Helado Negro dropped a new album early last month. No doubt he is looking to improve upon the momentum he captured during the promotion of his last album, Private Energy (2016). His latest output, entitled This Is How You Smile, is a departure from his previous work. Rather than layering his vocals and saddling them […]Read More Distractions… ….REVISITED
You know, I already said this earlier today about Avengers: Endgame; “There will be some fighting. There will be some explosions. There will be some speeches. There will be some resurrections and perhaps a 10th of the people will remain dead, am I right?” Oh look, there’s the dead people right there on the Chinese […]Read More I SEE DEAD PEOPLE
I don’t hate him for the statement, but apparently Jordan Peele had this to say: Oops. I mean, if you’re going to make a point like this publicly, I suppose it’s best to put it out there at the front of your career and let the chips fall where they may, right? And I entirely […]Read More Oops.
The internet is a wonderful, special place where you can have all those nagging questions that you never needed answered dropped right in front of your screen. While searching for images for my last post on Herman Makkink, I ran across a image that made me wonder why it was showing up under the results. […]Read More SUPERFREAK. SUPERFREAK.
If you’ve ever seen the Stanly Kubrick 1971 film A Clockwork Orange and wondered who might have created phallic rocking sculptures displayed in the cat woman’s apartment, look no further. They were sculpted by Herman Makkink. Of note is the fact the pieces were constructed originally in 1969 and were formed in a series of […]Read More NEVER STOP CREATING
Before the decades when television and internet took over how we consumed entertainment, books were the way many people found themselves captivated by fiction. Now days, it all seems to be a passive affair. Enter the channel number or click the website banner and prepare yourself to watch. I’m not implying that there is anything […]Read More PULP FICTION INSANITY
The buzz that’s currently surrounding Avengers: Endgame is that this latest installment will clock somewhere over 3 hours. Can we all just agree that 3 hours of sitting in a seat is a long damn time, am I right? I can remember the first time I saw Titanic in a theater. Yes, the film was […]Read More OVER THREE HOURS, HUH? NOPE!
MacFarlane, Dennis, and Matt Lord. “Guitar Smash.” Rec. 2015. New Guitar New Mars. By Lordamercy. Vinyl recording. Dego, Matt Lord, 2015. The distraction here is that in my last distraction I went off searching for other tracks by Lordamercy (Matt Lord). The above track was co-written with Dennis MacFarlane. Pulling information directly from Discogs states: […]Read More Distractions…
Seeing Jordan’s Peele’s Us this past weekend made me think about how past masters worked their magic on the screen. It goes without saying that Alfred Hitchcock was a great director. People always seem to point to his peak years between 1954 and 1964 as his golden area. Dial M for Murder, North by Northwest, […]Read More HOW THEY USED TO DO IT
DJ Julian sends me constant distractions that take me down the rabbit hole in search of information. This morning I received a email with the title “This is Poppin!” Sure enough, it is. I can’t even lie. I always like to properly cite the music I feature, so round and round the internet I went. […]Read More Distractions…