Monday, 28 October 2013

Velvet Underground-"Pale Blue Eyes" from "The Velvet Underground" LP

I'll be honest, despite having listened to a lot of the late Lou Reed's solo material, I rarely listened to much of his influential band, the Velvet Underground. So I stumbled on Pale Blue Eyes, a beautiful song with its simple arrangement echoing sheer volume in terms of emotion and melody. So enjoy this whilst I seriously reconsidering listening to more Velvet Underground.

Friday, 28 June 2013

How Can I Go On (La Nit performance, 1988) - Freddie Mercury & Montserra...

Ever since watching that Great Pretender documentary about Freddie Mercury's solo work, I have become interested in checking out his solo work, particularly his Barcelona album with Monsterrat Caballe. And hearing this excellent performance of How Can I Go On, it makes good justification to hear the rest of the album beyond that popular title track.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Uriah Heep- Illusion

There are some bands that I really should spend more time listening to them.
And with the recent passing of the bassist, Trevor Bolder, and having just heard this excellent track from such a die-hard classic rock fan of a friend, I think Uriah Heep have just become one of those bands I really need to hear more from.
I've only really heard Easy Livin', from them, on some cheap rock compilation many years ago, and only heard Bolder's work on the classic Hunky Dory album, from David Bowie .

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Sonic 2 'Acapella'

Although I would argue this as merely a sample of just a vocalist rather then an acapella of several vocalists, this made my day, being such a fan of this particular video game sequel, and that very piece of level music.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Film: WHERE DO WE GO NOW? 2011, Fra/Leb/Egypt/Italy, Cert 12A.

Film: WHERE DO WE GO NOW? 2011, Fra/Leb/Egypt/Italy, Cert 12A.

"Where Do We Go Now?" was an exceptional piece of entertainment, filled with great comic moments, and very distinctive musical numbers.  Whilst the pacing is not necessary perfect, it is an engaging drama which looks at the conflicts of politics and religion without feeling heavily lectured.
Worth a look for anyone that wants the crowd-pleasing power of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but deals with a much heavy subject matter then those populist films- 50/50, Juno, and Another Year are a few prime examples of such comedy drama that do this really well.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunny Saturday Afternoon Trip- 20th April 2013

These are some taken during my trip down to the lock in Abingdon-on-Thames. My camera really picked up on the blue really well for the shots of the river, and finding a derelict boat on the bank was a godsend to create some lovely shots of the landscape.  

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Improviso Ensaiado: Os 8 de... Timothy Reckart

Improviso Ensaiado: Os 8 de... Timothy Reckart:
As a fan of Reckhart's oustanding film, Head Over Heels, I find his top 10 films very personal, and yet very interesting to read- even when Google translates the text into English from its original Portuguese language. Worth a read just to get an inside into this director's passion for a broad range of films.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher and Hollywood: How Entertainment Portrayed Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher and Hollywood: How Entertainment Portrayed Prime Minister