Powermad

Ett av mine favorittband gjennom tidene er Powermad, som opprinnelig er fra Minneapolis, USA. Thrash/speed metal på sitt beste!

De ga ut en EP og ett album siste halvdel av 80-tallet. Omtrent 25 år senere kom de med et nytt album, som også er helt der oppe. Favoritten vil dog for alltid være Absolute Power fra 1989, med Nice Dreams som en ekstremt bra “hit-låt”.

Tegneserien Tommy & Tigern

Tommy & Tigern, eller Calvin & Hobbes, er en av mine favorittegneserier. Ikke minst pga. en veldig bra oversettelse til norsk.

Etter at jeg ble en del eldre begynte jeg å lese den originale tegneserien på engelsk. Det som slo meg er hvor voksen teksten til den originale serien er, mot den norske som er mer tilrettelagt for barn. Når det er sagt så er begge variantene veldig bra på hver sin måte.

Jeg tok meg friheten å redigere denne litt, for å gjøre den ekstra voksen. På norsk hadde jeg nok valgt “Faen”. 😁

Her er originalen:

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight (release day)

The two previous expansions for World of Warcraft, Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands, has both been huge disappointments.

I always try to avoid information about the next expansion to have a fairly untouched mind when it’s released. It’s impossible to avoid everything though, but that’s okay really, and some of the things I’ve seen and hears looks sweet!

I sleep and are awake several times every day/night, and the timing to wake up now was pretty good since the release of Dragonflight was only a couple of hours ago.

However, the release of a new expansion is never streamlined, and nor is it this time. 🙂

If anything, Blizzard always make sublime cinematics for launches, and this one is not an exception. Check it out:

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight – Launch cinematic

World of Warcraft: Some character screenshots, and their names

I’ve been playing this game since 2007 (I think it is), and I still do. I take some breaks now and then, but I play it fairly often.

For historic reasons I thought maybe it’s time for a few screenshots of some of my characters. Mostly because of their mogs, and some for their names. I will also have a quick explanation for their names if there’s a point to it.

I haven’t done many screenshots since I got a new gaming PC, so the graphics are much better than it used to either way.

HORDE

Blood Elf Demon Hunter: There’s demon – and there’s…
Vulpera Death Knight: Cniht is Old English writing for Knight
Undead Warlock: Infuriator is the name of a song by the Swedish band RAM. I consider this character to be my main Horde
Undead Mage: Vooligan is in relation with the Australian band Karnivool. I actually have a hat from them with that word on hit. I guess Vooligans are fans of the band, and is a wordplay on Hooligans
Vulpera Warlock: Frehley is a tip of the hat to Ace Frehley (a founding member of the band Kiss). I’m not a huge fan of Kiss, but Ace Frehley rules

ALLIANCE

Gnome Warrior: Kebabnissen. It’s hard to explain this name. It’s just a funny one. Kebab is the tasty dish, and Nissen can be translated to gnome I guess
Kul Tiran Druid: Deathstimate is the name of a song by Therapy?
Gnome Mage: Hellbelly is the name of a song by Therapy? too
Mechagnome Monk: Cybertron (Primus) is the home planet of the Transfomers
Gnome Warlock: Astroneer is a game I play from time to time. It’s my go to game for relaxation. This character was and was supposed to be named Astronaut. He was before I moved him to a different realm, where that name was taken. I consider this character to be my main

There we go, a little overview of some of my characters. Not all are level 60 yet, and I have close to 50 characters overall. Some are very low level though.

ListenBrainz: My year in music

I started using ListenBrainz instead of Last.fm this year, and I’m quite happy with it. It’s free and is easy to use I’d say.

Here are some of my stats from 2021, and honestly, the pictures below don’t show it all for sure. There are so much more with about the same playtime as those listed.

I also stream via YouTube Music, and those stats aren’t shown here. If they were, The Open up and Bleeds would most likely top everything. 🤘🏻The album Nocturne by Vangelis is my go to nighty-night music, so that would also be way up there.

With that being said, I really like everything in the pictures, and the full stats can be viewed here:

https://listenbrainz.org/user/amkn75/year-in-music/

A new season of Dexter (2006)

It’s hard to pick a favorite TV-series in the world of TV-series, but I have to say that Dexter is one of them for me.

I’ve been wanting to re-binge the series for quite some time, and now is a great time to do just that, since they’ve announced a new season. This’ll be the first season since the series ended in 2013, and if I ever wanted a reboot or continuation of something… this must be it! 😍

Some details from imdb.com:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0773262

Sidenote: Michael C. Hall, the actor who plays Dexter, was in a musical by David Bowie some years ago. The performance was close to how it would’ve been with David Bowie himself I think.

Concert: London Grammar – Livestreaming Californian Soil

I’ve been listening more and more to London Grammar, which is in a genre (indie pop) I never really listen to unless it’s on the radio or in a movie/TV-show.

Their new album was released yesterday, and they had a release concert on YouTube with an after party for YouTube’s Premium members. I fell asleep so I missed the whole thing, but it’s still available.

I saw it a bit earlier, and it’s a well-oiled machinery behind this concert. Great musicians, production, and it looked really nice overall. The music was in focus of course, and the new album is amazing. The singles released prior to the album have all been damn fine.

Check out the concert here:

Ingenuity: First flight on Mars

It’s impossible not to be impressed by what these people can do. Now they’ve, as expected, flown a small helicopter on Mars.

So. fucking. cool!

Here’s a really nice recap of the flying itself by Space.com:

I saw the live stream, and it was an amazing experience. The team’s reactions was pure happiness. 😊