Monthly Archives: October 2015

How I Got Into….Kenneth Branagh

I looked at the title of this post and thought “That sounds a bit odd.” It wouldn’t seem odd if it had been a musician or an author – I’ve written “How I Got Into….” posts on both, and there … Continue reading

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Film Posts 27: The Martian – 18th October, 2015

I’d heard good things about this, and I’ve generally like Ridley Scott’s science fiction movies – I even enjoyed Prometheus. though several people have since pointed out that I’m wrong. And what a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours The Martian is. Matt … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….Choral Singing

There is no other feeling I’ve experienced like singing in a choir. It is so completely not about the individual, but about the collective sound that a group of people produce together. You may not be able to hear your … Continue reading

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Film Posts 26: Macbeth – 14th October, 2015

People who know me, or who’ve read this blog, know that I like Shakespeare. And I’m not a purist about it – I like clever, inventive stagings, and I’m happy with moving the plays into different settings and eras, even … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….Radiohead

This week’s post is a bit of fleeting relationship. Like many people (I suspect) I got into Radiohead with The Bends, was wowed by OK Computer, bemused by Kid A, hung around for Amnesiac then figured out the band had moved on somewhere else … Continue reading

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Coincidence and Consequence: 45 Years

I trailed this post a few days ago – Consequence driven by Catastrophe. As I said at the time, I’ve been very fortunate not to have the experience of that kind of event, and it’s not a subject I want … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….Joni Mitchell

A few weeks ago in this series I wrote about the impact my college neighbour Jonny had on my musical tastes. One of the artists he introduced me to was The Band. I think it could only have been afterwards … Continue reading

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