes in length that it started to feel forced around a decade ago.  So when I saw they were trying something different (only one song breaks the seven minute barrier), and trying it in the risky fashion of a full-blown concept album telling a movie-length story, I was pretty interested in hearing what they had come up with.

And despite the opening being a minute long noise-piece dedicated to the drone-like creatures on the cover and track two being an overture (which this band has only gotten right once, on "Scenes From A Memory"), I was still with it through track four.  "Th…

THANK YOU FOR 30,000 Pageviews!!!

There have been 30,000 visits to this blog, and 10,000 of them have been since Halloween 2014 when I posted the 20,000 blog.  That's honestly pretty damn cool, and I thank you all.  So to celebrate, here's a bunch of random bullshit I found on the internet when I looked up 30,000!!!

Here we go:

Further Reading:

Wikipedia: 30000
Wookiepedia entry on 30000 BBY
A Japanese lettuce farm run completely by Robots.
Muslims donate bottles of water to Flint, MI because they're, y'know, human beings with a conscience.
30000 Deathclaws in Fallout 4. Yikes.