I feel like my heart has been broken, just a little bit, this evening. Asif Kapadia’s two hour documentary about the singer, Amy Whinehouse, who died aged only 27, is a wonderfully personal and extremely moving portrait of a young woman, desperate FOR love and desperate TO love, whose internal demons were stoked by the [...]
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Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s great speech, one of many made that day, towards the end of the March on Washington in 1963. The speech lasted nearly 15 minutes but the soundbite that has endured and is regularly repeated lasts about five minutes and begins with “I have a dream”. Click [...]
Last night I saw the most amazing play at the National Theatre. Technically, Misterman, by Enda Walsh, is a one-man show. And that man, Cillian Murphy, is astounding. He plays Thomas Magill, a god-fearing young man living a sheltered life in the quaint Irish town of Innisfree. On the surface, Thomas gets on well with [...]
Last Saturday, 27 November, I relived the early 90s, in fine form. When Primal Scream brought out its seminal album, Screamadelica, in 1991, it quickly became the cornerstone of the soundtrack to my student days. Over the 20 years that have passed, it’s been elevated to classic status and its songs are like dear old friends [...]
A cracking gig at Alexandar Palace on Friday night! I’d forgotten how good they are live.