Ramblings – The Belmonts


Hey guys, welcome back!  I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this week, but then late Saturday night I decided to check out the website of The Megas.  Now, if you’re a longtime reader of my column, you know I discussed The Megas before.  They’re a group that did lyrical covers of Mega Man music.  Normally I don’t like it when people put lyrics to instrumental video game music, but The Megas did it so damn well that I just love their three major albums.  But now they’re branching out into Castlevania music with their newest album, The Belmonts.  Only three tracks are on the album, and it’s no doubt a teaser to a larger project.  So how is this new excursion of theirs?  Let’s find out. More

The Final Countdown: Pop Culture Curmudguin

Growing up, it took me a long time to get to where I could enjoy the music of my generation, outside of music video shows like Nickelodeon’s Nick Rocks.  There was especially a big delay in enjoying Rock music.  As a treat in school, I got to enjoy listening to the cassette (look up what a cassette is on Wikipedia kids) labelled Europe’s The Final Countdown album.  Recently I finally found after who knows how many years my copy of the CD (don’t need to look up what that is yet) of the album.  So for this PCC, I am looking at each of the songs on this album.

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Pop Culture Curmudguin #12: Kick Ass Patriotic Tunes

I have felt a craving all day to write something celebrating Independence Day here in the United States.  I have a great love for my country, and know it is the greatest that was ever placed on this green Earth.  I also love great tunes, so for this Fourth of July celebration I am sharing some of the greatest songs with a patriotic theme.


Congrats to SFU’s Own Logan From the Future: 1st Place $1000-winner of the Unsigned Celebrity Concert Series, New York City

Logan Wins $1000 in NYC!!

That’s right, our very own Boxing Analyst and Host of our World Championship Boxing podcast, Logan the Time Traveler, grabbed 1st Place in one of the fiercest Hip Hop competitions in New York City!! Logan beat out 30 other MCs to win the top spot and $1000 cash, performing his latest banger, “Playa Playa“, Available for listen/download HERE!!

The Epitome of Randomness #9 – Stephen Sondheim’s Company [REVIEW]

One’s impossible, two is dreary, three is company, safe and cheery…

How do I decide to cap off my weekend at the movies (seriously – this is the third time this weekend I’ve been to a movie theater – haven’t done THAT in a while) – by checking out…a musical? And it’s wasn’t even a film musical…an ACTUAL musical (well, more of a staged concert to be technical about it). I guess I took seeing the ads for it two days in a row as a sign that it was something worth checking out, so I did – after all, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks – all in ONE show? And singing (or at least attempting to sing)? I’d be lying if I said that that didn’t peak my interest at least a little.

So, here I am – just back from watching Stephen Sondheim’s Company at my little neighborhood arthouse theatre. I knew I had to get all my thoughts on this out of my system, so I decided to type up something brief about the show; and since I’m not necessarily reviewing a MOVIE this time, I figured I’d make this column The Epitome of Randomness #9.

So, enough chatter – was this melting pot of TV stars and Broadway veterans worth the trip (and the extra price tag that came with it)? Click on the link and find out! More

Video – SNL Digital Short: “Jack Sparrow” (feat. Michael Bolton)

The official video for The Lonely Island’s new single off their latest album, Turtleneck & Chain (which is out next Tuesday), “Jack Sparrow”, feat. (OF ALL PEOPLE) Michael Bolton.

One of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen, and if you’re a cinephile (like me) it is your OFFICIAL DUTY to watch this video NOW!