First impressions: "New Girl"

Well thank the TV gods – New Girl is as funny as hyped. You’d expect it would be somewhat funny since it does star the comedically-talented Zooey Deschanel, who is best known as the flaky but good-hearted, if self-centred on again, off again girlfriend of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days Continue Reading

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"Conatus" – Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus, or as her mum calls when she’s angry, Nika Rosa Danilova (from oft cold and frigid Wisconsin which explains the Icelandic sensibilities), is a woman who, like Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes, treads her own musical path, heeding not the siren song of mainstream ordinariness. And that Continue Reading

"Hugo" (movie review)

Hugo, by famed director Martin Scorsese, is first and foremost a creation of great beauty. Filmed in 3D, which is used to great effect to draw us into the magical world of 1920s Paris, and specifically the Gare Montparnasse, where an orphan Hugo (Asa Butterfield) scurries around, sight unseen fixing Continue Reading

"The Muppets" (Review)

“Wacka Wacka!”“Kermieeeee….”“Mee mee mee…” I have had Muppet voices talking in my head for over 24 hours and I couldn’t be more delighted. After much too much time apart, I have spent quality time with the delightful icons of my childhood, and it was, without exception, every bit as good Continue Reading

Albums covers you would rather forget

So I thought this might be a fun way to start the year! I have lots of great ideas for very cool topics, and while those percolate away, in the interim, I thought you’d enjoy checking out album covers of people with unique ideas on how to sell a record.