Pacific 201 - Part II
Here's Part II of Pacific 201. I can't wait to see the tech manual that was developed for this fan film :-)
Assassin's creed Odyssey trailer
Tuesday, Jun 12 2018 03:30 | Assassins Creed, E3, Entertainment, Greece, trailer, ubisoft, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Just by luck yesterday YouTube suggested the Ubisoft livestream from E3 (oh internet overlords, you know me so well!), and I tuned in just as the trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey came on screen. I love the trailer, I love that I am able to pick a character, I love that it's going to be set in Greece during the peloponnesian war, I think I like the Bioware RPGness of the game. There
Cyberpunk 2077 trailer
Seems like some big announcements were made today and yesterday at this year's E3. I hadn't even seen anything regarding this game in the game press (not that I was paying particular attention) but this game looks likeit could be a lot of fun, wrapped up in an interesting story.
Cobra Kai Returns - wait...what?
Now THIS is interesting. It's both and underdog story, and a redemption story, and potentially a role reversal story, all steeped in heavy vats of nostalgia. When the "youtube red original" logo came on screen I immediately wrote this off, BUT I was hooked and needed to see the rest of the trailer (you know, the car accident rule, you know it's gruesome, but you can't look away). I am glad I
Vintage Tech - Tapwave Zodiac
Back in 2003 the Tapwave Zodiac, a PalmOS based (entertainment?) device hit the shelves! My younger self really wanted one of these, since I didn't have (nor did I want to have, at the time) a Gameboy Advance. I was going to write something more extensive about it, but I found an LGR review the other day that gives a rundown of the device. All things considered it seems like an interesting
Star Wars intergalactic language - where's the school???
A little bit of humor from the feeds today. This was a Saturday Night Live skit that was cut for time, but it's so awesome. How do those people far far away understand the bleeps, blops, and ooouuuuuuuaaaaa (my best text impression of Chewbacca)?
Stargate Origins trailer
It seems that prequels are the new rage when it comes to sci-fi on TV. Here is the most recent trailer for Stargate: Origins (no...nothing to do with the Book of Origin and the Ori). It seems interesting, and hopefully it goes beyond to 10-12 mini episodes (10 minutes each) that it is originally planned to run. I still want them to do a post Universe show (maybe even go back to the Destiny!)
A little Monday morning humor from the Nerdist (on account of the Tarantino Trek rumors)
Splinter Cell: Part II
Sunday, Jan 21 2018 10:32 | Entertainment, FanFilm, splinterCell, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, youtube
Part II of the Splinter Cell fan film was released this past week with 20 minutes more of the prequel story. It was an interesting video to watch (and now I'm waiting for Part III which I assume wraps up the story), but some of the dialogue seemed to be a little odd for the character of Sam Fisher and it sounded a little more like a generic action hero. Perhaps we can write it off as this being a
The Disturbing History of the Suburbs
An interesting bit of American history from College Humor (via Alec Couros)
Launch trailer - Wolfenstein New Colossus
Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 11:03 | Entertainment, politics, trailer, video games, VideoGames, wolfenstein, XBOX, youtube
The launch trailer for the next Wolfenstein game, a game that picks up where the previous game left off - with a Nazi occupied american continent, is now available. So many games to play once I am done with my dissertation ;-). Make American Nazi-Free Again!
Monday, Oct 2 2017 00:30 | controversy, crowdfunding, FanFilm, kickstarter, Podcast, StarTrek, youtube
I came across this Trekzone Axanar interview. This is part II, the Alec Peters part, Part I was a bit of a train-wreck. You do get some clips from part I with Alec, but it's clear that Alec shouldn't be doing interviews (or be online really) - the focus should be on finishing these two mini Axanar parts now that the big movie can't be done. By the way, where are the perks? Some perks should
Max Payne - 16 years later
Hard to believe that 16 years have passed since this game kicked off! Yes, even though I just finished this series of games (recently...within the last 6 months?) it's interesting to hear a retrospective :-)
This week in new musis - Jiggy
This comes from a facebook recommendation. When I first saw the video (without music on) I thought it was people replicating the music video dance (a la macarena) - but nope. This is the video :pSilent Place by JiggyVerdict: Very riverdance-y. Not bad, just not sure what to make of it...
Terminator - A-Team Mashup
Well, let it not be said that the internet has not enabled people to be creative ;-). Now I want to see the A-Team interacting with main characters in this A-Team universe ;-)
This week in Russia
It seems that it's been a while since I've listed to Russian music...so I guess I'll make August Russian-music month. This isn't a new song, but I'm still looking for updated russian charts. The song is Под звуки поцелуев, which translates to "the sound of kisses". Под звуки поцелуев by Ольга БузоваVerdict: My Russian is beyond rusty (falling part,
This week in Greece
Friday, Aug 4 2017 12:37 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
I was actually looking to go to my mail the other day, when I mistakely put in μα in my URL bar... Instead of mail, it took me to search results where I discovered a new song...Μα Εγώ by Στέλιος ΡόκκοςVerdict: κλαψουριάρικο χαχα. Εντάξει, δεν είναι και άσχημο, αλλά πρέπει να είσαι προετοιμασμένος για
Jobs responding to criticism
This came across my feed today. This was obviously not available to me at that time, but it's definitely worth the watch. I guess this is a time when Jobs wasn't throwing cameras at people ;-)
This week in US music
I came across this quite clip serendipitous while looking for something else. It bubbled up I think while I was looking for some other music. It's new to me... so - it's this week's new music for me ;-) I guess #nsfw if you don't want the "fuck" and its derivatives on your speakers at work :-)Woman by KeshaVerdict: Catchy and it's got a good beat. Something for the playlist
This week in serendipitous music...
I came across this music video last week, by chance, while looking at my work's google alerts (one of them being for the term 'linguistics'). I guess I had to listen to it!Switch out by Taim feat. LinguisticsVerdict: Not bad... the end was a little abrupt, and I am not sure why "linguistics" is the name of the vocalist, but whatever... Not a bad track, but definitely lacking in the connections
This week in Greek music
Friday, Jul 14 2017 10:24 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
Αυτή την εβδομάδα είπα να ρίξω μια ματιά στο YouTube να δω τι παίζει ως προς το Ελληνικό. Αυτό το κομμάτι μου το πρόβαλε, βάση άλλων τραγουδιών που είχα ψάξει παλιότερα. Δεν ξέρω, είναι independent καλλιτέχνης η κοπέλα; ή είναι καινούργια
This week in Greek charts
Friday, Jul 7 2017 15:14 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Αυτή την εβδομάδα το MAD μου λεει πως αυτό το τραγούδι είναι το #2 τραγουδί στα τσάρτ στην Ελλάδα (το πρώτο δεν είναι ελληνικό τραγούδι). Ζητήματα Ζωής by Σάκης ΡουβάςVerdict: Γενικά μου αρέσουν τα τραγούδια του Σάκη, αλλά αυτό το
Original castlevania, in Unreal!
The things one finds on YouTube!Here is a play-through of a fan made remake of the original Castlevania in the Unreal Engine. Pretty interesting!
This week in Quebec music
Δεν ξερω κατά πόσο είναι καινούργιο αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά είναι κατι που ανακάλυψα μέσω χριστίνας αυτή την εβδομαδα.La folie by LGRVerdict: Αν και με τα γαλλικά δεν τα πάω και τόσο καλά, αρκετά καλό τραγούδι (και ας μην τα πιάνω όλα).
Music Rewind - Bloody tears
Sunday, Jun 18 2017 02:00 | #musicrewind, 3DS, castlevania, Entertainment, Music, music video, NES, nintendo, Playstation, SNES, video games, VideoGames, youtube
The stuff one finds on YouTube! While looking up something else the other day I came across a compilation of all versions of Bloody Tears - the Castlevania theme song) from games that it's been composed in. Here is the breakdown:Simons Quest: 0:00Castlevania IV: 2:40Bloodlines: 5:31Dracula X: 7:18Symphony of the Night: 9:47Symphony of the Night (V2): 14:44Legends: 20:15Chronicles: 22:22Dawn
This week in trailer music
I was looking at the most recent Humble Bundle (E3 2017 games) and this was the background Duke Nukem's Bulletstorm Tour. Killin' It by KrewellaVerdict: Definitely my kind of music. Need to look up the album💓
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 01:30 | Entertainment, Humor, shootEmUp, Television, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
I love Terry Crews ;-) Now all this game needs is a Jake Peralta recruit haha.I wonder if I need an Xbox One X to run this. I seriously don't see a reason to buy an xbox one X over an xbox one S given my own gaming habits.
Wolfenstein II trailer (woot!)
Monday, Jun 12 2017 16:17 | Action, bethesda, Entertainment, trailer, video games, wolfenstein, XBOX, youtube
Fresh from this week's E3There appears to be a sequel to Wolfenstein: A new Order coming out for the xbox one called Wolfenstein II: A new Colossus. Looking forward to this installation of kicking Nazi butt in an alternative reality
Assassin's Creed Origins
Monday, Jun 12 2017 07:44 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Yesterday, at this year's E3 conference, we got new of the next Assassin's Creed. I guess the rumors (or wild wishes?) from some fans came true: Old Egypt (looks like Roman times) is now the setting of the next game which will chronicle the beginning of the brotherhood. Can't wait! Wonder if it will have an Ancient Aliens vibe ;-)
Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
I was looking for another song, but while on the hunt for that one - whose name escapes me at this moment, I came across this one.
This week in Eurovision
I completely forgot about the Eurovision results a week or so ago. This year Portugal won. It seems that non-pop songs end up winning (or perhaps songs that are not part of the pack), so when people bet on pop, they end up losing. Just an anecdotal observationAmar Pelos Dois by Salvador SobralVerdict: Not bad, but also not my cup of tea for day to day listening.
WWDC 207 highlights
I used to love Apple events. I'd wait for them like a kid waiting for (summer) Santa each June. This last one passed my by (again), completely under the radar. Luckily the Verge has a shortened highlight reel here. Enjoy! ;-)
Μαντώ - Στοιχηματίζω
Μουσική ελληνική του 90... (μουσική πάντως sampling από αγγλόφωνο τραγούδι που μου ξεφεύγει προς το παρόν).
Ευρυδίκη - Πυξίδα
Ψςςςς---- τι μου θύμησαν! Βίντεο κλίπ που είναι conceptual :p
This week in US charts
Number one this week in the US is a song I've heard before, so here is #2 (which was last week's #1).That's what I like by Bruno MarsVerdict: Interesting music video. The R&B doesn't do much for me, but it's not a bad song. Something for the listen-while-drive mix.
Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
SNL reminded me of this song last week...good stuff. Hard to believe it's almost 20 years ago.
This week in Eurovision 2017 (Finalists)
Friday, May 12 2017 16:38 | #FridayMusic, Cyprus, Entertainment, eurovision, Music, music video, youtube, Ελλάδα, διαγονισμός
Hey! It's Eurovision time again! Just like in previous years it crept up on me. This year both Greece and Cyprus are in, and here are their respective songs. Both songs are very eurovision-y. Don't get me wrong, I like pop songs, but they seem to lack a national character. English has taken over as the language of communication, there isn't even a refrain in another languageThis
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
Άλλο ένα εικοσάχρονο τραγούδι...
This week in Mexican charts
The top song for this week seems to be the same as a few weeks ago...so let's bump down to #3Te Regalo by Ulices Chaidez y Sus PlebesVerdict: Definitely an acquired taste (sort of how certain Greek music is an acquired taste if you haven't grown up listening to it :-) )
Dubioza kolektiv - Free.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song)
Sunday, Apr 30 2017 13:38 | #musicrewind, Humor, Music, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, χιούμορ
Εντάξει, δεν είναι και ρετρό μουσική, αλλά μου έχει κολλήσει στο μυαλό αυτή την εβδομάδα ;-)
This week in France
Friday, Apr 28 2017 16:06 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, France, Français, Music, music video, youtube
Seems like the #1 song this week in France (according to Billboard anyway) is a song I've heard before, so I dropped won to #5 to see something new to me.Chocolat by feat. Awa ImaniVerdict: I was prepared to not like this song (autotune seems a little overdone), but I rather liked it. Something to add to the playlist...
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
Αλλο ένα που κλείνει τα 20 χρόνια φέτος...γεράσαμε; :p
This week in mexican music charts
I don't think I've explored the mexican charts before. Let's see what they have in store...Adiós Amor by Christian NodalVerdict: Interesting, but definitely not my kind of music.
This week in isreali music
I was watching Reza Aslan's Believer series the other night when I saw a bunch of high energy "hippie" Jews (for lack of a better description). The interesting thing is that they come from conservative background, which I found a little conflicting with the 'liberated' hippieness on camera. So these guys where they were pumping some serious high energy music from speakers on their little van and they
From last week tonight, with John Oliver recently:
Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life
Άλλο ένα τραγούδι που κλείνει τα 20 φέτος... που πάει ο χρόνος!
Most shocking moments of Colony this season? Here's a wrap-up in the video (spoilers). I can't believe that Bob is alive. The former proxy and current "I am out for myself" man Snyder is a wild card. Personally I think that he is more cunning that people give him credit for and I think he'll do the right thing in the end.So are they aliens? Humanoid AI? Aliens with
This week in Greece
Friday, Apr 7 2017 15:05 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
This appears to be #1 in the Greek charts, according to GreekBoston anyway ;-)Σιγά by Χριστίνα ΣάλτηVerdict: Pretty typical music and beats. I like it, I would listen to it (has a good beat). Sounds a little cookie cutter thought
Star Trek First Frontier trailer
I came across this trailer for a fan film which seems to be following the Enterprise's first captain, Robert April. Looks interesting and well made. Wonder what the final one episode will look like :-)
ΕΥΡΥΔΙΚΗ - ΤΟ ΤΡΙΤΟ ΣΥΡΤΑΡΙ
Δεν έχουν περάσει ακόμα 20 χρόνια για αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά το iTunes μου το θύμησε αυτή την εβδομάδα. Τι λεει για μένα ότι δεν ξέρω πρόσφατα τραγούδια αλλά θυμάμαι τα παλιά;
This week in the italian charts
I don't think I've listed to Italian charts for a while...so here we go - this week this is #1 in ItalyDespacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy YankeeVerdict: Nice beat. I could do without the Autotune though ;-)
Blur - Song 2
Sunday, Mar 26 2017 19:26 | #musicrewind, Music, youtube, Αμαλιάδα, Διακοπές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, καλοκαίρι, φιλαράκια
Άλλο ένα τραγουδάκι που κλείνει τα 20 φέτος, και το οποίο μας είχε πορώσει το καλοκαίρι του '98...
This week in facebook found music
No charts this week, but rather facebook found music.Storm the Sorrow by EPICAVerdict: Generally this is not the type of music that I seek out (epic metal?), but it's got a good tune if you've need to be psychologically pumped
Eagle-Eye Cherry: Save Tonight
Another 20-year-old song...originally I remember this being promoted on Dawson's Creek.
This week in Canada
Seems liked Ed Sheera with Shape of you is #1 in Canada this week, as elsewhere, so here's #2 in Canada.It ain't me by Kygo with Selena GomezVerdict: It's OK. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Sister Hazel - All for you
Another song turning 20 this year... Is this now retro?
Kingsway OS - the RPG OS
OK, not really an OS, but an RPG in the style of an old GUI OS... pretty interesting!
This week in the French charts
Seems like Ed Sheeran is everywhere in the charts - even in France, so here is #4 on the French charts this week.Be Mine by OfenbachVerdict: I actually liked the music quite a lot. I wasn't expecting to (given the slightly odd music video with the potentially psychotic serial killer ;-) ), but it was quite up-beat in terms of a tune which makes it a pleasure to listen to (even as background music).
Guess what turns 20 this year! (hint: this song)
Runaway, a short film
Saturday, Mar 4 2017 11:58 | Entertainment, FanFilm, independent, kickstarter, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, youtube
One of the film related kickstarters that I had supported a while back released their film. I actually like it a lot, and it could easily fit into the Humans universe!Have a look, share far and wide :) And, if you like it, and are a Trek fan, have a look at Tommy's prior work (Star Trek Horizon)
This week in music charts
This week I was looking at the general billboard charts. Didn't recognize this #1, so I took it for virtual spin...Shape of you by Ed SheeranVerdict: It's alright. I think this emoticon sums it up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Yakki Burger (does it come from a replicator?)
Alright... I know that there are some odd things in Japan (at least for us Westerners) but this Star Trek themed (long) ad looks more like parody than anything else (also makes me want to try this burger...)
The perfect pac-man score (and the guy who beat it)
Woah! that's all I have to say! (via Alec Couros on Facebook)
Republica - Ready to Go
Song that fits well with the #metanastis theme. I think I probably heard it for the first time about 20 years ago.
This week in Russian Music
Friday, Feb 24 2017 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ленинград, Музыка, клип, русский
I don't know if this was something that was on the charts, but I've come across Leningrad (the band) before, so it might be something that's bubbled up. This comes across from The Verge. As with the Verge's warning: graphic video content ahead.Кольщик by ЛенинградVerdict: Liked it. Wonder if I should get an album (or two) of theirs...
Everything's better with Techno! ;-)
Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 01:30 | Humor, JohnOliver, Music, politics, propaganda, Russia, Video, youtube
From last week tonight (from this past weekend). Everything is better with techno music - even bad lyrics :p
Portal, on the Apple II
Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 01:30 | Apple, AppleII, BASIC, Entertainment, portal, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I love seeing retroisms like this :) Someone programmed portal on the Apple II using Applesoft BASIC!
Brief History of AOL
An interesting internet find this past weekend: The Rise and Fall of the first internet Empire (AOL) by Business Casual on YouTube
Ευρυδίκη - το τρίτο συρτάρι
Μου το θύμησε το iTunes αυτή την εβδομάδα...
This week in Greek music
On top of the Greek charts this week...Όσο θα λείπεις by Kings & Γιάννης ΠλούταρχοςVerdict: Sort of what I expected to hear from Ploutarchos. Not bad, but I feel like it blends with other songs of this type.
Politics and the nature of reality
Some current politics..and talk of reality. What is reality? How do we know it's real? Where's Plato and Aristotle when you need them?
Madonna - Material Girl
Heard this at trader joe's recently. Having not heard the entire version (just the refrain)I thought that they were originally playing "if you buy this record" - which I found a bit odd as a choice for a supermarket.
Mushroom Kingdom politics
Saturday, Feb 11 2017 01:00 | Humor, nintendo, politics, supermario, USA, video games, VideoGames, youtube
Some video game humor mashed up with contemporary politics (by Dorkly)
Μιθριδάτης - Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά
Friday, Feb 10 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Βίντεο, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά by ΜιθριδάτηςVerdict: Haven't heard an Imiskoubria (or Mithridatis song) that I don't like. This one does not disappoint either. I like mashup of music genres. It's also easy to sign along to which makes it much more of an earworm than most songs :-)
Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera
Η σκάτζ μου το θύμησε αυτό το τραγούδι την περασμένη εβδομάδα. Νομίζω πάντως πως ήταν η πρώτη φορά που είδα το βίντε κλίπ. Την πρώτη φορά που το άκουσα ήταν σε ένα σόου (στο μέγκα;) για αυτοκίνητα.
This week in KPOP
For some reason I was looking up PSY on youtube and this video came up. Technically not new- but new to me (or at least I don't remember it if it's not new to me...)Daddy by PSY (feat, CL of 2NE1)Verdict: Definitly my kind of music :) No idea what the lyrics say in Korean (definite drawback, guess I need to start learning), but the music carried me through (some happy hardcore elements in there too).
Alonzo - Determine
From the soundtrack to the movie Banlieu 13. Need to find the rest of the soundtrack :)
The dutch are the best. Period!
Found on Facebook through Simon Ensor. Loved this video introducing the Netherlands to Trump ;-)
This week in Turkish charts
I don't think I've listened to any Turkish charts since I started this project, so this week I tried looking up some popular songs in Turkey. Gök Nerede by Mabel MatizVerdict: Way too slow for me. This is really sleepy-time music for me ;-)
The renegades are coming!
It's been about a year since the premier episode of Renegades (formerly Star Trek: Renegades), but the new one is coming out in a couple of weeks. The series has gone a transformation from something set in the Star Trek universe to being its own thing, thanks to certain lawsuits over fan films... I am curious to see how things tie together, or if this will be just a reboot of the fan series
Aquagen - Party Alarm
Sunday, Jan 22 2017 02:00 | #musicrewind, dance, Music, techno, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
iTunes shuffle reminded me of this oldie this week.
This week in television theme song music...
I've been watching a series called Berlin Station recently. The series uses Bowie song that I hadn't heard of before, and it's been stuck in my mind. It's not new...but it's new to me.Afraid of Americas by David BowieVerdict: Obviously I like this since it's been stuck in my head :p
Wyclef Jean ft. The Rock, Melky & Sedek - It Doesn't Matter
Μου ήρθε στον νού αυτό το τραγούδι τις προάλλες...
This week in the Greek charts
Friday, Jan 13 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Haven't gone to the Greek charts in a while. So, this week I hit up GreekBoston.com to see what's new in Greece.Αίνιγμα by BlaséVerdict: I like the mix of more traditional(ish) music and beats with hip hop. I was not aware of Blasé. I guess I need to look them up :-)
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Since the semester is starting tomorrow, this seemed like a good pump-you-up song to get through the semester ;-)
This week in German Charts
Friday, Jan 6 2017 10:36 | #FridayMusic, Deutsch, Entertainment, Germany, Music, music video, Musik, youtube
I started watching Berlin Station this past week, so Germany seemed like an appropriate stop for this week's charts. This is #3 on the charts this week Chöre by Mark FosterVerdict: Quite energizing. I like it. No idea about the lyrics - need to really brush up on my German...Still, I'd listen to this again (maybe even sing along to it...). ;-)
Facebook's year in Review
Figured out how to extricate this from facebook and upload it to YouTube.It's a little inaccurate (some old photos of me where tagged by someone, and I don't often post photos of myself on facebook, so that isn't as accurate as people who post a lot of Fb) - but it's fun to look at anyway. Και του χρόνου!
Χριστούγεννα - Δέσποινα Βανδή
Saturday, Dec 24 2016 13:00 | #musicrewind, Music, youtube, Γιορτές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Χριστούγεννα, Ψυχαγωγία
Καλή Χριστούγεννα!Σκεφτόμουν να βρω ένα τραγούδι από τα παλιά που να είναι και χριστουγεννιάτικο, και το iTunes μου θύμισε την Βανδή
This week in Χριστούγεννα Μιούζικ
Friday, Dec 23 2016 09:17 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Γιορτές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Χριστούγεννα
Λίγο νωρίς για Χριστουγεννιάτικα, αλλά βρήκα αυτό το συγκεκριμένο τραγούδι (καινούργιο για μένα αφού δεν το είχα ξανακούσει) οπότε το βάζω ως νέο και γιορτινό ;-)
Revolution (loot crate video)
The December theme for Loot Crate is revolution. Even though I cancelled my subscription and prevented it from auto-renewing (thus no more lootcrate...for now), I still liked this video. I hope the Assassin's Creed item isn't something that I regret not having ;-)
No Doubt - Just a Girl
Αυτό το τραγούδι μου θύμισε το λύκειο αυτή την περασμένη εβδομάδα.
This week in Japan
Every so often I log into Mixi, a Japanese social network akin to Facebook. I got an invite to it back in the day when I was learning Japanese through JPod (and before they clamped down and required a Japanese cell phone number to join). I guess the Japanese don't like gaijin joining their social networks ;-) In any case, Asian Kung-Fu Generation was advertised when I logged in so
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
Not quite "retro" but it's been a while since I've heard this song. Before I looked this up this video for this post, I am not sure I had seen the official video (so I guess a potential NSFW warning here?)
This week in the US charts
Back to the US for this week's music sampling.USABlack Beatles by Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane Verdict: Interesting...but in the end it was a bit m'eh for me...
Assassin's Creed Chronicles : Russia | Done!
Wednesday, Dec 7 2016 02:00 | 3DS, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, frustration, nintendo, PSP, video games, VideoGames, Windows, XBOX, youtube
добрый день товарищ!Man...that's DONE! Holy smokes! What the heck? Whaaaaaat?OK... I guess that I need to collect myself better before writing posts and game reviews. I just finished playing Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (just now for me, a few days ago chronologically) and all I have to say is "Effff yoouuuuuu!" This game was one frustrating piece
Nerf Herder (I don't wanna be no) - The Younglings
This song has been sticking around in my head these past few weeks (and I am not a huge Star Wars fan!)
This week in Romanian music
Not sure why I thought of Romania, but I don't think that I've head music from the Romanian charts before...so I looked around.RomaniaYalla by InnaVerdict: This is definitely my kind of music. Need to find more of Inna. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Arabic as well (didn't seem like the kind of singer who would be multilingual). Can't vouch for the accuracy of the Arabic, but
Dur dur d'etre bebe
Χα χα! Τι θυμήθηκα...
Despotism - How a nation slides into it (1946)
This is found via BoingBoing, and the Encyclopedia Britannica.Something to think about in Trump's America...
This Week in Portugal
I am not sure if I've heard anything from the Portuguese music charts...so here it goes! This was #1 in the charts in Portugal this past weekPortugalAté pensei que fosse minha by Antonio ZambujoVerdict: This song is probably good for a cold and snowy day, sitting by the fireplace. Other than that, for me, it doesn't really strike a cord (pun intended) ;-)
Συρματόπλεγμα - Αλκαίος
Κάποιο άλλο τραγούδι μου είχε έρθει στον νού για αυτή την εβδομάδα, αλλά το ξέχασα (χα!). Όπως ερχόμουν πίσω σπίτι σήμερα όμως θυμήθηκα ένα του Αλκαίου...
This week in the Norwegian charts
Just like before, there seem to be a lot of English language tracks on the Norwegian charts. The top for this past week is as follows:The Weeknd by Starboy feat. Daft PunkVerdict: Not bad. I like the music video (visuals). The song itself seems, to me anyway, as a good song to drive to. That said, I am not sure I am crazy about the "hey! here I am! Look at me! I am the new kid on the block!
Coolio ft. L.V - Gangsta's Paradise
I remember the movie coming out, and the song, but I don't think I had ever seen the video (no cable or MTV when I was in high school).
This week in Japan (?!)
Friday, Nov 11 2016 09:54 | #FridayMusic, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Music, music video, youtube, 日本語
I don't know if this technically counts as a song...but it's got a beat, and it's got words...so I guess it might be one? This was discovered while watching @midnight (a comedy web-culture show) this morning. Japan (?)PPAP ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン「ロング」バージョン by PIKOTARO(ピコ太郎)Verdict: No words are sufficient to describe this... just "LOL" I guess?
Music Rewind: Pretty fly for a white guy
This past week I was looking up musicians from well known bands who had earned some sort of doctorate. I came across Dexter Holland from the Offspring...which immediately reminded me of this song (it's buried somewhere in my iTunes library). Brings back memories ;-)
This week in Italy
Friday, Nov 4 2016 12:22 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, italiano, Music, music video, musica, youtube
This week I (virtually) swung over to Italy to see what is new in their charts. Benji & Fede's new album 0+ is out, and this song seems to be popular there. Let's hear ItalyAmore Wi-Fi by Benji & FedeVerdict: Catchy song. It's slow enough to keep in the background while working, and from a language learning perspective quite easy to understand. Maybe I need to check out their
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer
A new call of duty game is coming out soon! (well it might be out, but without a current generation console I can't play it yet). This trailer looks good, and it appears to tackle the topic of alien invasion of earth :) I wonder if it keeps within the continuity of the previous CoD games I've played...
Monday, Oct 31 2016 02:00 | Action, Facebook, FanFilm, halloween, Horror, Humor, video games, VideoGames, youtube
What happens when Mario dies? Something found via facebook this weekend :-) Happy Halloween to you out there :-)
Μαντώ - Μάτια Παγόβουνα
Το είχα ξεχάσει αυτό το τραγούδι, και μου άρεσε αρκετά όταν βγήκε. Η μουσική μου θυμίζει λίγο ταινίες δράσης της εποχής.
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 28 2016 05:26 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Another one from MTV spain while on vacation.I liked the energy of this song and the clip itselfSpainKiss the sky by Jason Derulo
浜崎 あゆみ (Ayumi Hamasaki) - Hana
Back in the early 2000s when I listened to JPOP and KPOP this was one of the first songs I came across. Still don't speak much Japanese, still don't understand the lyrics, still love this song ;-) The video is that great in terms of audio (as most live recorded performances), but it gives you an idea :-)
Nintendo Switch - pretty interesting
Saturday, Oct 22 2016 03:00 | Entertainment, Games, nintendo, preview, Video, video games, VideoGames, youtube
Nintendo's new gaming console seems like a mix of mobile and at-home console gaming. Seems pretty interesting, and it reminds me of the stuff that OQO tried to do with computing. Let's see how it goes :)
This week in Spain
Another song from MTV spain discovered while taking a break from museums. This seems a lot like one of those songs that is in mind but the music video makes little sense. I tuned in during the spin-exercise scene and I was like "WTF?!"SpainSide to Side y by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
ΤΡΥΠΕΣ - Ταξιδιάρα Ψυχή
Να και ένα καινούργιο (για μένα) κλίπ για ένα τραγούδι που μου υπενθύμισε το iTunes...
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 14 2016 05:47 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Something from the music channel Sol Musica in Spain. I liked this song, but I am not a fan of the vocals (frayed voice?)SpainBetter than he can by Shawn Mendez
Moros y Christianos, Sagunt 2016
Took some video of the Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) parade in Sagunto Spain.Here is part 4 of 4 (the longest video) to get a sense of the parade and costuming. It's a little game of thrones, but it looks fun. The festival of Moros y Cristianos represents the capturing of the cities by the Moors, and the subsequent recapturing (reconquista) by Christian armies.
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon
This week iTunes reminded me of Thievery Corporation and The Richest Man in Babylon. A little too mellow for my regular music listening. Interesting lyrics though
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 7 2016 05:15 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
This is something I happened upon on MTV spain one day when we were taking a break from visiting museums. Interesting video clip and the music is upbeat enough for me.SpainFiesta in el infierno by Fangoria
ATB - Feel Alive (Duende Mix)
This week on #musicrewind, iTunes reminded me of ATB (all the best), and Feeling Alive. Need to listen to my iTunes more frequently...
This week in Spain
Friday, Sep 30 2016 06:32 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, restaurants, spain, vacation, youtube
I heard this song in Barcelona this week while having Tapas at a local restaurant. I think the song was the versione arabe, but this seems to be the regular version.RussiaNe me jugez pas by Sawt el Atlas
Μαριάντα Περίδη - Βάλε Φαντασία
Αυτή την εβδομάδα το iTunes μου έδωσε τον Μαριάντα Πιερίδι. Δεν το είχα ξαναδεί, και η διασκευή στο iTunes έχει πιό πολύ beat. Και αυτό το κλιπάκι λίγο μούφα, αλλά σαν την μούφα του Νίνο την περασμένη εβδομάδα όχι :p
This week in the Russian charts...
Friday, Sep 23 2016 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from the last 2 weeks (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaMy Way by Calvin HarrisVerdict: This song reminded me that I don't know the lyrics to the original My Way, so I need to look those up. As far as this song goes
Νίνο - Σέξι
Είπα να χρησιμοποιήσω μια καινούργια μέθοδο για να βρίσκω #musicrewing - να χρησιμοποιώ το iTunes σε shuffle ;-) Αυτή την εβδομάδα το iTunes μου έδωσε τον Νίνο. Το κλιπάκι το βρίσκεις εδώ άμα θες να το δείς, αλλά είναι μούφα. Όπως λέει και
This week in Russia(n music)
Friday, Sep 16 2016 10:11 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from last week (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaЦелого мира мало by Полина Гагарина feat. БастааVerdict: A bit too much on the melancholy end for my liking. It's not bad,
What's next for the iPhone?
So... this week Apple announced the iPhone 7, and due to their "courageous" stance (barf! seriously Phil! Barf!) they removed the headphone jack. Not courage at all - just making one more thing obsolete, or so you hope. Now, granted, in my day to day use of my phone I use my motorola S305 bluetooth headphones, so I personally won't be missing the jack (unless I am flying and I can't
United Citizen Federation & Sarah Brightman - Starship Trooper
It's a little odd to think of Starship Troopers being released almost 20 years ago (time for a remake? ;-) ). This song was something that was playing a ton on local (prefecture-wide) Greek television channel during their music hour in the middle of the day. I haven't been able to find the actual music video that played on TV back then (that contained scenes from the movie), so this will
This week in Russia
Friday, Sep 9 2016 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
I think I'll be staying with Russia for the next few weeks (maybe September is charts-in-Russian month ;-) ), both because I can actually understand the language a bit, and I like their pop music. RussiaТвои Глаза by ЛободаVerdict: The title of the song translates to 'your eyes'. The video sounds as good as one would expect of a live recording. A better audio version
Revolution story wrap up - a bit of a let-down
Tuesday, Sep 6 2016 02:00 | Comic Book, Entertainment, netflix, revolution, Sci-Fi, Television, youtube
[Spoilers] Recently I found the series of four digital comics which wrap up the television series Revolution which I has been watching on Netflix (see related post from a week or so ago). The second season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, so the story was just dangling out there. The linked video on youtube is a commentary by the writers on the first comic book.So, what happens in
Meanwhile Thor was being a normal mortal...
What Thor was doing during the events of Captain America: Civil War. LOL. :-) This came by way of faceboook...
NΕΒΜΑ feat. NiVo - Απ' αυτούς που λατρεύεις να μισείς(Dj Rico)
Βιντέο δεν βρήκα για αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά και χωρίς music video καλό είναι για να αρχίσουμε το #musicrewind του Σεπτέμβρη :-)
This week in Music: Russia
Friday, Sep 2 2016 11:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This week, on the spur of the moment I decided to have a look at what's on top on the Russian charts. In previous weeks I think I had come across many American songs on the charts (at least the ones I found) but this week I saw one chart listing that seemed more local. That said, I might be visiting these charts more frequently since I like Russian, as a language, even though I haven't studied
Goin' Through - Πόσο μαλάκας είσαι
Άλλος ένα τραγούδι για όσους τα έχουν πάρει ;-)
This week in music: Brazil
This week, in light of the closing of the Olympics, I am visiting Brazilian musicBrazilTudo Com Você by Victor & LeoVerdict: Interesting song. Sounds like something I've heard before.
Goin' Through & Tns - 12 παρά
Sunday, Aug 21 2016 01:30 | #musicrewind, hiphop, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, χιπχοπ
Μάλλον χιπχοπ μήνας ο Αύγουστος ;-)
This week in music: Ghana
I was trying to think of a country that I haven't 'visited' yet in my music explorations and Ghana was it! Seems like this track recently got the music video released, so it seems to be at the top of the charts (I guess viewer discretion is advised?)GhanaOne more time by MzBellVerdict: Catchy tune. Wouldn't mind if this were playing in the background.
ΤERROR X CREW - Να Τους Δω Να Τρεχουν (Rock Version 1995)
Sunday, Aug 14 2016 02:00 | #musicrewind, hiphοp, music video, remix, rock, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία, χιπχοπ
Από Ελληνική χιπ-χοπ δεν γνώριζα μέχρι να γνωρίσω την λίλα και την μαργώ, και αυτό ήταν από τα πρώτα τραγούδια που άκουσα σε αυτο το στύλ Για μένα είναι το τραγούδι που λεει "αγαμίς'" σε κάποιους συγκεκριμένους τύπους που
Resident Evil: The final chapter trailer
Saturday, Aug 13 2016 04:00 | Action, Entertainment, ResidentEvil, survivalHorror, suspense, trailer, video games, VideoGames, youtube
Woah! I think I need to do a marathon re-watch of all resident evil movies in preparation for this ;-)
Στέρεο Νόβα ft. Σταμάτη Κραουνάκη - Νόχι
Για το Αύγουστο λέω να #musicrewind να είναι Ελληνικά.Αυτό θα πρέπει να το βάλω και του χρόνου αφού κλείουν 20 χρόνια από τότε που το πρώτοάκουσα χαχα :-)
Simpsons 3 a.m. call
ROFL! Some political humor from the Simpsons for this electoral period:
CEASE And DESIST: A Star Trek Fan Production
ROFL! This is pretty funny ;-) I saw it muted and it seemed dumb, but with the audio on it's pretty funny :-) Reminds me a bit of the Axanar parody a month or so ago back.
Nek - Se una regola c'è
Sunday, Jul 31 2016 02:00 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Κλείνουμε τον μήνα του Nek με το Se una regola c'è.Ακόμα με κάνει να σκέφτομαι κάποια παλιά :-)
Pokemon GO gets a little too real
A little video game and cultural humor for you on this fine summer Friday :-) Pokemon GO gets a little too real ;-)
Fun-O-Rama - A Futurama Fan Film
This came across my radar recently: a live action futurama fan film (probably just a trailer, but still).There is something odd and creepy about it, but it did get a laugh out of me :-)
Nek - Laura non c'è
Sunday, Jul 24 2016 03:30 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Κλασσικό τραγούδι. Θύμαμαι όταν βγήκε αρχικά αυτή η μίξη (1998;)
Nek - La vita è
Sunday, Jul 17 2016 03:00 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Άλλο ένα τραγούδι από τα παλιά... Πρέπει να αρχίσω πάλι τα Ιταλικά :-)
Nek - Ci sei tu
Sunday, Jul 10 2016 06:30 | #musicrewind, italiano, music video, musica, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Ψυχαγωγία
Θυμάμαι όταν αγόρασα το single... Ίσως ήταν ένας κακός οιωνός ;-)
Στέλλα Γεωργιάδου - Τώρα μου μιλάει
Ψςςςς... τι μου θύμησες τώρα...1998; 1999;
This week in Music - USA, Austria, Korea, and France...
This week, my music homework from the billboard chartsUSAOne Dance by Drake feat. WizKid and KylaVerdict: M...eh. It's OK as background music, but not really to my taste for music. Too "sleepy" and dream sequence. AustriaThe sound of Silence by DisturbedVerdict: I like the visual of the music video, but this song is way to melancholy for me. KoreaNot spring, love, or cherry blossoms (봄,사랑,벚꽃
Agents of Yesterday official trailer
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016 01:30 | complaint, Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, trailer, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I was not convinced that I would be starting up a new character for this expansion, but after this trailer I am pumped! I may just create a new UFP character, do the faction specific missions, and then just use DOFF missions to level up to level 60. I might even skip most missions that I've done (at least) 4 times already. I guess this character falls into the tertiary category because
Now that's some fallout!
Monday, Jun 27 2016 11:48 | audio drama, audiobooks, axanar, Facebook, FanFilm, legal, StarTrek, youtube
Late last week CBS and Paramount put forth official guidelines for Fan Films using Star Trek as their basis. There was the usual firestorm on the forums facebook on his in the various Star Trek fan film communities. This seems to have had a really huge chilling effect on all current fan film productions, including audio dramas. I chose to not really participate in this discussion