Archive for April, 2015

Beautiful Nightwish

Posted: April 30, 2015 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff

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I was preoccupied with the new album from Toto when this arrived a few weeks ago, so I postponed it for a little while. Now I have it and I´ve listened to it a few times. Nightwish is like a finely tuned machine, they have truly perfected their craft. With “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” they reap the rewards of all the work that has ever gone into this project – it sounds easy but you try to copy this if you can. The mere fact that they present a new singer, Floor Jansen (their third) without any problems at all is not a surprise. They are Nightwish, a band to be emulated and copied, but never surpassed.

Not much to say, it´s a great album.

(Ad scanned from rock publication)

The water wars are coming

Posted: April 29, 2015 in General, Magazines

Newsweek_2015

The current issue of Newsweek (18 2015) is very interesting, sporting two major pieces on water. “Eldorado turns to dust” by writer Elija Wolfson deals with California over eight pages and then there´s the highly interesting (six page) story by James Fergusson titled “Water wars: Seven storms are brewing” about geopolitical troublespots that could heat up very quickly.

I used to be a subscriber, this is good journalism.

Taking care of business

Posted: April 29, 2015 in Magazines

Entrepreneurs

Added Entrepreneur´s Startups (Spring 2015) to the old collection. Very nice cover, with Jayna Cooke of Chicago based firm Eventup looking very very cool (more like an actor or an artist if you ask me). The magazine caters for business people and is probably inspirational if you´re just getting started or wants to know what´s up.

And yes, there´s more of Jayna inside, just so that you know.

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The Gunsmith is still around, but is now published as of book 400 by Western Trail Blazer – and with far better cover art (courtesy of Tony Masero) than before to boot. Glad to see that author J R. Roberts took his property elsewhere and that somebody was willing to pick it up so that the series merely missed a beat. I got the word reading the Rough Edges blog, always a good place to check out.

“The Lincoln Ransom” was very entertaining. The corpse of President Lincoln has been stolen and The Gunsmith is hired to fix the problem. And fix it he does, and he even has the time to seduce a few women along the way. We wouldn´t have it any other way.

Glad to see this, I´ll collect this series as of now.

Some comics will never die

Posted: April 28, 2015 in Comics

Knasen_9_15

Got this in the mail today, Knasen (that´s Beetle Bailey obviously) issue 9 2015. Really nice cover, but then that´s quite often the case with this comic book. Knasen is published 23 times per year, which is not that bad considering the overall situation that this business is in these days over here. Knasen is a survivor though, I would be very surprised if this one bites the dust anytime soon. The youth of today´ll decide in the end. My generation is still pretty loyal.

Knasen has deserved a long life, let´s keep it going shall we…

Tex Willer rides

Posted: April 27, 2015 in Comics, Cool stuff

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This is out today in Norway, the second Tex Willer comic book album in full colour. The adventure picked for this 160 page special is called (if translated) “And The Day Came”, suggesting some serious action.

Great cover.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Posted: April 26, 2015 in TV & Movies

Avengers2

I saw Avengers 2, “Age of Ultron”, in 3D tonight and it was just as entertaining as you´ve come to expect from the Marvel franchise. With all these characters, how could it not be good fun? Looking forward to Avengers 3 (“Infinity War” part 1) in 2018 and Avengers 4 (Infinity War” part 2) in 2019.

And it all started with “Iron Man” back in 2008, and here we are in 2015.