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Doug Paisley - Starter Home Music Album Review

Gracefully navigating the intersection of folk-rock and country, the gentle-voiced songwriter turns detailed images of domestic tranquility and promise into reflections on disappointment.
For a decade, Canadian singer/songwriter Doug Paisley has turned quiet, specific moments into inquiries on life’s larger struggles. On his 2010 breakthrough, Constant Companion, Paisley used the inevitability of endings to explore understanding oneself, the only possible “constant companion.” For 2014’s Strong Feelings, he mulled death and its uneasy relationship with life, or how their juxtaposition ripples into every wave of existence. And now, on his fourth album, Starter Home, Paisley details the chasm that separates what poet Seamus Heaney described as “getting started” and “getting started again.” These songs examine how the person you are never truly aligns with the person you want to be, especially when you stumble upon a sticking point that’s hard to move past.

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Acer Predator Thronos Gaming Chair

Have you ever wanted to take seat in a throne while you play games? Acer have got you covered with their Predator Thronos Gaming Chair, but don't expect it to be cheap.

The Acer Predator line has never constrained itself with notions of modesty or subtlety and it’s certainly not turning over a new leaf with the introduction of the new Predator Thronos Gaming Chair.

Our own Dominic Preston is on the ground in IFA, and got to try it out for himself.

This particular gaming chair is a 500-lb steel and metal monstrosity with room for triple 27-inch monitors to be mounted around the user as they take seat in this gaming throne. There are spaces for your mouse and keyboard, the seat reclines and has vibration support along with a control pad to adjust the angle of its tilt. It even comes with a footrest and the whole thing lights up like a Christmas tree.

Practicality is certainly not the focus here as this particular battle station doesn’t have a price tag just yet but is almost certainly not going to be what most people would describe as ‘reasonable’.

While this is an original Acer product there are some striking similarities, some might even say remarkable, to the IMPERATOR WORKS IWR1 chair. If the price is going to be in the same range, we’re looking at the $3000 - $4000 mark.

If you have the money and the desire, then you’ll just need to work out where to put it next.

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