A Penny Brew
It has not been the easiest of mornings and I can only bring you in media res. The CO alarm in our kitchen that ostensibly prevents us from never waking up was making sounds, although we can’t be sure why. I did have a headache but…it was the morning and loud noises? More worryingly, The Angelic One asserted that “that thing” goes off all the time. Windows were opened and an engineer is on route as I type this from a different, less lethal building.
Mr. M has provided the above for your audio delectation. ‘R&B Hipshakers Vol 3’ [‘Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin’ Bean’] is one hell of a collection from the King/Federal vaults: Earl King, The Drives, Tiny Topsy - everyone’s here and the title needs to be believed. Your hips must shake. ‘Bitches Brew’ by Miles Davis is a crazed affair. It is the most acidic of jazz so that needs must be your bag before venturing in, as something with this much mood on LP is made for a very specific room. However, those who do shall be richly rewarded. And have you seen it? It could be blue but I shall rely on you to determine, mine own eyes being blind to colour and whatnot.
Those madcaps at Image & Form have reinvented the wheel again in their signature universe thing. ‘Steamworld Quest - Hand of Gilgamech’ (and what a title that is) takes up the RPG mantle and adds in turn based battles with card mechanics. With that art style and with that characterisation, I am utterly incapable of averting my gaze. My attention would be somewhat diverted to the download page on Steam if it weren’t for the fact that their current release, exclusively on a specific platform that I have not yet bit the bullet on, prohibits me from being like that. It is cold and lonely out here and I want to come inside and I am evermore tempted to do so.
While it isn’t really our norm for the form, “normal” does not apply to the works of Garry Horkindt & Marcel Kroholyc, i.e. Penny Arcade. For that reason, I’m not even sorry for sharing the above war crime with you. Rare is the last time I laughed hard enough to contract hiccups and so now I shall pass on this affliction, as has been tradition for time immemorial. The punch from their source of origin might be their finest in a while. It is the comedic form of a mic dropped with incredible force and while there is always a part of me expecting work of this calibre from their office, when the nail is struck in such precise fashion, it can only be responsible for the loss of coffee and ruination of keyboards worldwide. It only takes one person to run with something.
The violent part is usually over very quickly.
JD - TACOCAT