My dad emailed this to me a few weeks after I sent him a clean copy of Soon You’ll Understand in 2014. His note said it wasn’t a review from him but I thought it was anyway. For some reason, I never posted it like I did with any other review I recieved of the album.
It wasn’t long after that I actually believed it wasn’t from him. I had talked to my mom about SYU and she said she really liked it and was proud of me for fulfilling my dreams of releasing an album, so I didn’t think she would take the extra time to have dad send me an email (she hated sitting and typing if she could avoid it) with her thoughts.
I lost mom on November 7. I came back to this review and asked dad who it was from and sure enough, it was from mom. So it was a happy little surprise that I didn’t fully look into this until now.
This is the best album review I’ll ever get for the rest of my life.
I made a clean version of SYU shortly after I finished the final mix on the album. I made the clean version for the obvious reason of possible radio play but mostly, so that my dad could listen to it, “without all that cussing”.
Fast forward to a year and 8 months later and I decide I’m going to be brave enough to take my clean copy to work. I listen to it just to make sure and I realize I messed up the edit on “A Journey Of Great Power & Responsibility” (BTS & YouTube)! So my parents had the version with the very first verse on the album completely off beat. Ugh.
So I re-cleaned the songs, put the shorter version of “No Room For Squares” (BTS, Radio & YouTube) on here and decided to actually put the clean album up somewhere where it can be streamed (I previously only had the .zip available for download). I’d like to still get it on iTunes at some point too.
I love the Ocean’s Trilogy. I don’t care if you think Ocean’s Twelve and Thirteen were sub-par. If they’re on my television, they’re staying on until the credits roll.
So it was no surpise that shortly after news broke that Sandra Bullock could be starring in an Ocean’s Eleven reboot, I was getting texts from my casting partner Heather about the squad she was forming in her head. By Tuesday morning, we had our cast finalized. With my Grantland column out the way, my procrastination on my NaNoWrMo novel and the last two Talking Out The Dead columns continues!
And sorry Melissa McCarthy, like our Ghostbusters cast, you’re getting left out.
- Sandra Bullock
- Helen Mirren
- Allison Janney
- Emily Blunt w/ British accent
- Rosario Dawson
- Tatiana Maslany
- Rose Byrne barring pregnancy scheduling issues otherwise Hayley Atwell
- Lizzy Caplan*
- Parker Posey*
- Naomi Harris
- Rinko Kikuchi
- And Julia Roberts in a cameo as Tess Ocean
- Villian: Emma Thompson/Lucy Liu
- Love Interest: Chiwetel Ejiofor
*OMG, LET’S CAST THESE TWO AS SISTERS (done).
We’ll put our cast up against any other casts you so-called credible sites are posting. I guarantee our movie will be better and make more money and make more sequels. Well, I promise that but I’m sure she’d back me up.
On October 30, 2015, ESPN officially shut down Grantland.com. While not completely unexpected with their firing of Bill Simmons in May, the move still shocked many, even with Grantland staffers moving on in the months following the Sports Guy’s departure. This move on ESPN’s part was a bummer for me because Grantland was the standard bearer of internet excellence for the longest time in my mind.
Kelen Conley: Holy Wolves at the walls.
Again, this episode really has me hopeful for the direction the show is going. It’s seems like they’re ready to attempt stepping outside of the box of being just a zombie show. At the end of the day, it’s obviously a zombie show, but they’re focusing more on the elements that make a show great.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone with a more diverse set of interests and hobbies than Kelen Conley (AKA B Hyphen). When he isn’t busy recording music, writing articles, or whipping up the latest episode of his favorite podcast, Hyphen finds his musical inspiration in everything from wrestling and movies to television shows and comics.
For his fans, B Hyphen’s unique blend of over-the-top braggadocio, pop culture references, and genuine passion for his projects have always been what sets him apart from cookie-cutter emcees who rap about so-called “safe subjects”. Hyphen’s lyrics have always been a very natural extension of his personality, with entertaining exaggerations from time to time to keep his hip-hop persona intact.
It’s been 10 years since I released Thunderstorm. So unbelievable. I want to focus on the mixtape and the music, so an instant download link for the full tape and I’m including
5 6 of my favorite songs as well. Taking it a step further, since volume II turned 10 back in March, you’re getting the same thing for it as well.
I’ve also freed all the music on my Bandcamp once more too. So you can get everything except the pre-volume 1 stuff.
“Do you know what today is?” – Toni Tony Toné
I’m a Bulls fan. E’s a Cavs fan. Can we live together in perfect harmony? Or will we end up killing each other? Tune in every week for our new show, Best Of Enemies on NBC! Or just check out our thoughts on the Cavs/Bulls game to start the 2015-16 NBA season.
Thomas Crawford: I think I told you to start this, or maybe I was mistaken. You have had a crazy tough week so I’ll stop being selfish and start us off.
Wow… we are starting the new season like this? All black and white. Well not all black and white, but at least half the time. I know a lot of people probably didn’t like it. I did however. It felt like sort of an homage to the comics. Plus, people today don’t appreciate the use of light and dark in film, so that is a plus.
Finding The Right Look
I just want to have a good website.
I know I’m not going to be on the level of a popular site, like Grantland, or Deadspin, or Pajiba, or Cageside Seats (of SB Nation), or Young House Love, or even The Wonder Forest (a site I spent way too much time on trying to find ways to make bhyphen.com better in my recent Blogger days). But I’m always fighting a constant battle with myself over the direction the site is headed.
The thing I keep forgetting is that no one is watching yet.