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The events over the last few weeks have shown us all the power of doing the right thing. All across the globe, people are exercising their power to #ShutItDown, which makes me think about Hollywood, the Sony leak, and the state of Media moving forward. 405 more words

Review: Jimi: All Is By My Side

Directed and Written by John Ridley,  Jimi:  All Is By My Side gives an artistic look at who this rock legends career beginning in  the UK with a gig at the Saville Theatre in London on June 4, 1967 and ends with his getting off the plane to play the Monterey jazz Festival, which ultimately led to his historic Woodstock performance. 336 more words

Film Reviews

Good to My Ear- and Eyehole Since Last I Posted: Part 1, The Seen.

For various reasons–I’m busy, but I am retired, so I don’t know exactly how that’s happening–I haven’t updated the ol’ blog for awhile, but I have so much music-related material under my mind’s belt that it’s about to explode, so time to let it loose, I suppose. 858 more words

Music Reviews

Jimi: All Is by My Side (John Ridley, 2013)

Jimi: All Is by My Side takes an approach that more musician biopics should, that of honing in on one specific period of Jimi Hendrix’s life instead of providing a rushed tour from childhood to untimely demise. 60 more words


Review: Jimi: All Is By My Side (2014)

A year in the life of rock legend Jimi Hendrix is documented in John Ridley’s ill-conceived and tedious biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side. Jimi (Andre Benjamin) is discovered by Keith Richards’ misses Linda (an utterly wasted Imogen Poots) after playing a gig with Curtis Jackson in New York. 139 more words