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You Must Love Working Here

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2013 | (15:53)

As a comedian it's always quite nice to make the bar staff at a comedy club laugh.

It's much trickier than making the audience laugh. Making the audience laugh is fairly straight forward.

The audience at a comedy club have generally paid money to sit in a room, drink some...

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Interview with Joyce McMillan - 'I Think it's a Pretty Ancient Profession - It's Not Quite Prostitution But it has Same Degree of Antiquity'

(0) Comments | Posted 8 November 2012 | (10:28)

At its very simplest the power of a theatre critic can be incredible.

Theatre is the most collaborative of all the arts. Productions will often have at least two or three and often ten or twenty or thirty or forty people working on them for months if not years....

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Interviewing the Critics - Gaby Soutar, Restaurant Reviewer for The Scotsman

(0) Comments | Posted 18 October 2012 | (17:51)

I have always been wary of criticising others in print. A few years back I mentioned in a column for my local paper that I wasn't the biggest fan of the work of 2006 chart topper Sandi Thom. Sandi somehow stumbled on this comment and responded by writing the song...

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In Which I Say out Loud How I Don't Really Like the New Mumford & Sons Album Instead of Keeping it to Myself

(0) Comments | Posted 26 September 2012 | (01:07)

I'm very wary of criticising a band I once liked. Many years ago I said on the radio that Aberfeldy were a bit lacklustre. Their drummer left me some pretty rude Myspace comments. I still occasionally think about them.

But still... the new Mumfords & Sons album is possibly the...

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The Awaygame

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2012 | (21:38)

I'm not sure that God particularly liked the Awaygame Festival on Eigg.

Firstly there was torrential rain that caused a landslide that caused a train to derail on the main line between Glasgow and the ferry to Eigg. Only a week before the festival started the Scotrail man refused...

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