Tag Archives: Ben Allen

Ben’s 10 Volume XLVII: Mysterious Video Game Composers

Unfortunately, it seems the composers of many classic video games have been overlooked. Not enough credit is given to those creative geniuses who soundtrack electronic games. I’ve decided to highlight some of these talented genius’ finer works. Meatloaf – Diablo 3 I don’t know if Meatloaf actually scored Diablo, he just seems like a beefy dude that would love to …

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Reflections on the Artistry of George W. Bush

George W. Bush has been retired as leader of the free world for several years now. In a strange turn of events, he has occupied much of his time creating awkward, simplistic paintings. The move shouldn’t be completely shocking, though, as several psychotic, bloodthirsty historic characters have also created amateurish paintings. Let’s not forget the frightening works of John Wayne …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLVI – Art Garfunkel’s Hair: A Photo Retrospective

(Art 1) Here we find Art looking like your weird, perverted uncle who unnecessarily dresses up for relatively mundane occasions. “Happy 11th birthday, George; I wore this tux and my spectacles just for you!” (Art 2) A.G. trying his hardest to look seductive with a smug smile, sexy V-Neck shirt, and a receding hairline like a Jewish Bozo theClown. (Art …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLV

Most children are fond of animated female leads, especially when it’s a dazzling princess or a lovable animal character. They’re beautiful, they smile, laugh, and often express themselves in song, creating endearing figures for kids. Too often, though, it seems the male leads take the more heroic roles, while females are portrayed as unambitious, helpless damsels in distress. You’ll see …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLIV: Questions for Bob Seger

Recently, I was fortunate enough to sit down and have a brief, but informative conversation with rock legend Bob Seger. Seger is an incredibly successful recording artist, known for his accessible songwriting referred to by some as “heartland rock.” Some of his biggest hits include “Against the Wind,” “Turn the Page” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.” He was inducted …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLIII: Rock and Roll Refreshments

Most of us will never partake in the excesses and debauchery associated with the lifestyles of some of the most celebrated rock stars. It’s unlikely you’ll ever drive a car into a swimming pool, throw a television out of a hotel window or engage in sexual depravity that would make porn stars blush. I did some research and discovered some …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLI: Songs About Scrilla

Hall & Oates “Rich Girl” “Rich Girl” was inspired by true events that took place in the Fall of 1975. Hall & Oates had a three-way with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis one evening after a show in Coral Gables, Florida. Wu-Tang Clan “C.R.E.A.M.” RZA and GZA ran a successful dairy home delivery service before forming the Wu-Tang Clan. They never forgot …

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Album Review: White Manna, “Dune Worship.”

In many ways, White Manna is the quintessential Humboldt band. This is substance-inspired, modern psychedelic rock at its loudest and finest. Opening track “Transformation,” beats a two chord chugging groove into submission, while guitarist/vocalist David Johnson’s vocals float hauntingly in the background. Another highlight is “Illusion of Illusion” that follows a more relaxed path. At first the rhythm section holds down a …

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