Big update from the last month or so. I forgot a few things since my ICO/Dark Souls post.
Audio-technica LP60 Turntable
A solid turn table. I'm making it a habit to spin something once a day, which is important cause I've gotten so many more vinyls.
Because of course!
Nice mouse. Since I basically re-made my bedroom with a new desk and drawer set-up, everything modern and clean, my decade-old-designed Microsoft Intellipoint mouse was just providing a terrible eye sore. So I went with this and I'm liking it.
Altec Lansing UHP326 Earbuds
I lost my previous pair... and I rarely lose stuff. So I went for slightly nicer ones, but honestly I can't tell the difference when, while from the same brand, are 250% the price of my previous set.
Logitech Z623 2.1 THX Speakers
Probably the nicest set of 2.1 computer speakers you can get, and they are nice. I run my turn table through this with RCA.
I bit the money bullet and pre-ordered a Kindle Fire, because of course I'm going to get one, and luckily the day after I got it Amazon now reports a "4-7 day delay", which, by the time you may read this, will become longer.
Knoxx Spec Ops Remington 870 Recoil Reducing Stock
Yeah, my uncle da cop is gonna give me the receiver of his old 870 shotgun, which means I've got to replace the stock, foreend (the pump-y bit), and the barrel. In a week, I'll be the proud owner of a 12 gauge. [/redneck]
Mossberg 18.5" 12ga Remington 870 smooth-bore barrel
I've fired a bunch of rifles. A few pistols. But only a 20ga shotgun. From my understanding an 18.5" barrel is gonna provide a pretty wide pattern... Now I need to buy shells and err... watermelons?
Booker T. and the MGs - Green Onions 7" single
Sick song that everyone has heard before, even if they don't recognize the title.
The song: http://youtu.be/_bpS-cOBK6Q
The Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me 7" single
Another funky song that I heard in DiRT 3 and dug a lot. Got it on eBay for just a few bucks.
The song: http://youtu.be/bb1cpSJtIqM?t=16s
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker Limited Edition (2 CD)
Love this album so much that when a version with a second CD of B-sides was around I had to have it... Even on CD! The B-sides are so good that I had to have them on vinyl as well...
Sample song, Alter Ego: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBSropdYqtY
(turn up your bass)
Tame Impala - Sundown Syndrome/Remember Me 7" single
Wonderful song and yes, I recommend it to you. You may like it.
Maps & Atlases - Perch Patchwork 12" LP
While BongoBob may hate this album for bringing Maps & Atlases in a totally un-bad-ass musical direction; and initially convinced me as well to its suckage (if this song of theirs
appeared in Rock Band people would be posting attempted FCs, it's pretty intense)- I ended up turning around on it and I'm now enjoying it a good deal.
Sample song, Living Decorations: http://youtu.be/XrvOXjFiD7k
Wolf People - Steeple 12" LP
If you played Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Vietnam, then you've heard and most likely dug this band, their song Village Strollin'
was used as a loading song and it was pretty bad-ass.
Sample song, Tiny Circle: http://youtu.be/_SNWsJYssoQ
Valient Thorr - Immortalizer 12" Double LP
Even though my musical tastes have become softer in the last year or so, I still have room in my heart for bat-**** stupid/crazy rock. This guys are nuts and they should never stop, ever.
Sample song, Red Flag (live): http://youtu.be/LAW996cR0Ms
Flying Lotus - 1983 12" LP
I remember sitting on this album for months, I downloaded three Flying Lotus albums but just took forever before listening to it. Glad I did. Most of the songs need to listened to as a whole to enjoy, so going "hey, listen to this one" is sorta hard.
Sample song, Unexpected Delight: http://youtu.be/siRM7zdvVvU
Cut Chemist - Sound of the Police 12" LP
Second album with no track listing to speak of other than "sides". I've listened to a tiny bit of Cut Chemist so it was a surprise to me to find out about this album. When I saw that it sampled Fela Kuti's "Water Get No Enemy" (afrobeat... if you played GTAIV you've heard him... if you bought the OST for it, it's on there, the song "Zombie") I just had to have it.
Early sample of Side A: http://youtu.be/VHEx6D2BT8Q
Al di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
It always seems that the earliest works of guitar virtuosos seem to be the best. I mean, look at Yngwie Malmsteen, past his original album, it's nothing but crap. Pretty great stuff. If you've ever listened to popular guitar duo sensation "Rodrigo y Gabriela" you'll probably really dig this.
Sample song, Mediterranean Sundance (epic acoustic): http://youtu.be/hhccIfevjCU
Sample song, Race With Devil On Spanish Highway (epic guitar): http://youtu.be/Zy4K7lFFZII?t=2m2s