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Issue #63: “There are no shortcuts on lights’s path. We strive. We repeat. We succeed.”
Welcome back readers. If you are new to this newsletter, I’m Steve. This is me.
I write about a lot of random stuff here. I talk about my podcast, Rebel Rock Radio. I mostly just talk about what I have been doing over the course of the week. If you don’t know me, I’m a fan of punk rock, Star Wars, comic books, video games, table top role playing games, cats, movies, coffee, tacos, pizza, and various other nerd stuff.
Tuesday, we ate at this taco truck that I had never been to that my wife had been to and recommended that I try it. It was delicious. I tried out their carnitas tacos. I will definitely be going back to this taco truck in the future.
This past weekend, my son decided to quit his job, leave his apartment and go on a backpacking adventure. He is 19. He is starting his adventure in Colorado.
Other than that and what you’ll read here, I really didn’t have much going on this week.
Tuesday, I did an episode of Rebel Rock Radio. I was joined by JD (@rodeorock71) and Lloyd (@AngryTastyCakes). We talked about the 2018 Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars Story. We also played tunes from Hope Fiend, The Cocktail Slippers, and The Dollyrots. You can check out the replay of the live stream on YouTube below or listen to it on the various audio platforms that you can find via our biolink.
Here’s a couple of new releases that I’d like to mention. Chicago based punk band This Obsession released a single called Cannibalism. It is the band’s first new music since their 2018 LP A Confrontational Effort.
The other new release I want to mention is from The Iron Roses. This is the band that features Nathan Gray on vocals. Nathan used to sing for the Delaware based post hardcore band BoySetsFire before he went solo. Anyway, The Iron Roses released their self-titled debut album today.
Not really a lot to write about in this section this week. There was no Pirate Borg on Monday. Mostly this week I’ve been going through a new play-through of Cyberpunk 2077. I’m playing a nomad edgerunner type character.
The Exorcist (1973) - I rewatched this one on, uhhh, I think it was HBO Max. I hadn’t seen this one in probably 15 years or so and I’ve been thinking of checking out the new one in the theater but wanted to jump back and refamiliarize myself with the original. I had forgotten how much of slow burn it is up until the last 20 minutes, which is incredible.
Ford v Ferrari (2019) - I had not watched this is in the theater when it originally came out although I had thought about going to see it. Not sure why I didn’t get around to it. Maybe it wasn’t in the theater for very long. I can’t remember. Anyway, I watched this one on streaming earlier this week. I don’t remember which streaming service it was. They are all kind of running together these days. Anyway, it was a decent film. Good story. The dynamic between Damon and Bale were good I thought. Probably not something I would watch again though.
Spiral (2021) - I watched this one a few days ago on Hulu. I did not watch it when it originally came out and this one completed my journey through the Saw franchise. I liked it. Not nearly as much as most of the others in the Saw franchise but I liked it nonetheless.
There was only one book on my pull list this week. It was Star Wars #39.
In addition to what came out on my pull list, I grabbed a couple of comic books that I had not previously purchased.
Star Wars: The High Republic - Shadow of Starlight #1
Star Wars: The High Republic Season 2 Vol 1 - Balance of the Force
On the subject of The High Republic, I started the audio book of Cavan Scott’s The Rising Storm. I have actually read it previously but I don’t really remember much about it and I decided to try and finish up Phase 1 of The High Republic stuff before Phase 3 kicked into gear so I figured I’d start with that one. Also this week, I read the High Republic Phase 1 comic book omnibus.
A hardcore band from Melbourne, Australia put out a new album today (Friday, the 20th) called Endless. Go check it out. I particularly like the song “Formaldehyde.”
That’s it for this week. Have a great day and a great weekend and remember to BE MORE KIND!
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