Archive for November, 2007

You know what’s really annoying?

Roommates who have really loud sex. All the time. I really don’t want to disrupt our otherwise great living situation but I’m about to my breaking point. It’s just gone beyond comical into ludicrous, annoying, overbearing and inconsiderate.

Listen all y’all..

I know my blog has been completely Rock Band-centric lately but it’s what’s going on!
You haven’t truly experienced Rock Band until you’ve played with Jess singing “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. Awesome.

More Rock Band Banter

This game’s awesomeness can not be overstated. Jess, Staci and I spent most of today going through the tour mode. Then when you’re done playing you can spend forever choosing from the many awesome costume options, tattoo art, designing your band logo and more. Now if only our replacement guitar would hurry its way here so we could stop being handicapped on guitar. Best game ever. However, I don’t see how any human is supposed to play “Won’t Get Fooled Again” on drums on expert. It’s positively insane.

Rock Band Interruptus!

Today our guitar controller started acting up. Up strums work but down strums only mostly work. Every now and then they just decide not to work. Though this made things very difficult, it did not stop us from playing. Hopefully EA will be quick in issuing us a replacement.

Sound isolation

Today Larry and I paid a visit to our downstairs neighbor to do some sound tests. We found that if we put our “Rock Band” drum set on a blanket, that greatly isolated the noise. We could not, however, find any good way to keep jess’s music on her computer from being annoyingly loud in the downstairs bedroom.
I’m investigating trying to find some sound absorbing materials to put the drum set on and to put our stereo speakers on (which we run the TV through).

Rock Band

Rock Band is awesome
Hard to play quietly though
Damn downstairs neighbor

ROCK BAND IS HERE!

And it is every bit as bad ass as the hype preceding it. We had planned on shutting it down at 10 p.m. so as not to disturb the lady below us (I hate living in a condo for that reason) but at 9:50 she came knocking to ask us to turn it down. I told her we had planned on quitting at 10 but she appeared pretty irritated (normally she’s quite polite when asking us to shut up, and yes it has, unfortunately, happened many times) and said that it had been going on 4 6 hours (which I think it had) and that we had no idea what those drums sounded like down in her condo.
sigh
I really hate disturbing her as I like to keep good relations with people in my community, but we’re certainly not going to quit playing games or listening to music. We already keep quiet after 10 (including no washing clothes because when it drains it sounds like a waterfall to her) and even when we are doing something we try to keep it to what seems like a reasonable volume.
Argh. What a pain. And now I’m always self-conscious when I see her around and I’m paranoid about the noise level all the time.
But anyway, Rock Band does indeed rock. So much so, I think I might just sell my PS2 and all my guitar hero games. No need for them any more. I have so many other games I want to play and Rock Band scratches the same itch and does it WAYYYY better. Better controllers, better graphics, better game play, better everything.

More Wii Mii fun!

Making the “Miis” on the Nintendo Wii (Miis are your little avatars you can make) is fun enough to be its own game. So far I’ve made all 4 Beatles, Kevin Smith and more. You can also post, download and browse Miis on the “Check Mii Out” channel. Dude, the Wii rocks.
Tomorrow…
the day…
Rock Band for the 360!

Possession

Mitch Hedberg lives on
Sometimes he possesses me
and I say, Alright

Mitch Hedberg Possession

Mitch Hedberg periodically possesses my body. Every now and then I will just say something that sounds like something that he would have said (though not nearly as brilliant as him) and it even comes out in his particular inflection. My most recent Mitch-ism: a friend was saying that she knew someone with photographic memory. I said “I have phonographic memory. I remember everything people say but it’s kind of scratchy and sometimes it skips.”