The BRZ and FR-S don’t need more power

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A recently published report says that sales of the GT86 have been disappointing in Europe. According to Toyota's European Vice President of Research and Development, Gerald Killman, this is what's holding back the evolution of the GT86 and FR-S in the States. Jalopnik editor, Doug Demuro, thinks the only way for the car to sell better… Continue reading The BRZ and FR-S don’t need more power

Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’

Andrew Bird - I Want to See Pulaski at Night

If you like Andrew Bird's music, you're going to love I Want to See Pulaski at Night. The latest EP from Bird is a beautifully structured mini-album filled with swooning violin riffs and endless loops. The opening track, "Ethio Invention no. 1" sounds like there's a whole orchestra behind him but if you know Bird, you'll… Continue reading Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘I Want to See Pulaski at Night’

Review: LEGO Technic 42011 ‘Race Car’

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  To celebrate the opening weekend of The LEGO Movie, I am reviewing a LEGO set I recently picked up. Everyone's familiar with the more traditional mini-figure and block LEGO sets but the LEGO Technic line of models provides a different, more active experience. What I mean by active is that this model moves! The LEGO… Continue reading Review: LEGO Technic 42011 ‘Race Car’

Opinion: There are no great PC racing games

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After I built a kick-ass gaming PC last year, I vowed never to go back to a console again but one genre of games has given me second thoughts: racing simulators. While there are plenty of PC racing games, they just don't appeal to me. You have your hyper-simulators like Simraceway to your arcade racers like Need… Continue reading Opinion: There are no great PC racing games

Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘Break It Yourself’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (896/1000)

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I am a lucky man to possess this box set. Only 1000 people got their hands on this amazing package of music, stationary, and other goodies. I have to thank my girlfriend, Anne, for picking this up for me for our five year anniversary. So what comes in the package? Two 180g LPs pressed perfectly… Continue reading Record Review: Andrew Bird – ‘Break It Yourself’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set (896/1000)

Record Review: Justin Timberlake – ‘The 20/20 Experience’

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After a seven year hiatus, Justin Timberlake finally released a new album, The 20/20 Experience. He must have heard the cries after a PSA pleaded him to make music again. With such a gap in between albums, there is more hype about The 20/20 Experience than any other recent album release in recent memory, although the new Daft… Continue reading Record Review: Justin Timberlake – ‘The 20/20 Experience’

Record Review: Atoms for Peace – ‘AMOK’ [XLLP583]

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Atoms for Peace is an experimental electronic/rock group comprised of super-star musicians. Radiohead's Thom Yorke heads the band with vocals, guitar, and piano. Other members of Atoms for Peace include Flea (bassist for the Read Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Joey Waronker (drummer for Beck and R.E.M.), and Mauro Refosco (Brazilian percussionist). There was… Continue reading Record Review: Atoms for Peace – ‘AMOK’ [XLLP583]