Friday, February 27, 2015

Live Long and Prosper, Leonard Nimoy

"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most.... human."

Monday, February 9, 2015

Checking In To The Morrison Hotel

45 years ago today, The Doors released Morrison Hotel, what many considered at the time to be a comeback album. Featuring songs recorded over several years and released as the follow up to 1969's The Soft Parade, the album featured the radio staple "Roadhouse Blues" along with 10 other Doors' classics. Come inside and check out how the exterior featured on the album cover looks today, and find out how another Los Angeles-born band is filling in a missing piece of the Hotel legacy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just in Time for Rex Manning Day: Custom Empire Records Buttons Like Debra Makes

Happy New Year! (Hey, it's still January!) So, you've finally taken down the Christmas lights and the Festivus Pole and are already tired of the end cap displays at every store telling you that your SO needs that questionable box of chocolate on Valentine's Day? Well, intrepid holiday celebrant, you mustn't despair. You can't! Because now you can be ready weeks, even months early for the most important holiday of the year: Rex Manning Day!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Ramones are Dead. Long Live The Ramones!

In early 2012, I wrote about a tumblr which featured the stirring, artistic re-imaginings of album covers after members of the band had passed on to join the Great Gig in the Sky. The album cover which struck the loudest chord with me was the Ramones' 1976 debut, with only Tommy Ramone remaining against that iconic New York City brick wall. On July 11th of this year, we lost Tommy Ramone. The second thing I thought of upon hearing the news was; would the duo behind LIVE! (I See Dead People) come out of retirement to complete the piece. They did.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Batman Day! Celebrate with these Bat-tastic Cover Versions of the "Batman Theme"!

This is 11 kinds of awesome. Wouldn't you agree? - Art by Marco Cabrera

Happy Batman Day! What!? You didn't know today is Batman Day!? Could this be another of The Joker's dastardly deeds? Could The Riddler be behind this?? Did the Batmobile lose a wheel?!? Keep reading to find out!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater Soundtrack Review

This article was originally published at on July 17th, 2004. Yep, exactly ten years ago today!

In the last edition of Rick’s Picks, we looked at the soundtrack for 007: Everything or Nothing. So it seems appropriate in this edition we look at the third game in a series that owes some of its origins to the spy movie genre while basically inventing it in the game world.