Coming off the back of the recent Al Iaquinta Vs Donald Cerrone fight in the UFC, one of the things I’ve noticed about the fight culture now is the explicit focus on money. I understand that money is important to entertainers who showcase a craft, and MMA fighters have to make a living, however the constant calling out of Connor McGregor in the UFC is verging on sickening. Connor McGregor hasn’t fought since October 2018 when he lost to unbeaten grappling monster Khabib. McGregor has hinted at coming back time and time again, toying with the emotions of fighters and fans, but never committing to a fight amidst the rumours flying around online. Continue reading Big money fights only
An affair isn’t just an affair according to the show affair. I’ve weirdly enjoyed this dark romantic tv series with Dominic West (Noah) and Ruth Wilson (Alison) as the central characters, juggling infidelity with self identity crisis’s . West’s character is married with four kids and meets Wilsons character on a family holiday break. Wilson’s character struggles with self doubt and tragedy. He’s a writer, she’s a waitress and they fell in love. Continue reading The Affair – review (Spoilers)
An ode to the misogynistic past of global society. How we have treated women in the past is abhorrent, and the handmaids tail is a unrelenting reminder of the gender split mindset of our world which is displayed in this amazing dystopian tv series. The show explores a world where fertility rates drop significantly across America resulting in babies and fertile women becoming a precious commodity. As this happens a deeply disturbing ideology sets in which gains political traction where all the fertile women are to be rounded up for breeding purposes. Continue reading The Handmaids Tale – Review and Spoilers
I recently listened to a video on the Vox channel on Youtube called ‘rappers deconstructed: the best rhymers of all time’. It was interesting to see such a mechanical approach to the analysis of hip hop music. The narrator described her appreciation for the artist MF Doom and started breaking down the lyrics of his songs. I was impressed by the intellectual acuity showcased in his rhymes as I’ve tried to listen to his music a couple of times and I’ve never liked it.
The hip hop and media worlds have gone crazy with the release of the R.Kelly TV series as it sheds light on a severely dark and disturbing part of urban entertainment history. I found the Joe Budden Podcast breakdown of the R.Kelly show very intriguing as the guys take a very raw and open approach to the realities of what went on. Continue reading R.Kelly ft Joe Budden
Ted Kacynski was a math professor who moved to a remote cabin in Montana where he lived as a recluse and carried out a bombing campaign which lasted from 1978 to 1995, killing three people and injuring twenty three. I have recently been watching the TV series on Netflix and even though it was a slow start it turned out to be really intriguing. Continue reading Manhunt the unabomber – Review and slight spoilers
I listened to Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to heaven’ around 6 weeks ago when I got mixed up with the fungi crowd and completely understood what the definition of what a musical masterpiece is. The song starts out deliberately slow with delicately played chords on the guitar and keyboard. Then comes the vocals which begins to add volume to the song and over the course of the next ten and a half minutes intensifies with the purpose of synchronicity. The second part of the song sees the inclusion of gradual bass and the sparked vocals lead to the drums where the song begins to fill out. The arrangement of music here is genius because heaven is personified in the song as the guitar solo which comes soon after and is absolutely magnificent. Continue reading Stairway to heaven has led us to a bullet train to hell
Music conveys emotion and communicates feelings sonically to induce further emotion into the consumer. This could be sadness, anger, happiness or any emotion the artist is feeling at the time. Hip hop as an art form offers a direct depiction of how an artist may be feeling or what they’ve gone through, and often this comes across as conceited, boasty and in some cases glorifies negativity. Continue reading Be mindful of what music you listen to
There are some movies that heavily rely on a big climax to make the whole thing work and ‘It comes at night’ is no exception. The movie is minimalist in it’s approach with only a few actors playing out a quasi post apocalyptic reality in one location. It’s set deep in the woods and there isn’t much information given about what has happened to the rest of the world or why they are in this situation. Continue reading It comes at night, movie review (spoilers)
Starting Muay Thai….
Haribos, Krispy Kremes and Bread. I had to start doing some exercise because of my proclivity towards sugar was getting my razor close to being fat. That pleasure you get from eating foods high in simple sugar is the same pleasure derived from taking an opioid, I’ve heard. The dopamine/serotonin receptors in the brain are stimulated and this is why you want to eat more and more. Each of the Krispy Kreme donughts has around 200 calories per unit, and I could eat five and feel great about myself for around 5 minutes after. Continue reading Muay Thai Journey