Monday, November 29, 2010


Your Voice In My Youtube

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Total Eclipse

I find Kiki (aka Justin Bond) so thrilling. Live, Kiki and Herb - a duo who are some cabaret, some comedy, all wonderful - make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. It's weird how a performance so over the top can have this real undercurrent of melancholy and kernel of truth (I think Tim Curry in Rocky Horror is a great example of that. Also, watching Prince William announce his engagement, I realized his clipped cadence reminded me of no-one so much as Curry's Dr. Frank-n-Furter).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My great friend, Shannon Nelson, has just started the blog lalasmom, where she chronicles life after her daughter's suicide.

Shannon (or Shaye) is just as brilliant and funny as Lena (or Lala) was. Lena hung herself a year ago, aged nineteen, and there are, of course, no words...and yet Shaye is doing her best to find them. Though she's not a "professional", she's without question a natural. Go and have a read. I think you'll be as taken with Shaye's writing as I am.

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