SIDE JOB

If you've played Destiny, you are probably familiar with Xur:

http://whereisxur.com
this guy shows up in a random location at the tower.  he trades materials and coins and sells exotic weapons.  he only shows up on the weekends [in real world time, not in destiny time].

i have finally come up with a theory why- he spends the rest of the week playing shows with his band dreamcar:


the resemblance is uncanny, right?!

ok, in reality, even if you haven't heard of dreamcar, you might recognize the sound and will probably recognize its members.  this band is comprised of Davey Havok, from AFI, and members of No Doubt: Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, and Tom Dumont.  and the songs are in the style of new wave- if you are a fan of The Cure or Depeche Mode or Flock of Seagulls you will like this album!  let me recommend you: Kill for Candy



to be honest, i thought this group was going to sound like a popped-up or ska-ed-up AFI?  but instead it sounds totally separate from their two groups, just a fresh ode to good new wave music!  in this music video, everyone just seems so happy, i wouldn't doubt this group was formed from being a fan of the genre.  in fact, i'm sure of it- when AFI played here a few years ago, Davey did a perfect cover of Just Like Heaven.

I've listened to the whole album but i think Kill for Candy is the best of the bunch.  tell me what you think of it in the comments.




and speaking of Destiny, WHO IS READY FOR DESTINY 2?!
i'm so very excited for this game!  i preordered destiny [1] when it came out but i was still in school and never really got to join in the first day fun.  i've preordered again and this time can take full advantage!  i already played this mission in the open beta and tried a match of the multiplayer.  looking forward to the new challenges. BUT.  i will be sad to leave my old armor behind!  toward the end of the game, i really enjoyed playing defender class and had the NO BACKUP PLANS gloves that were tailor made for the job!  my last set up used these gloves plus LORD OF WOLVES shotgun so with my skill tree i had a super long force barrier that would drop orbs when it took hits!  NO BACKUP PLANS gives you bonus grenades on melee hits and the grenades help you regen the force barrier so it's like an endless cycle of healing bubble + orbs for your team! i liked charging in to battle as a titan but when you are short on team mates this is an awesome way to stay alive long enough to kill the big guys.  my load out is here if you want to look: https://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/Gear/1/4611686018435823091/2305843009220691284 not sure if this loads for everone else, but in my browser, you can't see the NO BACKUP PLANS glowing.  i use the halloween event armor shader called SUPERBLACK so everything is matte black color and only my gloves are glowing bright blue! i look like a ninja- with rave gloves, hahaha.

also going to miss my Waning Star ship! as far as i know, there are no real perks to different ships.  but this was definitely the prettiest of the bunch.




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