Star Wars Music and More from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
I love music and enjoy many genres. One of my favorites is soundtracks. If you are a regular reader here, you also know I am a huge fan of Open Culture. Some movie franchises, James Bond for example, are known for their excellent scores. Some composers are, more or less, known only as film composers. Can you name one work by John Williams that is not a soundtrack?
If you are a Star Wars fan, check out the video below. Vader and some troopers even showed up for the event!
The Praugue Philharmanic Performs The Imperial March
The article at Open Culture includes links to even more soundtracks including, one of my all time favorites, 2001:A Space Odyssey. The article has both links and playlists. Some of the works mentioned go all the way back to silent movies… yeah, somewhat of an oxymoron eh?
- Star Wars The Force Awakens Soundtrack Lands On iTunes (geeky-gadgets.com)
- ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Soundtrack – Stream the Score! (justjared.com)
Indie Nation Tech News
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2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion
We opened this week’s show with Titanic and Cape Cod Girls from the album Choice Cuts by Water Street Bridge. You can find out more about this band by listening to the interview at the end of the newscast or by checking out the individual posting of the interview on Indie Nation. Join Brian and Lumpy as they discuss some Walking Dead spoilers and rumors, Google news in general, drones vs Star Wars and more in tech and science news. We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air. To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.
- First off, the season premier is 12 October
- Season 5 Episode 2 – Another character from the comic, Father Gabriel.
- Carol is supposedly back at the end of the premier
- FYI – Lumpy did check, Walking Dead Season Marathon begins on 6 October
- The Air Herald reports that there will be a spin off
- There is talk about Beth, it seem that a trailer gave that and a few other things away
- Washington D.C. is in the storyline
- Beth has been in some of the teasers, possibly in a safe place
- It doesn’t look like Glenn dies by episode two
- The best cities for Internet (based on speed and/or price)
- Be kewl by looking the fool, strap your iPhone to your face
- Audible security loophole exploited
- A fewregarding Apple:
- Comcast denies TOR statements from customer
- Star Wars set needs a drone shield
- An analysis of the 5 million leaked gMail passwords
- Native Netflix support for Linux
We closed with a few more tracks from Water Street Bridge:
- Pay Me/Iko
- Zombie Jamboree
- Lumpy’s Interview with them at Gen Con 2014
Yes, Gen Con 2014 ended over a month ago and I am still publishing interviews. I am typing and editing as fast as I can. I ended up with a gluttonous amount of material but I promise you I will get them all done. However, between work, lack of drive space, ancient machines (my newest is 10 years old), a WordPress update eating the website, biological necessities and carpal tunnel I just can’t move any faster. Please be patient.
They dub themselves as a 16th century rock band. While the entire ensemble was not present, the two, Robert Bruce Scott and Jon Silpayamanant, who performed put on quite the show. Robert Bruce Scott delivered an excellent solo performance.
They perform in numerous languages, blend classical style, opera and much more. They are likely the only band on the planet to do an Ewok song from the original Star Wars movie. (That’s right, Lucas took it out of the DVD releases.) I also don’t ever recall a cello and mandolin covering Crazy Train, Stray Cat Strut and many other pop tunes.
- How many languages they sing in
- Their influences
- Their musical background
- Their latest album, all around Star Wars
- Thier take on the new media order
- Advice to individuals who want to do what they do
- Their musical backgrounds
You can find Il Troubadoure on the web at:
Cats, Hobbits and Sci-Fi, An Excellent Fit for Gen Con
Before we even begin, I wish to caution the listener that some of this material may be NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Listener discretion is advised.
Marc’s music is characterized not only by its Celtic style but wit, humor and is often themed by sci-fi, Tolkien or cats. He is creative and entertaining. He is also another talent performing at Gen Con this year. Lumpy can’t wait to meet Marc at his booth this year.
This Week We Start with a Long Rant and End with a Long Track
We started off with a few from the Monterey International Pop Fest. They were:
- Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
- Otis Redding – Shake
- The Mamas and The Pappas – California Dreamin
The music featured in this week’s show is the craft of Mr. Jeff Ronay. You can find out more about Jeff at jeffronay.com
Disney and EA enter a long term Star Wars contract
Space Hulk video game just like the Board Game – you’ll see the dice roll. Thanks to PCgames
Wizards of the Coast today announced two exciting new features coming to Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers! Sealed Play and a new take on the popular Slivers creature type will both make their debut in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise with Magic 2014.
The addition of Sealed Play will allow players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs. The PvE experience includes a six-deck ladder where players take on mono-colored Sealed decks each corresponding with a particular Planeswalker, and finally facing a ‘boss’ Sealed deck.
Another feature debuting in Magic 2014 is a new take on the popular Slivers creature type. A fan-favorite, new playable Slivers in Magic 2014 decks will include the following:
− Sliver Construct
− Predatory Sliver
− Groundshaker Sliver
− Megantic Sliver
− Blur Sliver
− Striking Sliver
− Thorncaster Sliver
− Battle Sliver
− Sentinel Sliver
− Bonescythe Sliver
In addition, Hive Stirrings, a sorcery that creates Sliver tokens, will also be included in Magic 2014.
You can find some new screenshots from the game here.
The Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game will be available for PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iPad, and Android tablet for the first time when it launches this summer. The Magic 2014 product line-up also includes the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything else.
Warner Brothers and D&D from Deadline.com
2012.06.04 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Welcome to this week’s episode of Tech Net News and Opinion. This week we accidentally/intentionally did things a bit differently. For those of you who have been asking for more news and less music, you got it. Brian, Knowles, Meshelly, Knunez (iPhone at Geekshed), OmniDragon and Lumpy start and end this week’s show with music but the rest is all news talk.
Remember listeners and readers, if you wish to participate, the way to do so is to get on over to the Geekshed IRC Network and join us in #indienation. We do the news live almost every Monday from 8-10 PM EST. (As a general rule, if a Monday is a holiday in the USA, we do NOT do the news.) If you have items you think we should cover as news, shoot us an email at email@example.com or tweet us @indienationfm.
Brian Aldridge & Laura Malaise discuss the new Star Wars: The Old Republic game. They share their experiences in the game and vital information for navigating the Star Wars universe. For more information about the Bite Of Tech Podcast feel free to visit www.BiteOfTech.com.
Before we get started, this show is recorded live late Friday nights. It is not safe for work or intended for children. We spin parody music and sometimes it goes a good lunar orbit or two past any type of PG rating. So get a glass of water and swallow our disclaimer pill and let us all freak and geek out on Friday nights.
Lately, the Yippie and I have been off on a bit of Dr. Demento style mood. Who knows maybe we make midnight Friday to do just that? What else would a station indie music geeks and IRC addicts do on a Friday night? Meshelly and I talk less frequently this podcast but stick around for a longer last call than usual where we ramble on about various news articles Indie Nation covered this week.
I am also starting to add affiliate links. I know that many of you love this music, this show and these artist. Please feel free to use the links to purchase CDs and MP3s and thereby support the artists and, at the same time, help the Lumpster reduce the cost dent of all of this. As usual, we would like to remind our listeners that we find the majority of our tunage at Mevio’s Music Alley and you can get many of the tracks there for 99 cents.
While pondering what to crochet next, the thought occurred that it is never to early to think about Christmas presents, especially when you are making them. Then the thought was what do you give a Star Wars geek, that has every item practically ever made times 3. Something with Darth Vader, an afghan perhaps?
The first thing to do was find an image that would work. I found a black and white head outline of Darth. Using a program that creates cross stitch patterns, I worked the Darth Vader image into a graph chart. I have worked that 2 stitches equals one square on the chart.
This technique can be done with almost any picture. I recommend not going over 6 colors, as the color changes can get a little difficult. You will notice on the progress pictures that there are strands of yarn from each color. It is easier to leave a longer piece of yarn, than cutting each strand on each row. This ensures that the afghan does not come apart.
I am working on each day getting up to 10 rows done at a time. Here is the progress so far.
If you would like more information on this afghan please contact me.
~Crafter aka Chris
- For The Star Wars Geeks Among Us… (metalinjection.net)
- Darth Vader Talking Plush (neatorama.com)
- Charlie Sheen Vs. Darth Vader mashup (geektyrant.com)