Quote – Unknown

Sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage the madness…

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Quote – Bob Dylan

The truth is just a plain picture.

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Radiohead “Amnesiac” (2001, Parlophone)

The 5th studio album from the Oxford-born British experimental band Radiohead is quite truly seminal.

Recorded the same time as the preceding album Kid A and released in mid 2001, the band reach their creative and socialist apex here. The jazz-influence, particularly regarding the lack of electric guitar (compared to previous albums) and collaboration with The Humphrey Lyttelton Band (on infamous track Life in a Glasshouse), is much more notable than before and the result is startlingly good.

Possibly one of the best albums ever, from a band that are so idiosyncratic as to nearly defy definition. A desert-island disc? Definitely.

Info:

Lead Singer/Cover co-Artist:  Thom Yorke
Band:  Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway
Producer:  Nigel Godrich
Label:  Parlophone
Tracks:

  1. Packt like Sardine in a Crushd Tin Box
  2. Pyramid Song
  3. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
  4. You and Whose Army?
  5. I Might Be Wrong
  6. Knives Out
  7. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
  8. Dollars and Cents
  9. Hunting Bears
  10. Like Spinning Plates
  11. Life in a Glasshouse
See also:  Coldplay, Muse, Massive Attack, Humphrey Lyttelton, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Röyksopp, Abel Korzeniowski, Chris O’Riley…

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Kicking off…

Hi, welcome to my blog. I’ve thought about doing one for quite a while, and looked around on the internet at various points. I’ve never really been satisfied with what’s been on offer though. Having it used it before (for a website), don’t know why I didn’t think of WordPress then!

My girlfriend Kayleigh-Heaven started using WordPress for a blog that I’m not allowed to see, additionally, and that was the final kick for me to decide to do it. Not sure how often I’ll do update it though, given how many social media outlets there are already…

Watch this space :)

I’m just trying things out at the moment, so apologies for a lack of corporate identity or general presentation. Still getting a feel… ! You might notice that I’ve already created a couple of categories for these posts, and one such category is ‘Batman’; as I’m a huge fan of the character. I plan on expanding my knowledge (which is currently at level: reasonable) over the coming months so I’ll try to report on that expansion here. By no means do I profess to be an expert, but it’s an area of pop-culture and postmodern art with which I am truly fascinated, so I predict it’ll feature fairly regularly in my blog.

Thanks for reading, Matt.

Film Noir meets Art Deco meets Bruce Timm

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Just joined…

I have just created this blog and joined the WordPress community. I’m not 100% sure what the blog will be about; although I expect it will be musings and links on the things that interest me and that I’m up to. Generally, and in no order of preference they include:

  • Artwork (appreciation)
  • Audio Engineering
  • Batman
  • The Beatles
  • Books
  • Comics
  • Editing
  • Filmmaking
  • Films
  • Food
  • Germany
  • Grammar & Punctuation
  • Graphic Novels
  • Mozart
  • Music-making
  • Music
  • the Netherlands
  • Photography (appreciation)
  • Travel
  • Writing
  • and more…
Thanks for reading my words, and following my blog.
Matt

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