Here are my favorite albums from 2022.

  • Plains – I Walked With You A Ways
  • Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa
  • Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
  • Beach House – Once Twice Melody
  • Wilco – Cruel Country
  • Caamp – Lavender Days
  • Fantastic Cat – The Very Best of Fantastic Cat
  • John Fullbright – The Liar
  • Vulfpeck – Schvitz
  • Mt. Joy – Orange Blood

 

The winter concert by the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir in Bloomington, Minnesota. Sam is a baritone and this was his first choir performance. They were wonderful!

https://www.angelicacantanti.org/

Vikings 39 Colts 36

Offense, defense and special teams were abysmal throughout the entire first half, and even into the first drive of the second. Then the offense scored and they turned on the jets with major contributions from every player: Cousins, Jefferson, Cook, Thielen, Hockenson, Osborn, Ham, Joseph. The defense held on and only gave up three points in the second half. This Vikings season has been insanely entertaining and is keeping the long suffering Vikings fans on the brink.

The biggest comeback in NFL history. NFC Champs. Justin Jefferson having a historical season. Kirk Cousins coming up clutch on the big stage. Walk-off win at the Superbowl?

Watch the full game highlights.

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch was long delayed, but the¬†new Space Launch System (SLS) finally delivered the Orion spacecraft to the moon’s orbit earlier this month. Space fans like me adore the high definition visuals captured by the cadre of private videographers that are now filming every launch from every provider. I’ve only witnessed one launch myself, ULA’s GPS IIF-12 on February 5, 2016, and it was from a beach-side hotel balcony many miles from Cape Canaveral. We saw the rocket and could hear some faint rumbles. At the top of my bucket list is to see, hear and feel a big rocket launch up close. This video is a great teaser of the full effect. Headphones recommended.

Peter Bence’s arrangement and performance brings a whole new appreciation for the masterwork that is Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy.

What’s harder: biking the legendary Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo urban course, or trying to film it with an FPV drone?

Hans Zimmer’s masterful soundtrack for the Christopher Nolan movie “Interstellar” is one of my favorites. This is a wonderful performance and video of a few select arrangements by Antonino Buschiazzo, played on a Walcker-organ at Saint-Paul’s church in Strasbourg, France. Witnessing this in person would be a treat. The entire building is the instrument.

Too many technology companies make is hard to repair and upgrade their devices. Consumers should support companies that honor our right to repair and upgrade. Technology is expensive and uses valuable materials that should not be thrown out because one piece malfunctions or wears out (like the battery). I’ve been building and repairing PCs since the late ’80s, but laptops have been much harder for enthusiasts to self-maintain. The Framework company was founded on the notion that laptops should be modular, repairable and long-lasting. The company will also foster a community to build its own I/O modules. This is a great idea that is now shipping products to the public.

Amazon’s adaption of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time is coming to your streaming TV on November 19th. This is easily my most anticipated show or movie of the last few years. The “WOT” fanbase is huge, as the epic tale has been one of the most popular fantasy book series of the last 30 years. And for those Game of Thrones fans who hated how that TV series ended, this story was completed even though Robert Jordan died before the final book was finished. This teaser trailer does not disappoint!