Classic Music Spotlight: Petula Clark – “Downtown”

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Classics Appreciation Wednesday’s have returned to Vortex Effect, and this week the spotlight shines on Petula Clark and her hit song “Downtown.” Smith’s Sentiment: Released in November 1964, Petula Clark’s “Downtown” (composed by Tom Hatch) became an international hit that took the #1 spot on the [...]

Classic Music Spotlight: Dinah Shore – “Buttons and Bows”

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s Classics Appreciation Wednesday here on Vortex Effect, and this week we’re debuting the newest classics feature to the lineup: Classic Music Spotlight. That’s not to be confused with “classical music,” although it is very likely some Mozart could end up being spotlighted at some point. Instead, this is usually [...]

Teacarina by STL Ocarina Review

February 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

We’re known mostly for reviewing games and movies, and maybe some wrestling content, but the site actually covers a lot of ground. Occasionally, I like to review stuff outside of our usual focus. A year ago I reviewed some green tea from Rishi that I really like. Since I do enjoy hot green tea (and other kinds of tea as well), I jumped at the [...]

Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip Review

October 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Synopsis: Songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up idolizing the Beatles. He set out, video camera in hand, to talk to people who had crossed paths with his musical heroes. From Sir Ben Kingsley to Sir George Martin, and Beach Boy Brian Wilson to astronomer Brian Skiff, Swirsky filmed hundreds of personal recollections from people who knew them well to [...]

Download Dishonored’s ‘The Drunken Whaler’ Now For Free

September 14, 2012 // 2 Comments

If you remember the Dishonored E3 gameplay trailer (and you probably do, if not we’ll include it below), then you’ll probably remember a rather sweet original score for the game titled “The Drunken Whaler.” Good news for those who wanted the tune, Bethesda has made it available today as a free MP3 download for personal use. [...]

The Lonely Island “Turtleneck and Chain” Review

May 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

We’re Back! Mama I Just Had Sex (featuring Akon) Jack Sparrow (featuring Michael Bolton) Attracted to Us (featuring Beck) Rocky My Mic – interlude Turtleneck and Chain (featuring Snoop Dogg) Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie and Clyde (featuring Rihanna) Trouble on Dookie Island Falcor vs Atreyu – Classy Skit #1 Motherlover (featuring Justin [...]

Winds of Plague “Against the World” Review

April 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Since they formed in 2002 California’s own Winds of Plague have been on a tear.  Putting together and releasing a demo entitled “A Cold Day in Hell” just three years into their existence and one year removed from graduating high school.  The demo not only garnered them the attention of metal fans but also music label Century [...]