Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hollywood High School: Gravity’s Lessons in Life

gravity-movie-poster-closeup Hollywood High school: Gravity’s life lessons Seen Gravity yet? It’s excellent, right? The verdict is unanimous, it’s technically outstanding, visually stunning and if I were Sandra Bullock I’d be clearing a space on my mantlepiece for a little gold man. Yes, she’s that good. The movie might have made more money than God and cost ...

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RECOMMENDED: Anthony And Karim, It Will Come To You

rsz_photo (2)   Two months ago I was in a basement watching Karim Kamaar and Anthony Anaxagorou perform at their spoken word/music night, Outspoken, somewhere in Kings Cross. Anthony may or may not have apologised for what was going to be their ‘first’ outing together but then, as typical of all artists whose talent and work ethic ...

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Video of the Week – Deanna Rodger – Cog

lily-allen-hard-out-here-twerking-video-still Check out the magnificent Cog by Deanna Rodgers, written in response to Lily Allen’s controversial brand of feminism in her comeback video Hard Out Here. Deanna, one of the most promising young voices in spoken word, delivers a winning response with grace and fury all mingled together in a style that she is becoming known ...

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Going Out – Marshland Book Launch

cov_marshland copy       One of our favourite indie publishers, Influx Press, are celebrating the release of Gareth E Rees’s debut full length book, Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London with a walking tour of the east London Marshes on Saturday at 12.45. “This is a walk into a liminal region of Hackney ...

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Fighting against the fetishisation of women, doesn’t work if you fetishise women

Fighting agains the fetishisation of women, does not happen by fetishising them “Whilst I don’t want to offend anyone,” Lily Allen writes in response to the backlash against her video for ‘Hard Out Here’, “I do strive to provoke thought and conversation. The video is meant to be a lighthearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women with modern pop culture. It has nothing to do ...

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Album Review – Deltron 3030 – Event II

130822-deltron-tour copy     Following on from their 2000 breakthrough collaboration Deltron 3030, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala’s Event II continues the sci-fi deliberations of their first album, but finds 2013 a very different terrain, with a new breed of hip hop and new visions of the future. Del maintains his sharp, ...

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Review – Sally Read – The Day Hospital

sally-read There is a twilight world in most cities, one that that you find during the day rather than towards the end of it, one in which the elderly, the infirm, the dispossessed, the forgotten, live – exist, rather – dwindling, as time and life ebbs by, slowly then quickly, towards the end. It is a ...

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Music – Album Review – Yuck – Glow & Behold

Yuck-Glow-Behold-608x608 copy In 2011, noise-slackers, Yuck, came through gale-force media hype to deliver a stunning self-titled debut which showcased a knack for effortless noise-rock, heartfelt acoustic numbers, and delicate melodies laid over swirling dream-pop soundscapes. And the forecast ahead of their second album was looking promising – until April this year, when frontman (sorry, former frontman) Daniel ...

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An Interview with Arun Ghosh

Arun-Ghosh-31     Poejazzi recently had the pleasure of catching up with the very talented musician, composer and educator Arun Ghosh before watching him play a live rendition of his new album, “A South Asian Suite” at the Barrel House, Totnes. Ghosh is a British Asian Clarinettist whose biography drolly states that he was conceived in Calcutta, ...

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New Music – Oscar Laurence – The Old Oak

440486107_640 Check out The Old Oak, a typically gorgeous and compelling delivery of a vintage-esque jazz song via the young and very talented Oscar Laurence. We first heard Oscar at Brainchild Festival, we were actually watching someone else but on hearing his vocals soaring across the field we had to find out who this magical voice ...

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