About Me
I'm a Canadian PhD student living in Scotland, where I study music, media, and culture at Stirling University.

My Work
Curriculum Vitae
PhD Abstract

Academic Articles:
The rough guide to critics

Conference Papers:
Down Beat vs. Rolling Stone (IASPM Rome 2005)

Web Articles:
Sounds Prohibited
Brain Machines

CD Reviews:
Proffessor Undressor

m.t.brennan at stir.ac.uk
Friends With Websites:
Dru (The Dominion)
Sylvia Nickerson
Inez Templeton
Inez: the blog
Clark Richards
Tara Wells
Max Liboiron
John Haney
Eva Bartlett

Musical Friends:
David Myles
Jamie (Near Earth Astronaut)
Jay (Proffessor Undressor)
Jim (Shotgun and Jaybird)
Jon (Rhume)
Kirk (Orchard Hill Road)
Mark, Mike (Barriomatic Trust)
Matt Johnston
Pat (Random Andy)
Troy (Pimp Tea)

By Category:
academiks (2)
aural creativity (10)
books (1)
flicks (8)
inspiration (3)
mad science (4)
media theory (4)
music biz (10)
other (6)
personal (12)
powers that be (7)
travel (3)
visual creativity (9)
words (1)

By Month:
April 2006 (2)
March 2006 (1)
January 2006 (3)
December 2005 (1)
November 2005 (1)
October 2005 (1)
September 2005 (1)
August 2005 (1)
July 2005 (1)
June 2005 (1)
May 2005 (1)
April 2005 (1)
March 2005 (3)
February 2005 (3)
January 2005 (1)
December 2004 (1)
November 2004 (2)
October 2004 (5)
September 2004 (3)
August 2004 (1)
July 2004 (3)
June 2004 (3)
May 2004 (6)
April 2004 (6)
March 2004 (8)
February 2004 (7)
January 2004 (11)
December 2003 (2)

December 2003

December 27, 2003

Go rent Bulworth


I saw a great movie tonight: Bulworth. It's about a US senator (played by Warren Beatty) who has a nervous breakdown and starts speaking flippantly and honestly about the corruption of the government in interviews and debates. It's also got a Scooby Doo mystery element which adds to the fun. Oddly, Frank Capra III was First Assistant Director. His grandfather, Frank Capra, directed "It's A Wonderful Life", another great movie that deals with themes of power and corruption. (It's A Wonderful Life, however, may be more suitable for the season.)

Posted by matt at 04:45 AM

December 25, 2003

Where I Live

Here's a photo of me atop DuMiat hill, right next to my university and the town of Stirling. I hike up this hill once a week when weather permits. Beyond the rolling hills of heather (ah, Scotland!), you can see a tower poking up through a patch of trees almost in the centre photo. That's the Wallace Monument, in memory of Braveheart himself. The city spreads out beyond the monument, and over to the right you can see a collection of grey buildings and a man-made loch (read "lake"). That's Stirling University, where I study.


Posted by matt at 08:31 PM