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Music Preview – Meg Myers’ Make a Shadow EP

What is it about Meg Myers?

Make a Shadow

Those close to me (and those who pay any attention to my social media posts) know that I’m a pretty big fan of Meg Myers. Her music is a bit of a departure from what I’m typically playing on road trips, so many have inquired what exactly it is that has me hooked. A mention from Mike Shinoda first brought her work to my attention, which should come as no surprise to the aforementioned groups, but what’s kept me coming back for more?

To be honest, I’ve had a hard time nailing that down myself. It might be the dark tone displayed in so many of her songs, her admittedly twisted charm, or maybe it’s the fact that she originates from the same areas of East Tennessee that I grew up in. I couldn’t say for sure, but I personally feel it has something to do with the way she blends up so many genres into a sound that she has effortlessly crafted as her own. It’s a sound that I loved in “Monster,” the track originally shared by Shinoda, and one that I’ve continued to love as it’s evolved in her latest releases.

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Film Review: Oblivion (2013)

Kosinksi’s labor of love brings us an inspired hybrid of classic and new age sci-fi.

If you’re not familiar with the name Joseph Kosinski, there’s a pretty good chance that’s about to change—and for good reason. He directed the 2010 Tron: Legacy, and he’s the guy who worked on the original Gears of War trailer set to Gary Jules’ “Mad World” back in 2007. His most recent work, however, was on the 2013 film, Oblivion—which he wrote, produced, and directed.

In case you’re not in the loop with the backstory here, Oblivion was originally written by Kosinski as a graphic novel circa 2005, though it’s often been more adequately referred to as an “illustrated novel.”

There’s only one problem with the original work: it was never published.

At least, it hasn’t been published yet. As of this writing, there’s supposedly a text write-up floating around out there with a relatively substantial amount of concept art to accompany it. Some of the artwork has made its way online, but that’s been the most of it thus far. There is still a chance of a future release, however, which would make for an interesting situation—the source material being released after the film, both of which were handled primarily by the story’s original creator.

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