Daily Archives: November 10, 2016
I was in my early twenties, still living in my mother’s home.
I was sitting at my computer, and I was listening to Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man. It was released in 1988, and became a favourite of college kids. Cohen had embraced drum machines and synthesizers on the album, and songs like “First We Take Manhattan,” “Everybody Knows” and “Tower of Song” had helped introduce him to a new audience.
On this night, I was listening to I’m Your Man like I’d done countless times before. I knew it fairly well, to say the least. For some reason though, on this particular night, when the song “Take This Waltz” began playing, I paused whatever I was doing and just listened.
And I started to weep.
I’m not talking about a tear or two. This was outright weeping. For no clear reason. Maybe it was the melody. Perhaps it was the lyrics, which amazingly enough, weren’t written by Cohen. Instead, he had adapted a poem from Federico Garcia Lorca to music. It’s a beautiful lyric with beautiful music.
Powerful enough to move one to tears.
Leoanrd Cohen has passed away at the age of 82, two weeks after releasing his last album, You Want It Darker. I’m listening to it right now. It’s another brilliant piece of work.
I saw him perform many times. I have all his albums.
I will miss him dearly.
Marvel’s been making a lot of noise in the app gaming market for a few years. Although DC has remained competitive, the company may have just made its biggest move yet to take on the likes of Marvel’s Contest Of Champions and Marvel Future Fight. That new move is the rollout of DC Legends, a brand new app designed by Warner Bros. and combining all of the best elements of superhero mobile games.
In this game, the Blackest Night prophecy has fallen on the world and your job is to assemble your own team of DC heroes and villains, take on Nekron, and restore peace to the world. Along the way you can interact with a robust array of characters, master different types of combat, and take on other live players in various competitive leagues. Simply put, the game thrives for two reasons. It’s thorough in its content, and it is presented in a visually appealing, action-packed, and legitimately challenging manner. This is a high-end mobile superhero game.
It’s a story about family. A family who travels in a bonkers RV and includes a scarecrow with a turnip head, a brooding wizard who wears jackets without putting his arms in the sleeves, and a fire demon who is good with curses. In this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s Studio Ghibli’s, Howl’s Moving Castle.