One of the more useful developments in pop culture over the last decade or so – especially if you’re the kind of fan that likes to see how the sausages are made, so to speak – has been the rise of the kinds of social media that you don’t have to be friends with someone to eavesdrop on
Good family movies appeal to kids of all ages. Great family movies appeal to people of all ages. The best movies will often include elements that only the adults will understand, while still providing entertainment for the kids.
Over the years, there have been several albums that have been incredibly successful. That’s true primarily as the songs are great and the album to a certain extent has a journey and some continuity throughout the 45 minute collection of songs.
Anyone remember Canned Heat? Canned Heat is an American blues/boogie rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1965. Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. Hite took the name Canned Heat from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to yet another edition of Pulp! You’d think I’d have run out of things to say by now, but you’d be wrong! As it happens, by pure accident we’ve got ourselves something of an Image Comics/Kirkman double-whammy; after last issue’s discussion of The Walking Dead, a copy of Robert Kirkman’s love letter to superhero comics – volume 1 of Invincible, ‘Family Matters’ – has found its way into my collection. Honestly, I can’t think of a better description than ‘love letter’; Kirkman clearly loves his capes and cowls, and Invincible certainly lives up to the spandex-clad greats.
Over the past couple of weeks, you may or may not have noticed that our government have been saying things about musicians making money and how that they can ‘help’ us out. Well without this becoming a column aimed at slandering Tony Abbott and his ridiculous government that really can’t seem to get anything right – half the world has legalised gay marriage why can’t we!
If you’re a fan of Australian film, you might have noticed over the last year or so a shift in the way the local product hits cinemas. Gone – or at least, somewhat reduced – are the days when your typical Australian film was thrown into a bunch of cinemas to compete with the best the world has to offer. Instead, we’re increasingly seeing Australian films given what distributors like to call “showcase” sessions.