Category Archive: Media

This is a container category for media reviews and related drivel.

Oct 31

Something Resembling Halloween Content

I’ve had this idea knocking around in my mind for a couple months, and today I found myself with the means, motive, and opportunity. Without further ado, I present a partial reading of that grim classic of poetry, Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven.” (Look, I could only keep at it for so long. You should …

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Sep 12

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I should preface my review of¬†Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a few facts so you can decide whether you want to try taking this review at all seriously: I hated “Man of Steel.” I feel like the only things that movie got really right were Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, whose Clark and …

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Aug 31

Capsule Review Roundup

We’ll round out this summer run of music (and related products) reviews with a handful of most-recent-album selections which I just couldn’t work up enough enthusiasm for to devote a full entry’s worth of time & effort… Apocalyptica, Shadowmaker – So they’ve got a dedicated singer now. “Cold Blood” is good, the rest of the …

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Aug 24

ABC – The Lexicon of Love II

You’d think with my musical identity being formed in the mid-1980s and with ABC being a popular UK-based band (and boy howdy was I into that sort of thing back then) that I wouldn’t have missed out on most of their discography. And yet, I only listened to one of their albums a few times …

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Aug 17

S. Alexander Reed – Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

There’s an old line that goes, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” (The origin of the phrase is, apparently, a subject of considerable debate.) We’re going to take a brief break from writing about music, this week, and instead write about writing about music. Okay, I’m done with that riff now. Growing up, …

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Aug 10

Queen of Hearts – Cocoon

Yes, this album is over two years old. Since it’s technically the most recent release from the artist in question, I’m going to rule this one a valid choice. So there, my site my rules, neener neener et cetera. Now. I feel the need to provide backstory on this one. Friend Wonderduck and I trade …

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