:: Thursday, July 27, 2006 ::

The Festival

Festival time is here. The time when Edinburgh fills up with equal amounts of talent and stupidity. There is so much on that the good stuff gets lost. How to find that great new talent amongst the hundreds of university theatre groups and coked up stand-ups?

So far going to see Ken MacLeod and Charles Stross at the Book Festival. Seamus Heaney was sold out unfortunately. The book festival is a bit of a rip-off. £8 to see a writer talk about his book for an hour, you can see that for free in book shops in normal times.

Also got tickets for the mighty Twilight Singers. Dulli said in a recent interview that he was headed for visits to Tel Aviv and Beirut after the European tour. Guess that might have to be rescheduled.

And not forgetting Michael Franti, star of a recent Guardian article about his trip to Baghdad. He is booked in a rather huge venue, hope he can fill it.

On a musical tip check out fantasy bar on myspace. Used to be in a band with this guy. He went on to greater things in Spain's premiere indie band Los Planetas (no, seriously). Quite like this new stuff.

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