Going to see this guy next week

This guy’s another legendary comedian with a surreal sense of humour, who also has brilliant comic songwriting ability, incorporating his own music into his stand-up routines. Mighty excited.

Arise!

So they’re remaking Rise of the Triad. … THIS IS AMAZING. For those of you not familiar with this absolutely brilliant game, it was released in 1994 by Apogee Software (aka 3D Realms), who you might know as being the creators of Duke Nukem. It was a first-person shooter in which you took the role …

If you’ve been Affected by any of these issues…

Controversy is something I routinely try to avoid. I despise the idea of making enemies, and causing conflict with my own opinions. As a result, I tend to keep my mouth firmly shut on big and unpleasant issues like inequality, abortion and religious conflicts. But sometimes my fairly reserved attitude towards them just has to …

Word of the day: apophthegm

apophthegm Noun (plural: apophthegms) Pronunciation: /ˈapΙ™ΞΈΙͺm/ A short, witty, instructive saying; an aphorism or maxim. Who thought this word was a good idea? For one thing, it literally looks like a sneeze. It’s one letter away from having all the letters of “phlegm” anyway. It’s a word for a saying or maxim. But how many …

Welcome to the new site!

Hello! If you’ve arrived from the old site at WordPress.com, I can assure you you’re now in the right place. This is where my website and blog will now reside. The old one will still be around, but won’t be updated. All the posts on the old are still there but only viewable to me. …

YouTube update 28/07/12

Just one track this time. It’s a pretty cool one, though. πŸ˜› “Icicles” Enjoy! πŸ˜€

YouTube update 23/07/12

Just two this time round. Hopefully I’ll get some more done and uploaded soon-ish. Anyway, hope you enjoy ’em. πŸ™‚ “Retina” ______________________________________________________________________________ “Forgotten Eden”

New keyboard!

What the title says. It’s a Yamaha PSR-E333 and is quite a bit more advanced than my old keyboard, which honestly looked like some kind of Fisher-Price toy. Still has no pitch/modulation wheels, though. Weirdly. Here’s a video of me having a jolly good time with it:

MIDIs page back; tons of new MIDI crap now up

Alrighty, the MIDIs page is back up, and everything should be back to normal now. πŸ™‚ I now have a new online MIDI repository which is here: http://jimmy.the-powerhouse.net/MIDI/ So please change your bookmark URLs (haha, right) from “phenomer” to “the-powerhouse”. I have yet to clean up the links in the previous posts (they still lead …

Adrenaline Mob: An actual review

Seeing how I’ve already ranted indirectly at the various vitriolic reviewers decrying the latest venture of two of my all-time modern metal heroes in something that seems to be a radical departure from what is considered their “norm”, I thought I might as well give my take on the album, to see if I can …