Sound City Documentary Review


sound cityLast year, on March 12, ex- Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, released his directorial debut, Sound City. Sound City is a documentary about a California recording complex that served as a recording studio to artists such as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Rick Springsfield, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ghrol’s goal with the documentary was to have a story about the soundboard at Sound City and how it obtained the human element/sound within the music.

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Rock Band: Five Years of Experiencing a Game Franchise That Rocks – Part II


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Previously on my Rock Band retrospective, I wrote about my experiences with the game’s franchise, starting from when I first heard about the game and played the first installment to playing LEGO Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band.  In Part II of my Rock Band retrospective feature, I cover from the introduction of Rock Band Network and go all the way to their latest entry to the franchise, Rock Band Blitz.

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Rock Band: Five Years of Experiencing a Game Franchise That Rocks (Part I)


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Where were you in November 2007?  For many gamers (if not all), they started experiencing a game that would later become one of the best franchises ever put out by a gaming studio called Harmonix.  On November 20th, 2007, a game called Rock Band came out, which expanded on the guitar game play from their previous work on Guitar Hero and combined additional elements, such as drums and vocals.  In celebration of its fifth anniversary, I’m writing about my experiences playing a most beloved game series in the form of a two-part blog feature.  Part I will start from the time when I first heard of the game and will cover from the beginning and all the way through my experiences with LEGO Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band.

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Upvote Joe’s Ideal Concert


My ideal concert would be held in Athens Concert Hall on New Year’s Eve. To open the performance, Daft Punk would debut a 15-minute mix of their most popular tracks. As their set closes down, Incubus arrives to play their hits such as “Drive” and “Pardon Me,” as well as covering old-school rock songs.

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