Stephen King at the Movies: A Complete History of the Film and Television Adaptations from The Master of Horror Ian Nathan Palazzo Editions; None Edition I’ve been calling myself a lapsed fan. It’s a Forgive Me, Father scenario. It’s been years since I’ve read anything by Stephen King (well, that’s not quite true, I recently […]
Ella Fitzgerald The Lost Berlin Tapes Verve One of the things I love most about Ella Fitzgerald’s voice – particularly in live performance – is how you could feel the smile. It was often present, but it was always implied. You could hear it in her voice, you can almost even see it when you’re […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program will take a break for the next couple of weeks to welcome The International Film Festival but there’s one last picture to go. Last week’s it was Fidelio: Alice’s Journey, this week we have the oldest film in the program: L’Inhumaine. Though active into the 1970s Marcel L’Herbier is best […]
UB40, Signing Off (1980) My dad played tapes in the car a lot when we were young – UB40 was a big deal. And he had this album – and, later, The Greatest Hits one – (I think that was my brother’s, but the whole family got a kick out of it, sure). I loved […]
I’m adding this even though I think I did listen to this some 20 years back. I feel like it was part of the in-store rotation for a while, some reissue of it, back in the days of the CD Store with attached café. Then again it could have simply been anything else vaguely in […]
The Wellington Film Society’s program for 2018 is well underway now. We’re moving up towards week three, film three. Last week’s screening of Fantastic Planet was wonderful. From surreal French cartooning to film noir it goes – with a screening of The Lady From Shanghai.
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme: Well, I’ve already posted at length about this album – but it’s one I return to, almost weekly. It’s had a profound influence on my life, on my listening – introduced me to so many great players and other albums and made me fall in love with the music of […]