Spice World was 1997 in a nutshell. The Spice Girls took the world by storm and were on every item you could find. Spice Fever, I believe, was the word for it. I had a favourite: Posh. She was the best looking of them all, and she was my first pre-pubescent crush. It didn't take... Continue Reading →
This world wants to be childish in order to make us believe that the adults are elsewhere, in the "real" world, and to conceal the fact that true childishness is everywhere - that it is that of the adults themselves who come here to act the child in order to foster illusions as to their... Continue Reading →
Postmodernity is said to be a culture of fragmentary sensations, eclectic nostalgia, disposable simulacra, and promiscuous superficiality, in which the traditionally valued qualities of depth, coherence, meaning, originality, and authenticity are evacuated or dissolved amid the random swirl of empty signals. - Jean Baudrillard My first trip to Japan left me with a sense... Continue Reading →
I listened to Lecrae Moore's biography, Unashamed. It was too easy to identify with the prologue of the book - that he felt like an outsider: someone that didn't fit in with any particular group. He wasn't part of the commercial hip-hop community, nor was he part of the Christian music industry. The feeling that... Continue Reading →
I haven't written a thing for months and figured that I should end the year with a final post - as well as the resolution to write more! See here are my favourite films of 2018... in no particular order! I didn't see as many films this year as last year. 2019 is definitely shaping... Continue Reading →
A recent discovery, Polyphonic, provides an interesting analysis into the way your favourite musicians play. The reviews go a little deeper than your typical reviews, even analysing beats and notating them for you. Enjoy.
I've been watching Oliver Harper's Retrospective / Review's for the last few months (occasionally bingeing on them!). His analysis into the making-of and subsequent materials (such as video games and toys) make for nostalgic and informative viewing. Definitely essential viewing for any cinephile! Check him out!
A bunch of rock albums to review...! Let me know your thoughts below. Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (2018) Greta Van Fleet turned up last year to both praise and scorn. Their almost too on-the-noise Led Zeppelin influence resulted in many 'which band?' tests, with some unable to tell the difference. Everything... Continue Reading →