I made a pact with Dr Jared Noel, who died four years ago today. He would give me […]
One of my favourite dystopian thrillers in the 1980s was Escape From New York, which even after almost […]
I met the extraordinary Jared Noel on August 26, 2014, at the West Auckland hospice where he was […]
It must be more than thirty years ago that my interest in Nick Cave was first piqued by a music press article in which the author contrasted the Australian singer-songwriter with U2’s Bono. The latter was a Christian who seemed fascinated by darkness, while the other was the Lord of Darkness who seemed forever fascinated by the Bible and Jesus.
David Bowie’s final album Blackstar is not only a monumental final statement from one of history’s most iconic characters, it is a stunning album in its own right. And it’s one I come back to time and time again.