Month: March 2008

DVD Review: Control (Directors Suite)

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Last year I saw the film ‘Control’ at the Brisbane International Film Festival. I even wrote a review on the movie, having enjoyed it immensely.

I wrote back then that I’d definitely add this movie to my collection, and true to my word, it’s now taken a spot on the shelf.

So, is it worth shelling out the money?

Short answer: Hell yeah!

Long answer… keep reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Music Review: Nine Inch Nails “Ghosts (Volumes I-IV)”

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It’s pretty much on record how big a fan I am of Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails.

So, this album sneaking up on me, flying in under the radar until the day of it’s release when no fewer than a dozen people emailed me to tell me about it… I figured I must be slipping.

Then again, this is the first album he’s released DIRECTLY to the public.

So… what’s it like? Has he delivered? And are we looking at the first salvo in the artists war to take back their creative freedom from a selfish industry that has more or less reamed them to within a shade of nothingness? Read the rest of this entry »

Half of history is hiding the truth…

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It’s been an interesting news week so far…

And despite Paul McDermott returning to Channel 10 with ‘Good News Week’, there is little to laugh at, unless you’re like me and have to laugh at the ridiculous things you see in order to avoid breaking down and crying.

And interestingly enough, some of the juiciest news has avoided the media altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Everyone has their price.

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This one’s a short one… since it’s late, I gotta be up early, and to be perfectly frank… the brain clutch keeps slipping as I try get out of first and into second.

Anyway… I was kicking back last night watching Supernatural, and when seeing how much these characters go through, for little or no thanks, I found myself asking “How much can one person lose before they snap?”. Read the rest of this entry »

Defining moments.

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Everyone’s life has one or more defining moments.

Moments, events, circumstances that so impact upon us as to irrevocably change who we are and define who will become.

For some, those moments are joyous occasions that burn brightly as treasured memories in the days to come. Others, painful events that we continue to try to recover from.

This week bore a defining moment in my professional life… and I’m not entirely sure which of the two categories this one falls into.

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Where it all began.

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When I first started blogging, it was simply because MySpace offered it as an additional function to your profile.

The great thing about social networking, is when it works at it’s best, it’s a fantastic way to find things out in the quickest possible time. In many ways, it’s like word-of-mouth advertising… you tend to trust recommendations made by people you know over that of a complete stranger or something you see in an ad.

And in writing a couple of recent posts, I had to look back at previous incidences I’d written about back in the early days of this blog… and couldn’t find them. Turns out that in transitioning to this blog, two posts had been orphaned.

So, what did I have to say? Read on and find out, but you may want to get yourself a snack and a drink… this one does take a bit to read. Read the rest of this entry »