06:51 Check out Elephant Stone's new album The Seven Seas on iTunes bit.ly/a2goQ#
I'm not going to lie, I went to high school with two of the guys in the band. That said, I defy you to listen to the track Bombs Bomb Away and not be singing it all day.
FYI, you can buy the album for a $1 cheaper and higher quality from their site as apposed to iTunes.
07:12 Wow! Wish I had gone Rock Band instead of going Guitar Hero. I just don't have room for 2 plastic drums & 4 guitars bit.ly/7HfkY#
This cinematic trailer for The Beatles Rock Band game is breath taking. My tweet pointed to a G4 YouTube video but they have seemed to pulled it since this morning.
The animation is really elegant and (pardon the pun) really rocks. Of course it never hurts to have The Beatles as a soundtrack.
I always find it bitter sweet to see videos like this of The Beatles. Maybe it's because they were such at great band and they'll never make anything more. Maybe it's because their music is the sound track for a time of change and yet simpler times.
Looks like they will be playing up the religious aspects of the Visitors. I actually reminds me of Battlestar Galactica, but that could be that it's a remake of an 1980's sci-fi show.
When the original aired way back when my mom actually wrote a letter to the local broadcaster in regards to the Visitors eating rats (or mice) and how inappropriate it was to air it. I also remember watching at a friend's house on their beta or vhs player since my mom was that hot on us watching it at home.
So as long as they didn't show us all the good parts in the trailer, I think it might be a good series.
It's nice to visit the comic shop with the kids and know it's not going to cost anything. Of course my usual comic shop Komico has a full room of $1 comics and that's where I buy the kids stuff. They are still too young for a regualr priced book that might not survive the trip home in the car.
It seems that Canadian ISP's have started sending warning letters to users who file share according to a segment that CTV Montreal aired. I do believe that it's happened before, I just don't have any sources to cite. Sorry.
Tania Krywiak did a good job at getting the point across to non techies. There were some minor points I felt could be expounded upon.
Bittorrent is merely a protocol and not inherently used for illegal P2P. There are legal uses. Bittorrent doesn't download movies, people do.
ISPs must merly get a complaint against an IP address, no proof of copyright infrigment is required. Just a complaint. Look to New Zealand's internet blackout for the issues this raises.
I really liked the fact that Canadian Copyright Law was mentioned to be outdated and ill prepared for the digital age.
iTunes randomly seens me alerts based on what I've bought or what I've asked it to alert me about (I'm not quite sure what the procedure is on this).
When I received an email telling me Creature, my fav Montreal band had a new album out I immediately purchased it on my iPod Touch on the way out the door in the morning.
Wow, I thought they really changed their sound and they even sound British now.
Well it turns out that this Creature is not that Creature. Got it, well I know I was confused.
This UK Creature is just on the fringe of what I'd go for. They are reminiscent of Radiohead (and I thought Elastica as well). It's a tad on the slow side for my taste. Most of the songs are melodic thought they do build throughout, which I like.
So it's not the end of the world but now I'm really looking forward to Creature's next album.
I know it's been quite a while since I last talked about Little Mosque on the Prairie, so I'm going to make up for that.
Three seasons after it aired, Little Mosque on the Prairie is still one of my favorite shows and the only sitcom I watch. That should be telling.
What I've grown to love about this Canadian show is not only that it is both funny and smart, but the depth and breath of the characters. While most series are happy to remain stagnant in story, theme and characterization, Little Mosque moves forwards with story arcs and develops the characters. I commend the shows creators for doing this. It's easy to stop working when you have a successful product.
Now without trying to get all preachy liberal on you. Little Mosque is probably the most exposure some people have ever had to Muslims other than the news (which is rarely positive). The humor and characters of this show might open some people to being a little more accepting. Like Star Trek in the 1960's breaking barriers and portraying visible minorities in leading roles, Little Mosque on the Prairie does the same now.