22nd April 2012
Although it feels like its been a busy week, there've only been two performances from me:
The second is notable for the first ever performance (and not the last) of Love You To Death which I didn't actually expect to ever see the light of day.
As always, for up-to-date information about intended performances please refer to the Gig 2012 page.
Every week recently I have been saying that I'm going to do a write up for the film Finding Joe for which I've arranged a special screening on 18th May. However the process of writing it has proved quite revelatory to me and therefore is taking a little longer than I anticipated. Hopefully it'll be finished by the middle of this week. In the meantime you can find below what I've said in previous weeks.
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Hope your weekend has been good so far.
Don't forget the screening of the film about the work of Joseph Campbell, Finding Joe, hosted by Stand-Up Cinema at Reading's The Rising Sun Arts Centre on May 18th at 6:30pm. The start time is early so that the film will end by 8:00pm and not conflict with Bohemian Night Showcase.
Campbell said the following in the last lecture he ever gave:
"In my writing and my thinking and my work I've thought of myself as addressing artists and poets and writers. The rest of the world can take it or leave it as far as I'm concerned."
So if you're an artist, writer, musician , or just someone wanting to break out and go their own way, or even actually dare I say, a Star Wars fan (George Lucas based his original films' stories on Campbell's work), then I think you might find the film interesting and indeed I hope encouraging. Next week I hope to pull together all of this site's reference's to the film and explain why I found it meaningful. I don't expect it to be everybody's cup of tea but if it helps encourage one person along the way to achieving what they want to in their life I think my job will have at least been partly accomplished.
As far as I am aware there is no entry fee but I will check with Stand-Up Cinema and confirm.
Joanne Kelly / Strawberry Sundae Radio Show
Reading DJ Joanne wrote a very nice review of a gig I did in 2012 and has played Something Wild quite a few times on her Strawberry Sunday Radio show. Later in the year I had a great interview with her which can be found here, the success of which I think was largely due to the obvious background work she did in preparation for the interview.
Understandably I'm biased because Joanne has been so favourable but I do think she does a great show if you like indie rock, hearing about upcoming bands and a lot more more besides. Strawberry Sundae is on every Sunday at 7pm for two hours. More details can be found here.