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The Walking Dead: Forget

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The episode opens with Sasha suffering from insomnia.  The pictures in the house that she now occupies haunt her as she lies awake staring at them, the abyss beginning to stare back.  She resolves to take the pictures out to the woods and take some target practice.  In the morning she goes to the weapons locker to check out her weapon.  The thick woman charged with guarding her gun is mostly concerned with Sasha bagging a boar outside the walls so she can make prosciutto.  Here, they ration chocolate, have parties and eat cookies; these people have entirely different concerns than the group.  The episode “Forget” echoes last weeks episode “Remember,” but Rick and most of the group seem unable to forget their old way of living. Continue reading

The Walking Dead: Remember

Photo From: AMC

Photo From: AMC

Would you remember?  If you lived like this group of people has lived over the past few seasons, would you remember how to live a safe life?  That is exactly what the group was tasked with in the latest episode.  The viewer is immediately thrust into the interviews that Deanna conducts and she asks Rick if he minds that the interview is filmed for transparency purposes. Rick seems to be skeptical of the entire set up.  Who would blame him?  These people in Alexandria have been in the safe zone the entire time.  Deanna seems to understand that they are weakened by not having people in the community that aren’t hardened survivalists and that is the reasoning she gives for bringing the group in. Continue reading

DIE

CitizenJape – I am very proud of these tracks that I put together over the last month. The idea struck me on a whim and it was a very valuable learning experience. So, here they are. I have more remixes planned and also some completely original stuff. If you like what you hear, I would really appreciate it if you could head over to my music page and give it a like. For those who have expressed interest in this I am putting together a downloadable package with all of the artwork. For now, these are streamable on soundcloud. Thank you and enjoy.

The Walking Dead: The Distance

Photo From: Movie Fone

The episode opens with Aaron naively asking the group to join him and “audition” for a safe camp.  Now, there is no way that Aaron could know what the group has been through and while he makes the accurate assessment that Rick’s group would be valuable assets, he severely underestimates the level of paranoia about outsiders that is ingrained in the group.  He tries a joke, which fails.  Perhaps he could have left his name on the note attached to the water in the road…never mind, there is absolutely no way that Aaron was approaching the group without eliciting that exact reaction.  Aaron doesn’t really doesn’t do himself any favors either; he shows up with a loaded weapon and apparently, it’s not his call if they will be able to stay at the safe community. It is only his job to creep around, spying on the group until he believes he can convince them to return with him…as food? Continue reading

Wayward Pines

Upon watching this trailer for the first time I am immediately reminded of many things dear to my heart: The Twilight Zone, Silent Hill, Twin Peaks.  A “special” agent takes on a mission to search for an agent that has gone missing, wrecks his car in the process of searching for her and wakes up in the mysterious town of Wayward Pines.  Not only are the inhabitants of the town odd in the kind of way that the population of the Truman Show is odd, he locates the missing agent in Wayward Pines.  Only, it doesn’t look like leaving will be simple.  Mentions of dissimilar experiences of time and explicit directions to avoid conversations regarding the previous lives of the inhabitants of Wayward Pines hint at some strange alternate universe or rift in time that the town exists in.  A massive list of Hollywood names is associated with the production.  It airs on May 14th at 9PM on Fox.  I will certainly be tuning in.

88 Ultra – Sirens

This record was released on January 14th, 2015 and has been dripping into my ears nonstop.  88 Ultra is the new name that Kingston (1/2 of Blue Sky Black Death) is using to produce music and this is his first release on Ultra Glacial Records.  This record is difficult to describe to anyone not familiar with BSBD’s unique blend of ethereal melodies and cavernous bass; celestial soundscapes created from layers of cut-up vocals and pillowy synths glide on top of  thunderous drums wrapped in a reverb that was ripped straight from the atmosphere of Jupiter.  Get in your favorite spaceship, buckle up and take the ride.