3.11.2014

beek is back! Part III: The Final Endeavor

I tried to get back to regular blogging in May 2010. And again in May 2011. Well, I'm going to try it once more in 2014. I'm gonna shoot for two posts per week at 11am EST on Tuesdays and Fridays. I don't expect they'll all be substantial, nor will they all be unique or interesting. But I find blogging oddly satisfying (certainly more than twitter) and I need some fun writing on the side that isn't just technical, research papers for work. So here I go again...

2.28.2014

fav 5: '13 albums



1. Kvelertak - Meir

2. Less Than Jake - See The Light

3. AFI - Burials

4. Chipzel - Spectra

5. Amon Amarth - Deceiver Of The Gods

2.03.2013

fav 5: '12 albums




1. Baroness - Yellow & Green


2. Crystal Castles - (III)


3. Hot Water Music - Exister


4. Enabler - All Hail The Void


5. Pennywise - All Or Nothing

1.20.2012

fav 5: '11 albums



1. Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination

2. Mastodon - The Hunter

3. The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual

4. R/D - Liquid Heart Keeper

5. Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising


... and more favs from 2011:
fav album opening: Amon Amarth - "War Of The Gods"
fav album finale: Mastodon - "The Sparrow"
fav eletronic song: R/D - "Smitten Seeker"
fav metal song: Skeletonwitch - "This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)"
fav punk song: Rise Against - "Broken Mirrors"
fav album art: Mastodon - The Hunter
fav album letdown: Jimmy Eat World - Invented
fav soundtrack: Bastion
fav comeback album: Face To Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later
fav 2010 album of 2011: Copy - Hard Dream
fav guilty pleasure album: Breathe Carolina - Hell Is What You Make It
fav remix: As I Lay Dying - "Confined (Kelly "Carnage" Cairns Remix)"
fav pop-punk song: The Darlings - "American Dream"
fav song for singin' along: Foo Fighters  - "Arlandria"
fav song I want to see LIVE: Mastodon - "Black Tongue"
fav song for jogging: The Black Dahlia Murder - "A Shrine To Madness"
fav song for a rainy day: Darren Korb - Mother, I'm Here (Zulf's Theme)
fav song for the trampoline: Does It Offend You, Yeah? - "Wrestler"
fav song for purchasing a parakeet: Lights - "Suspension"
fav song for fighting a grizzly bear: Trap Them - "Every Walk A Quarantine"

6.23.2011

Hoss


Meet Hoss. He is a thumbnail hidden somewhere in my MP3 folder. This is the view I get when I look at the parent directory of my MP3s. It's obviously a Lagwagon album, but I don't have that album in my collection. It must be mistakenly associated with some folder or MP3. I have no idea, I have never been able to find him or figure it out. He's been with me for at least 7 years and I don't see him going anywhere anytime soon.

6.17.2011

fav 5: '10 albums




1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis


2. The Glitch Mob - Drink The Sea


3. Coheed and Cambria - Year Of The Black Rainbow


4. Little Boots - Hands


5. Weezer - Hurley

fav 5: '09 albums




1. Mastodon - Crack The Skye


2. Passion Pit - Manners


3. Strung Out - Agents Of The Underground


4. Lazarus AD - The Onslaught


5. AFI - Crash Love

fav 5: '08 albums




1. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles


2. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God


3. The Faint - Fasciinatiion


4. Less Than Jake - GNV FLA


5. No Use For A Name - The Feel Good Record Of The Year

fav 5: '07 albums




1. Blaqk Audio - CexCells


2. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero


3. Dark Tranquillity - Fiction


4. Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb


5. As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us