Damien Hirst thought he had lost his £20,000 winnings from the Turner Prize when he couldn’t find the cheque on him the following morning – but it turned out he had put the whole lot behind the bar at a London members’ club, he revealed on Sunday.
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Saturday 01 May 2010
Saturday 24 April 2010
Folk legend Joni Mitchell has launched a scathing attack on fellow song-writer Bob Dylan, labelling him a "fake" and a "plagiarist".
Friday 05 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
"Set aside an afternoon, pull down the shutters and immerse yourself in it... It might take a week, a month, or even a year for it to yield up all its treasures; but after only a week in its company, this reviewer's instincts tell him that 'Have One on Me' is a masterpiece." - musicomh.com
Sunday 14 February 2010
A concept waiting to happen: a Gabriel covers album.
Friday 05 February 2010
Dylan Jones: 'Despite all her problems, Judee Sill made music which sounds as vital today as it did in the late Sixties'
Saturday 30 January 2010
Friday 29 January 2010
The village in question is Greenwich Village in New York, which in the 1960s hosted one of the pivotal periods in 20th-century culture when it changed from being the haunt of beatniks and jazzbos to the focus of the burgeoning folk-music boom which spawned the hippie counter-culture.
Saturday 09 January 2010
Travellers have long returned from Amsterdam with wide-eyed accounts of a fabulous, indulgent nightspot called Supperclub, where guests recline on beds like pashas, nibbling on divine sweetmeats while beautiful young people entertain them with exotic performance art and cutting-edge cabaret.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
The chestnuts are roasting just outside the gates of Hyde Park and inside the Royal Albert Hall the family McGarrigle, or Wainwright, depending on which way you want to look at it, that dysfunctional lot, are gathered for a festive sing-along. Kate McGarrigle – mother, writer of haunting, plaintive folk songs – is the linchpin tonight, and that's probably how it should be. It was McGarrigle, after all, who nurtured Rufus and Martha Wainwright after the breakdown of her marriage to the folk luminary Loudon Wainwright III.
Thursday 12 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
This meaty collection of musical essays ranges from Sammy Davis Jr via the Beach Boys to Philip Glass. The opening appraisal of the unfortunate Billy Eckstein, a singer and bandleader adored by Miles Davis, disinters a forgotten genius.
Tuesday 22 September 2009
In the true tradition of folk, singer-songwriter Alela Diane's shows are a family affair. Her father Tom Menig plays guitar and mandolin, while her boyfriend is the bassist.
Friday 04 September 2009
- 1 Heading for America? Prepare for the longest US immigration queues ever
- 2 Notes from a small island: Is Sealand an independent 'micronation' or an illegal fortress?
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 'Swivel-gate': David Cameron goes to war with the press over 'swivel-eyed loons' slur
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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