Archive for November 11th, 2013

Gimme Five: Movies with Bone-Chilling Ghosts and Demons

Gimme Five: Movies with Bone-Chilling Ghosts and Demons

I am in no way suggesting that these films were the best of this horror sub-genre. I am simply saying that, to me, these movies left a lasting impression at the time they were viewed.

Joe Mandica, Grace Marino, Marty Penrose + others – The Initiative (2013)

Based out of Australia, this extremely talented group of individuals includes Joe Mandica, Grace Marino, Fortunato Isgro, Nino Bisignano, Marty Penrose, Taylor Penrose, Natalie Wilksch and Zachary Wilksch.

‘It’s a good feeling’: Hall and Oates credit fans for belated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination

‘It’s a good feeling’: Hall and Oates credit fans for belated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination

After years of fan complaints, Hall and Oates have belatedly made the list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not that the duo has ever attached too much significance to the recognition.

The Perms – The Aberdeen EP (2013)

Even with the Rob Ford debacle and the Senate spending scandal ruling the roost, it’s possible that Canada’s greatest national shame is that Winnipeg’s the Perms are not more well-known.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Fab Faux, November 9, 2013

At the Chicago Theatre: The phrase “Beatles tribute band” usually conjures images of costumes, bad wigs, and even worse pseudo-Liverpudlian accents.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The New Timer” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The New Timer” (1995)

I’ve always been a big fan of Jack Kerouac. There’s a lot of bad behavior in those stories, but there’s also a kind of innocent embrace of life’s possibilities.

On Second Thought: Alberta Cross – Songs of Patience (2012)

Alberta Cross are a Swedish/English duo based in New York, and formed in 2005 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers.

Lady Gaga – ARTPOP (2013)

I’d like to say that Lady Gaga (or is it Stefani Germanotta now?) is a very interesting person, making a bold attempt to fuse art with pop music, a resurrection of Pop Art…but I just don’t see it.

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