Friday, May 30, 2008

Ranger Rob Radio....

Hey Folks,

I have done the last major addition to the IMEEM Ranger Rob Radio station. Sure I will tweek it here and there...but it is done for the most part. I recommend opening it in a standalone player, for some reason about half the songs only play a 30 second preview clip if you play it here on this page, but in stand alone all the songs play fully. I strongly suggest shuffle play to get the best effect, and the NWO theme song is a story for another day...but it is first for a reason.

Little bit about my taste in music. Many of you will say I have none, which is fine to each their own. For the most part I would label my favorite music style as "Hard Rock / Heavy Metal". My first concert was Sting in 1987 I think. Not exactly Hard rock, but I made it to plenty of "Hair band" concerts down at OOB or the Civic Center.

I stopped listening to music for a while when the Seattle music scene took off. Nirvana and Pearl Jam were not my cup of tea, I tried, but just could not get into them. I was already into Seattle bands, namely Queensryche and Jimmy Hendrix, so I was a little miffed by being sold the "NEW" music scene when I had been listening to it for years already. Then Sports talk radio hit the airwaves and that was the nail in the coffin, for music for me. I can't remember the last album I bought for myself.

The last couple of years I have started listening again. I have come around to some of the Seattle music of the 90's. Evansence is probably the only "newer" band that I would pay money to see in concert. I get chills listening to Amy Lee from Evansence sing. Vocals are the most important aspect of what I am drawn to for music that I like. Geoff Tate of Queensryche, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, all are amazing singers who have incredible range.

So what were the requirements to make the cut to Ranger Rob Radio? To take the science out of it...I had to like the band and the song. So I am all over the place with my music, From Judas Priest to Johnny Cash to the Police to The Dropkick Murphys.

All of this is to say...If yah want tunes while reading the site, the option is there for yah.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Bullpen...ok Basement.

A big part of my life has been tabletop games. I'll roll dice with just about anyone playing just about anything. Over the years I have collected quite a few games, minatures and rule sets. Eventually I built myself a little place in the basement to play these games, with a 4' x 6' self built table. Here are some pics of the Gamers Bullpen.

The Bullpen...I have a few of boards that I can slap on top of the table to represent different terrain (Black for space games, Blue for Naval games, Tan for desert games...)
The Gameroom

Here is the primary mini storage place...Warhammer 40k stuff straight ahead, Battletech in the "fish" rack to the right.

Pic of my primary Eldar force...yeah each of the shelves slide out making the cabinet awesome for holding minis.
Eldar #1

My latest finished minis...lots more unpainted stuff to get to.

That is all for now...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Foxes of UMA

I love spring. One of the few advantages of working security at a university is the first few hot days of spring. The winter coats are shed and you can see many shapely forms walking around campus. I was able to take a picture of some of these heavenly vixens crossing the Quad. Now before you folks get upset, Yes I am quite happily married. In fact, my wife has seen the pics and thinks that they are “Cute”. Just had to share…