Archive for January, 2019

Watched “A Million Ways To Die In The West” with my buddy Kalle today. I have to say that the punchlines line up with a brutal pace, and you can sense that the inspiration is partially drawn from Monty Python and Mel Brooks. The cast (Liam Neeson, Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron can be seen on the DVD cover, but there are plenty more talent in this one) is brilliant. The jokes are often visual, some quite brutal. But you have to laugh at the craziness of it all. Charlize Theron is fantastic as a gunslinger in this one, somebody needs to give her a chance to repeat the role, perhaps in a more traditional western. All in all, you will be entertained.

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40 years ago

Posted: January 11, 2019 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

The classic UFO live album “Strangers In The Night” was released in early January 1979. It was the last UFO album of that era that featured Michael Schenker on guitar and he was certainly heralded as a rising star back in the day. He had taken UFO to new heights and it would be tough for them to top what had been after his departure, although they did some decent albums for years to come. Decades even. But this was one hell of a peak in their career.

Good news

Posted: January 11, 2019 in Comics, Cool stuff, General

More Norwegian comics are now for sale through AdLibris in Sweden, and this includes titles like Davy og Miki (from issue 19, billed as 1 2018) and Tex Willer (issue 649, billed as 1 2019). I tried to get this done years ago but they would not listen. But, here we are…

Nice.

Born Again!

Posted: January 11, 2019 in Books, Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

Canadian author Martin Popoff has just published “Born Again! – Black Sabbath In The Eighties And Nineties”. This guy will go down in history as the ultimate Classic Rock & Heavy Metal historian.

Managed to secure a copy of the rare Wembley 2016 box by Babymetal, issued to the members of the Fan Club called The One that year. These boxes are awesome in every way, you do get value for money. And they will only get ever more expensive on the second hand market (like eBay).

What you get is the April 2 2016 concert at the Wembley SSE Arena in London on two CDs and the Blu-ray from said concert. Now the CD is out in Europe, but the Blu-ray/DVD is not (although I do own it). What really makes this box super exclusive is the amazing photo book with fantastic shots from this gig (most of them by Dana “Distortion” Yavin). Needless to say, this is pure gold. It was a spectacular show and Dana captured the very essence of what they are on this night. The magic of classic Babymetal in full flight. I hope Dana publish a Babymetal photo book of her own some day. She was there as early as 2014 when Babymetal performed at the Budokan in Tokyo, and later on Stateside and elsewhere (Paris etc etc).

Absolutely superb.

(My images of said box – thank you Kalle for helping me secure this gem)

Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted: January 9, 2019 in Classic Rock, General

The film “Bohemian Rhapsody” will see DVD/Blu-ray release in mid March. It did well the other day at the Golden Globe awards, securing top spots for Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture Drama (Rami Malek). The Oscars is coming up on February 24, I think this film has got legs.

Best of luck to all involved.

How lucky can you get? Located this wonderful steel rack a couple of weeks ago and added one to the man cave yesterday. Perfect size for LPs so I have to rank it highly on the old cool-o-meter for that reason alone. A smaller version exists and I will get one of them as well, for DVDs.

(Thank you for your help Seth)

(My images)