I was just as surprised as anyone to find out that pictures that looked Photoshopped of muscle-bound kangaroos were actually real. This is Roger who is over 6′ tall and weighs around 200lbs. He lives in Australia at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. I just wished I lived close so I could see this guy in person!
For all of you who were wondering, “What was that instrument Stevie Wonder played on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards?”, it was a Harpejji made by Marcodi Musical Instruments. What is a Harpejji? It’s a keyboard style instruments that has strings on it so a person who understands the piano can easily play it and get guitar sounds. It’s similar to the artists who use tapping on guitar or use other touch-style instruments like the Chapman Stick. The layout is similar visually to a piano keyboard so you can visualize white and black keys. It’s a great idea to bridge the gap between piano and guitar.
There was a lot of buzz on the internet a few days ago when the official Fallout page posted a countdown and today the payoff was the first trailer for Fallout 4. At this point not much is known about the game other than it’s set in Boston and will at least for now be for the next gen consoles like the PS4, Xbox One and PC. This will definitely get me to upgrade my system.
The second big news story of the day is that about a year ago a disgruntled Bethesda employee going by the name (probably not real?) Sandra Reed went on Reddit and spilled a bunch of information about the upcoming game and at the time, no one believed her. There were a lot of specifics that look mostly plausible. If you’re a fan, read them but be warned that if true, there’s some spoilers!
While watching the season finale of Modern Family, “American Skyper”, Phil once again uses technology as a plot device. The robot he used was the Double Telepresence Robot. I thought, hey that would be fun to have but I was surprised to find that it costs a whopping $2,499!
While David Letterman was wrapping up his last few weeks as host of The Late Show with David Letterman, only one guest managed to really get an emotional response from not only the fans but Letterman himself. It’s well known that David Letterman isn’t one for sentimentality and guests were instructed not to give any weepy sendoffs like the ones on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson so having Norm, usually the straight man break up and cry a little really hit home. Even if you’re not a fan of MacDonald’s standup, you have to appreciate the rare expression of true feelings for one of the best late night hosts to ever grace the airwaves. We’ll miss you Dave!
I have to admit that I wasn’t much of a fan of Jeremy Renner but after this parody song on the Tonight Show and a hilarious interview, I’ll be paying attention to his movies from now on.
Wow, Jon Jones is going to do a lot of work to restore his image. Hopefully he can clean up his act and become a true role model to the next generation of MMA athletes.
This has to be one of the most fascinating studies about music that I’ve seen in a long time. This chart documents 85 rappers and I think you might be surprised at the result.
While some bands crowd the stage with redundant guitarists, keyboard players and singers, the Band Royal Blood only needs 2 guys. Through the clever use of effects, singer/bass player simulates the guitar parts on the bass and then with a double amp setup makes it sound like he’s playing both guitar and bass. Amazing!
I love this behind the scenes story of Louis C.K. telling Jimmy Fallon the story of him sinking Fallon’s audition for the Dana Carvey Show. In the long run it didn’t matter since the Dana Carvey Show was cancelled before the end of the season.