Sunday, December 30, 2012

Books I've read june-december 2012

Around June I wrote a short post about the books I read up till then in 2012. So..this is the other half year.

 I continued reading the Horus Heresy series:
- Fulgrim (Graham McNeill)
- Descent of angels (Mitchell Scanlon)
- Legion (Dan Abnett)

All were good reads, although Descent of angels was a bit too fast in wrapping up the plot and too slow in the beginning. I know this is a Warhammer 40K book series, but if you love sci-fi and don't know anything about the 40K universe..this series is still very very awesome.

Ciaphas Cain - Defender of the Imperium (Sandy Mitchell)
The 2nd omnibus. Also set in the 40K universe. Ciaphas is a commissar that tries to avoid trouble and live out his live as easy as he can..but trouble finds him and by the most stupendous luck he seems to always come out on top looking the hero. Since everyone thinks he's a hero..they send him off to dangerous missions..where he tries to avoid danger, messes up the avoiding part and the circle goes on. It sounds a bit silly..but Mitchell does it really well. Plenty of laughs in cool 40K sci-fi adventure stories.

Other books: 
Starship Troopers (Robert A Heinlein)
A sci-fi classic that deserves its status. It starts a bit slow, but I loved it. It's not a big book, it's not an all too heavy if you get the chance to read so!

Dexter is delicious (Jeff Lindsay)
More known for the tv-series, but the books were there first. The storyline in the books is really different enough to read even if you're up to date with the tv-series. I enjoyed this 5th book and I'll probably try and get my hands on the 6th in 2013. There were only some small things that bugged me a bit. For instance Lindsay's repetative stress on the busy Miami traffic, after 4 books..we know! There was something else, but I've forgotten it already so it must only be a minor annoyance. A very cool read.

Sookie Stackhouse novels - Dead reckoning (Charlaine Harris)
I don't know why they changed the covers of some of the paperbacks to the almost girly glittery vampire styled books...since it just doesn't fit the story inside. These books aren't about glittery vampires and way too much teen angst... The book isn't grim, but it's a decent story and shows why the tv-series for it is so much better than a guilty pleasure like Vampire Diaries. The storyline isn't as different as the Dexter books vs series, but still enough not to be troubled with all important spoilers. Oh and I might have read the book before this one also somewhere the past half year, but I'm not sure. It's the 11th book and I already want the 12th.

I probably read some more..but I'm not sure when or what at the I'll leave it.

Things on my reading list for 2013:
- Song of Ice and Fire (the books from Games of Thrones). There are currently 5 and they're not expensive and I only hear people praising them.
- the 6th Dexter book
- the 12th and 13th Sookie book
- lots more Horus Heresy books (battle of the abyss is up next).

So..what did you read or want to read?

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Youtube saturday 29th of December 2012

Also, subscribe to the Youtube saturday Spotify list . I update it regulary with the tracks from the youtube saturday posts, if I can find them.

Burial - Rough sleeper
Beautiful music, beautiful video.

Hysee - Hajhouj
It really starts at around 45 sec..stay tuned.

Jill Scott - Golden (Catching flies remix)

George Barnett - Where the devil sleeps
via the pirate bay promo

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Youtube saturday 22nd of December 2012

If you're here, the apocalypse has been cancelled...for now.

Diane Birch - Unfucked
Very cool paint drop effects in this video

The lumineers - Big parade
Bring(s) a smile to your face.

Not a video, but it is embedded :)

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Youtube saturday 15th of December 2012

Walk of the earth - Gang of rhythm
Another song of their own (don't know if it's a cover..but still).

The Killers ft Ryan Pardey - I feel it in my bones
I'm not the biggest Killers fan, but I like this one.

Angus and Julia Stone - All of me (Oliver Rado remix)
Just listen and relax.

Devestating enemy - Into fire
You just know this isn't pop music. From Austria.

Ghoultown - Under the phantom moon
Cowboys vs zombies. Rock with trumpets.

Ian Clement - Little knife

Yahtzel - L'impatience (Yahtzel remix)
More relax music.

Para one ft Jaw - When the night
I heard the instrumental on 22tracks, but found this official video. Nót safe for work. Just saying...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Youtube saturday 8th of December 2012

Adam Beattie and the Consultants - A song of 100 years
A celebration of long life

The elderberries - Thermostat 7
Gorilla chase!

Hushpuppies - Stop
French rockband (singing in English btw)

Marina and the diamonds - I am not a princess
Really worthwhile to watch and listen all ten minutes!

Mt wolf - Life size ghosts (catching flies remix)

Beatamines - Fact or fiction
Somehow I didn't find this the last time on's been there since jan. 2012

Silent Cell - Devoted
Followed me on twitter, and I like them. Metal from Brazil.

Amarakin Overdose - Dead girl on the dancefloor (fräktal remix)
Also via twitter.  Industrial metal from Portland, USA.

The Devin Townsend project - Juular
Or ...umpalumpa metal :)

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Youtube saturday 1st of December 2012

Neil Finn - Song of the lonely mountain
Looking forward to the movie, not to the fact it's split up into 2 more years of waiting! Epic track.

Kiss the anus of a black cat - The shadows are you
...yes, I raised my eyebrows too.

Pomplamoose - Do not push
A really good mash-up of 'Call me maybe' and 'Somebody that I used to know'.

A2H ft Driver - Par amour
My French isn't nearly as good as I'd like it to be, but there's something about French hiphop that makes it sound dangerous in a good way. And the French language flows well.

A fine frenzy - Now is the start
It would've featured in last week's post, but there were just too many tracks.

Jamie N Commons - The preacher
Judge him by his voice and you'd think you were hearing a 70+ year old hoarse voice (a góód voice).

Jupiter Jones - Still
Another German song which needs sharing.

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