Some sad news – David Bowie, aka David Robert Jones, has died of cancer this morning, aged sixty nine. Bowie has been a figure in popular music for over four decades, and is known as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His androgynous appearance was an iconic element of his image, particularly […]
‘Fall To Earth’ sees the return of the amazing Torchwood executive assistant. Yes, Ianto is back and he’s in superb form. It’s been a long cold lonely time and Ianto was rather dramatically and not without many a tear killed off in the otherwise excellent ‘Children Of Earth’. This story is obviously set before that. […]
Here we have a collection of six short Science Fiction novels of 2014 from established and emerging writers. It’s a bumper pack of 14 CDs lasting 16 hours presented in a neat package and narrated by two very experienced readers, Tom Dheere and Nancy Linari, both being familiar to listeners of previous presentations from this […]
Is this the song you’ve been looking for? The Roots & The Force Awakens cast sing a Star Wars a-cappella. Very tuneful guys and gals, but don’t embrace the dark side and do a rock version of this, okay?
That mighty son of K-pop, Psy, is now rocking it Daddy-style, because Gangnam-style wasn’t enough. Catchy? Check. Silly? Check. Kind of rock-y? Check. K-pop stars, start your motors, because it’s time for some Psy-Fi! Now, how long before some South Korean-types do a version of this taking the &^*( out of the North Korean regime, I […]
Italian author Emilio Audissino makes a very potent remark in his introduction that there are few books about modern day film composers. As famous as John Williams is, there are only three books about him and they aren’t even in English. As such, Audissino wrote a degree thesis on him, before the next stage of […]
There are changes afoot at Big Finish because…drum roll it looks like it might be canon! Since the sad demise of AudioGo a couple of years ago, there have been an empty space there the ‘New Who’ audios used to be. There is an established customer base, youngsters who might not buy old ‘Doctor Who’ […]
Under consideration here is the ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ soundtrack composed by Bear McCreary. Now the thing with movie and TV programme soundtracks in general (I’m not talking about musicals here), is that they were written as supporting material. They were not conceived as something separate from the film/TV program, to standalone by themselves. That […]
I don’t know much about Sam Smith’s music, but he’s cranked out a right stonking Bond theme for the new SPECTRE movie. Loved the last trailer, too. Let’s hope the film lives up to the early promise.