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What’s good Praxis and Overkill!? We’re doing great mayne! Just keeping busy and staying true. How’s Fresno? This is home to us, our training ground. We work hard at waking people up out here. That’s what’s up, when did you both get into DJing? Praxis: Freshman year of high school, ‘96. Overkill: Research and development from ‘98 until I graduated and got hands on in ‘02. Who or what initially inspired you to do so? The concept of turntablism was respected from the get—just the idea that you can use the turntable as a musical instrument—sky’s the limit. Praxis: When DJ QBert appeared on the Dr. Octagonecologyst album in ‘96, there were full songs with just samples & scratches on ‘em. I remember thinking to myself “Wow, this is amazing! Scratching going on throughout the whole album, what the!?” Overkill: Mix Master

Mike is it. This guy is the serial wax killer! ‘Nuff said. But the first time I saw Praxis get down— witnessing him crush it right here in Fresno— I knew I had to make my own contribution. I see you guys have been getting out and mixing it up, how’s the club life been treating ya? It’s been great—we’ve had fun with all walks of life. We have earned a position and become fortunate enough to connect with a strong following. And above all, we still love doing what we do. How do you differentiate between your personal mixes and your club sets? We follow the same format—the material is just different between the two. For club sets we freak their favorites, but our personal mixes are just no holds barred. Which do you prefer? We prefer freedom. How do you guys go about organizing a set, what’s your creative process? Praxis: First I decide on a theme, statement and/ or feeling. Then, I start

as hard as I can and fight my way out of it. I keep it clean, entertaining and consistent with no filler! I also make a point to try out something new as often as possible. Overkill: I’ve always soaked up what Praxis presents instantly—it’s easy to put my spin on it. Being a two-man crew, what’s unique about a Habitual Soundz performance? Overkill: I mean—you’ve got two guys up there giving it their all. We aren’t cutting corners. We understand our individual roles and how they complement each other. There is no friction there and that makes sense to the audience. I have no stress, just flex and unload! Live manipulation over choice breaks! Praxis: I just take the best of the best and put an ill puzzle together. So my hands are busy layering the pieces—and in that, very exclusive transitions open for Overkill to fill. Vinyl vs. digital? Vinyl hands down. Especially when it comes to


cuts, scratches or any other heavy manipulation. Praxis: As for being comfortable in a live performance, I like to create digital bombs to drop. That’s the beauty of a Habitual Soundz show; we run digital against vinyl, head to head, the whole way through. What motivates you? Praxis: Projection reflection. I take in what I’m given. I am a mirror. Overkill: Dreams and visions. How do you feel about the competitive nature of the club scene? Competition is good. I mean everyone wants to win right!? Bring your best and put it to the test. In running the circuit you see peoples true colors and who really respects the art. Where do you see DJing headed in the future? Everybody is a “DJ” now. With iPods and free downloads, everyone has their playlist. DJs who simply spin just won’t last. Creativity and innovation will reign supreme. Fast-forward to a

time where music can only be enjoyed in a solitary fashion... What happened to the “Party Rock”? Is there anything that you won’t spin? Popular, played out washboards. Any new mixtapes we should be expecting to drop soon? Habitual Soundz— Still #1is in the works. It’s a large claim to own up to, so cop it and you be the judge. How about upcoming shows? Tap in to Habitual Soundz online... Google that shit! Any shout-outs? DJ Devilman, Nathaniel Eras, FOS Krew, DETAILS, all the GTLRS, B. Honesty, Mother Earth, Valley of Ashes, Basura, Audio, E. Rose & Phaze1, Himalaya, IXL, Ninja Tactics & Methods, Big Game, Dr Klaw, The Lamp Post Family and all of our close friends and inspirations. Praxis: My wife Jen, my daughter Kamiley Gemma, and my son DJ Jonny. Overkill: My family, Mama & Papa.

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Hi Liz! Hey Jen! How’s it going in Quincy, Massachusetts? Not too bad, probably not as exciting as Sacramento. So, I found you through the website http://modelmayhem.com as a fashion designer, how long have you been involved in fashion? Well, I’ve been sewing since middle school and I recently started to market myself as a fashion designer. I’m really trying to get my name out there. I’ve always designed and created outfits for my friends and myself, but I’m ready to start my career. Do you have a name for your clothing line? V2 by Liz. I was going through your pictures on the website and I must say the gold sequin top is my favorite—I guess I’m a sucker for shimmer. I also adore the picture of the girl wearing the gown on the beach—it kind of reminds me of a gothic/ renaissance style gown. The fact that those two styles, along with the others, were so unique is what attracted me to your line.

What inspires you to put a line together? I feel my design aesthetic is edgy, sophisticated, and most importantly, new. I want to give people things that are wearable, but also haven’t been seen before. I gather my inspiration from everything around me in life. Do you have a favorite decade when fashion stood out to you the most? The 20s—hands down— glamour and red lipstick. What is the current style like in Quincy? The style in Quincy is different from my design aesthetic. It’s very commercial and repetitive. I try my best to not blend in too much. Is your personal style based on current trends or do you develop the style yourself? I’ve realized over the past few seasons that what’s been in the fashion magazines is what I’d been wearing a month before, or I’d already made a piece similar to that particular trend. I feel like I have a natural sense of what’s going to look good on people and what’s going to be next.

How would you define your lines style? My line is new, edgy and represents the avant-garde. I love dark colors and styles, so I try to incorporate those elements into all of the seasons that I’m designing for. When did you discover that fashion was your thing? I remember I was in 7th grade when I took my first sewing class. As soon as I made that baby blue bag that looked like an over-sized pillow case, I knew that I would eventually create my own line of clothing that didn’t look like over-sized pillow cases. Any formal training? I’ve taken summer courses at numerous schools, but for the most part I’m self-taught. Do you have any plans for a fashion show or shoot for V2 by Liz? I’ve had a few shoots, but I’m throwing a fashion show in March through the local high school (it’s a start). I see that you use mostly black with a hint of color in your clothes. Do you prefer


working with black? If you saw my everyday wardrobe you wouldn’t need to ask—I’m always decked out in black with a peep of color. I think dark colors and black look good on every body type and age demographic. Do you have a particular type of fabric that you love working with? I love working with funky jerseys because people like things that don’t need to be fastened. Most folks like to be time efficient and to be able to just throw something on while they’re running out the door that’s not a T-shirt and yoga pants. Do you feel like fashion is dead, or do you agree with the re-invention of fashion—fashion trends that recycle and so on? I love to recycle looks, especially things you would consider old—I like to freshen them up. I do agree sometimes that fashion has become a little dull, only because Vogue hasn’t heard of me yet. What do you love about fashion? I love being able to make someone look great. I want

to make women (and eventually men) feel confident in my clothes so they can take on the world. Any dislikes? I dislike unoriginal work that people try to make their own. Other than clothes, would you think about designing other things like perfume, or shoes etc.? If I had the tools and equipment, I’d make shoes, bags, perfume, jewelry, cosmetics, dog fashions and skater gear. Anything I could—I would. Where would you like to see V2 by Liz go for the future? I would like to see the line go to Bryant Park for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, or on the red carpet being worn by celebrities— I dream big. Any doubts and worries for the future? I’m prepared for the starving artist (or fashion designer) in New York City, but I am worried that it’ll last forever though… Who’s your favorite artist? I have so many… I’m really fascinated with controversial photography

at the moment. Fashion magazines or fashion blogs? Fashion magazines. Spring or fall? Fall—I love layers. Bold statements or subtle moves? Bold statements. Liz it’s been a pleasure interview you and getting to your work. I wish you all the success in the world with V2 by Liz. Any shout-outs? It was an honor. I’d like to thank my parents who’ve supported me and continue to give me all the support and encouragement I need to succeed in my dream— I could never thank them enough for that. I’d also like to thank everyone in my life who’s helped me with my passion—my friends/models who froze on the beach for me and my photographer Samantha Pollard for helping me start my business and all the free trade shoots. Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic


How’s everyone doing? Well! Things always seem to be in a state of transition. We tend to work on too many things at once, which ends up making us a little crazy, but I guess that’s what happens when two people are doing just about everything involved in recording, artwork, promotion, booking, etc. We are good, but we are really busy (especially Pat). What’s going down in New Haven town? We live in a suburb of New Haven, but we visit the city a lot. There’s always something musically great happening there. Not to mention all the good places to eat. We shot our second music video for our new song “This Time” in New Haven in mid-August, which can be seen on YouTube. Our most recent photo shoot was also in New Haven and some of the pictures can be seen on our site. Who is If Not For Dreaming? The core of the band started with Pat Russo and Amity Wahl writing and recording songs. Our second CD will feature Jay Jerz on drums

(he plays bass during our live shows). Carl Goding has started to play drums with us for live shows. How long have you all known each other? Pat and I have known each other for a long time, but we became friends almost three years ago and have been working on music for just over two years now. How did you meet? We originally met through a mutual friend many years ago, but we actually got to know each other when I started taking guitar lessons from him. What inspired you to form a band together? Pat had been on a musical hiatus for many years and I had been singing with a band I wasn’t particularly happy with. Because we have similar tastes in music, we decided to try writing songs together and it has worked out very well. Who writes your songs? Pat and I have written all the songs so far. I can’t really see that changing because we’re both so emotionally tied up in everything we create. Could you briefly describe your music-making process?

Typically Pat will come up with an idea and make a demo recording of it for me. I listen to it, thinking about what emotions the music evokes in me while I hear it and then I come up with a melody and lyrics to match the feeling of the song. To date, everything we’ve done has been recorded, produced and mixed by Pat. For the last five songs, Jay has recorded the drums in his house and emailed the track over. October 15th was your first live show as a group, how’d that go!? I’d be lying if I said it went seamlessly, but it was a good first show. I had never played guitar and sang at the same time in public before, Jay had never played bass live with a band before and Carl only had time for one practice before the show. You’d think that would be a recipe for disaster, but it all went well. The audience enjoyed it, so that’s the important thing. Have you booked any more shows? We’re working on it. Nothing’s concrete yet… The concert also doubled as


a benefit for breast cancer awareness, was that a success? I would call it a success because there were younger girls there who stand to benefit from the event. The Get In Touch Foundation aims to teach girls to do their breast self-exams earlier on in life as a preventative measure against breast cancer. If the event prevented even one girl from dying of breast cancer in the future, then that’s an incredible thing. Also, throughout the month of October all proceeds of your digital downloads are going to the Get In Touch Foundation, what has motivated you to give so generously towards the promotion of breast cancer awareness? Simply because it’s a good thing to do—if what we’re doing can also help someone else, we’re all about it. We’ve also donated a song to Collin Needs You—The Album, which has a current release date of March ‘11. To read about Collin and donate, please see http://collinneedsyou. info/ When is your new album

Asleep and Awake going

to be released? By the end of this year— we’re aiming for the fall, but life has a way of throwing obstacles at you. Where can we go to pick that up? iTunes would be the best way. And you can always hear our songs at http:// www.ifnotfordreaming.com/ What can we expect from Asleep and Awake? The ‘asleep’ section incorporates songs from our original release, with the addition of “Angel Song”, which was originally only put out on iTunes. ‘Awake’ is much more hard rock than people would expect from listening to our first release. It’s more hard-edged with simpler production, whereas ‘asleep’ is all about layering and intricate musical details with a dreamlike quality. How has your music evolved since you first began playing together? As we’ve been writing and performing together, we’re learning what we’re capable of, so now we can experiment with more styles of music. We find out what we can do and then try to

push beyond those boundaries a little bit. Would you say that you’re doing what you love? Absolutely, yes—there’s heartache and stress and mishaps and uncertainty and rejection and all these other things that make it difficult, but that doesn’t stop us. We may have to pause once in a while when something proves to be a setback, but we just keep doing what we’re doing because we love it. We hope people can hear that when they listen to our songs. Any shout-outs? To Jay Jerz and Carl Goding for lending their talents and time to us for our live shows. And to Farewood, who played with us at the Get In Touch event. To makeup artist Lauren Anne Page, who is always there when we need her. To Under Republic, Renagades of Music, and WomensRadio—we are so grateful for your constant interest and support. Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic


What up Marty! Hey Jacob. How are you? I’m doing good man, thanks. What’s new in Dublin? I’m sure there’s a whole lot, but I’m down in our Carlow offices at the mo’. How long have you been involved with graphic design? Growing up I was always involved with drawing and playing video games. Then, when I was around fifteen, I decided that I wanted to get into something that mashed both of my interests together. That’s when I found out about graphic designers applying their artistic skills using a computer as the medium. Boom— I knew what I wanted to do. So yeah, I’d say nearly fifteen years now. How did you get your start? Got lucky after graduating college in England and secured myself a position in a multimedia company. Is design your day job? Yes it is, but also my hobby and chill out time—I don’t think I ever really switch off. What motivates you as an

artist? The usual reading, music, watching movies, playing games, socializing and living—if I had to pick one though, it’d definitely be music and a nice dose of caffeine. How would you describe your creative process? It varies from piece to piece, but usually I start off by sketching out an idea. I’ll have a rough idea in my head of how it’s going to look. Sometimes I’ll take the sketch and scan it, then import it into Photoshop or Illustrator and work gradually on top of it that way by adding vectors, swirls, texture and lighting effects. With the portraits, I can usually envision the completed image once I see the original photograph of the model. Having that said, there definitely are days when you’ll sit down to work and what you had in your head does not appear on screen how you pictured it. Is coffee consumption a factor? Oh yes, though I have tried to work without it and give it up a few times, but it just wasn’t happening.

Does your design process differ when dealing with clients? Definitely, you pretty much have to be less selfish about what you produce, but you can always still implement some sort of signature stamp of style on it. When I was younger I was more snobbish and arrogant and had a “No you will like what I give you.” type-attitude. But that all slowly fades away, because at the end of the day they’re paying for what they want and the customer is always right. You had mentioned that you subconsciously scribble on everything. How often, would you say, that your scribbles manifest themselves into actual works? I’d say nine times out of ten they’ll manifest into something. I’ve seen myself go back on scribbles that I’d done years back and turn them into bigger designs or t-shirts. The “Eat Your Idol” Pac-Man image I had for nearly two years in my head before I implemented it into a design. I don’t beat myself up or get worried though if I don’t use everything that


I scribble. For me, it’s just a way of getting rid of the randomness that goes on in my head. In a way, I guess it’s very therapeutic. Do you have any formal training in design? Yeah, I have four years studying graphic design in Ireland and two years studying interactive multimedia design in England. From your body of work, do you have a personal fav and why? I would say “City Emotions”, as it was my first real design where I surprised myself with what was initially just a mess about in illustrator and Photoshop. Would you say that experimentation contributes to your work regularly, or do you have a preferred work flow? Experimentation, definitely—I always try and do something different in each design—even in the way I approach a design. I think if you just stick to a formula for anything in music, art or film you will get into bad habits, stuck in a rut and it will show. If you could do it all over

again, what’s the one design mistake you wouldn’t be willing to make again? Nothing, none—I think you need all of your mistakes, no matter how big or small—it’s the only way you learn. I definitely notice a strong video game influence throughout your design work, what’s your favorite video game and why? Awww man, don’t do this to me—how long have you got? I have a soft spot for a whole rake of games each with their own reasons. Frostbite on the Atari 2600 because it reminds me of me and my dad trying to beat each other’s high scores when I was younger. Outrun in the arcades as it just sums up an 80s summer to me in one package between the music and atmosphere. R-type would be my all time shmup—even to this day, it’s rock hard. R-type was one of the first ones that had good weapon upgrades, plus I loved that whole HR Giger biomechanics art design running through it. Final Fantasy 7 was the first real RPG that I sat down and finished. I have a real soft spot for all of the

LucasArts point and click adventures. But games like

Rez, Parappa the Rapper and Jet Set RadioI absolutely love

because of the whole music and design mix/interaction for the user. At the moment, though, I’m really big into indie development and think there is a lot of good stuff coming out on the Xbox Live Arcade and Wiiware. How have video games affected you as an artist? Hmmm, not sure—it’s strange because in the 80s growing up playing on my Atari or Spectrum—like most kids way back then— I probably used my imagination a lot more than kids do today. We were brought up with vectors and pixels and we filled in the gaps—where as now its just “Bam!!!” you are there. So I think I just have a real nerdy respect for pixel art and love it when developers aren’t afraid to create new games with a Tron/ Rez/ Retro look. Where can we check your web design work out at? For the web design work check out http://t2.ie/ and for everything else (prints


and t-shirts) http://redbubble.com/people/martinmillar/ Do you have any sites you’ve designed that you’re particularly proud of? http://slippytit.net (blatant plug). You also mention animation among your skills, what’s up with that? Hmmm, yeah—at its very basic flash/after effects level. As much as I enjoy experimenting with animation, I’ve found I don’t get the same instant reward and satisfaction that I do with the digital designs. Plus I think it’s all about having the patience (and stamina) of a saint and I have a load of respect for anyone who works in that area. What led to you to busting out the forty or so t-shirt designs you’ve got rockin’ on your Behance page? The t-shirt designs I recently started and absolutely love working on. I think I have more freedom and I’m not afraid to try out different ideas on them. For me, it’s like a stage in between working on a scribble in your notebook, to producing the final print

design. It’s very rewarding when somebody likes your design and is willing to walk around town with it on their chest. Plus I can clear out all of the pop references and retro themed ideas I have floating about in my head and concentrate on other boring jobs. I’m hoping to get another large batch of them produced very soon. Of all the design work that you do, which do you find personally to be the most rewarding? Starting out a design for a client and working through the initial brainstorming phase, finishing it and seeing that the client’s happy with the end result. Is there anything that you haven’t gotten around to design-wise that you’re just aching to try your hand at? Artwork for video games— not even the character design part—more the landscapes. I just love doodling out random weird landscapes and worlds. I think that’s the Syd Mead influence screaming to come out in me. Oh and designing my own shmup—I have this very stylized old school shooter bouncing around in

my head and an idea of how I would produce the soundtrack for it. It’s just finding the time to get my brother to do all the coding and hard work for me. Besides all of your digital design work, do you have any other creative outlets? I also love to program and produce music which—funny enough—started around the same time I started designing. I think they both go hand in hand with each other. Designing an image you have a soundtrack in your head and producing a track you visualize the image. Check it out at http://martinmillar.bandcamp.com/ and see what you think. Overall, would you say that you’re doing what you love? Definitely—bouncing out of bed in the mornings (or in the middle of the night) looking to work on something—I think definitely says something. Any shout-outs? Tricia for having to listen to my randomness every day, anyone who’s ever left a comment under my work—and to my family, friends and everyone who has supported me throughout the years.


What up Wigger! Wud you call me!? What’s good dood? Being busy with the work I love to do. How’s sun-beaming-ass LA been treating you? I’m still living like I have for the last seven years of my life—eating burritos, drinking beer and enjoying the great people I meet. It’s just a different city with more opportunities and people to swim with. Why’d you make the move from flashy Fresno? I moved out of Fresno a long time ago in my mind—I mean—I was there working, enjoying the parties, humping, selling my paintings on the street and being infamous. But I had my sights set out on world travel once my skill level and hustle were up to par. Fresno was my school for experimentation and survival. Last time we spoke you were hustling paintings out the back of your Jeep, are you still up to the same shenanigans? No Jeep now and yeah I still do that every once in a while—LA hasn’t embraced me on that level yet. I could go out to a bar in Tower already half way smashed, smuggle in some Heinies

(I’ma cheap bastard) and sell some paintings to get myself through the week. I sold really well done paintings for pennies man… But it made me work harder— every weekend was an art show for me and all my friends and lovers enjoyed these antics. LA aint got no love for me as of now, it’s a totally different approach I’m taking. I hafta admit, that was the ticket. What other means have you found successful to reach your audience directly? Since no one is gonna bump my shiat, I’ve taken it upon myself to combine my art with my music by way of time lapse. I post it on any site I can—Vimeo, YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook and various other websites that are associated. I believe that the murals are my own personalized billboards and I like to hand out small paintings to the people I meet to help them remember me by planting my art seeds with the public. What are you currently working on? Too much… Currently I’m working in Mountain View by San Jose at a high school called Freestyle. They focus on design, photography, audio

recording, web coding, film and English. It’s a great gig working with the kids and directly making an impact on the youf. I have a large promotional project that I’m also working on that involves triangles, Mayan numerology and the devolution/evolution of mankind—that’s all I can say about that. An animation project ( Killer Rock From Space) under DeMille productions, a comic book about death, an art show at CAVE gallery in Venice beach come January and a neural flesh spaceship to aid in visiting outside sources of inspiration. How would you describe your creative process? Like cutting the gut of a cow and spilling out the innards to read the fate and history of all things. After the reading is finished, I’ll enjoy making some menudo, asada tacos, glue and then hanging the bones around in all their aesthetic glory. Where do you find the motivation and inspiration for your creativity? By destroying, being a child, confronting the unknown, allowing the paint to spill and do as it may in order to find the direction of the path I need to follow. It


also comes from my relations with those around me, cities I visit and getting smashed with my friends… Oh—and throwing paint at moving trains. You should try it sometime. Do you maintain any of your work as being strictly personal? I keep the paintings of transition, deep turmoil and nightmares. I do this because those pieces are like limbs that have helped me move on in my life, though they’re severed limbs I still enjoy having them hang around— much like a caterpillar peeping it’s cocoon. You killed that Iron Bird Lofts wall, have you rocked any murals since then? Yeah, I started the muralathon shindig on Olive that caused manic press on public art, a small mural in Berkley and that’s it. I’m trying to convince some people I know out here in LA to let me do some large walls, but if I’m begging, I just sound like a desperate bitch. So I am just working toward it... Guerilla. How the heck do you go about such a large-scale project as that? I guess being raised on ladders, enamel paints and billboards helped. My father

was a sign painter—he also thought in large scale. He’s awesome. Was the pay pretty proper? No doubt, got myself— like—twenty-three burritos, twelve packs o’ smokes, eight 12ers of Tecaca, a pair of Pumas and a nice girl. Word ‘round the campfire is that you made some beats for the late Mac Dre, what’s up with that? Yeah, that was years ago when I was making beats for a label properly titled “Cash Over Ass” records. Mac Dre was feeling my string slappin’ on the guitar along with them kink ‘n’ snares. The main song was “It’s All Gravy Baby” which was released on a posthumous album. Is there anything you don’t do? Big girls, malt liquor, banquet dinners, weddings and normal fucking death-trap cubicle fuck-a-suck jobs. Where else are you on this here Interweb? If people want to see more art check http://behance. net/joshuawigger and for me musical compositions, check out http://soundcloud.com/ rndm5 If you had to choose between being Jesus or Judas, who

would you choose and why? It’d have to be good ol’ Jesus—I like helping kids too much and I might be considered to be a “captain save-a-ho”. Do you think that they bury people with their braces still on? If they do help me find one of them cuz I want to put one on the wall. Would you say that you’re doing what you love? Last time I checked in with myself—yeah, but it’s foreplay right now—I haven’t even begun to hump. Pretty much. What’s next mayne? Continental distortion and an Antarctica taco truck for those poor penguins without any good food. Any shout-outs? Heck yeah! Eatcho mofuckin veggies (me bruder), Robert “cram-a-whore” Amador (my drawing nemesis-ter), Jason “hella tatted” Graham, Reza Assemi (pyramid builder), Malachi Simonyan (Michaelangelo mofuck), Vicente “cLOUDdumb” Aello, Nigel “hey bat” Robertson, me Sister Sam “abstract bone”, me brother Aidan (where’s the beef?), me Mum and dad and my mentor Nanetty Maki-Dearson who helped in pushing me thus far.


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I snatched up this game from the Android Marketplace about a week ago when the lady-friend and I went shopping at the mall. Anything to help pass the time is what I had had on mind as Angry Birds found its way onto my phone and into my heart. This game is as addictive as all hell! It sorta reminds me of the time I got hooked on the Mafia Wars for Facebook there for a week or two. So yeah, it started off as quick few rounds at the mall and then progressed to couple more during the evening. It’s now 4:50am and I’ve been procrastinating writing these reviews all morning cuz Angry Birds is apparently more important... I can see now why it’s the #1 top free game in the Android Marketplace. Shoot some birds out of a slingshot and watch the viral video. Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic

Thirteen years later and Goldeneye 007 is back and intact. The big difference being that this time around Daniel Craig replaces Pierce Brosnan as the games leading dood. And to tell you the truth I wasn’t worried whether or not the edition could live up to the elder 007’s freshness—because honestly, I have more important things to worry about. That having been said, the new Goldeneye 007boasts terrific controls and exciting gameplay for the Wii. The campaign mode is fast-paced and action-packed. I think I ran through the game in about eight or nine hours. But the real prize here is 007’s online gaming options, you’ve got the traditional combat modes teamed up with old school gems such as Golden Gun. So here’s to spending countless hours shooting the crap out of each other like so many spent in years past. Under Republic Under

Boom, we go on vacation and I get a free razor—fuck yeah— everything’s coming up Grossman! Upon our arrival, right there on the edge of our little Econo-Lodge sink awaited my prize—the Schick Hydro 5. Until then I hadn’t even heard of these dooders and it was free—forget about it. Upon first shave, I must say the blade to face action is pretty smooth. The problem I had with the Hydro 5 was that in the harder to reach places (under your nose, chin, etc.) I found myself having to use my old razor to complete the job. Unbeknownst to me until this very moment of reviewage was the Hydro 5’s flip trimmer—a simple thumb flick and voila—smoothness. And to think I was about to give the Hydro Fever a poor review, next time I’ll be sure to understand all my razors features. Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic

Angry Birds

Goldeneye 007

Hydro 5


Kanye West

Activison

NBC

Yeezy’s back at it mayne! Wait a second, when the hell did he start calling himself Yeezy? I guess I missed that memo. Anyhow, Malcolm West is here and killing shit. Production-wise he is on top of his game and his spiterelli’s are oh so smooth. Not to mention how personal his music has gotten... You can thoroughly hear his angst & aggression and that to me, is this albums greatest asset. From what I’ve read elsewhere, ‘Ye now plans on becoming the best rapper alive. It’s my honest belief that if Kanye focuses his energies in that direction, we are all going to be in for a ton of terrific music. Oh, and there’s some ill guest spots here too. I’m especially fond of Pusha T’s verses, but I’m partial to the Clipse. Get this one. Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic

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Alright, alright, alright, now that Rubicon has been cancelled and I’ve seented every episode of Parks and Recreation at least three times a piece—my new TV show is Community. Not to discredit Community in any way, shape, or form. It’s just that when you watch as much television as I do, your brain sorta turns into this jumbled mess of mush. *What the hell am I talking about* Community is freakin’ awesome! The show takes place at Greendale Community College with a cast of miscreants led by Joel Mchale, a suspended lawyer forced back into community college to earn his degree. All you really need to know is Community is hilarious and you should watch it. Oh, and Dan Harmon created Community and also helped to create Channel 101, which you should check out too breh breh. Under Republic Under Republic Under Republic

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Call Of Duty: Black Ops

Community


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