Month: January 2019

On my stereo this week: ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’ by Foo Fighters.

Almost a year and a half ago I wrote that the Foo Fighters had challenged me to reconsider my praise […]

Lifting the bar higher, effortlessly with ‘Zero Gravity’.

My readers might recall I recently featured Kate Miller-Heidke here a few weeks ago. You might also remember I was […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: White Heat (1949)

The heyday of gangster movies in the 1930s brought the best out of all the studios big stars and the […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Never Comin Down’ by Keith Urban.

I really enjoy the fact that Keith Urban stays true to his strengths, yet happy enough to push genre lines […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Big Sleep (1946).

Howard Hawks The Big Sleep is one of the greatest noir films ever made. It came at a time in film […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Homemade Dynamite’ by Lorde.

Okay, you might be getting the impression that by now I’m having a synth pop kind of week. Having solely […]

Today in History: Roman Emperor Caligula is Murdered.

The 3rd Emperor of the Roman Empire was a troubled youth named Gaius Julius Augustus Germanicus. We know him better […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Star City’ by Olympia.

Here in Australia, pop music is going through a new renaissance and in the forefront dominating the scene are an […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Cemetery’ by Missy Higgins.

There are some artists who have difficulty switching between genres or they simply just often choose to stay in a […]

Today in History: The Women’s March events take place in Washington and around the world.

Peaceful demonstration and the freedom of assembly are arguably one of the central principles established in most democratic countries around […]