A Note on John Coltrane

The squawks, squeaks, quacks and shrieks of John Coltrane are supremely addictive. Even when he hits a note so hard that it feels like nails on the chalkboard that is your eardrums, you stay focused, tense, waiting to see what your figurative torturer has in store for you next. And Mr Coltrane will, more often … Continue reading A Note on John Coltrane


‘Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai’ – film review

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Director: Jim Jarmusch Released: 1999 Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) is a curious and captivating film. In it, Forest Whitaker plays the titular Ghost Dog, a lone gunslinger figure who carries out contract killings for the Mafia, communicates by carrier pigeon and follows the … Continue reading ‘Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai’ – film review

10,000 Turtles

The title of this post is misleading *** This evening I reached and surpassed 10,000 pages (53 books) of reading for the year. I can think of no cooler way to have done so than with Volume 1 (May 1984 - May 1986) of the collected original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. Cowabunga