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.

Today in History: Laika, the first dog launched into space to orbit the Earth.

Russian cosmonaut, Laika, was the first dog launched into orbit on the Soviet satellite Spuntik 2 on November 3rd 1957, less […]

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 […]