Featured Book

  • Greatest Hits: An Anthology in Four Volumes 2017. Paperback and eBook. 6" x 9", 355 pages. Price: $0.99 Ebook, $19.99 Paperback Paperback available on Amazon and all bookstores Release Date: November 21, 2017     When author Daniel Thomas MacInnes dissects the pop culture universe, you better sit up and pay attention. Greatest Hits: An Anthology in Four Volumes is a compilation book that collects essays and musings from four separate book volumes (including two unfinished manuscripts) under one roof. "An Anthology in Four Volumes" examines, dissects and satirizes the pop culture universe from every angle: film and television, animation and live-action, music and audio, video and computer games, politics and…

  • Pop Life 2017. Paperback and eBook. 6" x 9", 445 pages. Price: $0.99 Ebook, $19.99 Paperback Paperback available on Amazon and all bookstores Release Date: November 21, 2017     Author and critic Daniel Thomas MacInnes has written about pop culture, politics and life for over 20 years, through zines, newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites. In POP LIFE, he shares observations on movies, music, video games, politics and life with biting wit, humor and keen insight. Continuing the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Klosterman, Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael, Pop Life is a sprawling rock double album, a thoughtful, satirical and savage journey through the heart of the American…

  • Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews 2017. Paperback and eBook. 6" x 9", 433 pages. Price: $0.99 Ebook, $19.99 Paperback Paperback available on Amazon and all bookstores Release Date: November 21, 2017     Do you love classic video games? You've played the games, now read the book. Writer and artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes has written about video games for over 20 years, living through the medium's defining eras. Now with Zen Arcade: Classic Video Game Reviews, he brings readers on a journey of history and discovery through the golden age of arcade thrills and console wars. Zen Arcade collects 140 essays of games from the 1980s and 1990s, originally released…

Music and Audio

  • Since I'm on my major DEVO kick at the moment, I thought I would just go through all their albums. Today's killer Devo record: New Traditionalists from 1981. New Traditionalists took more than one listen for me to really click with it. On first listen, it sounded a little flat, a little dull, sandwiched between the quasi-industrial sound of Oh, No! It's DEVO and the guitar-synth pop hooks of Freedom of Choice. I wrote this first impression off as exhaustion from listening to too many Devo records at once. Also, it was 4:00 am. Everything turns to mush in your head by that time of night. So a couple days…

  • I don't honestly know if you have to have lived through the New Wave era of the early 1980s to really appreciate how cool Oh, No! It's DEVO is. Probably not. This is one of those rare albums: a perfect snapshot of its era, and somehow ahead of its time. You have to keep one eye on Weird Al's Dare to be Stupid, the other on industrial music. I think I'm feeling nostalgic for those days, the early days of MTV (back when MTV played nothing but music videos, all of them good), Atari, Pac-Man, E.T., Rubik's Cube, the Space Shuttle. It was a great little point in history, so…

  • I still miss my Sony PS-X75 turntable. It had just the perfect combination of awesome performance and stylish looks. To my eyes, this is what a great turntable looks like. Today's designs are far more stripped down and basic, since vinyl records are a small niche. But back in the 1970s, when millions of turntables were sold, Japanese manufacturers were able to devote their considerable engineering skills to the craft. Sony's PS-X75 represented the third generation from their golden age of turntable design. The PS-X5/6/7 series began the peak, it then continued with the X50/60/70 series, and then the great X65/75 tables. They continued to refine this design well into…

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