Thursday, 25 December 2008

S&A Live

If (like me) you've been to Rush gigs, seen the videos, got all their albums, and know the band's songs backwards, then watching Snakes & Arrows Live - on blu-ray or DVD, might feel a bit like having some old pals around for the afternoon. Filmed over two nights in Rotterdam, this epic concert movie features more than 30 tracks, and runs for over three hours, plus bonus material (such as Geddy playing the fool as Harry Satchel). Many older groups with a similar 30+ year career and loyal international following, have been called rock dinosaurs, but Rush are giants in the arena, with legendary musicianship, and this is certainly their best-filmed gig, to date (especially on the 1080i hi-def blu-ray format disc). Strongly recommended to all fans of hard rock, whether you like chicken, or not!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

desktop dead again

It's heat-death-of-desktop-universe, again... as my PC keeps freezing and only works for 30 seconds. Windows starts up, okay, but system fails to operate. Hope this is just an easily-fixed power or cooling-fan problem (both of which I've had before on that machine), but - argh! - it would happen at Xmas, when repair shop's closed for the week.

Glad that I bought this laptop, so I'll be able to continue working on certain writing projects over silly season.

Thursday, 18 December 2008


Yet more transmissions from beyond... My column, Blood Spectrum, of DVD reviews for Black Static magazine (published by T3A Press), covers Zombie Diaries, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Days Of Darkness, Tokyo Zombies (notice a Halloween theme?), Death Note and Death Note 2: The Last Name, Strait Jacket, X-Cross, While She Was Out, One Way, Skinwalkers, Doomsday, Seed, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Reeker 2: No Man's Land, Creepshow III, plus a round-up of Asylum, Santa's Slay, The Tattooist, and Driftwood.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

SF Site

There's a mini-interview by Sandy Auden, on the SF Site (scroll down that page a bit).