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Michael Jackson – This is It February 11, 2010

Posted by huymix in Celebrity, Movies, Music.
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As I have said before, Michael Jackson is my favourite artist of all time. That includes any group, band, composer and solo artist. I’m sure you are well aware of his death and the concerts that could have been in the O2 in London. I think that even if you have strayed away from MJ since the 90’s, you should still watch “This Is It” because:

  • The documentary brings the reasons why you liked him in the 90’s, 80’s, and 70’s back. I don’t mean he’s going retro, rather, the documentary reminds you why he captured the world so well. The music, dancing, work ethic and in particular, the ambition all are brought to the centre stage. He never lost his touch and in “This Is It”, you will be reminded that he was one of the greatest performers ever.
  • Thinking back on the film, I realize that I felt that they were able to put me in the concerts that never were as best as possible. I am a firm believer that if he was able to do at least 1 show, it would have been the best concert ever. Since I never had a ticket and the show never happened, “This Is It” did an excellent job of delivering the concert experience.
  • It’s just good to see Michael Jackson without all the craziness around him. Generally, you would have seen him in the media swarmed by paparazzi, fans and reporters. In the movie, you see him at work in a much more natural, comfortable environment. His personality, drive and ambition shine in these scenes.

For some twisted reason, I think “This Is It” is actually more interesting because Michael Jackson died. I don’t mean it is good he died but rather I feel like otherwise the film would have been just a competent filming of the concert. While the concert itself would have been amazing, the story and interest in “This Is It” as a movie would have been nearly zero. “This Is It” is the most stark example of situational irony I could ever think of and served as a fitting tribute to the greatest entertainer ever.

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Sony Walkman NWZ-S639F April 17, 2009

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This is a pretty darn good option for a flash media player, I have the 16 gig version. There are definitely flaws but overall, this Walkman is an F+ because:

  • 16 gigs at the price I paid is pretty good for a flash-based player (I paid 169 + tax).¬† 16 gigs is the sweet spot for me, I don’t need more and I wouldn’t want any less.
  • The headphones it comes with are very nice. When listening to podcasts I can hear so much more clearly it borders on eerie.
  • It’s not an iPod. I know a lot of you love your iPod and/Macs. Something about that company I just don’t like. The way Mac fans may feel about Microsoft is the way I feel about Apple. So the fact its not an Apple product gives it bonus points for me.

There’s a bunch more to like about the Walkman. So even though you may disagree with my reasons (particularly my 3rd reason) this is an mp3 player you definitely need to consider as a more than viable option.

Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction January 18, 2009

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This is my score

This is my score

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Tools of Destruction

¬†First review and its for something pretty good. Here’s why:

  • Characters and environments are fun to listen to and look at.
  • It’s finishable with a solid amount of playtime.
  • I got it for $17…