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Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman: His Top Ten Movies (Better Late Than Never)

The Grim Reaper has been especially cruel this year in his dispatching of Hollywood legends.  Less than two weeks ago, we lost the beloved Robin Williams to the ravages of depression.  1,454 more words

Everything (Potpourri)

In the Immortal Words of Lester Bangs

“Don’t let those swill merchants rewrite you.”

Whether it be your captivating thousand words on Black Sabbath or your passion project you dreamt up in Shangri-la, hold that pen tightly. 12 more words

Stop And Think

Boomer Audit: Jim Morrison Was a Moment in Time, Not an All-Time Legend

The Doors’ 1967 self-titled debut warrants a one-line B- review in Robert Christgau’s long-running Consumer Guide to music, and it ends as follows: “Jim Morrison sounds like an asshole.”  1,025 more words

Music

Get Ready For "Rudderless"

This publicity photo is from the Sundance Film Festival. It’s William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman. The “movie trailer of the day” that we have for you today features his directorial debut featuring her acting talents. 128 more words

Shows

Almost Famous (2000) and the appeal of rock 'n' roll

It’s all happening.

Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous immerses us in rock ‘n’ roll and reveals its grand seductive appeal: its childishness, and how it identifies so well with our childishness.

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2000s

"Where The Wind Withers Memory": A photo farewell to Wacken Open Air.

This post is about a heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air (read my diary of the 2014 festival here), but the music to this particular post is a Beach Boys song. 165 more words

Heavy Metal

Home Sweet Home and The Great Food Divide

Recently there has been a lot of discussion around the great North, South divide in England. Politicians tell us the recession is over, we are in recovery, get back out and spend spend spend. 658 more words

Reviews