It first came to me on SyFy Blaster: That Jerk who raged at you on the road today was probably a gamer. Fox News trumpeted, “Study Says Video Gamers Make Dangerous Drivers.” MSNBC came up with, “No, Driving Games do not Make you Better Drivers.” I was intrigued, and so I ferreted out the original press release at Continental Tires. Here are just a few highlights:
On Fridays, I will post a Filk Me Friday entry to help promote your stuff! We’ll also be doing some podcasting in the near future, so if you send a music file or link to a music file, you might hear an excerpt of your filk tune.
Please pass the word, folks.
GAFilk 2011 was less well attended than my last visit, two years ago, mostly reflective of the current economy. That said, there was no lack of enthusiasm visible to our “posse”.
Four of us official Dragon*Con filk staff types and one unofficial (that would be you, Chip) member met up to do what filkers do, and put a current face to the (oft cursed name) of Dragon*con Filk. For our fearless leader, Robby Hilliard (a relative newcomer to the filk world at under a decade ), along with Alex Boyd, it was a chance to see some of the icons of classic filk for the first time. For others of us, it was a chance to renew our unholy alliance, and savor some “old school filk” juxtaposed with a variety of other styles and eras. Continue reading
Bear McCreary, one of my favorite sci-fi composers, already has a career that’s intergalactic (sorry, I couldn’t resist). He’s been a busy guy. You may remember him from the Eureka Season 2 Soundtrack, or his Battlestar Galactica soundtrack and symphony. Now he’s receiving an earthbound nomination as well…
Note: No real spoilers contained
As a person of mixed racial descent, I have this to say: Don’t let ignorant race baiting prevent you from going to see The Last Airbender or overshadow your enjoyment of the film. It’s a magical fable of balance and imbalance, harmony and disharmony, action and consequence, power and loss, innocence and character growth. It transcends racial and gender stereotypes, but only if you let it. If you can’t recapture your youth and suspend your disbelief, borrow a kid and see it through new eyes.