Month: July 2018

On my stereo this week: ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes.

I don’t think it’s humanly possible for Jack White to release a bad album, right? But I think he has […]

Hitting the road: Interview with The McClymonts.

Sister act The McClymonts have been a permanent fixture on country charts for over a decade now. In that time they have […]

Today in History: The battle of Varbitza Pass and the death of Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros.

There have been many Byzantine Emperors who had died in battle – Emperors Julian, Valens and famously Constantine XI Palaiologos, […]

Quick Music Reviews: Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’.

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk!/ Remote Control Records). With so much music demanding our attention […]

Guitar Heroes: Olympia and dreaming of ‘Atlantis’.

I wrote a piece a little over a year ago entitled ‘O’ is for Olympia: The Rise of Olivia Bartley […]

Review: William Crighton live at the Howler.

William Crighton, the Australian troubadour (a poet who writes verse to music), is currently celebrating the release of his sophomore […]

Today in History: Birth of Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born July 15th 1606 in Leiden during The Dutch Golden Age (1585-1702) where the Dutch […]

On my stereo this week: Iron & Wine, London Grammar & Paul Kelly.

Iron & Wine – Call It Dreaming. I first discovered Sam Beam back in 2007 and for a while drifted […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Death of Sergeant Elias.

When I first saw the movie poster for Platoon in 1986, with Sgt. Elias’ arms raised in the air, I was […]

Today in History: The death of Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Relatively early in the complex state that was the Roman Empire, a man named Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus), became the […]