Sunday, March 12, 2023

TL;DR | Creed III Stands on its Own

I saw Creed III this weekend, and enjoyed it. While it was a bummer to not see Stallone’s Rocky in this movie, it’s also the first one to truly focus on Adonis Creed’s character. Jonathan Majors is fantastic as Creed’s childhood friend Damian, who comes back into Creed’s life after almost 20 years, looking to claim the life he believes Creed took from him. The story is great, and plants multiple seeds for future installments. My only complaint—even at two hours, it feels like there was a lot left on the cutting room floor. Hopefully we’ll get a director’s cut.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

TL;DR | Double Fine PsychOdyssey Might Be the Best Documentary Ever Made

I will likely be exploring this topic in a series of much longer posts in the future, but I need to get some thoughts down while they are still fresh in my mind. I just watched a 20+ hour documentary about the making of a sequel to a beloved adventure game that is both an incredible look into the creative process, and possibly the best case study of management and organizational culture I have ever seen. If your work involves collaborating on creative projects, or you are a manager of people, watch this whole series immediately.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

TL;DR | Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

This year I'm going to try and share bite-sized impressions of books, albums, shows, movies, and games in 100 words or less. I'll dive deeper on certain things in other posts, but this series will just be some quick thoughts.

I saw Quantumania last night, and enjoyed it overall. I thought the Quantum Realm was great and there are a lot of possibilities for future stories there. Performances were good all around. They did a good job setting up Cassie Lang as a character we will see a lot more of. As a vehicle for making Kang the next MCU big bad—I thought it fell short. They just didn’t provide enough clarity for non-comics readers about why Kang is an extinction-level threat, especially if you didn’t watch the first season of Loki. 

Monday, February 6, 2023

Thrash It Out Podcast | Vol 6--Track 9: White Lion

The latest episode of Thrash It Out is here, and Antony and I discuss one of my all-time favorite albums, White Lion's 1987 classic, Pride. Does he share my love for one of the most underrated bands of the the hair metal era? You'll have to listen to find out.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Power Chords Podcast: Track 85--The Winery Dogs and SpiritWorld


Opening Act: 
35 year anniversary of So Far So Good So What on 1/19
Last in Line release single off upcoming Jericho album (March 31)
New Metallica song - Screaming Suicide from 72 Seasons (April 14)--National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
Aldo Nova new album and possible tour
New Talk is Cheap episode (  

Ear Candy: 
The Winery Dogs - III (2023) 
SpiritWorld - Deathwestern (2022)

Bonus Track: Demons Down - I Stand
From the album I Stand, coming March 10th from Frontiers Music SRL.
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