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We Got the Beat

If you haven’t already picked the South By Southwest (SXSW) sampler in iTunes yet, do so NOW (iTunes link). I don’t know how long it will be FREE so jump on it! I haven’t come across one crappy song yet (highlights being “Post Break-up Sex” by The Vaccines and “Another Like You” by Hayes Caril. I also really like “Mirrorage” by Glasser). It’s a huge mix of different styles, similar I assume to listening to the radio nowadays (I can’t remember the last time I actually sat and listened to a radio station. Do they even make those anymore?). So go give it a spin and thank me later.

 

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Le Miserables

This afternoon, being bored with my thousands of millions of songs on my iPod, I decided to look for a radio app. I discovered Wunder Radio (iTunes) and, believing lunch to be a waste of my hard earned money, took it upon myself to fork over 7 bucks to buy it. So far, I’m really impressed. You can choose between your local radio (which everyone thinks their local radio sucks…just ask anyone) or listen to something across the globe. Many reviews in iTunes claim they have a poor reception or that they’ll lose the reception altogether but I never came across this issue. It does take a little while to get a stream going but who doesn’t have five seconds to spare? I look forward to spending some more time with the app to add more radio stations. The idea of listening to something someone somewhere far away from me is listening to gives me a warm feeling. In fact, this afternoon I listened to a radio station in Paris. When Grandma woke up (I had just picked her up from her morning Bridge party. She passed out drunk half way through the game) she had no clue what we were listening to. I wrote on the back of a receipt that, “the world decided to adopt a new language” and that she had been passed out for so long, she missed learning it. Now when she says something to me I just act confused and ask her to draw pictures of what she’s trying to say. I’ll probably tell her I was only joking after dinner.

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Radio Flyer Wagons

A long long time ago, I mentioned to you how I don’t have modern radio. Well, I have radio- it’s just from the year 1938 so it gets old rather quickly. You’re probably saying to yourself, what does he do and how could he possibly live without radio?! To put your mind at ease I’ll let you in on a little secret. You see, Muffins talks in his sleep. The veterinarian said it’s nothing unusual and I shouldn’t worry, so I’m OK with it. Yeah it gets a little annoying when I’ve had too much coffee and can’t sleep but for the most part, I don’t mind at all. The other day I realized I could actually use Muffin’s midnight chattering to my advantage. So for the past week and a half I’ve been setting a tape recorder next to Muffin’s pillow at night. Now when I’m out driving in my van I actually have something to listen to! I just pop the tape in my tape deck and cruise down the street. My friends don’t necessarily like it and I actually got stabbed once by a hitchhiker I picked up off of Route 38. He was telling me how gas prices have gone up and that he lost his job, yet, I’m the crazy one for listening to my cat’s meowing in his sleep. Crazy bastard.

Woxy Radio (iTunes) is flip flappin’ fantastic (say whaaaa?!). It’s basically internet radio on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Yeah…I don’t give a rats ass, you say? Well, I’ve seldom come across a song I didn’t like on Woxy. They play songs you may or may not have heard before and that’s what makes this app so damn cool. I’ve learned there are almost a thousand bands better than the Jonas Brothers. That’s right, just like you, I thought only the Jonas Brothers were the only good band left*. Until I gave Woxy a good try and believe you me…it’s true. The fact that most of the bands they play aren’t even on your regular radio station makes this app worth trying. It’s free so DO IT!

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*For the record, I never have nor ever will like the Jonas Brothers.

You’ll Go Blind

Applications are no different than masturbation. We all do it, but we seldom share the fact. Sure, it’s fun to joke about or laugh at when seen in a movie or to hear a friend’s personal story. But when it comes down to it (no pun intended…wait, this is my site so I CAN have a pun intended so take it. Yeah, that’s right, take it. Who’s your daddy? whoah whoah WHOAH!!! I’m sorry I didn’t mean to get off (dammit…did it again) on a tangent. But my point is, all of us download applications to our phone and we seldom show our friends. Maybe for a minute or two, but in all honesty, we want our phones back from their greasy little vasoline covered digits because we know, in our heart of hearts, we know they’re gonna drop the damn thing and bring our world to an end.


When I found out Redwind Software had created a music trivia game I was about as excited as you were the first time you saw a Playboy. As you know (because you’re faithful to this site which sits lovingly in your bookmark folder) I was a big fan of their Movie Challenge (iTunes) game. It was perfect for parties and definitely great to pass around while killing time at a friend’s house. (On a side note, I admire how the developers consistently updated Movie Challenge. It was their “baby” and they treated it with a whole bunch of love. I tip my hat to you, Redwind Software). Music Challenge (iTunes) is just as great, if not better than Movie Challenge. What makes you say that? And why are you talking about masturbation? you ask. I’ll answer the former.


Music Challenge gives you the opportunity to use your own music as trivia questions. The first time you see the game ask you about Starflyer 59 (the absolute best rock band…EVER) you’ll pass out in line at the grocery store. I know I did. You must have a fairly large library in order for this to work but when it does, it’s fricken sweet. I also like how the difficulty of the game changes with each round. One round (as seen above) I couldn’t get one answer right, another round I was like John Cusack in High Fidelity. The overall variety of the game is what it makes it an instant download in my opinion. For long distant car rides, this game would be perfect to keep you busy. And I’ll say it again, if you’re a socialite like me who attends wine tasting parties each night of the week (it’s hard living in Hollywood) then this is a great party app. Friends of all ages can play it (unless you have the absolute shittiest taste in music, in which your iPhone/iPod Touch should be dropped. Yeah, I said it). If you enjoyed Movie Challenge or just trivia games in general, be sure to pick up Music Challenge too. For now, I’m gonna go look up some “stuff” on the internet before Grandma gets back from happy hour.

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Pandora

 

I consider myself a lucky guy. You see, I have this little piece of technology called the iTrip from a company named Griffin. What does it do? Let me show you…

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Best Theme Song EVER: Zelda

You HAVE to get the Ocarina app. No buts about it…GET IT! And after you get it come back and read the rest of this.

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Tambourine Man

Remember…remember that time? Hahaha!! DUDE! Remember that time we were all like, REALLY drunk at Greg’s place? And you were all like, “Bro I’m gonna get me a harmonica…and I’m gonna learn how to PLAY IT!!”. Haha!! Remember? And you NEVER did!! MAN that was hilarious. (more…)

Attention Developers!

If you have created an iPhone Application and would like me to review it, please send me an email. I’ll gladly buy your App and give it a review. The ONLY expense you’ll pay is my honest review :) . (Or, if you’d like for me to give you personal feedback via private emails, I will be glad to do so as well). I downloaded the SDK myself, in hopes of developing the App of my dreams and it all went down the crapper. I understand how hard programming can be so I’ll be nice.

Quick Look: Guitar Rock Tour

OK…this review is for those late night people with a (drunken?) itchy “click” finger. I haven’t had time to really get into the game of Guitar Rock Tour to give it my full review. So far, the game is VERY much like Guitar Hero. You can play solo songs (Quick Play) or start a tour and move up from there. A few songs are readily available, the rest you must unlock through stage progression. It has animated backgrounds, a full guitar fret board (correct me if I’m wrong here…I don’t play guitar), plus the “get the crowd going” note playing. If you like Guitar Hero, you’ll love this game. It really is a clone of the GH series. (more…)

Tap Tap NIN Edition

OK…I’m gonna be late for work but I’m too excited. In fact, I wet myself. Perhaps that will be my excuse for being late? Tap Tap NIN Edition came out sometime last night. I downloaded via WiFi to my phone and ended up going to bed late, now I’m running late, but it’s all worth it in the end. I’m not really a fan of the first Tap Tap game. There’s a song (I think the first song you play) and a man’s voice chimes in saying things like “Mmmhmm” and “Yeahhh”. It sounds creepy. Like some old pervert is looking over your shoulder when you’re playing, getting turned on by the whole experience. Yuck. (more…)

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