On this week’s playlist I asked everyone to find songs with the same name to show what an interesting concept that is to me. How different artists over different genres can have similar ideas that get interpreted in such different ways. But here it is on Apple Music and Spotify enjoy!!!
So Star Wars the Last Jedi opens this week. I’ll go see it, I almost feel obligated as a life long fan. I wish though that they would have never made any movies post Return of the Jedi. We got the end of the war, the Empire was defeated and Darth Vader was redeemed. Alas, no we got a prequel series that ruins all previous ideas about young Vader and Obi-Wan you had on your bedroom floor as a child playing with Kenner action figures. Obi-Wan referred to Anakin as a good friend and hero and all that. However he’s essentially just a child murdering cry ass and tossing the Emperor down a power shaft could never make up for.
What about Han Solo? If you read any of the gazzilion Expanded Universe novels we see that even after the Empire was defeated our heroes were still in a near constant state of war for the rest of their lives. Although they did have some successes and families to love. The Expanded Universe was washed away when Disney bought Lucasfilm. We know from 2015’s The Force Awakens that the heroes lives are much worse than the novels could have imagined. Princess Leia and Han Solo do stay together for awhile in some detail, I say some detail because Star Wars isn’t really big on details, and they have a son. They do not have a son that marvels on the heroes of the Rebel Alliance but he wants to be a child killer like his Grandpa Darth Vader. So he murders his Uncle Luke’s Jedi Hogwarts and here we go. Spoilers………………………….. Soon he murders his dad. Han Fucking “I made the Kessel run in 12 parsecs” Solo.
Did I tell you that Luke Skywalker has lived alone in exile for close to 30 years? Alone and full of regret. Didn’t see that Coming after the Ewok celebration. Let’s just take a moment to realize why Star Wars is Hell.
Han Solo- murdered by his son for trying to hug him.
Darth Vader- Everyone he loves is dead and he killed children
Yoda- Wise and Blessed soul who gets to hide out in a mud hut by a swamp for his retirement and impending death.
Obi-Wan Kenobi- Wise and brave fellow who was betrayed and eventually killed by his best friend.
Rogue One Cast- Let us do what you are afraid of and get murdered to fuck for doing it.
Boba Fett- Looked cool AF. Died in a sand mouth.
All those Planets- Blown up by bigger and bigger space stations.
Captan Phasma- She’s a bad ass played by a great actress Gwendolyn Christie who gets shoved in the trash.
Princess Leia- Family all dead except murdering ass son. Watched her planet be destroyed. Fought a war her whole life. Was played by Carrie Fisher whose own personal life was apparently fairly challenging.
So in closing, maybe just leave this car fire of a fantasy world alone and let Corporate Monster Disney have their way in a back alley with it and pick up Macbeth. It’s just as dark but with a lesson and purpose.
There is currently a new craze taking all over the online Xbox and Playstation communities. This of course is the newest release of Fortnite. Now this game has already been introduced to PC gamers, but for these simple minded 2K and Madden guys like me, this game was mind blowing.
I first noticed this trend whenever I got on Playstation. As I scrolled through my friends list, everybody was playing it, and I was left alone with nobody to play with (as normal). Then, the talk of this “Fortnite” carried into work, and I gave in and downloaded it. And I am truly glad I did despite a few flaws.
This idea is 100% new to me. Fortnite is a 100 person, fight to the death, in which you have to jump out of a flying school bus. You can do this challenge solo, in doubles, and in squad (3-4 players). This game is fun alone, but, like most things, it is truly better with friends. The map is huge and you can go until the final twenty people without seeing anybody. What I really like about it is the storm. The storm is this thing that takes away health from your character until your are within the designated area within the given time limit.
The graphics are one of my favorite things about the game, but is a turn-off for many others. The graphics are very similar to those you see in the Borderlands series. I have always had a thing for graphics like that and it just seems to seemingly draw me in.
I am not going to sit here and say this is the most perfect game ever created. Like most new games, it still has a few kinks. One kink that drives me absolutely crazy is closing the damn doors. When you go to close the doors on your way out, you can’t do it to fast because if you do, its gonna close you back into the room. Past that little rant, I have had murmurs of them having bad servers. I have not had one issue with the servers, and I am usually placed in a game within a few seconds.
Imagine if Minecraft had a love child with any third person shooter, and you have Fortnite. When you jump off the bus you are given the a more difficult decision than any you have ever been given, and that is where to land. If you’re like me and try to avoid any congested place, but some prefer to duke it out with everybody right off the bat. But whenever you land, you only have your trusty pick axe. Your pick axe can tear down almost anything in the game. This can help find a mystery chest which normally carries a number of things, and gather supplies in which you can build forts, traps, and anything else you damn well please. This game also contains a range of guns from pistols all the way to a missile launcher that you frantically try to find as soon as you land. Some guns are overpowering, while some you would rather just fight with your pick axe.
This section is very minimal, but this game is pretty damn funny. I find the names of the neighborhoods, cities, restaurants, and stores funny. These are the minor things that catch my attention. However, the funniest thing is you can transform into a bush if you are ever so fortunate to find one. Nothing is more satisfying than parading around as a bush and eliminating a unsuspecting victim with a rocket launcher. There are also a ton of easter eggs, but the coolest one is there a huge tribute the Transformer series because there is a big ass Optimus Prime out behind a trailer park.
Few Things I Would Like to See
There aren’t very many things I would like to see change, but theres are just a few. There are many cars and RVs scattered through out the maps, but they are only good for building supplies. If they could somehow integrate a way for us to drive certain cars are finding the key to it, the game would be extremely interesting. Imagine turning an RV into a fort. It would be badass. The map is plenty big enough, but a lot of people like having new stuff to explore. Then the final thing I want to see, is more weapons. This goes farther than the type of guns, but throwing in attachments you can find, and different ammo (incendiary rounds, electric, etc).
Overal, Fortnite is a great game, and you cannot beat the fact that it is free. The game can really suck you in for hours on end without you even noticing. However, this is all I have time for, but as always thank you for spending a portion of your Friday with me. Any feedback is highly appreciated and encouraged. Stay tuned for new and fresh daily content from the Mid-American crew and I.
If you’re familiar with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, then you know who John Frusciante is. He is one of the greatest guitarists ever who worked on albums like Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication before he left the band after Stadium Arcadium. However, he also has a solo career, and he has a lot of fantastic music there as well. No two albums by him sound alike, and they’re all memorable. He tends to be more underground than he was with RHCP, but trust me, some of his stuff is on par with some of the Chili Peppers’ best stuff. That’s why I’m here today to count down my six favorites. Let’s begin. Continue reading “Chase’s Six Favorite John Frusciante Songs”
Hello people of the internet, Jordan again with another post (or lack there-of). I deeply apologize for no real post today, time wasn’t really in my favor as it turned out. I’ll make it up to y’all with a pretty crazy story about my past weekend either tomorrow or on my scheduled day next week. It involves freezing temperatures and flaming cars, you won’t want to miss it.
Be sure to check out this weeks Weekly Waves on Spotify and Apple Music!
Also, I’m even more sorry for the click-bait title, the team has to get views somehow, right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I must apologize for the clickbaity title, but this is something that more people need to be aware of. I’ve been watching videos on YouTube for years and years at this point, and, since it’s such an expansive service, you’re bound to come across some bizarre stuff every now and again. And some of these obscure findings can quickly become some of your favorite channels and videos, and this is exactly what happened when my brothers and I discovered the greatest channel the Internet has ever known.
This week’s local music highlight is on Cityphil, a vibrant Huntington rapper.