Matthias Wivel is the administrator of the Metabunker. He is the Curator of Sixteenth-Century Italian Paintings at The National Gallery in London and a co-founder and the current chairman of the Danish Comics Council.

Get Carter

The buildup has been ridiculously protracted and expectations concomitantly bloated, but Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. aka. Lil Wayne’s long-awaited sixth official solo album, Tha Carter III does not disappoint. It’s no It Takes a Nation of Millions or Illmatic, but could well be a Blueprint. In other words, not a masterpiece as an album, but…

Back on a Balance

The latest album by the Minneapolis hip hop group Atmosphere, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold, seems to mark a fine maturation for the pioneers of suburbia rap. This is not so much due to it being radically different from their earlier work, but rather because it refines some of the…

Natasja under Kreativ Bogføring

Dansk Folkepartis tilegnelse af Natasjas humanistiske opråb til det danske folk, “Gi’ Mig Danmark Tilbage”, i deres seneste annoncekampagne, er ikke blot udtryk for en usmagelig mangel på respekt for den afdøde protestsangerindes eftermæle, men for to centrale karakteristika ved den propagandastrategi både Folkepartiet og regeringen med succes har benyttet sig af i deres kamp…

Cyd Charisse RIP

One of the greatest sensual dancers of the Hollywood musical has passed away. Indelible in Singin’ in the Rain, where she appears in just one scene — the deliciously surreal dream sequence set piece of the movie — and irresistible in The Bandwagon where she weaves silver screen magic with Fred Astaire (see exhibit A…

Hype: Big Hungry Joe

The Danish bluegrass band Big Hungry Joe — amongst whose members you find cartoonists Jesper Deleuran and Tobias Enevoldsen — have just dropped their first album: Hillbilly Hayride! Listen to some of the new tunes and order the record here. Also, check out their MySpace and their official webpage. Oh, they’re apparently on iTunes too……

Komiks.dk 2008 — Et blik tilbage, og frem

Den tredje Komiks.dk, afholdt forrige weekend, var på snart sagt alle niveauer den bedste hidtil. Kvaliteten og bredden i programmet og løftet i professionalisme fra arrangørgruppens og de frivilliges side var med til yderligere at konsolidere festivalen centralt i den danske tegneseriekultur. Det var mit klare indtryk, at afskeden den solbeskinnede søndag eftermiddag for langt…

Hype: It’s a Jamboree!

Check out this massive roots, ska, rocksteady, calypso, reggae and dub haven. It is a fantastic resource for anyone even remotely interested in these genres, and in good music in general. One Love spread through the internet. Biggup! This has been your pick of the week. Highest recommendation.