Month: October 2018

Halloween Special: Cinemas Greatest Scenes: ‘The Closet’ scene from Halloween (1978).

John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) just might be the mother of all slasher movies.  It launched forty years of knock offs […]

On my stereo this week: Little Rêd, Crowded House and Pearl Jam.

Little Rêd – Hell. In 2017 Welsh songstress Ellie James aka Little Rêd released her debut single Hell. I came across […]

Australian tour interview with Hawksley Workman.

Hawksley Workman is my kind of guy. Why I mention this is because, even though both of us are relatively […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Mildred Pierce (1945).

Up until about a year ago, I had never seen a Joan Crawford film. Probably an astonishing remark for someone […]

Today in History: Henry Parkes’ Tenterfield Address.

On October 24th, 1889, at the Tenterfield School of the Arts, in rural New South Wales, Henry Parkes, known as […]

My top 15 favourite female artists of all time. Part One – 15 to 11.

The idea of “Women in Music” was brought up in a conversation I had with a friend last year. She asked […]

On my stereo this week: ‘The Ride’ by Joan As Police Woman.

Joan Wasser began her musical apprenticeship playing piano and violin at a very early age. But in her late teens […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator speech.

In 1938, Charlie Chaplin set to work on his first talking film that would ridicule the German tyrant Adolf Hitler. […]

Review: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band live at the Forum.

It’s halfway through Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Forum Melbourne show last Saturday night (October 6th) and I noticed that the crowd […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Nothing Else’ by Angus & Julia Stone.

I have a bit of a soft spot for Angus & Julia Stone. This singer songwriting sibling duo never cease […]