I’ve been really getting into Spotify lately. It took me a while to get into music streaming, being an old cat who appreciates buying and keeping digital copies of music on my Mac and my server. When Apple released their music subscription service, it was easy to dip my toe in the water with the introductory 3 month free trial. From there, I was a heavy steaming user, adding the free Google Music service that came with Premium Youtube, I didn’t need anything else. But the truth is, Spotify is the hotspot right now. Plus all the indie artists that I use in mixes are Spotify First artists, so it’s made it easier to find the right music.. especially with incredible playlists that users and artists both put out. So I’m going to start to showcase my favorites. Enjoy!
Unlike the majority, I was a fan of the 1998 remake of Lost In Space, starring Gary Oldman, Heather Graham, and Matt LaBlanc. Granted, it was a little on the cheesy side, but if you watched the 1965 television series, you know that’s what they were going for. Fast forward 20 years later, and Netflix is giving it another go. The trailer looks like this version of Robinson Crusoe In Space will be a lot grittier and serious. That’s cool with me. Anytime I can get some good-ole science fiction stories, i’m a happy camper. The series drops in April 2018.
I was trying to figure why I felt a little queasy after the season 6 finale of Homeland. It was because the current direction was steering a little close to home. You can feel the undertones of today’s political climate as the set up for this coming season. They did a good job at changing a few things to keep enough distance from reality. But the show seems to jump a few ahead as a possible direction for our current Administration. Very scary.
Back in the early 90’s (yeah I’m that old), I was enamored with a game called Syndicate, an isometric top-down cyberpunk game about corporate cyborgs running missions against rival corporations. It was one of those rare games on the Mac platform at the time, but still brilliant. It was one of those titles that I played hundreds of hours of multiple years. Since then I’ve been trying to find something similar to occupy my time. Satellite Reign seems to be the unofficial successor to the Syndicate franchise. I haven’t played a lot of it yet, but it seems to be promising.