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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 […]

LOST TREASURES – Small Wonder

Posted on 20 August 2014

LOST TREASURES SMALL WONDER “Small Wonder” By Peter Marston In 1976, I entered Occidental College as a freshman and quickly found a few fellow music fans in my dormitory. One afternoon, four of us drove to a local used record store and explored the goods. As we were getting ready to head to the cash […]

LOST TREASURES – Focal Point

Posted on 06 August 2014

LOST TREASURES FOCAL POINT “First Bite of the Apple” By Peter Marston   Focal Point’s star shone brightly, but briefly—very briefly, in fact. Liverpool songwriters Paul Tennant and Dave Rhodes were one of the very first artists signed to the Beatles’ first venture in corporate diversification, Apple Publishing. After a chance meeting with Paul McCartney, […]

MOVIE REVIEW – 22 Jump Street

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “22 JUMP STREET” “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2″ by Doug Young HOW TO WRITE ABOUT 22 SEQUELS 22 Jump Street Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens; directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller How to Train Your Dragon 2 Starring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Snowpiercer

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “SNOWPIERCER” by Doug Young CLICK ON THE TWO IMAGES BELOW TO READ CLICK BELOW FOR IMAGE #1 CLICK BELOW FOR IMAGE #2 Unfortunately we can’t describe Doug Young adequately in strictly iambic pentameter, so we’ll just tell you that he is an award-winning (and poetic) film critic and that he is “Filmoholic” Critic […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Life Itself (documentary on Roger Ebert)

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “LIFE ITSELF” A documentary about the life, and death, of film critic Roger Ebert by Doug Young I arrived at the theater and took a seat in my favorite location — on the aisle in the section to the right of the screen (as you face forward) about midway back so that the […]