I went to a couple places on July 4th, 2014, but the best event that I went to by far was the Slidell Heritage Festival at Heritage Park in Slidell, LA. They had some really good bands and headlining the show was epic 80’s cover band The Molly Ringwalds! If you know me you know that I am a huge fan of 80’s music so this was really cool to experience. I shot a little video of the event with my Sony Nex-3n camera you can watch the footage below.
So apparently Sir Mix-A-Lot is a lot cooler than I already thought he was! He performed his classic hit single “Baby Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony. I still can’t believe how many women came up on stage to get down to the song! Watch the video below.
Now in its third year, Seattle Symphony’s critically acclaimed Sonic Evolution project creates a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle’s storied reputation as launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene. Each year, in celebration of the past, present and future of our city’s musical legacy, Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony commission world-class composers to write orchestral world premieres inspired by bands and artists that launched from, or are related to, Seattle.
In addition to writing a brand new composition inspired by Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot, composer Gabriel Prokofiev also orchestrated two of the legendary rapper’s most famous hits for this year’s concert, including “Baby Got Back,” for which Sir Mix-A-Lot joined Ludovic Morlot and the Orchestra on stage at Benaroya Hall.
I was checking out some stuff on Reddit today and found this awesome animation studio called Blur Studios. What really peaked my attention was a demo reel that they released showcasing what they can do. This is quite possibly some of the best looking animation that I have ever seen! I have included the demo reel below so you can check it out.
After digging further I found out that they are making a feature length film called “The Goon” and I’m guessing it’s about a zombie apocalypse from watching the trailer. The only thing that bothers me about it is that the main character’s eyes are pure white and that is kind of strange but the comedy makes up for it. Watch the trailer for “The Goon” below.
Blur Studios ran a kickstarter to make “The Goon” and surpassed the $400,000 they were trying to reach. After doing even more research I found out that Blur Studios actually does the animation for a lot of stuff you and I have already seen (like video game trailers and what not). Here is a link to a listing of all their past work.
I have been playing the hell out of Battlefield 4 for the Xbox 360. It all started when I picked up a copy of Battlefield 3 on Ebay for a measly $5. I instantly fell in love with the game. Everything about it is amazing. The team based play, the vehicles, the unlocks, everything is just everything I had hoped a war FPS would ever be. Anyway I’m not too good since I am still relatively new to the game but I am getting better. I have been playing as the engineer and support classes mostly (I am terrible as recon). With the support class I like to use the claymore mines and either the AK 5c or the Type 88 LMG as my main weapon. As the engineer class I use the AK 5c, the AT mines, and I switch between RPGs depending on the map. I like the stinger because you lock on shoot and forget about it, you can reload while the rocket is flying and be ready for the next shot right away. Anyway I just thought I’d let everyone know about the game that I have been playing A LOT of lately. You can catch me live streaming on Twitch or watch my Battlefield 4 playlist on Youtube which I have also embedded below.
As you probably already know I am a HUGE Battlefield 1 fan so when they dropped this Battlefield 1 reveal trailer I was extremely excited about it! Watch the trailer below and let me know how you feel about them going back to WW1 in this game.
I recently discovered a cool easter egg that you can do with any Android device with any version of Android. Go to settings, then to about device, then click Android version 5 or more times for a cool little surprise. Watch the video below.
Yeah buddy! I decided to get a nice RussTafari.com decal made to slap on the back window of my 98 Honda Civic! I think it looks pretty damn cool and since I’ve had it on my car the new visitors to the website have increased by 33% so I think it was a good move! Thanks to Mirror Image Graphic Design for producing this awesome decal I will definitely be using them again!
I just recorded my first Dead Island gameplay video with commentary on it. I have a few Dead Island gameplay videos uploaded already but this is the first one that I did a commentary on! Check it out below and leave a comment!
So I discovered Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (Mturk for short) as a way to make some extra money. All you do is surveys and the pay amounts for each survey differs based on how much the requester wants to pay. I usually stick to the surveys that pay 10 cents a minute or more. You can make some pretty good money if you have the time to put into it. I put in about 20 minutes a day and make right around $5 a day so it’s not too bad. There is a 24 approval period when you put in your application. They will get back to you and say whether or not you are approved then you can start turking away! When you first get approved there will be a 10 day period where your payments will not show up in your Amazon payments account but after that they will all hit at once and it’s all gravy baby! I believe in those 10 days you are limited to 100 hits a day (hell I’ve never done that many in a day so it shouldn’t be much of a problem).
A site I use to find the best hits (that pay 10 cents a minute or more) is actually a subreddit on reddit called HitsWorthTURKingFor. I basically only do hits posted there. There are a few other resources but I don’t use any of them because they are way too clutter up and HitsWorthTURKingFor is straight to the point with no BS.
I just though I would share that with my readers! Enjoy!