Halloween Kills Director: David Gordon Green Universal Sony Pictures P/I I finally caught up with Halloween Kills – now streaming and on DVD, I had missed its brief cinema run and was disappointed, having rewatched most of the franchise in anticipation.
When Prince died I wasn’t a mess, and I was surprised somewhat by that. It just never happened. It was a strange day, sure. And I wrote about it – the memory of (finally) seeing him (just two months earlier) still so fresh in my head – but I find it so much harder to […]
i like to watch half-naked teenagers running for their lives most of them killed by chainsaws, brutalised by knives. hey! i never said i like to do it. i like to watch
Music for Sleep The Healing Power of the Moog Rohs! Records Music for Sleep is one of the monikers used by Sardinian composer, record label owner and photographer, Andrea Porcu. He is a prolific creator of minimalist music and The Healing Power of the Moog is a single, album-length track of improvised music inspired by […]
Some time ago when I was 10 or 11 or maybe I was 5 or 6, music hit me and I’m glad it did. I felt no pain, only joy, sorrow of course, when the music told me to feel that way – and thanks must go to Mark Knopfler for his soundtracks of Last […]
Steve Moore & Bluetech Liminal Migration Ovoid Crafts Liminal Migration is the first full collaborative album between Steve Moore (Zombi) and (Evan) Bluetech, though they have contributed to tracks together ahead of this. But here we get the synth-y soundtrack feels of Moore, couched in the comforting electronics of Bluetech. It’s a showcase for both […]
my imposter syndrome knows it’s not good enough – that’s how i cured it
My fascination with film scores – listening to them, collecting them – began with a New Zealand movie. But you wouldn’t have such luck now. When I was a kid the Footrot Flats movie, A Dog’s Tail Tale, was a local blockbuster. It was at the cinemas, at a time when not every Kiwi film […]
The best way you can learn about music is by listening to it – sure, you can research, ask questions, read up, get opinions from others…these are all smart ways to build your knowledge, but number one is to listen widely. And far too often. Reading about music has been a big part of my […]
The ghost only walks the halls late and when all is quiet – it won’t ever touch my shoulder because I run too fast. Not scared of course, I just like to keep it on its toes – that’s so it can never catch me.
Today I will be at A Vinyl Affair – Wellington’s Record Fair. I am pretty sure it will be my last time selling records there. Not because it’s a bad time – it’s a great time and a great place, but because it’s the end of the road for me as a record sell. Last […]
Zombi ZOMBI & Friends, Volume 1 Relapse Records The prolific Zombi (Steve Moore on bass and synths, Anthony Paterra on drums) reached out to a few friends (members of Trans Am, The Sword Zao and Pinkish Black) to help them realise a few choice power-pop and prog-lite covers. It’s a wonderful range of music that […]