After several weeks away from HEAVE’s Friday media round-up, I contributed some kind words about Philomena and Nebraska for the latest. You can check it out by clicking here.
When I landed the cover interview with Jimmy Stadt of Polar Bear Club for New Noise Magazine, I spent more than an hour on the phone with the vocalist, but I could obviously only fit so much in print. So I talked my editor into a main feature, and then two web exclusive pieces — one to be published on the New Noise site, and one to be published here at Bill Jones Ink. The first one just went up for New Noise, featuring an extended discussion on the band’s touring ethic. You can check it out by clicking here. Continue reading
I recently finished a story on the Getty’s Open Content Program for Digital Trends. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. You can check it out by clicking here.
Band: Bayside Album: Cult Label: Hopeless Records // Release Date: Feb. 18, 2014 // Produced by: Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta Rating: Review by: Bill Jones Bayside has built its name on several things — an identifiable brand of key and time changes, the shredding guitar work of Jack O’Shea and the distinct vocal stylings of Anthony Raneri, who harnesses the likes of Smoking Popes and Alkaline Trio when it comes to songwriting, in particular with choruses that don’t play much like what rock fans traditionally expect from choruses. And fans who wonder if the quartet’s latest jump to Hopeless Records Continue reading
Friday media round-up returned this week at HEAVEmedia, and there was only one thing I could think to write about, Dead Rising 3. It has been occupying a lot of my time. If you want to know why, you can click here to read the post.
My wife just opened a cool shop on Etsy, selling custom blankets, scarves and bracelets. Lots of soft stuff, so it’s good timing with winter happening now and such. She’s got a lot of baby blankets, as well, if you’ve got a child. She has been making this stuff for awhile now and decided it might be time to start selling some of it. Please check it out by clicking here.
When I was asked to write something for this week’s Friday media round-up for HEAVEmedia, the Xbox One had not yet launched and the only piece of media that really captured my attention over the course of the PlayStation 4′s launch week was the awesome downloadable game RESOGUN. So I wrote something about that. You can check it out by clicking here.
My interview with Rody Walker, the vocalist for Protest the Hero, recently posted on the website for New Noise Magazine. I was really happy with the way it turned out. Rody’s always a fun interview, and in addition to that I think it was relatively concise and informative and such. You can check it out by clicking here.
Bill Jones On Halloween, I came home from work to find a bottle of Jack Daniel’s new Winter Jack Tennessee Cider at the doorstep. It was a nice surprise, wrapped in a white, wintery wrapper in sharp contrast to the warmth offered inside. Winter Jack mixes Jack Daniel’s whiskey with apple cider liqueur for a blend that’s 15 percent alcohol by volume (roughly the strength of a wine). The bottle recommends serving it warm, unlike many of the typical hard cider offerings. So I obliged, pouring roughly a wine glass-worth into a mug and microwaving it for roughly a minute, Continue reading
Title: Cars Edition: Ultimate Collector’s Edition // MPAA Rating: G // Directed by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft // Written by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft // Starring: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Tony Shalhoub // Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Edition Rating: Review by: Bill Jones While Cars may have the dubious distinction of being the first Pixar film to buck the studio’s high-quality trend, at least in the eye’s of critics, it has also proven an undeniable success for children and, as a result, a ridiculous marketing piece for all sorts of Continue reading