Matt Blick

"Beatles Songwriting Academy"
Senior lecturer at The Beatles Songwriting Academy - Sitting reverently at the feet of Lennon & McCartney...and then stealing their shoes.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (275 of 305)
Location: Nottingham, UK
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I also blog on songwriting at MattBlickDOTcom where you can download all of my songs for free!

Songwriting, The Beatles, Liverpool FC, Films

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 73,164 - Total Helpful Votes: 275 of 305
Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters by Paul Maher
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Believe A Word, 1 Jan 2012
If Tom Waits wasn't real someone would have to invent him. And someone did invent him - Tom Waits.

More than any artist since 60's Dylan, Waits has deliberately allowed the fantasy world of his songs (in Tom's case, gothic junkyard bum) to spill over into all his interviews. Does he ever tell the truth? Yes. But usually only when he's lying.

Words are words, spoken or sung, so if you love Tom's music you'll love these interviews. If fact, if you're new to Waits, you may find the interviews a good 'way in' to his music - as I did. Waits is usually funny, often profound and eminently quotable.

Fans may ask why they need to buy this book if they already have… Read more
Sucker Punch [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Emily Browning
Sucker Punch [DVD] [2011] DVD ~ Emily Browning
4 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All Suck And No Punch, 5 Nov 2011
The film is just as bad as all the other one star reviews state, so I'll just add a word about the special effects. Many reviews have stated they are the only GOOD thing in it. That's not strictly true. They are the BEST thing in it. But that's not saying much. The film is full of the following...

Cliched music video shots - eg hot babes walk towards a floor mounted camera in slow mo.
Shots ripped off the Matrix - eg empty bullet cases raining down from above. (again in slow mo)
Generic video games shots - eg 'airborne' camera whizzes around completely fake looking fighters
Generic person with superpowers shot - eg crash landing gracefully crouched on the floor… Read more
George Harrison - Living in the Material World
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still A Dark Horse, 21 Oct 2011
A documentary on a music celebrity can be measured by content and insight - what footage did they access and who was willing to contribute and what new light did it shed on the subject? On the first point Martin Scorsese knocks the ball out of the park. Though I didn't feel I knew George any better than before by the end, I was treated to nearly four hours of dazzling and emotionally moving entertainment.

I watched both parts of the film at UK preview and at no point did my attention or enthusiasm flag. In fact I would have happily sat through any outtakes! This beautifully crafted film is packed with concert footage, home movies, press conferences, interviews, photos and… Read more

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