Monday, October 18, 2010

Perhaps you might enjoy...

Music- Levi Johnson's Blues- Ben Folds

Ben Folds (formerly of Ben Folds Five) collaborated with author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy). The result is Nick Hornby's words made into melodies by Mr. Folds. I recommend the entire album but first give a listen to, Levi Johnston's Blues. Direct quotes from Levi's MySpace page and some wry humor combine to make a catchy tune, dealing with teenage pregnancy and the troubles that come with being in the spotlight during a period that requires more subtlety.

Video Games- Red Dead Redemption

I have been playing this game for about a month and have to say its probably my favorite one of the year. I have always loved stories about the old west and this is a great chance to live it. Gunslingers, crooks, lawmen, and horses are only part of this enriching tale. You can literally travel for miles across a rich and detailed terrain, helping random strangers or robbing them at gunpoint. The choice is yours. Its gotta great story and the online multi-player will keep you entertained long after the game is over. If you've got hours of your life to spare I highly suggest this game.

Movies- A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010- on DVD/Blu-Ray

I know horror movies are a recurring theme on this here blog, but it is the season for horror. It wouldn't make any of my top 10 lists but its definitely worth seeing. If you liked the original then you should give this movie a chance. If you absolutely LOVED the original then expect to be a little disappointed. The story is basically the same. Freddy Krueger will kill you in a gruesome manner if you fall asleep. A few modern tricks are incorporated to assist the kids stay up. Red bull and an a.d.d med are used heavily. What makes this movie stand out is Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy. He's got the voice and sinister laugh to give Robert Englund a run for his razor-fingered glove. He's more scare and less goof. He's a great character actor and lived up to my expectations. Like I said, check it out for fun, not a great cinematic experience.

That's it for now. Thanks for reading this.

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