Tacoma Concert Trip

Posted on October 30th, 2008

Filed under: Music News,Pictures — Karl Olson @ 11:15 pm

So, my friend Derek and I ventured southward to catch a show by Nerdcore MC and friend, MC Gigahertz. He put a great show, though he was somehow, inspite of being the King of Absurdcore, out absurded by the next act, and the evening was closed out with the surprisingly awesome post-NewWave/Electro sounds of Love You Long Time.

Photos were taken, and appear after the break.

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Win/Fail #1: g0S/McMocha

Posted on November 18th, 2007

Filed under: Music News,Pictures,Reviews — Karl Olson @ 4:56 pm

Win: gOS. Definitely the most idiot proof and quick booting Linux I’ve played with, and it also looks quite good. Now more than ever, I wish their was Reason for Linux. I mean, Linux at least has drivers for my pro-grade sound card, unlike Vista.

Fail: McDonald’s Cafe Mocha. Too much chocolate (and the wrong kind of chocolate at that,) and not nearly enough coffee. Plus, the cost wasn’t particularly lower than the Starbucks down the street, so it’s not even a decent value buy. In fact, the Mochas from the nearby Costco are vastly superior, and they are only a buck.

Oh, and this:
promotional image for the new album due out on November 27th

So far it’s on schedule.

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Power Outages and…

Posted on October 18th, 2007

Filed under: Pictures — Karl Olson @ 4:55 pm

…new toys that consume power.

big 24 inch monitor

this is the danger of working in a computer shop, especially one that gets refurb monitors that work great for cheap.

PS: the finger is healing, slowly but surely.

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Or perhaps maybe….

Posted on September 16th, 2007

Filed under: Music News,Pictures — Karl Olson @ 3:55 pm

revision #1


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Make of it what you will

Posted on September 15th, 2007

Filed under: Music News,Pictures — Karl Olson @ 11:42 pm

noone cares

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Hey, Actual Music.

Posted on June 25th, 2007

Filed under: Music News,Pictures — Karl Olson @ 10:36 pm

The first Ultraklystron song for the Desu Desu Desu mixtape, namely Not Your Personal Rapper, rapped over a backing unintentionally provided by Jesse Dangerously as it’s the backing from “Outfox’d” from his album Interalia. He put it up as part of a “rate your cover of me”-thing, but I fail at reading directions and rapped some original lyrics (which are in the “…more” of this post) over the song instead.


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Coming Soon?

Posted on June 16th, 2007

Filed under: Music News,Pictures — Karl Olson @ 6:05 am

the never knows - never yours album cover

OTOH, I’m not that hot on that album cover, and I won’t release it until I make a good one or someone else makes a good one.


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Something’s Wrong, Cause My Mind Is Fading

Posted on May 23rd, 2007

Filed under: Pictures — Karl Olson @ 3:46 pm

Ghetto Blasting, Disintegrating.
Rock n’ Roll, Know What I’m Saying?
Everywhere I Look There’s A Devil Waiting.

Karl's New Haircut
Gotta Devil’s Haircut, In My Mind

So the finest hairdresser and MC in nerdcore, Nursehella gave me a haircut. She says it’s Pretear-style. Himeno Awayuki from Pretear-style. I suppose that’s fitting for a mahou shonen MC like me. ^_^

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Posted on May 12th, 2007

Filed under: Pictures,Reviews — Karl Olson @ 4:19 pm

So, last night I hung out a with few friends of mine and played WiiPlay on the Wii. Pretty cool, though it’s a bit annoying that you have play through a game first to unlock the next game. It assumes that you know nothing about playing with the Wiimote. To be fair, I really didn’t, but I really wanted to play Ping Pong and Pool immediately. However, it’s a lot of fun and really is the kind of gaming I like – namely, it’s a game, not a story. Not that I don’t think of video games as a valid storytelling medium – on the contrary, I think they allow for a previously unheard of level of immersion, and can communicate just as much as any film or novel. It’s just that since I’m already getting a heavy dose of storytelling from manga and anime, I don’t have time to invest in storytelling-oriented gaming, so gaming that just does a good job of being instant fun, like Wii multiplayer games or matchmaking-based multiplayer FPS are definitely favorites of mine.

All in all, I’d say Wii Play is like 7.7/10 (and not a review magazine/website 7.7, but a real, “this game is a C+” 7.7.) as it could be a bit user friendly or at least a bit more instantly gratifying, but it’s worth picking up if you have the console and you have friends. I hope more of these party games have online play in the future as well. That’d be a blast.
hyphy hyphy hyphy juice and karl
Now, on the way over to my friends’ apartment, we stopped by a 7-11, and what should have there but Hyphy Juice. For those of you not in the know, Hyphy is a sub-genre of rap from the Bay Area that popularized the concept and term “Ghost Riding the Whip.” As I enjoy Hyphy, atleast from a production/music perspective (the lyrics are pretty much about partying and getting Hyphy, which is cool and all, but necessarily notable except for things like Mistah Fab’s ingenious “Ghost Ride It”,) I was compelled to buy Hyphy Juice, and much to my surprise, it tastes pretty good. It’s like Grape and Apple Jolly Ranchers, with no gross energy drink taste or after-taste. A little over sweetened maybe, but still very good. If I drank energy drinks regularly, Hyphy Juice would be my weapon of choice.

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Posted on February 11th, 2007

Filed under: Pictures — Karl Olson @ 5:23 pm

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Oh Apple Store, you’re always a fun way to kill time. If only I could build Apples like PCs (without laying out some serious cash upfront,) I’d almost switch.

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