Year: 2015

  • Albums Of The Year 2015

    This year, I bought 91 albums. I heard way more than that but those 91 were the ones I chose to invest in, to own. So, it’s with great sadness that I had to take 51 outside and quietly push them off the cliff of NO REMEMBRANCE. If an album appears below, it’s a winner.…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    I just got home from seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens (gonna call it TFA from here on) and I’m absolutely buzzing so it’s review time! SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK! DO NOT READ ON IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT! 

  • Doctor Who – Hell Bent

    SPOILERS, DARLING! I feel emotionally drained after that finale. Heaven Sent was all Greg Egan-ish, just a mad, brooding, fantastic SF meditation on time and existence, reminded me hugely of the start ofPermutation City. Hell Bent started off far more High Plains Drifter. The Doctor tramps across Gallifrey to his old home and almost has time…

  • Storage 24

    Just started watching Storage 24 :  And I was like… hold on, who is that handsome Irish fellow… OH YEAHHHH!!! O’Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda, County Louth, in a Roman Catholic family. He initially attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. At age 16, O’Donoghue went to…

  • Looking At Pictures Of Attractive Women On Tumblr

    I don’t follow any actual porn blogs as that’s what porn sites are for. But my dash is often peppered with pictures of attractive women because of the gynephiles I follow. (There are also lots of pictures of attractive men because of the androphiles I follow but since I don’t fancy men, my eyes kind of…

  • Elementary S4E1

    Originally posted by heckyeahreactiongifs I’m only twenty minutes into S4E1 of Elementary and I’m already loving it way more than any recent Sherlock.  I know that’s heresy round these here parts and I’ll now get run out of town by Cumberbatch fans but eh. Jonny Lee Miller brings a depth of pain to Holmes that’s missing…

  • Rotterdam

    Rotterdam I got back from Rotterdam today and I’m already missing it. What a wonderful city, fabulous architecture whether it’s old like Laurenskerk or new like Erasmusburg. And all the natives we met (Rotters? lol) were just the most laid-back, friendly and funny motherfuckers ever. Such total loves. If you can afford to visit it,…

  • Tigercub @ Rock City Basement, 7/11/15

    Tigercub by Jyoti Mishra Via Flickr: So, usually, I walk into the Basement and there’s a band on and I leave about three minutes later after some dreadful neo-Hair Metal or other atrocity. But last night, I went in and a band were on. I gave them a song. And then another song and by…

  • Jekyll And Hyde (ITV)

    Just watched S1E1 of ITV’s new Jekyll And Hyde and I’m very pleasantly surprised! First, they’ve obviously spunked some money out on this as the cinematography and production values are very high. Next, I was impressed by the writing. The show’s creator, Fast Show blokey Charlie Higson said he wanted it to be ‘Downton with monsters:’ “It certainly…

  • Le Mystere De Voix Bulgares

    I haven’t posted any Voix Bulgares for a while. And I do love them so! Their harmonies, their crazy interval leaping. The way the major sections break out like sunshine through clouds. My parents always say they sound Indian but the truth is they sound Indo-European, which is hardly surprising considering they way language and…

  • Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War

    Today, after a calm time visiting my folks, I spiralled into a sarlacc pit of worrying about money, worrying about work, worrying about my label, worrying that I’m not doing enough, worrying that I’m doing too much, worrying about my weight, worrying about the fasting I’ve been doing, worrying about worrying, worrying that I’m not…

  • Western Propaganda – A Chomskyan Analysis Of Today’s News

    In case you’re not familiar with the Propaganda Model, have a quick read here. I will be looking at headlines on today’s BBC News website, that is Saturday 3/10/2015. Here is a screengrab of the first of a paired example: The headline is clear and unambiguous: Russia is the bad guy and good guy Cameron…

  • US Murders Doctors In Air Strike On Hospital

    Medecins Sans Frontieres said at least nine of its staff were killed in the attack. Many are unaccounted for. It said the strikes continued for more than 30 minutes after US and Afghan authorities were told of its location. US forces were carrying out air strikes at the time. The Nato alliance has admitted the…

  • Defiance S3E13 – Upon The March We Fittest Die

      WARNING! SPOILERS BELOW!!   Woah! I really didn’t expect that ending at all. It was beautiful, as Nolan jetted through all the different systems in the Omec ship, you could tell the VFX people had really gone wild. What about the bit with the meteor shower hitting that moon?? *sigh* I will miss Kindzi.…

  • Star Trek: Renegades

    Finally watched Star Trek: Renegades and I loved it! Pluses: the sheer love of Trek seeps out of the whole film. I loved playing ‘spot-the-actor’ particularly when it was actors who’d been in Trek but not as the same character as they portray in ST:R. Also, the CGI for the space scenes is absolutely glorious. Kind…

  • We Love The Monkees

    And I thought I’d be okay, that it’d be a standard-issue ‘origin/clip/weren’t they great’ cheesy doc. In some ways it is. But the last part of the show, where they show the post-Monkees careers and then talk about Davy passing away… man, that killed me. I think it’s because I don’t remember a time not knowing…

  • Head – Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?

    Yet another clip from Head and also some groundbreaking visuals for 1968. I particularly love the solarised and coloured sequences where they freeze-frame it on beat with the guitar break. I have tried so many times to rip-off the style of this sequence and never managed it yet: the editing is exquisite. It’s also a wonderful…

  • Krays Kraze

    Just watched two ads on telly. The first was for the new Kray twins film starring Tom Hardy. The second was for Jackpotjoy. The ad stars Barbara Windsor who, in the sixties, was a big fan of the Krays: Her first marriage was to small time crook Ronnie Knight, and through him, she became associated…

  • Absurdly Detailed Pop Punk Dream

    (My dreams aren’t like normal dreams with hats becoming penguins and all kinds of impossibilities, my dreams tend to be like little films, in Technicolor, full 5.1 and with coherent plots, characters and locations.) I’m talking to this guy, he’s about 21 or so, we’re walking along and he says that I need to come…

  • Boy Meets Girl

    Mild spoilers after the break: