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  Solo despite being a relatively good Star Wars film had been bogged down in controversy, long before it even hit theaters. This controversy, and Disney’s unwillingness to drop the advertising money on the film it truly deserved, gave potential… Continue Reading →

The Weekend Spin: #1 – We Built This City on Little Lion Men

May 7, 2017   It’s been an odd, but all too quick weekend, again. Any plans to listen to a record Friday night went out the window due to an impromptu Cinco de Mayo celebration, involving a pitcher of Margaritas…. Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: Away Missions – Star Trek: The Clone Wars?

At this point I can easily say I’ve been through just about all the Star Trek series at least 3 times on Netflix over the past year and half. Now days when it’s on it’s mainly as background noise, and… Continue Reading →

The Last Records of 2016, and 2017’s Horizon

So here we are well over a month since Christmas, and I’m just now discussing the records I got for Christmas. If your household is anything like mine though, the house remains in relative holiday upheaval until somewhere near mid-January…. Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: The Away Missions – The Great DS9 vs Babylon 5 Affair

I was in the process of talking to a group of sci-fi model builders about whether they had considered building models of the Raza from Dark Matters, or The Lifeboat from Timeless, when the conversation lead into older sci-fi shows…. Continue Reading →

Discovering the Audio-Technica LP-60

About a year ago or so ago my old Sony turntable started to act a bit funny, when the records started to play a little slowly. To be honest at that point it was near fifteen years old and even… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part 5: A View From the Couch

A View from the Couch   It’s Friday night, the TV’s on and the lights are off. Its after 10:30 PM so there’s no guilt about being a couch potato, and also being Friday there is no guilt about having… Continue Reading →

Trekking Through Games: The Away Missions – Star Trek: The MotionPicture

The year was 1979, and Sci-fi space dramas on the big screen where coming back into fashion after Twentieth-Century Fox’s huge success with Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. So Paramount Studios looking to claim a genre success of… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part 4: Changes for CBS, Late Late Success, and Elsewhere in the Dark

CBS’s change of guard For CBS, Letterman had been slowly but surely losing viewers, a situation made worse by Jimmy Kimmel, and only further exaggerated by Jimmy Fallon taking over The Tonight Show. One CBS executive was heard to have… Continue Reading →

8-bit Fridays: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part 3: ABC & NBC 2009

ABC Throws its Hat in the Ring For ABC late night pretty much meant, and still means Nightline. Nightline started in 1980 after the Iran Hostage Crisis, and pretty much gained a footing from there as a news based talk… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Friday's: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part 2: The Insomniac Abyss & 1993

When it’s not Friday a.k.a. Delving into the Insomniacs Abyss For NBC the territory of 12:35 to 1:05 AM is somewhat unchallenged territory. Of course as previously mentioned this was once the home to Friday Night Videos on Fridays, but… Continue Reading →

8-Bit Friday’s: Out Into the Late Night Rift – Part1: Friday Night Videos

About two weeks ago my wife and I started out a Friday evening watching a repeat of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and ended up staying up long enough to finish Late Night with Seth Meyer, and briefly into… Continue Reading →

Happy Record Store Day

If your like me you may find yoirsf waiting in a huge line like this. Free records and a 100+ limited edition titles to choose from. Hopefully for you unlike in my case your store will open on time.  Anyway… Continue Reading →

Unique “Records”

January 17, 2014 There are a lot of “unique” records out there, one that comes to my mind is a Transformers record I had as a kid. I remember conning my sister into buying it for me at Woolworth’s for… Continue Reading →

The Record Record: Ending the Year I Started collecting

Happy New Years! Well close enough to it today’s the 30th, so two days more. This being a New Years themed posting, I wish I had a Guy Lombardo record to talk about with a recording of Auld Lang Syne… Continue Reading →

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