I’ve curated a set of weblinks for the Luchino Visconti season at the Showroom Cinema – reviews, essays and historical background to the major films.
The indispensible Prospect magazine organised this debate at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, with a strong selection of speakers: Michael Lind, a senior fellow at the Washington based New America Foundation and author of Made in Texas: George W Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics; Robert Harvey, former Conservative MP […]
I’ve seen Neil Young nine times now since 1987, solo, with Crazy Horse, with Booker T and the MGs, and with Pearl Jam. This was the most astonishing of all those shows. A complete left turn by the master of left turns. This slice of performance art evokes Young’s previous explorations of narrative form, but this time it’s a bit less fragmented.
I went to see Laurie Anderson on Friday. And because it was the kind of show I’d been waiting 18 years to see her do, I went again on Sunday (same show, but different perspective from the cheap seats). In between, I’d had the opportunity to review some of the material (all new) from my […]
Yo La Tengo show how to make good music by relying on good taste. They look like they’re not really trying very hard. The vocals – especially when Georgia is singing – are indistinct. Their songs don’t give up their secrets easily (and the muddy acoustic of the Shepherds Bush Empire doesn’t help). But they […]