And now for something completely different. For today’s edition of the Twelve Songs of Christmas, we bring you a song from a genre of music that is virtually unknown in the English speaking world. There’s a genre of Spanish language Christmas carols called Villancicos. It’s named after a hundreds of years old poetic/musical form, but… Read More The Twelve Songs of Christmas: “Los Peces en el Río”
For today’s entry in the Twelve Songs of Christmas, let’s take a look at this classic Christmas tune from 1958. There’s not much to say for this one. I think that most people who have heard any English language Christmas songs will have heard this one. It’s a fun song with a catchy beat and… Read More The Twelve Songs of Christmas: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Brenda Lee)
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I’ve spent a fair bit of my free time over the past several months watching a bunch of television shows. Lately it’s been primarily superhero/comic book shows. Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Flash, and Arrow to name a few. I’ve been recently trying to legally watch these shows on the network’s official site to help support the show, instead… Read More Emptynight’s Periodic Review: iZombie
Truth be told, I haven’t played much Pokémon in quite some time. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to come out of the woodwork to participate in this Pokémon retrospective week. Like both typoattck and Jorfimus Prime, I grew up with this series. I remember way back to Generation 1, when my older brother had Blue Version while I… Read More A Wild Revive Appeared!
On the 23rd of November of the year 1963 in standard earth time a science fiction program aired on the BBC. It was the first part of the first story for new show Doctor Who. “An Unearthly Child” opens with the original version of the now iconic theme. It has undergone change over time, but… Read More Doctor Who: The Travels Begin
In 1963 a phenomenon was born. I didn’t exist at the time, but I have still seen the effects of it. Doctor Who began as an idea for an educational science fiction program. It has grown into one of the longest lasting television series of all times with almost 800 episodes (exactly 784 if Wikipedia… Read More The Lord of Time