The Character of Sound by Jefferson Geiger

Think about the last soundtrack to a movie or television show you bought and listened to. Soundtracks to musicals don’t count. Neither do the soundtracks to programs about singers or musicians, fictitious or otherwise. And I mean really listened to. Like, the CD is still in your car or it’s one of your most played albums on your iPod. It’s probably been a while right?

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Turn It Up For The Meltdown by Jefferson Geiger

As you read this, I will have finished viewing the premiere of the third, and final, season of “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” on Comedy Central. It was hilarious and I laughed a lot. However, as I type this I have yet to see it. It’s Sunday and the show airs Tuesday nights. It’s a little known fact that writers have the power to control time

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The Game Changer by Jefferson Geiger

I’m here because of “Bioshock.” The game came out in the summer of 2007, one year after I moved to Colorado. Designed by Ken Levine, the 1960s themed first-person shooter takes place in the underwater dystopia of Rapture. The positive press assured me that I was going to play the best title of the generation. From the antagonist Andrew Ryan’s first monologue to his last, I was, pardon the pun, enraptured.

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No Moore Comics by Jefferson Geiger

Last Friday marked an end of an era in the comic book world. Legendary graphic novel writer Alan Moore announced his retirement. The 62-year-old award-winning British author has been writing comics for almost 40 years and his absence will surely create a vacuum.

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The D&D Movie Will Be Terrible by Jefferson Geiger

While driving back to the Valley from Albuquerque Sunday afternoon I listened to a variety of podcasts. I rarely play music on long drives because it’s too easy to get distracted. Podcasts, like news radio or audiobooks, keep me engaged and focused. My favorite one of the trip was “The Adventure Zone,” a show about the McElroy brothers playing the pen-and-paper game “Dungeons and Dragons” with their father. Two days prior I watched online the creators of The Penny Arcade Expo play the game live in front of thousands. The pair of events got me thinking about other “D&D” adaptations and how the upcoming feature film will fail.

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I'm Sorry For My White Tastes In Music by Jefferson Geiger

The first album that I ever bought with my own money was Creed’s “Human Clay.” The first concert I ever attended was Nickelback with 3 Doors Down. If it pains you to read those sentences, trust that it pained me even more to write them. Thankfully cultural tastes aren’t solidified at birth and mine have improved over the years.

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Kickstarter is not a store by Jefferson Geiger

If you’ve been paying attention to the quality of photos in the Valley Courier, you may have noticed that I got a new camera. And getting a new gadget, at least for me, means getting a slew of new accessories. Of course after the shopping spree one must get another accessory to hold all their accessories.

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Happy 100th 'Steven Universe' by Jefferson Geiger

I first found Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” through my love of animation. The show’s storyboard artist Ian Jones-Quartey did voice work for “Bravest Warriors” which was created by Pendleton Ward who made the other Cartoon Network hit “Adventure Time.” Both Jone-Quartey and Rebecca Sugar, creator of “Steven Universe,” also storyboarded episodes of “Adventure Time.” This whirlpool of talent storms up an all-ages show that’s a rare find.

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