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Kevin Birge’s 7 of the Best

Written by Kevin Birge I was ten years old when “Short People” went to number two in the country on the Billboard charts and made Randy Newman a household name for about a nanosecond. For most people, it was another of the decade’s signature novelty songs. Like “Disco Duck” and “Convoy“, the song burned white-hot as a single and for …

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Because It’s Cool: A review of Gene Simmons Vault Experience by a man who will NEVER be able to afford it

Guest Writer: Kevin Birge Gene Simmons Vault Experience. Heard of it yet? Ten discs, one hundred and fifty unreleased tracks. This by itself would be a yawn. Why, you will likely be able to Pirate Bay that stuff to your cell phone before the set is even in the stores. Business as usual. Except it isn’t. Gene has a problem …

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Q&A Today: Rich Handley

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing author Rich Handley chime in on Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone, Star Trek, Star Wars and more, so let’s do this, with relish. Q: Which characters from the first two PotA films (1968 and 1970) fascinate you the most, and why do you suppose that is? …

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Ambient Music To Help Geeks Get Their Beauty Sleep

If you’re among the thousands of gaming geeks who has difficulty with relaxing or falling asleep after another wild day (or night, or day and night,) you may wish to consider this. Thanks to Cheesy Nirvosa, we’ve now got 42 hours of ambient music from BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN, STAR TREK TNG, and DOCTOR WHO helping geeks everywhere to enjoy a restful sleep. As …

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Adam WarRock: Overly-Enthusiastic Hip-Hop For Us

Written by John W. Enfield If you are reading this article, Adam WarRock’s music is for you.  Even if hip-hop isn’t your main jam, you’ll find at least one of Adam’s songs that resonates with you. Why? Because among the beats that will make you want to dance (and the catchy hooks,) you’ll hear lyrics about something that you’re into.  …

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Music Character Motivation

MUSIC CHARACTER MOTIVATION Creating characters for role-playing games can be daunting at times. Players can spend up to two hours crawling through character generation and by the time they hit the sections on ‘about your character’ their creativity is either fried or they just want to play. Companies like R. Talsorian and Kenzer & Company, for example offer tables to …