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LOST TREASURES – Lewis & Clark Expedition

Posted on 05 November 2014

LOST TREASURES LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION “Lewis and Clark Expedition – (AKA Earth, Air, Fire and Water)” By Peter Marston     Most pop fans will be familiar with the Colgems label—it was the label created by RCA and Screen Gems expressly for the Monkees. But few pop fans will be able to name any of the other […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Gone Girl

Posted on 04 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW GONE GIRL Critic said, reviewer said Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit; directed by David Fincher by Doug Young CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW Dear Diary: Doug Young really did a great job with his film review this week. I heard he now works for […]

MOVIE REVIEWS – Birdman and Whiplash

Posted on 04 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEWS BIRDCAGE & WHIPLASH Cinematic (a)musing Birdman:   starring Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis; directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu   Whiplash: Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist; directed by Damien Chazelle by Doug Young I saw these films together and so will review them together. But I’m […]

JANGLE ON – OCTOBER

Posted on 24 October 2014

JANGLE ON! OCTOBER by Eric Sorsensen An autumn visit to Vermont certainly brightened my life, and now several fabulous CDs – featuring chiming Rickenbacker 12-string riffs – have continued to brighten the fall season.  As if that isn’t enough, Jangle Meister Les Fradkin has just released a re-mastered version of “God Bless California” with a […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Fury

Posted on 24 October 2014

MOVIE REVIEW FURY War is a…game Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal; directed by David Ayer  by Doug Young   You’re about to set your eyes onto a world full of epic tank battles, furious skirmishes, and high-octane clichés. We’re talking, of course, about Fury. This guide is intended to […]

BLOODY RED BARON – October Reviews

Posted on 06 October 2014

BLOODY RED BARON OCTOBER REVIEWS by Mike Baron RANSOM AND THE SUBSET: No Time to Lose (Tune Stack) A late summer breath of fresh air, this trio led by singer/songwriter RanDair Porter channels classic power pop in the Fountains of Wayne, Churchills, Goldbergs mode. RanDair sings in an endearing, slightly lugubrious joker’s tenor beginning with the […]

MOVIE REVIEW – The Zero Theorem

Posted on 06 October 2014

MOVIE REVIEW The Zero Theorem The cinematic replication theorem by Doug Young Starring Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon; directed by Terry Gilliam The main character of this film becomes reclusively obsessed with receiving a return call of a previous land-line phone call from someone that he believes will tell him the meaning of his life. […]

LOST TREASURES – Donnie Iris

Posted on 01 October 2014

LOST TREASURES DONNIE IRIS “Back On The Streets”   By Peter Marston   Virtually every article, review or blog post about Donnie Iris begins with the same factoid and this Lost Treasures entry will not deviate from that trend. While many pop fans may not be familiar with Iris’ new wave/power pop albums from the […]

LOST TREASURES – The Marbles

Posted on 19 September 2014

LOST TREASURES THE MARBLES “The Marbles”   By Peter Marston The Marbles are best remembered, if at all, for their connection to the careers of two very different bands. The first is the Bee Gees. All of the Marbles’ singles and their sole, self-titled LP were produced by Barry Gibb, and seven of the fourteen […]

JANGLE ON – September

Posted on 19 September 2014

JANGLE ON! SEPTEMBER by Eric Sorsensen Wow!  After several months of little in the way of jangly music, a plethora of new material – featuring chiming Rickenbacker 12-string riffs – has been released.  In addition to the obvious Byrds references in many of the songs, there has been a Gene Clark theme – so summer […]