Category Archives: Music

birdsong vs. plastic bag // austere beauty for tortured souls // song lyric review

“Blackbird, don’t sing,” goes the refrain of Finland’s this year’s Eurovision song. While the singing of a blackbird is a common trope in poetry and song lyrics, symbolising ultimate beauty that soothes the soul, it is perfectly understandable why the … Continue reading

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Meltdown!

I saw Iggy Pop on Thursday! Photo by Michael Clift – I was too spellbound toremember to take any!  He was one of the acts for Southbank Centre’s Meltdown, directed this year by Yoko Ono. Patti Smith is also on … Continue reading

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Last Night at the Torriano

Yesterday we went down for poetry and music at the Torriano Bar in Kentish Town. Great stuff. Sean Keung, who’s been promised a feature gig later this year (More of Sean at waikeungpoetry.wordpress.com) Cathy Flower played the piano for us!  … Continue reading

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Black Leather and a Piano in the Basement Room

Yesterday night, Jeremy Sallon, Ian Sinkovits, Ernie Burns and myself gathered at the Torriano Bar‘s basement room to read poetry. We featured the lovely Rachael Black and had a great bunch of open mic poets as well. I’m madly in … Continue reading

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Summer Night Blues

Monday was a GORGEOUS day. It was the first day this year I was outside showing some bare skin, and got my first sunburn of the summer which I’m very proud of! The evening was warm as well, and we … Continue reading

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6th of May and the Other Things

I’m very happy to announce that it’s only a week left until this amazing thing takes place again. This time I’ll really be there – I’m up from my deathbed in a rather zombiesque* manner, but back in business. I’m … Continue reading

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The Second Time The Light Went Out

The second Until the Light Goes Out poetry and music night took place on the 4th of March, and was full of beautiful performances. Michael Clift, playing one of his new songs which I love passionately and can’t wait to … Continue reading

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