Seeing with Fresh Eyes: The Pearl that is Penang

An Exploration of new South East Asian Arts Festival in Georgetown, Penang, woven through reflections on a friend, the director, Joe Sideq, with a few other things thrown in. … Read More Seeing with Fresh Eyes: The Pearl that is Penang

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Touched by the Flaming Dove: Bowie’s Asteroid Muses

I turned myself to face me In the darkness, a spotlight focusses on a cadaverous, mascara streaked face; the atmosphere is electric. It’s Hammersmith Odeon, July 1973; a  guitar strums a simple chord with a plangeant brush-like sound. The Spiders have vacated the stage,  but this is even more electrifying than any magisterial Moonage Day… Read More Touched by the Flaming Dove: Bowie’s Asteroid Muses