Garon’s Top 10 Albums of 2015!

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It’s that time of year again! 2015 was a pretty great year for music with some truly exceptional albums and artists breaking out. The great part about doing this every year is being able to open myself up to new and different music that might have passed me by throughout the year. It’s my pleasure to say that a lot … Read More

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DVD Review: How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (And Enjoy It)

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How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company

How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (And Enjoy It) is documentary about Melvin Van Peebles, probably still best known for his 1971 film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, but who in addition to being a film director and actor is a published author, musician and even trader on the stock exchange. Near the beginning of the film Melvin says: … Read More

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DVD Review: Welcome To Leith

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Welcome To Leith

Welcome To Leith is an engaging, fascinating and frightening documentary about a very small community in North Dakota that suddenly becomes the home to white supremacists. The film opens with shots of a desolate town and the sounds of frantic calls to the police. We are given a bit of background on the area by the town’s mayor, Ryan Schock, … Read More

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Game Review: Firewatch

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Firewatch

Firewatch is a mystery game set in the 1989 Wyoming wilderness, where your only source of human contact is through a handheld radio. The first game developed by Campo Santo (in collaboration with Panic, Inc.) is a beautiful, artistic, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and exciting game that will leave you wanting so much more. First off, the art style of the game is … Read More

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Book: The Tiger and the Wolf (Adrian Tchaikovsky)

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the tiger and the wolf

The Tiger and the Wolf Adrian Tchaikovsky Macmillan Publishing February 11, 2016 ISBN: 0230770061 (ISBN-13: 978-1509815104)     Maniye is torn between two tribes–her father is chieftain of the Wolf clan, and her Mother was queen of the Tiger. All humans can shape shift to their clan’s animal shape, but most are limited to one shape. People have been known … Read More

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DVD Review: I Can Be President: A Kid’s Eye View

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I Can Be President

I Can Be President: A Kid’s Eye View is a delightful, humorous and at times touching short film in which children give us their thoughts on what it means to be president of the United States. It opens with various kids reciting (or doing their best to recite) the pledge of allegiance. It’s definitely cute (though I am not in … Read More

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DVD Review: Mythica: The Darkspore

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Mythica: The Darkspore

The Mythica series seems to be custom-made for people like me who played Dungeons & Dragons when growing up (and I’m talking about the real roleplaying game, not the video games). This is a series that understands the difference between clerics and wizards, a series that understands adventuring party dynamics, a series that is fun without making fun. It is … Read More

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Concert Announcement: Paul Stanley @ The Canyon Club

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KISS frontman Paul Stanley brings his “Soul Station” revue to the world famous Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on February 27, 2016. The Starchild will be leaving his makeup and 8 inch heels at home as he plays an entire show of classic soul tunes. Back by a 12 piece band Stanley will bust out all the songs that … Read More

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Movies That Moved Us

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There are lots of films which emotionally move us, either one way or another, with lots of powerful storylines and gripping characterizations. Here are a few films which have left lasting impressions, and a new release to think about. Films through the decades Gandhi is a biographical drama on the life of Mohandas Gandhi, a beloved Indian leader who stood against … Read More

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DVD Review: Forbidden Zone: Special Edition

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Forbidden Zone

Forbidden Zone is a wild movie starring the Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo, and directed by Richard Elfman. It features original music by Danny Elfman, and features Hervé Villechaize as the King and Susan Tyrrell as the Queen. The special edition DVD is a two-disc set which contains both the original black and white version and the color version, … Read More

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This Month in Art: Eames, Perry and the Art of Protest

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Art of Protest, London Art

Okay, art Beasts, what do you want to think about this month? Class and society? Political protests? Or the true origin of that familiar chair in which you plant your weary arse each day? We’ll start with at the bottom, so to speak. The World of Charles and Ray Eames You’ve probably seen an “Eames chair” before, or you think you … Read More

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Quick Six Interview: Gabrielle Aplin

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Gabrielle Aplin concert interview

English singer-songwriter and musician Gabrielle Aplin started her own music label when she was not quite 18, called Never Fade Records. It’s an interesting name choice for a performer that is just now in full bloom. This would be infuriating, as the success of all teenaged overachievers can be, if she wasn’t just so good. Having seen Aplin live, twice, her confidence … Read More

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Blu-ray Review: Comin’ At Ya!

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Comin' At Ya!

In the early and mid-1980s, we suddenly got a bunch of 3D movies – Friday The 13th Part 3, Jaws 3D, Amityville 3D (basically the third entry in any horror series had to be in 3D – that was the law), plus crap like Treasure Of The Four Crowns. Most of this stuff was awful. But the movie that really … Read More

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Blu-ray/DVD Review: The Color Of Noise

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The Color Of Noise

The Color Of Noise is a completely enjoyable documentary about Tom Hazelmyer and his record label, Amphetamine Reptile, and the punk bands that have been part of that label. It was released as a two-disc set – one disc being the Blu-ray, the other being the DVD. There is plenty of great music and lots of interviews with members of … Read More

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Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure

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Eddie Izzard Force Majeure

Two things Americans probably guess they know, but they don’t know about comedian/actor Eddie Izzard: ahhh, right, he’s that English guy who used to wear a dress. I know that much. So, but, ummm, is he, like…  (Stop it. Those things used to matter. ) And secondly, you think, yes, I know him, in fact, love him! But how do … Read More

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