Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ALBUM REVIEW: Robby Hunter Band - Magic City Hippies

"You're never coming back..."

I have to confess that I'm especially honored and excited to be writing this review. You see, I went to high school with Robby. Years later, in early 2007, he got me a job with his dad's company and that was my first exposure to his music. Every Friday after work a handful of us would walk a few blocks over to Sunset Tavern in South Miami to have a few drinks and watch Robby play. Those sets consisted of about half and half original material to cover songs. That early material was very reminiscent of some of his major influences such as John Mayer and Jack Johnson (he also covered a couple of their songs) but you could definitely see that there was something there--he had a great voice, he could play the hell out of his guitar, and he definitely had a great ear for melody and harmony.

"Magic City Hippies," in my opinion, marks a fantastic musical evolution for Robby and his band, blending elements of funk, hip-hop, pop, and soul to find a unique, distinct sound that crystalizes all the excess, the beauty, the passion, and the peace of the Magic City and the hippies that call it home. When it grooves, it grooves hard, as with danceable gems such as the title track that opens the record and the mesmerizing "Bust." Other times it picks the tempo up and comes with some of the catchiest melodies around like the guitar line in the hip-hop tinged "Corazon" or the irresistible melodies of "Hard on Me" and "Fire."

But the thing I was most impressed with on this record was the beautiful, lush arrangements in every song. It's amazing how much the sound has evolved from one guy with an acoustic guitar who then started investing in some fancy pedals to now putting together these great big multi-track studio arrangements with a full band and keyboards and audio samples that are just glorious. And nothing is overdone, either. By no means is this just layers and layers of extraneous wanking. Every layer of every arrangement has a place and a purpose that serves the song and knows where and when to stop.

I'm so proud of Robby. I would listen to this record even if it wasn't made by one of my best friends because it's that good. I could easily see a song like "Hard On Me" being on the radio and I hope it will be one day because if anyone deserves it, it's this guy. This guy who has been busting his ass playing every bar and club that would have him for years and continues to do so because this is what he loves to do. And it shows on "Magic City Hippies." I highly recommend this record whether it be for a dance party or a chilled out smoke sesh. It's a symphony of sexy and a concerto of cool.

★★★★1/2 (out of 5)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MEGACON 2014 March 23rd Cosplay Bad-Asses

The Vundablog found it's way to Megacon 2014 on March 23. We had a great time and picked up lots of merchandise and autographs. We also scoped out some great cosplay. Here are some of the cosplays we admire from the show. Sorry for blurriness in some of the photos. We were figuring out the best camera settings as we went along.

Some of the Monarch's henchmen captured me.

We met an impressive Buu from the Dragon Ball universe. 

Beaker looked impressive also. 

Anna and Elsa from Frozen looked perfect. 
Also from the Disney Universe an awesome gender bending Dr. Facilier. 

My apologies to the Mother Jedi whose head was cut out of frame. Her baby Ewok was precious though and made every stormtrooper in attendance shake in their white boots. 

From the Fifth Element we have an epic Corben Dallas and Leeloo cosplay.

From Game of Thrones. 

Lots of DC Universe cosplays. 

Also Gambit and Sabretooth from the Marvel Universe. 
Some great South Park cosplay was to be seen. 

Lola from Space Jam made us have a nostalgiagasm. 

Another nostalgiagasm was had for Space Ghost who amazingly had the eye white of the character. 
Thranduil cosplay got us all sorts of excited.
Evey and V were at the show too. 

And our cosplay CHAMPION He-man!

Ultimate Warrior R.I.P.

Warrior we will always treasure your performance. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fake Fighting Frenzy: NXT Breakdown

NXT superstars had a huge night on RAW after Wrestlemania. With Paige winning the Divas Title from AJ and commercials for Adam Rose and Bo Dallas.So enjoy our NXT breakdown I've been sitting on for a week or so.  

Star Wars Underoos Commercial

Monday, April 7, 2014


Captain America won the weekend box office and our hearts this weekend. So enjoy this Captain's orders.