Westworld On Film & HBO’s New Series: Why You Should Be Watching #Westworld

Westworld On Film & HBO’s New Series: Why You Should Be Watching #Westworld Yesterday marked the debut of HBO’s re-imagined Westworld television series, and to celebrate the launch I sat through the classic film Westworld and then watched the series premiere on HBO Now directly thereafter. Hindsight being 20/20, I feel that this was probably the best way I could have experienced the premiere. There is a foundation that is superbly laid down by the feature film, which gives a clear vision of what the company Delos Destinations is, how…

Packy Smith – Submissions for the BioWare #ExplorersWanted Contest #MassEffectAndromeda #space

Packy Smith – Submissions for the BioWare Explorers Wanted Contest – Mass Effect Andromeda Howdy to all Bioware employers and fellow blog readers alike! Today I am blogging for an exceptionally important reason, and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you what I am hoping to accomplish. However, I am not frog and you are not a bunny, so before we jump too far ahead of ourselves, let’s slow our roll just a touch to give me a brief opportunity to explain myself. Recently, video game developer BioWare,…

And Now For Something Completely Different… The Olympics! #rio2016

And Now For Something Completely Different… The Olympics! #rio2016 Some folks love Baseball, some prefer Basketball, and a healthy amount eagerly await the Football season like a pack of wild ravenous hyenas looking for freshly grilled meat to eat on their tailgating excursions. Me? I don’t watch any professional sports anymore. I was a huge supporter of baseball in my youth, and I even occasionally enjoyed some basketball, but much like the Star Wars films, as I get older I find that there is no valid reason to keep supporting…

Open Letter to @SEGA – Here’s the Plan #Phoenix #VideoGames

Open Letter to SEGA – Here’s the Plan! From the Ashes of the Past 15 Years: A New SEGA Can Be Born! Full Disclosure: I love SEGA. As in from my first SEGA Genesis in 1990 all the way through to my Dreamcast console that saw it’s run end in the early 2000s, I hardly played any other gaming platforms. I never owned a SNES or an original Playstation while they were popular, I bought them used many years after the fact. SEGA was my home, and at the time they…

Essential Listening: Christopher Anton #payitforward @Chris_Anton

Essential Listening: Synthpop Christian, Christopher Anton! Reach Out And Touch Faith! For the entire month of June I am “paying it forward” to a handful of creatives that I believe truly deserve some recognition. I’ve covered a lot of different acts, primarily rock artists, and one awesome country band. Now it’s time to get your feet moving with some hard hitting dance beats! Bringing this week of musically themed celebrations to a close, I felt that it would feel good to end on an upbeat and inspirational note. Christopher Anton…

Essential Listening: Amanda Palmer #payitforward @amandapalmer

Essential Listening: Cabaret Rock Star, Amanda Palmer! A True Renaissance Woman Capable of Just About Everything! All month long I’m paying it forward to a small select group of folks that I feel could use a signal boost (for the blog schedule this month, click here). Last week I went local, covering the creative accomplishments of a handful of my friends. Both Craig Kotfas and Rody Hillman have recorded full length albums for purchase (you can read their articles here and here, respectively), and Bobby Baham has filmed and released…

Essential Listening: The Mavericks #payitforward @MavericksMusic

Essential Listening: Defiantly Independent Country Band, The Mavericks! Fine Providers of Music For All Occasions! The last couple entries have been rock n’ roll bands, so today we are going to go a little country. Although, to be fair, it would be a tad disingenuous to call the Mavericks purely a country band. They are one of those 1 in a million bands that started out definitively as one thing, and then reemerged on the other end as something else (and frankly far better) altogether. I find transformations like their’s…

Essential Listening: Islands #payitforward @NickfromIslands

Essential Listening: Indie Darlings, Islands! Purveyors of Fine Sonic Soundscapes and Cheerfully Macabre Pop/Rock Tunes! Yesterday we went neo-glam with Spacehog (see that post here), today we are switching to the layered indie pop/rock band Islands. All month long I’m paying it forward to a variety of friends, bands, video games, and movies that I feel deserve a pat on the back and a signal boost. I’m always on the hunt for new bands and sounds to keep my ears satisfied. A decade ago, a friend of mine, Jesus Torres,…

Essential Listening: Spacehog #payitforward @SPACEHOG

Essential Listening: Glam Mavens, Spacehog! Effectively the Last Bastion of Glam Rock on the Planet Last week I paid tribute to some personal friends of mine who had been making some seriously awesome things happen, 2 musicians: Craig Kotfas and Rody Hillman with full LP album releases, as well as 1 film maker: Bobby Baham who has released a variety of short film projects. This week I will be focusing on a small group of professional recording artists who have put out some tremendously great music, and have remained successful, albeit mostly…

People Getting It Done: Guerilla Indie Film Maker Bobby Baham #payitforward

I Love It When I See Friends of Mine Getting Creative Things Done! Today’s Spotlight is on the MDD Himself (don’t ask): Bobby Baham! After putting the focus on my friends Craig Kotfas and Rody Hillman, who have been given the gift of musical talent (amongst other talents), I thought it would be a nice change of pace to shine a light on a pal of mine who has been bitten by the film bug, Bobby Baham. Shooting films is a tough racket. It’s not just as simple as getting a couple…