I Am Divine

Continuing my interest in cult movie documentaries, following the likes of Midnight Movies, Electric Boogaloo, Not Quite Hollywood and Jodorowsky's Dune, I delved into Jeffrey Schwarz's film about the 'muse of John Waters', Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead. While my awareness of Divine was brief she was certainly a fascinating presence, known to me mostly... Continue Reading →

Oasis: Supersonic

In the mid-1990s there was something of a gap in the area of credible, popular music. Following the rave and ‘Madchester’ scenes in the UK and the influx of grunge from the US (halted somewhat overnight in the eyes of the mainstream with the death of Kurt Cobain) something different needed to emerge to fill... Continue Reading →

Gimme Danger

Before The Offspring and Rancid, before The Sex Pistols and The Damned, before The Ramones and The New York Dolls one band stood out as a link from the garage rock of the mid-1960s to the supposed nihilistic shock of punk. A quartet of misfits from Ann Arbour, Michigan now in many ways more famed... Continue Reading →

Jodorowsky’s Dune

I have always been happy to admit that David Lynch’s (or Alan Smithee’s) Dune is something of a guilty pleasure of mine and that its source novel, Frank Herbert’s epic hard sci-fi myth, is one of my all time favourite books (in a non-guilty way). Between these two though lies another version of the story... Continue Reading →

Owen Hart: Hart of Gold

I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling since I first saw it around early 1992, in the build up to WWF’s SummerSlam show at Wembley Arena. As with all these things trends and styles come and go and, as the so-called Attitude Era dawned in late 1996 I stopped watching. In early 1999 I caught... Continue Reading →

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