Articles by Ray Van Horn, Jr.

Metalocalypse: Season 2 – Black Fire Upon Us

March 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

Picture if you will, the prospect of Beavis and Butthead standing on the threshold of Hell with Josie and the Pussycats, the members of Spinal Tap and the creators of the animated high fantasy classic film Heavy Metal, with Cannibal Corpse serving as [...]

His Name Was Jason

February 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

If you grew up in the eighties more likely than not you were affected by the haunting whispers of ki ki ki…ma ma ma… Parents cringed and groaned, prom queens shrieked and clung to biceps, while Teenage America sat in theaters transfixed on [...]

Living Colour: New Morning: The Paris Concert

January 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Though the Bad Brains and Fishbone preceded them, Living Colour was a pivotal hard rock/borderline metal sensation of the late eighties and early nineties. The fact the members are all black and play heavy music with a guitarist who sets precedents for [...]

Tripping The Rift:Season 3

January 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

Like "South Park" has done incrementally over the years, the frequently hilarious CGI sci-fi spoof series baked in Canada, "Tripping the Rift" has taken deeper steps into the lowbrow muck with each season. The show, which has been seen [...]


January 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

The dynamics of the Middle Eastern conflict are ever-changing, as are their perception from the outside world. The bottom-line truth is the Middle East, for all of its centralized resources clout, simply wants to be left alone to tend to their own [...]

American Teen

December 29, 2008 // 0 Comments

You knew Generation Tech had to have its very own "Breakfast Club, " particularly if you've seen the original movie poster of this movie which mimics the impressionable marquee shot for John Waters' eighties teen angst classic. After [...]

Paul Simon – Live From Philadelphia

December 15, 2008 // 0 Comments

Get the bus, Gus, make a new plan, Stan, you don't need to be coy Roy, just listen to me… At one point or another in our lives, we've more than likely recited this classic scat from Paul Simon's funk rock classic "50 Ways to [...]

Duran Duran: Rio

December 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

One thing that can historically be said about rock 'n roll: the United States and the UK are practically co-dependent of one another to keep their music scenes alive. The British Invasion of the 1960's is the most commonly referred-to cultural [...]

Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words and Music

December 3, 2008 // 0 Comments

Whether you live there or you've merely visited once or twice, it's hard not to get sucked into the pulse of New York City. I've gone up to the Big Apple nine times, a few for pleasure, others to cover concerts in Times Square and I highly [...]

Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union: Season 1

December 1, 2008 // 0 Comments

You might remember sketch comedy from the golden age of television courtesy of character geniuses such as Jackie Gleason and Red Skelton. You also might remember the gonzo blitzing satire fests of the seventies and eighties such as "The Groove [...]
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