Written by William Shakespeare Directed by David Lawrence Te Whaea, August 1 – 5
On their second and apparently final album, Ritalin have grated away most of the melody and harmony from their music, especially through the constantly scowling vocals. What the album does have by way of melody from the guitars kicks out of synch like a backstarting motor – and it is fucking magnificent.
As a member of Generation X, just like the author of this short attention span book, I flipped through it in a matter of seconds and could concur with him that I hardly read self help books because there are as he puts it “not enough pictures and too much like hard work.”
The premise of the film is not some perverse fantasy about killing the current President of the United States of America, George Walker Bush. Those who say otherwise either haven’t seen it, or are trying to purposely misguide you.
Blame the finicky musical times we live in but, suddenly, gloom seems to be back in vogue. From Arcade Fire’s critical adulation to Editors arena sized take on Joy Division, gloom seems to be everywhere.
Tonight I’m going to set my alarm to awaken me with the glorious sound of Vorn. I want to start tomorrow in a good mood. Vorn’s a man who thankfully allows me to do this with his blend of psychedelic, circus, pop-tastic ready mix smorgasboard of well constructed songs. Elvis Costello once said that, “Writing […]
Fishers Fine Arts 154 Featherston Street August 2-17
Once again Ryan Adams has perfected that sexy, tortured soul look on the cover of his new album, Easy Tiger. This is his ninth album in a seven-year solo career, and fans have unfortunately come to expect a certain level of inconsistency with the quality of each new release of his.
It’s an inescapable fact of life that people are often going to be judged on superficial terms. The sheer number of strangers that we encounter in an average day ensures that the majority of them are going to be assessed rapidly on a limited series of attributes, then quickly and efficiently generalized and assigned a […]