30 November 2015

#Thoro Podcast - Ep 6: Extra Prolific

#Thoro Podcast - Ep 6: Extra Prolific

This is what your radio should sound like.

Talking Out The Dead: "Thank You"

Talking Out The Dead: "Thank You"

Kelen Conley: I’ve been delaying starting this column.

October has been one of the roughest months of my life for reasons I’d rather not say. Those reasons are why we’re currently behind on Talking Out The Dead. But I really needed TotD this week after Season 6’s third episode.

23 November 2015

The Greatest SYU Review

The Greatest SYU Review
My dad emailed this to me a few weeks after I sent him a clean copy of Soon You'll Understand in 2014. His note said it wasn't a review from him but I thought it was anyway. For some reason, I never posted it like I did with any other review I recieved of the album.

It wasn't long after that I actually believed it wasn't from him. I had talked to my mom about SYU and she said she really liked it and was proud of me for fulfilling my dreams of releasing an album, so I didn't think she would take the extra time to have dad send me an email (she hated sitting and typing if she could avoid it) with her thoughts.

I lost mom on November 7. I came back to this review and asked dad who it was from and sure enough, it was from mom. So it was a happy little surprise that I didn't fully look into this until now.

This is the best album review I'll ever get for the rest of my life.
breakdown -
  1. A Journey - I like the beat & most of the words that I hear I can understand the message. However, sometimes rap & I just don't understand each other
  2. Better w/ Bacon - Full of himself & it makes me smile
  3. No Room for Squares - LOVE IT!! like the piano fade-off & back in with the beat & the bass coming through
  4. Rewind - like this one a lot also! It's real, it's from the heart, & it gives a chuckle
  5. Fit Jammin' - like cause it is some good jammin' for real!
  6. Legacy - this is the song that I heard the "F" word, ho's, & bitch (I accidentally sent the dirty version)
  7. Limited Edition - cool! tells of the struggles toward success - intense
  8. Winter's Lament - if I listen to rap (which is VERY seldom), I need to have the beat - this was just not upbeat enough for me
  9. Independent Headspace -  this is also a favorite, like the beat & also the tinkling of the piano keys
  10. World Without the Hyphen - This is absolutely my favorite - LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!! He has pride in himself for giving it all he's got, and you know that he will continue to do what he loves for all those that he loves. This one I would like to be able to download & then transfer to my MP3 player
Overall, I think this is a great album, full of passion & hard work, & doing what rap does in relaying the messages of youth & what they strive/struggle toward.

13 November 2015

05 November 2015

Casting The Ocean's Eleven Reboot

Casting The Ocean's Eleven Reboot

I love the Ocean's Trilogy. I don't care if you think Ocean's Twelve and Thirteen were sub-par. If they're on my television, they're staying on until the credits roll.

So it was no surpise that shortly after news broke that Sandra Bullock could be starring in an Ocean's Eleven reboot, I was getting texts from my casting partner Heather about the squad she was forming in her head. By Tuesday morning, we had our cast finalized. With my Grantland column out the way, my procrastination on my NaNoWrMo novel and the last two Talking Out The Dead columns continues!

And sorry Melissa McCarthy, like our Ghostbusters cast, you're getting left out.
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Helen Mirren
  • Allison Janney
  • Emily Blunt w/ British accent
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Tatiana Maslany
  • Rose Byrne barring pregnancy scheduling issues otherwise Hayley Atwell
  • Lizzy Caplan*
  • Parker Posey*
  • Naomi Harris
  • Rinko Kikuchi
  • And Julia Roberts in a cameo as Tess Ocean
  • Villian: Emma Thompson/Lucy Liu
  • Love Interest: Chiwetel Ejiofor

We'll put our cast up against any other casts you so-called credible sites are posting. I guarantee our movie will be better and make more money and make more sequels. Well, I promise that but I'm sure she'd back me up.

Any questions?

04 November 2015

The Inspiration Of Grantland

The Inspiration of Grantland

On October 30, 2015, ESPN officially shut down Grantland.com. While not completely unexpected with their firing of Bill Simmons in May, the move still shocked many, even with Grantland staffers moving on in the months following the Sports Guy’s departure. This move on ESPN’s part was a bummer for me because Grantland was the standard bearer of internet excellence for the longest time in my mind.

02 November 2015

Talking Out The Dead: "JSS"

Talking Out The Dead: &quotJSS&quot

Kelen Conley: Holy Wolves at the walls.

Again, this episode really has me hopeful for the direction the show is going. It’s seems like they’re ready to attempt stepping outside of the box of being just a zombie show. At the end of the day, it’s obviously a zombie show, but they’re focusing more on the elements that make a show great.