I don’t know about you, but I love monster movies, especially the old ones. They have this child like and humorist charm that brings out the kid in me. When I heard that a new monster movie that was influenced by these old movies was coming out I was ecstatic. The trailers were enough to make you squirm in your seat.

Just last week I went to see Pacific Rim in IMAX 3D and let me tell you Continue reading

Just a quick update for the week.

I have been busy with transferring over to a new college so I havn’t had a lot of time to post reviews, but I have some reviews this week and more the following week that I will be posting. Some of the teas will be for 52 teas Southern Boy Ice Tea line part 2, Verdant Tea, and some of Davids Tea as well so stay tuned. Here is a song in the mean time.

Tune: Mothras’ Song
(Mosura No Uta)

I have been hooked on this song for a while now. I just love it’s sweet melody that it has. It a song from from the Toho series; the same one that does Godzilla. This song is for Mothra (Mosura) which is a giant moth creature that generally protects earth and it’s people and is categorized as being, “Pure of Heart”. The song was first sung by  the twin sister group, The Peanuts. The fairies’ famous song “Mosura No Uta” (“Mothra’s Song”) was first written in Indonesian, though the Shobijin (fairies) often sing Japanese approximations to the original lyrics. The song was composed by Yuji Koseki.  These are the lyrics in both Japanese and English: Continue reading

This song comes from on of my favorite albums that The Ventures did called Ventures in Space. It just has such an unique and interesting sound to it. It leans from classic surf rock sound, to a dark, creepy, eerie or almost orchestral sound. One of the most iconic songs from the album is, “The Twilight Zone” which was used for the TV series. One interesting thing about this album is that all of the weird sounds heard on the album were not made with electronics, but were instead all done by instruments. That is something that you don’t come across often in this digital age and shows the true ingenuity that was The Ventures. If you want to listen to an out of this world sounding album I would check this one out.

Just found this awesom song on Pandora. I usally loath Pandora, since when I pick out a band after about two songs it starts to play other bands or genras. However I found this one station that plays (mostly) new blues songs and have been finding a lot of good stuff. Here is there bio that I found for King Kong.

Ethan Buckler was originally the bassist for underground Louisville, KY, sensations Slint during the late ’80s, but Continue reading

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE MONSTER HUNTER!!! It is one of my favorite hack n slash games. I am so excited cause it looks like they are going to make an American MMO and it is going to use the Crysis 3 Engine! I JUST CAN’T WAIT.

So I decided I would share one the the battle songs from the Japanese MMO that is out. I so wish I could fight this thing.

Here are some people battling it. Trust me, they make it look easy.

Tune: Wipe Out

This song is one of my favorite recordings that The Ventures did. However, they were not the ones that originally composed the song. It was actually The Surfaris back in 1963. Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson wrote the tune almost on the spot as a suitable B-side was needed for the intended “Surfer Joe” single. In late 1962, while the band was in Cucamonga’s Pal Recording Studio recording the single, one of the band members suggested that a gimmick sound indicating a wipe out off a surfboard be emulated. The suggestion was made that during the introduction before the music starts, a cracking sound, imitating a breaking surfboard, should be made. This followed by a manic voice babbling, “ha ha ha ha ha, wipe out.” The spoken voice at the beginning of the song is the voice of the band’s manager of the time, Dale Smallin.

The afterthought track spent four months on the national Billboard chart in the autumn of 1963, reaching #2 and kept out of the top slot only by Stevie Wonder’s “Fingertips”. The smash hit “Wipe Out” returned to the Hot 100 in 1966, reaching #16 in Billboard and #9 in Cash Box in its second national chart run. This time it is said to have sold around 700,000 copies in the US to add to its original million-plus. Ironically the original A-side “Surfer Joe”, sung by Ron Wilson, only attracted airplay in the wake of “Wipe Out”‘s success, and peaked at #62 during its six-week run. Ron Wilson’s energetic drum solo for “Wipe Out” (a sped-up version of his Charter Oak High School marching band’s drum cadence) was beaten out on malt-shop tables all over the country, helping the song become one of the best-remembered instrumental tunes of the period. Drummer Sandy Nelson issued different versions on different LPs.

It is sometimes funny to see that songs that were just made to be B-Sides and not the song that was expected to be the hit, end up being the best ones.

Info taken from Wikipedia.

The Ventures

 

The Surfaris

Tune: Woodkid- Run Boy Run

This song was recently posted up by a fellow Steepster that goes by TheTeaFairy. I don’t know much about the artist except that I think they are Russian  It is really good and I have been replaying it for the past half hour. I love the composition, the mix of of STOMP like percussion and the mix of classical instruments is just beautiful.