I was a child of the 80’s, and in the early/mid 80’s one of the biggest powerhouses there was at the time was Quiet Riot. Technically the third Quiet Riot album, Metal Health came out in 1983, and good God was that a massive album. There was a lot to like on that album, but the two songs most people know Quiet Riot for came from that – Bang Your Head (Metal Health) & Cum on Feel the Noize. They put out three more albums that decade before splitting up for awhile. They got back together a few years after that, and have stayed together since, except for a few years when original singer Kevin DuBrow died. What most people don’t know is that there continues to be new Quiet Riot music to this day, and that’s what I’m writing about. There’s to be a new studio album released by Quiet Riot on Nov 8th. It’s their 14th overall, entitled “Hollywood Cowboys”. [Read more…]
My iPad has had problems with disconnecting form the house Wifi when it goes to sleep. which is annoying as things don’t update when that happens. Found this list of steps elsewhere, and it seems to work for me, so I’ll pass it on that info.
1) Turn device on, with Wifi on and connect to Wifi your having problems with. If the device supports mobile data, turn it off for now.
2) Turn off the device (hold the sleep button and then swipe to turn off)
3) Wait 30 seconds
4) Turn it back on
5) After the home screen loads, but BEFORE you reconnect to Wifi, reset the device (which means holding the home and sleep buttons down and keep holding until you see the Apple logo come back up).
That should be it. After I did all this, my Wifi stayed connected after the iPad went to sleep.
Earlier today I wrote an email to Tim Cook of Apple. Not that I expect him to reply, but one NEVER knows. He does the same thing Steve Jobs did – which is occasionally reply to a random email sent by a customer, so I thought what the heck. Here’s what I wrote….
This article isn’t really about Black Sabbath. Don’t tune out right away.
I’ve been a heavy metal fan almost as long as I’ve lived music. I like almost all kinds of music, but I tend to gravitate to the heavier stuff. I was drawn at an early age to the guitar sound of Tony Iommi. He’s more known for being the guitarist of Black Sabbath. [Read more…]
It was announced on May 16, 2018 that the old Sci-Fi classic Babylon 5 will be coming to Amazon Prime. This is very good. It is an excellent show, one that compelled both Lynn and myself. Lynn cries at TV all the time. I, however, do not. The final episode of this show really got to me. However, to get to that point, you have to watch all that came before it – was the slow burn of the characters, everything they went through. It isn’t just watch one episode and your bawling – this isn’t “This Is Us”. [Read more…]
You know how you have those desert island albums – the ones that you would take with you if you couldn’t listen to anything else? Well, that’s Operation: Mindcrime by Queensryche. In fact, I’d go further than that, it is my favorite album by any band, anywhere, anytime. Nothing is better. Not anything by Black Sabbath, not anything by Judas Priest, not anything by Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, not anything. Mindcrime is #1. Period. End of story. [Read more…]
Back in 2010, I lost my job, and was unemployed for longer than I cared to be. During the belt tightening that always happens during times like that, I canceled Cable TV. I wrote about that elsewhere on this blog, so I won’t get into that in this particular post. As time passed, I saw a new service starting, Sling TV. I happily signed up with them almost immediately after they opened. But in 2018 I’m with Youtube TV. Here’s why. [Read more…]
In the earlier years of 3D Realms, when we were known simply as Apogee Software, we were known for many popular games in the scroller genre. Duke Nukem, Bio Menace, Hocus Pocus, Commander Keen, and many others. But today we’re here to shed a little light on the 1993 scroller, Monster Bash. Monster Bash turns 25 years old today, having originally been released on Apr 9, 1993! [Read more…]
I’m going to write a little about an album that turns 35 years old today (Mar 21, 2018). Originally came out when I was still in High School (!!) – Mar 21, 1983. I’m speaking of “The Final Cut” by Pink Floyd. It was the final Floyd album with Roger Waters, and the only one of the 15 Floyd studio albums without keyboardist Rick Wright on it. Was originally called “Spare Bricks” (which speaks to it’s origins in the “Wall” sessions).
“The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done.
Two suns in the sunset
Could be the human race is run.”
Those are lyrics about nuclear war (“Two Suns in the Sunset”). If you’re someone who has followed Pink Floyd for a very long time, there’s three things you know about Waters lyrics: [Read more…]