Run This Town (Parody)

October 30, 2009

Thanks to Sandy for putting me up on game for this joint. This cat is really funny and this parody is well done. He keeps this up and he might get a show.

Colecovision…my old friend

October 28, 2009


When I was a young lad growing up in the 80’s like most American kids I was stuck on video games. The first video game system I ever owned was the Colecovision. This system was a powerhouse of gaming back then. Back in a world where Atari ruled with an iron fist providing games that looked nothing like their arcade counterparts Coleco stepped the game up. The system came with two joysticks which operated more loosely like an arcade stick than Atari’s (before the 7800) and the games had better graphics. The game that came with the system initially was the arcade classic Donkey Kong (produced by Nintendo). This version unlike Atari’s looked pretty much just like the arcade version.

I didn’t realize how great this system was at the time, at least until I got Turbo. Turbo was a cool driving game in the arcade, and it came with an actual steering wheel and gas pedal for the Colecovision. It doesn’t get much better than that my friends. This is before any light zapper or a power pad was created by Nintendo. Other Colecovision classics I owned were Smurf, Ladybug (MAN I LOVED THAT GAME) and Time Pilot.

Unfortunately the Colecovision came out right before the Video Game Crash of 1983 and it suffered the wrath of low popularity. When Nintendo came in 1985 and gave life to video games again the Colecovision was officially dead and gone.

I’m paying tribute to an old friend who held me down before I knew what a Mario brother was. This weekend I’m going to my mothers to pull out the Colecovision. I think I need to get a game of Ladybug going.



You read right. The PS3 will now stream Netflix content (Movies & TV Shows) like it’s Microsoft competition the XBox 360. I’m so glad I made the Blu-ray choice over the red rings of death. I can now rock my Street Fighter IV (PSN: ThirteenRose) and when I’m tired watch old Kate and Allie episodes from my childhood. Currently you will need to order a free disc from Netflix to load in your PS3 to allow this new function but hell that’s fine with me. This my friends is the definition of a win / win situation. I am only 1 month in with Netflix and I’m VERY pleased with my investment.

Straight From The Horses Mouth

Old School Mondays

October 26, 2009

As a fan of Old School R&B I thought we could take a trip down memory lane to some bangers from the 80s.

This is one of my favorite Whitney songs (pre Crack is Wack era)

The King Of Stage ladies and gentlemen

Soul II Soul ruled the summer of 89.

This song and video brings a smile to my face. Look at the choreography.

BlackRoc

October 23, 2009

Word on the street is Dame Dash (HOLLA) has gotten together with the band the Black Keys to construct a project called BlackRoc. This is not the first time rap and rock has crossed paths, nor will it be the last. Looking at who’s involved (Mos Def, Rza…) it could actually be a good situation. Take a look at these webisodes and judge for yourself.