Monday Musings: Music, Music, Music

monday musings

Monday Musings returns with some music for you to check out. We have new stuff from Heavy Sleeper, Frank Iero and the Patience, and Sammi Lanzetta.

Heavy Sleeper recently released a video for “Night Swim.” The band will be releasing Alive & Well on October 17th and you can pre-order a copy here.

Frank Iero and the Patience recently released Keep The Coffins Coming. You can stream the EP in full above. You can definitely expect a lot of noise on this release and it’s a fun listen.

Sammi Lanzetta has a new EP coming out on Friday. You can listen to “Circles” in the meantime, but be sure to give the whole thing a listen once it’s streaming.


Monday Musings: Packers and Stephen King

monday musings

Monday Musings returns with some Packers and Stephen King articles and videos. There’s a ton of Stephen King content lately, and this is just a small look at it.

Aaron Rodgers Finally Got the Chance to Show Off His Jedi Powers in Overtime

Green Bay’s 27-24 overtime win against the Bengals on Sunday is just the latest chapter in our alternate timeline where Luke Skywalker grew up on Earth and played professional football in Wisconsin.

That sentence alone made this piece worth reading for me. I love it when two things I enjoy cross paths like this.

1922 Trailer

Another Stephen King movie is coming to Netflix in October. I’ll definitely be checking this out.

Stephen King at 70

Entertainment Weekly did a week long tribute to Stephen King last week as he celebrated his 70th birthday. I’ve linked to the first piece, which has Richard Chizmar talking about the author.

You can find all previous editions of Monday Musings here.

Book Review: Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson

Captain Phasma was introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 and has made appearances in various Star Wars media since then. One of the most recent appearances is in Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson. The book covers a variety of stories from her time on Parnassos, her home planet, before she joined the First Order.

What Dawson does well with this book is that she tells the story from the perspective of Siv, who spent time with Phasma on their home planet. She tells the story to a rebellion spy, Vi Moradi, who ends up being captured by Cardinal in the First Order. He keeps her his little secret as he tries to find out how to get rid of Phasma. Telling the story that way gives you an outside look at Phasma, instead of seeing everything from her perspective, which would likely come across quite differently.

Having the outside perspective lets you know just how cold and calculating Phasma could be and how everyone around her perceives her. While we don’t get much of her own thoughts on her past, she says enough by the end of the book to make you realize exactly who she is and how accurate the stories about her are.

Throughout the book, you also see what Cardinal thinks of her and they’re supposedly on the same side. Both are trusted within the First Order to train the troopers, but Phasma is a step above Cardinal and that irks him to no end. Dawson portrays every character in the book with a great amount of care and detail. Switching between the stories and the present day gives a little break in the action, but also leaves you wanting to know more about Phasma, which is exactly how Cardinal feels when Vi finished up a story, too.

Overall, this book is a great look into the character and with Phasma appearing in The Last Jedi, I recommend checking it out if you want to know more about her. You can pick up a copy of the book via Amazon.

Monday Musings: Sports and Technology

monday musings

Monday Musings returns with a little bit of sports and technology for you. I picked a few articles that I found entertaining or interesting. Check them out below.

Kevin Durant’s Fake Twitter Conspiracy Might Just Be the Tip of the Iceberg

Somebody else probably has access to Durant’s Twitter account, as is the case with most celebrities. That person could have conceivably scrolled through Durant’s mentions on his phone or Tweetdeck and decided to respond to a message. But before replying, that person could have forgotten to switch away from Durant’s account.

This sounds like a fairly good reason to not let other people have access to your account. Either way, this is an interesting read on KD and Twitter.

Shure introduces first-ever Bluetooth earphones for prices starting at $100

Shure just announced two new models of Bluetooth wireless earphones. The $150 SE215 and $100 SE112 each deliver deep bass and sound isolation, and they’re the first Bluetooth earbuds that Shure has ever made.

I’ve heard good things about Shure and their headphones. These may be something to consider when looking for Bluetooth earbuds.

A Guide to Pretending to Do Things After Scoring a Touchdown

An even better celebration, though, was the one that Kareem Hunt, who’s taken all of two weeks to become one of the most exciting players in football, did during the Chiefs-Eagles game. After scoring his second touchdown in the game, Hunt got up from the muck of bodies he’d pulverized, then set the ball on the turf as he kneeled next to it and then used it like a pillow as he pretended to take a nap.

Shea Serrano is always a joy to read. This take on touchdown celebrations is a fun one. Having Kareem Hunt on my fantasy football team is fun, too.

You can find all previous editions of Monday Musings here.