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Happy Bullet For My Valentine’s Day! 
(and Mass Effect Demo Day)

Happy Bullet For My Valentine’s Day! 

(and Mass Effect Demo Day)

This list is not meant to be a comprehensive review, it will only include things I have experienced in the last year and my decision will be completely dependent on MY experience . Finally entries need not be released/debuted in 2011. All that matters is that I enjoyed them this last year.

The first entry is my winner. The runners-up are roughly ordered but less thought was given after the number one slot.

Single Player Video Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Portal 2
Dragon Age Origins 
Batman Arkham City 

Online Multiplayer Video Game
Gears of War 3
Modern Warfare 3 

Offline Multiplayer Video Game
Portal 2
Gears of War 3 

Video Game Achievement
100% FC Half of All 670 On-Disc Guitar Hero Songs
MW3 Triple and Double Collateral Kill Feed

Live Music Experience
Foo Fighters in the rain @ Lollapalooza (1:17)
Avenged Sevenfold @ Welcome to the Family Tour
The Valient Thorr @ The Congress
The fan behind me @ The Honda Civic Tour

Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
Foo Fighters 

Avenged Sevenfold - Lost
Foo Fighters - Walk
Marilyn Manson - This is the New Shit
The Lonely Island - Jack Sparrow 

Next (Childhood)
Palo (Disney Dream)

Pro Sports Moment
I cheer Patriots, Red Sox, Spurs. Its been a tough year.

Movie - Drama/Action
Gone Baby Gone 

Movie - Comedy
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Movie - Horror
Paranormal Activity 3
Rosemary’s Baby 
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Television Show
Parks and Recreation
Breaking Bad
The League 

Web Site 

Personal Experience
On July 3rd I married my wife, Katie. Best thing I’ve ever done.

for kquizzo


Close Encounters of the Third Kind by Jason Kunkel

If this music didnt automatically play in your head, then you’re probably not old enough.

"Punk has a built-in obsolescence in the fact that you’re singing about being a have-not. Then success makes you a have, and the idea of being angry because you’re poor is buried very quickly when your record sells. The idea is great, and the anger and emotion is great, but ultimately you have to move on, and the music’s going to have to do the talking." -Paul Stanley of Kiss
 as quoted in Ian Christe’s Sound of the Beast

Uproar 2011 - Chicago

Avenged Sevenfold


Katie saw this lineup and we bought tickets immediately. My top 2 most listened to bands will be there. Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine and Black Tide in one place! This is going to be just about the best metal concert I’ve been to (neck and neck with Iron Maiden/Dream Theater).

Can you say bad ass wedding present?

Sorry boys, that’s Lolla Friday. I have a date with Matt Bellamy and the gang.

Gears of War 3 Premiere Trailer

Gears gameplay has always  itself well to cinematic trailers. This trailer continues the Epic Games tradition of overlaying dramatic gameplay and popular music rather than instrumental pieces or game specific scores. My particular musical taste means that I just ate this one up. I’m getting pretty excited for this game.

(via throwinsixes:populationgo)

Bride Plays Drums to ‘Master of Puppets’ at her wedding

You know you made the right choice in marriage when your wife not only allows the wedding band to play “Master Of Puppets,” but actually plays drums on the song during the wedding reception. That’s exactly what happened at Dennis and Annette Ortiz-Dia’s wedding. The bride, who according to OC Weekly has played in multiple bands before on drums and bass, played the Metallica classic on the drums with her new husband on guitar.

The best thing about this clip other than Annette shredding on drums is that the couple are in an all-Asian Metallica tribute band called… wait for it… Trapped Under Rice!

Katie: you won’t

(via Rocky)

Pioneer HDJ-10000G Gold DJ Headphones



The major labels says that Limewire owes them 75 TRILLION in damages. Hot Hardware created a sweet chart to help us put that in perspective. 

(via kquizzo17)

I’ve been glancing back over my shoulder ever since this morning when Apple’s seemingly sentient shuffle algorithm selected these songs for me.

Rockwell - Somebody’s Watching Me

When I come home at night
I bolt the door real tight.
People call me on the phone
I’m trying to avoid.
But can the people on TV see me
Or am I just paranoid. 

Judas Priest - Electric Eye

Up here in space
I’m looking down on you
My lasers trace
Everything you do.
You think you’ve private lives
Think nothing of the kind.
There is no true escape
I’m watching all the time. 

she looks so angsty

(via fivefifteen)

Valient Thorr - Tackle the Walrus

take him down dont let him go
that walrus moves so slow
strike fire ride heat
and sharpen your up your spear
the blacksmith warned us all
you’ve got nothing to fear
he’s out there in the shadows
he waits to quench his thirst
he’ll dine on your entrails
if you don’t kill him first

[guitar riff]

tackle the walrus beware of his tusks!
this one is deadly be careful you’ll trust
tackle the walrus beware of his tusks!
all that we’ve known here has now turned to dust

silly song is silly