Bassett is a duo made up of multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Josh Bassett, and bassist Tak Ozaki. Josh brings along a background in orchestral percussion and jazz guitar along with years spent as a session player in L.A. A native of Kobe, Japan, Tak spent some time in Ireland and toured Europe with another band before crossing paths with Josh in Los Angeles. The two connected and discovered their shared musical tastes playing in L.A.’s live music circuit. They’ve spent pretty much all of the last few years touring throughout the United States. Fun fact: They’ve always made a point of checking out local cuisine. Tak’s other job is a professional chef.
Celebrity bodyguard – at first glance, it seems like a glamorous job. You’d be jetting all over the world, staying in posh hotels and eating at upscale restaurants. You’d be taking your clients to nightclubs and media appearances, and maybe even making an appearance in a few celeb Instagrams yourself.
Crossovers are major and often highly anticipated events in the comic book world, but they can also be hit or miss when it comes to pleasing fans. Crossovers can be as minor as a brief appearance by one superhero in others story, or they may involve a full fledged, multi-issue story line that can alter both respective realms permanently. Marvel Comics, with its vast roster of characters and multiple universes, is prime crossover territory, and every year brings new ideas to the table.
Easter eggs are a cool surprise no matter when they show up – and in the Marvel Avengers franchise, that’s quite a lot. When you’re building a cinematic universe that involves several different factions, let alone multitudes of characters, their origin stories, and all the inherent details, Easter eggs can help build up some common ground between them all. A passing reference to another superhero or story line keeps fans in a state of anticipation about the next project coming down the pipe.
Pokémon Sun and Moon has got to be one of the most highly anticipated video game releases of the year, and the first new game in the hugely popular franchise in two years. For the first time in the history of Pokémon, they’re trying something new rather than simply tweaking the details of the familiar storyline about battling trainers in gyms. The adventure began with the release of the demo on October 18, exactly one month before the game’s release date, where the focus is on Ash-Greninja, the Pokémon from the animated TV series, Pokémon the Series: XYZ. Pokémon series producer, director and composer, Junichi Masuda, and first-time director, Shigeru Ohmori, wanted to create something new with Sun and Moon. They’ve taken a different route to arrive at Pokémon battles. In Sun and Moon, the play is more like quests than the usual series of trainer versus trainer battles. Players battle the environment and powerful bosses called Totem Pokémon, who can call in allies and use combination attacks. It means that Sun and Moon has a lot to offer existing Pokémon fans as well as newcomers to the franchise.