2012!!!

Posted in Rambles on 2012/01/08 by sturgeonmusic

Hello followers/readers/friends/google searchers!

Happy New Year to you all, I hope it brought you all brilliant memories, family & friends and an epic hangover.

Its been a long time since I have posted anything on this blog, and I stopped at a time when hits were an hourly income for it. This was stupid. However, it was also at a time of immense change, a busy schedule and various band projects and gigs.

This has not stopped since, although my time management has enabled me to free up more time to return to this old faithful page!

Before it was primarily a music review page, now it will have a broader scope of posts including happy snaps from anything I think you lovely people may be interested in seeing.

So, welcome back! And watch this space.

Sturge x

Woah, woah, wait…. I’d better post a link to this or she will literally kill me. (but it is rather good stuff!) – dustysdesignscrafts.blogspot.com

30 day song challenge – Day 4

Posted in Features, Music Reviews on 2011/04/26 by sturgeonmusic

“a song that makes you sad”

The blisteringly hot weather of late coupled with a delightful bank holiday has led to my internet connection being used very sparingly, however here is the next part of the Facebook created challenge!

Also, before I introduce the track, I would also like to point out and say a huge thanks to my readers and subscribers for the 711 (and counting) views I received this month alone, you’re appreciation of my musical rantings and opinions is seriously appreciated and make this whole blog worth while.

Anyway, a song that makes me sad?

Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros

Sure its probably a popular choice, but this song makes me sad for one main reason, memories. This is a song that defines a few years in my life, and ones that I’ll never forget. After hearing 20 seconds of the intro I already found myself looking at old photos from times gone by.

An amazing song by a band that made it to the top despite being ‘outside the box’ (whatever that is nowadays!)

30-day Song Challenge – Day 3

Posted in Features on 2011/04/03 by sturgeonmusic

“a song that makes you happy”

Miles Davis has to be my favourite Jazz musician. Regarded as the best by many, his music never ceases to bring excitement, technicality and soul. So, for Day 3 I have chosen an appropriate piece for this time of the year, and one I was introduced to around 3 years ago. Its been played in my house around this time every year since.

R.I.P. Miles!

 

(as with most youtube videos now, you have to click watch on youtube if they’re shared items – its LAME.)

30-day Song Challenge – Day 2

Posted in Features, Music Reviews on 2011/03/13 by sturgeonmusic

“your least favourite song’

Simply awful. I would love to get technical, put on my musicology hat and start ranting at the current state of the music industry and those who play a big part in its production… but I wont bother. This is the biggest pile of wank I have ever heard.

30-day Song Challenge – Day 1

Posted in Features, Music Reviews on 2011/03/10 by sturgeonmusic

“Your favourite song”

I’ve seen this floating around a lot on Facebook and Twitter lately, but instead of posting my 30-day challenge onto the social networking feeds, I figured, why not tie it in with my blog?

Behold, my favourite song to date – and boy was it a tough starting category to choose! Yes I am in a metal band, yes I do like my music funky and rather heavy, but this band also hits the ticket for me. The free fall chorus is (in my opinion) one of the best I’ve ever heard, not to mention the lyrical content itself and that amazing bass melody.


Youtube Gold – Part 7!

Posted in Features on 2011/02/27 by sturgeonmusic

Busy times call for a quick and simple post today, so I’ve been scouting the best of the Youtube videos I’ve seen this past week and decided to put these two gems into my Youtube Gold series!

Heard of the ‘literal’ culture over t’internet? Well, in case you haven’t here are two of my personal favourites from the recent series.  This is proof that anything ‘epic’ looking and ‘critically acclaimed’ can be turned into a hilarious joke through the means of literal song. Keep an eye on the lyrics, and let these videos (hopefully) brighten up your Sunday evening! –

Martial Arts Classic

Posted in Features, Film Reviews on 2011/01/23 by sturgeonmusic

I was introduced to a film last week, and not in your typical “this film is really bad, its so cheesy and from the 80’s!” kind of fashion, but more that its pure genius.

I’ve always been a fan of action movies, no matter how new or old. If they manage to hit the spot (whatever that is) and excite to an irrational level then you can be pretty sure I’ll give it a watch. I went along thinking it was going to be ‘just another one of those cheesy dubbed movies’ and regardless to say, it was. But my god, it does it differently, well and with style.

I am of course talking about ‘The Kick of the Kickboxers’,  released in 1991. If you’re a fan of those early Jackie Chan movie, needless to say this will go down a treat. It has parody, humor, action by the bucket load and even a dodgey sex scene. But the main thing about this movie is its style, its as if it knows how its coming cross and the director was incredibly proud with it.

A few unknowns making appearances, along with one of the baddest villains since the apocalypse, this film delivers on all levels the genre should.

(Lets hope this works)

Check out the trailer below and if you trust my judgement, by the DVD itself. My friend picked it up for £3, and for that price  you cant really go wrong!