The Toys That Made Us – Season 3

(Photo: Netflix) The popular Netflix series has returned for a third season taking viewers back down memory lane. The season offers more pleasant reflections on popular toy sets that still line the walls of many collectors across the globe. I was really looking forward to the final episode of the season covering the great goofy […]

Education Dedication

Read well and you will write well. The drive to improve and learn should never cease. A single word or sentence will sometimes stick with me as a way to better communicate through the page or screen. Finding this gem of a book for a buck not too long ago gave me a great investment […]

Origins of Heavy Metal – Blue Cheer

An argument that may never cease among fans, historians and journalists alike. What were the true origins of heavy metal music? Few would disagree that Black Sabbath defined heavy metal for everything that would come after it. I firmly believe that the very roots of heavy metal began with Blue Cheer, Sir Lord Baltimore, Vanilla […]

Formatting Matters

There’s a scene in Footloose that had me thinking of writing fundamentals. It was fitting given that lately I’ve been driven to review my own work with a sharper eye. John Lithgow’s  character Reverend Shaw Moore is typing away at a sermon before a conversation with Lori Singer (Ariel Moore). Towards the end of the scene […]

Alice in Chains – Dirt

Much like a few other Seattle “grunge” era bands, Alice in Chains albums could be referred to as metal. (With the exception of the acoustic EP’s Sap, Jar of Flies and the Unplugged album). Dirt represented a rawness of emotion. Themes of anger, depression and addiction run well together. “Them Bones” blasts off the start […]

Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix

(Image from Netflix) Netflix recently released a new set of episodes of Banger Films informative and entertaining award-winning series Hip-Hop Evolution. The series takes viewers on an educational trip through one of the most important counter-culture movements in history. Hip-Hop’s beginnings, transitions, trials and tribulations are well described and discussed. Over time I have come to […]