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Alright, let's try this again.

My name is Alex. I'm 15 and I hide in my dark corner of the internet writing a so-called "blog" here on Destructoid. I think far too critically of myself which has reflected on my personality, as I'm cyncical and highly critical of...well a lot of stuff.

Anyway, games. It was all about the GameBoy Advance when I was young, and have grown up on an unhealthly diet of portable gaming (GBA,DS,PSP), a recent introduction of console gaming , lots of fictional media, and yummy food.

I'm lazy and very day-dreamy, non-committal and kind of temperamental. Plus I get distracted easily...I'm really painting a rosy picture here aren't I? Still, if you stick around, (I'm hoping) you may find something of quality here, and who knows, I don't think I'm THAT bad, right...right?

So yeah, vidjo games.

Deus Ex Human Revolution
Batman Arkham City
Portal+Portal 2
Mafia II
Total War:Shogun 2
Rayman Advance
Pokemon Crystal
NightSky
Jurassic Park:Operation Genesis
Super Mario 64
House Of Dead III

Also, I have twitter now, even though I now feel like a complete sell out. Follow me and see how uninteresting I can be.

https://twitter.com/Alex_TheAlien

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8:01 AM on 07.16.2014

Yes bbain I stole your idea. Yes I had the idea before your blog came out. History will remember me as the tailcoat to bbain's beautiful maginificent illustrious...ness.

Anywhooooo, I've never been the biggest sharer on Dtoid, here, and honestly things with me change every few months it seems. I'm now working as an Assisstant Director on a film, and if all goes well, the production company I'm working with now might fund or help produce my own short film, which would be pretty damn cool. I just finished exams and I have a music festival to go to in two days which will probably involve crazy hijinks and illicit substances.

Anyway, you might be wondering what Music Corner is. Well it's pretty self explanatory you fuck...okay I'm sorry come back I didn't mean that. Music Corner is something else I've decided to start where I just share some of my experiences in life along with some music I've either just discovered or classic tracks that hold a place in my mind and heart. There's no limit on what the music can be, and I'll try to be as open as I can about stuff which I've done or has happened to me. Just a way to try and connect more openly with you lovely guys and girls. Hopefully there's something here for everyone! (Oh and for those who are interested, my series "Sex and..." part 3 discussing the Mass Effect series should be coming out soon, whenever I find time to finish it!).

Finally I get this is NVGR, even though I play some of these songs during games. I really don't feel like I have to specify that its NVGR, its just music. It's not like I'm misleading you and the NVGR tag can be a turn off. It is what it says. A music corner.

Hope you guys enjoy!





I just met Paul McGann a couple of days ago, who is most commonly known from Doctor Who as the 8th incarnation, or to me, from the classiest British film ever made, I from Withnail and I. If you haven't seen it, I would reccommend it with all my heart. It's one of the most beautifully funny and sad films I've ever seen, and the characters are absolutely staggering. It's also one of the only films to ever feature music from Hendrix himself, and rumour has it that's its because of this film that the Hendrix estate stopped letting filmmakers use his music at all. Regardless, its one of the finest films to ever have graced my eyes and meeting such an integral part to the film was a thing I can successfully cross off my bucket list. R.I.P Richard Griffiths.




HOLY SHIT JURASSIC 5 CAME BACK.

Okay I wish I actually knew who J5 were up until two days ago. From this track, they sound pretty damn good. I really like Chali 2na's deep bassy voice, but honestly I'm a sucker for any one with good flow. I started last year with Wu-Tang, moved through Deltron 3030, Hieroglyphics, Beastie Boys and now I'm going to start with J5. I hope they are good.




This is a guy my friend just introduced me to. He got a cult re-release last year, and his weird synth-y music I dig so hard. It's also crazy to read up about this guy, because there is pretty much no information about him. It's crazy to still remember that we have limits, that not everything is available with a "google search this". Some things are just lost to time. And not in the "look at all this ancient history" type of way, in the "things happening now" which we will never know about. For all the reporters, all the news outlets, all the facebook shares, we still don't know a lot of stuff, and we never will. This makes me very happy.




I got really heavily into becoming a musical omnivore this year. I've listened to more albums and music this year than in at least the last 5 combined. I've lost count of all the music I've got through, but it keeps coming up good so I keep going to get more. Also one of my friends Aisha is essentially cherrypicking the best of world music and sending it to me. This isn't necessarily it, but I do like it a lot.




Computer Chess was a really difficult film for me to watch. It was so unlike anything I'd watched, and that was both really good and really bad. But it was just so strange. I don't know if I'll ever be able to watch it again, but I'm glad I did. It confronted me with things which were uncomfortable and truthful, like an acid trip. And as for this track. It's haunting and I love it.




Finally this. I don't really know my reggae, but this is a track I spent absolutely years looking for after I heard it off of a snowboarding video. When I found it, I literally jumped up and down. In front of 100+ people. It was a great moment for me.


I hope you've dug some of my music selections. It's an integral part of my life, and it feels nice to be sharing it around. It would be great to hear what you think of some of these tracks or to recommend your own or to even start your own music corner perhaps. The best blogs are ones that are personal as well as well written, and you don't get much more personal than music tastes.

-PK



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