BLU-RAY REVIEW: FORREST GUMP

  It’s been over 20 years since audiences were introduced to an idiot-savant named Forrest Gump. The whimsical dramedy was like Gump’s own telling of this one American life. It was ultimately an extraordinary story told in a magical way and was a well-deserved recipient of the Best Picture Oscar at the 67th Academy Awards….

ALBUM REVIEW: VARIOUS – CLASSIC AMERICANA 2

  “Americana” is a little like “love” in so far as it’s a handy catch-all term for a number of different things. The former word was used as early as 1841 and can describe any materials relating to American history, folklore or geography, or things considered to be typical of American culture. As a musical genre, it is…

ALBUM REVIEW: JACK JOHNSON & FRIENDS – BEST OF KōKUA FESTIVAL

When a compilation is billed as being by Jack Johnson and friends the last thing you expect is for an acoustic guitar to steal all the limelight. But this humble instrument is found on every track in many different forms. It’s often slowed down, sped up, plucked and even used to play slide and this…

ALBUM REVIEW: DAWES – NOTHING IS WRONG

American quartet, Dawes have shown that nothing is wrong with a journey through the past. They won over a score of fans with their nostalgia-tinged debut, North Hills and now with album number two they continue to wear the sounds of Laurel Canyon and the influences of artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash and Neil…