For me, this year was the fifth Free Comic Book Day I’d been to, however for the people I went with, this was their first time. My four friends had all never been before, so I gave them the tour, and it didn’t exactly turn out as I expected.
For an album by Paramore, After Laughter is severely lacking in many of the trademark features we’ve come to know and love from the band. Their new album manages to feel wildly unlike them, and yet inextricably linked to them.
For those who have been wondering “what ever happened to Skye Sweetnam?”, here’s a surprise for you. Sumo Cyco is a punk rock/metal band out of Toronto, where Skye Sweetnam now resides as lead singer, under the alter ego of Sever. With MD13 (Matt Drake) on lead guitar and Thor (Ken Corke) on bass guitar, Sumo Cyco have produced two albums, a live EP, a number of cover singles and a tonne of music videos. I had intended to write a review of their first album, but by the time I got to it, their next album was just around the corner, so here’s a review of that instead.
For the last couple of months, I’ve been wanting to post a blog post again. But one thing or another has stopped me: I can’t find the time; I can’t find the words; I can’t find the motivation. All that aside, I’m here just to let you know I’m going to be back, with a vengeance.
For the second time since their big hiatus, Garbage has released a new album. And just like last time, it totally snuck up on me. So after a time of avoidance, focused listening, and carefully consideration, I have a mixture of thoughts in the form of this review.
For various reasons, mainly involving Uni, my brother and I were only able to get to two comic book stores this year on Free Comic Book Day: Minotaur and Classic Comics. Thus this won’t be a very comprehensive review like in previous years, just a quick rundown of what we found this year.
For almost exactly two years now, I’ve been contemplating a deceptively simple question: “Why do you call yourself ‘Nitemice’? Why don’t you use your real name?” I was asked these questions by a person I met at a party once, when I told them about my blog. And I couldn’t give them an answer. But after two years, almost to the day, of consideration and ponderment, I finally have an answer for them. Continue Reading