The news of the death of David Longdon is shocking. He was an incredibly talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. For the last twelve years he has been a vital part of the band Big Big Train. This incredible band has produced some of the finest progressive rock of the 21st century. Their wonderfully unique mix … Continue reading My Humble Tribute To David Longdon Of Big Big Train
Twenty years? Has it really been twenty years? Have two decades really gone by since that fateful day? September 11, 2001. A day that forever changed the lives of so many of us. A day that directly impacted the United States, yet had an effect on the entire world. The ripple effect of the tragic events … Continue reading September 11, 2021……..
Some run from it and others desperately crave it. It is something that we all need, whether we know it or not. Having a healthy relationship with solitude, the quality or state of being alone, is so important in life. Some fear it because they are afraid of their own thoughts. Others run to it … Continue reading Times Of Solitude
As the year of 2020 comes to a close, I want to express a heartfelt THANK YOU to all that take the time to read this blog. Shades Of Noir Site continues to be a labor of love and I am humbled by those of you that follow and read the blog. I am especially … Continue reading 2020: Thank You And Happy New Year
The year of 2020 will long be remembered for many things. The news has been dominated by COVID-19, political unrest, racial tensions, social discontent, conspiracy theories, protests, riots, out of control natural disasters. In the midst of all of the negativity it is understandable that many are laden down with doubt, fear and worry. The … Continue reading Thankful…
He is world renowned for his iconic portrayal of James Bond. It feels like Connery has been a part of my movie life, for all of my life. I must admit that I am more than overdue to revisit his Bond movies. Watching the Connery led Bond films in my youth was a thrilling experience. … Continue reading Goodbye Sean Connery
It has been a week since the shocking news of the passing of guitar great Eddie Van Halen. It has taken me a few days to process that he is no longer with us. At the age of 65 he was far too young, it seemed as if he still had so much more to … Continue reading Eddie Van Halen, My Humble Tribute
There are those rare moments in life when you realize that you are living through a historic moment in time. Witnessing an unprecedented terrorist attack demolish seemingly indestructible icons of popular culture. Living in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. These are such occasions. More often than not historic happenings occur and those in the … Continue reading COVID-19 and 9/11/2020
COVID-19 has placed much of the world on pause. During this downtime many of us have been in a perpetual state of disbelief. How could something like this happen so quickly? It seems as if our lives have drastically changed overnight. Major businesses are shut down and schools are closed. Across the country high schools, … Continue reading Post COVID-19: Back To Normal?