Amberian Dawn – Circus Black (2012)

For one reason or another (or perhaps for no reason at all), I have missed out completely on music for a while. No good. Until this weekend I hadn’t heard Nightwish’ new ”The Crow, the Owl and the Dove” single with the previously unreleased ”The Heart Asks Pleasure First” b-track (cover of the theme song […]

Encyclopædia Britannica ends after a 244 year print history

Due to the incredible decrease in sales, Encyclopædia Britannica has decided that its 2010 edition will be the last one released. Their sales have dropped a whole lot in the computer age due to much better online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia. The peak year of the Britannica sales was in 1990, just prior to the dawn […]

Music releases of 2011

I entered 2011 thinking most music releases came in 2009 and 2010, and this would be a pretty calm year. I’m slowly realising I was damned wrong. Symphonic metal act Within Temptation will release their first album since 2007, the experimental ”The Unforgiving” on March 25. The album is released alongside a comic book series written […]

Shrek Forever After

I long resisted watching Shrek Forever After (w, imdb). The Shrek film series is one that stayed extremely strong in the first two movies, and sunk incredibly with the third one. The first two had the incredible power of some Disney films, with including both a simple plot for kids as well as deeper character […]

Behovet av kontroll

Ett vanligt argument mot fildelning är att det genast gör att skaparen förlorar kontrollen över sin skapelse. Den kanske släpper ett album i special edition i 1000 exemplar, och argumentet är alltså att skaparen därefter borde kunna veta att det finns just 1000 exemplar av varan, men att piratvärlden förstör detta. Försäljningssiffror betyder helt plötsligt […]

Amberian Dawn – ”End of Eden” to be released October

Finnish symphonic power metal act Amberian Dawn has now officially announced their third album ”End of Eden” to be released this October. It is to be heavier than their previous albums ”River of Tuoni” (2008) and ”The Clouds of Northland Thunder” (2009). Finnish symphonic power metal act Amberian Dawn has now officially announced their third […]

Film review: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

I stepped into the cinema with a mixture of expectations. I love the stories by Lewis Carrol, as well as the 1951 animated Disney movie, but this is something totally different. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is a mixture of a re-imagining and a sequel, telling the story of Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) returning to […]

Star Wars

I’ve always been a big fan of Star Wars, ever since I was a little kid. I remember having a shirt from the film trilogy that’s way too little now, and I still have figures of the characters with moveable arms and legs, as well as a Falcon ship toy. After re-watching Episodes I, II […]