What’s better than one butterfly?

If you can see the hidden image, you have my deepest respect. Photo from Gizzverse.

The consistent Australian rockers are back with their seventeen studio album, Butterfly 3000, released on June 11, 2021, through KGLW. King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard is Stu Mackenzie (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, flute, sitar), Ambrose Kenny-Smith (vocals, harmonica, keyboards), Cook Craig (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals), Joey Walker (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals), Lucas Harwood (bass, keyboards), and Michael Cavanagh (drums, and percussion). Since their inception in 2011, they’ve released multiple albums every year, with five albums being the most they’ve produced. To my knowledge, no modern band does such a thing.

The announcement of Butterfly 3000 was silent; King Gizzard…


Vocal Audition Story

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

“Hey, man, I was nervous. I wasn’t singing at my best. Can you give me another chance,” I texted my friend Josh while I waited for my mother to approach the cashier at Costco.

After waiting a few minutes, he didn’t respond but left the message on read, so I know he acknowledged it. After sending the text, I kept thinking, what if I made the cut?

It’s 2014 in the lone star state; one faithful weekend afternoon, my mother was heading to Costco for a food run. …


Unraveling the mystery of Sony’s most successful console

Holiday 2000, millions lined up at their local retailer to pick up the latest console from Sony. Sony’s first PlayStation was a hit, and the people waiting in line couldn’t wait to get their hands on the sequel. The customers heard Sony had created a machine that was leagues apart from the competition with powerful graphics, impressive titles, and a DVD player. Those features alone sold 500,000 units, and 1.3 million by the end of the year.

By the end of its life, the console had sold 155 million units as last reported on March 31, 2012. It’s regarded as…


It started with one song

Still video capture from “Chop Suey” by SOAD on YouTube

On a chilly spring day in 2009, Frisco, Texas, I exited my parent’s house, embracing the frigid air in my lungs and rejuvenating my skin as I grabbed my black and yellow Mongoose Mountain bike to head to middle school. The school was a few blocks away, so I can arrive at breakneck speed to speak with friends. Speaking with schoolmates was the only reason I went to school; the classes I took to one day to gain a job in the animation industry were faulty. Honestly, if I wanted to become an animator, I should’ve honed my craft at…


In the summertime, when the weather is hot

Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay

Ah, summer, the time when you embrace the sun after warm spring days and hibernation of winter. This year the first day of summer is June 20th, so mark your calendars! Since I’m mostly at home, I know it’s summer because I traded my hoodie and sweats for a t-shirt and shorts. Here in the bi-polar weather of Central California, it spiked to 100 degrees Fahrenheit at the end of May, and it stings; good thing I’m home.

Summer may seem different this year, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have summer-related music to keep us company. …


All American discount heroes

Picture from YouTube.

Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) sprung to life, everyone wanted to have a universe. DC produced its universe, and Universal created the Dark Universe with classic universal monsters. Now it’s Dollar Tree’s turn with Final Faction.

Final Faction is a YouTube animated tv show that begun on October 26, 2020. Before the show came out, Dollar Tree released a toy line. These are the first toys officially produced by Dollar Tree. You can tell because there’s artwork on the back of the packaging.

Dollar Tree released eight figures. Yes, they’re a dollar each. For being…


Expect your children to sleep in bed with you

Photo from Vanyaland

As millennials and gen z enter adulthood having children of their own, they noticed today’s children programming doesn’t have the magic or spark the cartoons they grew up with. The CGI anthropomorphic rescue puppies, the little kids who turn into superheroes reminiscent of Power Rangers, don’t cut it, so what can you do?

Nickelodeon has the brilliant idea to bring back your favorite cartoons like Hey Arnold on the silver screen. Nickelodeon tested the waters with the 1994 classic, Rugrats.


To live and die in infamy

Photo from The Noise

In music, there are many notorious faces who abused drugs, cheated, and murdered. These concepts have become a staple of what it’s like to live like a Rockstar. Jonny Craig has lived the rockstar life: addicted to drugs and stirred up countless controversies. He’s one of the most recognizable faces and voices in the modern rock and indie scene. A natural-born talent gone to waste, let’s inspect the life of Jonny Craig.

(Early Life) WesterHALTS and Ghost Runner On Third

Born Jonathan Monroe Craig on March 26, 1986, in Abbotsford Canada, but his family moved to Minot, North Dakota in the early…


I’m older than you think

Photo by Japheth Mast on Unsplash

A few months ago, while at work, one of the female employees asked me how old I was. I told them I’m 25.

“Wow, you look young,” she said.

“Yeah, I get that a lot,” I said.

She laughed, and I continued my duties. After the conversation, I pondered the reasons appearing young is good, and bad. Let’s list them, shall we?

Why it’s a blessing

You can get away with things people your age can’t get away with. At a party, you can get in a bounce house and jump around with the little kids. You can also…


Do you remember these long-lost fighters?

From the early ‘00s to ‘10s, fighting games were all the rage. It seemed like almost every major developer had their own fighting game franchise. The major players at the time were (and still are): Street Fighter, Tekken, Virtua Fighter, and Mortal Kombat. But maybe the mainline entries in those franchises aren’t your cup of tea. Well, don’t worry; I’m here to suggest a few of my favorite fighters which range from big hits to hidden gems. Let’s get started.

Alexander Briseño

I'm just a guy who enjoys music, books, film, animation, video games, and the mysteries of life. Website: https://ablatinwordy.wixsite.com/alexanderbriseno

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