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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic Nails It on Parody of "Royals"

Sit back, turn it up and bask in the genius that is "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Of course for selfish reasons, myself and a few thousand Redditors wish he would have recorded this parody of "Royals" by Lorde, but this is why he is Weird Al and we are just his humble fans.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Under the Covers: The Music of Game of Thrones

As the fourth season of Game of Thrones draws to a close, it seems an appropriate time to explore and listen to some of the stand out cover versions of music from the HBO series. As the notion of accidentally seeing spoilers about the TV series (from those who have not delved into George R.R. Martin's novels) is a very sensitive subject, I feel it important to make you this oath: I swear by the Old Gods and the New, there will be no spoilers in this article (unless you haven't watched the show through at least Season 3).