Mar
16
2019

Tim Haldeman

OPEN WATER AS A CHILD (Woolgathering) 9/10 If ever an opening line was going to transfix you, “I followed whiskey into the country of Legionella” should do it. The Kerouac-influenced poem Open Water is graffitied through this album in three instalments, written and delivered by John Goode, whose voice is a scythe slicing straight into […]

Mar
14
2019

DEAD CAT BOUNCE

SBW Stables Theatre, February 27 6/10 We get the thrust. Unrequited love hollows you out; leaves a husk where a heart should have been. In case we didn’t get it, playwright Mary Rachel Brown has Angela, Gabriel’s ex, tell him: “Say goodbye, it is the least you could do if you really do love me… […]

Mar
8
2019

Sandeep Das: Creator of Myths

The great cellist Yo-Yo Ma has called Sandeep Das “a creator myths”, referring to the profundity of his tabla playing within Indian classical, orchestral and cross-cultural music (including with Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble). But he could also have been talking about Das’s capacity for dire-looking predicaments to become happy endings. When he was eight, for example, […]

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