They’re back! The often-awful eighties with the pre-school neon colors and the radio infested with neo-synth-pop bubblegum bands. Although a few groups like Phoenix, the Killers and the recent stellar release from Empire of the Sun have picked up where the best of the eighties left off, the majority of time I’m left looking for who to blame for the atrocities I’m forced to … [Read more...]
About Benjamin Barrett
Benjamin Barrett is an accomplished writer of fiction, poetry and independent film. After studying Literature at Oxford University and creative writing at U.C. Santa Barbara, Benjamin spent a decade travelling the world, spending time in over thirty counties and acquiring a truly unique viewpoint along the way. Early training as a classical pianist which gave way to Synth-Pop Bands by high school helped fuel an immutable love of music that pervades both his fiction and non-fiction and helped create a successful seminar on the author’s lesser known but true theories on the history of Rock Music. He is an award winner for both his poetry and short fiction, and has published articles and essays on subjects as varied as music, travel, politics and the NFL. Derailed by fate, he has recently returned to the writing game after a seven-year involuntary hiatus with a vengeance. See more of his eclectic work at www.benjaminbarrett.com.