Archive for September, 2010

Art

Why I Love… Hergé

Why I Love… Hergé

Steven Spielberg is currently working on a new Tintin film, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, adapted from the book of the same name. Jamie Bell will play the boy reporter and Andy Serkis Captain Haddock. It’s going to be a motion-capture film, with a CGI Snowy, [...]

by × September 17, 2010 × 0 comments

Spotify Sunday

Two-Lane Blacktop

Two-Lane Blacktop

I love America. I have done ever since my first visit there with my friend, John, in our early twenties. Stumbling into a hire car at LAX and driving to a friend’s place in West Hollywood, I immediately fell head over heals in love with the country. My love affair [...]

by × September 12, 2010 × 0 comments

Music

Great Albums – Unhalfbricking 

Great Albums – Unhalfbricking 

  I was going to contribute something to the cover versions festschrift, and while musing on the Dylan cover versions on Fairport Conventions Unhalfbricking started to get drawn intothis perfect crystallization of Britain from that era.  Delightfully full of contradictions, easy to write off with it’s genteel cover artwork showing [...]

by × September 2, 2010 × 0 comments