DAN SMYTH!

 

  The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead. (2012.) Another Friday, another interview. Today we speak to British Actor, Writer, Director and Producer, Dan Smyth. Smyth has worked on numerous productions in various roles and positions. Kun. (2012.) When did you first know you wanted to become an actor? What inspired you, and what continues to inspire you? I guess I’m kind of a latecomer to acting, and film in general really. I’ve had a bit of a twisting path that actually put me onto the film world. I studied interactive design at University after finishing my A Levels (in four subjects that really had nothing to do with film!), and it was that course that let me try out film […]

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Emalyth Arts Expo 6 – Unleash The Beast.

 

 This weekend, Wolmer Bush Lounge  is hosting the 6th Emalyth Arts Expo. The Expo will not only feature more than a dozen alternative South African artists but also promises over 20 metal bands from around the country performing throughout the weekend for your entertainment. I have had the privilege to attend one of these events a couple of years back and I have to say that it was quite the experience. Not only did I get to meet refreshingly new and intriguing artists and see their work, but it was one hell of a party as well. So, pack your expo/festival gear and head to the 6th Emalyth Arts Expo starting today at 2pm and only ending late on Sunday. […]

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QUINTEN NUTT!

 

 “Bisolar: Acrylic on Canvas.” (Titles of his artwork.) Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Today we speak to an up and coming local artist who is pushing boundaries and stirring the pot of cultural enlightenment. Today we speak to Quinten Nutt. Now some of you may be familiar with his work: his abstract style, surreal aesthetic, free-form brush strokes, innovative cultural exploration… all of which is coated in a sense of openness and true accessibility… making Quinten a unique and thought provoking individual. I consider him the vanguard of the new Avant-Garde. So come with us, as we wade into the depths of his mind. “Esoteric painting: Individual’s life tree with planetary symbols, life and karmic numbers and […]

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MISTER JOE BLACK!

 

 “Joe Black – ‘Vile Volumes for Villainous Children’ CD – Cabaret, Vaudeville, Halloween, Comedy.” It’s Friday, and that means something different. Today we have an interview with – perhaps one of the most amazing musical performers of our time – Mister Joe Black. Here we go then. 01: What’s new in the life of Mr. Joe Black? I have just relocated to Brighton. Which has been absolutely wonderful! It’s a city that suits me just fine. Such diverse wonderful people… with the occasional harmless crazy thrown in. 02: What inspires your unique style? Paintings, film and music. I’m obsessed with the fashion and culture of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Realistically, I’m sure they were a horrible, horrible time to live […]

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FILM VS WRITTEN WORD!

 

 “It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” —Jack Kerouac. The written word captures our imagination; while films show the spoils of our mind to the world. Both of these mediums are a fantastic way of expressing ideas and concepts. However the battle-lines between readers and watchers is moving closer, as famous works of literary genius are transformed into fantastic high-budget films; then transformed back into print. So, Wookiee, you get books based on the film, which itself is based on a book. Thus giving you ONE film and TWO distinct books. All of which have their own fanatics lining the streets and flogging themselves in abject worship of “their” beloved personal choice. All this leaves us with […]

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HEAVY METAL: FRANCHISE.

 

 “There was no way I was gonna walk around this place with my dork hanging out!” – Den. HEAVY METAL: 36 years on. Have you watched the “Heavy Metal” films, read the magazines, played the game? You haven’t! Well, you must rectify that at once. Since 1 April, 1977, Heavy Metal magazine and all its offspring have been thrilling the world with tales of horror, science-fiction, good old fashioned adventure stories and pictures of semi-naked warrior ladies. Over the course of this – long – article we shall look back over the past 38 years of the Heavy Metal franchise. The reason it is called, Heavy Metal? Well, that’s simple. Heavy Metal music: Black Sabbath, Devo, and Grand Funk Railroad […]

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Pop Culture: The West’s Greatest Weapon?

 

 “TO WAR” – Saruman: LOTR. Those of you who have read my previous articles; will have noticed that I tend to concentrate on the happier things in life. I’m not one for rocking the boat; upsetting the established order; or causing a never ending backlash against myself. In fact, I try and avoid being “serious” as much as possible… BUT! Today I’ve had a slight (though temporary) change of heart. I’ve spent the past few hours going through various “serious” articles, regarding the West’s use of POP Culture as a Weapon of Mass Destruction! (I thought that would get your attention.) Now according to a diverse group of unrelated people, from different parts of the world, POP CULTURE is the […]

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