A while back I reviewed Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution, a documentary on one of the more prominent albums to come out of the second part of the… Read more “Film Review: The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years”
It’s been a while since I did a review of a music documentary – the last one that comes immediately to mind is a documentary review on… Read more “Documentary Review: Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution”
I’ve previously played two Hatsune Miku rhythm games, one on the PS3, and one on the Nintendo 3DS. I generally enjoyed them, though I found the gameplay… Read more “Video Game Review – Hatsune Miku Project Diva X”
It’s been awhile since I’ve done an album review. It’s time to change that, by taking a look at a science fiction concept album adapting one of… Read more “Album Review: Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds”
This time I’m giving my thoughts on the concert “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” – which I saw live in Portland.
Another vlog-style review. Last night (3/6/2015), I went to the performance of “RePLAY: A Symphony of Heroes” at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Here are my thoughts… Read more “Concert Review: RePLAY – A Symphony of Heroes”
Concert films tend to follow a very specific formula: Band does stuff before performing, audience eagerly awaits performance, band performs, band and audience leave. Buena Vista Social… Read more “Movie Review – Buena Vista Social Club”
Just to get it out of the way. I love Van Halen in general. Both the David Lee Roth era and the Sammy Hagar eras of the… Read more “Video Game Review – Guitar Hero: Van Halen (PS3)”
A while back, I went out on a limb and said that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was superior to Guitar Hero III. I’ve now had an opportunity to… Read more “Video Game Review – Guitar Hero: Metallica (PS3)”
So, in my wanderings across the internet I came across the music video for the song “She Drives Me Crazy” by the Fine Young Cannibals, which I,… Read more “Music Review – The Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw and the Cooked”
So, on several occasions previously, my Dad had mentioned that Pat Boone had recorded an album of metal covers. Well, today I finally got around to hunting… Read more “Music Review – Pat Boone: In A Metal Mood”
So, a while back I played, and reviewed, the first major rhythm game to be based around a particular rock band – Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. I reviewed… Read more “Video Game Review – The Beatles: Rock Band (PS3)”
So, I’m doing a break in my usual reaps with a review of a concert I went to today. To be specific, Tommy Tallerico and Jeff Wall’s… Read more “Concert Review – Video Games Live”
I’ve never watched an “art” film before. I’ve watched films with artistic intent. I’ve watch films that used artistic imagery, and I’ve watched films which made me… Read more “Movie Review – Koyaanisqatsi”
Call me pretentious (“You’re Pretentious”) but I like Progressive Rock. I count Rush, The Moody Blues, Horslips, and Jethro Tull, and Pink Floyd among my favorite bands). I grew up on the middle 3, and picked up the former and latter up as I grew older. I saw Rush live in concert last year when they came to Portland to play the Clark County Amphitheater, and have watched Pink Floyd’s concert DVD Pulse. However, I had not yet seen Floyd’s most famous concert video – their performance in Pompeii, with their “classic” lineup, at least to American eyes and ears – Gilmour, Mason, Waters and Wright – most American listeners, especially nowadays, would be not be familiar with any Floyd’s earlier material with Syd Barrett; they’d be familiar with Barrett’s influence on the group, but they would not have actually listened to the band’s two albums with Barrett.
So now, thanks to the wonders of NetFlix, I have finally gotten around to watching the Pink Floyd Pompeii Performance, and I’d say it’s good. The DVD though, is a more than a bit of a mixed bag.