On the way down to Hendersonville, Tennessee, I had plenty of time to reminisce about the past year where I had suddenly become a Johnny Cash fan.
Growing up I had heard the name uttered off and on, but I was raised in a mostly hard rock/metal household and was never exposed to his music at all until 2011. I knew the name and knew he was a major musical celebrity, but I couldn’t have named you one song or quoted one line till then. Read the rest of this entry »
Ah, the good ol’ T-Bolt. The out-dated dinosaur aspect didn’t bother me nearly as much as the phone being riddled with problems. Touch screen was on the fritz and most aggravating was the 4G radio having consistent connectivity issues. Didn’t seem to matter how strong my signal was, the phone often times had a mind of it’s own in terms of staying connected to the network. What made it worse was it’s inability to foul over to 3G when the 4G radio decided to tank. Basically, unless I had wifi, I’d be left with no connection until the phone randomly decided to connect to Verizon’s network again. Not fun. I researched the problem and troubleshot it to infinity. No dice. Most feel the Thunderbolt was plagued with problems the moment it launched, and several of those bugs are still rendering multiple users with unresolved issues. I decided to move on.
When the HTC One X went to AT&T and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 didn’t quite sell me, I found myself kinda stuck with the Thunderbolt. I refused to pick a device I didn’t like and sign a new contract, being forced to fall into Big V’s poverty-row tiered data plans. I had just purchased an iPad and needed a reliable device that could tether Verizon’s lightning fast 4G on demand (for free), without fear of exceeding a bandwidth cap. I had heard rumblings that HTC was working on a new, fully loaded flagship device for Verizon. Enter, Droid DNA. Purchased one outright with no contract. Still have unlimited data with Verizon. Score.
With my new Jason IV costume complete, Lady K and I made some time this passed weekend to shoot some juicy new footage. This is also the first full production I’ve done with the new PC Build and my god, I LOVE this thing!!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying this fine Fall season and getting in the Halloween spirit. We definitely are!
Been spending the last month or so putting together an authentic Jason Voorhees costume from my favorite Friday flick, part IV (The Final Chapter). This has always been my favorite look and performance of Jason, as I believe it captures all the savagery and horror the series originally intended.
Above is a quick video where I screen-test the hood and hockey mask. Was shot with a smartphone so quality is a little shakey, but you get the idea.
It’s that time again!!!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which also means Fall is finally back in full swing. What better way to get the festivities started than by offering on the spot breast cancer exams for women everywhere!!??
Several people have asked what’s up with me selling so much stuff on the LK eBay Blowout Sale post. Do I owe the I.R.S.?? Am I going bankrupt?? Thankfully, no (knock on wood). It was a fundraiser for my new PC build!
When I decided it was finally time to upgrade from my old dinosaur Pentium 4, I made a commitment to not touch my checking account and raise the money by getting rid of some old junk that’s been sitting in boxes/bins for years and was starting to seriously clutter my basement. Using eBay, about a month and a half later here we are.
Mobo SSD HDD OS Case PSU CPU Video RAM Disc
Asus Sabertooth z77 OCZ Vertex 4 128GB WD Caviar Black 3TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Cooler Master HAF X RC-942 CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 Intel Quad-Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1600mhz LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R Blu-Ray Burner
Not a bad rig considering it technically didn’t cost me anything. No busted bank account. No spouse backlash. Plus, I had a blast putting it all together. Satisfaction is in the air.
It’ll be nice editing video with this badboy. Making the jump from a Pentium 4, I can’t even imagine how much this will reduce post-production time.
A huge thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the eBay campaign and made it such a success. I hope you’re enjoying your new stuff.
Those of you asking for new vids, you’ll be hearing from me soon!
Do to the recent move I’ve been going through a lot of old stuff I’ve had sealed away for some time. Most of it is horror memorabilia — be it figures, movies, soundtracks, masks, etc. Thought occured to me I probably won’t be using this stuff anymore. Since most of it is collector’s items, might as well give avid horror fans a chance to grab some of this stuff.
I’ve recently expanded the list of items available. Added some video game listings to the mix, starting with Auction #9. Get after’em!
If anyone has any questions, feel free to shoot’em my way. I’ll update this post as the status of the listings change.