The About Page has been Updated

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It was long over-due but finally it has been done.

I have updated The Boomerang’s About page.

Head on over there, why don’t you? And check out all the stuff I’ve been doing for the past year or so.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Songs by Metallica Inspired by Literature

On April 3, 2016, I published the following post on Book Riot.

Songs by Metallica Inspired by Literature

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Metallica is arguably one of the biggest bands in the world today. Since their debut album, Kill ‘Em All, released in 1983, the band is estimated to have sold over 110 million albums worldwide. With younger generations continuing to discover the catalogue of this Bay Area thrash metal band, their popularity only keeps increasing.

One of the reasons why Metallica has such lasting appeal is their amazing songwriting skills. Not only do they write songs that are progressive as well as catchy, their lyrics are often based on literary classics.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Eurovision Song Contest. A Primer

On Saturday May 14, 2016, Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time. Their winning contribution was the song “1944” performed by Jamala.

This year the Eurovision was broadcast in the US for the first time in the contest’s sixty-year history. Leading up to the Eurovision I published the following introductory post about the contest on Book Riot.

Eurovision Song Contest. A Primer.

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With over 200 million viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the largest TV events in the world, and on May 14 it will be broadcast in the US for the first time.

After sixty years the US will finally be treated to this wonderfully cheesy international music contest that claims to be all about the song but in actual fact is just as much about politics.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

Hot Dogs with a Nordic Twist

On September 4, 2015, I published this post on Quirk Books. You think you know your hot dogs, do you? Well, read this post and see how it’s done in the Nordic Countries. Maybe you’ll get some new ideas on how to eat a hot dog.

Hot Dogs with a Nordic Twist

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The Nordic Countries—Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland—have given the world things like Skype, Angry Birds, Of Monsters and Men, Lars von Trier, the Nobel Peace Prize, and, last but not least, Nordic Noir. In other words, the Nordic Countries are not afraid to put their own twist on things.

Something else that they’ve put their own twist on is the hot dog.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Exorcism of the Tape Recorder

On August 25, 2015, I published the following post on Book Riot.

J.R.R. Tolkien and the Exorcism of the Tape Recorder

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Recently it was announced that a hitherto unknown short story by J.R.R. Tolkien named The Story of Kullervo will be published by HarperCollins, thus placing Tolkien in the company Harper Lee, Truman Capote, and other authors who recently have had allegedly unknown manuscripts discovered and published.

I have no doubt that The Story of Kullervo will be a good read because Tolkien is a good storyteller. But one of my favorite Tolkien stories involves the man himself, namely the story of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Exorcism of the Tape Recorder.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.