Friday, August 18, 2017

New Countdown: Summer Songs in the Fall


Bleachers

This episode feels like I've been working on it forever, but I think it has turned out really great, so I hope you enjoy it!


Countdown #343

***Featuring***
Bleachers
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
Kings of Leon
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Portugal. The Man
The Revivalists
Sir Sly
Spoon
The Vaccines
Weezer


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Charlie Puth "Attention"

This is a pretty catchy song. And the video is fairly straightforward. I would have loved to have seen a little more acting on his part when she starts throwing stuff, but he's a musician, not an actor, so it's fine!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Reading Quest Update: Day 1 (August 13)


Name: Rob
Class: Rogue
Level: 1
EXP: 10
HP: 27
Currently Reading: Prologue to Battle For Zendikar: Collected Stories (172 pages read)

Rob came out of the gate strong as I read about half of the Prologue to Battle For Zendikar: Collected Stories (Which is what I'm reading for the "Books with < 500 Ratings on GoodReads" quest).

I feel a little weird because this book says that it is 380 pages, but the "pages" are probably about 1/4-1/2 the size of an actual book page. So I'm not sure how that should count towards HP (I get +1 HP per 10 pages I read, which helps towards the final score)

I'm quite enjoying this book so far. I like getting the story behind these Magic: The Gathering sets that I've played with. Occasionally, they'll have a piece of art featured in the story and it's fun to look up what card that art is from.

After this, I think I'm going to dive into Candide.

This has been fun so far!!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New Countdown: Shhh It's a Secret!

Sir Sly

Hello there! It's time once again for your favorite under the radar countdown show! Did you know that if you listen to this, you are participating in some back alley, speakeasy-style podcast consumption? Well you are! So pat yourself on your sneaky back!

Here's an episode with some music in it!

Enjoy!


Countdown #342

***Featuring***
Bleachers
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
The Killers
Kings of Leon
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Portugal. The Man
The Revivalists
Shredders
Sir Sly
Weezer



Friday, August 4, 2017

A Reading Quest!

I normally post about music, but I'm going to be doing this Reading Quest event and there's supposed to be kind of a home page for my activities with it.

You can find details here but the deal is that I'm going to be a Rogue (I chose from these options):

The Reading Quest Character Classes

I need to figure out what kind of Rogue I'm going to be and maybe like, what my name is, etc. Maybe my Rogue's name is "Rob" (like Robin Hood, but, you know, casual.)

And so Rob will follow the bottom path on this sheet:

 Reading Quest Board

 And then I can earn points and all sorts of stuff explained in the post linked above, but really, it's a way to switch up how I'm selecting my books to read.

So, from 8/13-9/10, I will be reading from the following list:

A Banned Book - The Autobiography of Malcom X
A Book Cover with a Partially Obscured Face - The Short Drop (which has this cover):
Image result for the short drop

A Book with <500 -="" are="" ebooks="" from.="" gathering-related="" going="" google="" i="" m="" magic:the="" on="" p="" pick="" ratings="" several="" that="" there="" to="">
A Book Published by a Small Press: A Monster Calls (published by Candlewick Press), which appears to be fairly small

A Book With a One Word Title - Candide (it has a one word title and it's super short!)


So that's what I'm going to be doing for the next month or so. You can sign up too!

I want to give credit to CW from Read, Think, Ponder for the artwork on the two things I pasted above!

Rob, out!

Monday, July 31, 2017

New Countdown: Title Track Bonus Hour!


Sir Sly

This week's episode features not one but TWO bonus songs that are title tracks! I know you're excited to listen, so I hope you enjoy it :)


Countdown #341

***Featuring***
Bleachers
Cold War Kids
Florist
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Kings of Leon
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Portugal. The Man
The Revivalists
Sir Sly
Weezer


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: French Montana featuring Swae Lee "Unforgettable"

A lovely video of a very catchy song that takes a HUGE TURN at the end. I do tend to like when all the videos from an album tell one story. That can be a fun way to do things!

This doesn't have anything to do with this song, but we might be in the middle of some history-making right now. "Despacito" is getting very close to breaking Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men's record for 16 weeks at #1. So watch out for if that happens!