movies

Beach House & Stranger Kings, much dream pop goodness.

I am a sucker for some dream pop, and two new music releases of a dream pop type persuasion are soon to be in my possession, (well one on order and one being shipped from the USA). The first is the new album by Beach House called “Depression Cherry”. I have this ordered without hearing anything […]

The top 10 – Best album of 2014

Well in reflecting on 2014, I must consider on the main thing I have chosen to consume over 2014, which has been music. 2014 has had lot of good music (as demonstrated by the long list which I spoke of here The Long List – Best Album of 2014), here I am going to pick […]

Computer games as inspirtion for books / movies?

the trip to the movies revealed a small thought about the usage of computer games to books and films. Boxtrolls movie, is based on a story “Here be Monsters” by Alan Snow published in 2005. The first adventure of Snake was being published in the Metal Gear Solid series of games published in 1998. The […]

Delightful Intermissions – the Boxtrolls movie

This morning included watching the Boxtrolls movie. I hadn’t seen any adverts nor had I seen the previous films by the studio, Coraline or Paranorman. So I had no idea what to expect. Well what I expected was a good film.  The other option was an early “kids AM” showing of Earth to Echo, after […]

Delightful Intermissions – Music – July Talk

Just got the album by July Talk. Iam really liking it. Their bio describes them as, Imagine Tom Waits and Amy Millan shouting whiskey-soaked lullabies while backed by the members of Crazy Horse and youʼd have a good start. Striking a frenzied balance between Americana and dance-floor-filling indie-rock, July Talkʻs Beauty and the Beast aesthetic […]

#IndyRef song 9 – Heatwave by The Blue Nile

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 9 – Heatwave by the Blue Nile What’s the song about? It about a heatwave. and how that equalises everything. its kinda unclear whether the heatwave is desirable, why is it […]

#IndyRef Songs 8 – Simple Song by The Shins

(This is a small blog series using songs to ask questions about the upcoming Scottish independence referendum. Not intended as anything beyond lighthearted.) Song 8 – Simple Song by The Shins (Picture) What’s the song about? Its a love song, about the confidence which love brings to people. The chorus seems to speak of someone […]