Monthly Archives: March 2011
I wasn’t sure what to make of the proposed soundtrack or the style of dance but I went with an open heart (and a belly full of Pinot!)
At 2 hours and 25 minutes with two intervals this is no small production but the stage, music and set were very inspiring and interesting.
The Pet Shop Boys have always managed to dip in and out of different musical tastes and a lot of their influences were featured in the show. Nods to old works, videos and views are all self evident in their interpretation of the story. Personal favourites included Monkey Elliot (who wasn’t that incredible!).
I honestly was blown away by the production. The speed. The grace. The style of the dancers was breathtaking. I am amazed that there were no clashes of heads etc. The choreography was spot on.
The dancers were all very fit and the roles they play were executed brilliantly.
It is hard to convey how a story like this is only conveyed through dance, I never imagined how you could illustrate sexual abuse, fear, loathing, honour, hate in nothing move that a flick of the write or the hips (there was much more to it I am just generalising!). The set pieces were brilliantly set up and they really did bring the story to life.
If I had to a particular part of the play I would pick 4-5-6 on the clock segment in the middle of the show, purely for it’s comedy and tongue in cheek approach to this particular part of man kind (trying not to give too much away as I know some readers will be seeing the show this week).
It’s a shame this is only running for a week as I think it deserves a bigger audience.
Neil and Chris, it seems, can put their hands to anything and once again it works. Who else in the popular music sphere could pull off such a thing these days?
The soundtrack is very interesting but the show has more content and form to what’s on the double cd pack.
The audience was full of lovvies, theatre types and queers but it seemed that everyone enjoyed the show. Even Janet Street-Porter who was next to us at the bar!
This made for a fun and entertaining evening out and a welcome break from all the chaos at work.
If you get a chance. Try to experience The Most Incredible Thing.
Why are Sky news constantly showing footage of a local firework display over Libya? (And a pretty poor one at that!)
So glad they never made this past the pilot – stop tinkering with the classics!
I have been enjoying Instagram with millions of others on my iPhone for a couple of months now. I understand how some think it’s pointless and silly, especially as it “downgrades” photos from what is a very good camera on the iPhone 4, but I have to say I enjoy the manipulation you can make with it as it lets you see your photo’s in different ways.
I just put a collection of my photos from Flickr into Instagram, giving them the Instagram treatment to see if they got the same reaction. It’s interesting that whether you view the original on Flickr or the retro version on Instagram, the same pictures get the high ratings/most favourited.
I don’t think Instagram will replace Flickr or my normal style of photography but for snap shops with a creative twist it’s fun to use and experiment with. Of all the add on Camera/Photography apps on the iPhone it’s the one that I have used the most and (most importantly) kept on my iPhone.
I discovered a Inkstagram yesterday which allows you to browse your account online – nice touch which has the same feel and most of the functionality of the app but sadly you still seem to need an account to view.
I know Instagram is huge but it would be great to have to open to the masses and maybe integrated into such established photography services like Flickr.
Ok it may not be accurate (and I am not just talking about Godzilla featuring in the piece), but I find this quite amusing. Why couldn’t the 2012 team design something like this?
- Brandy cats are attracted to sunbeams like moths to a flame
- Freedom of speech is ok until you offend somebody
- I love my baby
- Toast is moorish
- Writing things down helps sort out your thoughts
- Social media takes over your life
- The world worships too many false idols
- Miss Jackson, Mr Rogers Nelson, Lowe and Tennant make me happy
- Weekends are never long enough
- Porn is addictive
- An expensive camera does not make a good photographer
- Submitting work to an exhibition is stressful
- Juxtaposition is a useless word
- Gay men are fickle
- True friends stay in touch
- Cat farts smell 100 times worse than cat poo!
- Women cannot walk in straight lines
- People in St Albans are rude and arrogant
- Too many people shout into their mobile phones
- The majority of apps I have ever bought were a waste of money
- We will never escape marketing
- Perfect days include a sea breeze
- Birdsong is enriching
- Instagram is Fun
- Flickr is more fun
- iPhone games are either too easy or boring so I give up quickly
- National Trust membership is getting expensive!
- Ted Baker clothes aren’t worth what you pay for them
- I like my new blog theme
- This blog post will run and run…
- This is my most random blog entry ever!
Janelle Monae, Roundhouse, London 1st March 2011 (Video from various sources)
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