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 →
I got onto this podcast from an article in The Australian. Basically the hosts, Mark and Tyler, spew forth their strong opinions on history's most famous (or infamous) bands. Some of their arguments are quite convincing - their central point being to tear down your idols, and expose them as not as unique as you either remember... Continue Reading →
This following is something I wrote some time ago. I still feel the same way about much contemporary Christian musical worship, and will follow this up with a critique of a contemporary song. Enjoy! 1. It seems that when it comes to Christian sub-culture, criticising the worth of ‘Christian’ things is immensely controversial. For example,... Continue Reading →