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Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing (1987)

She’s the kind of artist I imagine who has some pretty devoted (read: borderline obsessive) fans who debate the definitions and decipher her imagery ’til dawn. And good on ‘em, but it’s not for me. These days I tend to leave her on in the background, like ambient music, and fill the room with that aromatic Vega vapour and just breathe it…

The Roaring 20’s

The “roaring 20’s” as they were called, began with such promise. The United States was reeling from World War I (1914-1918) and the great influenza epidemic of 1918. The 1920’s could only be better, right?…

Radio Free Metropolis (or Show Me The Monáe)

Janelle Monáe has something she wants to say, and it’s an empowering message of love and empathy (laced with a subtext that raises cautionary questions about our behaviour in the future…)

Robots And Pretty Girls And Soldiers And More!

Being a 70’s child I was, like many others, a huge Star Wars nut.  Especially when it came to the toys, which were like crack to a young child’s mind.  There was a certain buzz in scoring a new Star Wars toy and ripping it free from its packaging that couldn’t be matched by anything else…Everything about the experience was pure bliss…

2010 – The Year In Film

But of all the films I did see in 2010, the clear winner as far as brutal odour was the Brothers Strause’s Skyline. Maybe it’s a case of one brother holding the other back; but whatever the case, Skyline featured half-dimensional characters (yep, not even one-dimensional) and a ridiculous story, and even managed to blatantly steal from at least a half-dozen sci-fi films (probably more, but I lost count together with my interest)…

Screenprinted LOSTie T-Shirts

We have some exciting news to share with all the LOST fanatics out there… GritFX have partnered up with Kelly Murphy of Saucewear to bring you all an amazing offer… Limited Edition Screenprinted LOSTie T-Shirts at an incredible price! American Apparel Navy Blue T-Shirts with the bold (and popular!) LOSTie design will only be available […]

10 Comics That Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Comics have played a large part in my life for as long as I can remember. Whether I’m reading other peoples or making my own there isn’t a day that goes by where they don’t enter my mind. So here’s a list of graphic novels that, in my opinion, you should read before you die. I’ve left out the usual suspects that regularly appear on these types of lists (Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Maus, Batman Year One, etc)…

4-legged Tee Giveaway! PLUS The A to Z of Animal Tees

Enter the 4-legged T-Shirt Giveaway! ONE Winner takes home 4 different animal themed t-shirts just by telling us what their favourite animal is… ENTER NOW!

GritFX Gets A Facelift

That’s right – we’ve injected some Botox into the jowls of the GritFX T-Shirts website. Dave and I (that’s me, Manz) have been sweating over the keyboards for the last few weeks re-vamping the site. The new look website is now live, so visit www.gritfx.com and check it out…

The 50 Best Movies of the Decade

But even with the influx of tedious CGI-based films, it must be said that the decade advanced the art of special effects with leaps and bounds, building steadily on the work first displayed in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park way back in 1993. These advancements alone allowed films such as The Lord Of The Rings trilogy to finally be put on screen the way it should be seen…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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