Röyksopp “The Alcoholic”

by Screedler on April 30, 2015

Great fan made video for the song “The Alcoholic” by Röyksopp.

Röyksopp is an electronic music duo that are as well know for their for their chilled out ambient music as they are for their high energy dance tracks accompanied by some of EDM’s biggest stars.  They have reached the No.1 spot on the music charts in their homeland Norway several times, and each new album they release has been accompanied by dozens of videos produced by fans and professionals alike in response to their Genero TV music video competitions.  In 2010 they released their fourth album “Senior”.  The above video for the song “The Alcoholic” was a finalist in the competition for the song.

The following was the winning video for the song and for the whole album. I prefer the puppet video, but see the artistry of this one.  I did not however understand the message or meaning.  Perhaps they did not want one that was so obvious.

You can see all the videos that were submitted for the song “The Alcoholic” and the rest of the album here – http://genero.tv/royksopp/videos

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Sober Toolbox Additions

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by Screedler on April 27, 2015

Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery, or something you should not have missed just because your new here, and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab. All these posts are from the spring of 2009.

This month’s toolbox is Dr. Who’s circa 2009, and look there is a selfie stick right their on the top – proof he really is a time traveler?

Living Instead of Longing – short but a favorite

A User Manual for the Alcoholic - one of our few endorsements for a recovery book we actually liked – Lisa Fredericksen’s If You Loved Me You Would Stop

A Shot of Everclear – an open request for an interview with Art Alexakis – That time we asked Art for an interview and got one.  What a class act – here’s what happened  – Art Alexakis of Everclear at The Discovering Alcoholic.  By the way they have a new album coming out.  More on that in a later post.

A Closeup on Clean Living – a post TDA wrote about little ole me.  Obviously one of my favorites.

Denial – The Big Bad and Ugly of It! – a frank account of an intervention.

 

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She Who Fights Monsters

by Screedler on April 23, 2015

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Help a young girl survive seven days with her alcoholic father.  How’s that for a hook for an indie game.  Developed by Gaming Pixie, you can play for free; although a donation would be appreciated.  In the about me section, she mentions that several of her games have helped her deal with some rough spots in the real life journey so far.  She doesn’t single this one out, but it’s not hard to imagine some of the scenarios really happened.  The dialog is spot on, thus horrifying.

I am playing it in short bursts  – survived Day 4 so far.  I thought it was going to be amateurish and hokey at first, but if you give it a chance, it will blow your mind.

She Who fights Monsters is a survival horror game of sorts. It uses some JRPG conventions, but isn’t a JRPG; its main inspirations are Yume Nikki and the Silent Hill games, though this game is rather short and not quite like either.

Your goal is to help little Jennifer make it through seven days with her alcoholic father, collecting and unlocking memories and determining who she becomes. Also, there are three different endings. Which one will be yours–and hers?

We all must find a passion to help us deal with the rough spots in life, some of us take up gardening, some of us write blogs… Rochelle makes cool computer games.  I see big things in her future as she makes more of them.

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