What a week I’ve had, things really do come back to bite you sometimes in this world…and strangely push you into new direction; not sure which direction yet, but that’s half the joy I guess. You may have wondered about my croaky voice, but yes I have ‘Man flu’; naturally I’m a real trooper and didn’t mention it…… much.
Twofers today came from The White Lies – we heard: ‘Death’ and ‘A place to Hide’.
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Micky Flanagan: Work in Progress 22nd – 23rd Oct 2012 • Pleasance Theatre
Micky Flanagan is returning to the Pleasance Theatre for a couple of work in progress shows, trying out some brand-new material before he goes out on tour.
Joan Rivers — The Now or Never Tour – 22nd Oct 2012 • Royal Albert Hall
Joan Rivers is coming to the Royal Albert Hall with her “Now or Never Tour”. A true comedy legend, Rivers is very funny, but she’s also scary as hell. Expect razor sharp wit, bluntly honest opinions and plenty of jokes.
Liverpool funnyman John Bishop – 24th – 25th Oct 2012 • O2 Arena
Liverpool funny man John Bishop has had a good year, performing to nearly half-a-million fans on his sold-out tour, topping the charts with his latest DVD, and fronting his own popular TV show “John Bishop’s Britain”.
My music pick for this week;
Sat 20 Oct The Cribs – HMV Forum, London
Wakefield four-piece comprising brothers Ryan, Gary and Ross Jarman and ex-Smiths guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr are known for their, gritty melodies, earthy guitar sound and bitingly observant lyrics.
Wed 24 Oct Gaz Coombes – XOYO, London
A night of live music from former Super grass front man, Gaz Coombes.
Wed 24 Oct Tim Burgess – Union Chapel, Islington
A gig by Tim Burgess, former lead singer of The Charlatans, who rode the waves of first Madchester then Britpop. Following the release of his frank and vivid autobiography ‘Telling Stories’, Tim now embarks on a solo tour
Fri 26/27 Oct Muse – The O2, London
Combining heavily-distorted guitars, lush pianos and lavish orchestral arrangements with lead-singer Matthew Bellamy’s sonorous vocals, Muse have drawn comparisons with the likes of Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Pink Floyd.