video games

Played: RIME

RIME was the first video game my daughter learned to play (the second was Singstar, now Minecraft is a big thing). It’s a simple, 3D platform-ish/puzzle solver following the classic trope of a bit washed up on a mysterious coast.

We genuinely played the game together. My daughter had the controller most of the time (the scary bird thing was tricky) and we had great fun figuring out how to make a giant robot, how to swim to different far away areas, and how to navigate in the dark.

Polygon reports the PC version is free and the console versions are pretty cheap. If you’re looking for a family friendly game, RIME is a good choice.

music

Friday Music: Wilco Live from the Palace Theatre, St Paul, MN

Two hours of live Wilco covering the every album in the discography. It’s great.

Track listing
1. Cry All Day
2. I am Trying to Break Your Heart 9:13
3. Art of Almost 14:15
4. Pickled Ginger 21:44
5. Side With The Seeds 24:40
6. If I Ever Was a Child 29:50
7. Misunderstood 33:30
8. Someone To Lose 37:45
9. Handshake Drugs 41:40
10. Hotel Arizona 47:45
11. Via Chicago 52:00
12. Candy Floss 57:30
13. Bull Black Nova 1:00:48
14. Reservations 1:06:40
15. Impossible Germany 1:10:20
16. New Madrid 1:20:30
17. California Stars 1:27:30
18. Theologians 1:33:30
19. Box Full of Letters 1:37:30
20. Heavy Metal Drummer 1:40:40
21. I’m The Man Who Loves You 1:45:00
22. Hummingbird 1:49:00
23. Random Name Generator 1:55:00
24. Passenger Side 2:00:00
25. Locator 2:04:00 26. Spiders 2:10:00
27. Monday 2:21:00
28. Outta Site (Outta Mind) 2:25:00

1. Cry All Day
2. I am Trying to Break Your Heart 9:13
3. Art of Almost 14:15
4. Pickled Ginger 21:44
5. Side With The Seeds 24:40
6. If I Ever Was a Child 29:50
7. Misunderstood 33:30
8. Someone To Lose 37:45
9. Handshake Drugs 41:40
10. Hotel Arizona 47:45
11. Via Chicago 52:00
12. Candy Floss 57:30
13. Bull Black Nova 1:00:48
14. Reservations 1:06:40
15. Impossible Germany 1:10:20
16. New Madrid 1:20:30
17. California Stars 1:27:30
18. Theologians 1:33:30
19. Box Full of Letters 1:37:30
20. Heavy Metal Drummer 1:40:40
21. I’m The Man Who Loves You 1:45:00
22. Hummingbird 1:49:00
23. Random Name Generator 1:55:00
24. Passenger Side 2:00:00
25. Locator 2:04:00 26. Spiders 2:10:00
27. Monday 2:21:00
28. Outta Site (Outta Mind) 2:25:00

comics, telly

Instead of arguing about the ending of a telly programme you could be enjoying good comics

GAME OF THRONES is over. There’s ages till the next WEST WORLD. Put down that remote and get thee you your local comics shop, library, Comixology, or Amazon and get into some great comics. Here’s some I’ve been enjoying

Firefly - The Unification War Volume 1

Firefly
This ongoing picks up where the TV series left off. Greg Pak has the dialog dialled in. It’s funny and smarter than it looks

Gunning for hist music thriller. Issue One

Gunning For Hits
An A&R man with a shady past. A Bowie-esque star mining a talented up and comer for hits. Snappy dialog and fascinating endmatter. This is a great book.

West Coast Avengers
I wrote about this a while back and the book has since been cancelled. But there are two really good trade paperbacks you can keep and re-read forever.

The Wicked + The Divine

The Wicked + The Divine
Every 90 years 12 gods are reincarnated. They are loved and hated. Within two years they’re all be dead. It’s good, people.