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Bandcamp Chooses Oakland for First Brick and Mortar Record Store: Look Inside

Bandcamp Chooses Oakland for First Brick and Mortar Record Store: Look Inside

Listening To Maverick Sabre + Chronixx

Listening To Maverick Sabre + Chronixx

#ToddyAwards2018: Best TV Shows

#ToddyAwards2018: Best TV Shows

2018 was the year of the streaming series. For the geek, this was a wet dream of content. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pulled itself out of cancellation hell to score another two seasons after an incredible time/space storyline. Youtube Originals finally came into it’s own with two awesome standout series Impusle and OriginNetflix doubled down on original content, and even though they cancelled most of the Marvel series, Daredevil. Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and yes, even Iron Fist delivered top-notch seasons. But the award has to go to The Expanse once again. Possibly the greatest sci-fi tv show since Battlestar Galactica, The Expanse continued the growing tension between Earth, Mars and The Belt leading to an incredible discovery and a bolt new direction by the end of the season. Sy Fy Channel had the balls to cancel the show, but luckily Amazon Prime made the save by picking up the series for season 4.

National Geographic Chronicles The Birth of The Internet and The Browser War The Ensued In The Limited Series: Valley of The Boom

For those of us who lived this, it was an awesome new world to explore. Netcape, Pixelon, Mozilla.. these names may not mean anything to you, but they were the sacrificial technologies that gave us what we take for granted today. I can’t wait to watch this!!

Black Eyed Peas Continue Their Hip-Hop Revival in “Back 2 Hip-Hop”

Black Eyed Peas Continue Their Hip-Hop Revival in “Back 2 Hip-Hop”

Oakland Certifies “Early Childhood Education” Tax That Fell Short at The Polls

The Monsterverse Starts To Take Shape in Godzilla 2: King of The Monsters

The Monsterverse Starts To Take Shape in Godzilla 2: King of The Monsters

2014’s Godzilla reboot was pretty good. it did a lot of redeeming after the 1998 hot mess. We got the monster returning to his city stomping roots and some nice foreshadowing for what’s to come. There were rumors of an upcoming crossover with King Kong, but I didn’t see the classic monster mash up we’re getting next year in Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters. Rodan, Mothra, Monster X.. all the classic monsters are showing up. Let’s pray they can keep the momentum going.

Legend of The Dark Knight?!? Yo!! I Can’t Wait for The 5th and Final Season of Gotham. It Looks Like It’s Going To Be Nuts!!

What started out as the Batman mythos rooted in reality has slowly devolved into one of most comic book-oriented shows on TV. Everyone talks about the Arrowverse and Marvel’s Television Universe, but Gotham has quietly been putting out an awesome Batman show, centered on Jim Gordon’s battle against an absent Batman’s Rogue Gallery. This coming season reaches a crazy end as everyone evolves into their classic comic character. We even may see young Bruce Wayne finallky don the cape and cowl. Gotham season 5 premiers in early 2019.

The Whispers Are Upon Us in The Mid Season 9 Trailer of The Walking Dead

The Whispers Are Upon Us in The Mid Season 9 Trailer of The Walking Dead

Can We Get A Proper X-Men Television Series Now?

Can We Get A Proper X-Men Television Series Now?

as a long time X-Men disciple, the acquisition of Fox by Disney has kicked up some interesting possibilities for my favorite Marvel franchise. And I can say with love that the mutant universe hasn’t been at it’s best for a while. I jumped on board with the comics in the 90’s when Chris Claremont and Jim Lee were killing it. And I enjoyed the movie franchise as a pioneer in quality comic movies (before the MCU raised the bar). Because of licensing deals Marvel had to make to stave off bankruptcy in the late 90’s relinquishing any rights to creating films or tv shows, any chance of seeing the core members of the X-Men on TV. So what we’ve gotten have been a few x-men adjacent shows (Mutant X, Legion, and The Gifted). And even though the most recent shows have been excellent shows, it’s still not the same as having Cyclops and Jean Grey leading the original 5 against Magneto, or The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

But somehow, the planets have aligned and the prophecy has come to pass. The powerhouse media conglomerate that is Disney has signed a deal to acquire most of the media rights from Fox, bringing the X-Men, Fantastic Four and their family of characters back to Marvel. So now can we just do what everyone wants and put together a proper X-Men television series? No more, fringe mutants and subjective references to the main characters. Just put Professor X and his mutants in the School for Gifted Youngsters and have them fight a new villain every week. We can do the long-form story arcs later. Let’s just get the basic down and build the characters.

The Background Flow Rebranded to The Low End Blend for Keakie.co.uk

The Background Flow Rebranded to The Low End Blend for Keakie.co.uk

I’ve been quietly transitioning my mix series to the Keakie.co.uk platform from mixcloud.com. Prototype of Nu-Soul, The Retro Rap Show and Return of The Boom Bap will all follow with rebranding and a relaunch. As it stands, while the paperwork is being worked out, the last few episodes of each show will be rebroadcasted under the new branding to get me use to the new schedule. Each show will drop twice a month (that’s 8 mixes a month, folks!), but be reduced from 1 hour to 45 minutes to give me a better distribution of content.

Tracklist

00:00 – Evil Needle – Sunrise

02:58 – Snakefoot – Retronyms

06:29 – Flitz&Suppe – About the Distance

09:24 – masked man – coupe_90

11:22 – Widsom – CULO

13:55 – 4Trackboy & Echomannm – Sweets

16:16 – Robot Orchestra – Keep Me Warm

19:18 – EYTREG – imnylc

20:34 – Khruangbin – Rules

24:51 – Asai Hazel – Royal (Interlude)

26:24 – image/object – r e p e a t ;(

31:40 – Mambele +  Eric Labat & Raffaello – Trouble on Venus

34:36 – Philanthrope – Airglow

37:28 – Lex (de Kalhex) – Green

40:56 – Quickly Quickly – hawthorne (feat. cav)

42:38 – Quickly Quickly – full scope

44:10 – Supertask – Divide

48:24 – Mellow Mania + Flitz & Suppe – Elevate (feat. Rising Nature)

50:00 – Ruck P – 3UO

53:09 – Pax + TV Blonde – HerBed

55:42 – emune – Chopstix

59:00 – Allmos – Black Ting

Stan Lee Passes At 95

Stan Lee Passes At 95

No words. 😥

Quote of The Moment: Carl Sagan

The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge, and there's no place for it in the endeavor of science. We do not know beforehand where fundamental insights will arise from about our mysterious and lovely solar system. The history of our study of our solar system shows us clearly that accepted and conventional ideas are often wrong, and that fundamental insights can arise from the most unexpected sources.
Carl Sagan
Quote of The Moment: Carl Sagan
The CW’s New ‘Open to All’ Campaign Feels Like One Part Commitment to Inclusiveness, and a Stand Against the Current Political Climate

Even though some extremists consider it pandering to their viewership, The CW’s awesome ‘OPEN TO ALL’ campaign feels like the young adult station taking a stand against the rhetoric being spewed by the current Presidential administration, I hope others follow suit. The only way to combat right-wing propaganda is with direct, concise information on where you stand and who you stand Wirth. Brave CW.

Stellaris Is Coming To Consoles in 2019!

Stellaris Is Coming To Consoles in 2019!

In an attempt to find a successor to my favorite 4X space game, Masters of Orion, I started to sample the few newer titles that were available on Mac OS X. Stellaris was a huge contender. It had the broad complexity and epic feel of a huge game. But the learning curve was an issue. I ended up going with Endless Space 2 but a little bit more simplicity and the GORGEOUS graphics. But now that Stellaris is coming to consoles, I’m pretty sure they’ve found a way to scale down the gameplay, much like the Civilization series. Throw in a possible port to the Star Trek mod and I’ll surely be shelling out my $60 for the console version. (MORE INFORMATION)