Glyde, founded by one of the members of eBay, is the bee’s knees. I’m not joking. I set up an account about two hours ago, I’ve listed about twenty things and I’ve already sold one of them. So what? You might say, well I’ll tell you what.

Glyde is the easiest website I think I have ever used. After you create an account which hardly takes any effort at all, just name and password. That’s it. No profile picture, no profile, nothing else. But I’m getting sidetracked, that’s not the impressive thing. The impressive thing is their selling system. At eBay you set up auctions and the auctions expire over time. At Glyde, you set a price for your item and it compares it to the market price and allows you to select what condition it’s in. When your item is sold, they SHIP YOU a box for your item and you ship it to the buyer. You then are paid. You don’t fuss around with finding boxes, they give you one…to ship to the buyer. It is so freaking cool.

Of course, you won’t be able to sell any of the eccentric items you might find on eBay. You can only sell DVDs, games, and music. But still…if you buy a use game from Glyde compared to Gamestop, you save so much more money. It’s ridiculous. Kotaku wrote up a piece on it: Glyde

I highly, highly recommend this site if you’re looking to get rid of old DVDs, games you don’t play anymore or books that you simply forgot you had.

God, I love Glyde.

PS. When you’re deciding your sell price, you can choose to donate a certain percentage of the proceeds to charity…Awesome.

P.P.S. I made 42 dollars today. I sold two video games at above Gamestop price in five hours. Sweetness.

-Connor

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This post will be one of five ongoing posts to describe my top five favorite bands. I feel like sharing my interests with CR’s viewers and in turn searching those interests of our viewers.

The first and foremost of my top five favorite bands is The Warlocks.

The band consists of the following musicians:
Bobby Hecksher – Vocals, Guitar, Keys
John Christian Rees – Guitar
Ryan McBride – Guitar
Jenny Frazer- Bass
Jana Suzanne Risher – Bass
Bob Mustachio – Drums

These artists have created some of the most creative works of art I’ve ever experienced. Most of their music is “thick and dreamy” as drummer Bob Mustachio likes to describe, but The Warlocks also create some heavy deavy death tones like Angry Demons and Stickman Blues.

Their best album is easily The Pheonix Album. I would almost consider it to be like their greatest hits album. Anyways, The Warlocks are hypnotic because they open songs with overpowering fuzz, feedback and bass, which shatters your emotional barrier. Afterwards they begin to invade your senses with subtle drones and high tone guitar rings then they touch your heart and soul with wicked lyrics and beautiful keyboards.

It’s extremely difficult to fully describe a band as magnificent as The Warlocks. They rock my inner core and take me from reality. When I listen to music I don’t like it because it’s catchy or has super fast and cool guitar solos. I LOVE music because I can relate to the song and connect the music to an experience.

Music is my pacemaker and The Warlocks are one of the few bands that always short it out.

I can’t remember how I stumbled across this video, it was probably KN ( Kitsune Noir)

But it is so trippy and awesome, that I can’t get enough of it. I know it’s quite old, but in the off case you haven’t seen it, here you go.

Also, I’m listening to their album with my new headphones (Sony MDR 7506s) and it sounds amazing. If you don’t have over the ear, closed headphones, I’d recommend picking some up. The sound quality in these is superior than any in-ear buds I’ve tried.

-Connor

Those fuckers are long and if you’re like me, you have the attention span of a squirrel in a field of acorns. There’s just so much stuff your brain overloads. So in regards to my rather lenghty posts some of you may be happy to know that starting maybe in the middle of this month I will be posting videos on youtube.
these will include reviews, skit, vlogs, the woirks. feel free to check out the ChocolateRobot channel on youtube come late January.

I’ll be using a flip video camera. great resolution and enough time to film with should produce some pretty entertaining vids. 🙂

-Thunderpants

Have you ever discovered something that was new to you, yet old to the rest of the world?

I had that feeling amidst the dull confines of my “entertainment center” whilst researching music. As a musician I try to broaden my musical horizon, save for all of that Rap and Country shit (if you like either of these genres, please go out of your way to send me hate comments :p). A person such as myself with various Psychedelic preferrences like The Warlocks, The Black Angels, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre can only be obliged to try other genres of music. Therefore, I chose last.fm to study the multiple genres of music related to some of the bands I already listen to.

One song in particular caught my mind while I was on The Raveonettes Radio Station. ‘Twas Autonomy Boy by The Long Blondes! This band consists of lead guitarist Dorian Cox, bassist Reenie Hollis, rhythm guitarist Emma Chaplin, drummer Screech Louder, and the ever so gorgeous singing front woman, Kate Jackson.

Bred from Sheffield, England, the group of friends grew tired of their redundant lives at work and the nightly clubs. Sheffield has a music scene, which the Blondes were quite tired, therefore, they thought of making their own band because they believed they could produce more entertaining musc and they did.
After playing their first local gig they were approached by a local record company. And thus began the unexpected career of the 2004 english pop band.

It may seem odd to those you reading this that a psychedelic rocker such as myself was ever interested in pop. It surprised me as well, but The Blondes are one of those bands that people can relate to because they address familiar situation that everyone has experienced. Althought most of it is rather female-related, what with all the female singing and lyrics, it still can be placed into a male perspective.

The majority of The Long Blondes’ songs approach the emotions evolving love, lust, and chasing those of the opposing sex. What we have that other people want or vice versa becomes the topic of many songs that portray a feeling of unsatisfactory love, but in an upbeat poppy way.
Unfortunately, in 2008 Dorian Cox sufferred from a severe stroke inabling him to continue playing guitar. Therefore, the band decided to end it. Although the Blondes are gone all of its members have continued to play music and Dorian works towards playing guitar again with the help of physical therapy. I hope they can get back together in the event that Dorian recovers.

But since I’m just finding out about them, I feel rather stupid because they’ve already come and gone. Wish I had the chance to see them, but thats too late.’
Instead of rambling onward about this great band, take a look at them yourself.

That British Beauty that makes my knees go weak, Kate Jackson, and The Long Blondes.

-Thunderpants

I’m not the biggest Bob Dylan fan, if I said I was, I’d be lying. However, I was finishing up some Mad Men the other night and a Dylan song came on that I had never heard. I absolutely loved it. Just like the Devendra song, I Remember, this has been on repeat.

I’ve also got a little New Years gift. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon Aisleone, but they have a lot of great wallpapers and designs. I saw their 2010 calendar and I was hooked. I’m a sucker for clean, minimalistic designs so this is right down my alley.

2010 Calendar

-Connor

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