Tuesday, 29 July 2008

BrainBoxx Gordon's Gumption

Now, I know on my YouTube channel I said I would lay off the lovely Gordon for at least a while, but this isn’t rhymingwithoranges. So, ha! I have found a loophole!

As I (and the rest of the world) predicted, Labour lost the ‘safe’ seat in the Glasgow East by-election to the Scottish National Party, and again, as predicted, party member and people of the public across the country are calling for Gordon’s resignation as PM. Bless the poor guy, he’s on holiday as well!

Now I have made my views of Gordon very clear in the past, both on here and on rhyming, but I will say one thing in his defence. His knowledge in terms of economics is unparalleled in the British political scene at the moment, and if anyone has the capability to drag us, kicking and screaming, out from this rut of an economic ‘crisis’ with minimal damage, it’s him. Yes, he doesn’t have the charisma or gumption (god I love that word) to lead the country, but to be honest, name me an MP who you would hand the reins to at the moment, I certainly can’t think of one.

Keep Safe

TechBoxx Insight on Knife Crime

First Of all I explain a story that happened back in June 2004 that my Brother got stabbed way before Knife Crime became a problem in the mediastream media.

Then I give my opinions about Knife Crime in the UK and what should be done.

Please Comment or Respond to this video. I'm not tagging anyone, I think everyone should get involved in this discussion.

Barry Aldridge

Sunday, 27 July 2008

TechBoxx Previews Soulcalibur IV

Welcome to Techboxx’s world. This blog is focused on a game called Soul Calibur IV.
  • Now this series has been hugely praised for being beat em up game that is totally different to Tekken and Virtua Fighter.

  • The visuals of the game look so stunning, as games graphics are getting better

  • It is produced by Namco who have produced the previous games, so I can expect a lot of greatest within the fourth in the series. It comes out in North America on the 29th of July while in the UK it comes out on the 1st Of August.

  • Now one of the great things I like there are bonus characters that appear on different formats. If you get it on the Xbox 360 your bonus character would be Yoda, while the Playstation 3 you get Darth Vader. The Bonus characters would be able to force abilities.

  • The biggest thing with this game is that for the very first time you are able play online in the whole Soulcalibur series which is excellent news in my opinion. I will be able to review this game once it comes out and I will be buying the Playstation 3 version, so I’m going over to the dark side.

Here is a video I did a while ago of a review of Metal Gear Solid 4 for the Playstation 3. This is the type of review I will hope to do for Soulcalibur IV when it comes out.

BeatBoxx Reviews - TRICKY

Tricky, is an English trip hop musician in the British music scene. He is noted for a whispering lyrical style that is half-rapped, half-sung. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound. Culturally, Tricky bridges white and black Britain, particularly in his fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture. His debut album Maxinquaye was nominated for the Mercury Prize and voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine.

I think he has an amazing voice and sound that is really represents whats missing in the current music sound in the UK. Electro is getting overated and overhyped its good to see old skool peeps like Tricky making their mark again. Just brings out the edge and gritty vibe that is much needed in the scene right now! Get his new album! its DOPE, heavy, music with balls (which is rare these days): "Knowle West Boy - Tricky - OUT NOW!

It gets BRAP BRAP BRAP BRA... 3.5/5

Check out the music video: "Council Estate"

BrainBoxx: GLASGOW VS Gordon

Let’s be honest, Glasgow East has never really attracted headline news. It is a run-down and neglected part of the Scottish city with high unemployment, crime and violence, as well as being famous for having a lower life expectancy than the Gaza strip (53 y/o).

Despite these setbacks Glasgow East has been a solid Labour seat for the past 30 years, however in the bi election on Thursday there is mounting concern that this poverty stricken part of Britain might just be fed up with the lack of change in the past three decades that the people there are considering kicking labour in the proverbial balls and chucking them out of office.
This comes after Labours crushing defeat just a couple of months back in the local elections across the country, but this bi election is making headlines purely because these are the loyal Labour supporters that are saying; ‘Enough is enough’ and that they want the current Labour government out. There are even whispers that good, old Gordon will be forced to resign if the ‘safe’ seat is lost tomorrow.
Where the rival Scottish National Party are looking for a landslide win, Labour seem that they will be happy as long as they don’t lose, which to me shows that ‘New’ Labour will be doing their best to put on a happy face. Although many will be celebrating this call for that over used word, ‘change’, I must say I do feel sorry for Gordon, it does feel like we are kicking a wounded dog while it’s down.
And who said politics isn’t interesting?!

BeatBoxx Reviews - SANTOGOLD

She seems to be the "IT" girl after working with Mark Ronson's cover of "Pertty Green". Now shes everwhere on the lips of every hipsters head. A lot of peeps say she sounds like MIA but bollocks to that. Shes oozing star quality and able to write good solid punchy pop hooks that gets me bouncing! Mix match genres, of electro, rock and whatever goodness full of funky chic from this girl "Santi White"... Uber Cool with substance - My highlight is "You'll find a way Remix"

She gets - BRAP BRAP BRAP BRAP! (Thats 4 Braps...)

BrainBoxx - I am a Golden Child!

Well well well, here we are then, first impressions and all that, let’s hope mine is okay int.
My name is Jazza, I go by the name of rhymingwithoranges on various places around the interweb and I like to start discussions, share opinions as well as occasionally make a fool of myself.

Right, I guess it falls to me to explain the set up and push of this project. We are TheBoxxCollective (the two x’s make us cool) made up of four people who all consider ourselves as vaguely knowledgeable vis-à-vis our respective topic areas. MyBoxx is split into four sections:
  • BeatBoxx, which is music based and is basically another way for NSG to whore himself again.
  • TechBoxx, run by the amazing Barry Aldridge who is going to focus on games and technology news.
  • BubbleBoxx, our commentary on popular culture such as TV, film and what the hell the youth of today are doing with themselves which will be run by Laura (Laurbubble) well... as soon as she gets back from holiday at least, and finally there is.
  • BrainBoxx which I have been placed in charge of and will focus on all the boring things in life like politics and a running commentary of the main stream media.
In terms of what I will be doing some things I will probably be concentrating on in the next few weeks will be the US election, looking beyond the sport in Beijing 2008 and hopefully following the demise of your friend and mine, Gordon Brown. If I think it will effect or interest you then I will do my best to act as a media filter for you.
In the mean time enjoy what the rest of our little rabble has to offer.

Keep Safe
Jaz, RWO

TechBoxx @ London Film and Comic Convention

Now the Earls Court London Film and Comic Convention is the second one I have ever been to which is fantastic. By 11am we got into the convention where we went inside looking around the different parts like the The Fast and Furious Car, The Back To The Future Car and Little Talks going on. Everything that you could want from the convention like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Anime, Japanese Anime, Only Fools & Horses, Comics, Videos, DVDs, Blu-Rays, HD-DVDs, Imported goods and lots more stuff.

So I waited in line to meet up with Jason Mewes which I was in the queue but didn't really care because he is the guys I always want to meet in the general. I admire his work as Jay aka Jay & Silent Bob with Kevin Smith. Now Jason mentioned to me about the next project he is working on with Kevin Smith directing and its called Zack and Miri Make A Porno and he told me that it is not a Jay & Silent Bob which to be honest Im glad it isnt because I felt we need a rest from Jay & Silent Bob even though Im a big fan of the merchandise.

I also met up with Peter Davison who was the 5th Doctor back in the original series of Doctor Who. Now he was such a nice person to meet and great. He was so approachable I said he was a brillant doctor which he didn't have the best stories but he was brillant in playing the role differently than the others.

OK onto my opinion of the event. I felt it was more of a let down looked like it was disorganised and seem the planned it in a rush even though they had 10 months. I think it should have not have been in Earls Court 2. It should have been in Earls Court 1 which they held the Doctor Who Convention which I'll go to in August hopefully. I love Doctor Who. I felt the people they had coming to the convention was the big saving point. They all the star trek people, sci-fi stars, Doctor Who and more. Overall I hope they do a lot better in the organisation skills of the event in general otherwise the 2009 one will be the last one I ever go to which will be a shame. The food and drink was expensive as well. I think conventions dont understand that a lot of people who come to their conventions are working class and only have enough money to just get basic things they need. So thats my review of the convention. May go back next year hopefully to give it another chance.

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