Monday, February 25, 2013

A bit of fun. Music Monday

So here are a few songs I have heard recently. Enjoy your Music Monday.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mothership [Vinyl] [Original Recording Remastered]

I believe any 16 year old boy who has appreciated rock music has one time or another listened to Led Zeppelin. In fact me and a friend played "Stairway to Heaven" for a talent show. So when I started to get back into vinyl records I decided to look through Amazon's top selling records. As soon as this popped up on my screen I knew I had to have it.

I have never bought a Led Zeppelin Album and I have only heard them from friend's cars, stereo's, or the radio. Why not a remastered vinyl of 24 of their greatest songs? It was a bit pricey but it is worth every penny. As you can see it comes with artistic sleeves as well as plastic square sleeves to protect your vinyl from dust and scratches (this causes pops and hisses during play back). The unboxing was part of the experience too. I was pleasantly surprised to find a booklet (about 12 pages) of information about the songs, the band, and a few pictures as well.

The vinyl is high quality 180 grams and has some of the nicest packaging I have ever seen. This would make an epic gift for a Led Zep fan who has a record player but at about $67 from Amazon (at the time of writing this) you might want to go 3 ways with this gift.

Keep on rocking guys!

How it was consumed: Technics Quartz sl-q300 record player.

Rating: 9/10 On my list of favorites.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Crystal Gazers by Datahowler

After attending Indexfest 2012 I had the pleasure to have a beer with local artist Datahowler. He does experimental electronic music, though he said he perhaps hip hop in the interview video. About halfway through his show he informed us that "Now it is time for some weird stuff." It was quite entertaining and fun if you live in the DFW area you should check out his live show. If I recall correctly, it was a long day/night, both of his parents are musicians and at least one graduated from UNT and creates jazz music. Using these and other influences Datahowler creates unique pieces that is readily available online. He creates the art, records, produce, arranges, mixes, and masters his own music.

I find that Datahowler's style is perfect background music. Whether you are studying, driving late at night, relaxing or just cleaning the house on a rainy day, putting on Datahowler's music will just make your day better.

How it was consumed: The Crystal Gazers limited colored edition vinyl

Rating: 8/10 Great

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Home furnising. Modern Leisure Patio Chair Cover and Portal 2 Coasters

Like I said I have used a lot of items since I have last posted at Taste of Zach. So here is a 2 product review post! Woot!

Modern Leisure Patio Chair Cover

I use this cover, sold by Amazon, for my Adirondack chairs. It works pretty well for my purposes. It has woven strings for you to tie the cover to the chair. I usually use only 2 of the strings and tie the opposite corners. This doesn't always work depending on how windy it is. All things considered for the price it works pretty well.

How it was consumed: Used on my wooden Adirondack chairs.

Rating: 8/10 Great

Portal 2 Warning Sign Coasters

I was lucky to find these on amazon for $17.00. Oddly enough a friend gave me nicer coasters a week later for a housewarming party. They are a cool way to show off your gamer side to visitors but the prints on them are a little smudged. These are not the highest quality product I have had but you will be putting you glass on top of them anyway so it isn't a deal breaker.

How it was consumed: In a swanky new bachelor pad.

Rating: 6/10 Above average