Who needs to post
and modern technology when it's a snow filled wonderland?
Ok...people who need to get to work or other obligations.
Luckily, with vacation on my hands, and a dentist unable to see me,
I was able to take in the freedom and joys of being a kid on a snow
This last weekend
saw the final chance for redemption for Holmgren. Last year,
on the road, Favre beat Seattle with his Packers. This was the
last playoff game that Seattle has seen, as of now, and it was ugly.
Once the snow fell, the Seahawks came tumbling after it. This
time, at home, in a blizzard, Seattle beat Favre and his playoff
seeking Jets. The tables turned and the game was beyond
awesome as Wilson repeatedly snatched passes from the most
intercepted QB in NFL history. Even if Seattle lost, in this
final home Seattle Holmgren game, it would still be an awesome game
to watch as the snow piled up.
Anyway, I'm now
enjoying the realities of snow. By that, I'm being sarcastic.
I have my mother's birthday dinner to get to tonight, and up to a
two feet, in places, of snow to shovel from my driveway...with a
normal shovel (no useful and intelligent snow shovel for me).
My next two and a half hours are looking bad. At least the
snow is no longer accumulating.
On a final note
for today, I downloaded the new Foo Fighters three pack for Rock
Band. A word of advice; don't play them if you've been playing
in the snow. Partially numb hands will not be good, at least
on expert guitar. DOA is not too bad. It's fast, but
manageable. Times Like These is horrible with numb fingers
since there's a lot of three note chords that keep shifting (similar
to the shifting in Learn to Fly, but more frantic). I only
squeaked by with 4 stars on that one. This is a Call is easy
enough, for a Foo Fighters song. However, with cold hand the
bridge is nasty as hell. Still, got five stars on the first
and last song, with four on the middle. I think gold stars is
going to be easy enough on all (maybe a bit of a challenge on Times
Like These) once I have full feeling in my fingers.
Overall, the big
take home message on these songs; if you like Foo Fighters, then
Harmonix has an early DLC announcement this week (it is a major
holiday week). It's four songs for $2 each (no pack deal).
Beyond one song from Snow Patrol (Take Back The City), it's some
classic rock stuff. There's Deep Purple (Space Truckin), James
Gang (Funk #49), and Jethro Tull (Hymn 43).
First off, it's
cool to see some more classics coming to RB. Secondly, it's
about f#@$ing time that Deep Purple got some DLC. Now if only
it could have been a pack and included a little of everyone's
favorite Smoke on the Water. Still, classics are always good,
and that little extra boost of Snow Patrol definitely helps to
balance out the variety issue to keep fans of newer stuff more
On a final note
for today, I know some people have to be asking that lame question;
why couldn't we get some holiday music?" All I can say to that
is that if you are one of these people you need to ask yourself a
question; do you really want holiday music? Do you really
think, in the dead middle of the summer, you'd still want to play
that shit if it came up on a random set list? Holiday music
only belongs in the holidays, and this doesn't work with a DLC
library like RB utilizes. Random sets, marathon challenges,
and so forth would only turn something that you may enjoy a few
weeks a year into something you'd hate all year long. I hate
holiday music as it is since I don't think, after hearing it since
the day after Halloween, that I can take another listening of
Rudolph. It's already played to death, so let's not get angry
at Harmonix for not making it even more annoying and irritating.