Album review: Golden Earring, Something Heavy Going Down (1984)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 16, 1984 By Steve Newton Local rock fans who liked what they heard when Golden Earring played here in April should have no trouble getting into this latest release from the Dutch quartet. With the exception of the title track, a new recording, all the material was culled from … Continue reading Album review: Golden Earring, Something Heavy Going Down (1984)

10 Cloverfield Lane is the best scary movie of 2016 (so far)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 10, 2016 By Steve Newton I've reviewed five horror flicks this year, and not one of them--including the much ballyhooed The Witch--has blown me away. So I'm very happy to report that 10 Cloverfield Lane did exactly that. It's the best scary movie of 2016 (so far). The good stuff starts when Michelle … Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane is the best scary movie of 2016 (so far)

Golden Earring’s Barry Hay recalls getting beaten up with Ronnie Van Zant

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 20, 1984 By Steve Newton Help I'm steppin' into the twilight zone/The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned/My beacon's been moved under moon and star/Where am I to go now that I've gone too far/Soon you will come to know, when the bullet hits the bone … Continue reading Golden Earring’s Barry Hay recalls getting beaten up with Ronnie Van Zant