A Little Kong: Son of Kong (1933): Kong Hits II

2018-03-10T10:29:48+00:00

If you thought that a hastily thrown together sequel rushed into production and released as soon as possible as a cynical gash-grab to capitalize on its far superior predecessor was a modern phenomenon you are sorely mistaken! That’s been happening since pretty much the advent of filmmaking in general. [...]

A Little Kong: Son of Kong (1933): Kong Hits II 2018-03-10T10:29:48+00:00

Close to the Edge: Yes: Difficult Beauty I

2018-03-10T13:10:34+00:00

I begin this journey into Progressive Rock with the album that I feel is the quintessential example of the genre. Yes’ fifth release typifies the aspects of what makes great Prog Rock.  It executes the characteristics of the form perfectly and combines the musical experimentation and instrumentation into what [...]

Close to the Edge: Yes: Difficult Beauty I 2018-03-10T13:10:34+00:00

A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter)

2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Not very long ago I was out with some friends having dinner at a cozy little café in the mountains. It was a beautiful Colorado evening and we sat out on the deck as the sun was setting among the aspens and pines as humming birds and finches and jays [...]

A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter) 2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction

2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00

Progressive Rock is a genre of music that typically to consists of long, complicated pieces of music that attempts to incorporate ideas and styles of jazz improvisation and classical composition. It tends to focus on the virtuosity of its musicians, experimentation in the structure of the music and instruments, and [...]

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction 2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00

King of his World: King Kong (1933): Kong Hits I

2018-02-26T16:35:48+00:00

At the beginning of the year I did the obligatory blogger thing of making a “best of” list. In it I stated my guilty pleasure of the year was Kong: Skull Island. This is a clichéd giant monster movie filled with every trope of the genre you could possibly [...]

King of his World: King Kong (1933): Kong Hits I 2018-02-26T16:35:48+00:00

Eye of Sauron Seen over the Antartica! (or maybe its the sun)

2018-02-01T18:26:04+00:00

BREAKING NEWS: Sauron, the lord of darkness - also known as the Necromancer - long thought dead has reappeared over Antarctica. Using his go-to guise of a large disembodied eye, Sauron has been seen gathering followers from the surrounding area. As the area is frozen, desolate tundra the followers have [...]

Eye of Sauron Seen over the Antartica! (or maybe its the sun) 2018-02-01T18:26:04+00:00

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

2017-10-31T12:44:57+00:00

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. [...]

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories) 2017-10-31T12:44:57+00:00

Collected Edition: Episode 10: Tomb of Dracula Vol.2

2017-10-30T21:43:31+00:00

Happy Halloween everyone! Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, in honor of the greatest holiday invented by man, we discuss the classic 70s Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula. [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 10: Tomb of Dracula Vol.2 2017-10-30T21:43:31+00:00
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