Get Rolled With the Fever on the Dance Floor…

“Everybody wants to Stay Alive.”

That could easily be the tagline for this entry into the fusion (or mash-up) category. It’s a funny branch of art – much like creating a tasty new dish, mash-up relies on mixing together complimentary ingredients in such proportions that result in something really special. Any cook will tell you that’s way more difficult than it sounds. As often as not, ingredients don’t match, or the quantities aren’t right, and the whole thing just falls flat. Any artist could share similar experience. Continue reading

Vale Anton

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Sadly the collective pop world mourns another dear name today. Anton Yelchin, probably best know as the young ensign Checkov from Star Trek, has died in a tragic accident.
I remember fondly an interview he gave when the Abrams helmed Trek was first released. He commented, with a wry smile, that he – a Russian born and fluently speaking actor – had to adopt a not-remotely-Russian accent for his role, thanks to the legacy of his predecessor.

Yelchin seemed a bright young actor who picked some really great roles. He will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to his family and friends – may God comfort you in this time.

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DJ Roleplay

Those of you who align yourselves philosophically or otherwise with colloquial ‘geek culture’ may have found yourselves drawn to the worldwide Mecca of The Geek, the San Diego Comicon. Those of you on much, much tighter budgets may have settled for Sydney’s annual Supanova pop culture expo. Continue reading