Stick around for fun

Not that we are ageist or anything, but we reckon that some of our older readers may remember a game called Lemmings. Basically, the game revolved around saving a bunch of creatures, hell bent on mass self destruction from themselves. Simple and addictive. Zoom forward to today and we have…..<insert drum roll>….Sticklings.

We have been grinning at the screen of the iPad Pro in the office for a few weeks now. The gameplay is quick and easy to pick up, but not so easy to master……

It’s available for iOS and android so why not  give it a try? PS. There are plenty of help videos for when you get stuck…

The Dixie Chicks

Doing a review this week on The Dixie Chicks. An American country music band who have also dabbled in many genres like pop and alternative country. The band consists of two sisters, Marty and Emily with Natalie who is their lead singer and completes the band. Although they had done some local touring in the USA, it wasn’t until 1998 that they achieved commercial success with two hit songs, Wide Open Spaces and There’s Your Trouble. Through out their career they have so far won 13 Grammy awards with more to come! Our favorite tune of theirs is Not Ready To Make Nice. Check it out one day below.

Metallica Album Hard Wired to Self-Destruct

Hard Wired to Self-Destruct” is the first album in 8 years following “Death Magnetic” (2008), it is the longest gap in between the studio albums in the bands history. It is the tenth studio album from American metal band Metallica released as a double album on November 18 2016 by vanity label Blackened Records.

The Album is heavier than their more commercial successful albums firmly in the heavy/thrash metal category as compared to some of their ambiguous earlier releases i.e. Load, S and M, and justice for all.

Lars Ulrich said “The album feels like a continuation of Death Magnetic.”

“The way we do things now is very different than the way we did things back in the days of Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning. Nowadays we like to do so many different things.”

The album received an average score of 74/100 from 28 reviews on Metacritic, the album is a refreshing change of paced to Legacy Metallica while still taking a step into new territory and expanding their heavier roots.

 

Quokka Kicker Fined

20-year-old Perth man, Harrison McPherson, who was filmed in Rottnest in February chasing and kicking a quokka, has been slapped with a $4000 fine after being charged with animal cruelty. The footage was filmed and uploaded to social media by friend Corey Douglas James, 21, who laughed as he captured the attack on his mobile phone.

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Pictured above: McPherson, 20

McPherson was found through a police led name-and-shame search of social media, and has received death threats since the footage was posted. The 20-year-old has also since lost his FIFO employment, as his employer could not guarantee his safety after the video went viral. During the trial, his lawyer noted that the act was “out-of-character” for McPherson.

Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017

In terms of Pop Culture, 1997 was a pretty average year. ‘MMM bop’ was at the top of the charts in 27 countries. Bill Clinton was the president of the United States. The first Harry Potter book was released to absolutely no fanfare. Ellen DeGeneres came out on the Oprah Winfrey Show to an audience of 42 million people. And Radiohead, those guys who made that annoying song ‘Creep’, released their magnum opus, ‘OK Computer’, an ode to anxiety and the fear of the times we lived in, and continue to live in. It’s still their most influential and beloved album- in 2015 it was added to the National Recording Registry to be preserved in the Library of Congress.

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This year, ‘OK Computer’ is 20 years old and to celebrate the album is being re-released as ‘OKNOTOK’ in three formats- CD, vinyl and super mega deluxe special edition (including a C90 cassette tape, hardcover book packed with unreleased artwork/not es/lyrics etc.) In addition to the album, which has been completely remastered, all form ats will include eight b-sides and three unreleased tracks, all of which have been teased by the band in various live incarnations since 1997.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to this incredible album yet, now is the best time to pick it up and discover what you’ve been missing out on. It’ll change your life.

Jaden Smith the new Batman?

Jaden Smith has come out of nowhere with a new track and a video to follow and if you loved the white batman costume he wore to Kanye and Kims wedding you’re in luck. The video released a couple weeks ago shows Jaden parading around in the batman suit only to end up fighting Superman and another Batman in the streets.

The song is not Jaden’s typical jazz flavoured rap style though, it’s a fresh new direction with a real turn up vibe layered through it. The beat is bass heavy and the hook is catchy as ever, once again Jaden Smith is killing the game.Jaden Batman

Hell Yeah, its Hell Yeah!

Today, industrial veterans KMFDM release their latest EP, “Yeah” to the world.
The album cover, in KMFDM tradition is designed by commercial artist Aidan “Brute!” Hughes – its great to see a band demonstrate such loyalty.

We have been listening to the title track for some weeks, now and are pleased to report that it has the traditional KMFDM punch and brutality. We love the video which also features Aidan’s artwork.

 

Make Them Suffer (by having to wait in anticipation for a new album)

Local metal legends Make Them Suffer have released Fireworks, the first single off of their upcoming third album Worlds Apart. And if a new song by MTS wasn’t enough, they also released a music video for the tune, which shows off the new additions to the bands line-up.

Worlds Apart will be released on the 28th of July, but hopefully we’ll get to hear a couple more singles before then!

 

Bat signal send off for Adam West lights up LA

The signal was activated just after 9:00pm loal time by mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck. A fitting tribute for a acting legend.

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The signal silhouette appeared on the City Hall tower cheered on by hundreds of fans in costumes.

West has been in dozens of roles since the iconic Bat man tv series but has most recently been the voce of the nutty Mayor Adam West in the long running Family Guy television series. A tribute episode was aired on the cartoon on Sunday.

“Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend.”

“I am beyond fortunate to have had the privilege of working with him, and he will be profoundly missed by all of us.”

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The creator of the show Seth Macfarlane said.

Fans have taken to social media to voice their respect for the actor and say in their own words what Adam West and his work has done for them.

The TV icon has crafted a legacy that will last long into the future and continue to bring joy and inspire people for generations to come.