The Problem: Asphalt 8: Airborne has excellent licensed music, but not enough of it.
The Solution: A quick check on Spotify, and we find that Stu McOmie has been kind enough to compile a playlist called Complete Tony Hawk Pro Skater Soundtrack. I can neither confirm nor deny that it contains every song from the entire Pro Skater series, but it’s 239 of them, so who cares?
Asphalt Hawk combines the Asphalt 8 playlist with the Complete Tony
Hawk so you can turn down the in-game music and run Spotify in the
You lose the timing of songs to start with each race, and
the cute little environmental sound filters when you go through a
tunnel, but that’s a small price to pay for maintaining your sanity and
not growing to hate the songs of the default playlist.
“After playing the role of Travis Redfish in the movie Roadie (which had cameos by Debbie Harry, Roy Orbison and Hank Williams, Jr., but was still a box office flop), Meat Loaf got his voice back, got off drugs, played softball, and started to work on his new album in 1980.”—It’s sentence-zillas like this that make Wikipedia one of my favorite places.
Before May 6th, 1953, there was a word for a person whose heart was not beating, and whose lungs contained little to no air.
"Dead" is what they called it.
That was just a bit more than a decade before I was born.
By that definition, July 9th, 2013 was quite literally the first day of the rest of my life.
That morning, at my request, my heart was stopped, my lungs collapsed, that same heart was cut open, my mitral valve was modified, and then the heart was stitched back together, with an additional teflon ring and metal clip contained therein.1
It still dumbfounds me that I am able to sit here and type this.
This morning, my wife greeted me with “Happy Heart Start Day!”.
I’m a pretty lucky one-year-old.
Having my breastbone sawn in half, then wired and clamped back together, was one of the less traumatic things to happen to me that day. ↩