Monday, 26 June 2006

India 2006

A selection of snaps from my trip to Goa and Mumbai, April 2006

Finding New Music

Keeping tabs on various 'MP3 Blogs' has become my main source of new music since the sad decline of the NME and my continuing indifference to 90% of music radio. The concept is simple - out there, there are other people who have gone to the trouble of finding out where the good music is at, so I don't have to.

It's always good to find out about new artists and new records to buy, but it's also reassuring to find that, sometimes, other people are liking the same weird/bizarre/unfashionable/silly stuff that you are!

Mark Urban

Start:     Aug 27, '06 7:00p
End:     Aug 27, '06 8:30p
Location:     Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Book Festival event

The Island Tapes

Start:     Aug 18, '06 7:00p
End:     Aug 18, '06 9:00p
Location:     Acoustic Music Centre, St. Bride's Centre, Edinburgh
Using silent black and white films from the Scottish Screen Archive as a backdrop to a live film music score, "The Island Tapes" is a fusion of Celtic Guitar playing and Gaelic song. Featuring Acoustic Guitarist David Allison, Classical Player Allan Neave, Fingerstylist Ian Melrose and singer Alyth McCormack, the show was premiered at Scotland's Celtic Connections Festival in January 2006 in Glasgow.

Katie Kitamura and Christopher Ross

Start:     Aug 15, '06 8:30p
End:     Aug 15, '06 10:00p
Location:     Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Book Festival event

Simon Amstell

Start:     Aug 3, '06 10:45p
End:     Aug 3, '06 11:30p
Location:     Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
Stand-up show from former Popworld presenter

Bastille Day

Start:     Jul 14, '06
Location:     France!
Vive La Revolution!

Access: The Hacker

Start:     Jul 7, '06 11:00p
End:     Jul 8, '06 3:00a
Location:     Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
Access returns for a special 1 off night with a FULL LIVE show from "THE HACKER". Along sides will be fellow GOODLIFE RECORDS man JEROME D (DJ SET) and support from PYZ.

Saturday, 17 June 2006


OK, so it's not exactly healthy, but sometimes a man must give in to temptation...

Wigwams 2006

10th -11th June 2006, Strathfillan nr. Crianlarich

Tony Robinson's Cunning Night Out

Start:     Aug 21, '06 8:00p
End:     Aug 21, '06 9:00p
Location:     Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh
Having spent years of his working life uttering the phrase 'I have a cunning plan!' Tony Robinson started to believe it. His one-man show will make you laugh, cry, sing along and retch.

Spies In The Wires

Start:     Jul 13, '06 11:00p
Location:     Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

All Tomorrow's Parties Nightmare Before Christmas

Start:     Dec 8, '06
End:     Dec 10, '06
Location:     Minehead, Somerset
Music festival, curated by the legendary Thurston Moore