Need for Speed – Movie Review

There are a number of gorgeous, over-the-top action film sequels are hitting theatres of late. 300: Rise of an Empire and Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier are out now and The Amazing Spider-man 2 will be slinging across screens in a couple of weeks. It’s nice to finally see an original film series in…

Adventures in Solitude – Book Review

It was the first truly Spring-like day of the year but as I boarded the bus for the long ride home I wasn’t noticing the beautiful weather. I was feeling mightily stressed. Innumerable assignments, articles and projects were demanding my attention and I was feeling the pressure. In an act of rebellion against my usual…

UnderScore – Some R&R

Rest and relaxation? Rock ‘n’ roll? Rack and ruin? How about The Rest and Rock? The Rest are a Hamilton-based 7 piece whom I discovered via Twitter. How wonderful is this new digital world for musical exploration? Their 3rd record, SEESAW, almost didn’t exist. A month from release, the hard drive holding every scrap of…

Don’t Take My Word For It – Starting Small

So since I started this space to yell about things I figure I ought to do some reviews. The problem is that I’m currently unemployed. For those of you new to that concept that means no new monies. No new monies mean no new records and no going to shows. I’m not yet big enough…