Kate Bush – The Sensual World 1989 – AITM April 2021

I know what you are thinking: it is not the end of the month! You are quite correct. But May is Nick's birthday month and he has been bestowed the honour of having Album of the Month in May, as he has done for the last two years. But, that said, I could not refrain...

The Magnificent Ambersons – 1942 Orson Welles Triumph

Another magnificent triumph from the one and only Orson Welles. Based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons tells the tale of a whip smart scion from an aristocratic family who tries to ruin his mother's happiness. One of course questions whether...

Solid State Survivor – Yellow Magic Orchestra – AOTM April 2021

Let me start by stating that I am obsessed with this album and this band. I have referred to this band as Japan's answer to Kraftwerk on early listens but really the two were contemporaneous. Why was Kraftwerk so successful when YMO are comparatively unheard of?...

The Trial – Claustrophobic Triumph, Orson Welles

Directed by Orson Welles and starring a magnificent Anthony Perkins, The Trial is a superlative interpretation of Der Prozess by Franz Kafka. The film was released in 1962. Welles wrote the screenplay as well as directing the film, which shows in its unique style,...

Pizza Punks – Excellent Novel Pizzeria Newcastle

My apologies for the poor photographs in advance, it has been a long time since I have been able to review an eatery and I have somewhat lost the habit of photographing the goods as it were. However, Pizza Punks in Newcastle has to be one of the more novel pizza...

Clent Hills 40km Cycle – Birmingham

As summer and relative freedom loom, I thought it might be agreeable to share with you one of my favourite bike rides. Cycling has been a necessary pass time for me throughout the various lockdowns. Getting out on my own and seeing the beautiful sights quite close to...

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Explosively Colourful Contemporary Masterpiece

Goodness me where to begin? The film was based on Gary K. Wolf’s dark novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, which tells the story of detective Eddie Valiant investigating the murder of Roger Rabbit. This exquisite animated feast follows the story of this self same...

Iconic Album Covers – 5 Favourites – April 2021

Following on from a highly enjoyable 5 Favourites post in March, I have decided to make the feature a running one. Sparks - Propaganda The brothers Mael find themselves in a series of tricky situations for the cover of their 1974 album, Propaganda. The middle sleeve...

The Captive Slave – John Philip Simpson

John Phillip Simpson (1782–1847) was a British portrait painter. Until his death he was a frequent exhibitor at Royal Academy and was even the appointed painter to Portuguese royalty. Today I want to talk about a piece of his which has moved me rather. I wanted to...

Alien (1979) – Extra Terrestrial Horror Classic

The plot of Alien is relatively simple: The crew of a towering 800 foot long commercial towing ship, the Nostromo, are tasked with investigating what appears to be a distress signal from an alien planet. The crew investigates this but, unbeknownst to them, bring an...

Hello and welcome to CEDRIC SUGGESTS, specially designed for those of us who are partial to a slice or three of The Culinary Arts…

But Nota Bene Dear Reader: this blog is NOT limited to my recipe and restaurant ramblings alone! I shall also take it upon myself to decribe my various other encounters and experiences in this wonderful world we all share. Expect recommendations of excellent service received, for example, and lively discussions on a variety of exhilerating sublects like as Fashion, Art, Education, Religion and Fitness my word. Not forgetting my regular Favourite Albums of the Month / Year feature. Are you ready? Then enter Freunde, Étranger, Stranger…

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Kate Bush – The Sensual World 1989 – AITM April 2021

I know what you are thinking: it is not the end of the month! You are quite correct. But May is Nick's birthday month and he has been bestowed the honour of having Album of the Month in May, as he has done for the last two years. But, that said, I could not refrain...

Pizza Punks – Excellent Novel Pizzeria Newcastle

My apologies for the poor photographs in advance, it has been a long time since I have been able to review an eatery and I have somewhat lost the habit of photographing the goods as it were. However, Pizza Punks in Newcastle has to be one of the more novel pizza...

Clent Hills 40km Cycle – Birmingham

As summer and relative freedom loom, I thought it might be agreeable to share with you one of my favourite bike rides. Cycling has been a necessary pass time for me throughout the various lockdowns. Getting out on my own and seeing the beautiful sights quite close to...

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