Monday, May 31, 2010

Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession

Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession

Review: Yet another videogame documentary. I guess most of it's because I've seen a lot of them lately, but this one is kind of boring.

Vinnie Paz - Season of the Assassin (review)


Vinnie Paz - Season of the Assassin

I've been a fan of Jedi Mind Tricks for years. At the first glance it must seem kind of weird if you know me and now what kind of hip-hop I usually listen to. Not a lot of guns and violence there. JMT however is full of violent imagery as well as machisimo. So why do I like it so much? Well, it all comes down to the comibiantion of amazing productions by Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and the honest straight to the point lyrics by Vinnie Paz. Vinnie also has one of my favourite voices in music.
So when I found out that Vinnie was going to release a solo album I was both happy and a bit apprehensive. I looked forward to hearing him do his thing all over again, but was not sure what to expect since Stoupe was not doing any of the productions on the album.
Season of the Assassin, who was originally called Assassin's Creed, has now leaked a couple of weeks before it's release and what do I think of it? I love it! All my fears when it comes to the productions was squashed almost immediately. Producers such as Sicknature, Madlib, Da Beatminerz and Lord Finesse have all come up with great beats that really goes well with Vinnies style. I won't get tired of Season of the Assassin anytime soon.

Rating: 3.5/5

End of May

I was going to write the promised review of Vinnie Paz album Season of the Assassin today. I might still do that, but something else has come up that actually sounds like more fun. My friend Sanna have a literary blog called Läserskan which I always find a treat to read. And now she's asked me to answer some questions regarding books and reading to be posted at her blog. So today that's what I'm going to do. That, and listen to Yelawolf, watching Video Game Invasion and reading Skinheads by John King. Life as usual that is.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Orust

No, I haven't disappeared. Just been offline for a couple of days recharging my batteries on the beautiful island of Orust. But now I'm back. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Noah23 - Bright Green Laces

From Noah23s upcoming album Fry Cook on Venus comes the video to Bright Green Laces.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vinnie Paz - Season of the Assassin

Finally it's here. Review will be up shortly.

Being Human Season 2

What better way to treat a severe hangover than to watch the second season of Being Human?

Woody Allen

My goal for the rest of 2010: See every movie made by Woody Allen.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Book Additions


Crumb

Crumb

Review: Really interesting and compelling movie about comic legend Robert Crumb. A weird guy for sure, but amazing at the same time.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Buck 65 - The Lost Tapes trailer

Here's the trailer for The Lost Tapes, the upcoming DVD from Buck 65 out June 8.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Open Mike Eagle - I Rock

Here's the video to I Rock, one of the videos from Open Mike Eagles blazing debut Unapologetic Art Rap.

Open Mike Eagle - I Rock from Mush Records on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fish Tank

Fish Tank

Review: Finally got around to see this flick. Well worth watching, but not all that it's cranked up to be.

The Pacific

I just watched the last episode of The Pacific. I had been looking forward to this show since I first heard about it. I totally loved Band of Brothers and couldn't wait to see the pacific version. And it was good. But it never really got close to Band of Brothers. Had a lot to live up to though. And Åke, you will get both series this summer.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I, Videogame

A couple of hours of videogame history. That's my kind of Sunday.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Som när man cyklar till den man är kär i

Tomorrow it's time to check out Göteborgs Indiekör. I missed out on their concert last year so now it's really about time.



Shaun of the Dead

A good read as well as an amazing movie.

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

Review: Slightly entertaining movie about John Lennons early years. Didn't quite live up to my expectations though.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Kina Spiser De Hunde

I Kina Spiser De Hunde

Review: After many years I finally got around watching this movie. What is there to say then? Well, both Blinkende Lygter and Brødre (all three movies written by Anders Thomas Jensen) is way better than this one. This one is just stupid. In a no fun kind of way.

Documentary Time Again

Hated


Satan rir Media

Sunday, May 09, 2010

In the Headphones This Week

Friday, May 07, 2010

Dez & Nobs - Kat Von D

The latest video from Dez & Nobs amazing album Rocky Dennis.

Epicly Later'd John Cardiel

Review: Documentary about skater John Cardiel. Never heard of him before seeing this, but it's a really fun watch. Or as people say, that dude is totally narly!

The Man Who Souled the World

The Man Who Souled the World

Review: A documentary about Steve Rocco, the man who transformed the skateboard industry from corporate to skater owned with a do-it-yourself punk attitude. He is the one who gave Spike Jonze his first directing work, he founded World Industries, he discovered Jason Lee and founded Big Brother Magazine (who later spawned Jackass). Really interesting and entertaining documentary even if you're not really into skateboarding at all.

Next on the Reading List

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Following Sean

Following Sean

Review: This must be Kristians week. This is like the 3rd or 4th movie he's recommended to me this week. And guess what? They have all been good!

Frag

Frag

Review: Why change a winning strategy? Keep bringing documentaries about gaming! At least I will watch them.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

High Score

High Score

Review: Yeah, why not? Let us watch yet another documentary about geeks playing arcade games! High Score is about gamer Bill Carltons attempt to break the record on Missile Command.

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcades

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcades

Review: I had to listen to good old Kristian once more and check out Chasing Ghosts: Beyond The Arcades too. I was perhaps not as warm and captivating as The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, but really interesting and more in-depth than the former.


The King of Kong - A Fistful of Quarters

The King of Kong - A Fistful of Quarters

Review: My friend Kristian recommended this movie to me. And I'm glad he did. It's a great documentary about the top Donkey Kong players in the world. Sounds geeky? Well it is, but is also a very good documentary regardless if you ever played the game or not.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Movie Sunday

Saturday, May 01, 2010

May Day

I'm starting the day of with:


Then it's time for:


Followed by: