Category: Music

Aug 14

Podcasteye

Boy I jump from project to project, don’t I? This was initially a post for The Divisive Albums Podcast. I’ve moved that here, so go check it out. Also, join The Empty Nest Discord!

Feb 15

State of the Emptyeye- February 2018

It’s been about two months since my last personal update about trying to improve myself. How have I done since then? Here we go! Physical Fitness: After a bit of fluctuation, I’m down another three pounds, to 150 even as of the last time I weighed myself (Monday morning). I struggled with this a bit, …

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May 25

Album Review- Yes: Time and a Word

Album: Time and a Word Year: 1970 The Lineup: Jon Anderson- Vocals Peter Banks- Guitar Bill Bruford- Drums Tony Kaye- Keyboards Chris Squire- Bass Have I Heard It Before: Except for the title track, no, though with a caveat: A few songs from this album appear on “The Word Is Live”, meaning I’ve technically heard …

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May 11

Ace of Space

So about a month ago, Radioactive Rat, a streamer who, among other things, runs the SNES game Space Ace on a pretty snazzy cart, was doing a 12-hour stream. Thinking myself clever, I told her that, according to Motörhead, “For a 12-hour stream, the only game you need is the Ace of Space.” I then …

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Jan 14

Album Review- Yes

Album: Yes Year: 1969 The Lineup: “John” Anderson- Vocals Peter Banks- Guitar Bill Bruford- Drums Tony Kaye- Keyboards Chris Squire- Bass Have I Heard It Before: No Ask a more “casual” Yes fan where to start with their catalog chronologically, and most will point you to 1971’s The Yes Album, their third. Reviewers tend to …

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Dec 29

Yes! Yes!

One of the items I received for Christmas was the Yes Studio Albums 1969-1987 Box Set. While I would say my musical taste was more-or-less fully-formed by the time I really “discovered” Yes in college, I do like a lot of the Yes that I’ve heard, and they were an important, if indirect, influence on …

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Nov 10

Washing Away the Stream

Sharp-eyed viewers will notice the link to my uStream account is gone. This is actually kind of a sign of how badly neglected this place is, since I had been using Twitch/Justin.tv to stream for the past several months. But I decided earlier today that I was done. Done with streaming. Done with watching streams. …

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Sep 03

A Farewell to an iPod…and a Hello to an iPod

In April of 2006, I entered a Dance Dance Revolution tournament at my college, the one and only time since I graduated in December 2005 that I’ve gone back. Yes, if you know how your college commencement schedules work, that means I didn’t attend my own graduation ceremony. To make a long story short, I …

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Aug 29

Post GameUniCon Post

Yeah. Over the weekend, I traveled to Marlborough, MA for the first-ever GameUniCon, a convention that was being hyped as New England’s largest video gaming convention. I arrived on Thursday night, as I tend to do for these things, picked up my badge, and got ready for the weekend. On Friday, I realized that this, …

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Mar 07

Activity Equals Page Views!

A few brief notes in lieu of doing anything productive tonight: 1. I’m convinced that what Rock Band needs is some of the early Power Rangers theme songs. C’mon, tell me the full version of the original theme, or the extended ZEO theme wouldn’t make awesome rhythm game songs. You can’t do it. Bonus points …

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