Bernard Herrmann

His scores have taken on a life of their own away from the movies they were meant to accompany. Play someone the music from the Psycho shower sequence and people will know the mood you are trying to convey. Bernard Herrmann’s music has transcended movies and for me become something more. Often filled with dark brooding tones and often heavy… Read more →

Euro-Trip 1995

Way back in the spring of 1995 myself and a good friend at the time decided we would take some time out before he started Uni and I went to college and have a little road trip.  We ended up driving a red ford escort down to Greece and back over a period of 2 months. We had hoped to… Read more →

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

When I was at school a friend of mine lent me his tape of Hot Rocks 1964-71 an early best of The Rolling Stones. It utterly blew my mind with it’s breath, depth and sear bluesy rock ‘n’ roll attitude. There are Stones classics from their early work such as Time is on my side and (I can’t get no)… Read more →

That Thing Called Love (Good Love Songs)

Lets face it most pop songs are about love or variations of love. Young love, unrequited love, physical love or just love of ones self (Yes I am looking at you Mr West). With so many love songs out there I have chosen my favorites.  Remember kids use music not to get into a girls pants but use it to… Read more →

What Happened

What Happened?

What happened to the year so far? It’s March already and I haven’t posted anything since January. This is not only poor on my part but also bad for my Google search ranking. Hence this post about… well… nothing really. I did plan to have a month of posts all lined up for February but it got away from me.… Read more →

It’s 20Something, I am sure you noticed

Resolutions don’t need to wait until the new year they can happen anytime. They just need to happen. Why am I telling you this. I am sure you already know that cos you’re a super amazing person and you read this blog.   I bet you have read others though promising to do X or Y over the next few… Read more →

Under Pressure

I do like when people take a well known song and give it a twist, here though we have Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie stripped back to just the vocals. You can find out more here about the recording of the 31st best song of the 80’s according to VH1



Having not typed anything on this site for a good while I come back to find nothing has changed. Odd that as I have sole responsibility for this place. Maybe it’s time to re-up the site and my postings to it?   Ok I admit I have been watching season one of The Wire again. I forget how good it is… Read more →

This Circus of a Life – A short Story

When Tony was a boy he dreamed of running away to the tax office just like his real dad. Instead he’s stuck with this circus of a life, each night having to throw buckets of colorful papers strips over a baying audience. He wanted normality in his life, he wanted stability yet he got this; an apparently fun life of… Read more →