All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

Classic albums: Split Enz, True Colours (1980).

I distinctly remember the first time I heard Australian New Zealand rock band Split Enz’s song I Got You on […]

The Volume of Things: Interview with Bryde.

Sarah Howells, better known as Bryde, has crept into my consciousness in the last few years that I honestly cannot […]

History painting: ‘The Last Day of Pompeii’ by Karl Bryullov, 1833.

Pompeii and Herculaneum are Roman cities from late antiquity that don’t need any introduction. There has been so much said […]

On my stereo this week: Tori Amos, Cat SFX & Fenne Lily.

Tori Amos – ‘Reindeer King’. There is something always so familiar about Tori Amos that keep me coming back to […]

Interview: Whitney Tai talks about her new album ‘Apogee’.

Los Angeles-based dream pop sensation Whitney Tai invited us all recently to “…find a lawn nearest you, gaze into the […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: When Anita Ekberg kisses Jerry Lewis in Hollywood or Bust.

Long before I first really noticed Anita Ekberg through ‘adult eyes’, I saw her in a rerun of Hollywood or Bust (1956) […]

Drinking Tuscany: Chianti Classico and its connection to history.

I have never been to Italy and it is not to say that I will never go, but about six […]

For The Love of Wine: A brief history of South American Wine.

Years ago a good friend of mine presented me with a bottle of Malbec wine imported from Argentina. I looked […]

Breathing new life into Croatian wine.

The accession of Croatia in the middle of 2013 was an important step in the integration of the smaller nations […]

On my stereo this week: Agnes Obel, Fiona Apple & Tame Impala.

Agnes Obel – ‘Broken Sleep’. The Danish classically trained singer songwriter, Agnes Obel’s new album Myopia is one big moody […]