Monthly Archives: November 2012

Review: One Piece: Pirate Warriors

The Dynasty Warriors franchise or Musou as it’s known in Japan, has no shortage of titles available on the gaming market, it’s a series that has both dominated and redefined the “Beat’em Up” genre. In the latter half of the 2000’s, we saw Tecmo Koei, the company responsible for these games take a bold step when they decided to branch …

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Amanda Palmer talks life, music, love and buying a bed with Neil Gaiman

Amanda Palmer made music history this year when she raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter allowing her to shake her contract with RoadRunner records and launch her own label and subsequent album, “Theater is Evil,” an eclectic rock/sync mix that harkens back to 80’s new wave. With “Smiles: Pictures or it Didn’t Happen” Palmer interweaves social commentary with screeching guitars. I feel like I’m hearing the …

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Retro-active: Althia and Donna ~ Uptown Top Ranking

This week’s retro-active remembers Jamaican, rude girl duo – Althea and Donna. The young Jamaican singers Althea Forrest (17), and Donna Reid (18), caused a surprise with their one-off reggae hit single, “Uptown Top Ranking”. It was produced by Joe Gibbs[1] using a re-recording of the riddim of the 1967 Alton Ellis’ song “I’m Still In Love”, which had already …

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