Link’s — My wife’s Etsy shop

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.

Links: HEAVEmedia – Friday media round-up 11-22

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.

Links: New Noise Magazine — Protest the Hero Q&A

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.

Jack Daniel’s mixes whiskey, apple cider liqueur in Winter Jack [Food Review]

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

Cars makes solid use of 3D on new Blu-ray release [Home Video Review]

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

Frank Turner rocks Chicago sans guitar [Music Live Review]

 A review of Frank Turner at The Vic Theatre in Chicago Story and photos by Bill Jones If Frank Turner’s back was bothering him, it didn’t slow him down Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Chicago’s Vic Theatre; it just left him dancing without a guitar. As part of his headlining tour in support of Tape Deck Heart, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls took the stage to “I Still Believe,” but from the outset, something looked strange. Instead of rocking with his usual guitar hanging from his shoulder, Turner performed hands-free, dancing and taking to the microphone, with another member of Continue reading