• From Television Personality to President: Donald Trump’s impact on music from 2016-2017

    There are three certainties in life. (1) We all eventually die, (2) we all pay taxes at some point and (3) US President Donald Trump will say something so outrageous that the ever-divided world will yet again ask the question as to how he became president. November 8th 2018...
  • Rediscovering Forest Hills: J. Cole and the Music of Life

    I have been a J. Cole fan from the moment I first heard his music. Though all his projects are interesting and masterful in their own way, it is 2014 Forest Hills Drive which has affected me most, and is often considered his best work. It is an album...
  • This is America: A Wonderful Depiction of a Brutal Reality

    In his career as an actor, musician, and rapper, there is not much that Donald Glover (A.K.A Childish Gambino) hasn’t done in the entertainment industry. Personally, I know him best for his role of Troy Barnes on the hilarious show Community. But hilarity is certainly not the intention when...
  • Music Interview – The Homeless Gospel Choir, aka Derek Zanetti

    Derek Zanetti is anything but normal. As an activist, author, and artist from Pittsburg, Zanetti is unconventional at its best. To start off the interview, I ask Derek if he had any particular influences when creating The Homeless Gospel Choir’s music. He admits he’s a massive fan of all...
  • Why it’s good that North Korea might nuke America

    In The Matrix, Laurence Fishburne says to Keanu Reeves that his worldview is an imagined one that is being controlled by an external alien force, concealing a much bleaker reality. It’s something of an extension of the ideas of Antonio Gramsci, who puts forward the concept of cultural hegemony....
  • Temporary Home: Maine

    Prior to living there, I can unashamedly confess that the extent of my knowledge of Maine was Sharpay Evans’ song in High School Musical 2 where she demands ‘turkey imported from Maine’. However following two fun filled summers I can honestly say that Maine will always hold a place...
  • Hawaii: Its Magnetic Resonance and I

    From 21st to the 28th April 2017, I attended the annual conference/exhibition held by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. ISMRM is a globally recognised society and its annual meetings draw in thousands of experts and students whom attend in order to...