Tag Archives: entertainment

March 24

2013 Lammy Awards – The Submissions, The Nominations and me.

I am a proud member of the LAMB (Large Association of Movie Blogs) and have been for just under a year now. I’m still not able to spend any social time on The Lamb, but what I do go there for is the large range of high quality film blogs available. Like everyone, I have […]

March 12

Judy Kang – Judy Kang reimagines our relationsihp with the classical. (Music review)

I’ve been listening to this album for quite a while and it has grown on me, so much so that I’m searching for it in my playlist these days. It covers such a variety of sound imagery that I find my mood has to be right in order to grasp the depths in her offerings, […]

March 04

Mike Cooper and Chris Abrahams play the Sound Lounge. (Music review)

I was lucky enough to attend a wonderful gig here in Sydney on Friday night.  The amazing Mike Cooper, who started as a Blues guitarist and a singer-songwriter, is currently in Australia and he performed his amazing post-deconstruted-avant-bending brand of circular blues infused sounds along side of the great Chris Abrahams, most famously from The […]

March 01

Cooper / Abrahams duo at the Seymour Centre in Sydney tonight. Catch it if you can. (music performance)

For those lucky enough to be in Sydney at the moment, two of my absolute favorite artists are playing together tonight at the Sima lounge at the Seymour Centre. Mike Cooper and Chris Abrahams will be there playing together. A collaboration that has meant a lot to both for some time. If I were a […]

February 23

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Simon Stone takes the South out of Tennessee Williams. (theatre review)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is starting to look a little like a Shakespeare play, it’s been done and played with so many times. When one is going to see  a play one is so familiar with, it becomes more an exercise in interpretation than an attempt to seek any sort of surprise from […]

February 23

Cloud Atlas – The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer make the most expensive independant film of all time. (film review)

Lana and Andy Wachowski have definitely got a “real is not really what you think real is” thing going. With the enormous success of their Matrix trilogy and then the follow-up successes with films such as V for Vendetta, they have established themselves as a powerful force in that world between worlds narrative. Tom Tykwer […]

January 29

Pythagoron Inc. 1977 – Electronica at its most mystical. (music review)

I’ve been letting it all take me away today (actually that’s not true – I’ve really been in a writing frenzy) to the sounds of Pythagoron Inc. 1977… and that part is true! This lovely little snippet of electronica from 1977 is one of those beautiful pieces best enjoyed on your own. Pythagoron Inc. 1977 […]

January 27

Kinetic Jazz Festival – Voice and masks. (Festival Review)

I heard the voice of an angel this weekend. The sublime Tanya Sparke, supported by the very famous Peter Dasent.  All works performed were written by Sparke while on residency in Bundanoon. Here is a sample of the exquisite voice of Tanya Sparke: What is truly remarkable about Sparke is not so much her voice, […]

January 26

Kinetic Jazz Festival Coverage (article / festival)

Very close to my home, the amazing Kinetic Jazz festival is taking place, and I am lucky enough to be able to pop in and give a bit of festival coverage on this wonderful event. The purpose of this wonderful event is to give some of Australia’s best Jazz musicians the chance to perform in […]

January 24

Zero Dark Thirty – Katherine Bigelow takes out Osama bin Laden. (Film Review)

A film maker as talented as Katherine Bigelow is absolutely aware that when you weave a fiction in film you work from point of view, and to give the role of torturer to the hero in the film with whom we don’t just sympathize, but either want to “be” or “fuck” is going to cause […]