Stranded’s Awesome: Under Cover Tunes

No…not talking bed linens this week…though that might be something to consider with the right volunteer assistant for a future post… I was listening to the radio yesterday during my trek into the city of Toronto and at one point the talking heads took up the subject of all the recent remake of old Arnie Schwarzenegger films and how generally bad …

Stranded’s Awesome: Calling All Stations

Little known fact about the band, Genesis, was that after Phil Collins split from them in early to mid 1990s, they did try to make a go with a new lead singer. I know I have mentioned this before, but Ray Wilson may be the best vocalist Genesis has had…perhaps not the showman that Collins nor Peter Gabriel are, but …

The Lunar Truth

Slipped into see the new film Apollo 18 during my lunch hour today. Brutal honesty, I was flying a bit blind and really had no idea what to expect…the idea of an 18th Apollo mission that was kept secret, however, fascinated me. The film is not for everyone.  It is filmed to mimic the hand held and security cameras used …

The Genesis of It

It would appear that the plug has finally been pulled on one of my favourite bands, Genesis. Due to a spine issue, Phil Collins officially announced his retirement a short time back, it throws any hope of a reunion into question. There had been talk of Mike Rutherford working on a new Mike + the Mechanics project. There was talk …

Vanilla Life

Vanilla – plain and without any extras or adornments; “the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond”; “the basic car is known as the vanilla version” “Drink up dreamers…you’re running dry…” – Peter Gabriel So many people have given up looking for the extraordinary in favour of the comfort of vanilla.  We all save for tomorrow …