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Quick Hits: Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

On 06/01/2019 at 12:28 PM by goaztecs

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I had a blog all typed up yesterday, got sidetracked, grilled some steaks because it was warm outside and then promptly took a nap. The excitement of the start of my weekend right there. Anyways we haven’t talked this week and we should change that. Let’s get started with another Quick Hits of randomness.


Adventures In Netflix…

-Solo: I don’t get the hate, it was a solid flick. The Star Wars folks hit it out of the park with Rogue One and Solo. The only thing that bothered me was the mannerisms of the guy playing Solo. It seemed at times he was trying to hard. If this was a standalone flick it would have been fine, but I get what he was trying to do. Still a fan of this movie.

-Slow West: I like Westerns because of the pacing, the slow story telling, and the amazing views. This one was good with some familiar faces. It’s a good watch.

-Kill Bill 1 & 2: I saw 2 years ago, but it was time to watch both in order. It’s like each character had a water hose filled with movie blood under their costumes. There goes a head, gallon of blood,…arm, gallon of blood,…paper cut, gallon of blood.

-Finished House of Cards. I'm surprised about how much I liked this season even without Francis Underwood, but there was some over the top stuff. I do like the connection between the beginning of season 1 and the end scene and what it means. 

-Still watching random TV shows and I believe I am almost finished with Season 1 of Voyager, skipping around in The Office, started No Reservations, and a couple of other random shows.


Other Watches…

-I finished the Wu Tang Clan’s Of Mic’s and Men and the last episode the one of one album, Once Upon A Time in Shaolin was discussed along with some falling out between the Clan and the management (seems like this always happens with groups).

-I got my DVR box replaced. The dang thing was acting up and kept freezing. I actually had an appointment for today, but the repairman in the area was working ahead of schedule and showed up with a new box, on Friday afternoon. There is a drastic jump in customer service from their call centers to guys in the field. The call centers are hit and miss with good people, while everyone I encountered in person have been very friendly.Props to Frontier.


Chris Listens To…

-Apparently Apple is killing off iTunes. What it sounds like is that they are further pushing apps that do just one thing. Remember when the Music Store had a tab for apps, or when the Music player could also play podcasts AND audiobooks? Yeah now Apple thinks I need a books app, a music app (that pushes Apple Music if you don’t turn this feature off), and separate store apps for music and apps. This is more of the same. Hopefully the new hotness that replaces iTunes is faster.

-Speaking of iTunes I’m currently listening to Wilco’s album, A.M.. Good album.

-Everyone on Twitter is posting their iTunes stats. My library currently stands at 55,474 tracks, 150.2 days of music, and 475.93GB. This is CDs, CD Singles, and purchased stuff from iTunes/Amazon/Google Play. I could hit 60k when I add my Mixtapes, and Band Bootlegs.

-Since everything is back to normal in my iTunes I bought a 200GB Micro SD card for $25 during a random Amazon sale and now my Android Music Player is filled.


I’m still debating on whether I should continue with my goal of having my entire library sit on the player. In theory its amazing to have my entire library in my pocket but at the same time do I really want to carry around songs that I probably won’t listen to? Anyways for now, I threw on a ton of albums and as I go I’ll remove add songs based on what I want to carry in my player.



-Guess who locked themselves out of their laptop and had to do a fresh install? This guy. I’m glad that my laptop has a bay for a second hard drive that I keep everything on. The only thing lost was about 3 thousand fonts, but that’s on another drive that I will eventually install.




I am actually playing something new that I got for free thanks to Reddit


It’s kind of like choose your own adventure game with multiple choice questions. I’ll talk about it on Monday. It’s free on iOS.



From the Mom and Pop, someone sold a lot of soundtracks because I found quite a few. Anyways from my usual spot I got


CeeLo Green - The Lady Killer

  1. Period - The Best Of Lauryn Hill (Mixtape CD)

“Weird Al” Yankovic - Alapalooza

The Beach Boys - Endless Summer

Seals & Croft - Greatest Hits

C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat

Soundtrack - New Jack City

I bought the CeeLo single F You a couple of years ago on iTunes, so this album replaces that, the J. Period 2CD Mixtape has some live freestyles that I wanted, Weird Al is just fun, Beach Boys replaces the LP I sold, Seals & Croft because it certain songs remind me of my childhood, C+C replaces the old tape that I copied from a friend and lost way back when, and the New Jack City soundtrack for the alternate version of Color Me Badd’s I Wanna Sex You Up.



Dusty Springfield - The Very Best Of

Spin Doctors - Homebelly Groove…Live

Soundtrack - Music From The O.C. Mix 6

Soundtrack - Glee Sings The Beatles

1995 Broadway Cast - Grease

1972 Broadway Cast - Grease

Disney - The Little Mermaid Soundtrack

Who doesn’t love Dusty Springfield? Spin Doctors remind me of high school and I’m curious to hear how they sound on a live album, apparently I was missing that OC album. Hopefully this completes the set. Yeah I’m trying to have a full Glee discography. I love Grease, and I’ve been wanting to own the Broadway version, and I found two versions: an original one, and the one with Brooke Shields as Sandy. Little Mermaid replaces the tape release I lost years ago.


Alright Pixlpeeps I am off. Gems of War is calling, and the Wilco album has just ended. Have a good weekend.


That’s all for now, more later!




Super Step Contributing Writer

06/02/2019 at 01:09 AM

I liked Solo as well. think we discussed this on twitter. 


HoC I wasn't a huge fan of, cause I wasn't prepared for a series somewhat grounded in realism to go full *PRENATAL SPOILERS* (meant to put potential, but pre-natal oddly works)  Rosemary's baby. I have mixed feelings. Lol


06/03/2019 at 12:40 PM

Yeah we talked a bit about it, and it still boggles the mind that people hate this flick. 

That part of the story I didn't like but considering how evil the Underwoods are I think I hated the fact that Claire was going to have this child that she really didn't care for just to secure another four years as President. I did like the Godfather like ending where she was taking out everyone in her way. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

06/02/2019 at 06:19 PM

Are you gonna watch the Deadwood movie?

I don't really use iTunes anymore. I do everything on the music app on my iPad pro now. Barely use my computer. I'm pretty happy with Apple music...i think it's a good value if you listen to a lot of music. 

Ah, New Jack City.  I remember when I was a kid we somehow convinced my parents to let us order it over Pay Per View. I love Ice T's line in the end of the movie where he says, "I want to kill you so bad, my dick is hard!" Ha ha. 


06/03/2019 at 12:45 PM

I saw it listed and I will probably watch it, but I want to get into the Series first just to get some understanding on who the characters are.

I like iTunes, but I'm not a fan of Apple Music. I don't like how much control it has over my content. I went with Spotify because it doesn't touch my content, and I get Hulu with it.

I like Ice T. I should start looking into getting his older albums. 


06/02/2019 at 10:05 PM

I thought Solo was alright. I think Han and Lando weren't quite right in their characterization. Han was a little too good natured and Lando needed to be tougher, I thought. 

If iTunes splits into apps, I'm going for the padcast one. I use iTunes to rip stuff, but not so much now since I got into Pandora. 


06/03/2019 at 12:50 PM

I wish Disney would continue to develop those two characters in their own series especially with how the movie ends. It would be interesting to see if future events change Han and Lando.

On iPhone and iPad they made the podcast separation. The app is actually decent and the best part is that you can have new episodes download into playlists. the only drawback is that you have to physically put them in order. Also sometimes you need to check the delete feature because the app will sometimes keep older episodes. 

Pandora is solid streaming service. We are lucky that we have so many options for content other than just the radio, and local music stores. 


06/04/2019 at 11:39 PM

I wonder if I can run the iTunes app on my Android phone?

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