Monday, June 28, 2010

Five reasons why GS/OS beats Vista and OS X

(from the Sherman - set the wayback machine to 1987 department)

Saw this blog post, and had to share it with everyone:

This made me smile - especially since I've still got an Apple IIgs around here somewhere...


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

(from the What? No US release? department)

Hi everyone,

As my family knows, I'm a huge fan of the Fatal Frame series of video games. I have all three of the games - Fatal Frame, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly and Fatal Frame III: The Tormented.

So - when I heard that a fourth game was coming out for the PS3, I was, as they say "stoked".

Then it was announced that the game was going to be Wii only.


Then I didn't hear anything about it for a long time.

Well, doing an unrelated search today, I found out what happened to it.

It turns out that the game has already been released in Japan. And - there are no plans for a U.S. version.

Major Bummer.

Here's the article that tells why there's no US release:

At least there's a Wikipedia page describing it:

Looks like I would have enjoyed it!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Imogen Heap in concert - June 14, 2010 - Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

(from the Hide and Seek department)

Hi everyone,

Just got out of the Imogen Heap concert at the Paramount in Seattle. Great show! She had three opening acts - two bands were comprised of members of her touring band, plus a group of people she'd auditioned especially in Seattle for an a cappella number.

So - here's the setlist:
  1. The Walk
  2. Swoon
  3. Come Here Boy
  4. Wait It Out
  5. First Train Home
  6. Little Bird
  7. The Fire/Canvas
  8. Breathe In (Frou Frou!)
  9. Earth
  10. (Seattle Improv)
  11. Bad Body Double
  12. Speeding Cars
  13. Let Go (Frou Frou again!)
  14. Just For Now
  15. Clear The Area
  16. Goodnight And Go
  17. Headlock
    (non-encore encore)
  18. Tidal
  19. The Moment I Said It
  20. Hide And Seek
She said that 12 of the songs were from an online poll, including #15, which was unique. Just For Now was a crowd sing-a-long, dividing the audience into three sections. Earth featured a Seattle a cappella group, Sintonia, that had formed just for the show, and were also the first opening act.

The other opening acts were Geese, who were the two violinists in her touring band + the drummer, and Ben Christophers, who was her guitarist. Imogen introduced each act. The whole opening sets took about an hour, give or take. (7:38 - 8:46). Imogen went on at 9:10 or so - ended at 11:30.

Seattle Improv is a song she wrote on the spot, based on audience suggestions.

Yes - she played a couple of Frou Frou songs, which I wasn't expecting.

She mentioned that one song was about her professor, and that she told that story one night - and was mortified to discover he was in the audience that night.

Started First Train Home by playing two wine glasses (w/lemon) wearing wrist microphones. Said that's the first sound you hear on Ellipse.

(Okay - I'm tired so I'm going to have to edit this post more tomorrow)


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jay Berry's - Memorial Day Weekend 2010 - Saturday, May 29th

(from the It's always better with spaghetti department)

Hi everyone,

We had a family get together last Memorial Day weekend. At the end of the meal, Rose climbed up on Grandma's lap, and I shot the following video:

Yes - Granddaughters are cute!