… and the one with my son on guitar obviously!
I love Jeunet’s films, they look tremendous, they have humour and sweetness and darkness and reward re-watching… and mostly they have Dominique Pinon which is a reason to love a film. A Very Long Engagement has all of that and Audrey Tautou, Jodie Foster and Marion Cotillard – so it doesn’t really need me to […]
As mentioned in the last post, 1983/1984 was the next significant move for me musically. I was at a loss, metal was clearly not going in the same direction as I was, and I needed direction. My dad helped out regularly at the local St John’s Ambulance book sales in Cobham, the book sales were […]
This is a little Motorhead history lesson, based not on research, but on the memories of a fan. In 1982, the band started recording the follow up to the hugely successful Ace of Spades, they decided that this time guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke would produce. This didn’t go well and, coupled with an ill-advised (and […]
We’ve just finished watching (re-watching in Hazel’s case) the first series of Scott & Bailey and it was rather brilliant.
Wow! It’s been a year since we left off the Buffy re-watch, the last episode we watched way back then was Enemies… frankly it was so long ago that I can’t really remember it – but the clues in Earshot (which we just watched) remind me that Faith and Angel snogged, Buffy got jealous, but […]
It is still baffling that Laurie Anderson’s O Superman was a hit, it reached number 2 in 1981 (in the UK). But that’s what made the pop charts so wonderful was that weird things like that could happen for apparently no reason. I loved O Superman, we (clearly) all did, but by the time Big […]
I’ve always had a problem with ABBA, three years ago I started a blog post that I never finished trying to explain what the problem was… but found it too hard to get across my point without sounding like some bitter old metalhead who can’t be doing with any of this “pop” music malarkey. But […]
It’s been a while since I’ve seen this, I loved the film when I did but was half expecting to have cooled on it, but the fight and chase sequences are so beautifully choreographed it is a very hard film not to love. The three leads are all so engaging and it (mostly) looks gorgeous. […]
Nashville is a great film, wonderfully acted, with a stack of stories and virtually no plot… it’s also nearly three hours long which makes it one of those films that I bypassed for many years, committing to a long film is not something that’s easy (for me) to do. It was always on my list, […]