Author: katohater

New Music Fridays – Thom Yorke

About a week ago, it was announced that Thom Yorke would be dropping a new album called Anima on June 27th. Yes, I know that was Thursday, so shut up. It was also announced that an accompanying Netflix short film

New Music Fridays – Hayden Thorpe

Now that the Wild Beasts are done as a band (sadface), the lead falsetto of the group has emerged from the ashes with his new solo album called Diviner. The first song I heard was Love Crimes and I was

New Music Fridays – Lydia Ainsworth

I saw this Canadian artist open for Yeasayer a couple years ago. For an opening performance, it was exciting and refreshing. She did everything herself with a couple keyboards, a computer, and a sequencer. The songs were fun and equally

New Music Fridays – Big Thief

Well, it’s a little past Friday, but this album called U.F.O.F. by Big Thief came out and it is worth a listen (or actually two). The best way I can describe it is folksy with a tad of emotion. But

The Corporations Are Winning

The grocery store where we live has a fuel rewards program where you get a point for every dollar spent in the grocery store. For every 100 points, you get 10 cents off each gallon of gas you buy at

New Music Fridays – Local Natives

After their third album in 2016, Sunlit Youth, I was hooked on the refreshing melodies of Local Natives that felt like a distant cousin of Radiohead and Grizzly Bear’s love child. Much to my surprise and happiness, I saw this

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Freddie Mercury was one of the most amazingly talented musicians of the late 20th century. His voice and showmanship were unparalleled. While I generally don’t love biopics, I was eagerly anticipating this one due to the subject and also the

Bird Box (2018)

In this thriller from Netflix, Sandra Bullock plays Malorie, a survivor of an apocalyptic event must protect her two children on a trip down a river while blindfolded. The movie sets the stage with rules that govern the universe it

A Christmas Story (1983)

This is arguably the best Christmas movie. It’s heart-warming, hilarious, and is just as relevant today, even though the movie is set in the early 1940s and came out in the early 80s. Join Ralphie Parker on his misadventures at

Die Hard (1988)

Bruce Willis plays action hero John McClane. He’s just a regular guy at his estranged wife’s business party in Los Angeles when a group of terrorists (spoiler: thieves) take over the Nakatomi building where the party is being held on