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Model Citizens

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model citizens
This is where circus rediscovers it’s rhythm, Model Citizens is a triumphant exercise into art and the way in which it so perfectly can capture the very essence of a country’s  identity. To say this is strictly circus would be doing it an injustice, for there are some damn fine moments of choreography, and as a whole, the performance...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 194 – Sleepy John Estes: Jailhouse Blues

cream of the crate: album review # 194 – sleepy john estes: jailhouse blues
      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.    This is album retro-review number 194 in the series of retro-reviews of...

1917 – The Movie

1917 – the movie
War is not only Hell it is where it is waged as well Before I begin I have to say that being a front line soldier in 1917 is an experience I'm grateful I didn't have to live through. This stunningly filmed wartime saga goes far beyond my expectations and does not shy away from presenting the horrors of war. Telling the...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 174 – Various Artists: The Unissued 1963 Blues Festival

cream of the crate: album review # 174 – various artists: the unissued 1963 blues festival
    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.      This is album retro-review number 174 in the series of retro-reviews of...

Cream Of The Crate Review #208: Bo Diddley – The Singles Collection

cream of the crate review #208: bo diddley – the singles collection
    These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.      This is album review number 208 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection...

Bob Bright – INTRO_SPECTION : A Review

Bob Bright - INTRO_SPECTION : A Review
"Brilliant and full of surprises!" When an artist makes a transition in their music it is often difficult for their followers to accept.  Sometimes, it creates a furore! Bob Dylan moved from acoustic to electric based music in 1965 it was a transition that caused an uproar! Bob Bright, also known as Bobby Bright, cut his teeth on Rock 'n' Roll music...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 196 – Ma Rainey: Ma Rainey

cream of the crate: album review # 196 – ma rainey: ma rainey
  This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.    This is album retro-review number 196 in the series of retro-reviews of...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 176 – B. B. King: The Best Of

cream of the crate: album review # 176 – b. b. king: the best of
    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.    This is album retro-review number 176 in the series of retro-reviews of...

Cream Of The Crate #20 : Max Merritt & The Meteors – Max Merritt & The Meteors [Vale Max]

cream of the crate #20 : max merritt & the meteors – max merritt & the meteors
 This review was posted on the first Toorak Times web site in September 2019 and updated on 25 September 2020. This is number twenty in the series of albums I'm featuring as part of an on-going retrospective of vinyl albums in my personal collection. The series is called, "Cream of The Crate". These reviews are featuring vinyl albums that I believe...

Cream Of The Crate Review #210: The Animals – The Complete Animals

cream of the crate review #210: the animals – the complete animals
     These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.    This is album review number 210 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection that...