Barcelona, Freddie Mercury's collaboration with opera superstar Montserrat Caballe, is his crowning achievement. I have long felt this way about this incredibly special album. Barcelona is the logical fulfillment of the bombastic pop/rock opera fusion that Freddie Mercury helped to create within the context of Queen. The music featured on the Barcelona album toned down … Continue reading Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe
Since leaving Genesis in 1977 Steve Hackett has, to varying degrees, included Genesis music in his live shows. In 2013 he took it to a whole new level with his Genesis Revisited tour where he performed an entire set of 1970's Genesis songs. Since that successful tour a Genesis Revisited set has been a … Continue reading Your Ultimate Genesis Tribute Band
It took just one film, Man Of Steel (2013), for Henry Cavill to win me over. I was intrigued by Cavill in the initial Man Of Steel trailers. Watching the trailers I had no idea who Henry Cavill was, but he sure looked good as Superman. Christopher Reeve's portrayal of Superman/Clark Kent will more … Continue reading Henry Cavill, Superman No More?
With each passing year it would seem that we get further away from what we as a country felt on 09/11/2001. Initially there was uncertainty, shock, fear, and then anger. Those feelings soon turned to empathy and compassion. A fierce sense of determination rose up as we banded together to overcome the tragic events of … Continue reading 9-11-2018
The 1945 classic movie Mildred Pierce is clearly a star vehicle for actress Joan Crawford. She shines in the title role as a mother willing to do nearly anything for her children. Her daughters Veda and Kay are the most important parts of her life. They take priority over everything, including her marriage. The acting … Continue reading One Of The Most Intriguing Characters In Mildred Pierce
A Dying Planet may be a brand new progressive metal band, but the architects behind the music are veterans of the metal scene. Jasun and Troy Tipton arrived on the scene in 1999 with the debut album of their progressive metal powerhouse Zero Hour. The band's second release, the brilliant concept album, The Towers Of … Continue reading A Dying Planet – Facing The Incurable: A Vital Progressive Metal Debut Album
I have been an enormous fan of the band Genesis since 1981. I discovered their music shortly after the release of their game changing album Abacab. I had never heard music quite like this before and I was hooked immediately. Abacab was the start of my lifelong love affair with the music of Genesis. As … Continue reading Progtastic Band Recommendations For Genesis Fans