HBO‘s highly rated show Deadwood returns from the dead next month (May) for a one-off feature length tv movie, to pick up the loose ends leftover from it’s cancellation and hopefully give it’s characters, and fans, some well overdue closure. First airing on the cable network HBO in 2004, DeadwoodContinue Reading

Just recently, I’ve seen a news story being circulated and re-posted across social media with increased frequency. Nothing strange about that, I hear you say. No there isn’t, but what I do find strange is that everyone I see spreading it doesn’t seem to question or scrutinise it, when inContinue Reading

Freedom From Choice

The day has almost arrived. The day when the “exceptional” nation gets to choose it’s new “commander in chief”. The day when the nation that supposedly defines the idea of democracy chooses between the two most unliked candidates ever put forward in a Presidential campaign. It’s been presented as aContinue Reading

With world events on a seemingly inevitable path to world war, and the worst kind of nuclear dawn, let’s take our minds off things with some great music. I Like The Sunrise was written by Duke Ellington for his Liberian Suite in 1947. Commissioned for the Liberian centennial by theContinue Reading

Are You Being Brainwashed?

In this age of 24 hour rolling news, are you being honestly informed on what is happening in the world? Are you being sold a truthful picture of world events, without a conflict of interests, or political bias? Do you trust the institutions that broadcast into your home on aContinue Reading

70 years ago today, Capitol Records opened it’s first office in a second floor room, just south of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Founded by songwriters Johnny Mercer and Buddy DeSylva, along with record store owner Glenn Wallichs, within a few weeks of this humble start it had released it’sContinue Reading

Record Store Day

Saturday 21st April saw the latest annual Record Store Day celebrated here in the UK, and around the world, with a raft of special limited edition vinyl and cd releases (and some tapes!) released especially for the event and available exclusively through participating independent stores. It’s now the busiest dayContinue Reading