Oct 13, 2015

GREY...the book

Did you know that writer E.L. James published another Fifty Shades book - this time written from Christian Grey's point of view? The book is simply titled Grey.

I was able to get my hands on a copy and decided to read it.  Yes, I was curious to see how it would compare to the original Fifty Shades book (of which I completed reading the entire trilogy).

I don't give spoilers but some of my descriptions might ruin the book for you so if you haven't read it yet, you might want to stop reading this now.

Oct 9, 2015

Broken Silence

Back in 2008, I wrote a "I wonder what happened to..." post about this Christian heavy metal band from Hawaii that I believed could've made it big time if grunge hadn't permeated the music scene and killed off all the opportunities for many other talented rising heavy metal bands of the early 1990s.

Anyway, I never heard from anyone as a result of my blog post but I recently happened to stumble upon a Facebook page for Broken Silence.  There are also some links there to the former band members' personal profiles.  No, I didn't send them any friend requests (even though I was tempted to).  I think at this point in time, I would've felt like a stalker more than a fan if I were to do that.

If you like heavy metal music as much as I do, you need to check out Broken Silence's music.  They recorded a full-length CD (Discerning the Times) which was remastered and released by Retroactive Records in 2011.  It's one of those must-have albums for any heavy metal music collector.  If you've every listened to and liked Stryper, Holy Soldier, Sacred Warrior, or Guardian, you will definitely love Broken Silence.  In fact, No Life Til Metal webzine writer Scott Waters (Ultimatum) wrote, "Broken Silence is one of the greatest melodic metal bands that you have never heard. Every song has a killer hook, jaw dropping guitar solo, and phenomenal vocals."  

And as luck would have it, you can order the CD or download digital copies thru Amazon (best price), CD Universe (which is a bit pricier than Amazon), or eBay (priciest). 

Aug 8, 2015

Brangelina in Trouble?

Did you know that Angelina Jolie has directed another thought-provoking and heart-wrenching movie?  Written, directed, and starring Angelina with her married name Angelina Jolie Pitt, the movie "By The Sea" takes place in the 1970s in France.  The story centers on a couple whose marriage appears to be falling apart. It also gives insights into relationships within and outside the couple's marriage.  

The movie trailer has been released and don't you agree that it DOES make you THINK?  Check it out here: