Checkpoint: Facebook Friends Edition

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As you know I’ve been listening to a lot of Kanye West. One line that’s been ringing in my head for the last couple days comes from “Real Friends” found on The Life of Pablo album: When was the last time I remembered a birthday? That’s a very good question. I noticed a high school friend’s birthday was up — I used to have her birthday committed to memory but that data has long since been purged. I noticed all the people … Read More

Checkpoint: Kanye Edition

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Every once in a while, I get inspired to do a deep a dive into a single artist’s discography. With some artists, I listen to several of their most popular albums while others I tackle their entire catalog. I usually listen to their work for 3 or 4 days. I listen to their works chronologically and then hop around trying to render a verdict on each album. I’ve done this with a couple of Adele’s albums in the past. I’ve … Read More

Checkpoint: Bach & Dates Edition

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If someone told me last month that I would be attending Johann Sebastian Bach recitals with a female friend and by lonesome, I would have my doubts. If I someone told me last month that I lined up 3 dates in 5 days with hopes a 4th date sooner or later, I would have called them a liar.  I attended the first two of Angela Hewitt’s Bach Odyssey recitals. Thursday was with a friend and while it was a bit of … Read More

Checkpoint: Trading In Edition

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How much longer will I be able to do this? How much longer will EB Games be around? How much longer will physical games be around? Who knows but this is why I like physical copies still. I just traded in the following games to EB Games:  Gears of War 3 – $1 Super Mario Maker – $26 Killer Instinct: Season 1 – $3 God of War 3 (PS3) – $0.50 Uncharted – $2 Uncharted 2 – $1 Uncharted 3 … Read More

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