voice

A Gigawatt Jukebox  playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control.  In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date.   Who hasn’t dreamt of being a rock star…the power of your music surging energy into a roaring crowd?  With popular singing competition TV shows like The Voice, living the dream can actually happen.   After years of watching others sing their way into stardom, it got us thinking.  What would we do in their shoes?  What kind of voice would we belt if we could?  Which songs wouldRead More →

crescendo

A Gigawatt Jukebox themed playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control.  In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date.   It’s happened to everyone at some point: the experience of lost time.  You’ll be doing something routine, when you suddenly snap out of it.  Without realizing it, you just spent a few minutes in a trance.  Without knowing it, you were almost hypnotized by a song.  Every song tells a story, but some have the power to lure you like a Siren from Greek mythology.  ItRead More →

Has TBBT Run Its Course

Earlier this year, Regina and I commented that The Big Bang Theory may have run its course. Truth be told, I hadn’t seen any of season 10, so, like a good scientist, I got caught up so I could consider all the evidence. Spoilers This article discusses all current episodes of TBBT (as of 12/29/2016). If you’re trying to decide if you should keep watching TBBT, skip to the summary. Beginnings Raj, Leonard, Howard, and Sheldon started as friends and co-workers with a multitude of shared interests. Each is highly intelligent with aspiring life goals like… being able to talk in the presence of aRead More →

work day

A Gigawatt Jukebox Themed Work Day Playlist Today’s geeks work hard and play hard.  Some are studying, eyes crossed from hours of endless reading. Some are earning a wage in the office after a long commute. Others are at home, exhausted from running a household. Whatever you’ve been slaving away at lately, you deserve an extra day off. Enjoy your Labor Day Holiday.  When you get back, we’ve got a fresh playlist to make your work days go smoothly. Gone are the days of Muzak and easy listening. Time to relax and focus on your tasks at hand with some chill, movie soundtrack, and retro tunes.Read More →

star trek

A Gigawatt Jukebox themed playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control.  In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date.   Since 1966, Star Trek has entertained generations of fans with its space adventures into the future.  Pop culture has never been the same.  With such influence, it is no surprise that Star Trek’s television and movie presence would make its way into the music industry as well.  From its cast members down to its everyday fans, music has been taken where no man has gone before.Read More →

star trek

Admit it, you’re a Trekkie. You’ve seen Star Trek Beyond, okaym maybe more than once, and now you’re jonesing for more.  You’ve busted out your DVDs of the previous movies. You’ve put on your headset and tried the latest Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.  You’ve even changed your cell phone notification to that communicator beeping sound.  Somehow this is still not enough.  It’s time to warp into action with a galactically cool game night. The Games There are a few choices, but the number one choice is clear (like his blue blue eyes):  Star Trek Catan.  Settle where no man has gone before. ForRead More →

orange is the new black Piper

As the focal point of the series, Piper Chapman is the viewer’s introduction to prison life in Orange Is the New Black (2013 – ). We experience firsthand her entry into Litchfield and follow her as she acclimates to her new environment. At the onset of the show, Piper serves as a proxy for the audience. She introduces them to unfamiliar new circumstances and people and, as such, is intentionally relatable. Piper stumbles through the beginning of her time at Litchfield, making profound mistakes right and left and struggling to adapt to a place that is so different from her native Park Slope. As a result,Read More →

june

For our June LIVE Hangout, we talked about villains: the ones you love to hate and hate to love. What makes them relate-able or hate-able? Rhonda, Mark, Isabela, and I had a great time chatting about our favorite villains from movies, TV, books, and video games. We also had a wildcard category which Rhonda won hands down. We start the discussion determining which villains we think are canon, ones that set the standard for the rest. Included are some of the greats of modern mythology: Darth Vader, Voldemort, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Listen and tell us what you think of our selectionsRead More →

truth

I wasn’t sure how I would feel watching Breaking Bad. Before I began binge watching the series a few weeks ago, I only knew the very basics of the story. High school chemistry teacher with cancer, desperate for money to support his family so he starts making meth. It had been on my Netflix to watch list for years. I admit I avoided it because I thought it would have the same impact on me that Battlestar Galactica had: stress. I watched BSG while I was working on my dissertation and realized only after I finished the series how it had added so profoundly toRead More →