ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 1 minute Return of reel-to-reel as musicians reject digital for better sound of dated technology – never really went away. The bigger issue is spare parts, servicing and future manufacturing of reel-to-reel tape machines TODAYonline | Exclusive: Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals -sources– what about the environment? One of the reasons why I’ve […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Peepy and Mother Lee take influence to the next level Yet another way of landing the same Burger King message: Burger King’s flame-grilled glasses are too hot to handle | Creativepool  This Adobe marketing gimmick was going around a lot of the people that I know – Creative Types  Great economic analysis on China from […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 2 minutes Record Store Day 2019 redux. For various reasons I didn’t do any any vinyl shopping but used The Vinyl Store to compile a list of what I would have liked to buy. A few things: Madonna’s True Blue single was one of her classic 12 inch singles. I am less convinced by the fake ‘obi’ […]

Out and about: Dragged Across Concrete

Reading Time: 1 minute In sharp contrast to the wall-to-wall kinetic-driven nature of action films in general; Dragged Across Concrete is a well-paced crime film. The role of smartphone shot video dragged it kicking and screaming into the modern day via Rodney King. The film reminded me of a number of others: The Usual Suspects and Magnolia for its […]

Hellboy reboot and flawed superhero films

Reading Time: 2 minutes I got to see the Hellboy reboot. Make no mistake it’s flawed. It doesn’t have the synchronicity with the source material of Guillermo del Toro’s adaptations. It was great to see Daniel Dae Kim on film, but his English accent wasn’t great. It was right up there with Dick Van Dyk. There was an ensemble […]