The 1975 – “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”

Four days ago I had never heard of The 1975. I was skimming through my pile of Entertainment Weekly issues and stumbled upon a positive review for their new album "I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It." The description sounded like music I might enjoy, so I … Continue reading The 1975 – “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”

Weekly Round-Up: January 03-09, 2016

Happy New Year! Now that we're post-holidays, we get back to "ordinary time" and a more regular cadence of movie-watching. 🙂 Last week, I saw: In Cold Blood (1967) - Genuinely creepy, though occasionally slow crime drama. This was especially fun to watch as I'd just finished the In Cold Blood novel days earlier. RECOMMENDED. Inside Out … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: January 03-09, 2016

Looking Back at 2015 in Music

My favorite albums of 2015 -- whether from this year, or discoveries I just made this year!

Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (2015)

This album begins with an assertion and ends with a question. It subverts what we think we know about Miley, and maybe about ourselves, dismantling preconceived notions and opening up to introspection and wonder.

The Lion King (2012)

It’s amazing that even a huge spectacular, with a cast of dozens and lavishly expensive and profitable, can tell and effectively emote the most intimate human relationships. The Lion King is the rock-solid beautiful (visually, artistically, musically) stage musical adaptation of the modern classic Disney film. Faithfully adapted from the script of the movie, the stage … Continue reading The Lion King (2012)