About Burlimonster

Josh enjoys all things digital, art, music, creativity -- anything that can evoke emotion. If he's not gaming, working on this site, or at his day job as a UX Engineer, he's out riding his motorcycle or jumping his truck on trails in the mountains.
23 12, 2019

Lost in the Woods (Frozen 2) – Covercraft Episode 1

By |2020-03-24T00:32:29-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Gaming, Hot, Music, Videos|

https://youtu.be/oaGBq-nrS1k Hi, I'm Burlimonster. Welcome to the very first episode of Covercraft - a cover song series by myself and my family filmed in Minecraft Bedrock. It's our favorite way to combine a love of music, film, and gaming -- while still doing things together as a family. If you liked the video, make sure to leave it a thumbs [...]

13 09, 2018

Sony WH-1000XM3 Unboxing First Impressions

By |2020-03-13T20:54:07-06:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Hot, Likes, Tech, Videos|

Sony just released the newest version of their wireless active noise canceling headphones. In this video, we give you our Sony WH-1000XM3 unboxing first impressions. Ultimately, this is a call to action for our viewers and readers. We're currently testing the WH-1000XM3 and would love your feeback. What questions do you have about the Sony WH-1000XM3? Please leave a comment [...]

7 01, 2018

Best Active Noise Canceling Headphones

By |2020-03-24T00:33:05-06:00January 7th, 2018|Categories: Hot, Likes, Tech, Videos|

We're obsessed with headphones. We could be audiophiles, but that obsession is too expensive to maintain. We stick with gear that costs a lot less money. Since headphone jacks are beginning to disappear en masse, we decided to begin our look for the best active noise canceling headphones with Bluetooth and analog connectivity. Bluetooth isn't as good as hard-wired; with [...]

22 09, 2017

Ben Folds at The Ogden Theatre in Denver

By |2020-03-13T20:54:48-06:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Music, Posts|

The crowd that came to see Ben Folds at The Ogden Theatre on Tuesday night demonstrated just how much love he still shares with his fans some twenty plus years after his raw voice and violent piano smashing first hit their ear drums. During that time, he's become one of the industry's most well-respected musical mavericks that does whatever the [...]

9 02, 2016

Guster at Paramount Theatre with Vetiver – 9 out of 10 High

By |2020-03-13T20:56:54-06:00February 9th, 2016|Categories: Music, Posts|

Denver turned out in great numbers for the Guster at Paramount Theatre show Saturday, February 6, 2016. By the time Guster started playing, it was a completely packed house. So packed that we even lost our original seats. The music was too chill for me to care. It was a night of epic musicianship and stoners (we'll talk about that more [...]

28 12, 2015

ESO, ESO, ESO – “Let it Snow” Parody of Elder Scrolls Online

By |2020-03-13T21:02:03-06:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Gaming, Music, Videos|

Sean Caspian and I locked ourselves into the newly-built eciov studio last weekend and produced this quick parody for all the Elder Scrolls Online fans in the crowd. We called it "ESO, ESO, ESO" because it's a parody of the classic song "Let it Snow." He came up with the idea, and we brought it to life together. Take a [...]

21 11, 2015

Epic Spotify Christmas Playlist – My 12 Top Christmas Albums

By |2020-03-13T21:03:51-06:00November 21st, 2015|Categories: Likes, Music, Posts|

It snowed here in Denver last night. My wife is decorating the tree and sipping on hot chocolate (I'm having coffee). That means it's time for Christmas. I'm hoping you won't mind us sharing our epic Spotify Christmas playlist here on the site. If you don't like Christmas music, or Christmas in general, please ignore this post and come back [...]

20 10, 2015

Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane

By |2020-03-13T21:05:42-06:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: Music, Posts|

Ryan Anderson at Foundations Music was kind enough to set us up with a photo pass to see Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane on Monday, October 19. As with all our concert reviews, we take photos, talk about the show, and promote the artists. That is, of course, if they're cool. Unfortunately, we sometimes pass on coverage [...]

23 08, 2015

West Magnolia Trail Review: Offroad Excursion

By |2020-03-13T21:09:47-06:00August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Moto, Posts|

Off-Road Excursion is a new series of articles and videos that will cover the best 4x4 trails in Colorado and beyond. If I've taken my 2011 Tacoma on the trail, I'll add it to the site, hopefully with video. I'll only feature the trails I love and call out the trails I don't. In this inaugural episode of Off-Road Excursion, [...]

8 07, 2015

Ben Folds Live at Red Rocks – June 21, 2015

By |2020-03-13T21:10:30-06:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Music, Posts|

My wife and I spent our 8th wedding anniversary listening to Ben Folds play a concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. I'm a music nerd; the only thing that could've made this better for me would be playing with Ben on stage. That didn't happen, but I really wish it did. Maybe next time, Mr. Folds. Seeing Ben Folds Live [...]

16 06, 2015

Mae at Summit Music Hall with All Get Out, Mike Mains & The Branches – Concert Review

By |2020-03-13T21:12:27-06:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Music, Posts|

On June 8, I went to the Mae show to revisit my college days. You can consider this an anniversary or maybe a reunion show that focuses on my favorite Mae album: The Everglow. I'll dive more into Mae's history later; first, I want to talk about the openers. Mike Mains & The Branches were completely new to me. I saw them [...]

13 06, 2015

Amaranthe at the Bluebird with I Prevail and Santa Cruz – Concert Review

By |2020-03-13T21:12:59-06:00June 13th, 2015|Categories: Music, Posts|

On Friday, May 29, I was able to snag a photo pass for the Amaranthe show at the Bluebird in Denver, Colorado. We're going to trim the opener reviews down a bit since we were there for Amaranthe. The tour is over at this point, but check out the photos and look into the bands if you're interested. I do have to say that [...]

29 05, 2015

Kamelot and DragonForce at the Ogden – Concert Review

By |2020-03-13T21:13:34-06:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: Music, Posts|

On Tuesday, May 19, I was lucky enough to snag a press pass for the Kamelot and DragonForce concert at The Ogden in Denver, Colorado. Wow, what a show. Both bands came out swinging with epic power metal riffs and amazing vocals. I've loved and listened to both bands for years. If you have a chance to see this show when [...]

24 04, 2015

Nightwish, Sabaton, and Delain at the Ogden in Denver – Concert Review

By |2020-03-13T21:16:26-06:00April 24th, 2015|Categories: Music, Posts|

On Tuesday, April 21, Sean Caspian and I had the opportunity to see Nightwish at the Ogden Theatre here in Denver. We've both been fans for years and wanted to see their new singer, Floor Jansen, slay some epic vocals. We initially snagged our tickets via Enter the Vault during the pre-order and waited the six months until show time. That [...]

13 04, 2015

Elder Scrolls Online – Armor Dying Tutorial and Crown Store Walkthrough

By |2020-03-13T21:15:09-06:00April 13th, 2015|Categories: Gaming, Videos|

As I play through The Elder Scrolls Online, I wanted to create a few video guides that show off some of the less obvious things in the game. Follow the eciov YouTube channel for more content like this. In the video below, I show you how the in-game armor dying system works. The dye stations can be hard to find, but they add a completely new dimension to [...]

11 04, 2015

Sony MDR-7506 iPhone Mod for Detachable Cables – Updated 2018

By |2020-03-13T21:04:42-06:00April 11th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Likes, Posts, Tech|

**2018 Update - Since we produced this article in 2015, there have been many technology shifts. Including the removal of the headphones jack on many smartphones. To account for this, we've added a new headphones recommendation to the site. Check it out here.** After a lot of research, screw turning, and soldering, I'm excited to share the Sony MDR-7506 iPhone [...]

7 04, 2015

Elder Scrolls Online – Crafting, Banking, and Recommended Add-Ons

By |2020-03-13T21:03:28-06:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Gaming, Videos|

I recently sat down with Sean Caspian in the eciov studio to record the inaugural episode of the eciov Gamecast. We'll still be doing our MunnDay@9 gaming podcast like normal, but I wanted to start doing some Twitch live-streaming and game videos for some of my favorite games. The pair of us could cover hundreds of games, but I'm starting with The Elder [...]

9 03, 2015

Best Water Bottle for Leach-Free Drinking – Updated 2017

By |2020-03-13T21:00:08-06:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Likes, Posts|

I don't necessarily look like the kind of guy who would review water bottles, but I have a very good reason for my obsession: I live in Colorado. I'll explain why my location plays an important role in this best water bottle recommendation shortly. I just want to stress why it's important I make the best recommendation possible. That's why I'm taking [...]

3 03, 2015

Epic Games Makes Unreal Engine 4 Free for Everyone

By |2020-03-13T20:56:34-06:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Gaming, Posts|

For almost a year now, developers have been able to use Unreal Engine 4 to create immersive worlds for us to traverse. A $19 monthly subscription gave anyone access to the engine and early access to the Unreal Tournament pre-alpha. You read that right: a pre-alpha. It's a concept we don't see very often in the gaming industry. Epic Games hopes to [...]