Archives – 2017 – May  

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The Sound Barrier Podcast: 5: Wall-E / The Red Turtle
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On the fifth Sound Barrier we have no guests, but an extremely animated discussion about – oh, did you see what I did there. We are comparing a Pixar classic with a brand new, but dialogue free, movie. So the dialogue free movie The Red Turtle […]

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The Sound Barrier Podcast: 4: Mindhorn / The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish
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This fortnights Sound Barrier podcast tackles comedy for the first time. And in particular the comedic potential of detectives and drugs. On the modern corner with have British meta farce Mindhorn, where Julian Barrett plays Richard Thorncroft who pl[…]

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Alan Moore Knows The Score (It’s One Star)
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Watchmen by Alan Moore
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Modern comics events seem to demand endless lead-ins and spin-offs, and sadly Doomsday Clock, from the blockbuster team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, is no exception to this trend. Watchmen, the extende[…]

Making Your Mind Up: How Eurovision Caused Brexit
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FAKE NEWS! But REAL POP! In April I went to Seattle and talked about Eurovision and Brexit, and now thanks to the miracle of YouTube and Bruce from my work’s Graphics Department you too can experience my presentation. It isn’t quite the s[…]

Unheard Album Project: April 2017
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The fourth instalment of my project to listen to a new (to me) album every day for a year: one track from each of the LPs I listened to in April. I’m pleased with this one – though this is a playlist of two halves, and those wishing to av[…]

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The Sound Barrier Podcast: 3: The Wind / Lady Macbeth
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The Sound Barrier podcast is back with an episode about women up against the patriarchy, the odds and some mighty gusting wind. And we look at two actresses, one at the height of her powers and popularity, in Lillian Gish, and one virtual unknown who[…]

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They Ask Me What The Use Is: Pop Conference 2017
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Last year’s Seattle Pop Conference, on Voice, was an epiphanic experience for me, reviving a part of me that had become burnt out since I stopped writing regularly about current music. Like most epiphanies it was almost traumatic – I staggered ar[…]

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