Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ninja Tune on E-Music

Ninja-Tune, one of the premiere trip-hop, beats and breaks and electronic labels around has just added over fifty albums to E-Music's online store.
Check out the line-up here.

If you like artists like Herbalizer, Coldcut or 9 Lazy 9 then you really should give it a look.

New Music For Me!

So this month's $20 got me the following albums from E-Music:

Broadway Project - Compassion
Blue States - Nothing Changes Under The Sun
Ursula 1000 - Kinda' Kinky
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man in Babylon
Arkestra One - Arkestra One
Various Artists - Den of Thieves: The Sound of Eighteenth Street Lounge Music
Karminsky Experience Inc. - The Power of Suggestion

Not bad, eh?

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Best Seven Soldiers Moments Thus Far

I recently received the books I had been missing and I'm now completely caught up with the Seven Soldiers. Which means I can stop shying away from the message boards in fear of reading spoilers.

The following is my list of some of the best moments in the series so far.
Warning: there are SPOILERS here.

Shining Knight- the revelation of who the Shining Knight really is and the "knighting".
Guardian- the Newsboy Legion's look into their future.
Zatanna- the seance, "not again" says Winter, the Don's final stand and the trip through time-space.
Klarion- "I forgive you, Mother"
Mister Miracle- the gruesome fate of Shilo and the introduction of the Female Furies.
Bulleteer- the truth about the Seven Soldiers from #0 and the missing 7th member.
Frankenstein- Melmoth's telling of Frankie's origin.

Sad to see the FBI agent go bye-bye in Bulleteer, I thought she was pretty cool. I felt her demise was a bit sudden and for some reason I missed the connection to her sister's fiance.

As for Spyder and Vigilante's re-appearances...
I can see how one was spared since he seems to be working for the other side now, but the other... I'm assuming it has to do with his "curse"...

Speaking of which, I found the "curse" to be a great example of expanding on a character's history without tossing out what's come before. Who would have known?

I'm still shocked at what happened to Shilo, too. That was intense.

Overall, the series is coming together nicely. Weaved into a very compelling story.
I even liked the cameos of the subway car taking out the monster from Klarion in Guardian's book and Shilo's almost getting ran over by Klarion's mob on their way to steal the tunnelling vehicle.

It almost reminds me of how tightly Stan Lee had the Marvel Universe back when he first started it. It works best if one writer is covering all the books involved and Morrison's done an outstanding job of showing how the books are affected by one another.

Only five more issues to go and then I'll be wondering what I'm going to fill it's void with.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

New PSP Goodies

My income tax finally came in yesterday so I decided to increase my PSP collection.
What I picked up:

The Con
Hustle: Detroit Streets
World Championship Poker 2

Ghost in the Shell

Now I gotta find something that'll carry them all...

Monday, February 13, 2006

Memory Card Worthy Videos

These are the videos that I've found worth taking the time to convert for my PSP:

Bjork - All is Full of Love
Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
Lost trippy commercial
Aeon Flux - Breathe (Prodigy)
Aeon Flux (the original shorts)
Madonna - Nobody Knows Me (Aviddiva mix)
anything by the Gorillaz

Saturday, February 11, 2006

I Missed The Grammys

But I did find a great music video that shows clips of all of Madonna's appearances up until her last album.
It's a remix of "Nobody Knows Me" and lasts over eight minutes (95 mb).
It has been formatted to play on a PSP but will also play on your computer.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Super Spy Has Gone Weekly

The PSP comic, Super Spy, which previously made quite an impression with "Safehouse" has gone weekly. So far there's been three more installments.

Go here to check out "Spy Versus Spy", "The Super Spy" and "The Whisp".

Awesome stuff.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

7th Dimension Monday

Mind's Eye: Virtuoso (Episode 1 of 5) Click here to listen.
A woman's claim that her hands are possessed is met with scepticism, until psychotherapists Lorcan and Aoife see for themselves.

This week's schedule.

Monday, February 06, 2006

7th Dimension Sunday

The Twilight Zone: The Bard Click here to listen.
Julius Moomer summons a rather surprising ghost writer to boost his career, Shakespeare himself.

Wicca (Episode 3 of 8) Click here to listen.
James Follett's tale of Pentworth, a village cut off from the world after a UFO crash, and the power struggle ensuing.

This week's schedule.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

7th Dimension Saturday

A Dream of Armageddon (Episode 2 of 2) Click here to listen.
War is declared and the hero of HG Wells' anti-war story escapes with his wife in an attempt to shield her from the horrors.

Jefferson 37 (Episode 3 of 4) Click here to listen.
Dr Abbots tries to prove that clones have no emotions. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lucy discover what really happened to Carter 5.

This week's schedule.

7th Dimension Friday

Before Eden Click here to listen.
Is there life on Venus? A space adventure with a strong environmental message by Arthur C Clarke.

This week's schedule.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Seven Soldiers Speculations

"Which of the Seven Soldiers will betray the others? Which two will cross paths? Who will find love at the end of the world? Who will change forever? Who will face the ultimate villain? And which Soldier will die?"

1. Which will betray the others?

My guess is Klarion.
Why? The main theme in Klarion's series was betrayal and I'm guessing he's gonna find himself on the other side somehow.

2 and 3. Which two will cross paths?

My guess is Guardian and Shining Knight. Sword= Shining Knight, shield= Guardian.

4. Who will find love at the end of the world? Who will change forever?

Most definitely Zatanna. The underlying plot of her series was her looking for true love. I originally thought she and Shining Knight would meet through Vanguard, but she fits better in this slot.

5. Who will change forever?

Bulleteer. I haven't read any Bulleteer comics, yet. But I'm guessing that she'll probably be returned to normal.

6. Who will face the ultimate villain?

Mister Miracle. Just because he could find a way out if needed.

7. And which Soldier will die?

Frankenstein. Several reasons. First and foremost, I don't see keeping Frankenstein around as very possible since DC couldn't take full credit for the character. Second, he could just be regenerated.

What do you guys think? Who do you think will fill these spots?

Friday, February 03, 2006

More Seven Soldiers Goodness

I recently discovered a wonderful new site devoted to Morrison's SEVEN SOLDIERS. You can check it out here.
A bit of a warning, however: they have one very annoying pop-up ad.

Of course, it redeems itself quite well with the amount of content available.
A great addition to Barbelith's annotations and my own index.

7th Dimension Thursday

I Am Legend (Episode 9 of 9) Click here to listen.
Despite learning that the new society is preparing to attack him, Neville refuses to leave the sanctuary of his house.

This week's schedule.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

7th Dimension Wednesday

I Am Legend (Episode 8 of 9) Click here to listen.
Neville harbours doubts that Ruth is free from the plague and begins to regret the information he has shared with her.

This week's schedule.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Made My Previews Order Today

And I only felt compelled to order one book:

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III
Does the debut of an incredible new superteam begin here…or is this the end of the line for the most bizarre group of heroes ever known? Fresh from their hit miniseries, seven unique and unlikely soldiers must join forces to save humanity from its own future! The only catch? They can never meet!
Klarion, Zatanna, The Manhattan Guardian, Bulleteer, Mister Miracle, Frankenstein and The Shining Knight return for the epic conclusion to the Seven Soldiers mega-series, as the apocalyptic threat of the Sheeda intensifies to a terrifying, unexpected climax.
Which of the Seven Soldiers will betray the others? Which two will cross paths? Who will find love at the end of the world? Who will change forever? Who will face the ultimate villain? And which Soldier will die?
For all the answers, and much, much more, don't miss SEVEN SOLDIERS #1!
On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Guess it'll be a good month to catch up on trade paperbacks.

Eye Candy

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7th Dimension Tuesday

I Am Legend (Episode 7 of 9) Click here to listen.
The discovery of another living human leaves Neville shocked and deeply suspicious. Is Ruth all that she seems?

This week's schedule.