Friday, June 4, 2010

WTFriday?! - MicroMusic

So I feel that this blog has been fairly successful, if for no other reason for keeping me off the streets, so I am going to try something new. I am going to create a recurring feature on the blog I have cleverly christened "WTFriday?!"

Upon my ingenious inception of this idea I of course Googled "WTFriday" and, to my utter astonishment, found that other people had thought of this completely original and clever name ...

Screw it! I am doing it anyway and if they feel the urge to do something about it I usually have lunch at the local Taco Bell every Wednesday ... see you there, punks!

So my idea is to report to you something wackier, crazier, weirder or just plain scary that would otherwise go unmentioned on a usual day on the blog.

Let the madness begin!

Source: CrunchGear

Musical artist and gadget geek Tristan Perich has done something from out of left field, I never even thought about this let alone knew it could be done, he has released an album entitled 1-Bit Symphony entirely on one microchip.

Yes it sounds like something out of an old NES game and it is more likely to make your eardrums bleed than head bang but it is still an awesome concept. Enough of me talking, listen to Tristan Perich describe his Magnus opus and listen to it yourself!

(You may want to turn your speakers down a bit first for your own safety.)

The Pacific in November


Time to get some island sand in those G.I. boots!

HBO's WWII series The Pacific is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 2nd. The mini-series was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks as a follow up to their European front series Band of Brothers.

The Pacific follows the true stories of few men as they attempt to survive some of the most gruesome battles in the history of warfare. Namely one Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie, using their books and journals as guidelines to tell their amazing true stories of survival and heroism.

The Blu-ray release of the 10 part miniseries comes with an assault of extras.

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Enhanced Viewing Mode: A Picture-in-Picture experience that allows the viewer to delve into the history and details surrounding the series. This mode will include commentaries and interviews with historians and veterans, archival footage, maps and more!
  • The Pacific Field Guide: Stand-alone interactive tool for the viewer to further explore the world of The Pacific with animated maps, extensive interviews, photographs and even more archival footage.
  • Historical Backgrounds: Five minute prologues for each episode that set up the historical context with archival footage narrated by Tom Hanks
  • Making the Pacific: Behind the scene look at all of the work and passion that went into making the mini-series.
  • Profiles of The Pacific: An intimate look at the real marines and people portrayed in the mini-series, including interviews with the veterans, their families and their war experiences.
  • Anatomy of the Pacific War: Documentary about the cultural history and brutality of the Pacific theater in WWII.

DVD Extras Include:

  • You get everything that the Blu-ray release has except the enhanced viewing mode.

Heroes Season 4 in August


The fourth and final season of Heroes that followed everyday people with extraordinary powers is coming to Blu-ray and DVD August 3rd.

The series that had us rooting for the cheerleader, enjoying the misadventures of time travelling Hiro and anxiously awaiting the diabolical Sylar's next move has ended.

Don't be completely depressed true believers because with this final release comes some extra features to make sure you will find some comfort on those Monday nights.

Extras Include:

  • Picture-in-Picture video commentaries with creators, directors and stars (Blu-ray Only)
  • Audio Commentaries for select episodes
  • Hero Connections (Blu-ray Only)
  • Deconstructing Sylar: Discussion with Tim Kring, Adam Armus and Zachary Quinto
  • Milo Speaks: Milo Vetimiglia talks about his experience on Heroes
  • Heroes Revolution: Tim Kring discusses everything Heroes, from the TV series to the web series and even the company that formed behind the show.
  • Genetics of Scene: In-Depth look behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Heroes.
  • Behind the Big Top: Unique look at the actors who joined the series just in time for it to end. (Blu-ray Only)
  • Screensaver for your TV
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes (Some Blu-ray Only) and more!