"Conatus" – Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus, or as her mum calls when she’s angry, Nika Rosa Danilova (from oft cold and frigid Wisconsin which explains the Icelandic sensibilities), is a woman who, like Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes, treads her own musical path, heeding not the siren song of mainstream ordinariness. And that Continue Reading

"Hugo" (movie review)

Hugo, by famed director Martin Scorsese, is first and foremost a creation of great beauty. Filmed in 3D, which is used to great effect to draw us into the magical world of 1920s Paris, and specifically the Gare Montparnasse, where an orphan Hugo (Asa Butterfield) scurries around, sight unseen fixing Continue Reading

"The Muppets" (Review)

“Wacka Wacka!”“Kermieeeee….”“Mee mee mee…” I have had Muppet voices talking in my head for over 24 hours and I couldn’t be more delighted. After much too much time apart, I have spent quality time with the delightful icons of my childhood, and it was, without exception, every bit as good Continue Reading

Albums covers you would rather forget

So I thought this might be a fun way to start the year! I have lots of great ideas for very cool topics, and while those percolate away, in the interim, I thought you’d enjoy checking out album covers of people with unique ideas on how to sell a record.

I love my Scandinavian pop!

It’s 1976, and along with the rest of Australia I had fallen hopelessly, irrevocably (in my case anyway) in love with Swedish superstars ABBA. I loved how they looked, how they talked (with that delightful clipped accent), and most of all, of course, I loved their crisp, bright pop melodies, Continue Reading

Once upon a Time

Once Upon a Time is, quite simply, brilliant. I had high hopes for this show which seemed to promise LOST-like intrigue with a postmodern take on fairytales, and it has delivered in spades. It bounces back and forth between the fairy tale characters as we know and love them, and Continue Reading

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