Things and crap

Posted on: Aug 28 2008, 09:36 PM

Well I got back from vacation and have almost worked my first 40-hour week this month. It's been a busy month, so I haven't gotten anything done for PW. I'm still interviewing for a game dev job. Hopefully I'll know by next week if I got it or not. I told my current boss that I was interviewing elsewhere, and I was going to ask him for a reference, but he looked so depressed that I couldn't do it. Maybe I'll be able to do it on Tuesday. He's trying to get me more money or more vacation where I currently am, so it works out well for me.

On an unrelated note, a new Metallica song, "The Day That Never Comes", was released. I have mixed feelings about the song. I love the first 4 minutes of the song. It reminds me of the Metallica from the 90's, except for the vocals, which are similare to their last album. If you play guitar, the rhythm guitar is really fun to play, and not too hard to learn. After the 4 minute mark I start to dislike the song. The vocals for the bridge suck and the solo feel uninspired. Yeah, the rhythm guitar feels more like the 80's Metallica, but the remainder of the song is just not up to par. The rhythm guitar is the only part I like throughout the song, except for maybe the bass. To me it feels like they tried to mix all their styles into one song and really came out with two songs tied together. Overall, not a bad song, but they can do better. I'm looking forward to hearing "Unforgiven III".

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