DEVIN TOWNSEND: Empath – A “summary album” by the new Frank Zappa.

There is one rule about Devin Townsend’s catalogue which you should always take heed of: there is absolutely no cohesion at all between each album. In layman’s terms, no two consecutive releases are the same (for example, his “Z2” double-album involves one single-focused disc, then another devoted to the [thin] concept of an alien called …

THE MARX BROS in A Night at the Opera Perhaps the masterpiece of history’s finest vaudevillians…

GROUCHO: ...It’s the standard sanity clause. CHICO: You can’t fool me. There ain’t no san-ity Claus.   The impact the Marx Bros. films had on cinema cannot be understated; even the Roger Moore-era Bond films might not have been the same had M-G-M’s vaudevillian trio of Groucho, Chico and Harpo not incorporated an OTT chase …

Pancake day

Pancake day (noun) -            the most superior day of celebration. Of all 365 days, Pancake day is the culinary pinnacle of the year - the allure of sweetness is certainly not something to be passed on. My incessant augmenting enthusiasm nearly overflowed as the tempting scent of sugar wafted up the stairs when the first …

An Ode to Coffee

Steam swirls and dances in the air, a complex path so delicately intertwined. A sweet smell swirls in the mug below where, The perfect cup of coffee I may find. Its deep black core does swell with heat, This warmth the mug does quickly meet, The smooth black drink that quenches thirst in the morning …