Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Wonderful little video/track by Oren Lavie.  Tip of the hat to The Mute Oracle. Advertisements

I have a newfound respect for this very underrated Pink Floyd album thanks to a moment of epiphany whilst listening to High Hopes. Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground To a life consumed by slow decay … Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again Dragged by the force of […]

Greatest Hits


Eleven years ago, after mercilessly tormenting our father, we had our monolithic 386 PC replaced by a Pentium II ‘multimedia’ machine. Needless to say, at the time it was a pretty big deal for my brother and myself. We’d finally gotten a CD ROM drive and there was this one CD; presumably a freebie thrown […]

As I write this, I’m listening to the new Coldplay album and still can’t make up my mind as to whether it’s a masterpiece or a tad underwhelming (like Narrow Stairs, the latest Death Cab album). Coldplay’s success in many ways has been a curse of sorts; critics, elitist as they are tend to distance […]



There are barely a handful of artists whose music perfectly accentuates whatever state I’m in. The last time I was this moved by an album was when I listened to Jeff Buckley’s Grace for the first time; an underrated (by today’s general public I mean) masterpiece – the kind of music that slowly grows on […]

I love the way this country smells. I’ll never forget it. It’s kind of spicy. Wes Anderson, in many interviews has stated that this film was intended as an homage to Satyajit Ray (and even inspired by Jean Renoir) and that’s exactly what hits you from the first frame; a poignant, stylized and funny opening […]

Cinema Paradiso


I’ve just spent the last nine hours watching 3 near perfect films, back to back; the cinephile in me couldn’t have asked for more. Gegen die Wand (Head-On): Faith Akin (2004) One of the best foreign films I’ve watched so far this year; a tale of self destruction, love and rage. Faith Akin’s brilliant Turkish/German […]