World Citizen – My Life Story

World Citizen – My Life Story

It is nearly twenty years since the last album from My Life Story. A lot has happened since the year 2000. Even more has changed. Kevin Spacey won the best actor award at the 72nd Academy Awards. I doubt there will be a comeback for Kevin this year. The best selling single of the year [...]

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath

"Are you aware of his humour?" asks the member of staff as I purchase a ticket. "Yes" I reply and start laughing. "We have to ask" she says "People walk out every night." I bet they do. I bet they do. Interestingly the people who walk out of a Jerry Sadowitz show are the very [...]

A Day of Violence

A Day of Violence

***the following piece was, originally, posted on MyFilms in May 2010.  This was the first time I had ever conducted an interview face to face.  The film itself, "A Day of Violence", was screening as part of a horror festival and was, frankly, unpleasant.  I tried to be as positive as I could about what [...]

Brothers in Harms

Brothers in Harms

Family. Blood is thicker than water. When everyone else has gone it is meant to be your family who are stood still by your side, resolute, devout, faithful even in the face of disgrace, disappointment and disaster. Romantic? Maybe. Those of a postmodernist persuasion (hello Guardian writers) will tell you that the family is an [...]

The Salad Way – Album Review

The Salad Way – Album Review

Are you ready to be heartbroken? Or at least ready to have your heart broken and then pieced back together again? Of course not, how could you be? A new Salad album is on its way. Butterflies in your stomach? Of course you do. You're excited. Who wouldn't be. "I love Salad" you are thinking. [...]