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Music Review: NCIS The Official TV Soundtrack

Music Review: NCIS The Official TV Soundtrack

I’ll be the first to admit that one of the reasons I like many of my favorite television shows is the music they choose for the soundtrack. The background music is part of the overall package. Of course the writing and acting is the big draw, but a well chosen and placed [Read More]

The Fray is the new Rock

The Fray is the new Rock

I heard several people complain about Coldplay as rock band extraordinaires at the Grammys. I mean they were REALLY angry at the thought of Coldplay being mislabeled as a rock band. Apparently, piano playing leads don’t qualify as Rock. Who knew? To make matters worse [Read More]

Beyonce’s New Album: I AM Sasha Fierce

Beyonce’s New Album: I AM Sasha Fierce

For her third solo release, I AM … Sasha Fierce, Beyonce put together a rather enticing package. The one-name pop star released a double disc aimed at reinventing herself while staying true to her hardcore fans. The first ballad heavy disc is filled with Linda Perry [Read More]

Music Review: ColdPlay’s Viva La Vida

Music Review: ColdPlay’s Viva La Vida

When Coldplay first came out, I have to admit that I was skeptical, mostly because I wanted to avoid trends. Come to find out, a few years later, good music is just good music. And good music is unavoidable. I am definitely not a Coldplay skeptic any longer, regardless of [Read More]

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker – Welding the C:/

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker – Welding the C:/

How would you describe a sound that you have never heard before? That was my dilemma when sitting down to write this review for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS for short). Their debut six-song EP, Welding the C:/, is flying off the shelves of HMV stores everywhere, and has [Read More]

Music Review: Volume One by She & Him

Music Review: Volume One by She & Him

Most of the time, I don't approve of actors becoming musicians.  It's usually ill-advised (are you reading this, Scarlett Johansson?) and feels more like an indulgence than a definite career move for the actor.  I have to say that there are some notable [Read More]

Music Review: The Weepies’ Hideaway

Music Review: The Weepies’ Hideaway

Hideaway is the follow-up to The Weepies' critically acclaimed 2006 album Say I Am You.  You know it was critically acclaimed because you could barely throw a rock without hitting a TV showing a mainstream drama featuring a track from the album.  But [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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