Holy macaroni, it’s July! As our strangest year ever continues to take us on a voyage into uncharted territories, allow us to help you navigate your way to safe harbours, sheltering from the storms. Now is the time. Here is the place. This is The Cut.Continue reading The Cut – Issue 8
Here is your weekly reminder that it is Friday, just in case you’re losing track of time. Gods know, I am. But hey, good news! Friday means it’s time for another issue of your favourite* interwub digest—The Cut!Continue reading The Cut – Issue 3
In which yr hmbl etc goes all rocky and metallic. Black Sabbath to Red Fang, Monster Magnet to Mastodon. Tis the season. Turn it UP.
Well, of course it had to be Eurovision that brought me back to the blog after so long. Continue reading Douze Points: Eurovision 2016
The boys celebrate their rescue from CycloMedia’s clutches with an exploration of a truly joyful piece of cinema. You could argue that Streets Of Fire isn’t SF or fantasy. Rob and Clive would argue otherwise.
We’re back. let the revels begin. Let the fires be started.
All good things must come to an end. After 18 months and a ton of fun, Rob and Clive have decided to shutter the Speakeasy. And what better way to finish than in the same way that we started: two blokes in a room, talking about music?
We’re talking about the art and joy of the single, using the examples that mean an awful lot to us. Expect revelations of a personal nature, and insights into who we are and how we got to be that way.
Settle in. This one’s gonna be emotional.
Disney's vision of the classic Sondhiem musical adds a hint of Hollywood but not much else. Continue reading Into The Woods And Over The Hills And Far Away
Eat My Crescendo!
This month on The Speakeasy, Rob and Clive are joined by actual honest-to-heck film composer Neil Myers. Along with adagio and strings from the mighty Keith Eyles, we highlight composers we think are unfairly overlooked, and pick out a soundtrack each that’s a bit of a hidden gem.
First movement and opening titles, everyone…
Here’s a Spotify playlist with a lot of what we’re talking about…
and a few that Spotify couldn’t help us out with.
Cobra by Sylvester Levay
The Haunting Of Julia by Colin Towns
Perfume by Johnny Klimek, Tom Twyker, Reinhold Hell
To find out more about our very special guest, check out http://www.neilmyers.com.
In 2002, I was was swimming in Australia when I was caught in a riptide. Continue reading Killing With Kindness: X&HT Saw Swans
For a generation of British kids, the notion of something being scary was irrevocably tied up with the notion of the otherworldly sounds coming from the mind of sonic pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Continue reading Loops And Tones: The Delian Mode