Top 5 Metallica albums

After taking some time to digest Death Magnetic, I’m now sure that it ranks among the band’s top albums.  After the horror that was St. Anger, I honestly didn’t think they would be able to pull it off.

It’s easily better than the black album, the album that marked the beginning of the end of Metallica’s old sound.  More surprising, it comes very close to edging out Ride The Lightning for the #3 spot.  The only thing holding it back is that Suicide and Redemption, while it’s a solid track, just can’t touch The Call of Ktulu as far as epic instrumentals go.

If you are/were a fan of 80’s Metallica, you need to purchase Death Magnetic.  You will love it.

Web Design

Site redesign

I’ve been working on a new site design for the last couple months, and now it’s live.

Aesthetically, I was going for a look with bold typography, clear separation of content, and simple, easy to navigate layout.  I mixed a tech theme (circuit board and sharp edges) with an arts & crafts feel (large type and cut-out borders) to reflect my work as a web developer, and my interest in all things creative.  I decided on a green color scheme to stand out from the typical blog, and because I’m a fan of Kermit the Frog.  Emphasis is still on the content, but I think the new theme gives the site the extra flavor I was looking for.

I’ll be using this personal blog to post quick thoughts, cool videos and links, and the occasional music or film review.  Enjoy!

Films & TV

Space Olympics

Best SNL Digital Short music video since Lazy Sunday!