Browsing Archive: December, 2010

Captain and Monk

Posted by Ken Edwards on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : music 


 I saw and heard Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band play the Rainbow Theatre, formerly the Finsbury Park Astoria, London, in 1973. I remember the performance being wild and other-worldly; but then, an hour beforehand I had partaken of a slice of cake baked by my flatmate which contained a special ingredient that may have messed with my mind somewhat. That was de rigueur then.

Little evidence remains of any of this, though there's a rather iffy sound recording on YouTube. Soon after, I wrote ...
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Cage against the machine

Posted by Ken Edwards on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : music 
Cage Against the Machine is a campaign to get John Cage's 4'33" to No 1 in the singles charts for Christmas. This may have started as a joke against the ubiquitous X Factor, but it isn't any more - there's a real chance of this happening. And if it does, a number of charities stand to make real money - every purchase benefits the young people's mental health charity C.A.L.M., Youth Music, the British Tinnitus Association, the music therapy group Nordoff Robbins and Sound & Music.

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Stuck in Hastings

Posted by Ken Edwards on Wednesday, December 1, 2010,
I'd been hoping to travel to Manchester this morning to read in The Other Room series this evening (Wed 1 Dec). Unfortunately, rail services between Hastings and London have been severely disrupted, so I can't even complete the first leg of the journey and have had to cry off. Very disappointing.


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