Tag: music

Soundtracks! Listen!

The Sparrow soundtrack is as smooth and cool as Simon Yam in a relaxed fit suit.  Grady Hendrix agrees, and then adds Bollywood for your immediate listening pleasure.  Immediate in the sense of clicking through.

Afrofuturism

Preserved from usenet, Mark Dery’s 1994 essay on Afrofuturism: “Hack this: Why do so few African-Americans write science fiction, a genre whose close encounters with the Other—the stranger in a strange land—would seem uniquely suited to the concerns of African-American novelists? …. This is especially perplexing in light […]

100 + 100 + 100 = 850

When I first took the screen beat at The Cultural Gutter, I vowed never to do a list article. But promises, like Corningware, are made to be broken.   The London Times recently released a new list of the top 100 films of all time. I know, I […]

REPLICANT LIKE ME

The idea for this article occurred to me a few seconds into “Life is a Gamble,” track 10 on Marvin Gaye’s score for Ivan Dixon’s Trouble Man. The churning sax and bubbles of Moog rolled over me, and suddenly I was in Los Angeles, circa 2019. I pulled […]