Monthly Archives: April 2020

Tampa Bay Welomes Brady and Gronk

I’m not a major sports fan, but I must confess that I really do miss sports these days.  It’s a strange time when you don’t hear any news whatsoever about basketball, baseball, hockey, football, and other sports leagues.  There are no results from each home team since the season hasn’t even started yet.

Even still, there are trades happening among different teams.  Just recently, New England Patriots made has made two shocking trades with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The two team members include… Tom Brady… and Rob Gronkowski.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Logo Drawing by Deborah Young

You heard me right, folks –Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will be joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Tom Brady announced the move back in late March.  Just a few weeks later, Rob Gronkowski agreed to come out of retirement to play for Tampa Bay.

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Two of the greatest football players for the Patriots are now starting their season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  What does the future hold for the New England Patriots?  How will Brady and Gronk do this season now that they start with the new team?  Will we see the New England Patriots climb to the top this season?

We’ll have to find out how this will play out when the season begins Fall 2020.  One thing is for certain – the matches between the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be VERY interesting this year.


The Midnight Gospel

20 Best Anime to Watch on Netflix (2020) - Japan Web Magazine

These days I have been watching a LOT of stuff on Netflix.  Even with lots of places being temporarily closed, there are still other options for entertainment.  Now is a better time than ever to catch up with the latest shows and movies.

There was one particular series that caught my eye last week that I simply had to binge-watch it.  It’s a animated series that combined trippy scenes and mind-blowing philosophy.  This is The Midnight Gospel.

The Midnight Gospel (Western Animation) - TV Tropes

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The Midnight Gospel is set in this dimension known as ‘The Chromatic Ribbon’ where spacecaster Clancy owns a forbidden multiverse simulator.  Clancy travels through worlds that are about to have their own apocalypse where he interviews characters for his show.  It was created by Pendleton Ward (creator of Adventure Time) and comedian Duncan Trussell.

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Interestingly enough, the interviews are based on real interviews from Trussell’s podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour.  Some of the voice actors include Dr. Drew Pinsky, Maria Bamford, Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz, Pauly Shore, and many others.

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Joe Rogan & Duncan Trussell - Compilation (The Family Hour) - YouTube

This show was definitely worth the binge-watch.  The Midnight Gospel felt like a mix of Rick and Morty with The Joe Rogan Experience.  It was a show that featured many elements packed into each episode.

The Midnight Gospel": Netflix Releases Adult Animated Series Teaser

With that, The Midnight Gospel is definitely a trippy animated series worth binge-watching on Netflix.


Happy Monday folks!  We are kicking off the week with the 4th installment of the MakeSandcastlesNotWar Video Game playlist.  Five more video game OSTs were selected for some good tunes to listen to while getting work done.  Working from home doesn’t have to be a drag, especially when you have these amazing (and nostalgic!) OSTs at hand.

Here are the latest OSTs this week:

Dune II

Dune II - Soundtrack - Roland MT-32 - YouTube

The mystical soundtrack of Dune II will send you into a far away time and place.  A futurist world that is gloomy and treacherous.  This soundtrack really hits it well to paint the scene of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune.

Star Fox

Star Fox (SNES) Corneria Music - YouTube

You’ll feel like being the pilot of an aircraft in the middle of a battle with the soundtrack of Star Fox.  Familiar tracks like ‘Sector X’ and ‘Corneria’ will make the work that much more fun.  For a SNES game, Star Fox has a OST like no other.


FEZ Original Game Soundtrack - Full - YouTube

Chip tune music is still a popular option for video game music these days.  A great example of this is Fez.  Fez transports you to into the 8-bit world that is chock full of mystery.  It’s truly a serene and nostalgic experience.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Wii U ...

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past takes place in the Dark World, so it’s a fairly obvious reason that the music is really grim.  The 16-bit themes work amazing with this soundtrack.  Listening to this is a like a nostalgic adventure through the golden days of gaming.


DOOM Soundtrack on Steam

Doom has made a major comeback these days with the release of Doom Eternal.  The OST of Doom is just as amazing as it was decades ago.  Its powerful metal riffs will have you headbanging instead of banging your head on the wall over frustrating assignments.  Move over, Dragonforce – Doom is still slaying it hard in the video game world.