The creations of comic book legend Stan Lee have forever changed the entertainment world. Lee was not alone. Over the years he was more than ably assisted by comic book artists such as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, John Buscema, John Romita Sr., Bill Everett and Gene Colan among many others. Many of Lee's … Continue reading Goodbye Stan Lee: My Humble Tribute
Solo careers are an interesting aspect of the music industry. As a member of a band a singer/musician/songwriter may experience a great deal of success. Once that same member launches a solo career it truly is a crapshoot. There are many examples of solo career success stories including Phil Collins, Sting and Don Henley. But … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren
Initially released in 1994, Blues With A Feeling is a Steve Hackett blues album. Mixing original compositions with cover songs, there is very little progressive rock to be found. And that is okay with me. The album may be a blues album, but it is clearly Steve Hackett music. His distinctive guitar and vocals carry … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Blues With A Feeling By Steve Hackett
There is a fine line when it comes to cartooning and caricature. When creating a cartoon or caricature of a celebrity the main goal is to capture the likeness of that person. When creating a caricature an artist essentially hones in on someone's most prominent features and then exaggerates them. How far an artist goes … Continue reading Fantastic Art Featuring Freddie Mercury
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?