Lots has been said about the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s shooting. I think this webcomic by letsbefriends.com subtlety but poignantly makes it’s statement. To understand the comic, you need to understand that in the Marvel Comics alternate world called the Ultimate world, Spider-Man is now a 12-year old half-Hispanic, half-Black boy named Miles Morales. Original Article
Over $46 to pull 11 gallons into my car. Again. Remind me why the oil companies would collapse without BILLIONS in subsidies?
Superman Vs. The Elite
My love of DCU Animated movies should by now be legend among readers of my ramblings. And so I present the trailer to the next one, Superman Vs. The Elite, to be released June 12, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1HnuovilE One of my favorite experiences of San Diego Comic Con 2011 was viewing the premiere big screen debut of the DCU Animated adaption of Batman: Year One. At WonderCon, was...
Wonder Woman #7—plot twist or revisionist sexism?
As anyone who is reading the “New 52” relaunch of Wonder Woman can tell you, this isn’t your grandmother’s Wonder Woman. Brian Azzerello and Cliff Chiang have created a vital, modern, vibrant hero. The art has been absolutely gorgeous, the plotting and writing superb. Azzerello stated repeatedly that he wanted to veer from the standard “superhero” story, and...
New interview with me on Wicked Little Pixie's...
I did an interview for Wicked Little Pixie for its Music & Books category of authors who are also musicians. I talk about my influences as a writer, what I’ve been reading, and Ember After. Check it out here. And while you’re there, look around the rest of her site, there are great reviews and other articles! Original Article
For the musicians out there: if you didn’t already know, there’s a new free SoundToys plug-in Little Radiator: http://ping.fm/e04KH
SXSW reflections: Music is alive and well
I’m back from my first trip to Austin, Texas, and my first ever South By Southwest conference/festival. It was an amazing, overwhelming experience. I’m not sure I have the distance from the event to be too coherent about it yet, but I’m going to try. First of all, let me begin by saying that I’m sure there’s more to Austin than the downtown area during SXSW, but my...
After a week away, 504 unread RSS posts. Problem. Mark all as read. Problem solved.
Sitting in a SXSW panel called “Single and ready to mingle”—what will my wife say?
I’m at SXSW watching an alt-rock swing band cover NIN’s Closer with Black Sabbath’s War Pigs in there. Amazing!
Going to SXSW
I’ve mentioned in many a previous post that one of the perks of my job is that it sends me to some great professional audio trade shows. Well, this year we’re trying out a new one: we’re going to have a booth in the Music Gear Expo of South By Southwest (which all the cool kids call “SXSW”). SXSW is orders of magnitude huger than any of the usual professional audio...
And the 2012 Merton family rock concert season begins tonight with Celtic folk/punk band Flogging Molly! http://ping.fm/Kxfrd
Superman Vs The Hulk
If you are a fan of Superman, The Hulk, superheroes, great CGI, or really anything, you should get a kick out of this amazingly cool animation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CDBNB2hk5t0 One of the things I like about it, besides everything, is the fact that both characters use their abilities well. Original Article
Hi-yo Silver, Away!
When I was young, I used to watch The Lone Ranger all the time. It was a fun adventure show about the last survivor of a brutal attack on a group of Texas Rangers and Tonto, the Indian warrior who saved him. The show wasn’t simply mindless fun, it took it’s positive moral center very seriously. There’s been a movie version of it in development hell for quite a while, and...
Bought me some new Apple products today
So for those of you who are into techie stuff, you know that Apple has released a new iPad today. It’s not called the iPad 3, by the way, just iPadâthe same way that every iPod model is just called iPod, new iMacs are just called iMacs, etc. I’ll get back to this naming later.Â If you want to know all the features and specifics, please click the link above and read the tech specs and...
I’ve got my work computer open to my internal company databases, and my iMac open to Engadget’s Apple Event liveblog. Anyone surprised?
Musicians: what is the current 49- or 61-key budget MIDI keyboard to beat? Aftertouch necessary, but no particular DAW/mixer features.
San Diego Comic-Con ticket achievement unlocked
For regular readers of my ramblings (and Tweets, for that matter) you know that last year I posted incredulously about how completely borked the procedure to buy passes to San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) was. Michelle even turned our misfortune into an amusing webcomic. Only after three failed attempts could EPIC (the event ticketing company that Comic Con International uses for San Diego Comic Con)...