4/25/12 -- Well I neglected my page for a while. Hopefully I can keep up on it this time, while business is relatively slow at work. Here's hoping.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Harry Potter and Another Short Post.

     Hey all, sorry its been a while, but I've been pretty busy lately, but I'll try to make up for it over the next few days. To start with, how many of you like the Harry Potter series? If you don't stop reading now and just skip to the song of the day. But if you do, by all means, read on.
      I picked up the first book when it first came out, intrigued by the premise, and after reading the whole thing cover to cover in a matter of days, I was hooked and couldn't wait for the next book. Soon, it became an obsession to read all of them. And I pretty much had a nerdgasm when the movie came out. And while they weren't all the greatest book-to-movie translations I had seen, a few of them were pretty decent, imo. Show of hands, who's seen the last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II?

      All-in-all, it was a decent flick. I can understand some of the liberties they took, i.e. making the final battle with Voldemort longer and more drawn out instead of the way Rowling wrote it in the book: Hey, Harry's alive; look Neville killed the snake; guess what? I'm the true master of the Elder Wand; wand clash: dead. They pretty much did the same thing, only Harry did a lot more running around from Voldy and kids did a lot of running from snakey. But it was decent I thought. Fairly close to the book, but I'm sure there are those who nerd raged about little things, like the centaurs not being in the final fight, etc. But I thought it was acceptable. Well, now I think I'll end this and just jump to the SotD.

Song of the Day!! (Fanfare here.)
    Today's song is Beethoven's 5th as performed by Steve Vai. Allright, #1, Steve is an amazing guitarist, period. He's great at simply wildly shredding on the guitar or all your technical mumbo jumbo. And his pieces are all pretty interesting. I've got way too much Steve Vai for my own good. But this one is pretty much Beethoven's 5th symphony re-imagined on an electric guitar, and I think he's done a great job of it. But I just like the 5th anyway, so I may be a little biased, idk.  So here, for your listening pleasure, is Beethoven's 5th by Steve Vai.
*NOTE: This is not an official music video. Just a collection of pictures with the music in the background. You don't have to watch, but you do have to listen.  Enlighten yourself.*