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Johnny Rock Dawson, again, this time with Brandon Wright, performing “Meet Me By the River’s Edge” on my front porch.

Johnny Rock DawsonRoger from SummerFest’s Rent and musician from the groups Partly Cloudy and Waiting For Patience, performs “Kentucky Thunderfuck” in my living room on the banjo. A song that he wrote in only thirty seconds, give or take.

If it shakes from my laughter in some sections: I apologize.

I don’t have a drinking problem, except when I can’t get a drink.

Tom Waits, from music’s Bad Liver and a Broken Heart

Night World No.1: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder by LJ Smith

Night World No.1's Front Cover

I admit it: I feel a bit ashamed of certain things that I gravitate towards. Vampires being one of those things. There’s just something about them. To live forever; to always be painstakingly beautiful; to see all of that history; to be cursed with a hunger that makes you a danger to everyone you know and love. I just can’t help my fascination.

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Borderlands… What is there to say? If I go into too much depth with it you’ll think that I’m exaggerating to the point of being crazy.

"Oh, no game could ever be that great, Hayley. What the Hell are you smoking?"

Think again, Peeps. It can, and it is! 

So, check it:

  1. The game’s got role-playing game qualities similar to Bethesda games (Elder Scrolls, Fallout, etc.).
  2. It’s a first person shooter, with more guns than you can keep track of. With qualities, again, throwing back to Bethesda games. Qualities like finding better weapons out in the wild versus buying them, weapons that have elemental advantages (fire, electricity, radiation, etc), and the ability to carry way more than your standard “two” with the beloved (and overrated) Call of Duty games.
  3. Limitless play time. If you beat the story line (which is fabulous) you can play through again at the same level you ended with in your first play through. Keep leveling up, baby! Leveling up equals fighting stronger enemies which equals being rewarded with weapons that cause more mayhem which in turn equals fantastically thrilling fight scenes.
  4. Vehicles. Psst: Fallout game-designers, GET A CLUE!
  5. Online Play. Psst: Bethesda game-designers, GET A BIGGER CLUE!
  6. Co-Op Splitscreen. I just want to refer to number 4 or 5 here, but I think my point has been made.

All in all I would say I’d give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I refuse to give them that extra half a star for one reason, which is the comic book-style look to the game.

Granted, it’s a pretty cool idea and an interesting spin on a game. It was a nice try, but no cigar. The realistic appearance of role playing games and first person shooters is what keeps me playing them for months straight. Cartoony, fun-graphics are only what I want to see in side scrollers, simulation, puzzles, etc.

2K Games released this game on 10/20/2009. Download content is available.

My Morning Jacket - Highly Suspicious

My Morning Jacket is a band that I got turned on to a few years ago when I went to see I’m Not There; a film loosely based on truth and rumors revolving around singer/songwriter, Bob Dylan.

The lead singer of the band, Jim James, was in the film. He performed “Goin’ to Acapulco” with the help of the band, Calexico. Ever since then I haven’t been able to get enough of them.

This happens to be one of my favorite songs that the band does; it’s called “Highly Suspicious” off of their album entitled “Evil Urges.”


Ok, so most of you have seen this trailer on TV and you’re like, “Ooooh, yeah. Another vampire movie, this time with kids. I am not paying to see that piece of shit.”

Yeah, you guys are sadly mistaken. If this movie ends up being half as good as the original version called Let the Right One In, which is done in Swedish with English subtitles, then it’s going to be well worth the cost of a movie ticket and then some.

World Party - All the Young Dudes

David Bowie is one Hell of a song writer, don’t you think?

"All of the Young Dudes" was originally recorded and released by Mott the Hoople. This version is one of many; it’s done by World Party, and it’s only found on the Clueless soundtrack. 

I dig it, so should you.

Dig video games? Love alcoholic beverages? This site is made for you… and me.

I just saw a preview for the new Splatterhouse game, and all I have to say is: “HOLY SWEET-TITS!”

This appears to be quite a good follow-up for the arcade and Genesis games. I can’t wait… No, really… I can’t. Who wants to help me hijack a truck that’s hauling copies of this?

I wish God would save us from just half of the people doing God’s work.

Dean Winchester, from TV’s Supernatural

Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead” trilogy, “Spider-Man” trilogy, and “Drag Me to Hell”) is doing a web series called “Zombie Roadkill.” It looks pretty amazing. Check it out.

You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.

Paul Varjak, from film’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This trailer was released at comicon for the new AMC series, The Walking Dead, based on the comics by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. I’m so freaking excited.

The Rudies - America...Fuck Yeah!

Buster’s bar on Saturday nights sounds like this.

I stole this photo from the band’s Myspace page.

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