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Personal Stuff!

Back from OK !

Ok, made it back from Oklahoma safe and sound – had a great trip! This episode I run down the weekend, and also talk about the loss of Chester Bennington from Linkin Park… πŸ™

here’s the link to the episode of Wander Radio where I took over back in 2007

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Back again!

Okay, so I didn’t do this on a weekly basis – but i’m trying for monthly!!

Talk about Jack @ Wander Radio or this link too, Laurie @ Insomnia Radio: New Zealand, Detroit Tigers, Tigger, being hacked, Disabled Cars, and more!

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Remember me? I found this thing…

So yeah, i’m back – for the moment anyway! Just me rambling, trying to catch you up – and even throw in a little “rant” about the upcoming USA vote for president… Maybe i’ll put more up soon, keep checking!!

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No Man’s Sky – the game i’ve been waiting for!!

So… I know I haven’t posted anything on this site in a while – been a busy guy. But recently I thought i’d post something non-podcast related, because it’s been on my mind since over the last 48 hours. What is that, you ask? The new PS4 game, ‘No Man’s Sky’ (NMS).
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When this game was first announced over 2 years ago, I thought it looked cool. When I found out it was a game where you could go from planet to planet exploring and discovering, it grabbed my attention. When I found out it was going to be released Aug 9th, I decided that i’d pre-order and get it at midnight, if possible. That’s what’s I did… I went to the local Gamestop, got the game – and installed it as soon as I could that night.

I thought i’d just download the day-one patch, then hit the bed… when I found out the patch was less than a gig, I decided to play for a while… almost 3 hours later, I was hooked.

This game reminds me of books I used to read by Isaac Asimov, the Lucky Starr-Space Ranger series. When I went back to do more research about it, learned that in one of the books (Lucky Starr and The Pirates of the Asteroids) there actually was an unmanned survey ship Atlas, makes me wonder if Hello Game’s Sean Murray actually modeled this game a little after Lucky Starr himself… When I play this game, I feel like I am a space ranger, donning my space suit and discovering the universe – in hopes to reach the center of the galaxy! This game is beautiful, one that I can see myself playing hours and hours – and wanting to discover more.

I know some people expected this to be a huge multiplayer game, but with 18 qunitllian (spelling?) planets in the universe of NMS, how do you really think you will see someone?? With the 5-6 hours i’ve played so far, I think i’ve been to maybe 6-8 planets, and none of them have been discovered before… Who knows if I ever will find one in the next month or two.

Well, I could go on about this game, but I encourage you to research it yourself. If you’ve ever wanted to be a Space Ranger, this might be the game for you… I know it’s something i’ve always been interested in..

OK – I’m off to explore new planets and continue to find Zaldor’s World as a Space Ranger in No Man’s Sky!!

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To tide you over until episode #319!

If you follow my twitter, you might have seen me mention that I recorded a podcast with my friend Emmitt for the Emmitt and Rick show earlier this week – well, that show is up now, and it’s perfect for you to listen to until the next episode of Zaldor’s World comes out! (which coincidentally enough, has Emmitt as a co-host!)

Here’s the post on the show

and here’s a download of the mp3!

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Merry Holidays to All!

πŸ˜‰ Merry Christmas to you and yours – I know I don’t post many non-podcast things here anymore, but I should.

I had some time while I was setting up Trent’s new GP2xWiz handheld, so I thought I’d post something for you –

I hope that you’re having a great holiday time, and that you ring in 2010 on a happy note. Here’s to the holiday, and here’s to a great 2010 and new decade!

-=Les=-

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Seven things you may not know about me!

I woke up this morning, New Years Day, and noticed that I was tagged by my childhood friend, Terry Bean, for a MEME!

So I thought I’d take this time to tell you Seven Things About Me that you may not know. But first, the rules:

Here are the rules for my fellow bloggers:

  • Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some weird.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

Now on the the seven things:

1) I really am not a big sports fan. Yes, I follow the Detroit Red Wings, and do enjoy going to a game occasionally – but it’s not something I feel I must do every possible moment.

2) I’ve been a computer nerd/geek since my very first video game system, Atari 2600, back in 1977. My first computer was a Vic-20, then Commodore 64, and I fought hard never to buy a IBM PC, but finally broke down and bought a 286 around 1991. Then I wondered what took me so long!

3) Although my surroundings don’t show it, I really do like to be clean and organized. Something i’m working on doing better in 2009.

4) I have very little knowledge of my family tree on my father’s side. After he passed away, I had little to no contact with anyone that is related to that side of my family. Someday I would like to find out if there are any living relatives on that side of my family.

5) I really don’t ask for help until the last possible minute. I really would rather do things on my own and i’m pretty stubborn about it.

6) The person I am today is vastly different than the person I was 10 or more years ago. I used to be very shy up until I was about 30 years old, and I made many changes since my 30th birthday to help reduce that. However, I still fall back into my shyness on occasion.

7) I usually don’t participate in these sort of MEMEs, but Terry is a childhood friend that I am glad i’m still in touch with. Back in my Blog hey-day in the early 2000’s I used to participate much more, maybe i’ll start it again though in 2009, who knows!!

Seven people I tag for this MEME: Aaron Bates (The Big Show), Matt (Redboy podcast), Mike (Most People Are DJs), Jim (Hello From Michigan), Derek Coward (Deliberate Noise), Jack (WanderRadio), Matt (Digital Detroit Radio)

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#213 – A Personal show – and my thanks!

This is a unique show – I just wanted to do a podcast tonight, so I sat down and pulled one song then started the show. I developed this show completely on the fly as I was doing it – and I had a lot to talk about. Reminiscing on the past, discussing the future, talking about my birthday, all my friends that i’ve met from this podcast – and more! No voice mails, but a lot of little IDs from a bunch of people and bands!

Let me know what ya think of this episode ! Email me at zaldor AT gmail DOT com, voicemail 206-666-4644, twitter, facebook, myspace, and a bunch more places!

Some of the Sites/people/Bands mentioned: Les Jenkins/SEB, Trent (my son!), Trent Reznor, Mike Yusi (UC Radio), Aaron (Big Show), Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness), Rise Against, BounceRadio.net (Live show on Mon & Tue nights!), Blogcritics.org, Detroit Podcasters Network, Chris (Collected Comics Library), MikeL OD (Most People Are DJs), Matt (Digital Detroit Radio), Terry Bean, Critical Bill, Cheri Arnett, Blind With Rain, Lizette&!!

Music played:

XRAYOK
8mm
Anemo
Greg Camp
Shram Band
Lennon

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Friday: another year older-but bringing it in with a bang! (and you’re invited)

Wow – Hard to believe that Friday will be my 39th birthday… I’m old.

I’m going to live it up though – and if you’re in the Metro Detroit area, you’re welcome to join me!!

See, I host karaoke at a small bar in Wyandotte, Mi – and I normally do it on Thursday and Friday every week – Well this week is special, we’re doing it Wednesday and Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday!

The best part? Friday is my birthday!! That’s right, i’m hosting Karaoke on my birthday!! It’s going to be a blast, because it’s not only my birthday – but also the birthday of 2 of my great friends (who are also regulars at the bar): Erik and Air Guitar Dave!

So this is my invitation to all of you to join me on this huge celebration at Oakie Doaks Pub in Wyandotte, MI! 116 Oak Street! Map here!

Hope to see you all there!

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I’m nominated for a Podcast Peer award!

Yes, that’s right – i’m nominated in the Fall 2008 podcast peer awards! I’m in the ‘Best Music Podcast’ and i’m also running against other great music podcasts (some of which are my fellow members in AMP!) – so it’s going to be close!

I’ve never been nominated before – so i’m excited!

If you’re a podcaster, and listen to my show – please register on the site and vote!

NOTE: Voting Ends August 16th!!

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Returned from camping!

Camping was a blast – you can see pictures here at my flickr page, Trent did a great job with his first time on the river alone in a kayak!

We did have a little rain on Saturday, but all in all it was a great time. Lots of fun, lots of friends, and lots of memories.

You’re welcome to check out the live page, there are some recordings there that I did while at the camp site – I even did a mini-co-host with Joe from The Next Big Thing on Bounce Radio for a little bit. It was pretty cool to be doing a live stream on Bounce from camp! Other streaming highlights were with Nick of Hoo Hoo Nick where he was singing and playing his guitar – as well as cooking some eggs while I was sitting at the picnic table! Very cool having the technology at the campground to do all that! Of course, lets not forget the skype call I did with my friend James from Minutes After Midnight – he was in Mongolia, and I was in Michigan! He was checking out the river, while I saw outside his hotel window at the capital of Mongolia! Wow.

But, it’s time to return to reality now. Work calls, the BounceRadio shows call, karaoke hosting calls, and of course both podcasts call. It’s all worth it.

I’ve got a lot of stuff ahead of me, quite a few interviews are still in need of editing – and a few are on the horizon. This is what i love to do – and I have no intention of stopping!!

Stay posted everyone, the future is before us – and it’s going to be great!

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Zaldor Unleashed debuts tonight 6pm-8pm ET!

If you haven’t heard, i’m starting a new show TONIGHT (May 13th) on Bounce Radio! 6pm-8pm ET tonight will be the debut of Zaldor UNLEASHED! What will be different from Zaldor’s World? Well, Zaldor Unleashed will focus on indie music, but will also feature interviews that haven’t been heard on Zaldor’s World – For example, tonight features a unheard interview with Thriving Ivory!!

So if you want to hear my live and unleashed, be sure to go to BOUNCE RADIO DOT NET tonight between 6pm ET and 8pm!! Click here and you’ll go right to the chat to listen!

Also, if you’re listening to the show, feel free to call in! The number to call is: 313-429-0801 ! Call any time – but unlike the 200th episode, I won’t stop a song to get you on the air – I’ll be screening the call on another computer and put you on between songs!

Hope to hear from you or see you in the chat – it’ll be a lot of fun!

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