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Thursday, July 26, 2012

cdza music

While getting lost in the internets, I stumbled upon cdza music's 'History of Wooing Women'.

It's an awesome idea and nicely highlights how awful popmusic has become.
Just wish his voice was a little stronger. It works for doowop but, once he hits the Beatles, he starts to struggle.

However, after watching that one, I checked out their YouTube page and was pleasantly surprised with their 'History Of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics' (the vocalist's voice may have contributed).

And this one was just impressive:
'An Abridged History of Western Music in 16 Genres'
One take???

Anyway, be sure to check out their YouTube page for more.
It's always nice to support musicians who are actually good at their craft and respect the history.

Song of the Moment: Hunter Hayes - Wanted

Sappy country love song.

The music video is a little lame, but he's young (20 years old... I feel ancient).

Monday, July 23, 2012

Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

So, Train has a new song out.
Train's new song isn't very good.
Train's new song also sounds suspiciously like Andrew Lloyd Weber's theme from 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Have a listen:
(I cut to the parts where they sound alike, but definitely give the full songs a listen).

Train: (0:35, but it's part of the chorus)

The Phantom of the Opera: (0:18)

Andrew Lloyd Webber is notorious for ripping off old classics but, in this case, it seems like he is the one being copied.
(thanks to emoony)

That said, I do still like Train...
Anyone want to see them in concert?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Goodbye Joos

So there's a Groupon today for drink called Joos. (Never heard of it before, is it new?)

I see what they're trying to do with the clever spelling, but when I first read it, I didn't think "juice".

I thought:

Might just be me though...
Anyone else?

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Game: Cargo Bridge

Just discovered a new game on Google Chrome (though I'm sure you can play it on other browsers).

Cargo Bridge is another bridge building game, but it is rare that I can utilize my engineering training in games, so I almost have to play them when I can.

It's very similar to other bridge building games, but there's a nice UI switch when you're in bridge-building mode vs. simulation mode.

Obviously blueprints are for design work:

And Marioland look-a-like is for simulation running:

You can see there's a budget (upper right-hand corner) and in later levels you have the option of using wooden or steel linkages.

Again, here's the link: http://webstore.limexgames.net/cargo_bridge/index.html
You can also find it in the Chrome web store. (I've also noticed there are no ads when you play via Chrome app).

Wednesday, July 4, 2012