The Sopranos Mixtape

On October 1st, 2021, HBO is releasing The Many Saints of Newark (A Sopranos Story), a prequel to David Chase‘s crime drama series The Sopranos. Directed by Alan Taylor, the movie takes place during the 1960’s and 1970’s in Newark, New Jersey, using the city’s 1967 riots as a backdrop for tensions between the Italian-American and…

007 : My Name Is Bond & James Bond Themes Mixtapes

The James Bond film series from Eon Productions features numerous musical compositions since its inception in 1962, many of which are now considered classic pieces of British film music. The best known of these pieces is the ubiquitous “James Bond Theme” composed by Monty Norman, arranged and performed by John Barry. Other instrumentals, such as the…

9/11 : A Terror Odyssey (The NORAD Mixtape)

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, four California-bound commercial airliners, which took off in the northeastern United States, were hijacked mid-flight by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. The hijackers were organized into three groups of five hijackers and one group of four. The first plane to hit its target was American Airlines Flight 11. It was flown into the…

Star Wars Mixtape

Star Wars Mixtape : May The 4th Be With You ! The first recorded reference was the phrase being first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took the job as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. That day, the Conservative Party, placed a congratulatory advertisement in The London Evening News, saying :…

John Carpenter Mixtape

On February the 5th 2021, John Howard Carpenter, American film director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and composer also known as The Master of Horror as released is third stand-alone album : Lost Themes III: Alive After Death. John Carpenter created Lost Themes albums in collaboration with his son Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies (son of…

A Tribute To Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

Small Axe is a British anthology film series, created and directed by Steven Rodney “Steve” McQueen. The anthology consists of five films which tell distinct stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1970’s to the 1980’s. The title references a proverb – “If you are the big tree, we are…

Trick or Treat Mixtape

Halloween : Trick or Treat Mixtape 2020 is a Hell of a year : • The COVID-19 pandemic : the worldwide death toll from COVID-19 already exceeds one million. • Hong-Kong’s ongoing Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. • Bushfires killing as many as 500 million animals in Australia. • The global stock markets crash –…

Rachel’s Mixtape

Rachel’s was a collective of musicians formed in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1991. Jason Noble (who came to prominence as the guitarist and occasional singer for Rodan, a band who, like their Louisville peers Slint, stretched post-hardcore clangor to meditative locked-in instrumental lengths) played music individually after Rodan’s breakup and referred to himself as Rachel’s but then began…

Quentin Tarantino’s Mixtape Vol. 2

Violence, verbosity and killer tunes are the three cornerstones of any Quentin Tarantino movie. Whether you enjoy his films or not, his soundtracks are always essential listening. Each one plays like a lovingly-compiled mixtape in the key of whichever genre he’s working in, be it neo-noir, blaxploitation, kung-fu, war or spaghetti western. This mixtape is…

Quentin Tarantino’s Mixtape Vol. 1

Violence, verbosity and killer tunes are the three cornerstones of any Quentin Tarantino movie. Whether you enjoy his films or not, his soundtracks are always essential listening. Each one plays like a lovingly-compiled mixtape in the key of whichever genre he’s working in, be it neo-noir, blaxploitation, kung-fu, war or spaghetti western. This mixtape is…