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Fighting Fantasy

16 hours ago 6 minute read 1 comment The Archivist

(Book Series Review) As virtual worlds start to coexist with reality, fantasy worlds of old stay relevant by providing deep and long forgotten mysteries, evils and fantasies. Whether you dream of being a mighty warrior, a space assassin or an enigmat...

Week 12: THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

22 Jun 2021 7 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

One of history's greatest pioneers and players of the guitar, Jimi Hendrix died too young! He went largely unnoticed in the United States until hopping over to the UK and forming "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, bec...

Week 11: DR. BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

20 Jun 2021 4 minute read 2 comments jozefkrichards

Many today perhaps do not remember (or have ever even heard of) Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, but I am happy to remind (or introduce) them. A blend of disco and big band/swing, the group was formed by two half-brothers (the group's songwriter...

Week 10: ELVIS PRESLEY (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

17 Jun 2021 8 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

He was the king of rock and roll, but the king had no clothes when it came to actual songwriting or guitar-playing. Nonetheless, his voice and good looks were unmatched and he was the biggest thing there ever was for awhile. His body of work stands t...

Monster Hunter Stories (Mobile Game Review)

13 Jun 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Ghostcat

Here I am with yet another mobile game review, this time involving a spinoff of The Monster Hunter series. Unlike other games in this franchise, Stories has different gameplay more akin to Pokemon than a monster hunting game where you can befriend an...

Week 9: ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

10 Jun 2021 6 minute read 1 comment jozefkrichards

I think Jeff Lynne and his band are under-recognized as one of the best rock groups to come out of the 1970s, albeit without a conventional four member line-up. Excluding carry-overs from the 60s, they might actually be the best, certainly in terms o...

Week 8: BILLY JOEL (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

8 Jun 2021 7 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

The piano isn't a staple piece for most rock musicians, but for Billy Joel it most certainly is, taking tones from mellow to melancholy to manic. He's a thoughtful and talented songwriter and his album, The Stranger, was one of my most-played growing...

Week 7: 2PAC (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

5 Jun 2021 8 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

Outspoken, misunderstood, and yet an icon to many, Tupac Shakur became the face of rap in the 1990s before his murder in 1996. His life and music were filled with controversy, but they were also filled with insight, intelligence, and heart. 420 to 30...

Week 6: LED ZEPPELIN (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

3 Jun 2021 5 minute read 4 comments jozefkrichards

They changed the face of rock and roll to something decidedly heavier when they hit the scene in the late 60s. Of course, I wasn't anywhere to be found back then, but 50 years later their music is still playing loudly from my speakers. 420 to 30: A M...

Week 5: BOB DYLAN (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

2 Jun 2021 6 minute read 3 comments jozefkrichards

One of the great 20th century poets also happens to be one of its greatest popular musicians as well, Bob Dylan. His music and lyrics have pervaded 6 decades of culture and few can claim authorship of more music in a single lifetime. In spite of a ca...