I had fun posting my Game of Thrones reaction last week, so I thought I’d do it again. Here we go with Season 7, Episode 2. Stormborn!
Is it Christmas yet? It must be, for Game of Thrones is back on TV and Winter has come! Bad joke? I’m not even sorry!
I’m going to try something different with this post. I’m going to watch the episode and as I do, I’m going to simply jot down my thoughts on what’s happening and post them here in some kind of listed order… So yeah, here we go! Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 1 – Dragonstone!
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you’ll know by now that Theresa May has called a snap General Election to be held on June 8th. This post is why I’ll be voting Labour and why I think you should too.
If we’re going to be honest, this a two horse race. The Conservative’s are reportedly ahead of the rest of the pack at the polls and the only party with any hope in catching them is Labour. Between Scotland backing the SNP and the north along with other working class areas slowly turning to other smaller parties, Labour has a tough fight ahead of them… This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible.
There’s sad news coming out of Cardiff. The Full Moon on Womanby Street has announced they’re closing due to lack of confidence from their creditors. This is the latest blow to hit Womanby Street following the closure of Dempseys and The Moon Club. Alongside this, there have been announcements of both a Wetherspoons hotel and a new residential development planned for the street which puts the rest of the venues under even more threat.
It’s been a bit of a weird few days to be honest. Due to some less than amicable circumstances, I felt forced to hand in my immediate resignation at the office I was working. This was due to the way their sometimes questionable absence policies work. I had somehow found myself backed in to a “jump or be pushed” situation. I decided to jump. I figured this would at least give me some chance of survival when I hit the floor. However I left without sending the customary ‘goodbye’ email.
TL;DR – Modern Ruin is a sophisticated Punk album for the modern ages. Frank Carter has proved once again that there is more to him than the hardcore punk front man that we first met with Gallows.
Frank Carter is a name that has carved it’s way to the centre of the hardcore, punk and rock scene over the last 10 years. After first being unleashed with the furiously wild Gallows, Frank decided to try something slightly calmer in his second band, Pure Love. While this left some fans somewhat confused, Frank explained that he needed to escape the angry lyrics to keep his psyche in check.
After Pure Love decided to take a hiatus in 2014, we were left wondering what was going to happen next. Never being one to stay still for long, Frank Carter started exploring his heavier roots and thus The Rattlesnakes were formed. Their debut album, ‘Blossom‘ (★★★★½) was a rip-roaring frenzy of punk, hardcore and even some blues. ‘Modern Ruin‘ takes a step away from that again in to something a lot more refined.
Ah 2016, the coffee stain on the desk that is the 2010’s. It’s certainly been a bit of a weird year! Politics have turned down a road that no-one expected. Not even those leading the way saw this coming! On top of this, there are claims of the year being cursed thanks to a constant stream of big name deaths from all corners of the entertainment industry. 2016 has certainly been a year that many want to be over!
For the past year or so, I’ve been listening to the Distraction Pieces Podcast, by Scroobius Pip. This is part of the Distraction Pieces Network set up by Pip himself. Pip started off his media career doing spoken word at open mic nights. It was on this circuit that he met Dan Le Sac, who provided electronic beats to Pips words. This projected them both into the British Hip-Hop scene and have allowed both to carry on to bigger and better things. For Pip, this included starting his own record label, Speech Development Records, and Podcast network.
So it struck me the other day that even though I’m technically now an adult, I don’t feel like I’m growing up. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve grown up from my teenage years, but I still feel like I’m in my early 20’s even though I’m bordering 30. The Daily Post is Mind the Gap, I felt it would be a good topic to attempt to cover.
After thinking about this for the past few days, I’ve realised there’s a vast difference between growing up and being an adult. When I was younger I used to think being an adult and growing up went hand in hand. You go to school, then college and uni and then get a job. At some point on this journey you find the love of your life, get married and have kids, et voilà – You’re a fully fledged, grown-up adult!
Boy, was I wrong.
Well look at that. Dawn is breakin’. It’s a brand new day, Rick! – Negan
Warning – Spoilers ahead!
It’s safe to say that this episode has gone down as one of the most anticipated episodes in the history of The Walking Dead and it certainly lived up to the wait. After the episode finished airing in the U.S.A. twitter was flooded with instant reactions, ranging from people loving how the story-line played out (albeit noticeably upset), all the way to people vowing to never watch the show again, due to the increased level of gore that this episode brought.
Let’s be honest for a second though. When the cliffhanger of the previous season is a screen covered in red after our newest antagonist, Negan (TWD Newcomer, Jeffrey Dean Morgan), has just brutally beaten an unknown member of their community to death with Lucille (his barbed-wire covered baseball bat), you can’t really expect things to be all rainbows and unicorns.
Luke Cage is the latest series in a line of Netflix/Marvel adaptations leading us up to The Defenders mini-series due to air in 2018.
It follows Luke Cage (Mike Colter) after the events of the Jessica Jones series from last year, where we were first introduced to his character.
Now living in Harlem after fleeing Hell’s Kitchen in the final episode of Jessica Jones, we follow the story of Luke Cage coming out of his quiet life in the shadows to become the street level hero that Harlem needs.