Archive for May, 2011

God’s Loaded Rifle

Posted: May 26, 2011 in Faith

The Bible is a collection of 66 books, written by 40 different authors, across 3 continents, in 3 languages, spanning a period of nearly 1500 years. And yet it constitutes a remarkable whole that cannot be explained or ignored as simply as “Man conspired to make it up.” Allow me to explain…


New song: “God With Us”

Posted: May 17, 2011 in Faith

For the first time since “With Awe Upon Awe” (2007!), I have actually completed a whole song for the church. Lummy. Shows how much church re-planting and movie-watching can divert one’s songwriting…


Movie Metaview: Surrogates

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Movies

I’ve been asked a number of times to write full reviews of movies, on the back of my tweets and FB rants on the subject. I’m just glad people weren’t getting fed up with them! As a result, I intend to post occasional “Movie Metaviews” – looking at films from a bigger perspective.

To kick this series off, here’s a review I did for another site some time ago regarding “Surrogates” (2009):


Killer Openers

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Etc.

Since this is the opening post for my new site, I thought I’d get the ball rolling with a selection of my favourite opening album tracks. I’m not including those little 1 minute prologues that can appear (Union Black and No World for Tomorrow both feature such a quirk). No, I’m talking about those killer tracks that have been specifically chosen to get the party going, whether they’re the first thing you hear or the first full-length composition. Either way, these are some of my favourite songs ever, and I guess that in itself has something to do with why they were placed where you find them on the album… So, in no particular order: