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All the 2017 Oscar-nominated songs in one place

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All the 2017 Oscar-nominated songs in one place

Maybe you’re trying to watch all the Oscar-nominated movies, maybe you’re not. But if there’s one category you can check off the list, it’s the Original Songs. The Best Picture movies would take over 20 hours to watch, but this one takes 20 minutes. See below for links to every song nominated for an Oscar this year, plus a few opinions of course.

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WonderCon 2015 – An interview with Greg Edmonson

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WonderCon 2015 – An interview with Greg Edmonson

Fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly know and love the beautiful score that accompanied it: a mix of Eastern and Western instruments with a folk music style, perfect for the dystopian future many call “A Western In Space.”

At this year’s WonderCon PixelatedGeek had the honor of talking with the man who created that music: Greg Edmonson. See below for the video, where he talks about working with Joss Whedon, his continuing love for Firefly, and what he’s working on now.

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Review – Song of the Sea: Soundtrack

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Review – Song of the Sea: Soundtrack

If you asked me what genre of music I listen to the most, there would be a quick thought and an almost instant response: soundtracks. They make up part of my rather eclectic taste in music. For me, soundtracks are one of the most important part to any movie.

Which brings me to the upcoming animated film Song of the Sea. While I was more then interested in seeing the actual movie based solely on the fact it was the studio that brought us The Secret of Kells, after watching but a quick trailer, the music sealed the deal.

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Meet Professor Elemental

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Meet Professor Elemental

Greetings Ladies & Gents!

Out in the wonderful world of amazement and geekery there stands a man traveling against the current in a steamship of rhymes driven by an ape in spats.  From the land of tea and fog chap-hop superstar Professor Elemental has traveled the world bringing his unique brand of adventure and fun.  This year while at Comic-Con we were lucky enough to spend some time with the good Professor to talk about time travel, steampunk hip-hop, and Issue #2 of the misadventures of his own comic.

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Tech Review: Wren V5

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Tech Review: Wren V5

I’m not sure how much you listen to music, but in my house we are always jamming to something. The difference has been the overall setup on how to play music. Depending on how old you are, you may remember the Cassette, or even the 8 Track. When I really started to get into music, it was at the boom of the MP3 Napster days, I was rocking a Sony Mini Disc player with over 13 hours of music on each disc. I considered myself to be the pinnacle of modern technology. Plenty of wires and converters to play my Mini Disc Player on the AUX of my Stereo, which not only contained 2 Cassette players but also had a 3 disc CD Player. Everything changed with the advent of the iPod. Fast forward many years, and there is this thing called Airplay. Wireless music? Get off my lawn.

While streaming via Bluetooth and Airplay is quite–I’ll use the term “magical”, there is just one issue. That’s actually finding a device that supports them, at least one that you can afford. I made it my mission to locate the best of the best in Wireless systems, ones that could handle the streaming better known as AirPlay. That’s of course when I came across a device by the name Wren V5 offering a dreamy looking device with solid sound and Airplay. So how does the Wren V5 perform? Is it ready to handle my iTunes Library?

 

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SDCC 2012 – Interviews with Gerard Marino, Jeremy Soule, David Ari Leon

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SDCC 2012 – Interviews with Gerard Marino, Jeremy Soule, David Ari Leon

Pixelated Geek were privileged to interview a trio of acclaimed game and television composers during Comic-Con 2012: Gerard Marino, Jeremy Soule, and David Ari Leon.

Jeremy Soule is a prolific film, television, and video game compose whose work includes The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimTotal Annihilation, Neverwinter Nights, the Guild Wars series, anIcewind Dale. He is the founder of Artistry Entertainment.

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“This Sword’s Made of Diamonds, so Come at Me, Bro!”

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“This Sword’s Made of Diamonds, so Come at Me, Bro!”

I think you got some Minecraft in my Usher. I say I think because I’ve never truly been able to pick out the lyrics of your average R&B chart-topper, and since the introduction of auto-tune, I’ve had even less luck. So there may have been some obscure Minecraft reference in the original that I missed, and if so feel free to correct me.

 

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Toy Fair: MusicSkins

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Toy Fair: MusicSkins

MusicSkins showcased its variety of different vinyl skins available for almost any device you can imagine. While at the company’s booth I was able to see the different pieces available for gaming guitars, iPads, iPhones, Xbox 360 consoles, Wii consoles, and Playstation 3 consoles. Kindly, the booth operators gave me my own skin for my iPad; the piece is called, “I Hate Technology.” The skins are fully removable, and prices range from $15-30. Read On